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1. When does the rainy season start?
A. In January. B. In February. C. In November.
2. What's wrong with the man's food?
A. It's hot. B. It's tasteless. C. It's salty.
3. What is Jennifer learning in school at present?
A. To make sculptures. B. To take pictures. C. To draw.
4. Which room has the man finished decorating?
A. The bathroom. B. The living room. C. The kitchen.
5. Where are the speakers?
A. In a classroom. B. At a hospital. C. On a ball field.
6. Why is the day important for the man?
A. He will attend a wedding.
B. He will sign an agreement.
C. He will pick up an important guest.
7. Which tie will the man finally wear?
A. The red one. B. The grey one. C. The blue one.
8. What is the man doing in Sydney?
A. Teaching. B. Traveling. C. Studying.
9. Who is the woman attempting to help?
A. The children that can't see clearly.
B. The children that don't know how to read.
C. The children that can't understand what they read.
10. What do we know about the course in Sydney?
A. It costs less. B. It's well-organized. C. It finishes more quickly.
11. Why was there an accident?
A. The cars slid in bad weather.
B. The traffic light was broken.
C. The drivers didn't see each other.
12. How many students got involved in the accident?
A. Two. B. Four. C. Six.
13. Who had an arm broken?
A. Michelle. B. Linda. C. Liam.
14. How long will the exhibition last in Italy?
A. For two weeks. B. For four weeks. C. For eight weeks.
15. Which country is the second stop of the exhibition tour?
A. Spain. B. Greece. C. Portugal.
16. Why won't the speakers go to the exhibition on Saturday?
A. The woman has to take classes.
B. The man has to work on his paper.
C. The museum will be crowded that day.
17. Who are the announcements intended for?
A. The customers. B. The manager. C. The employees.
18. What time does the store usually close?
A. At five o'clock. B. At eight o'clock. C. At ten o'clock.
19. Which item is "But One, Get One Free" ?
A. Dresses. B. Suits. C. Shoes.
20. What does the speaker suggest people do in the end?
A. Go toa cafe. B. Leave the shop early. C. Buy some music CDs.
Four years into my Ph.D. program, my hands started to go numb each night as 1slept. I didn't think much of it at the time. Then one night, while sound asleep, I somehow mistook my numb arm for a snake. I threw myself out of bed and woke in a panic. I later discovered that this nighttime event wasn't simply a strange dream.
At that time, I was working toward my Ph.D. and training to be a clinical psychologist. There was never enough time to occupy myself fully in my world. The exams constantly worried and even scared me .
Later that year, while discussing a patient's symptoms with a neurologist（神经学家）, I realized that my anxiety could be the direct cause of the numbness in my hands. There was a certain irony（讽刺）in that realization. I'd spent years learning about psychological tools for dealing with stress and anxiety. But until then it never occurred to me that I, too,was experiencing an abnormal level of stress and anxiety.
Now, I specialize in helping take a healthier approach to dealing with the pressures of academics. l've seen firsthand how many of them possess inner voices demanding perfection and telling them that the sacrifices are necessary for success.
My message to those I work with is that being overworked and stressed-out is unhealthy. Achievements and health can be both gained. So, when your inner alarm bells send you a warning signal—or when snakes attack in the night —don't hesitate; take action.
21. What happened to the author?
A. A snake bit him when he was sleeping.
B. He frequently had strange dreams at night.
C. He could do whatever he wanted in a clinic.
D. Numbness in his arms attacked him due to huge stress.
22. The author 's anxiety comes from .
A. his academic work B. his lack of sleep
C. his social relationship D. his demand for perfection
23. What can we learn from the last two paragraphs?
A. He now realizes academics is of no benefit.
B. A large number of people are forced to be perfect.
C. Warning signals mean it's time to stop being over-stressed.
D. Achievements make it impossible for people to keep healthy.
When our Scottish puppy reached doggie adolescence, she suddenly stopped obeying my commands. Previously, if 1 called "come," Annie would fly across our yard to my arms. Now, the 8-month-old gave me an aggressive "make me" look and ran the other way.
Our dog trainer advised us to stop complaining. She's a teenager," she said. Now, a new study is backing that up: Dogs, it says, experience an oversensitive period just like human teenagers, "There is abundant folk knowledge that the behavior of adolescents differs from younger or older dogs," says Barbara Smuts.
Puppies bond with humans much as children do. "But owners often feel like they're failing when their puppies reach adolescence," about 8 months for most dogs, says Lucy Asher. Like teenagers, adolescent dogs can disregard and disobey their owners. Indeed, teenage dogs are the most likely age group to land in U.S. shelters.
To see exactly how adolescence changes dog behavior, Asher and her team monitored 70 female dogs being raised as potential guide dogs. They asked caregivers to score the puppies on separation-related behaviors, like trembling when left behind. Dogs with high scores on this behavior entered adolescence earlier—at about 5 months, compared with 8 months for those with lower scores. Various factors cause human teenage girls with poor parental relationships to also enter adolescence at a younger age. Thus, similar to humans, dogs that have bad relationships with their caregivers see changes in their development.
According to Smuts, adolescent dogs that were stressed by separation from their caregiver also increasingly disobeyed that person, showing the insecurity of human teenagers.
Because of the similarity between adolescent pups and humans, dogs can serve as a model species for studying adolescence in humans, the scientists say. The temporary nature of dogs which disobey the owners may make us worry less when our pups suddenly get minds of their own.
24. The author's attitude towards his dog's misbehavior can be best described as .
A. tolerant B. delighted C. unsatisfied D. indifferent
25. The underlined word "disregard" in paragraph 3 probably means ." "
A. run after B. pay no attention to
C. bark at D. defend against
26. What can we learn about adolescent dogs from the passage?
A. Many adolescent dogs like staying in American shelters.
B. Adolescent dogs will never follow their owners' instructions.
C. Adolescent dogs are fond of being separated from their caregivers.
D. Dogs having poor relation with their caregivers enter adolescence earlier.
27. What's the main idea of the passage?
A. Both young dogs and teenagers rely on their parents.
B. Many researches have shown young dogs are aggressive.
C. Adolescent dogs feel more anxious and frightened than teenagers.
D. Like human teenagers, dogs get difficult when they reach adolescence.
COVID-19（新冠病毒） is a threat to the very people fighting it—nurses, doctors, and other first responders, who are exposed to infected patients. Now, a team has developed two devices（设备）that could reduce their risks by sucking away infectious bacteria: a helmet to be worn by a patient, and a small tent in which a patient could be protected. The inventors hope they'll reduce the deaths among healthcare workers.
Negative-pressure rooms have been used in hospitals since the 1980s to keep airborne bacteria from spreading. But Nathan Haas says such rooms cost about $ 12,000. He and his colleagues wanted to develop a cheaper way to create a negative pressure environment for patients. The new devices could lower the need for negative-pressure rooms, which are rare in many parts of the world, according to Haas.
The helmet can be used when staff transport patients and the tent can protect the upper body of a bed-bound patient wearing a mask, allowing staff to perform several procedures.
"They represent a really simple solution to potentially helping reduce virus spread and increase the safety of healthcare workers, as well as patient safety," says Ben Bassin.
When the researchers tested their devices with a healthy volunteer, they saw 97% to 99% fewer bacteria outside the devices than inside. They also tested the devices' ease of use and comfort with seven COVID-19 patients. The response from patients and staff was good, Bassin says.
But Reuben Strayer notes the tests did not prove that these devices work to protect medical staff in real-life situations. He says he wants to see independent effect, "to see if they perform as they are advertised."
28. The following statements are true EXCEPT .
A. The devices are not complicated to use
B. People have already used the devices widely
C. The effect of the devices remains to be seen
D. Negative-pressure rooms are not common because of the high cost
29. What will most probably be discussed in the following paragraph?
A. The advantages of the devices.
B. Different appearances of the devices.
C. Measures to put the devices into practice.
D. The reasons for inventing the devices.
30. What is the author's purpose in writing the text?
A. To inform readers of the devices.
B. To praise the efforts of the researchers.
C. To stress the importance of the devices.
D. To encourage people to buy the devices.
Tips on Handling Rejection in Your Career
I have experienced many noes in my life. And yet, the noes haven't held me back. 31 Whenever I get a no, I view it as an invitation—to explore new ways to cooperate, perhaps at another time.
Most importantly, noes encourage my persistence（坚持不懈）. 32
Don't take the no personally. It's just business. Don't allow yourself to feel useless because someone rejects your application or says that they don't see an opportunity to work with you. As far as I'm concerned, it may have been a case of bad timing.
Don't shy away from being persistent. Persistence in the face of challenges, failures, and unexpected situations is the mark of a good employee. 33 This extra effort may even get you noticed as displaying a valuable quality.
Be respectful. You won't get anywhere if you respond to a rejection with a hurt or bitter response. Honor the other person. Even if the final response is no, let the other party know you are still interested in working with them should an opportunity arise.
Be aware of cultural standards. Keep in mind that cultural standards regarding persistence vary. In some countries, it's perfectly OK to email someone twice a month to keep in touch with them. 34 So, study up on the culture in which you want to take part and respect its rules.
I will continue to receive noes throughout my life. But I'm not afraid of them. 35 For me, that's been an important part of my career advancement and professional development.
A. Instead, they've served as an inspiration to me.
B. I've built up my resistance to noes by being persistent.
C. However, constant phone calls are improper sometimes.
D. There's nothing wrong with a follow-up email or phone call.
E. On the contrary, people might consider it polite and favorable.
F. But that might be seen as rude and invasive in other countries.
G. To be persistent in the face of noes, I'd like to share a few rules.
Michael Evans was standing in line at the Treasurer's Office last August. 36 , he heard a disturbing sound ahead of him. The elderly woman at the window was crying, and so was the cashier helping her. Then Evans 37 that the woman would lose her house because she could not 38 the taxes. He was also 39 that the woman's daughter had recently 40 .
Evans, a 41 who had just buried his father, couldn't 42 the idea of this woman losing her house right after losing her child. He 43 the window. "Sorry to interrupt," he said to the cashier, " 44 if you can get her house back, I'll pay for her taxes." The amount due: $5,000.
The two women were surprised. Their despair（绝望）turned to 45 The cashier left for a moment to 46 the amount and that it was 47 for Evans to pay it. Evans promised to go straight to the 48 to withdraw the money and come right back. And he did.
Why does Evans give so much to a 49 ? "Honestly, I don't like 50 money in the banks. Doing things with your money is better." 51 paying the elderly woman's taxes, he says he did it "for no other reason but to 52 the lady was in her house. "
Michael Evans Sr. is nearing 60 and will 53 soon. His son will carry on with his business. "I 54 my life after him," Evans II says of his father. "When I have 55 , I want them to look at me the way I look at my dad."
36. A. Forunately B. Gradually C. Actually D. Suddenly
37. A. hoped B. noticed C. learned D remembered
38. A. afford B. charge C. offer D. refuse
39.A. worried B. shocked C. disappointed D. ashamed
40. A. passed away B. hung around C. broken down D. set off
41. A. businessman B. politician C. journalist D. detective
42. A. receive B. bear C. share D. gain
43. A. closed B. seized C. approached D. opened
44. A. and B. so C. though D. but
45. A. cheer B. satisfaction C. sorrow D. disbelief
46. A. add B. confirm C. determine D. evaluate
47. A. fair B. wise C. fine D. lucky
48. A. bank B. home C. company D. office
49.. A. patient B. passer-by C. consumer D. stranger
50. A. raising B. putting C. hiding D. wasting
51. A. In spite of B. In terms of C. As for D. Apart from
52. A. announce B. guarantee C. expect D. discover
53. A. escape B. forget C. decline D. retire
54. A. honor B. live C. model D. spend
55. A. kids B. students C. employees D. companions
You may have heard the old saying, "The more, the merrier." It's usually true, butnot for travel. When it comes 56
travel, I say, "The more, the messier."
I first figured this out a few years ago. I bought the 57 （cheap）airline ticket I could find: the Philippines. It turned out great! Once, I went on a long hike and missed the last bus back to town. No problem! Because I was alone, I was able to ride with some Swiss tourists who only had one extra seat in 58 （they）truck. 59 （travel）alone, I was never really alone at all. It was easier 60 （meet）people. I talked to everyone I met.
I'm not alone in my 61 （prefer）for solo（独自的）travel. According to the Daily Mail, there has been 62 143 % increase in "solo travel" internet searches over the past three years, 63 makes it one of the fastest growing parts of the travel industry. To me, it's 64 （obvious）more convenient to plan and just pack my bag and go straight to my dream place.
US author Henry Rolling once 65 （write）: "Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."
Jason looked out the window of the school bus. Normally, he liked to count the number of dogs he saw on the way to school. They always looked so happy on their morning walks. But today was different.
Jason had a test.
Jason had never taken a test before. He had heard about them, but tests were for big kids. Though now that he was in second grade, his teacher announced that the whole class would take a spelling test. She stood in front of the whole class and told everyone at once in a loud, clear voice. She explained that to do well on the test, the students would have to memorize their spelling words and rewrite them without any mistakes.
This made Jason feel very nervous. What would happen if he made a mistake? He was pretty good at spelling, but sometimes words sounded different than they looked. He practiced all of the words five times each last night. He hoped it was enough.
When Jason got to school, he didn't feel well. His stomach hurt. Jason went straight to the nurse's office, but the nurse told Jason that he wasn't sick.
"Sometimes when you're nervous or scared, it can make your tummy hurt," the nurse said. "Try taking some deep breaths to relax. And good luck on your test!" And with that, the school nurse sent Jason to class.
"Oh, good!" Jason's teacher said when he walked in the door. "I'm glad you're here. We were just about to start the test." She handed Jason a piece of paper. It was numbered one to ten, but had no other writing on it.
Jason put his name at the top like he always did. Then the teacher said "Number one: friend." The students were supposed to spell the word "friend" in the first blank space. Jason did his best.
He hoped that he didn't mix up the "i" and the "e" in the word "friend".
Before long, it was over. Jason's stomach didn't hurt any more either.