In September, 1941 the Nazi 1 (Germany)army was near St Petersburg. This was a time 2 the two countries were at war. However, before the Nazis could get to the summer palace, the Russians were only able to remove the furniture and small art objects from the Amber Room. But some of the Nazis secretly stole the Amber Room itself. In less than two days, 100,000 pieces of the room were put inside twenty-seven wooden boxes. There is no doubt 3 the boxes were then put on a train 4 Konigsberg, at that time a German city on the Baltic Sea. After that, what really happened to the Amber Room 5 (remain) a mystery.
While the search for the old room continues, the 6 (Russian) and Germans have built 7 new Amber Room at the summer palace. 8 (follow)old photos, the new room has been made to look much like the old one. In 9 spring of 2003, it was ready for the people of St Petersburg 10 (celebrate) the 300th birthday of their city.
Atlanta was a Greek princess. She was very beautiful and could run faster than 1 man in Greece. But she was not allowed to run in the Olympic Games. She was 2 angry that she said to her father she would not marry anyone who could not run faster than her. Her father said she must marry and asked her 3 she wanted to marry a king or prince. But Atlanta replied, “I will only be married to a man who can run faster than me. When a man says he wants to marry me, I will run 4 him. If he cannot run as fast as me, he 5 (kill). No one will be pardoned.”
Many kings and princes wanted to marry Atlanta but when they heard of her rules, some of them 6 (sad) went home. Other men stayed to run the race. There was a man called Hippomenes who was amazed when he heard of Atlanta’s rules. “Why are these men so 7 (fool)? Why will they let 8 be killed because they cannot run as fast as this princess?” Then when he saw Atlanta come out of her house 9 (run), Hippomenes changed his mind. “I10 marry Atlanta---- or die!” he said.
No one could recognize me after I got my new transistors in the 1 (1960).There were times when my size was 2 (total) changed. I became small and thin but I got cleverer and cleverer, quicker and quicker. And my memory became so large 3 I couldn’t believe it! But I was always so lonely 4 (stand) there by myself, 5 in the early 1960s, they gave me a family 6 (connect) by a network. I could share information 7 others and we could talk to each other. At about the same time we learned to talk to humans using BASIC. I was brought into people’s homes in the 1970s. Since then, my family and I 8 (use) by 9 (billion) of people to deal with information and communicate with each other around the world by the Internet. I love 10 (use) to connect people who aren’t close enough to speak to each other. I have truly been built to serve the human race since my birth.
Many animals 1 (disappear) during the history of the earth. 2 (famous) of these animals were dinosaurs. They lived on the earth 3 (ten) of millions of years ago, long
4 humans came into being. There were many different species of dinosaur and several of them have been found in China. The eggs of twenty-five species have been found in Xixia County, Nanyang, Henan Province, and not long ago a rare new species of bird-like dinosaur was discovered in Chaoyang County, Liaoning Province. The scientists were surprised
5 (find) they could run
6 other dinosaurs, but also climb trees. They could tell this from the way the bones
7 (join) together.
Dinosaurs died 8 quickly about 65 million years ago. Some scientists think it was after a large rock hit the earth and put too much dust into the air. Others think the earth got
9 hot for the dinosaurs to live on any more. Nobody knows 10 sure. In the same way there are animals that have died out more recently and no one knows why. Listen to the story about the dodo, an animal that has disappeared from the earth.
However, there was one band that started in a different way. It began as a TV show. The musicians of 1 the band was formed played jokes 2 each other as well as played music. Their music and jokes were based loosely on the band called “The Beatles”. The TV organizers
3 (look) for four musicians who were lively and who could make good music. They put an advertisement in a newspaper
4 (look) for rock musicians, but they could only find one that was good enough. They had to use actors for the other members of the band. Actors may not be able to sing so at first other musicians sang the songs for the programme
5 the band pretended to sing them.
Their attractive performances 6 (copy) by other groups and their fans supported them fiercely. Each week the group that was called “The Monkees” would play a song or two written by other musicians. However, after a year or so in which they became 7 (serious) about their work, “The Monkees”started to play their own instruments and write their own songs like a real band. Then they produced their own records and started touring and playing their own music. They became even more popular than “The Beatles” in the USA and sold even more records. However, the band broke 8 in about 1970, but 9 (unite) in the mid-1980s. They produced a new record in 1996, which was a 10 (celebrate) of their time as a real band.
(1)1.German 2. when 3. that 4. for 5. remains 6. Russians 7. a 8. Following 9. the 10. to celebrate
(2)1. any 2. so 3. if/whether 4. against 5. will be killed 6. sadly 7. foolish 8. themselves 9. to run 10. will
(3)1. 1960s 2. totally 3. that 4. standing 5. until 6. connected 7. with 8. have been used 9. billions 10. being used
(4)1. have disappeared 2. The most famous 3.tens 4. before 5. to find 6. like 7. were joined 8. out 9. too 10. for
(5)1. whom 2. on 3. had looked 4.looking 5. while 6.were copied 7.more serious 8. up 9. reunited 10. celebration
Until recently daydreaming was viewed as a waste of time. Or it ___1_______(consider) an unhealthy escape from real life and its duties. But now some people are taking a fresh look at daydreaming. Some think it may be a very ______2_____ (health) thing to do. Some researchers are finding that daydreaming may be important to mental health. Daydreaming, they tell us ,_____3___(be) a good means of relaxation. But its benefits go 4 this. A number of psychologists have conducted experiments and have reached some 5 (surprise) conclusions.
Dr. Joan T. Freyberg has concluded that daydreaming contributes to intellectual growth. It ____6_____ improves 7 (concentrate),attention span, and the ability to get along with others. Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser believed that much of his success was due to the positive use of daydreaming. Florence Nightingale dreamed of becoming a nurse. The young Thomas Edison pictured 8 as an inventor. For these notable achievers, it appears 9 their daydreams came true. Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick offered this advice: “hold a picture of yourself…in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it. Picture yourself 10 as defeated and that alone will make victory impossible.
We often think of future. We often wonder ____1____ the world will be like a hundred years’time.
Think of 2 space. Perhaps a permanent station on the moon 3 (set up). Perhaps people will be able to visit the moon as 4 . Cheap rockets for space travel will have been developed, 5 (permit) long journeys through the solar system. When that time comes, people will be taking holidays in space and visiting 6 planets. Great progress will have been made 7 medicine, too. Pollution will have been controlled in a hundred year s’ time.
8 the world will have been developed—even Antarctica. We will have used up most of the earth’s land to build our cities, 9 floating cities will have been built. The Japanese have already plans of this kind. And there will be cities 10 the sea.
In the United States, there were 222 people 1 (report) to be billionaires in 2003. The 2 of these is Bill Gates, worth at least billion, who made his money 3 starting the company Microsoft. Mr. Gates was only 21 years old 4 he first helped to set up the company in 1976. He was a billionaire 5 the time he was 31.
6 , there are still some other people who have made lots of money at even
7 (young) ages. Other young people who have struck it rich include Jackie Coggan and Shirley Temple.
8 of these child actors made over a million dollars 9 (act) in movies before they were 14. But 10 youngest billionaire is Albert von Thorns and Taxis of Germany, who, in 2001, inherited a billion dollars when he turned 18.
Most Americans don’t like to get advice 1 members of their family. They get advice from “ 2 (strong).” When they need advice, they don’t usually go to people they know. 3 many of them write letters to newspapers and magazines 4 give advice on many different subjects 5 (include) family problems, the use of language, health, cooking, child care, clothes, 6 even on how to buy a house or a car. Most newspapers 7 (regular) print letters from readers with problems. Along with the letters there are
8 written by people who are supposed to know how to solve such problems. Some of these writers are doctors,
9 are lawyers or educators. But two of the most famous writers of advice are women without special 10 (train) for this kind of work.
When you are in England you must be very careful in the streets 1 the traffic drives on the left. Before you cross a street you must look to the right first 2 then the left. In the morning and in the evening when people go to or come from 3 , the streets are very busy. Traffic is most 4 (danger) then.
When you go by bus in England, you have to be careful, 5 . always remember the traffic moves on the left. So you must be careful. 6 Have a look first, or you will go
7 wrong way.
In many English cities, there are big buses 8 two floors. Your can sit on the
9 (tow) floor, from 10 you can see the city very well. It’s very interesting.
(一)1. was considered 2. healthy 3. is 4. beyond 5. surprising
9. that 10. vividly
(二)1. what 2. / 3. will have been set up 4. tourists/ visitors/ travelers
9. so/ thus/ therefore 10. under
(三)1. reported 2. richest/ wealthiest 3. by 4. when 5. by
9. acting 10 the
(四)1. from 2. strangers 3. Instead 4. that/ which 5. including
9. others 10. training.
(五)1. because 2. and 3. work 4. dangerous 5. too
7. the 8 with 9 second 10. which
In the past a gentleman would offer his seat __(1)__ a lady on a crowded bus. But now, he will probably look out of the window or hide behind his newspaper, __(2)__(leave) the lady standing __(3)__ someone else gets off. You can’t entirely blame men for this change in manners. __(4)__(go) are the days when women could be referred to the weak. A whole generation has grown up demanding __(5)__(equal) with men in jobs, in education and in social life. Hold a door for some women __(6)__ you are likely to get __(7)__ angry lecture on treating women __(8)__ weaklings. Take a girl out for a meal and she’ll probably insist on paying __(9)__ share of the bill. All these, according to some sociologists, will change men’s attitude towards women and the conventional active politeness is perhaps slowly being __(10)__(replace) by true consideration for the needs and feeling of women, so that men can see women as equal human beings.
In the small towns of the United States in the __(1)__(nineteen) century, the general store was __(2)__ everyone bought the things he couldn’t make __(3)__ grow at home. What the stores sold __(4)__(tell) a great deal about __(5)__ life at that time. People bought tools that they needed for farm work; salt, sugar and __(6)__ foods that the farm didn’t produce; articles of clothing that they couldn’t make __(7)__; shirts for the men; or clothes for the children. Life was simple then. One feels that people were __(8)__(thank) for what they had and that they looked __(9)__ with courage to whatever the future brought. It would be interesting to know how they would feel about the life today. Would it seem to them that life is too complex? Would they enjoy __(10)__(live) a life as we do now?
Do you feel __(1)__ difficult to be happy all the time? Now I’ll give you some tips __(2)__ how to make
yourself happy. One way is being __(3)__ (self) because unselfishness is the key factor __(4)__ (require) if you want to get along well with others. By __(5)__ (say) being unselfish we mean we __(6)__ not want everything our own way or demand the best share of everything. Another way is to look for good points in __(7)__ people. You’ll find most people pleasant to go with and it will surely make you happy. Third, you can not expect to be too perfect, __(8)__ don’t be too unhappy when you make a mistake. Everything will be OK if you try to make things right. Finally, it is important to remember that while you are no __(9)__ (bad) than others, chances you have may not be much better. In this case, __(10)__ surest way to be happy is to think yourself above other people.
In China today the public holiday __(1)__ (last) for three days, but the Spring Festival is __(2)__ oldest and most important festival in China, so __(3)__ (tradition), the festival continues __(4)__ the 15th day of the lunar month __(5)__ the Lantern Festival is held. Everywhere is decorated __(6)__ a variety of different-sized lanterns and there is music and dancing in the streets. One special feature is the dragon dance, where a huge dragon head and body, __(7)__ (support) by a team of dancers, weaves __(8)__ way around the streets __(9)__ (collect) money from houses on its route. Once again food plays its part and Yuanxiao is served. This is a sweet dumpling made from glutinous rice flour that is either boiled or __(10)__ (fry).
Michelle has finally realized one of her lifelong __(1)__ (dream). She always wanted to attend the __(2)__ (cook) school that her adviser, Mr. Brown, attended. The school, __(3)__ is in Paris, accepts only 80 students every year. The students who __(4)__ (accept) generally have __(5)__ least three years of cooking experience. Michelle has five years of paid experience.
The project __(6)__ attracted Mr. Brown’s attention, however, was a cake Michelle made for a wedding. Mr. Brown had never tasted a cake that was __(7)__ high and creamy as __(8)__ one Michelle made. He gave Michelle his card and invited her to bake cakes at his restaurants __(9)__ (begin) the next month. It was his invitation __(10)__ began her career baking for a large restaurant. Now she is waiting for the plane to Paris. There she will begin her three-month course that Mr. Brown once attended.
More American people take their troubles with them on holiday, according __(1)__ a new survey. Although 40 percent said that the main reason for going away is to escape __(2)__ (press) from work, almost all said they worry more __(3)__ they do at home. Only four in every one hundred said that they are happy and free of care.
The most common worry is burglary(入世盗窃),with four out of ten worrying about their homes __(4)__ (break) into while they are abroad. More than a quarter feel they will feel crazy __(5)__ some other noisy and rough holiday-makers and twenty-two percent worry they may be attacked __(6)__ their possessions will be __(7)__ (miss).
The survey also showed __(8)__ the stay-at home Americans are no more. Three out of every five want to have a holiday abroad, which was __(9)__ increase from the figures only three years ago. The hotel holiday is still a winner, with about one third of all Americans __(10)__ (prefer) to go on a self-catering(自助)holiday.
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(2)1. nineteenth 2. where 3. or 4. tells 5. the 6. other 7. themselves 8. thankful 9. forward 10. living
(3)1. it 2. on 3. unselfish 4. required 5. saying 6. should 7. other 8. so 9. worse 10. the
(4)1. lasts 2. the 3. traditionally 4. until 5. when 6. with 7. supported 8. its 9. collecting 10. fried
(5)1. dreams 2. cooking 3. which 4. are accepted 5. at 6, that/which 7. as 8. the 9. beginning 10. that
(6)1. to 2. pressure 3. than 4. being broken 5. with 6. or 7. missing 8, that 9. an 10. preferring