Need a fall fix? Try one from these great places.
1. Mackinac Island, Michigan
The only way to reach this famed car-free island is by boat and ferry, and once visitors arrive, they are attracted by the history, scenery and fall colors.“It’s a throwback to years past, a little town, and there’s a big state park as well,”Blackwell says. “ You’re allowed to have boats all around the island.”
2. Tellico Lake, Tennessee
With nearly 400 miles of shoreline, this waterway flowing out of the Great Smoky Mountains is largely unexploited, well-protected in its natural state. Fall visitors find a range of colors reflecting in the clean waters, says Blackwell, who vacationed in the area with his family as a child. “The thick forest there just allows you to see more greenery and wildlife."
3. Dillon Reservoir, Colorado
With an hour from Denver, this lake is home to what claims to be the nation's highest sailing club, at an altitude of more than 9,000 feet. Marinas in the towns of Dillon and Frisco make it easy to get out on he water and to see the bright yellows and golds of fall leaves. “ People are surprised that there's boating in Colorado, and you can see the mountains just before the snowball," Blackwell says.
4. Lake Monroe, Indiana
The state’s largest lake is surrounded by more than 13,000 acres of protected forest and three recreation areas, making it an ideal place to see fall colors, particularly from oaks and the tulip poplar, the state tree. “ It’s a gem (宝石) in southern Indiana," says Blackwell, who grew up in the area. “There are lots of different activities: canoeing, kayaking and fishing.”
21. What is special about Mackinac Island?
A. It’s like a modern city. B. Visitors can’t take a boat around it.
B. Visitors can see various wildlife there. D. Visitors can’t go there by cars.
22. Which is suitable for someone looking for an undeveloped place for vacation?
A. Mackinac Island, Michigan B. Tellico Lake, Tennessee
C.Dillon Reservoir, Colorado D. Lake Monroe, Indiana
23. What do the four places have in common?
A. Blackwell once travelled there. B. They are all famous tourist destinations.
C. They are surrounded by thick forests. D. Visitors can enjoy fall colors there.
When HarmonyOs, the Chinese self-developed operating system for Huawei mobile devices, was released on Aug 9, it quickly became a hot topic on social media. Many believe it not only represents the rise of the country as a tech power, but also shows respect to classical Chinese culture by naming the system "Hongmeng " in Chinese.
"Hongmeng" is a classical word from Zhuangzi. In the ancient times of Chinese legend and myths (神话),“Hongmeng" was used to describe the original state of the universe before matter existed. For HarmonyOS, "Hongmeng" indicates the developers’ aim to make an innovative operating system, unlike any other.
Besides "Hongmeng'", Hunwei has also registered many of its products under the names of legendary creatures from Chinese myths. For example, the company's Kirin mobile chip got its name after a lucky monster called "Qilin". And its server chip is calked "Kunpeng”, a creature that changed from a fish into a giant bird.
Many Chinese Internet users and media have praised Huawei's use of these names," as they stand for Chinese wisdom and ancient people’s imagination and spirit of exploration”, Global Times noted.
In fact, Huawei is not alone in using traditional culture for modern ventures. Ne Zha, the new film, also portrays traditional culture in a modern context. The movie is loosely based on the well-known work of classical Chinese myth The Investiture of the Gods. Earlier this month it became the biggest animated movie in China and was called “ the glory of domestic anime (国产动漫)”.
Indeed, the long history and splendid classic works have given China a profound culture. Myths and legends are the creative works of tremendous imagination. As Global Times put it, today by revisiting a modern context, “ ancient myths has the power to inspire imagination in young people”. After all, imagination is the beginning of creation.
24. What do we know about HamonyOS?
A. Its release raised a storm of objections.
B. It is named after creature in myth.
C. It combines high technology and culture.
D. It's the best operating system.
25. Which of the following best explains "innovative” underlined in Paragraph 2?
A. creative B. modern C. popular D. intelligent
26. How do the public think of Huawei's use of the names?
A. Confused. B. Unexpected. C. Approving. D. Doubtful.
27. What can be inferred from the last two paragraphs?
A. The film Ne Zha is not adapted from myths.
B. The film Ne Zha is a big hit.
C. More businesses follow Huawei's lead.
D. Ancient myths is a good choice for entertainment.
People who sleep fewer than six hours a night are more likely to die early, researchers in University of Warwick have found in a recent study. They discovered that people who slept for less than six hours each night were 12% more likely to die before the age of 65 than those who slept the recommended six to eight hours a night.
The researchers pointed out that previous studies had shown that the lack of sleep was associated with problems like heart disease and high blood pressure. However, the researchers also found that sleeping too much was linked to an early death. Those who slept for more than nine hours a night were 30% more likely to die early, as an article in the latest Sleep suggested. That directly contradicts another passage in the same journal last month suggesting that people who slept for ten hours or longer a night were more likely to live to 100. This was thought to be because people who lived into extreme old age were healthier and therefore slept better.
However, the authors of the latest research contradicted this and suggested that long sleep was a sign of underlying illnesses such as depression and low levels of physical activity. Professor Francesco Cappuccio at the University of Warwick said: “ While short sleep may represent a cause of ill-health, long sleep is believed to represent more an indicator of ill-health.”
He also mentioned: “ Modern society has seen a gradual reduction in the average amount of sleep people take, and this pattern is more common among full-time workers, suggesting that it may be due to social pressures for longer working hours. On the other hand, the worsening of our health is often accompanied by an extension of our sleeping time.”
“Consistently sleeping six to eight hours per night may be good for health. However, whether to achieve the goal depends on various factors such as the environment as well as measures of public health aimed at favourable changes of the working environments,” Professor Francesco Cappuccio added.
28. What did researchers in University of Warwick
A. People who sleep fewer than 6 hours each night die before 65.
B. Sleeping for more than 9 hours a night does good to one's health.
C. Six to eight hours’ sleep can be appropriate for people.
D. People at an old age are healthier because they sleep longer.
29. What is Professor Francesco Cappuccio most likely to agree with?
A. Long sleep is what causes our health problems.
B. Modern people sleep less because they work longer.
C. Our health becomes worse because we sleep less.
D. How long we sleep depends on our education.
30. What did the researcher think may help people have proper sleep?
A. Social pressure. B. Longer working hours.
C.Extension of sleeping time. D. Changes of working environments.
31. What can be the best title for this passage?
A. How Long Should We Sleep B. Longer Sleep Makes Better Health
C. Time to Sleep Early D. The Importance of Sleep
Imagine a school where self-awareness is celebrated, students are encouraged to solve maths problems by writing on the walls and applying learned lessons to real life is more important than homework. These are a few of the concepts that makes Space of Mind School unique.
Located in a home built in 1896 in Florida, US, the program serves students in grades 2 through 12 and will accept kindergarten students next year. It also offers an after-school program for students who attend traditional schools, as well as evening programs for adults and educators and weekend events for families.
There is a different atmosphere from that of a traditional school building. Tables and brightly colored walls are white boards. In the science room, students are studying climate changes at a weather station, while in the music room, a student is solving an equation (等式) with his academic coach while he connects music theory and maths.
The daily schedule at the school also stands out. “ We don’t assign boring or exhausting homework.” said Space of Mind founder and CEO Ali Kaufman. “ Instead of homework, we ask that they go home and take a video of themselves applying a lesson they learned or cooking a meal for their family that they learned how to make at school.”
For lunch, instead of traditional cafeteria dishes such as pizza, the school offers organic meals made out of products from local gardens and farms. “ Our students also run a business at the Delray Beach Green Market on Saturdays so they can understand sustainable living practices and how to run a business,” Kafman said.
“ We are also the first school program in Florida to start and end each day with 15 minutes of meditation (冥想),” Kaufman said. “ The positive results we have been seeing in the students from meditation are amazing. We are really about infusing social, emotional and creative skills with academic and life skills.”
32. Space of Mind School_________.
A. assigns no homework. B. urges students to use what they learn
C.teaches students to earn money in class D. focuses on knowledge learning
33. What can be inferred from the last paragraph?
A. Yoga enjoys great popularity in US. B. The practice of meditation is amazing.
C. The meditation session lasts 15 minutes daily. D.The students benefit from meditation.
34. The underlined word “infusing" in the last paragraph probably means______.
A. emphasizing B. checking C. developing D. helping
35. What is the text mainly about?
A. What makes Space of Mind School outstanding.
B. Why Space of Mind School is popular in US.
C. How the after-class programs of space of Mind School are organized.
D. How Space of Mind School cultivates students' life skills.
Make Your Fitness Resolutions Stick
Last year, the most common New Year’s resolution was fitness-related. A study showed that roughly 50 million Americans pledged (发誓) to increase activity and lose weight. 36._______, success was hard to achieve. Two months later, only 37 percent of people in their 20s and 16 percent over age 50 had kept to their new fitness habit.
37. _______, the benefits of such a change are clear. There is no question that exercise plays a role in the
prevention and treatment of many diseases. Weekly exercise routines have been shown to reduce rates of depression and anxiety, lessen risk of heart attack and stroke, and reduce the prevalence of diabetes.
38. ______. It’s suggested that 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise like swimming, of 75
minutes per week of intense exercise, like jogging, should be the minimum amount of exercise needed to achieve maximum medical benefits.
Often the best way to increase your exercise is to incorporate (融合) movement into your everyday life. On average, urban citizens who walk by walk, bike or public transportation are fitter than suburban citizens who drive to work. Besides, taking the stairs instead of the elevator also helps. 39.________.
Whether you resolve to work out at your local gym three times a week, take 10, 000 steps a day or give your dog an extra walk every day, what matters most was not your commitment to exercise but your sticking to it. 40._______.
A. While they have good intentions
B. Although behavior change is tough
C. However hard they try to make a change
D. There is always one type of exercise that you are fond of
E. So commit to something you love and keep to your fitness habit
F. They are good ways to increase the amount of your movement every day
G. The best form of exercise is the type that someone will consistently perform
第三部分 英语知识运用(共两节， 满分45分)
第一节 完形填空(共20 小题;每小题1.5分，满分30分)
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的四个选项(A, B, C, D)中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项，并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
Trees have always held much attraction for people. They are the 41._____ and biggest life-forms on our planet and one of the most beautiful. As a direct 42.______with thousands of years of history, trees appear in many religions and have 43._____ artists over the years.
When I was a child I 44.______a science fiction story that made me think about trees in a new way. In the story, 45._____ from an advanced civilization come to our planet and their spaceship 46._____in the middle of a forest. The aliens (外星人) have a long 47._____with the trees of the forest and then leave, 48._____to think that the inhabitants (居民) of Earth are noble, intelligent and peaceful.
Trees 49.______a lot about being part of a community and how cooperation is better for a society than 50._____. Scientists are only just beginning to understand how it all 51.______, but we now know that trees growing together share all of the available resources (资源) with each other. So, strong trees in a good 52._____ will share food and water with 53.______ trees that receive less sunlight. By 54.______, a community of trees makes itself stronger. The 55.______of giant redwood trees, for example, grow together under the ground. It’s as if they are 56.______hands. This means that they are 57.______stronger when there are heavy winds or floods.
We all acknowledge that trees are 58._____ for the environment and the survival of our 59.______. Perhaps they have even more to 60._____ us in the future.
41. A. kindest B. oldest C. heaviest D. fittest
42. A. link B. league C. culture D. agreement
43. A. governed B. sponsored C. inspired D. tricked
44. A. took in B. came across C. set aside D. kept up
45. A. workers B. researchers C. visitors D. invaders
46. A. lands B. drops C. flies D. shoots
47. A. translation B. word C. cooperation D. conversation
48. A. curious B. happy C. desperate D. grateful
49. A. get B. know C. afford D. send
50. A. regulations B. management C. competition D. construction
51. A. learns B. ends C. grows D. works
52. A. position B. manner C. rank D. model
53. A. lower B. slower C. weaker D. cheaper
54. A. pulling back B. bringing up C. fighting back D. teaming up
55. A. branches B. fruits C. leaves D. roots
56. A. holding B. clapping C. waving D. raising
57. A. nearly B. really C. only D. merely
58. A. popular B. suitable C. vital D. normal
59. A. city B. country C. continent D. planet
60. A. offer B. take C. pay D. study
第二节(共 10 小题;每小题 1.5 分，满分 15分)
I recently heard a story about a famous scientist. When he 61._________(ask) why he was able to succeed, he gave the answer. It all came from an experience with 62._________ mother when he was about two years old. “I was trying to get a bottle of milk from the fridge when I lost the bottle and it fell, spilling (溢出) the milk all over the floor-a sea of milk! I got 63.____________ (frighten) and I didn’t know what to do!” he said.
Instead of 64.___________(punish) him, his mother asked him to play in the milk for a while. Then she said, “ You know, we failed in how to 65.____________(successful) carry a big milk bottle with two tiny 66.____________(hand) just now. Let’s go out in the yard and fill the bottle 67.________ water to see if you can discover a way to carry it.”
This famous scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he 68._________(know) he didn’t need to be afraid to make mistakes 69._________ were actually opportunities for learning something new. Even if the experiment “doesn’t work”, we usually learn something 70.________(value) from it.
第四部分 写作(共两节 满分35)
During the National holiday, I tried a new way to explore the Forbidden City, where left me deep impression. To avoid waste time buying a ticket on the spot, I made a reservation online. I got my ticket from a machine without difficulty and start the exploration. I was deep attracted by the grand architecture. To my excited, I could scan the QR codes to get detailed informations. With the VR glasses on, I even found me back to the time when the palace was under construction. How impressive! I found the Forbidden City both traditional or modem because of our history is made alive here.
Looking forward to your participation.
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Hearing that you are interested in the Microfilm Exhibition Activity organized by our Students' Union. I feel it my pleasure to introduce to you some relevant information about it.
Scheduled to be held in mid-November, the activity aims to share the recorded wonderful moments of how the younger generations show their love for their motherland. So meaningful is the activity that it will surely offer us a great opportunity to embrace our cultural roots. Anyone who is interested and skilled at video-making can sign up for it. The microfilm is required to be a 15-minute one and should be handed in before the end of October.
I am convinced that it will also serve as a good chance for you to show your talent for shooting a film as well as your love for your country. Seize this chance and you won't regret it.
Looking forward to your participation.