W: My birthday this year is on a Monday. Could I have the party on a Saturday instead?
W: I love peanuts, either roasted or salted, but boiled peanuts are my favorite
M: Boiled?I never heard of that
W: Just boil raw peanuts in salt water until the shells are a bit soft
M: I' ll have to try them sometime
M: Helen, will you please pick up Johnny from the kindergarten? I am stuck in a traffic jam
W: Thats terrible, honey, But an injured miner has just arrived and it seems that I will have to operate on him at once
W: Sorry, Mr. Thompson. I didnt expect you to arrive so soon. Just a minute. Your room will be ready soon.
M: Thats OK. Just find a desk for me. You see, I have to sit down and finish my papers by noon
M Have you found the camera you were looking for that day?
W: Ive got a good one for ninety dollars at a supermarket. But the next day they were on sale for sixty-five dollars. I
ould have saved twenty-five dollars if I had
M What can I do for you? Last?
W: No. I'm collecting money for International Aid.
M: Hmm. what's International Aid?
W: It's an organization to help
ldren in Africa. It provides food and drinks for the poor children in Africa. It
also organizes activities to collect
W: Sure. Could you spare some money?
M: OK, I'll see what I've got. A ten-pound note and all the small change
W: Thank you very much
M May I join you in doing it
W: Excuse me. Is thi
M: Oh, let me help you with the suitcase
But if the business case for virtual vacations is still weak, the market for technologies that bridge physical
distances between families and coworkers seems likely to only expand. Over the past two decades, cheap video
onferencing apps have changed how families and companies around the world communicate. Inexpensive robots
that let them interact(Eil) physically are a natural next step. Anas robots may not replace its airplanes any
time soon, but they'Il almost certainly be a part of travels high-tech future
32. What's the author's purpose in describing the couple and the robot?
A. To give an example
B. To explain a concept
C. To introduce the topic
D. To make a comparison
33. Which of the fallowing contributes to the rise of the virtual-Lravel society?
A. The ageing of rich societies
B. The decrease of physical travel
C. Traveling forms other than airlines.
D. The strong ability of destinations to receive visitors
34. Which is closest in meaning to the underlined word"elusive"in paragraph 4?
B. hard to forecast
C, easy to achieve
D. very concrete
35. How does the author feel about the future of "virtual travel"?
The following are four quick and easy ways to recycle everyday objects by turning them into something else
1. Turning old milk cartons (Af) into bird feeders. These everyday objects can be recycled to benefit
the birds in your neighborhood. The birds don't care if the birdfeeder is a fancy store-bought one or not, and your
kids will have fun cutting and hanging the milk carton and filling it with seeds every day. 36 This
great craft for your children to bring to school
2. Old CDs to keep birds away! 37 Reuse old CDs which are scratched, which you no longer listen to
or which AOL sent you one too many of, and hang them from branches using fishing line. The light reflecting off
the CDs bothers the hirds enough to keep them away from the fruit
3. Reuse old paper. Recycling and reusing old paper can be as simple as using the other side of paper for
ds' art proJects.38 Place torr- up paper in a blender(搅拌机) with water and blend to make a pulp(纸
GR). Put this mixture in a large tub or basin with some liquid starch. Use a tightly stretched window sereen as a
frame, and dip this frame into the pulpy mixture. Drain the water and make sure the mixture is even, then turn it
upside down onto a piece of fabric. Wait for your new paper to dry
4. 39 If they are still quite wearable, give them to a shelter or a charity which will gladly accept them
If they arent in good condition, try using them for childrens dress-up--if you don t have children, contact your
local preschool Or dress up a scarecrow and put it out in your garden
Of course, saving the environment is up to all of us-no one can do it alone. 40 Finding allernative uses
for items that would otherwise come to an end in a landfill helps reduce waste, and can inspire others. It can even
be fun as you explore your creative side
A. Forget buying new clothes
B Don' t throw away your old clothes.
C. Art projects usually
D. However, if each of us does our part, we will be on our way.
F. However, reusing old paper to make new paper can be an art project in itself
F. The whole family will enjoy getting to know the birds that come for breakfast
G. If you don't want birds to eat all the fruit off of your fruit trees, here:'s a great idea