第二部分 阅读理解 (共两节，满分40分)
Every Wednesday，I go to Cantata Adult Life Services, a local retirement community in Brookfield, Illinois，US, with my classmates to do community service.
Our visits last about an hour, and we bring 25—30 students every time. We play board games and cards with the elderly while we’re there.
You can watch all the movies and TV shows you want about “life back then”, but nothing compares to talking to the people who were actually there. Just hearing their stories has touched me in a way I never thought possible.
Whether it was talking to 98-year-old “Hurricane Hilda” about her glory days as a roller skater or chatting with Lou about the times she danced with a famous actor, I was completely mesmerized by every single memory the elderly wanted to share with me. Even those who don’t have amazing memories make the experience fulfilling. I remember visiting Mrs Robinson. She couldn’t recall much about her past，but she told me she’d never forget how kind I was just to listen to her．It made me realize that it’s the little things that make life worth living.
If there’s one thing I’ve realized in my three years of visiting Cantata, it’s that presence——just being there—means more than anything to many of them. And despite how busy our lives are, there’s always time to make someone’s day.
21. Why does the author go to Cantata Adult Life Services regularly
A. To play board games.
B. To visit the elderly.
C. To watch movies.
D. To share stories.
22. The underlined word “mesmerized” in Paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to“_______”.
A. confused B. annoyed C. encouraged D. attracted
23. What may be the most important to the elderly according to the author
A. Staying with them.
B. The special old days.
C. Showing patience.
D. Amazing experiences.
It is good to get in touch with your inner child from time to time，and obviously some people are willing to pay big money for the chance to do so in a proper environment. A Brooklyn-based adult preschool is charging customers between $333 and $999 for the chance to act like a kid again.
At Preschool Mastermind in New York adults get to participate in show—and—tell, arts—and—crafts such as finger paint，games like musical chairs and even take naps. The month-long course also has class picture day where the adults are expected to have a field trip and a parent day.
30-year-old Michelle Joni Lapidos，the brain behind the adult preschool，studied childhood education and has always wanted to be a preschool teacher. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to get people in touch with the freedom of childhood. A friend encouraged her to start the mastermind course instead.
According to Candice, her blogger friend, Preschool Mastermind gives adults a chance to relearn and master the things that they failed to understand as children. “I realized all the significances of what we learn in preschool,” said founder Michelle Joni, “People come here and get in touch with their inner child. It’s magical. We are bringing ourselves back to another place, another time with ourselves when we are more believing in ourselves, more confident and ready to take on the world.”
“One person’s here because they want to learn not to be so serious.” Michelle said. “Another’s here to learn to be more confident.” She explained that most of the classes were planned．However，Joni added that while the planned activities were fun，it was often the spontaneous moments that attracted students. “It’s the things you don’t plan for, the sharing between friends and learning from each other.’’
24. What is the purpose of Preschool Mastermind
A. To give adults a chance to return to childhood.
B. To help parents understand their children better.
C. To provide practical training courses for teachers.
D. To introduce some ways of playing with children.
25. What is mainly discussed about Preschool Mastermind in Paragraph 2
A. Its customers. B. Its activities. C. Its environment. D. Its schedule.
26. According to Candice，people come to this program to________.
A. enjoy freedom of thinking
B. realize their childhood dreams
C. discover their inner abilities
D. figure out childhood puzzles
27. What do we know about Michelle Joni
A. She used to be a preschool teacher.
B. She likes to make plans in advance.
C. She founded Preschool Mastermind.
D. She gained confidence by sharing.
Martha Graham, born in 1894, was one of the most famous dancers and creators of dance, whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She created almost two hundred dance pieces. She is often called the Mother of Modern Dance.
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