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    How do you spend your time?To get it, Paul T. Rankin asked sixty-eight individuals to keep an accurate, detailed record of what they did every minute of their waking hours. He discovered that 70percent of their waking time was spent on one thing only-communication. Put that evidence alongside the research findings uncovered by the Human Engineering Laboratories, they discovered that, vocabulary, more than any other factor yet known, predicts financial success. New words make us better thinkers as well as communicators. What better reason for beginning right now to extend your vocabulary?But how?

    Hybrid (杂交产生的) corn combines the best qualities of several varieties to ensure maximum productivity. A hybrid approach to vocabulary should, in the same way, ensure maximum results. That's why you should use the CPD formula.

    Through Context. When students in a college class were asked what should be done when they came across an unknown word in their reading, 84percent said, "Look it up in the dictionary. "If you do, however, you short-circuit the very mental processes needed to make your efforts most productive.

    But there's another reason. Suppose someone asks you what the word "fast" means. You answer, "speedy or swift". But does it mean that in such context as "fast color "or" fast friend"?And if a horse is fast, is it securely tied or galloping at top speed?It could be either. It all depends. On the dictionary?No, on the context. After all, there are over twenty different meanings for "fast" in the dictionary. But the dictionary doesn't tell you which meaning is intended. That's why it makes such good sense to begin with context.

    Through Word Parts. Now for the next step. Often unfamiliar words contain one or more parts, which, if recognized, provide definite help with meaning. Take the word "monolithic" for example. Try to separate the parts. There is the prefix mono-, meaning "one", and the root-lith, meaning "stone". Finally, there's the suffix-ic, meaning "consisting of". Those three parts add up to this definition:"consisting of one stone".

    To speed up your use of word parts, you will be introduced to the fourteen most important words in the English language. The prefix and root elements in those few words are found in over 14, 000words. With those amazingly useful shortcuts, you can build up vocabulary, not at a snail's pace, one word at a time, but in giant leaps, up to a thousand words at a time.

    Through the Dictionary. Now you can see why you should consult the dictionary last, not first. You've looked carefully at the context. You've looked for familiar word parts. Now you play Sherlock Homes. In light of context or word parts, you try to solve a mystery. What exactly does that strange word mean? Only after you go through the mental gymnastics to come up with a tentative (不确定的) definition should you open the dictionary to see if you're right.

    You are now personally involved. Your increased interest will lead to a better memory of both word and meaning. It also encourages your development of the habits needed to accelerate your progress. And when you see in black and white the definition you had expected, what a feeling of accomplishment is yours. In that way, the CPD Formula provides the exact approaches for maximum effectiveness.

    Well, there it is, your new formula-Context, Parts, Dictionary. Use it! The results will be like the money in the bank.

  1. (1) The research findings of the Human Engineering Laboratories show that ______ .
    A . intelligence and vocabularies are closely related B . income and vocabularies are closely related C . people of large vocabularies are bound to succeed in the future D . vocabulary is of great importance to a student's academic performance
  2. (2) What would most college students do while coming across an unfamiliar word? ______
    A . Seek help from others. B . Infer the meaning through context. C . Look for familiar word parts. D . Consult the dictionary.
  3. (3) What does "monolingual" mean according to the passage? ______
    A . Involving only one language. B . Using two languages. C . Speaking or using many languages. D . Involving more than one language.
  4. (4) This passage is meant to teach readers how to ______ .
    A . use the dictionary B . build up vocabulary through context C . extend vocabulary with the help of dictionaries D . enlarge vocabulary by means of the CPD formula
  1. (1) Where are the speakers now?
    A . In a post office. B . In a store. C . In a school.
  2. (2) What day is it today?
    A . Monday. B . Tuesday. C . Wednesday.
  3. (3) What is Shelley like?
    A . She's serious. B . She's considerate. C . She's relaxed.
Who might Allie be?
A . The speakers' pet. B . The speakers' child. C . The neighbor's turkey.




Dear Henry,



Li Hua


    Sandra Bullock turned 51 last month. But because she looks exactly the same as she did in Miss Congeniality, a movie filmed back in the 20th century, everyone calls her “ageless.” Bullock is just one of a number of stars in their 40s and 50s who've had birthdays recently but have not gotten older, unlike the rest of us in their age group. Take Halle Berry. One website put a photo of her 20 years ago next to one of the newly 49-year-old Berry and dared us to choose which was which. “This Is What 49 Looks Like,” it said. Seriously, if that's what 49 looks like, I must be 71.

    However, even a generation ago, famous faces evolved. Look at a picture of Grace Kelly at age 52 in the early 1980s. She looks like a beautiful middle-aged woman. Today she'd look old for her age.

    The goal now is to prevent aging while you are still young, using all the magical nonsurgical options medicine has to offer. Eventually these techniques will become less expensive, and ordinary people my daughter's age will have them. Already anti-aging is starting to be considered maintenance, like coloring your hair. My friends and I find ourselves openly debating techniques that we used to make fun of. Does fat-freezing work? How much time do you have to spend in the gym to keep the body of a 35-year-old after 50? It's all so exhausting. But members of the next generation have it tougher. They'll have to ask themselves whether they want to spend their youth trying not to get old. I've already seen “Sexy at 70” headlines. Will everyone be expected to go to their graves(坟墓) looking hot?

    I also have to wonder what else we are slowing along with age. How do you move on if you're working so hard to stay the same? And besides, if you've known the ache of watching a daughter pack up for college, you know you can't stop the clock.

  1. (1) In the author's eyes, Sandra Bullock ________.

    A . doesn't deserve her name B . doesn't look her age at all C . behaves like a young woman D . looks younger than Halle Berry
  2. (2) The example of Grace Kelly is given to show ________.

    A . physical beauty never lasts long B . there is no such thing as agelessness C . people's attitude towards aging has changed D . stars pay too much attention to their appearance
  3. (3) Where do the author's concerns about anti-aging techniques lie?

    A . They expose people to danger. B . They make people feel stressful C . They are too expensive for ordinary. D . They encourage comparisons among people.
  4. (4) What's the purpose of the text?

    A . To show the burden of youth. B . To offer tips on how to look hot. C . To advise people to accept aging. D . To comment on some famous stars.

    The Great War Exhibition

    When: Sun 10 Jan, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

    Mon 11 Jan, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

    Where: Dominion Museum Building, 15 Buckle Street, Wellington

    Restrictions: All Ages

    Ticket Information: Admission Free

    The journey is rich in personal stories which tell of the great experience of the battlefields and the hardships at home during war-time New Zealand. The visitors will experience the desperate horrors and the victories of the human spirit that were part of the Great War.

    Kaipara Coast Plants & Sculpture Gardens

    When: Sun 10 Jan, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Mon 11 Jan, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Where: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16), Auckland

    Restrictions: All Ages

    Ticket Information:

    Adults: $10.00

    Children 5-13 (under 5, free):$ 5.00

    Groups 10: $ 8.00

    Over 60 & Students (with ID): $ 9.00

    Come and enjoy a relaxing art and garden experience. Sculptures are for sale and the display changes completely every 12 months with the new exhibition opening in December each year to give you a fresh experience each time you come.

    Dream Works Animation

    When: Sun 10 Jan, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

    Mon 11 Jan, 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

    Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

    Restrictions: All Ages

    Ticket Information:

    Adults: $ 15.00

    Children & Students 3-15 (with Student ID): $ 6.00

    Children under 3: $0.00

    The exhibition features over 400 items, including rare concept drawing, models, interviews, and original artworks. Adults and kids can get creative with real animation tools, and soar above the clouds in the Dragon Flight experience from How to Train Your Dragon.

    Balls, Bullets and Boots

    When: Sun 10 Jan, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

    Mon 11Jan, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

    Where: National Army Museum, 1 Hassett Dr, SH1, Waiouru

    Restrictions: All Ages

    Ticket Information: Door Sales Only

    The exhibition explores the impact the cruel reality of war had on colonial sportsmen and their loved ones as they were transplanted from the rugby fields of home to fight.

  1. (1) If a couple with their son aged 5 attend the second and the third exhibitions, how much should they pay?
    A . $ 53. B . $61. C . $75. D . $82.
  2. (2) Which of the following may attract a sport-lover most?
    A . Balls, Bullets and Boots. B . The Great War Exhibition. C . Dream Works Animation. D . Kaipara Coast Plants & Sculpture Gardens.
  3. (3) What is the writer's purpose of writing the text?
    A . Persuade people to study history seriously B . Attract more visitors to join in the exhibitions C . Advise people to spend more time with families D . Compare the differences of four different exhibitions
Most of them are out attending an important meeting, so there are not ________ enough people here to do the job.
A . almost B . nearly C . hardly D . seldom

Outdoor Science Field Trips!

  1. (1) Which trip caters for more age groups than all the others?
    A . Habitat & Home B . Only Rain Down the Drain C . healthy earth healthy bodies D . Rockin'and Recycling
  2. (2) What will you learn from Only Rain Down the Drain?
    A . Information about weather. B . Knowledge about water systems. C . Grade specific science standards. D . Stories about Sonoma County.
  3. (3) Which trip should you choose if you want to learn to forecast the weather?
    A . Habitat & Home B . Only Rain Down the Drain C . Rockin'and Recycling D . Weather or not
________ keeping the house, the man also has a big garden to take care of.
A . Instead of B . Due to C . Apart from D . Except for
The young teacher has ____ ambitious.
A . been proved to be B . proved to be C . been proved D . proved being
With his attention (focus) on his homework, he forgot all about what I had told him.

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My father took me out camping for the first time when I was seven. He wanted teach me about animals, insects and trees. My uncles all come along with bows and arrows for hunting.

One evening at sunset, we sat by the fire, having our barbecue. Just then a bird was flying over us. My uncles immediate jumped up and shot their arrows on the bird. Neither of the arrows hit the target. Suddenly the arrows was flying down at us from the sky — they were looked like rain! We ran to escape but fortunately no one was injured.

That day I didn't learn many about animals, insects or trees, but I learnt a impressive lesson about gravity!


1)端午节的时间 (农历五月初五) 和由来;




2)参考词汇:lunar calendar农历

Dear Smith,



Li Hua

That company is making knockoffs(仿冒品)of our watches and selling them, so we tell them right away to stop or we will take them to court.

That company is making knockoffs(仿冒品)of our watches and selling them so we tell them right away to stop or they will be   .


    Women are friendly. They often share with others. But men are more competitive. They are trying to improve their social status. Why? Researchers have found it's all due to the hormone oxytocin (荷尔蒙催生素). Although known as the love hormone, it affects the sexes differently.

    Generally, people believe that the hormone oxytocin is let out in our body in various social situations and our body creates a large amount of it when falling in love or giving birth.

    But in a former experiment Professor Ryan found that the hormone is also let out in our body during a negative situation such as envy (嫉妒).

    Further researches showed that in men the hormone oxytocin improves the ability to recognize competitive relations, but in women it raises the ability to recognize friendship.

    Professor Ryan's recent experiment used 62 men and women aged 20 to 37.

    Half of the participants (参与者) received oxytocin. The other half received placebo (安慰剂).

    After a week, the two groups switched with participants. They went through the same steps with the other material.

    Following each treatment, they were shown some video pictures with different social behavior. Then they were asked to analyze the relations by answering some questions. The questions were about telling friendship from competition. And their answers should be based on gestures, body language and facial expressions.

    The results showed that, after treatment with oxytocin, men's ability to correctly recognize competitive relations improved, but in women it was the ability to correctly recognize friendship that got better.

    Professor Ryan thus concluded, “Our experiment proves that the hormone oxytocin can raise people's abilities to better tell apart different social behaviors.”

  1. (1) What causes men and women to behave differently according to the text?
    A . Placebo. B . Oxytocin. C . The gesture. D . The social status.
  2. (2) What can we learn from Professor Ryan's former experiment?
    A . Oxytocin affects our behavior in a different way. B . Our body lets out oxytocin when we are deep in love. C . Our body produces oxytocin when we feel unhappy about others' success. D . Oxytocin improves our abilities to understand people's behavior differences.
  3. (3) Why did Professor Ryan conduct the recent experiment?
    A . To test the effect of oxytocin on the ability to recognize social behavior. B . To know the differences between friendship and competition. C . To know people's different abilities to answer questions. D . To test people's understanding of body language.
  4. (4) The author develops the text by _______.
    A . explaining people's behavior B . describing his own experiences C . telling apart sexual differences D . discussing research experiments
The park was full of people, ___________ themselves in the sunshine.
A . enjoyed B . having enjoyed C . enjoying D . to enjoy
After graduation he returned to the small town  he grew up in.
  1. (1) What does the speaker ask the runners to do?
    A . Stand in line. B . Do a practice run. C . Follow a volunteer.
  2. (2) What will be available at the stations every two miles?
    A . Medical assistance. B . Reporters. C . Drinks.
  3. (3) What is forbidden in this race?
    A . Headphones. B . Food. C . Photos.
  4. (4) When will the running course be taken down?
    A . In the mid-morning. B . At midday. C . In the early afternoon.

    Chinese researchers have planned to build an airport in Antarctica in November. The Chinese  (be) not very used to flying to the southernmost continent, because the country s first polar plane, the Snow Eagle 601,  (put) into use only three years ago.

    Before the Snow Eagle 601, Chinese researchers traveled to the ice-covered land by ship, which took significantly  (long) than flying. There are currently more than 20 airports in Antarctica, but none of them belong to China. The Snow Eagle 601 has to rely on Russian airports  (take) off and land. That's  the Chinese researchers decided to build their own. Building an airport in Antarctica is very different from building one elsewhere. The continent is covered by a  (constant) moving layer of ice, so the builders must find somewhere that moves at the slowest possible pace and in a  (fix) direction.

    The builders managed to find a spot back in early 2017 following  tough measuring process that took place in the storm-like polar winds. The next problem is the snow. The soft nature of snow makes  a bad material for a runway. So the builders must use road roller-like  (machine) to press the snow, which can be very time-consuming in extreme coldness.

I love the weekend, because I needn't (get) up early on Saturday and Sundays.