Recently, Chongqing Three Gorges University has held an activity named “Cell Phone Ninja” (手机忍者). They would like their students not to use cell phones for 21 days. It is really a challenge (挑战) for most students.
The activity started on April 12. Each student who volunteered to take part in this activity got a bracelet (手环). If the students did not use their cell phones, there would be a photo on the screen of the bracelet to show that. If they used their cell phones, a different photo would appear on the screen of the bracelet. After the last class of each day, the students sent the photos to the school’s public WeChat.
More than 800 students wished to take part in this test, and 400 were chosen. After seven days, only 103 students remained. The test was set for 21 days because some scientists believe that 21 days is long enough to help form (形成) a habit.
According to the teachers in the university, the activity was not a competition. It depended on students themselves to make the decision. The teachers hoped their students could form better study habits through activities like this one.
1.When did the activity “Cell Phone Ninja” start?
2. Were 400 students chosen to take part in this test?
3.Why was the test set for 21 days?
4.What was the bracelet used for in this test?
A: Hello, this is Laura. May I speak to Cindy?
B: Hi, Cindy speaking.
B: I am watching a film on the Internet.
B: A popular film called Zootopia (《疯狂动物城》).
B: Yes, it’s about animals’ dreams. I am deeply moved by it.
A: Sounds good. I’ll enjoy it when I’m free.
B: I’m sure you’ll like it. ___4._____
A: Oh, I found an interesting place to go for a picnic. Want to join us tomorrow?
B: Umm, let me have a look first. ___5._____
A: Sure. Please do remember to give me a reply.
B: OK. Thanks for calling.
A. I hear it’s very popular.
B. Is it about animals?
C. What are you doing now?
D. What film is it?
E. Would you please send its information to me?
F. When do you usually go to the movies?
G. Well, but why do you call me?
Many of you have heard a Cinderella (灰姑娘) story, but you may not know that there are over a hundred different ways to tell the Cinderella story. When writers tell the same story in a different way, it is called their “version” of the story. The story of Cinderella has many different versions. Let’s read two of them and find out how they are different.
The version that most people know is the oldest one written in 1697 by Charles Perrault from France. This is the version where the birds help make Cinderellas’s dress and the mice turn into carriage men (马车夫) and help Cinderella go to the dance in a pumpkin (南瓜) carriage. In this version, many of the animals are Cinderella’s friends. They help her meet the Prince. Cinderella marries the Prince and they live happily together ever after.
In another version of this story written in the 1850s by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm from Germany, the birds help Cinderella in the whole story. Cinderella’s father gives her a little tree when he comes back from a party. She plants the little tree and her tears water it until it grows into a tall tree.
The birds now live in the tree and they give Cinderella a dress of gold and shoes of gold. Cinderella goes to the party to meet and dance with the Prince. Later, he finds Cinderella at home doing work for her stepmother (继母). Cinderella marries the Prince and they live happily ever after.
Now you can understand what the word “version” means and how more than one writer can tell a story in a different way. That is why there are many versions of the same story.
1.In the story written in 1697, ________ helped make Cinderella’s dress.
A. her father B. her stepmother
C. the birds D. the mice
2.In Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s story, Cinderella’s father ________.
A. gives her some birds
B. gives her a little tree
C. makes a gold dress for her
D. makes gold shoes for her
3.The Chinese meaning of the word “version” in this passage is probably “________”.
A. 人物 B. 语气 C. 方法 D. 版本
4.If we put the passage into three parts, which of the following is the best?
(①= Para. (自然段) 1 ②= Para. 2 ③= Para. 3 ④= Para. 4 ⑤= Para. 5)
A. ①; ②③④; ⑤ B. ①②; ③; ④⑤ C. ①②; ③④; ⑤ D. ①; ②; ③④⑤
When talking about picking a right school, a mother and teacher gave some pieces of advice.
In the latest issue (期) of Youth magazine, the mother shared the school advice she gave her daughters with young people across the country.
“I’ve told my daughters many times that I don’t want them to choose a name,” the mother said. “I don’t want them to think, ‘Oh, I should go to these top schools.’ We live in a country with hundreds of excellent universities. So the first question is: what’s going to work for me?”
“When it was time to prepare for picking schools, nobody around me believed I could get into Xiamen University. But through hard work I finally made it,” she continued. “So, my second piece of advice is: believe in yourself, no matter what other people might say. Once your goal is set, you only need to try your best to make it come true.”
“The last piece of advice is not to be worried even if your dreams don’t come true. As I’ve said above, there are so many good universities out there. So it’s important for everybody to understand that you can always find a university that gives you a great education.”
1.The mother shared her advice ________.
A. with her students B. with her husband
C. in Youth magazine D. in Xiamen University
2.To explain her second piece of advice, the mother gave ________.
A. a story of her daughters B. a story of her own
C. some different reasons D. some different ideas
3.We can learn from the last paragraph (自然段) that ________.
A. we can realize our dream through hrad work
B. the name of the university isn’t the most important
C. it’s not necessary to care what other people might say
D. more than one university can give us a good education
4.The best title of the passage may be “________”.
A. Colorful University Life
B. Best School Education
C. A Report on University Building
D. Advice on School Picking
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Paper cut can be seen in many parts of China during the Spring Festival. People put it on windows, doors and walls for the festival.
A thousand years ago, paper cut was used for decoration (装饰). In Tang Dynasty women used paper cut as headdress. In Song Dynasty, it helped make gifts more beautiful. What’s more, people would feel happier when they saw paper cut on windows, doors and walls. Now people use paper cut to express their wishes for welcoming the New Year.
There are different kinds of paper cut in different parts of China. Pictures usually cover nearly all things, from flowers, birds to the famous people. Now, there are factories for paper cut in China. Paper cut has changed from decoration to a kind of art. At the same time, paper cut also appears in cartoons, magazines or TV programs.
1.________ people like to use paper cut for their festivals.
A. Australian B. Chinese C. English D. American
2.In Song Dynasty, paper cut helped to make gifts more ________.
A. beautiful B. famous C. different D. expensive
3.This passage is mainly about ________.
A. cartoons B. TV programs C. paper cut D. hair cut