A million tourists go to Barcelona every year.They want to see Antonio Gaude＇s church.This unusual church has a strange history.Gaude was born in Spain in 1852.He had to work and study at the same time.He often missed classes because he had to work, but one day he designed a very unusual show-case for an exhibition in Paris.People began to give him work.He designed houses, offices and gardens.They were all very unusual.He was soon rich and famous.Then a rich bookseller said, ＂Will you build a church for the poor people of Barcelona? I will pay.I will build schools and workshops, too.They will help the people.＂ ＂I will do it,＂ said Gaudi.He worked for forty years, but he could not finish the church.It was too big.He needed $10,000,000.He gave all his money to the church.He was poor again when he died in 1926, and only the front of the church was finished.But architects, engineers and tourists from all over the world come to see it.It is very strange, very modern and very revolutionary.
1.Which of the following titles best fits the passage?
A.Barcelona--- a Famous City
B.A Strange History of An Unusual Church
C.A Poor Architect＇s Unusual Works
D.Antonio Gaudi＇s Life
2.Which of the following is NOT true?
A.Gaudi was a Spanish architect
B.Gaudi devoted most of his life to the building of the church
C.People all over the world admire the architect very much
D.many tourists go to see Gaudi＇s unfinished church
3.Gaudi sometimes missed classes because _____.
A.he didn＇t like it
B.he had to work at the same time
C.they were too difficult
D.he had to build a church
4.The church is unusual because _____.
D.all of the above
5.According to the passage, Gaudi _____.
A.suffered a lot in his life
B.was full of sympathy to the poor
C.always created unusual works
D.both B and C
It＇s an early morning in Ashland.The big clock above the Farmer＇s Bank is five.Everyone gets up early in Ashland.Rain or shine, Tom Brozn, the milkman gives people the milk soon after five every morning, and Mike Moore throws the morning papers at the front doors when he rides by on his bike.No one needs an alarm clock in Ashland.There are only 800 people in Ashland, and most of them do the same thing at the same time every weekday.Every morning, Monday to Friday, just when the big clock is seven, ole Dick Cook walks past the Farmer＇s Bank.He is on his way to the train station.
At three thirty in the afternoon the children get out of school.Soon they yellow school bus drives the children home.On Sundays, the children play outdoors in the park.
Saturday is different.Most shops open all evening, and people like visiting their friends on Saturday.They play late into the night, and they enjoy themselves on weekend.
But every weekday, from Monday to Friday, people go to bed early in Ashland.The streets are quiet, and the houses are dark when the big clock over the Farmer＇s Bank is ten o＇clock.The small town is getting ready for tomorrow.
1.No one needs an alarm clock in Ashland because _____.
A.Mike throws the morning papers every early morning
B.everyone is used to getting up early in Ashland
C.everyone in Ashland has a watch
D.there is a big clock above the Farmer＇s Bank
2.＂Mike Moore throws the morning papers at the front doors when he rides by on his bike.＂ ＂By＂ here means _____.
3.In this passage ＂They enjoy themselves＂ means _____.
A.people like themselves
B.people have a good time
C.people go to bed late
D.people don＇t go to work
4.Weekend is _____.
A.Saturday and Sunday
B.from Monday to Friday
C.from Monday to Saturday
D.from Friday to Saturday
5.Every morning, on weekday, old Dick Cook walks past the Farmer＇s Bank at _____.
Steve Ballmer is always exciting, as he was this time in front of over 2,000 students from Qinghua University and Beijing University.
Ballmer, president of Microsoft Corp., received a warm welcome at Qinghua University when he gave a talk on the next generation of the Internet on September 19th.He came to China last week for a two-day visit, during the time he slept only four hours and had many meetings with government official and businessmen.After all those business matters, he came to Qinghua and was asked thousands of questions from the excited students.
Ballmer, who joined Microsoft in 1980, was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates, a schoolmate of Ballmer at Harvard.Gates first dropped out of school to start Microsoft and Ballmer was still studying, but also gave up his studies and joined Bill Gates＇ five-year-old Microsoft in 1980.
In his talk to the students, Ballmer described what the Internet will bring to their life.He said there are several hundred Qinghua graduates now working or being trained at Microsoft both in China and in the US.He also warned the students not to drop out of school and follow the examples of Bill Gates and himself.
1.Ballmer gave a talk on _____ at Qinghua.
A.he future of the Internet
B.how to use the software made in his company
C.what computers will bring to universities
D.his own experience from Harvard to Microsoft
2.It seemed that Ballmer came to China mainly _____.
A.to meet some government officials
B.to give a talk at Qinghua University
C.for business matters
D.to visit places of interest
3.He encouraged Chinese student _____.
A.to work on software
B.to study hard and finish their college education
C.to work for Microsoft in China or in America
D.to follow the examples of Bill Gates and himself
4.From the passage we know Steve Ballmer _____.
A.graduated from Harvard University
B.asked the students a lot of questions
C.was Gates＇ schoolmate
D.started Microsoft Corp.in 1980
5.Which of the following is TRUE?
A.Bill Gates started Microsoft Corp.in1980.
B.Ballmer stayed in China for only four hours.
C.Ballmer dropped out of school earlier than Gates.
D.Ballmer gave a talk to the students from Beijing University and Qinghua Universit
Will it matter if you don＇t take your breakfast? A short time ago, a test was given in the United States.People of different ages, from 12 to 83, were asked to have a test.During the test, these people were given all kinds of breakfasts, and sometimes they got no breakfast at all.Scientists wanted to see how well their bodies worked when they had eaten different kinds of breakfasts.
The result show that if a person eats a right breakfast, he or she will work better than if he or she has no breakfast.If a student has fruit, eggs, bread and milk before going to school, he will learn more quickly and listen more carefully in class.
The result is opposite to what some people think.Having no breakfast will not help you lose weight.This is because people become so hungry at noon that they eat too much for lunch.They will gain weight instead of losing it.You will lose more weight if you reduce your other meals.
1.During the test, the people were given _____.
A.no breakfast at all
B.different foods or sometimes none
C.very rich breakfasts
D.little food for breakfast
2.The results show that _____.
A.breakfast has great effect on work and studies
B.breakfast has little to do with a person＇s work
C.a person will work better if he only has fruit and milk
D.girl students should have little for breakfast
3.According to the passage, some people think that if they don＇t have breakfast, you will _____.
D.lose your way
4.The word ＂reduce＂ in the last sentence means _____.
5.Which of the following is NOT right?
A.It is bad for your health to have no breakfast.
B.Too little for breakfast and too much for lunch may make you fatter.
C.If you don＇t eat much for lunch and supper, you may lose weight.
D.The more breakfast you have, the more quickly you＇ll learn in class.
Human resources represent the most important asset for any business.When a machine functions improperly, it is either repaired or replaced.But when a person needs upgrading or retraining, the personnel department usually provides it.Hiring and training net workers is expensive in both time and money.So the personnel function of a business attempts to select the right employees, place them in appropriate positions, and keep them as satisfied company team members.