International Exchange Programme The application form for participation on the exchange programme for 2016／17 can be found in Application Procedures． Applying Qualification—Current Queen Mary undergraduate students(with the exception of students in Biomedical Sciences，Chemistry，Dentistry and Medicine)have qualifications to apply. Law Students—Students enrolled in The School of Law should contact Sheila Shirley(s．shirley@qmul．ac．uk)for details of study abroad opportunities. English and Drama Studen—Students cannot study abroad for the full academic year. Students will be able to spend only the autumn semester studying at one of our exchange partners· Applications A complete application will consist of the two-page application form，a personal statement and a supporting academic reference．Students should follow these application procedures. Applicants must ensure they have spoken to their departmental study abroad instructor before submitting their application．Applications can be submitted in person at The Study Abroad Office(E09，Ground Floor，Queens’Building)or by email to h．gibney@qmul．ac．ukNew Exchange Partners for 2016／2017For 2016／17 we hope to offer students the opportunity to study abroad at the following new partners：The University of Pennsylvania—UPenn(USA)，The University of Sydney(Australia) and Waseda University(Japan)．Should we be unable to send students to any of these new institutions on exchange，and if you intend to include one or more of these destinations with your application，please provide at least one alternative destination from the list of other partner programmes．1．Who can apply for the exchange programme? A．Students in Biomedical Sciences B．Students in Chemistry C．Students in Dentistry D．Students in English and Drama2．The law students who want to study abroad should______． A．email to h．gibney@qmul．ac．uk B．email to s．shirley@qmul．ac．uk C．go to E09，Ground Floor，Queens’Building D．go to Masons Lecture Theatre Hall，Bancroft Building3．What will you do if you can’t be sent to the new exchange partners? A．Wait for another proper opportunity． B．Cancel your exchange programme． C．Provide another university from the list． D．Contact the university by yourself．
2. Traveling to Cuba as an American is like jumping through hoops(环)．To help you better prepare for your trip，here are what you need to know about traveling to Cuba．
You wilI need to obtain a visa to travel to Cuba．You’11 need to apply for the visa associated with your travel purposes，such as religious or medical travel，family visits，or people-to-people travel，which is the most common type of visa attained by Americans．
Because of the U．S．restriction，banks have not yet been able to establish a foothold in Cuba，meaning it’s a cash—focused country．You can exchange currency at the José Martí International Airport or at your hotel．Keep in mind that there is a 10 percent fee to exchange U．S．currency for Cuban currency．You’11 also want to be sure to carry change for tips．
You can reserve a hotel room in Cuba online．Then you can call to confirm your reservation．You can also book through a travel agency．However，payment can be tricky：Even if you pay for your room through your travel agent，the restriction may prevent your payment from reaching your hotel in time(another reason to book well in advance)．Come prepared with enough cash to cover the cost，just in case．
If you expect to find the blue waters，volcanic landscapes and beautiful villages of other nearby islands，you’11 be disappointed．But beauty is not hard to find here．Old Havana—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is home to splendid architecture and a bit of paladars(privately owned res—taurants)．Limited economic opportunities have led Cubans to be creative in other ways．You can’t go two blocks without coming across street paintings，art studios and joyful ballet music．
1．Most Americans get the visa to Cuba by________．
2．How much will you pay if you want to exchange$1．000 for Cuban money?
3．Which does the author think is worth seeing in Cuba?
4．Which can be the best title of the passage?
A．How to prepare a travel?
B．Tips on Visiting Cuba
C．Restrictions in Cuba
3. Think about the last time you felt afraid．Was it a fear of height?Did you oversleep on a weekday and fear you’d get into trouble at the office?In any case，you know what it feels like to feel fear．
But one woman doesn’t．The woman，code-named“UM”，gave her first-ever interview after years of being studied by a team of researchers．The woman is given a code name because the researchers want to protect her from anyone who would take advantage of her inability to feel afraid．
UM can’t tell you what fear is because she’s never experienced it．“I wonder what it’s like to actually be afraid of something，”she said．The formal name for the disease is Urbach-Wieth disease，which is characterized by a hoarse(粗哑的)voice，small bumps around the eyes，and calcium deposits(钙沉积的)in the brain．
In the case of UM，the disease has transformed the part of her brain that controls the human response to fear．In the interview，UM talks about an event in her life where she was held at knifepoint and gunpoint，“I was walking to the store，and I saw a man on a park bench．He said．‘Come here，please，’so I went over to him．He grabbed me by the shirt，put a knife to my throat and told me he was going to cut me．I told him，‘Go ahead and cut me，’I wasn’t afraid at a11．And for some reason，he let me go．”
Doctors who have been studying UM’s condition for years have been trying different things that could strike fear into her．They finally figured something out—increasing UM’s carbon dioxide levels．Extra carbon dioxide concentration in the blood is known to cause fear and panic in health individuals．Increasing UM’s carbon dioxide levels did manage to give her a fright．
1．The text starts by_______．
A．challenging the reader
B．solving daily problems
2．Why is the woman with Urbach-Wieth disease given a code name?
A．To tell her case from other patients．
B．To respect her privacy．
C．To meet the researchers’demands．
D．To ensure her safety．
3．From UM’s case，we can know that Urbach-Wieth disease may________.
A．stop the brain from functioning normally
B．1ead to a decrease in calcium deposits
C．stop the brain from responding quickly
D．1ead to an increase in carbon dioxide
4．What will probably happen to UM?
A．Dying of the Urbach-Wieth disease．
B．Getting the sense of panic．
C．Experiencing another danger．
D．Speaking with a hoarse voice．
4. Nearing the age of 101 has not slowed down one Japanese woman．In fact，in the swimming pool—she is only getting faster．
Recently，a 100-year-old Japanese woman became the world’s first centenarian to complete a 1，500-meter freestyle swimming competition in a 25-meter poo1．
Her name is Mieko Nagaoka．Ms．Nagaoka set a world record for her age group at a recent Japan Masters Swimming Association event in the western city of Matsuyama．She swam the race in 1hour，15 minutes and 54 seconds．
By comparison，the overall female world record holder completed the same distance in just under 15 and a half minutes．But that swimmer，Katie Ledecky，is only 17 years old．And Ms．Nagao．ka was not competing against her．In fact，Ms．Nagaoka was the only competitor in the 100-104 year old category．Her race was not a race of speed but of endurance，or not giving up．
Breaking swimming records is nothing new to Ms．Nagaoka．So far she has broken 25 records．But she began competing when she was much younger—at 88.
Ms．Nagaoka sufferred a knee injury in her 80s，so she began swimming to help her body recover．Since her first international swimming competition，she hasn’t looked back，except maybe to see if her competition is catching up．
In 2002．at a masters swim meet in New Zealand，Ms．Nagaoka took the bronze medal in the 50-meter backstroke．In 2004，she won three silver medals at an Italian swim meet.
Masters swimming is a special class of competitive swimming to promote health and friendship among participants．Swimmers compete within age groups of five years.
Japan has a large number of people who live beyond 100 years old．Until she passed away this month，the oldest person in the world was also from Japan．Misao Okawa was born in 1 898．She said her secrets for longevity，or long life，were good genes，regular sleep，sushi and exercise.
1．The underlined word“centenarian”refers to someone who is____．
B．100 or older
C．an old competitor
D.a new swimmer
2．Which is possibly the age category of the masters swimming competition?
A．82 to 87 years old．
B．93 to 97 years old.
C．95 to 99 years old．
D．106 to 110 years old.
3．It can be inferred from the passage that_____．
A．some people are born with longevity genes
B．people who like swimming live longer
C．the Japanese are interested in swimming
D．woman usually live much longer than men
4．Which can best explain the spirit of Ms．Nagaoka?
A．Not to advance is to go back．
B．After a storm comes a calm.
C．The early bird catches the worm．
D．Keep on going，never give up.
It’s reported that a male waiter recently poured boiling water over a female customer at a hot pot restaurant after the woman was caught complaining about the waiter’s bad service online. 1
The female victim，surnamed Lin，reportedly got into an argument with the waiter，surnamed Zhu，when Zhu refused her repeated request for additional soup for her pot．Lin was rushed to hospital and was diagnosed with severe bums on up to 40％of her body． 2
Many netizens criticized the waiter for being too impulsive and ignoring the possible consequences，but some also accused Lin of being too picky．Meanwhile，some came up with a question worthy of discussion： 3
Many tragedies are caused by arguments and if the victim can control his or her anger and try to reach a compmmise，the tragedies could possibly be avoided．Sometimes so-called“cowardliness”can be a form of self-protection，especially when you are faced with strangers and you know little about their personalities．
4 When they calm down afterwards，they would regret their“ridiculous”behavior and have to pay the price for the consequences·
In May，a male driver in the southwestern city of Chengdu was captured on film intercepting a woman’s car and dragging her out of her seat，throwing her on the ground，before cruelly kicking her several times on the head，simply because the woman suddenly changed lanes in front of his car.
5 Forgive others’mistakes and avoid fueling others’anger．Accordingly，you may be less likely to suffer from unexpected troubles．
A．Will the situation be out of control because of your anger?
B．Intolerance has contributed to lots of violent incidents．
C．How to keep ourselves safe when we argue with others?
D．The waiter has been arrested for further investigation and trial．
E．This incident caused an outcry among netizens and opinion leaders．
F．But it is difficult to control our anger when we have conflict with others.
G．So next time you deal with conflict，it is more advisable to control your temper and say“sorry”with a smile．
Feb．5 was a bad day for me．My doctor 1 me and my parents that I had 2 cancer and that I had only a few months to live．I became so sad that I immediately 3 .
Now I am actually 4 for all that has happened to me．I realize I would have never had to reflect and rethink about the purpose of my 5 if I had never been so close to 6 ·
Had I not been 7 to this limit，I would not have developed a deep 8 of the beautiful gift of life and of everything around me．I also would not have thought about how I wanted to 9 the people around me in a positive way before leaving the world．
This is no 10 ；I don’t even think it is sad in the 11 way to be honest．I’ve been so 12 in my life．I’ve lived in Paris，served the Peace Corps in Peru，fallen madly in love with the most 13 girl，have the most fantastic 14 and friends anyone could ever ask for…and the 15 just goes on．
I 16 believe everything happens for a reason．If terminal cancer had not 17 to me，I would not have been able to 18 my closest friends and family to appreciate the beautiful gift of life a little more and live more appreciative and 19 lives with my story．This is the purpose of my life I had been 20 all of my life．In fact，that is the reason I’ve decided to write this article and go public with my story as well．It is also the reason why I am，after all that I’ve been through in the past few months，thankful for terminal cancer．
1．A．inspected B．informed C．insulted D．interviewed
2．A．typical B．sensible C．supreme D．terminal
3．A．cried B．burst C．barked D．numbed
4．A．cheerful B．scared C．grateful D．glad
5．A．1ife B．soul C．faith D．growth
6．A．burden B．chaos C．creed D．death
7．A．hooked B．pushed C．dragged D．marched
8．A．gratitude B．perseverance C．appreciation D．romance
9．A．seize B．affect C．flatter D．dominate
10．A．target B．tolerance C．mercy D．tragedy
11．A．slightest B．highest C．farthest D．1ongest
12．A．excited B．blessed C．interested D．declined
13．A．exotic B．courageous C．sensitive D．amazing
14．A．author B．acquaintance C．family D．citizen
15．A．deed B．1ist C．doom D．scene
16．A．strongly B．decently C．generally D．approximately
17．A．belonged B．attached C．happened D．appealed
18．A．inspire B．suggest C．command D．demand
19．A．negative B．objective C．subjective D．positive
20．A．searching for B．caring for C．accounting for D．applying for
Tu Yoyo，84，was 1 (honor)with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Oct 5．She was the first Chinese citizen 2 win a Nobel Prize in science．Tu 3 (share)the prize with the Irish-born William Campbell and Satoshi Omura of Japan．
Tu 4 (be)a researcher at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine now．She was given the prize for developing artemisinin(青蒿素)，a new drug therapy against malaria(疟疾)， 5 has saved millions of lives worldwide，especially in developing countries．
Tu and her colleagues joined a government project to find a new malaria drug 6 the late 1960s．They made 380 herbal extracts from two thousand recipes from traditional Chinese medical books．In 1971，after nearly two hundred 7 (failure)，Tu’s team 8 (find)found an extract that was 100％effective against the malaria parasites—artemisinin．In 2001．the World Health Organization made artemisinin 9 (it)first choice in the treatment of malaria．
“The discovery of artemisinin is a gift to mankind from traditional Chinese medicine．It’s the collective achievement of the research team. 10 (win)the prize is an honor for Chinese science and traditional Chinese medicine，”Tu said．
I’m more than happy to hear you．You told me you were having trouble leam Chinese and wanted some advices from me．
Firstly，why not to learn to sing Chinese songs?It’s a good way to learn Chinese and can make you feel relaxing．Secondly，you can make some Chinese friends．Although you get along well with it，they will help you to learn Chinese．Beside，it will be helpful if you watched some Chinese TV programmes and read some Chinese novels．Finally，joining a club is also the good way to learn Chinese．In this way，you will get more chances to practice Chinese．
I hope the suggestions will be useful．