Many of us enjoy watching animals in the world. But do you know they can teach us?
Geese(雁), for example, teach a very good lesson about __1__. In the fall, Canada geese fly to the warm south to __2__ Canada's cold winter. They lift off in no order. Yet __3__ they form a V shape, with one bird leading the group.
This V shape allows geese to __4__ energy. When the front bird moves its wings up and down, the resulting force of the air lifts the next one. This continues down the line. The bird __5__ has the hardest job. When it gets __6__， it moves behind, and another bird moves into the lead. By sharing the role, the group can travel great distances. Geese flying in a V shape can fly 70 percent farther without __7__ than birds flying alone.
During the long flying journey, geese communicate with one another. They honk(鸣叫) to __8__ the birds up front to keep up the speed. They also cheer each other up __9__ working toward a common goal.
What have we learned from the lovely geese's experience and skills?
__10__ together! Whether it is our personal lives or our jobs, we need other people. We need the spirit of teamwork!
( )1.A.experience B．success C．teamwork
( )2.A.look for B．get away from C．wait for
( )3.A.busily B．quickly C．bravely
( )4.A.save B．waste C．create
( )5.A.in front B．at the back C．in the middle
( )6.A.bored B．tired C．hungry
( )7.A.rest B．sleep C．excuse
( )8.A.lead B．encourage C．teach
( )9.A.until B．after C．while
( )10.A.Play B．Travel C．Work
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Call Cici at 3978569.
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Call Mike at 6334768.
Help Wanted Can you spend nine hours a day doing some babysitting? We are in need of help from 8：30 a．m. to 5：30 p．m. every day.
If you would like to help out, please call Linda at 1011387.
Lost Lost a week ago near Main Street. Puppy is only 9 months old. He is a black schnauzer(雪纳瑞).
It is priceless for me. Reward. Call Alice at 7665923.
Found A purple handbag was found on North Street yesterday morning, Nov. 23rd.
Please call John at 8097965.
( )11.You can call ________， if you are interested in buying a new cell phone.
A．3978569 B．6334768 C．7665923
( )12.Mike wants to rent an apartment ________．
A．which has 3 bedrooms
B．which is near a primary school
C．where he can take a shower
( )13.If you want to look for a job, you can get in touch with ________．
A．Alice B．Cici C．Linda
( )14.Puppy lost his way ________．
A．on February 1st B．at 5：30 p．m. C．seven days ago
( )15.If you lost a handbag ________， you can call John at 8097965.
A．on Main Street B．on North Street C．near Main Street
Nowadays, phone calls and messages help us make regular contact(联系) with others. It means that we seldom write letters now. But a TV show, Letters Alive(《见字如面》), is bringing back this old habit.
Letters Alive invites famous actors and actresses, but there are no funny jokes or different competitions. Instead, it's just one person walking up to a microphone and reading a letter.
The letters were written by people from different times in history. For example, in one episode(集), they read a letter written by a famous writer Xiao Hong to her younger brother in 1941. The letter shows that Xiao Hong missed her brother so much and had great hopes for his future.
“Every letter opens another world for us，” according to Guan Zhangwen, the director of the TV show. “It seems that we can experience the real lives and feelings of the writers，” Since its first episode on Dec. 5, Letters Alive has been widely praised. Many audiences(观众) said that it has provided a breath of fresh air to today's TV shows.
Besides Letters Alive, some other cultural TV shows have also been well received by Chinese audience. They include Chinese Poetry Conference, a traditional Chinese poetry competition and Readers, a program that invites people to read poems and articles they like or wrote. It suggests that cultural values and true feelings are becoming our interest.
( )16.Letters Alive, a TV show, invites famous people to ________．
A．tell audiences jokes
B．read and share letters
C．walk up to a microphone to sing
( )17.According to the passage, which sentence is TRUE?
A．We can experience the real lives and feelings of the writers by reading letters.
B．Xiao Hong missed her brother but had no hope for his future.
C．Letters Alive is not popular enough to attract audiences.
( )18.How many cultural TV shows are mentioned in the passage?
A．One. B．Two. C．Three.
( )19.Chinese audiences ________ these cultural TV shows.
C．show no interest in
( )20.What is the best title for the passage?
A．Phones have taken the place of letters
B．Letters become popular again
C．Letters encourage us to communicate
Have you ever got your lunch, but not known where to sit? You don't want to sit alone. But you are not sure who would be friendly and let you sit with them.
To solve the problem, Natalie Hampton, 16, made an app called Sit With Us. It makes finding friends in the school canteen(食堂) very easy. Natalie is from Sherman Oaks, California, the US.
The free app went online on Sep.9. Students can sign up as “ambassadors”(大使) for a club. Then they can post “open lunch” events to invite others to join in.
Natalie got the idea to create the app after she ate alone her whole seventh grade year. The experience made her feel sad and she was even bullied(欺负). She changed schools because of that.
People may want to know why you don't just ask to sit down. Natalie said the app stops kids from being rejected in front of others. “This way it's very private. It's through the phone. No one else has to know. And you know that you're not going to the table，” she told NPR.
So far, the app works well. “I had my first club meeting, and everyone was very excited. People are already posting open lunches at my schools. So I'm very excited，” Natalie told NPR.
( )21.Natalie Hampton made an app to solve the problem of ________．
A．having no idea when to have lunch
B．having no friends to go out with
C．having no friends to have lunch with
( )22.Natalie Hampton once changed her school because ________．
A．she ate her lunch alone for a year and was bullied
B．she didn't like the food in the schoolcanteen
C．she was not welcomed in her school
( )23.What does the underlined word “rejected” in Paragraph 5 mean in Chinese?
A．嘲笑 B．惩罚 C．拒绝
( )24.According to the passage, we can learn that ________.
A．we can share the lunch pictures on the app
B．we can easily find someone to sit with during lunchtime
C．we need to pay some money to use the app
( )25.Which word can be used to describe Natalie Hampton most?
A．Brave. B．Creative. C．Kind.
Ⅰ.1—5 CBBAA 6—10 BABCC
17．A 细节理解题。根据第四段第二句“It seems that we can experience the real lives and feelings of the writer.”可知，通过阅读信件，我们可以体验作者的真实生活和情感，故选A。
【主旨大意】 本文是一篇说明文。为了解决坐在哪儿，不再独自吃饭的问题。16岁的Natalie Hampton开发了“和我们坐在一起”APP软件，颇受人们欢迎。