|A．Watching TV.||B．Listening to MP3.|
|C．Surfing the internet.||D．Reading helpful books.|
|A．read work-related books||B．become more energetic|
|C．improve your study||D．improve your relations|
|A．It will open up your mind.|
|B．You will have about 260 hours a year to read.|
|C．You will read lots of books and get much useful advice.|
|D．It will probably bring great things and feelings into your life.|
|A．To buy some books from amazon.com.||B．To download MP3 free.|
|C．To visit the public library.||D．To borrow audiobooks and listen to them.|
|A．They are more useful.|
|B．Listening to audiobooks is easier than reading books.|
|C．It’s dangerous to listen to audiobooks while driving or riding.|
|D．Audiobooks are a good solution to the problem of having no time to read.|
|A．high blood pressure and heart disease are caused by hatred|
|B．high blood pressure can only be cured by psychology professors|
|C．without hatred, people will have less trouble connected with blood pressure and heart|
|D．people who suffer from high blood pressure and heart disease must have many enemies|
|A．meet their enemies||B．change their attitudes towards bitterness|
|C．enjoy the professor’s speech||D．learn how to quarrel with others|
|A．pay much money to Hart||B．go to the workshop every night|
|C．attend a gathering twice a month||D．pour out everything stored in your mind|
|A．persuade us to go to Hart’s workshop|
|B．tell us the news about Hart’s workshop|
|C．tell us how to run a workshop like Hart’s|
|D．help us to look at various kinds of angers|
Large numbers of students have entered higher education in the past 10 years, but despite being the most educated generation in history, it seems that we’ve grown increasingly ignorant when it comes to basic life skills.
Looking back on my first couple of weeks of living in student halls, I consider myself lucky to still be alive. Unfamiliar to fresher’s, there are many hidden dangers in the dirty corners of students accommodation.
I have survived a couple of serious boiling egg incidents and lots of cases of food-poisoning, probably from dirty kitchen counters. Although some of my clothes have fallen victim to ironing experimentation, I think I have now finally acquired all the domestic (居家的) skills I missed out in my modem education.
In 2006 and 2010, the charming educationist Sir Ken Robinson gave two very amusing talks in which he discussed the importance of creativity in education. Robinson’s main viewpoint is that our current education system dislocates people from their natural talents. I would like to go a step further and propose that besides our talents, the system takes away what used to be passed from generation to generation—a working knowledge of basic life skills.
Today’s graduates may have earned themselves honor in history, law or economies, but when it comes to simple things like putting up a shelf to hold all their academic books, or fixing a hole in their on-trend clothes, they have to call for help from a professional handyman or tailor.
Since the invention of the internet, it has never been easier for people to access information, but our highly specialized education has made us more one-sided than ever.
I suggest that we start with the immediate reintroduction of some of the most vital aspects of “domestic science” education, before the current lack leads to serious accidents in student halls.
1. People call us useless students for the reason that______ .
A. what we’ve learned is beyond consumption
B. we are educated generation
C. we’ve entered higher education
D. our living skills are so poor
2. Which is NOT the incidents the writer had during the first few weeks in student halls?
A. He was seriously burnt by boiled eggs.
B. He was accidentally poisoned by food.
C. He damaged his clothes while ironing.
D. He was severely beaten by freshers.
3. According to Robinson’s opinion, our current education_______.
A. focuses on the importance if creativity
B. dislocates people from their natural talents
C. has equipped students with basic life skills
D. has followed the tradition properly
4. Why are the graduates poor at basic life skills?
A. Because they are not interested in them.
B. Because they have little relevant practice.
C. Because they are affected by internet.
D. Because they are easy to be one-sided.
5. The main purpose of writing the passage is that______.
A. there is no need to introduce “domestic science”
B. it’s time we did something to current education
C. more attention should be paid to natural science
D. accidents should be prevented in student halls
As we drove off from Columbia, I wanted to write to tell you all that is on my mind.First, I want to tell you how proud we are. Getting into Columbia is a real testament (证明) of what a great well-rounded student you are. You should be as proud of yourself as we are.
Your college years will be the most important of your life. It is in college that you will discover what learning is about. This will be the period when you go from teacher taught to master inspired, after which you must become a self-learner. So do take each subject seriously, and even if what you learn is of no practical use in real life, the learning skills you get will be something you will value forever.
Follow your passion in college. Take courses you think you will enjoy, don't be bothered by what others think or say, but make up your own mind. Most importantly, make true friends and be happy. Don't worry about their hobbies, grades, looks, or even personalities.
Start planning early what you'd like to do. Where would you like to live? What would you like to learn? I think your plan to study fashion is good, and you should decide where you want to be, and get onto the right courses. I will always be there for you, but the time has come for you to be in the driver's seat-this is your life, and you need to be in control. Being in control feels great. Try it, and you'll love it!
So please treasure your college years, make the best use of your free time, become an independent thinker in control of your destiny, and learn through your successes and challenges.
May your years at Columbia be the happiest of your life, and may you grow into just what you dream to be.
Dad & Mom
1. We can read between the lines that ________.
A. Dad has a strong love for his daughter
B. Dad is very strict with his daughter
C. Dad always worries about his daughter
D. Dad is much concerned about his daughter's health
2. The underlined word "destiny" in the passage is the closest in meaning to "_______".
A. weight B. life C. position D. time
3. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Plan things before you do them.
B. Self－learning is very important in college.
C. Follow your passion and do what other people say.
D. Leading a life is just like driving a car.
4. The purpose of the author in writing the letter is to tell his daughter to ________.
A. smile to her trouble in life B. fight till she succeeds
C. be confident and happy D. make the most of her college