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1. Macao Tower AJ Hackett Bungee Jump
The Macao Tower, 338 meters tall, is the world's 10th highest tower, with a variety of activities, such as gambling, eating and entertainment. One of the famous activities is the bungee jump. The AJ Hackett Macao Tower Bungee Jump is 233 meters high, making it a Guinness World Record as the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Raise your arms and off you go! If you are not daring enough to jump that height, you can try the skywalk on the 57th floor -it's still remarkable. Grab this chance and tick off this item on your bucket list.
2. Grab a traditional Portuguese dinner
Macao was colonized by Portugal before 1999. As a result, Portuguese culture is deeply into many corners of Macao. Many Portuguese settled and opened Portuguese restaurants in the special administrative region, but the flavor is more adaptable to Chinese people.
3. Visit a museum
Macao, as a tiny little city with only an area of 30.5 square kilometers, has 23 eye-catching museums. Due to its unique history, both Eastern and Western historical sites can be found. Many of them are preserved for cultural heritage, tourist spots or museums, such as the Grand Prix Museum, Maritime Museum and Wine Museum.
4. Selfie(自拍) at the Ruins of St. Paul
The Ruins of St. Paul is the signature landmark of Macao. The ruins consist of the St. Paul's College and the Church of St. Paul, built in 1583. However, after three fires in 1595, 1601 and 1835, the church was seriously damaged. Surprisingly, after the rebuilding and fires, the huge front part and the front stairway remain unburned.
1. Which of the following is NOT true about Macao Tower according to the passage？
A. There are many activities in Macao Tower.
B. The bungee jump there holds a record in the world.
C. It is a thrilling place to go.
D. The skywalk is 233 meters high.
2. What happened to the Ruins of St. Paul?
A. Cultural heritage are preserved here. B. It has experienced several fires.
C. It is totally ruined by the fires. D. It is still well reserved.
3. Which of the following is the best title of the passage?
A. The historical sites in Macao. B. How to make a tour in Macao.
C. Things that you can’t miss in Macao. D. Seeing is believing.
Years ago, I was so confident, and so naive(幼稚的). I was so sure that I was right and everyone else was wrong.
Unfortunately I was lucky and got successful, so that kept me blind to my weak points. I sold my company, felt ready to do something new, and started to learn. But the more I learned, the more I realized how little I knew and how lucky I had been.
I’d start to make things, but then saw how stupid I was, so I stpped. I lost all confidence. I spent a few years completely stuck.
Finally, some new ideas helped:
Learning without doing is wasted. If I don’t use what I learn, then it is pointless! How terrible to waste hundreds of hours spent learning, and not turn them into action. Like throwing good food in the trash: it’s wrong.
This isn’t about me. How I feel in this moment doesn’t matter－it will pass. Nobody is judging me, because nobody is thinking of me. They are just looking for things to improve their own life. The public me is not the real me anyway, so if they judge my public personality, that’s fine.
The work is the point, and my work is special. If I can do something that people find useful, then I should. It doesn’t matter if it’s a masterpiece or not, as long as I enjoy it.
So I’m glad my old confidence is gone. Now I aim(以……为目标)to make my work my little contribution to the world－just special and useful.
4. I lost all my confidence when______
A.I got successful in my career. B. I Learned more than before.
C.I sold my company. D.I realized I knew little.
5. According to the passage, the author prefer______
A. learning by using. B. learning is wasting time.
C. learning by spending hours. D. learning is pointless.
6. Why the author think his work is special?
A. Because he is a unique person in his company.
B. Because he can gain confidence by helping others.
C. Because his aim is to be special in the world.
D. Because his old confidence is gone.
Xiao Yu is already quite the traveler, having been to Russia a couple of times. She is just 4 years old. However, Yu is no normal tourist, her visits to the Black Sea coastal resort of Sochi being about much more than rest and recreation, for Yu is autistic(自闭的). And in Sochi she has had encounters(遇见)with a very special kind of specialist(专科医生). That specialist -more exactly two of them -is a dolphin, contact with which is said to be beneficial to children like Yu.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social communication. In some severe cases autistic children may have trouble learning to speak or make eye contact. However, many children with autism are able to live normal lives. With the help of professional doctors, the children played games with the dolphins and receive treatment.
Dolphin-assisted treatment is not without controversy, there being no scientific evidence of its benefits, even if it is argued that the communicative experience for the children can be of no harm, and animal welfare activists object to the way animals are forced into their role as therapists(治疗师). However, even if Yu's mother is aware of such objections, she talks enthusiastically of the progress she thinks Yu has made since first traveling to Sochi.
That program, in which Chinese children with autism visit Sochi to receive dolphin-assisted treatment, is supported by the government of Sochi and the China Foundation for Disabled Persons. It was first held last October and again in mid-June to July. More than 10 children from China have now visited Sochi to receive dolphin-assisted treatment and have had very positive results, says Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Sochi.
"We hope the Sochi government and China Foundation for Disabled Persons can establish a more stable long-term partnership, and we will continue to provide the necessary assistance and support," Pakhomov said.
7. What did Xiao Yu suffer from according to paragraph 1?
A. She had trouble when traveling to Russia.
B. She had to have a rest and recreation.
C. She had to encounter with a specialist.
D. She has a serious disease.
8. Which of the following words shares the same meaning with the underlined word in paragraph 3?
A. argument B. agreement C. encouragement D. discussion
9. What can we infer from the passage?
A. Children with autism are sure to live normal lives with the help of dolphins and treatment.
B. The communicative experience for the children can be of no harm.
C. Animal welfare activists approved of the way animals are forced into their role as therapists.
D. The program is supported by both China and Russia.
10. What’s Xiao Yu’s mother’s attitude towards the program?
A. supportive B. disagree C. negative D. uncaring
Talking to children about disasters
Natural disasters are terrible events. They are difficult for adults and children. But adults should not be afraid to talk to children about natural disasters. 11 But talking can help children feel safer and less afraid of the future. Here are five things adults can do when children show fear of natural disasters.
First, adults should be willing to talk with children. When children are allowed to talk about their fears, they feel safer. Sometimes, the best thing an adult can do is just listen. 12
Second, 13 When answering their questions, it is best to give short, honest answers. If you do not know the answer, you can be honest and say that you do not know.
Third, it is important to wait until a child is ready to talk about a natural disaster. Adults should not force children to talk.
Fourth, help children feel safe. 14 One way is very simple: adults can tell frightened children that they love them. It is also important for children to do the same things they do every day. Simple things like going to school and eating dinner can help children feel normal.
Fifth, use activities to help children communicate their fears. Heshani was 13 when the Indian Ocean tsunami(海啸) ruined her house in SriLanka. One year later, she was still living under the shadow(阴影) of the natural disaster. She did not like to visit her ruined house. And she did not want to talk about the problems her family had. However, she loved to write. 15 Writing poems was a way for her to share her fears since she did not like to talk about them.
A. let children ask questions.
B. There are many ways to do this.
C. Talking cannot stop natural disasters from happening.
D. learning is of great importance to adults.
E. We should feel safe first.
F. Whatever the fear is, it is important to listen and be patient with the child.
G. And she often shared her feelings about the tsunami in her poems.
When I first saw the Boston Marathon in 1964, I just fell in love with it. I 16 to be part of it, but I didn’t know if I could do it. It was totally outside of the social norm(正常行为)for a woman to be running in those days.
In February, 1966, I sent my 17 to the Boston Marathon and they wrote back, saying, “Women are not physiologically(生理上)able to run a marathon.” When I read the 18 , I thought if I could prove that this was a 19 view about women, it was going to 20 the discussion of what else we thought women could not do. So I took the bus to Boston and got there the day before the 21 .
When I got to the starting line, I knew the most important thing was that I should not be 22 .To avoid being arrested or pulled off the course, I had a blue hooded(带风帽的) sweatshirt pulled up over my 23 with my hair tied back. Then, there was the bang, but I waited until about half the pack left－then I 24 in.
Even though I was disguised(伪装), the other runners 25 very quickly that I was a woman. Fortunately, they were very 26 . I told them that I was 27 I would be thrown out if officials saw that I was a woman. But they said, “We won’t let that 28 . It's a free road. ” That’s when I 29 the hooded sweatshirt and everyone could see I was a woman. Then people went 30 .They started shouting and clapping, “Way to go, girlie!”
Finally I ran into Boston and 31 the race in 3 hours and 21 minutes.
I went back to Boston and ran 32 in 1967 and 1968. I hope to be a(n) 33 of someone who follows what they 34 and what they’re good at. I think everyone came to this world to 35 something.
16. A. failed B. wanted C. refused D. managed
17. A. application B. report C. poems D. father
18. A. notice B. order C. suggestion D. letter
19. A. mistaken B. strong C. popular D. basic
20. A. avoid B. refer to C. open up D. face
21. A. trip B. meeting C. holiday D. race
22. A. stopped B. fined C. replaced D. passed
23. A. shoulder B. back C. head D. neck
24. A. drove B. came C. jumped D. walked
25. A. admitted B. figured out C. suggested D. pointed to
26. A. supportive B. confused C. cheerful D. surprised
27. A. unhappy B. sorry C. ashamed D. afraid
28. A. continue B. happen C. exist D. remain
29. A. took off B. took away C. hung up D. handed out
30. A. angry B. crazy C. brave D. disappointed
31. A. joined B. lost C. finished D. won
32. A. later B. too C. again D. once
33. A. partner B. expert C. supporter D. example
34. A. need B. love C. have D. study
35. A. improve B. gain C. create D. give
Grand Canyon National Park recently turned 100 years old. The 36 (nature) wonder in northern Arizona became one of America’s early national parks in 1919. A century later, about 6 million people a year visit the park, 37 is about the size of the state of Delaware.
Native tribes(部落) had many names for the huge canyon. But in 1869, 38 (explore) John Wesley Powell gave it a name that stuck: the Grand Canyon. The canyon isn’t the world’s longest or deepest. But it surely is grand. It offers beautiful views.
The canyon itself is far 39 (old) than the park. No one knows exactly 40 old the canyon is. The rocks 41 the bottom are about 1.8 billion years old.
Humans first came to the area about 12,000 years ago. They left behind a large number of stone tools. For the past century, tools 42 (make) from small sticks 43 (find) in some of the canyon’s caves.
Plenty of animals live in the park. Desert bighorn sheep are 44 largest animals in the Grand Canyon. 45 (measure) 300 pounds, they climb over the rocks. The park is home to almost 375 kinds of birds and a few living things that can be found nowhere else.
I was a single mother of four children, working at a low-paid job. Money was always valuable, but we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes on our backs. I always tell myself to be brave and strong, just for my four children. I hope all my efforts would be worthwhile, as long as my children can grow up healthily. It was Christmastime. We drove downtown to see the Christmas lights, and enjoyed a special dinner, but the big excitement for the kids was the fun of Christmas shopping at the mall. This was a tradition of my family, so they all looked forward to the coming of the season. They talked and planned for weeks ahead of time, asking each other what they wanted for Christmas.
The big day arrived and we started out early. I gave each other of the four kids a twenty-dollar bill and asked them to search for gifts. Then everyone scattered(分散开) with the bill. I sat at a table in a cafe waiting for my children and enjoying an instant of silence. It must be a happy day.
Back in the car driving home, everyone was excited about Christmas, laughing and asking each other about what they had bought. I noted Ginger, my younger daughter had only one small and flat bag with her. I could see enough through the plastic bag to tell that she had bought candy bars－fifty-cent candy bars! What did she do with that twenty-dollar bill I had given her? I was so angry. After getting home, I called her into my bedroom and closed the door. I couldn’t hold back my anger and shouted at her, “What about the rest of the money? No one would be convinced all these candies are worth 20 dollars. What do you want to do with the rest of the money?”
She was shocked at my reaction and burst into tears.____________________________________
My anger disappeared.____________________________________________________________