Born in the State of New York on May 14th, 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was an instant success. In his high school years, he was considered one of top students in the classics, before moving into the arts, sciences, and literature, again picking up high marks and receiving academic praise. It earned him admission to Harvard University.
As a rebellious yet relatively quiet student, he created a website called Facemash in the university– an instantly controversial website that encouraged students to rate each other based on appearance.
The site was controversial for several reasons. The first was its illegal use of photographs, which the university and students took issue with. The second was its controversial nature – not every student liked being ranked based on their appearance. The third was its huge resource use – while it was hosted on Harvard servers, it was the most popular page in the university’s entire network.
Zuckerberg was soon forced to shut the site down, but its popularity and controversy had made him consider its future potential. He soon turned the simple site into a personal one for Harvard students, encouraging them to network with their peers at the college. It was then, together with his two friends, that they launched “The Facebook”, which immediately spread to other colleges and grew into a public service that anyone could access in the United States, whether to network with friends and family, or to play games.
The company has been criticized frequently, nevertheless, Zuckerberg has remained true to his initial vision – to create a website that the entire world can use to communicate openly and easily with one another and to keep the user experience clean and pure. The end result is one of the world’s biggest online businesses.
Although its true value is debatable, it’s safe to say that Facebook, and its creator Mark Zuckerberg, are two of the twenty-first century’s most influential, controversial, and potentially powerful figures.
1. When Mark Zuckerberg was a student, he_____________________.
A. encouraged students to set up business like him
B. alone created a website called Facebook
C. had good academic performance
D. was often praised by teachers for the website he created
2. The reason why Zuckerberg shut the site down was probably that__________.
A. his website was not popular
B. he was doubted for the way he used photographs
C. he needed time to reconsider his choice
D. he stole resource on Harvard server
3. Which words can best describe Zuckerberg?
A. Quiet and shy B. Easy-going and smart.
C. Rebellious and creative. D. Talented and outgoing.
4 . The best title of the passage should be________________.
A. The Development of Facebook B. A Talent from Harvard University
C. The Foundation of Facebook D. Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook
City College Union Inc
The Union is a student-run organization with a permanent staff of 20．Typing speed of at least 60 wpm．
The ability to take shorthand dictation (速记) is required．
The basic salary for the position is $ 18,500 per year．
Enquires to R.Barbar 387-5075.
Emu Airline is now offering a part-time position for a secretary．
The position offers at least 20 hours’ work a week, with a view to full-time work in the future．Monthly salary is about $1,400．
Phone 899-3264 for an appointment．
We need an operator to work in an office associated with the building industry. Only experienced operators are expected to apply．
Starting salary:$ 17,950 yearly．
Apply in writing to:
The Personnel Officer Hill Morgan Pty Ltd 38 Green Hill Rd. Kensington 2033．
Sewing Machinist Wanted
We are an expanding clothing company located south of the city. Our products include jeans, skirts, shorts and so on. We are looking for sewing machine operators．
The factory works a 38-hour week over 4-5 days. Wages for this are $18,050 per year．
If you are interested, come over and pick up an application form from Ripper Jeans, 23 North Ave, Beaudesert．
5. The most attractiveness of the post in Emu Airline is ______.
A. its promising future B. its nice working condition
C. its good salary D. its free flying
6. If you want to be a sewing machine operator, you may contact this company by _____.
A. phone B. email C. fax D. visit
7. What do these four advertisements have in common?
A. Their companies are introduced in detail.
B. They are located in the south of the same city.
C. Each of them is commented by their manager.
D. They all want people in the proper position.
Owning a pet makes us healthier and happier, but for many of us, long hours at work, tight budgets and small flats means its just not practical. But theres good news for animal lovers; you can now cosy up with a cup of tea while spending time with furry friends, as the global movement of animal café has reached the UK.
The international phenomenon originated in Taipei, where the worlds first cat café, Cat Flower Garden, opened in 1998. Curious tourists soon discovered the pet paradise and brought the concept over to Japan. The first Japanese cat café opened in Osaka in 2005, and now there are said to be nearly 40 in Tokyo alone.
Japan has now gone far beyond the original concept, and some of the trendiest places to visit nowadays have owls, rabbits and goats hanging around. Tokyos Fukuro no Mise, which means the “Shop of Owls” , has full guest lists for up to two months.
Lady Dinahs Cat Emporium was the first of its kind to open up in East London last year. The successful cat café takes bookings 50 days ahead and usually about 90% of them book out about 5 -6 weeks in advance, Though the business has been a success, the owner Lauren Pears worries a little bit about the sudden rise of cat café everywhere.
“Cat cafés are still in their beginnings here and weve seen a very recent cautionary tale springing up in Singapore with the sudden burst of cat café in the city. Earlier this year, one of them was closed down after serious animal welfare issues resulted in the deaths of several cats. ”She emphasizes that even though the job is fun and rewarding, it also comes with serious responsibility.
8. Why are cat cafés so popular?
A. They offer great services. B. They provide practical means to enjoy pets.
C. They promote a new concept. D. They stay open for a long time.
9. What is the concern of Lauren Pears?
A. The sudden rise of illegal cat café. B. The blind expansion of cat café.
C. Cat café owners lack of responsibility. D. The possibility that cats may be unfriendly.
10. What does the underlined part "cautionary tale" in the last paragraph refer to?
A. Greeting B. Interview. C.Warning. D. Development.
11. Which country does the text mainly report about?
A . Singapore. B. China. C. Japan. D. UK.
When students and parents are asked to rate subjects according to their importance, the arts are unavoidably at the bottom of the list. Music is nice, people seem to say, but not important. Too often it is viewed as entertainment, but certainly not an education priority(优先). This view is shortsighted. In fact, music education is beneficial and important for all students.
Music tells us who we are, because music is an expression of the beings who create it, it reflects their thinking and values, as well as the social environment it came from. Rock music represents a lifestyle just as surely as does a Schubert song. The jazz influence that George Gershwin and other musicians introduced into their music is obviously American because it came from American musical traditions. Music expresses our character and values. It gives us identity as a society.
Music provides a kind of perception (感知) that cannot be acquired any other way. Science can explain how the sun rises and sets. The arts explore the emotive (情感的) meaning of the same phenomenon. We need every possible way to discover and respond to our world for one simple but powerful reason: No one way can get it all.
The arts are forms of thought as powerful in what they communicate as mathematical and scientific symbols. They are ways we human beings “talk” to each other. They are the language of civilization through which we express our fears, our curiosities, our hungers, our discoveries, our hopes. The arts are ways we give form to our ideas and imagination so that they can be shared with others. When we do not give children access to an important way of expressing themselves such as music, we take away from them the meanings that music expresses.
Science and technology do not tell us what it means to be human. The arts do. Music is an important way we express human suffering, celebration, the meaning and value of peace and love.
So music education is far more necessary than people seem to realize.
12. According to Paragraph 1, students ____ .
A. prefer the arts to science B. disagree with their parents on education
C. view music as an overlooked subject D. regard music as a way of entertainment
13. In Paragraph 2, the author uses jazz as an example to_________ .
A. compare it with rock music B. prefer the arts to science
C. introduce American musical traditions D. show music identifies a society
14. According to the passage, the arts and science__________.
A. approach the world from different angles B. explore different phenomena of the world
C. express people’s feeling in different ways D. explain what it means to be human
15. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Music is an effective communication tool.
B. Music should be of top education priority.
C. Music education deserves more attention.
D. Music education makes students more imaginative.
Do you have these so-called bad qualities? If yes, congratulations! Youre better than you think.
It is hard to know what is good or bad these days when it comes to what qualities you possess. What strong quality applies to you may be what will drag you to become successful. And whatever the world has to think or say about those qualities shouldnt bother you. Actually, these qualities are what bring out the shine in you. 16
You love taking risks.
You like adventures. And you wont just be settled in the safe zone. People will ask you why you are always after the thrill and going above the limits. But how will you discover new things when you are always playing it safe? 17
You are proud.
Pride is different from arrogance（傲慢）.You have your inner self and try to keep your self-respect under control. You dont give in easily. 18 And you understand what your worth is．
Many may consider you to be nosy, pushy or a busy body. But in many cases, being curious doesnt always kill the cat, but makes you smarter. You cant really become a better person when you are sticking to what you are. Focus on what you can be and ask the right questions.
You are pessimistic.
20 The world wants to listen to a story of persons who are positive. But what if you are jumping into everything with optimism and not giving yourself the benefit of doubt？You may lose so much when you are not counting the risks and saying enough "No".
A. You will only swell for the right reasons.
B. People will not view shyness as a strength.
C. You dont see everything from a positive light.
D. You want to have an answer for everything.
E. You have to know a lot and reach for knowledge.
F. Here are so-called bad qualities that could offer you advantages in life.
G. Discovering yourself and the world requires some attempts at new things.
The requirements for high school graduation have just changed in my community. As a result, all students must 21 sixty hours of service learning, 22 they will not receive a diploma. Service learning is academic learning that also helps the community. 23 of service learning include cleaning up a polluted river, working in a soup kitchen, or tutoring a student. 24 a service experience, students must keep a journal(日志)and then write a 25 about what they have learned.
Supporters claim that there are many 26 of service learning. Perhaps most importantly, students are forced to think 27 their own interests and become 28 of the needs of others. Students are also able to learn real-life skills that 29 responsibility, problem-solving, and working as part of a team. 30 , students can explore possible careers 31 service learning. For example, if a student wonders what teaching is like, he or she can choose to work in an elementary school classroom a few afternoons each month.
32 there are many benefits, opponents (反对者) 33 problems with the new requirement. First, they 34 that the main reason students go to school is to learn core subjects and skills. Because service learning is time-consuming, students spend 35 time studying the core subjects. Second, they believe that forcing students to work without 36 goes against the law. By requiring service, the school takes away an individuals freedom to choose.
In my view, service learning is a great way to 37 to the community, learn new skills, and explore different careers. 38 , I don t believe you should force people to help others – the 39 to help must come from the heart. I think the best 40 is one that gives students choices: a student should be able to choose sixty hours of independent study or sixty hours of service. Choice encourages both freedom and responsibility, and as young adults, we must learn to handle both wisely.
21. A. spend B. gain C. complete D. save
22. A. and B. or C. but D. for
23. A. Subjects B. Ideas C. Procedures D. Examples
24. A. With B. Before C. During D. After
25. A. diary B. report C. note D. notice
26. A. courses B. benefits C. challenges D. features
27. A. beyond B. about C. over D. in
28. A. careful B. proud C. tired D. aware
29. A. possess B. apply C. include D. develop
30. A. Gradually B. Finally C. Luckily D. Hopefully
31. A. through B. across C. of D. on
32. A. So B. Thus C. Since D. While
33. A. deal with B. look into C. point out D. take down
34. A. argue B. doubt C. overlook D. admit
35. A. much B. full C. less D. more
36. A. cost B. pay C. care D. praise
37. A. contribute B. appeal C. attend D. belong
38. A. Therefore B. Otherwise C. Besides D. However
39. A. courage B. desire C. emotion D. spirit
40. A. decision B. purpose C. solution D. result
Each week New York-based hairstylist Mark Bustos tries to make a small difference in peoples lives 41 giving haircuts to homeless people. During the week, Mark works in his high-class salon, but each Sunday, he walks around the city asking people 42 theyd like a haircut. He then gives them a stylish haircut— 43 same kind he would give to any paying customer, except that these are done for free for those who are homeless or cannot afford a haircut 44 (them).
Marks work began in 2012 when visiting his family in the Philippines. Instead of just
45 (take) a typical, relaxing vacation, he decided to give poor local children haircuts. “I felt so happy doing it that Ive continued since returning,” Mark explains.
Changing someones appearance can have a huge impact on their life. Remember the homeless retired soldier who received a haircut? He found a job, 46 (rent) a house and quit drinking alcohol afterwards. 47 (simple) changing how a person looks can give them a huge increase in 48 (confident).
Mark Bustos proves that there are many ways 49 (give), and that you can easily use your 50 (person) abilities to make a difference in somebodys life.
51.He was lucky enough to escape being killed in the accident with his car completely ____________(破坏).
52. Let us join hands and make _______________(contribute) to the peace of the world.
53. We offered our (congratulate) on his passing the exam.
54. Have meals (regular ), and you can keep healthy.
55. He (arrange) for a car to pick us up before we arrived.
56. I tend to wear different hats (depend) on the season.
57. The project seemed (attract) than that one, so I preferred this one.
58. He turned around, waved goodbye and (disappear) in the crowd.
59. Her dream of marrying him became a (real).
60. He suggested I (申请) to the company for the job.
第一节：短文改错 (共10小题; 每小题1分, 满分10分)
The old saying “The early bird catches the worm” show us the importance of planning, working hard and trying constant. To achieve outstanding results, the most people must plan ahead and work diligently to overcome all kind of difficulties. That has been my own experience, either. When I first started at high school, I seldom passed my exams, so I never prepared well. Later, my teacher, Mr. Black, asked me plan everything in advance. She advised me to study hard as well. After a year of putting his advice onto practice, I can now easily pass all my exams.
There are no shortcuts to succeed.
假如你是李华，计划和同学去敬老院（nursing home）陪老人们过重阳节（the Double Ninth Festival）。请给外教露西写封邮件，邀她一同前往，内容包括：
1—15 CBCDA DDBCC DDDAC 16-20 FGADC
21—40 CBDCB BADCB ADCAC BADBC
41. by 42. whether / if 43. the 44. themselves 45. taking
46. rented 47. Simply 48. confidence 49. to give 50. personal
51.destroyed/ruined 52.contributions 53.congratulations 54.regularly 55.had arranged /arranged 56.depending 57.more attractive 58.disappeared 59.reality 60.apply/should apply
1. show–shows 2.constant–constantly 3. most前去掉the 4.kind-kinds 5. either-too 6.so-because 7. me后加to 8.She-He 9.onto-into 10. succeed-success
I’d like to invite you to join us for a visit to the nearby nursing home next Saturday for the Double Ninth Festival. It is the day for the elderly in our culture. We’ll go and make dumplings and cakes with the elderly people there. We’ll also spend some fun time together singing, dancing and playing games, which we hope will make them happy. We should be back around 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
If you are able to come with us, please let us know and we’ll wait for you at the gate at 9 in the morning.
Looking forward to your reply.
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