1. B. The man should get a pair of new shoes.
2. A. The woman will skip Dr. Smith’s lecture to help the man.
3. D. The speakers and Steve used to be classmates.
4. C. In a boat.
5. B. 9:50.
6. A. She does not like John at all.
7. D. He is trapped in a terrible traffic jam.
8. A. She is good at repairing things.
We can see a teacher and a student in the cartoon above. When the teacher asks the student to answer a question written on the blackboard, the student wants to seek tech support rather than work it out by himself. The picture aims to tell us the problem that young students are highly dependent on high technology, overlooking the importance of independent thinking.
A large number of people point out that technology has played an irreplaceable part in learning process, while many others are against it. Those in favor of high technology believe we have benefited a lot from the convenience brought by Information Technology. For instance, our work efficiency has improved because computers can do complex calculations faster and more accurately than men. Also, the Internet has made it much easier to get access to information than before. However, many people claim that over-dependence on technology has done more harm than good.
As one of youngsters, I think as long as we can take advantages of hi-tech reasonably, our learning process will be highly beneficial. At the same time, keep it in mind that independent thinking comes first, while tech support just offers assistance. Only in this way, can we benefit most from our learning process.
46-50 J B D K H
51-55 C L F A E
56 D The impact of accelerating urbanization
57 C they force other species out…
58 B the pressure on farmland will…
59 A it incurs a high environmental…
60 C appropriate management…
61 B to bring university students into closer…
62 D sources of information are greatly expanded
63 A individuals and organizations may use it for evil purpose
64 B anticipating the needs of customers
65 A it will enable human society to advance at a faster pace.
The ideal rural lifestyle reflected in the art and literature is a great characteristic in Chinese civilization. It is largely attributed to the Taoism affection to nature.
There are two most preferred topics in traditional Chinese paintings. One kind depicts various happy scenes of family life in which the elderly play chess and drink tea, young men farm and harvest in the field, women weave or sew clothes and kids play in the outside. The other depicts the recreations of rural life. In these paintings, fishermen fish on the lake, famers hew or collect herbs on the hills and scholars compose poems or paintings under pine trees. These two themes respectively represent the ideal life of Confucianism and Taoism.