例: How much is the shirt?
A.￡19.15 B.￡9.18 C.￡9.15
1. What's the man s suggestion
A .Going sightseeing B. Setting off early C .Going to the cinema
2. What did the woman do last night?
A.She paid a visit to Tom B. She left for Los angeles C. She called Tom's parents
3. What does the man think of spoken English?
A. Useless B. Interesting C. Difficult
4. How did the man return home?
A. By train. B. By air C. By car
5. Who is coming for tea?
A. Derek B. George C. Alex
6. What's the probable relationship between the speakers?
A Customer and salesperson. B Student and librarian C. Father and daughter
7. What will the woman type?
A. The title B. The author’ s name. C. The subject
8. What can be known about the flat?
A. It has a nice view B. It's on the sixth floor C. It has three bedrooms
9. Where does the flat lie?
A. Far from shops B On Wood Street C. Near a train station
10. What is the man’s number?
A.6364-9966 B.6464-2626 C.6464-2266
11.What would the man like?
A.A table for six B. A private KTV room C. Three bottles red wine.
12. When will the man get there?
A. At 7: 30 Friday night B. At 7: 30 Saturday night C. At 7: 30 Sunday night#p#副標題#e#
13. Where are the speakers probably talking?
A. At a hotel. B. In a street. C In a park
14. What is across from the park?
A. The college. B The bus stop C. The lake
15. Why does the woman take a taxi?
A. The man advised her to. B No buses are available C.She’ s in a hurry
16. Why does the woman go to the college?
A. To have an interview B To give a speech C. To attend a lecture
17. Where was Brandon last seen?
A. On the third floor B In the toys section C. In the frozen foods section
18. What is Brandon wearing?
A. Blue jeans and a red cap B. A red shirt and a black cap C. A red T-shirt and blue jeans
19. What does Brandon look like?
A. He has blue eyes B. He is 5 feet tall C. He has blonde hair
20. What are people required to do if they see Brandon?
A Call his parents B. Take him to the Pizza Hut. C Send him to the security desk
In today's world, finding the time to read even one book, let alone a dozen, can still be quite a Challenge. Blinkist makes it easy to read. If you' re interested in becoming a better you, here are some of our most popular books in our library.
It was one of America' s top-selling books in the 1970s. It aims to help people understand how their early lives affect their adult decisions and lifestyles and how to let go of the childhood influences that you no
longer need or are causing damage to you.
This classic from 1936 presents basic rules for making a good first impression and winning people over. By sticking to these simple rules such as smiling,listening, and exhibiting your appreciation, you' ll
instantly become more popular.
Our fears and understanding of the world determine our reality, but by taking responsibility for our situation we can find happiness.
Overcome your fears and live the life of your dreams by first understanding the nature of what frightens you, then limiting its influence in your life.
It offers valuable lessons on how to view major life changes as positive forces. By adopting a mindset that makes adapting to change less
frightening and more rewarding, you can overcome your fears and
realize your dreams.
It's the most popular book on Blinkist. Its author knows that each of us has doubts and worries that hold us back from being our best selves.
And she's here to tell you that it's time to start doing your best and believing in yourselves!
Blinkist's library keeps expanding. Download our app and enjoy a deeper dive into these extraordinary titles. Happy reading!#p#副標題#e#
21. What's the text mainly intended to tell us about?
A. Benefits of self-improvement books
B Some good self-improvement books
C. Where to obtain self-improvement books
D. How to improve oneself by reading books
22. People hoping to be more welcome are supposed to read the book written by
A. Susan Jeffers
B. Jen Sincero
C. Dale Carnegie
D. Thomas Harris
23. What can we learn from the text?
A. You Are a Badass can help readers become more confident
B. Who Moved My Cheese? asks us to take responsibility for our situation
C. I'm OK, You' re OK is the most popular book in America.
D. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway mainly deals with major life changes
The 2018 World Cup was held in Russia. While most soccer fans were enjoying the action from home,this pair of Colombia national football team supporters were attracting public eyes for how they took part in the game.
A video of Daza celebrating Colombia's victory over Poland with his friend Gallego has been popular online. Gallego lost both his sight and his hearing at nine because of an uncommon disease which often leads to total loss of sight and hearing.
Fortunately, Gallego has a friend called Daza. The two men met a few years ago and instantly bonded over their love of the sport. Both enthusiastic Colombia national football team supporters, they began attending matches together. Daza taught himself sign language and they developed a series of hand gestures so that Daza could communicate with Gallego during games.
Eventually, Daza created a board that imitate the layout of a soccer field. With signals for things like offside"calls, fouls(犯規)and red cards, Daza created a way for Gallego to follow along with the field of play by moving Gallego' s hands across the soccer board.
They gained media attention last year, but a more recent video of the pair supporting their home team in a group stage match against Poland at the World Cup has officially become popular.
In the video, Daza is gui ding Gallego' s hands across the soccer board as the action plays out on the field. As the team scores their first goal, Daza quickly guides Gallego,s hands across the soccer board, stopping when he reaches the opposing team's net. From there, the celebration begins. Though Gallego cant see or hear, a hug from his friend is enough for him to realize his team is on their way to victory.
24. Daza and Gallego gained wide attention because they
A. used a special way in celebration of victory
B.went to Russia to watch the 2018 World Cup
C.experienced the 2018 World Cup in a unique way
D.were in firm support of Colombia national football team
25. What resulted in Gallego's blindness and deafness?
A. A birth fault
B. Poor living conditions
C. A serious accident
D. A rare disease
26. What can be known about Daza and Gallego from paragraph 3?
A. They studied sign language together
B./Their friendship started with football
C. They knew each other when they were children
D. Their common interest is developing hand gestures
27. How can Gallego know his team is winning?
A. From Daza s hug
B. From Daza's facial expressions
C.From Daza's quick hand movements
D. From the opposing team's broken net#p#副標題#e#
In an attempt to raise awareness about the ability to turn wastewater into safe drinking water, a brewery in Stockholm, Sweden has started a new beer brand made with recycled sewage water(污水).
Called PU: REST, the new beer developed by Stockholm's New Carnegie Brewery together with the Swedish Environmental Research Institute( IVL) and Carlsberg is supposed to convince people that "second hand water" can be as clean as normal tap water. IVL says that the challenge to get people to drink recycled water is not a technological one, but a psychological one, so what better way to convince consumers of the purity of treated wastewater than using it to create a beer?
PU: REST was just born in Sweden on May 25th this year, and it's already being called"crap beer"on social media, but its creators remain hopeful that it will help change the general opinion
about recycled wastewater.
The difficulties in getting this relatively cost- and energy-efficient method to be used for the production of drinking water is not technical but primarily emotional, "said Staffan PsSon, project
manager at IVL."The recycled water is as pure and safe as normal tap water, but most people are still skeptical about actual drinking purified wastewater".
Chris Thurgeson, brewmaster at New Carnegie Brewery, described PU: REST as a"crystal clear pilsner",adding that his company took this challenge because it believes"thal both producers
and consumers must dare to think differently if we are to successfully take care of Earth's resources".
PU: REST reportedly has "a very clean and crisp taste", but judging by the comments left on the New Carnegie Brewery Facebook page, consumers arent that excited about it.
You can now try PU: REST at New Carnegie Brewery's restaurant in Stockholm, or wait until it goes on sale across Sweden next month.
28 What's the purpose of developing PU: REST?
A. To make the best of wastewater
B. To reduce the waste of drinking water
C. To prove recycled wastewater is drinkable
D. To appeal to the public to recycle wastewater.
29. Why is it hard for people to drink recycled water?
A. Recycling water is no easy job
B. They doubt its purity and safety
C. Recycling water costs much money
D. They wouldn't like to change their living habits
30. What can consumers' attitude toward PU: REST be best described as?
31. According to the text, PU: REST is__________.
A. not a new product at all
B. made in a Swedish Institute
C. intended for special consumers
D. unavailable on the market yet
Contrary to popular belief, when a person makes a mistake while learning, it improves their memory for the right information, but only if the error is close to the correct answer, according to
recent findings by Baycrest researchers.
Our research found evidence that mistakes that are a' near miss' can help a person learn the in formation better than if no errors were made at all, says Dr. Nicole Anderson, senior scientist at
Bavcrest's Rotman Research Institute. " These types of errors can serve as stepping stones to remembering the right answer. But if the error made is a wild guess, then a person doesn’t learn
the correct information as easily.
In their study, researchers asked 32 young adults with no Spanish background to guess the English definition of certain Spanish words,, The Spanish words selected either resembled an
English word with a similar meaning or the word looked like an English word. but meant something different.
Participants were shown the Spanish words and asked to guess their meanings. Then, they were briefly shown the correct translation, before being shown another Spanish word. After
repeating this process with 16 Spanish words, participants had a short break before their memory for the translations was tested. Researchers found that people were better able to think of the
correct translations for Spanish words that were similar to the English words.They had greater difficulty recalling the meaning for words that looked misleading.
''Based on these findings, someone studying for an exam should only take practice quizzes after reviewing the material, "says Dr. Anderson. "If a person takes a practice test and is
unfamiliar with the content, they risk making guesses that are nowhere near the right answer.
This could make it harder for them to learn the correct information later".#p#副標題#e#
32. What do people usually think of mistakes in learning?
33. Which of the following best explains"recalling" underlined in paragraph 4?
34. Which of the following reflects Dr. Andersons opinion?
A. Errors of any kind are likely to help with learning
B. Taking practice tests before exams isn't always a good thing
C. Practice tests should be taken before lessons have been reviewed
D. It's important to make as few mistake as possible during learning.
35.What can be a suitable title for the text?
A. Making Mistakes Is Also an Art.
B. A Unexpected Way to Improve Memory
C. Trying to Remember the Correct Information Is Important
D. Making Mistakes While Studying May Help. You Learn Better
We all like to receive praise, especially when we have accomplished a task or completed something that was new for us; children feel the same way about receiving praise. 36 . It's important for parents to praise children, so that they are able to repeat the task or activity.
37 . They try to find the pattern in order to receive the praise again. This is why praising is very important to a developing child. Our role as the parent is to make sure we are praising in a way that allows the child to repeat the task or activity that received the praise in the first place. 38 .
Unlabeled praise is when we say"good job”. As the brain is making a pattern, the praise of good job is not "attached" to anything, so the brain is unable to repeat the pattern." 39 , this means that the person approves of what was accomplished. For children, we want them to be sell-approving instead of others-approving. We want our children to be satisfied with what they are accomplishing and not seeking the approval of others. This is where labeled praise becomes invaluable.
For the brain to make a patterned memory the parent should always label and identify what the child has accomplished. 40 ,the brain is making a memory in order to repeat the same behavior that received the praise. Using labeled praise such as, "You put the dishes away without being asked. Wow, you are amazing", gives the brain a memory or pattern of behavior that will receive praise again.
A. When this kind of statement is made
B. Our brains are a pattern-seeking muscle
C. When someone makes the statement "good job"
D. Praise helps build self-confidence in children of all ages from
E. Children particularly like to receive praise from their parents
F. We can accomplish this by using labeled praise instead of unlabeled praise
G. Praise should be focused not just on the outcome but on effort and hard work#p#副標題#e#
My father lived a long life and was deeply loved by his wife, three children, eleven grandchildren and a large number of friends. He was smart and quick-headed. When I asked if he’d like to join me on Virgin Airlines, I remember him 41 replying: "Why not? It's as close to heaven as I'll ever get"
While he could always make us 42 ,he was also quiet, considerate and full of wonderful 43 for us so that we could do better.
When I was a child. I 44 myself to the change in Dad's loose drawer--I didn't see it as stealing, but rather as just borrowing without a 45 to give back-and bought chocolate from our local corner shop.
One day, while 46 the shop with my father, the shopkeeper questioned my 47 spending habits: "'Now I don ' t want to get him into any 48 ,Mr Branson, but I don' t know where young Richard is getting all his 49 from. He's becoming my best customer—I 50 he isn't stealing it.”
Dad 51 by looking her straight in the eyes and saying loudly, “ Madam, how dare you 52 my son of stealing?”
After we left the shop, my father never spoke a word about the 53 .However, his deliberate 54 for the rest of the day expressed everything. The way he 55 the situation taught me a hugely effective lesson. I learned that the power of the 56 words can be frighteningly influential.
By 57 my honesty he made me feel more 58 than if he had scolded me. I also learned the power of 59 and second chances. And these lessons have 60 me well in both life and work.
41. A. nervously B. deliberately C. sensitively D.humorously
42. A. calm B. laugh C. benefit D. reflect
43.A. advice B. patience C. expectation D. appreciation
44.A.led B. sent C. helped D. attracted
45.A.dream B. receipt C.way D.plan
46.A.visiting B. discussing C.exploring D.processing
47.A. reasonable B. flexible C.usual D.careless
48. A.debt B.trouble C.honor D. change
49 .A.confidence B. pleasure C. pride D. money
50.A.know B. hope C admit D.remember
51.A.responded B. exploded C. attacked D. betrayed
52. A. convince B. inform C.accuse D. warn
53.A. question B. incident C.trip D.shopkeeper
54. A absence B.sadness C.anger D. silence
55.A. put up with B.kept away from C. dealt with D. lived through
56.A. unspoken B.proper C.meanly D.enjoyable
57.A.discovering B. losing C. defending D. exhibiting
58.A. guilt B.powerful C.annoy D. embarrassed
59. A communication B.friendship C. blame D. forgiveness
60.A. grasped B. served C.expressed D. surprised
While you may enjoy perfect health on a varied, well-planned vegetarian diet, limiting food choices to vegetables only can have serious health consequences. With norther food 61 (group), it is not only likely that you wont get the energy you need 62 (conduct )everyday activities, but you might also lack lots of nutrients.
Most men burn between 2, 400 and 2, 800 calories per day, while most women burn 1, 800 to 2, 200 calories.
63 is extremely difficult to meet these numbers with vegetables alone. 64 too few calories, you'll feel dizzy more easily and have a harder time 65 (focus).
Although vegetables are rich in fiber and carbohydrates(碳水化合物), they lack 66 (variety) vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B-12, vitamin D and iron. A diet that lacks vitamin B-12 or iron can cause anemia, a condition in 67 your blood doesn't supply your body with enough oxygen.
Severely restricting food 68 (be )a sign of an eating disorder, particularly if, you're trying to lose weight. Healthy weight 69 (lose) doesn't mean severe calorie reduction. However, 70 you’re anxious about your weight or your diet, speak with an expert to help ensure physical and mental health.
I was walking my dog around my local streets last Sunday when I meet a new couple. They liked my dog but gave it a sandwich. I thanked them and had a chat to them. They said they had just been moved into the community. Unfortunate, they had a troublesome neighbour that was rather noisy at night, making it hard for them to fall asleep. "Oh, it,s great pity. I think I' m quite lucky to have kind neighbours, "I said.
Say out goodbyes, we separated. As I and my dog was near my home, I was embarrassed to see that my new friends were walking towards the house next to me. I was thee noisy neighbour!