72 hours in Beijing
Traveling to China is no longer a luxury for many foreign passport holders.The Chinese government has permitted a 72-hour visa-free policy that offers access to visitors from 53 countries including the US, France and Austria.Let’s start with the capital of China, Beijing Here's a pick of the best in Beijing!
Mutianyu Great Wall
Your trip to Beijing isn't really complete without seeing one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”, the Great Wall of China, The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is by far the most well-preserved of all.Taking a one hour bus ride, Mutianyu would be your ideal location for a half-day of hiking away from the large crowds in the city.Also, the authorities have allowed tourists to paint graffiti on a specific section of the Great Wall since 2014.The Great Wall was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.
798 Art Zone
This would be on the top of my list! Named after the 798 factory that was built in the 1950s, the art zone is home to various galleries, design studios, art exhibition spaces, fashionable shops and bars.You could easily spend half your day wandering around the complex, feeling the contrast of the present and the past.
Located in northwestern Beijing, the Summer Palace is by far the city’s most well-preserved royal park.With its huge lake and hilltop views, the palace offers you a pastoral escape into the landscape of traditional Chinese paintings.The Summer Palace was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.
Sichuan Provincial Restaurant
While in Beijing, apart from trying the city’s best-known Peking duck, the Sichuan provincial restaurant is one of places where you can enjoy regional delicious food.It offers one of China’s eight great cuisines, Sichuan, which ranges from Mapo tofu to spicy chicken.
21.Which of the following is true about the Mutianyu Great Wall?
A.It is the most well-preserved part of the Great Wall.
B.You can paint graffiti anywhere
C.You need a half-day to get there.
D.It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014
22.When was the Summer Palace added to the UNESCO World Heritage List?
C.In 1998 D.In2014.
23.Which place is the authors first choice when visiting Beijing?
A.Mutianyu Great Wall.B.Summer Palace.
C.798 Art Zone D.Sichuan Provincial Restaurant.
TRAIL SAFE! is a unique safety training program designed specifically for National Park Service(NPS) Trail Volunteers, but is useful to everyone! It’s based upon NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the human factor of safety is explored.TRAIL SAFE! captures(捕捉) the core learning objectives of the 16-hour Operational Leadership course while allowing volunteers to learn from their own homes online.
The TRAIL SAFE! series includes eight video lessons, each ranging in length from 18 to 40 minutes long.Watch them over the course of multiple days, or “binge watch” the entire series in three hours—it’s up to you—but please watch them in order from Lesson 1 through Lesson 8.After viewing the lessons, send your training verification(验证 ) emails to register your participation.When you have viewed and registered for all eight individual lessons, each participant will receive a TRAIL SAFE! pin and a SPE/GAR card in the mail for use in the field.Thank you for helping to make Sleeping Bear Dunes one of the safest work environments for NPS Trail Volunteers like yourself.
Ready to start?
Click on this link to access all TRAIL SAFE! videos: https://www.nps.gov/iatr/trail-safe.htm
If you require Audio Descriptive versions of TRAIL SAFE! , the link to those videos is also available on the Ice Age Trail site.
Record your participation
In order to receive credits for your participation, please fill in your answers to the following questions and email to: Matthew_mohrmannps.gov.
●Which video lesson did you just complete viewing?
●Name of the Trail where you volunteer.
●Your name and full mailing address, so we may send your course completion materials to you.
●Names and addresses of others if you are viewing this lesson in a group setting.
●Optional: Please let us know any comments or suggestions you have about this lesson.
Upon registering your completion for the entire eight lesson series, you’ll receive your TRAIL SAFE! pin and risk assessment card via mail.
2 4.What is the aim of TRAIL SAFE! ?
A.To develop volunteers’ operational leadership.
B.To offer links to the websites for learning.
C.To provide credits for viewing.
D.To pass the risk assessment.
2 5.How long does it take the participants to watch the eight videos at a time?
A.18 minutes.B.40 minutes.
C.3 hours.D.16 hours.
2 6.What should the participants do to get a SPE/GAR card?
A.Watch and register for all the series.
B.Give some comments on the lessons.
C.Send and receive training mails.
D.Answer all of the questions.
2 7.What can be inferred about the job of NPS Trail Volunteers?
A.It is popular with everyone.B.It can be dangerous.
C.It shall be completed online.D.It needs NPS working experience.
“Anything you want, anytime you need it.”
The message appeared on computer screens across the country at the same time, on the same day: December 12th, at 12 p.m..Simultaneously, important looking envelopes containing cards with the same message were hand-delivered to the offices of all the major news companies.
One found its way to the desk of Chris Lin, a business reporter at The Post.The card was beautifully designed – a black background with the words printed out in crisp white letters.There was no explanation on the back, just a website address.Chris went to the website.Its style was identical to the card’s and said: “Anytime: Starting Tomorrow.”
The next day websites and blogs were filled with articles theorising about Anytime.Was it a shopping website like Tao Bao or Amazon? A joke? Something illegal? Anytime’s marketing had worked – it was a household name before it’d even made a single sale.
When the opening came, that day at noon, the Anytime website suddenly had a single field that read, “What do you want?” All you had to do was type the words into that box, and then specify how quickly you wanted your item delivered: within one, ten, or twenty-four hours.
Bloggers were the first to test the service.And their reviews were glowing.Within weeks, Anytime had become a part of daily life.Nobody used other delivery sites or the post anymore as Anytime was much cheaper and faster.
Chris still wondered what exactly Anytime was.He tried to find out who owned the company, but it was registered in a small country that did not require such information to be made public.He did find some interesting facts, though.Anyone who challenged the company, it seemed, met with serious trouble.A government official critical of Anytime for avoiding tax was forced to leave his position after news stories suddenly appeared claiming he was dishonest.The head of another company taking Anytime to court died in a car accident just days before the case was to begin.
Chris began making a list of all the people who had something terrible happen to them after opposing or criticising Anytime.By lunch, he had more than one hundred examples.Something was definitely wrong.Chris worked on his list the rest of the day, emailing people who could provide more information and looking through newspaper records.After working through the night, an exhausted Chris finally fell asleep at his desk at 4 a .m..
When he woke a few hours later, there was a message flashing on his computer screen: “Stop making trouble.” Chris smiled.He had no intention of stopping now that he knew he was on the right track.
2 8.What was on the front of the card sent to Chris Lin?
A.An invitation to a company opening.
B.The website address of a new company.
C.The words “ Anytime: Starting tomorrow”.
D.The words “Anything you want, anytime you need it”.
2 9.Why did the company choose to send the cards to many news reporters?
A.Because it didn’t have enough money for traditional advertising.
B.Because it wanted to attract the reporters as customers.
C.So the reporters would write stories about the new company.
D.So people would find the new company interesting.
3 0.What did Chris’ s research suggest about Anytime ?
A.It may be very dangerous.
B.Its popularity would soon decrease.
C.It was doing business all over the world.
D.It was being widely criticised by journalists.
3 1.How did Chris feel at the end of the story?
A.Scared that he would get into trouble.
B.Confident that he would find the truth.
C.Nervous about what the company would do.
D.Satisfied that he had discovered the company’s secret.
Connecting with people has become so much easier with advancing technology.Tasks that once required a postage stamp or carrier pigeon are now as simple as tapping a name or even a face on your screen, and you’re connected.But also easier is unconsciously getting caught up in a dilemma by violating certain new rules for communicating.A big one for some: Don’t call until you’ve texted to confirm it’s OK to call.But that’s just the beginning.
“I’m usually pretty mild and not much bothers me,” said Mark Angielle, a 29-year-old office manager from White Plains, New York.But the one thing that he hates more than anything else in life is the terrible one-word message — “K.” “At the very least reply with, Got it.” he said “At least give me a few words here.You’re not that busy.”
There are hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of others who have taken Lo social media to express their distaste for people who don’t follow the unwritten rules of digital communication.
“These rules are simply a new display of a phenomenon we’ve seen in the past,” said James Ivory, professor of communication a Virginia Tech.In the same way that generations and small groups of friends have their own slang and customs, internet culture has given birth to technology-dependent beings that have their own unique set of routine.
But not everyone gets the point.Unlike language, digital communication can be filled with ambiguous clues(线索、迹象) that the person on the other end of the call, text or email may or may not easily understand.
“As soon as people aren’t talking face to face, the first thing that gets lost is some of the richness of the body language,” Ivory said, “People immediately fill that gap by using emoji(表情符号) to sum up a feeling in seconds.
“There's great potential for danger,” Ivory warned.“What's considered polite in one form might be inappropriate or rude in another occasion.”
3 2.What can you infer about Mark from Paragraph 2?
A.He is a businessman with a bad temper.
B.He complains about social manners.
C.He can’t bear one- word messages.
D.He dislike a busy business life.
3 3.According to the text, which of the following breaks the rules for communicating?
A.John says “I got it.” to his boss face to face.
B.Jim calls Bill without confirming in advance.
C.Mary texts Lily to make sure if she can call her.
D.Jack sends “Thanks a lot” to his business friends.
3 4.Why may people misunderstand each other during digital communication?
A.Emoji cannot sum up feelings.
B.People use their own slang and customs.
C.There are large quantities of written rules.
D.People gets wrong messages without clear clues.
3 5.What are people expected to do after reading tie passage?
A.To obey their own digital communication rules.
B.To be aware of rules during digital communication.
C.To use advancing technology even with disadvantages.
D.To keep pace with digital communication development.
What’s the purpose of building patience abilities? In a word, happiness.Better relationships, more success.But indeed it takes efforts to build them successfully.___36___ .Thus, when the big ones come, we will have developed the patience we need for hard times.
Understand the addictive nature of anger and impatience.We, human beings, are still constructed with our old reptilian(爬行动物似的) brain that protects our physical and emotional survival.On the emotional survival side, we want our way to get ahead, to achieve, to “look good.” Let’s just face it.___37___ So the first step in growing patience is to get in touch with the addictive quality of the opposite of patience—anger, impatience, blaming and shaming.We all have them.And we can grow beyond them.
Upgrade our attitude towards discomfort and pain.Pain has its purposes and pushes us to find solutions—we try to change the other person, situation or thing that we think is causing our discomfort.But the problem is that it is not the outside thing that’s the source of our pain, but how our mind is set.___38___
Pay attention when the impatience or pain starts.Most of us don’t really realize it when we are feeling even the smallest—but very present—painful feelings.___39___ But to really care for ourselves, get curious about what’s actually happening in the moment inside you.Focusing on what’s actually happening, you can notice the worry of not wanting what’s happening, the resistance.
___40___ When you find yourself impatient, or angry with yourself, you can remind yourself that you are growing, and that, “Sure, this is understandable; this is what happens to me when I’m bothered.” You can say to yourself, “It’s true.I don’t like this; this is uncomfortable, but I can tolerate it.”
A.Practice positive self-talk.
B.So the solution to pain is an inside job.
C.Patience abilities benefit you in many ways.
D.Learn to forgive yourself for being impatient in hard times.
E.We ignore the fact that we’re in pain and focus completely on fixing the problem.
F.The urge to protect ourselves and what we consider valuable is absolutely habit-forming.
G.Effective ways are recommended to train ourselves to work with little pains and annoyances.
阅读下面短文，从短文后各题所给的 A 、 B 、 C 和 D 四个选项中，选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项。
When you think of friends, you often think of those who accompany you for a long time.But there is another kind of ___41___ ---one that does not unfold over a ___42___ period of time but springs entirely from a particular ___43___
In my eighth grade ， there was Jenny.I ___44___ to stay at her farmhouse with cats and dogs.Eighth grade was a terrible year.We both ___45___ it ， but we didn't talk about it.On cold winter days ， she ___46___ me how she lied on her pony Redwing's back.Then we would ___47___ on long journey ， riding and walking ， She left in ninth grade and I ___48___ her.We had gotten each other through a ___49___ time.
Anyone with children knows the rapid friendships formed with parallel parents.To Julie, I will be forever ____50____ .We met on a ____51____ in New Jersey.Her twin boys were about the same ____52____ as my daughter.She lived in the beach town.I lived alone with my ____53____ a block away.My husband had left for North Dakota ， leaving me to ____54____ out what to do ext.Now, ____55____ , there was someone I could talk to.For the next weeks ， we met at the beach ， and I would go ____56____ with her so that the ____57____ could go on playing.The normal state of her little home ____58____ my broken heart.
Such friends as these often ____59____ when your own life is off balance ; they ____60____ you till the world settles on its axis(轴 )once again.
41.A.classmate B.friendship C.marriage D.neighbour
42.A.brief B.special C.consistent D.long
43.A.custom B.festival C.ceremony D.moment
44.A.loved B.tended C.attempted D.demanded
45.A.overlooked B.knew C.forgot D.preserved
46.A.inspired B.required C.consulted D.showed
47.A.go out B.make up C.slow down D.fall behind
48.A.followed B.admired C.missed D.forgave
49.A.cheerful B.difficult C.grand D.decisive
50.A.reliable B.merciful C.generous D.grateful
51.A.beach B.farm C.playground D.square
52.A.size B.intelligence C.age D.weight
53.A.daughter B.husband C.sister D.parents
54.A.turn B.puzzle C.point D.carry
55.A.punctually B.ridiculously C.suddenly D.theoretically
56.A.home B.downtown C.shopping D.swimming
57.A.adolescents B.boys C.children D.girls
58.A.ached B.hardened C.comforted D.bled
59.A.withdraw B.arrive C.disappear D.gather
60.A.recommended B.promoted C.tolerated D.supported
阅读下面短文，在空白处填入 1 个适当的单词或括号内单词的正确形式
According to Xinhua News Agency, the Palace Museum and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement on March 15.The two sides will set an example ___61___ 5G application.
The Palace Museum received more than 17 million visitors in 2018, ___62___(make) it the most visited museum in the world.In the past 20 years, an office information network covering the whole museum ___63___(build) gradually.The museum has developed an App that provides an in-depth ___64___(explain) of cultural relic information and cultural services.Also, the museum has research on the application of VR, AR, AI and other ___65___(technique) in museums.
___66___ signing of the agreement marks a new chapter in the strategic cooperation between the Palace Museum and Huawei Technologies Co.So, Huawei will make efforts ___67___(accelerate) the intelligent construction of the Palace Museum.
"The 600-year-old Palace Museum has never been so close to science and technology," Shan Jixiang said ___68___(proud), director of the Palace Museum.
Shan shared many ideas about the 5G Palace Museum.With the help of advanced technology, ___69___ is expected that in the future, audiences around the world will be able to experience and visit the Palace Museum, whether it is a field trip or a virtual tour.Also, the use of AI technology provides a ___70___(broad) platform and stronger knowledge support for cultural relics among young people.
71 .假定 英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌写的以下作文。文中共有 10 处语言错误，每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加、删除或修改。
注意： 1.每处错误及其修改均仅限一词; 2.只允许修改10处，多者(从第11处起)不计分。
Yesterday we took part a tree planting activity organised by our class.Early-in the morning, we set out for Bantou Reservoir in Xiamen, When we were arrived there, we began to work immediately.Firstly, we dug holes that are slightly larger than the root balls.Next, we gentle placed the trees into our new homes.After that, we refilled the holes use enough soil to support the root.Finally, we watered the trees.Three hours passed by after we knew it.Tired as we were, we felt exciting, talking and laughing all the way home.How an unforgettable experience!
72 .校学生会计划举办 “ 汉语桥 ” 活动，你受学生会委托写一则通知，邀请你校美国留学生参加此活动。内容包括：
2.邀请美国留学生参加动员会 the pep rally ;
1.词数 100 左右;
Dear overseas students from America
The Students’ Union
2 1.A 2 2.C 2 3.C 2 4.A 2 5.C 2 6.A 2 7.B 2 8.D 2 9.C 3 0.A
3 1.B 3 2.C 3 3.B 3 4.D 3 5.B
36.G 37.F 38.B 39.E 40.A
41.B 42.D 43.D 44.A 45.B 46.D 47.A 48.C 49.B 50.D
51.A 52.C 53.A 54.B 55.C 56.A 57.C 58.C 59.B 60.D
61.to/for 62.making 63.has been built 64.explanation 65.techniques
66.The 67.to accelerate 68.proudly 69.it 70.broader
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(4 ) gentle →gently(5 ) our →their(6 ) use →using(7 ) root →roots
(8 ) after →before(9 ) exciting →excited(10 ) How →What
Dear American overseas students,
Here comes the news that Chinese Bridge series activities will be held in our school.So all of participants are warmly welcome in the pep rally to get fully prepared for the follow-ups.
Themed at promoting Chinese culture around the world, Chinese Bridge acts as a platform to help narrow the gap of mutual understanding about China.Whoever is actively involved in it will develop a positive awareness of Chinese and its culture behind.Based on it, the pep rally is scheduled in our school auditorium from 14:00pm-15:00pm next Friday afternoon.
Please make sure you are available at that time and join us.