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Comprehension of the text
1.They are the Statue of Liberty, Barbie dolls, American Gothic, the Buffalo nickel, and Uncle Sam.
2.To celepate US independence and France-American alliance.
3.Since her introduction in 1959,Barbie dolls, and two are sold somewhere in the world every second.
4.He was inspired by the Gothic window of an old farmhouse.
5.It honoured a pair of connected tragedies from the settlement of the American frontier-the American Indians.
6.Because buffalo no longer wandered about the great grasslands.
7.He said “US” was short for “Uncle Sam” Wilson.
8.It was a self-portrait of Flagg.(It looked like him)
1.worked on 2.approve of 3.went ahead 4.for sale 5.come up with
6.refashioned into 7.rise to fame
8.captures my attention
1. Coexists 2.co-director 3.cooperate 4.co-pilot 5.co-author
1. Jimmy walked slowly to the corner of the playground, his face covered with tears.
2.The taxi sped away, its lights disappearing into the distance.
3. Their stomachs crying for food, their back burning from too much sun, both boys gathered their things and headed for home.
4. Barbara just lay there, her mouth trembling, her eyes unfocused, unable to say a word.
5. Then the two players let him fall to the track, his chest landing first, his head following, bouncing, and finally lying still.
1.Most snakes, although with a threatening appearance, aren’t really dangerous if you leave them alone.
2. Women, even though with the same abilities, have failed to approach the income of men.
3. Though with a serve lack of coal, the principal was not forced to close the school.
4. She is capable of making complete French meals even though with no cheese after salad.
5. When in doubt about the result of your test, call the test office.
1.Everything considered, this city is the world’s most exciting city.
2.Though with no approval from his parents, he went with his plan to study apoad.
3.The pidge was named after the hero who gave his wife for the cause of people.
4.It’s said that the painter used his mother as the model in the painting whose face represented suffering yet strength.
5.The writer instantly rose to fame in 1950 with the publication of a novel inspired by his experience with a girl on a farm.
6.One story says that “US” was short for “Uncle Sam” whose real name was Sam Wilson,who had once worked with a man who had signed a contract with the government to provide meat to the US Army.
1.A 2.C 3.B 4.D 5.B 6.D 7.A 8.C 9.A 10.B
11.A 12.C 13.A 14.C 15.C 16.A 17.D 18.D 19.A 20.D
1.To crush is to press something so hard that it is damaged or destroyed. Here Mary compares herself to a thing that is too weak to resist the pressure, i.e., he harsh words from publishers. Mary admits that she is extremely upset.
2.At the very beginning Eagelpeit did not expect to draw greeting cards; she aimed high. Now that she was told her style was better suited for drawing greeting cards, she felt it was a comedown from high expectation. To her, drawing greeting cards was a fall from her life’s goal.
3.The card is personified. As we know, a card can’t boast. Only the creator of the card boasts. However, the writer means to say that the card is communicating a proud message.
4.Acid means having a sour or bitter taste. When one has an acid tongue, he or she is very bitter to others, that is he or she is very critical of others.
5.A trademark is a special name, sign, word, etc. marked on a product; it is a special sign or a distinctive characteristic. Now being cute is Mary’s distinctive feature.
6.A core is the central part of certain fruit. A core of one’s life is the most important part of one’s life.
7.When one puts his or her feet firmly on the ground, he or she is down-to-earth. In other words, he or she is very realistic and practical.
8.When you say an artistic work takes off, you mean it begin to be successful.
Comprehension of the Text
1.A 2.D 3.B 4.C 5.C 6.B 7.A 8.D
1.crush 2.astonishing 3.comprised 4.features 5.decorated
6.elaborate 7.influential 8.annual 9.humorous 10.sample
1.to 2.down 3.on 4.into 5.to 6.with 7.off 8.at 9.up 10.up
Text A: Language focus: Words in use
1.crumbled 2.discern 3.surpass 4.shrewd 5.conversion 6.distort 7.radiant
8.ingenious 9.stumped 10.proposition
Text A: Language focus: Words building: Practice 1
Text A: Language focus: Words building: Practice 2
1.bankruptcies 2.atmospheric 3.delicacies 4.urgency 5.accountancy
6.gloom 7.magnet 8.metallic 9.mastery 10.vacancy 11.guilt 12.secrecy
Text A Language focus Banked cloze
Text A Language focus Expressions in use
1.were dripping with 2.in exchange for 3.flared up 4.make an analogy between 5.set a date for 6.make ... out of 7.made a pact 8.had appealed to
Text B: Reading comprehension: Understanding
Text B Language focus Words in use
Text B Language focus Expressions in use
1.play the odds
4.be factored into
6.By virtue of
7.get stuck on
8.come into play
Collocation: : Practice 1
Collocation: : Practice 2
1.beneath 2.disguised 3.whistles 4.restrain 5.grasp 6.longing
7.praying 8.faithful 9.pledge 10.drain
1.tell ( our teacher) on you 2.track down3.work it out 4.picking on me
5.reckoned with6.call on 7.on his own8.get through9.in disguise
1. G 2. O 3. D 4. I 5. K 6. L 7. B 8. F 9. A 10. N
1. advice 2. level 3. problems 4. necessity 5. skills 6. experience
7. solution 8. value 9. tool 10. manner
1. air-conditioned 2. handmade 3. thunderstruck 4. heartfelt 5. data-based
6. self-employed 7. custom-built 8. weather-beaten
1. well-informed 2. new-found 3. hard-earned 4. soft spoken 5. newly-married
6. widely-held 7. well-meant 8. well-educated
1.no matter how different it may seem from any other substance
2.No matter what a woman tries to do improve her situation
3.No matter what excuse he gives
4.No matter what anyone else may think
5.no matter how they rewrite history
1.Just as we gained fame in victory, we lost nothing in defeat.
2.Just as the head teacher plays a significant role in the school, Jane plays a significant role of leader in the classroom.
3.Whoever was out there obviously couldn’t see him just as he couldn’t see him.
4.She has been searching all her life for the perfect chocolate just as I have been searching for the perfect beer.
5.You can make those kinds of comparisons just as you were doing the analyses a minute ago
1.No matter how experienced a speaker you are, and how well you have prepared your speech, you will have difficulty making a speech at such a noisy reception.
2.Just as all his sister’s friends cared about him, Jimmy cared about them.
3.Car manufactures stamp a vehicle identification number at several places on new cars to help track down stolen vehicles.
4.If you dare tell on me when the teacher gets back I won’t say a word to you any more.
5.Some elderly people prefer to live on their own while the great majority choose to live with their children.
6.Here is something that needs to be reckoned with: how to get the necessary finances to establish the company. Ⅻ
1.B 2.A 3.C 4.A 5.D 6.A 7.D 8.D 9.C 10.B 11.B 12.B 13.A 14.C 15.D 16.C 17.A 18.C
1 .―It was an autumn night in my native Nova Scotia.‖
2.They ― were vacationing in (it) for the night.‖
3.― It took me years, thought, to learn that the love in our family didn’t just happen.‖
4.― First, love needs time.‖(Para. 3)
―Love needs another, harder to find quality as well, the ability to let go.‖(Para. 7)
― Finally, love needs words to make it real.‖ (Para. 11)
5.― It can only be achieved through patience and understanding.‖
1.C 2.B 3.D 4.D 5.A 6.D 7.A 8.C
1.hollow 2.considerate 3.rival4.elastic5.paralleling6.inspire
7.manipulate8. acknowledged9. soaring10 respective
1. on2. apart3. with4. along5. on6. into7. of8. between
9. up10. of
1. moderate 2. consume 3. advisable 4. modified 5. evidence
6. restricted 7. calculate 8. remedy9. impact10. sufficient
1. bounce back 2. summed up 3. Up to 4. at risk 5. went to zero 6. goes up 7. interfere with 8. derived from 9. In general10 take in
1. G 2. K 3. O 4. N5. J 6. A 7. C 8. D 9. F 10. I
1. cost 2. pollution 3. potential 4. quality 5. chance 6. crime 7. interest 8. efficiency 9. strength10. creativity
1. appearance 2. utterances 3. attendance 4. hindrance 5. maintenance
6. resistance7. performance 8. existence 9. occurrence 10. acceptance
1. world-famous 2. ice-cold 3. snow-white 4. waterproof 5. waist-deep 6. carefree
1. Mr. Howe, my favorite professor, has received a Distinguished Teacher Award.
2. Yesterday I went fishing, something I hadn’t done in years.
3. Some women are normally inactive but then all of a sudden start a program of intense exercise, an action that peaks the laws of sports science.
4. Even a pief visit to Greece, a modern country with ancient civilization, gives you a deep sense of its culture.
5. The ancient Chinese, a people of inventors, discoverers, philosophers, soldiers, poets, craftsmen, gave the world many of its most useful things.
1. His homework done, his composition written, Larry decided to go and see the film.
2. The manager sat quietly in the office, (his) eyes closed, waiting for the telephone to ring.
3. The room was a mess, empty bottles and beer cans (being) everywhere.
4. When I walked in, Grandpa was sitting at the kitchen table, the newspaper spread before him.
5. Diana stood motionless at the end of the ping board, tears streaming down her cheeks.
1. The defendant, a woman of only 30, kept insisting on her own innocence.
2. All things considered, dates, beans and some leafy green vegetables are the best sources of iron.
3. No beverages are served with meals because they interfere with digestion.
4. Taking the popularity of the region into consideration, it is advisable to book hotels in advance. 5. If you have a feeling of wanting to throw up after taking this drug, stop taking it immediately and consult your doctor as soon as possible. 6.
6. Summing up the discussion, he said both parties should consider the most effective way to solve the problem. XII.
2. 铁质储量为零时， 你会觉得虚弱，疲乏无力，喘不过气，这是缺铁第三阶段的典型症状。3. 耐力运动员，尤其是女性，经常会缺铁，如果增时肉类食物或服用铁质补剂，能够恢复到健康状态。
5. 铁质储量低的人应该去咨询医生，看看是否应通过调整饮食或服用铁质补剂来校正不足。6. 一般说来，如果你忽视自己摄入的铁质含量，不在铁质储备失去之前注意警告信号，你会有危险。
1. D 2. C 3. C 4. A 5. D6. A 7. B 8. D 9. C 10. B
11. A 12. B 13. D 14. A 15. D 16. A17. D 18. C 19. C 20. A
1. O 2. F 3.F4. O 5. F6. O
Comprehension of the Text
1. D 2. B3. D 4. C 5. A 6. C 7. A 8. A
1. implying 2. complicated3. obstacle4. exhibited 5. possess
6. multiplied 7. equip8. speculate9. concentrating 10. strength
1. applied to2. In response to 3. is associated with 4. in contrast to5. in the say way that 6. attribute to 7. go through8. engage in 9. benefited greatly from 10. stems from
Exercises on Web course only:
11. in addition to 12. are separated into 13. focus on 14. A succession of accidents
1.cultivate 2.comprehensive 3. controversial 4. suspend 5.insulted
6. preliminary 7.conventional 8.reform 9.worthwhile 10.publicity
1.His girlfriend's father saw him as a man who could not make a living.
2.The course was canceled over the students' protest.
3.The problem is so difficult that we cannot work it out without the help of our teacher.
4.Children tend to do/try their utmost when they know their parents are making similar efforts.
5.The new teaching program didn't work well in the school at the outset.
6.I was kind of excited when I received the letter that offered me an interview.
7.The school is scheduled to open on September 1.
8.They appeared to offer a free computer, complete with software and a printer.
9.In spite of hardships, they made real efforts that have resulted in more progress than expected.
10.Many people make things more difficult for themselves because they still operate on the principle that you should not ask for help, or you might seem weak.
1.F 2.M 3.K 4.D 5.C
6.G 7.L8.O 9.I 10.B
1.cold2.competition3.debate4.desire 5. Fear 4.heat 7.interest 8.love 9.pleasure 10. enthusiasm VII.
1.responsibility 2.rapidity 3.mobility 4.curiosity 5.publicity 6. complexity
1.In Britain,as in America,there is a great demand for educational reform.
2.In Greece,as in Italy,people use a lot of olive oil in cooking.
3.As in the Hyde School,values such as courage,integrity,leadership,curiosity and concern are the first,most important lesson in some public inner-city schools in Maryland.
4.In China,as in Japan,a large number of middle school students take supplementary classes in order to get into a famous university.
5.As in the middle of the 1950s,many young people went down to the countryside in the late 1960s and early 1970s. X.
1.Once you've practiced a bit, you'll find that it's quite easy.
2.Once the meal was finished,the discussions began.
3.Once you show any fear,he will attack you.
4.Once parents make a commitment to the program, they will be daily role models for their children.
5.Once customers come to rely on these systems, they almost never take their business elsewhere.
1. In his thinking, as in his behavior, he is very traditional.
2. Once the teachers agree to accept the new teaching program, they have to face the strain it puts on them.
3. In the long run, it is worthwhile to pursue one's study after graduating from university instead of going to work directly.
4. As the school operates on the Character First principle, moral values and academic achievements are stressed equally.
5. It is said that the meeting, which is scheduled to be held this month, will be put off till next month.
6. The school sees its job as preparing its students for life by cultivating a comprehensive set ofprinciples that can benefit all of them.
1.B 2.D 3.A 4.B 5.D 6.B 7.A 8.D 9.C 10.B ll.B 12.A 13.C 14.C 15.A 16.B 17.C 18.A
1.D 2.A 3.C 4.A 5.B 6.A 7.B 8.A
1.exert 2.analyzed 3.differ 4.consult 5.discarded
6.volume 7.delicate 8.convert9.dismissed 10.flexible
1.in,from2.on3.to 4.behind 5.From,to 6.between,up 7.for 8.to9.from10.through
1. inspected2. assembled3. exaggerated4. versions5. universal