A walk through the Nairobi’s Mathare slums(贫民窟) is not a task for the faint-hearted, because of the crimes and poor sanitation(卫生条件) that leads to water-borne(水传播的) diseases.
Many Chinese volunteer teachers in Mathare’s Chang Rong Light Centre, abandoned their comfortable life to go to the densely(密集地) populated slum village and help its youngsters. They treasure the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills to enable disadvantaged children realize their dreams.
Before young Chinese volunteers came on board, Chang Rong Light Centre had mud walled classrooms and leaking roofs that exposed pupils to harsh(严酷的) conditions. The Chinese volunteers raised money to upgrade the school and have volunteered time to help the Mathare youngsters.
Liu Yimenghan, a 19-year-old Chinese volunteer teacher noted there is a growing army of Chinese youth committed to lending assistance to under-privileged members of society. He plans to teach at Chang Rong Light Centre until December and intends to raise money in his college and possibly connect fellow students to help.
Kenyan youth are ready for volunteerism to help the society deal with deep seated challenges like poverty, disease, illiteracy(文盲) and environmental degradation. The young Chinese volunteers have left an impressive mark in the lives of Kenyan slum children and their teachers.
Angeline Atieno, the deputy principal at Chang Rong Light Centre, hailed the sacrifice made by Chinese volunteers to change the formal education in Mathare slums. “It has been a rewarding experience working with Chinese volunteers to improve education standards in Mathare slums. Our pupils have treasured every moment with the Chinese volunteers,” Atieno said.
She added that her interaction with Chinese volunteers has improved her understanding of a rich culture. Academic performance of pupils at Chang Rong Light Centre has improved thanks to the help from Chinese volunteers.
21. Which of the following statements is NOT true about the volunteers?
A. Some of them had better life in China than in Nairobi.
B. They evaluate the chance to volunteer to help the children there.
C. They built the classrooms with mud walls for the school.
D. There will be more youth volunteers from China to work there.
22. What does the underlined word “hailed” mean in Paragraph6?
A. thought highly ofB. looked down upon
C. referred to asD. looked out of
23. The author writes the passage to describe_______.
A. the terrible sanitation of Nairobi’s slums
B. the poor living conditions of children in Nairobi’s slums
C. the devotion of the Chinese volunteers to Nairobi
D. the terrible teaching conditions of Chang Rong Light Centre
Have you seen Jurassic Park? In this film, scientists use DNA kept for tens of millions of years to clone dinosaurs. They find trouble, however, when they realize that the cloned creatures are smarter and more dangerous than expected. That’s nothing more than a fiction.
But could we really clone endangered animals?
To date, the most successful attempt to do so was the cloning of a gaur, a rare ox-like animal from southeast Asia. Scientists used a cow to bring the cloned baby gaur, named Noah. Two days after birth, however, Noah died from a common bacterial infection. Other endangered species that may be cloned include the African bongo antelope(羚羊), the Sumatran tiger, the cheetah(猎豹), and the giant panda.
Next, could we really clone extinct animals?
In theory? Yes. To do this, you need a well-kept source of DNA from the extinct animals such as wool mammoth(毛象), Tasmanian tiger, or even dinosaur, and a closely related species, still living, which could serve as a surrogate mother.
In reality? Probably not. On the one hand, it’s not likely that extinct animals’ DNA could survive undamaged for such a long time. Cloning such extinct animals as wool mammoth, Tasmanian tiger, or dinosaur is much more difficult due to the lack of properly well-preserved DNA. On the other hand, for example, a gaur can have a cow as a surrogate mother, definitely not a monkey. But what about an extinct animal as unique as the panda? What species could possibly serve as a surrogate mother?
Cloning presents many exciting possibilities. However, even if extinct animals were brought back, they could not survive in today’s world. Not only do most extinct animals have no habitat to live in, but the other plants and animals they depended on for food may also be gone as well.
24. It can be learned from the text that_______.
A. the gaur is an extinct species
B. the gaur lives in Asia and is endangered
C. scientists have cloned the African bongo antelope
D. both the cheetah and the giant panda live in Asia
25. The underlined words “a surrogate mother” probably refer to a female who_______.
A. gives birth to a baby of its own
B. cannot give birth to a baby
C. gives birth to a baby for another female
D. provides DNA
26. In the author’s opinion, it is possible that_______.
A. all the extinct species may be cloned
B. extinct species may be cloned and easily survive
C. a gaur can have a monkey as a surrogate mother
D. some extinct species may be cloned, but not survive
A recent report found 46% of parents agreed that their children knew more about the Internet than they did. And now new research shows parents are turning to their children for lessons in technology.
The new study of around 1, 000 parents showed that 67% of parents have asked their teenager children for technology-related advice. 44% have asked their teenager for help using the Internet, and 41% have received teens’ advice about how to use the TV or home entertainment system.
Ahad Surooprajally, a father of five children, says his children help him with technology in the home. “They’ve grown up surrounded by technology,” he explains. “We have four computers and four iPads in our house. If I want to know something technical they’re the ones I go to.”
He says his nine-year-old son Habeeb is the only person in the house who really understands the TV. So he tells Habeeb which film he wants to watch and Habeeb connects his mobile phone to the TV. “You teach your kids everyday life lessons, but the tables are turned when it comes to technology,” says Ahad.
As well as learning how to use technology properly, there is another advantage of parents asking their children to help them understand the digital world. They may be able to get a better understanding of what their kids are doing online.
Will Gardner of the charity Childnet International says, “We have to continuously encourage parents to find out more about what their children are doing online. If the kids are using a social networking site, get them to show you around it if you are not using it already.”
27. What do we know about the new study?
A. Over two-thirds of parents turned to their teenagers on tech matters.
B. Most teenagers know more about the Internet than their parents.
C. About half of the parents have no idea how to use a computer.
D. Few parents trust their children to give them advice.
28. What does the underlined part “the tables are turned” probably mean?
A. The duty is carried out.
B. The pleasure will increase.
C. The situation is changed.
D. The difficulty becomes less.
29. Will Gardner seems to suggest that parents should_______.
A. try to learn how to make friends online
B. keep an eye on children’s online safety
C. encourage children to use social networking sites
D. ask children to teach them how to use computers
30. Which of the following can be the best title for the text?
A. Internet: Open to our kids too early
B. Technology: Challenge for everyone
C. Parents: Confused by new technology
D. Children: Parents’ technology advisors
Advantages of Playing Badminton
Playing badminton can be a fantastic sport. 31 What’s more, playing badminton has many benefits for your entire body.
Build a strong body
You get to run up and down the court. You jump up high and bend down low when playing. Your movement has to be flexible, with good hand-eye coordination(协调). The movements give your legs good exercise. At the same time, swinging the racket exercises your arms, shoulders, stomach and back. Before you know it, your entire body will benefit from better coordination. 32
Have a good heart
Playing badminton can actually lower your blood pressure, and reduce your chances of heart disease. 33 Your body will be better defended against enlarged arteries(动脉) that can cause deadly heart attacks. Whether you are suffering from high blood pressure or simply trying it, playing badminton is a great sport.
Enjoy a colorful social life
Gyms often host leagues, tournaments, and parties. 34 So don’t just watch a television program about losing fat. Get out there and socialize in an organized badminton league.
Make a slim figure
35 Hundreds of unwanted fat can be burned off with all of the physical movements involved with the sport. Whether you are on the sand at the local beach, or inside a gym, playing badminton can be an enjoyable weight-loss exercise.
A. You can even grow stronger and more attractive.
B. Playing the game, you can make your heart stronger.
C. You can find a badminton court in public parks or some gyms.
D. To people of different ages it is also an easy light exercise.
E. It is important to drink plenty of water when playing the sport.
F. They provide chances to meet friends, or other people with similar interests.
G. Of course, one of the most welcome benefits is always quick weight loss.
All of us live in an increasingly connected world. I believe East and West will coexist 36 when each admits it needs to 37 the other. No one side is better. We’re all each other’s 38 and each other’s students. Music is just one example of this.
Sales of pianos are falling in the United States for the time being, but they are 39 quickly in China. The human need for music is about a(n) 40 for immortality(不朽). 41 there is one person left on the earth, there will be 42 .
Over the years I have 43 that being number one is not the only 44 a person should have. There is no 45 that I am extremely proud of all I have 46 through my hard work. The only thing that always 47 me to overcome the difficulties was my 48 for music and my love for playing the piano. 49 music is like breathing for me. I cannot 50 the meaning of my life without music.
As I look ahead I know that my goals 51 helping young people discover the power of music—the joy of making or listening to it. I have 52 a foundation(基金会). My foundation will 53 education for musical training people and provide scholarships for 54 people from all over the world.
As my own fingers 55 over the keyboard, I hope that the music I play opens up doors and minds. This is as important to me as being number one.
36.A. fast B. wellC. badlyD. briefly
37. A. rely onB. respect forC. learn fromD. help to
38. A. friendsB. brothersC. teachersD. relatives
39. A. risingB. reducingC. openingD. keeping
40. A. tryB. orderC. habitD. desire
41. A. As long asB. As soon asC. As forD. As though
42. A. loveB. hopeC. musicD. dream
43. A. doubtedB. learnedC. imaginedD. informed
44. A. testB. hobby C. decisionD. goal
45. A. denyingB. tellingC. sayingD. talking
46. A. savedB. achievedC. devotedD. expected
47. A. forbadeB. forgaveC. helpedD. asked
48. A. celebrationB. choiceC. pityD. passion
49. A. SelectingB. ReadingC. MakingD. Changing
50. A. understandB. predictC. concludeD. create
51. A. annoyB. imagineC. pretendD. include
52. A. set offB. set downC. set outD. set up
53. A. supportB. identifyC. demandD. stress
54. A. curiousB. youngC. richD. poor
55. A. swimB. holdC. flyD. stop
Online shopping is coming into fashion in most cities, where people are able to make full use of the rapidly-developed Internet technology. Nowadays, can we find a person 56. _______has not experienced online shopping? Definitely not.
Online shopping 57. _______(welcome) by most people due to various reasons. From the perspective of consumers, it can save some time for people who don’t have much spare time. Just click the mouse, they can get what they want while 58. _______(stay) at home. For the retailers, it can cut some costs for those who don’t have much circulating funds. 59. _______(compare) with the traditional trade mode, they don’t have to spend money in renting a house.
However, there are still some 60. _______(advantage) in online shopping. First, a face-to-face deal makes online shopping less 61. _______(rely) and trustworthy. Second, people will lose 62. _______fun of bargaining.
63. _______is undeniable that shopping on the Internet has become an irresistible trend in modern society. It’s of great urgency that we need to make the relative laws in accordance with the rapid 64. _______(grow) of online shopping. Only in this way 65. _______we enjoy the pleasure and convenience of online shopping without the concern of being cheated.
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She turned up at the doorstep of my house in Cornwall. No way could I have sent her away. No way, not me anyway. How helpless it was. Maybe someone had kicked her out of their car the night before. “We’re moving house.” No space for her any more with the baby coming. “We never really wanted her, but what could we have done? She was a present.” People find all sorts of excuses for abandoning an animal. And she was one of the most beautiful dogs I had ever seen.
I called her Goldie. If I had known what was going to happen I would have given her a more creative name. She was so unsettled during those first few days. She hardly ate anything and had such an air of sadness about her. There was nothing I could do to make her happy, it seemed. Heaven knows what had happened to her at her previous owner’s. But eventually at the end of the first week she calmed down. Always by my side, whether we were out on one of our long walks or sitting by the fire. Actually, she had become a necessary part of my family. We all like her very much.
That’s why it was such a shock when she pulled away from me one day when we were out for a walk. We were a long way from home, when she started barking and getting very restless. Eventually I couldn’t hold her any longer and she raced off down the road towards a farmhouse in the distance as fast as she could without a second thought.
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When I reached the farm I was very tired and upset with Goldie.
I must admit I do miss Goldie now, but I’ve got Nugget now, ...