Hunting for a new job? Thankfully, your perfect workplace may be just a quick search away. Online job sites are valuable resources you can use to find available positions in all types of industries, from hourly wage workers to freelance or work-from-home gigs, administrative roles, mid-level management, executive positions, and more.
·Price to join: Free
·Vip：$19.99/monthly or $9.99/mo, with a year commitment; one-month trial
·Ease of application: Medium
Linked In is, at its core, a business-centric social networking website. But this is precisely what gives it an advantage when it comes to searching for jobs. Your Linked In profile essentially acts as your resume, though you can also upload an actual resume as well or use the resume builder to create one to complement your profile.
·Price to join: Free
·Ease of application: Easy
As the largest job site in the world, it’s no surprise that Indeed made this list. There are reportedly 10 new job listings added every second, with the site constantly being updated with new content and jobs across every industry and different lifestyles. From full-and part-time positions to freelance, work-from-home, and even internship opportunities, the options run the entire range.
·Price to join: Free
·Ease of application: Easy
Monster has become synonymous with job searches, with the company having been around since 1999 and the early days of the Internet. Today, Monster remains one of the top job search websites, with positions of all experience levels and work styles, from full-and part-time to freelance and temporary.
·Price to join: Free
·Ease of application: Medium
Career Builder isn’t as diverse as the others but offers jobs from a variety of companies and industries, all of which can be viewed by category in an alphabetized list. You can also see top searches to discover what types of jobs or companies candidates are most often looking at.
1. If you want to register a membership of Linked In annually, how much should you pay totally?
A. $19.99. B. $119.88. C. $9.99. D. $109.89.
2. What do Indeed and Monster have in common?
A. They offer more flexible work. B. They all focus on work experience.
C. They are constantly updated. D. They were both set up in the 1990s.
3. Which one can help us discover the job candidates’ favourite?
A. Linked In. B. Indeed. C. Monster. D. Career Builder.
【答案】1. B 2. A 3. D
细节理解题。根据Linked In部分“Vip：$19.99/monthly or $9.99/mo, with a year commitment; one-month trial”（$19.99/月或$9.99/月，承诺一年；一个月的试用）可知如果你想每年注册一次Linked In会员，你应该支付：9.99*12=$119.88。故选B项。
细节理解题。根据Indeed部分内容“From full-and part-time positions to freelance, work-from-home, and even internship opportunities, the options run the entire range. ”（从全职和兼职到自由职业者、在家工作，甚至实习机会，这些选择涵盖了整个范围。）以及Monster 部分内容“Today, Monster remains one of the top job search websites, with positions of all experience levels and work styles, from full-and part-time to freelance and temporary. ”（如今，Monster仍然是顶级求职网站之一，拥有各种经验水平和工作风格的职位，从全职和兼职到自由职业者和临时工。）可知Indeed and Monster提供了更灵活的工作。故选A项。
细节理解题。根据最后一段“You can also see top searches to discover what types of jobs or companies candidates are most often looking at.”（你还可以查看热门搜索，以发现求职者最常关注的工作或公司类型。）可知Career Builder帮助我们发现求职者的最爱。故选D项。
At 74 James Patterson has sold more than 425 million copies of his 200 novels globally, making him one of the highest paid authors in the world. “I do not work for a living. I play for a living. I love doing it,” Patterson tells CNBC. But Patterson’s road to success didn’t happen overnight. He started writing as a side hustle and he faced a lot of rejection before getting his first book published.
Patterson grew up in the woods in Newburgh, New York with an insurance salesman father and a schoolteacher mother. Despite having dreams of being a writer, the idea “always seemed presumptuous”, Patterson says. But after reading books by James Joyce, “it really turned me on to reading, and then I started writing,” he says.
After college, Patterson got his first job as a junior copy writer at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. While climbing the corporate ladder, Patterson wrote his first book, The Thomas Berryman Number in the mid-70s. The book “got turned down by 31 publishers”, Patterson says. But after it was finally published in 1976, “then it won an Edgar Award for best first novel.” The Edgar Award, which is named after Edgar Alan Poe, honors the best writers in mystery fiction and non-fiction.
Despite publishing his first book at age 26, Patterson didn’t have a bestseller until he was 40. “It wasn’t like all of a sudden,” he says. In fact, Patterson kept his day job for decades and got promoted to CEO of J. Walter Thompson in 1988. During that time, Patterson says he would read well over 100 books a year to help spark his creativity. “I have a huge imagination and I’m constantly asking, what about this? What about that?” he says.
Despite his success, Patterson says he doesn’t like to give advice, especially about writing. But he credits his own success to his work ethic and passion. “I also don’t take myself too seriously,” he says. “Yeah, I sell a lot of books, so what?”
4. What do we know about James Patterson?
A. He produced a bestseller when he was 26.
B. He read a lot of books to get source of inspiration.
C. He worked as a full-time writer when he was young.
D. He got inspiration for his first book when climbing a ladder.
5. What does the underlined word “presumptuous” mean in paragraph 2?
A. Unrealistic. B. Contradictory. C. Imaginative. D. Inspiring.
6. What can we infer about James Patterson from the last paragraph?
A. He has sold a lot of books. B. He doesn’t take his job seriously.
C. He values positive attitudes to work. D. He is unwilling to give advice to readers.
7. Which of the following is a suitable title for the text?
A. The Secret to Career Success B. A Tough Road to a Bestseller Writer
C. An Edgar Award Winner D. A Not-to-be-missed Fiction
【答案】4. B 5. A 6. C 7. B
细节理解题。根据第四段倒数第二句提到“Patterson says he would read well over 100 books a year to help spark his creativity”（帕特森说，在那段时间里，他每年会阅读超过100本书，以发自己的创造力)可知，Patterson通过大量的阅读来获取灵感。故选B。
词义猜测题。第二段第一句“Patterson grew up in the woods in Newburgh, New York with an insurance salesman father and a schoolteacher mother.”（帕特森在纽约纽堡的树林中长大，父亲是保险推销员，母亲是教师)和该段最后一句“it really turned me on to reading, and then I started writing”(读了James Joyce的书之后，它真的让我对阅读产生了兴趣，然后我开始写作)推知，在这样一个父母工作比较稳定的家庭里，作家这个职业相对有些不切实际、不稳定。A.Unrealistic不现实的；B.Contradictory相反的；C Imaginative充满想象力的；D.Inspiring鼓舞人心的。A项符合文意。故选A。
推理判断题。最后一段最后两句提到“But he credits his own success to his work ethic and passion.“I also don’t take myself too seriously” he says.“Yeah, I sell a lot of books. so what? （但他将自己的成功归功于自己的职业道德和激情。“我也不太把自己当回事，”他说。“是啊，我卖了很多书，那又怎样?”）可知，Patterson认为是自己对于写作的积极态度才取得了成功。故选C。
Everyone needs a buddy, even sharks. Sharks are often described as Hollywood monsters, the lone wolves hiding in the deep, hunting for prey. But that description of sharks is increasingly out of step with what scientists are learning about the animals. Instead, they say, some species of sharks are social creatures who return day after day to a group of the same fellow sharks.
Papastamatious’s team studied gray reef sharks living in the waters off Palmyra Atoll Island. They attached small location transmitters to track the animals’ movements around the reef. After tracking the sharks for four years, the researchers found that the same groups of sharks frequently returned to the same parts of the reef repeatedly. They also found that some of the groups stuck together longer than previous studies have observed.
The sharks might be motivated to stay together, Papastamatious says, because it makes hunting for food easier. “If we hang out together and I see something, then you can come and try and take advantage of that,” he says. “And alternatively, if you see something, then I can try and take advantage of that.”
He emphasizes that the sharks don’t hunt together, but says that as long as the group isn’t too large—which would raise competition and conflict-socializing appears to benefit the sharks. And that may be one of the factors that led to sociality in the species.
David Shiffman, who studies sharks’ ecology and conservation at Arizona State University, says he was surprised to learn the sharks stuck together for so long. “I mean, I don’t have a lot of friends I do that with,” he jokes.
Sharks are amazing creatures, Shiffman says. In addition to knowing where to grab a bite by watching their friends, he says, some species of sharks can also learn to solve simple puzzles, just by watching other sharks solve them. Given their intelligence and social abilities, he says perhaps it’s time to drop prejudices about sharks. “It turns out that they are a lot smarter than most people think, and they have come complex ability to process their environment and learn and change,” Shiffman says.
8. Why do some sharks keep together?
A. To go back to the same reef. B. To have fun.
C. To scare other sharks away. D. To hunt for food with ease.
9. In which group may sharks like socializing?
A. A large group. B. A competitive group.
C. A small group. D. A group filled with conflicts.
10. What can be inferred about sharks from their behaviour?
A. They are still developing. B. They are intelligent.
C. They are hiding themselves. D. They are aggressive.
11. Where is this text probably from?
A. A science magazine. B. A travel brochure.
C. An encyclopedia. D. A news remark.
【答案】8. D 9. C 10. B 11. A
细节理解题。根据第三段中“The sharks might be motivated to stay together, Papastamatious says, because it makes hunting for food easier.(Papastamatious说，鲨鱼可能会被激励待在一起，因为这样可以更容易猎食)”可知，有些鲨鱼会聚集在一起是为了轻松地寻找食物。故选D。
细节理解题。根据倒数第三段中“He emphasizes that the sharks don’t hunt together, but says that as long as the group isn’t too large—which would raise competition and conflict-socializing appears to benefit the sharks.(他强调，鲨鱼不会一起捕猎，但他说，只要群体不是太大——这会增加竞争和冲突——社交似乎对鲨鱼有利)”可知，鲨鱼喜欢在小群体中社交。故选C。
推理判断题。根据最后一段中“It turns out that they are a lot smarter than most people think, and they have come complex ability to process their environment and learn and change(事实证明，他们比大多数人认为的要聪明得多，他们拥有处理环境、学习和改变的复杂能力)”可推知，从鲨鱼的行为可以推断出他们很聪明。故选B。
推理判断题。根据第一段“Everyone needs a buddy, even sharks. Sharks are often described as Hollywood monsters, the lone wolves hiding in the deep, hunting for prey. But that description of sharks is increasingly out of step with what scientists are learning about the animals. Instead, they say, some species of sharks are social creatures who return day after day to a group of the same fellow sharks. (每个人都需要朋友，鲨鱼也不例外。鲨鱼经常被描述为好莱坞的怪物，孤独的狼躲藏在深处，寻找猎物。但是，这种对鲨鱼的描述与科学家们对这种动物的了解越来越不一致。相反，他们说，一些种类的鲨鱼是群居动物，它们日复一日地回到同一群鲨鱼身边)”结合文章主要说明了科学家发现一些种类的鲨鱼是群居动物，它们日复一日地回到同一群鲨鱼身边，并且介绍了这项研究开展的过程以及研究发现。可推知，文章可能来自科学杂志。故选A。
When faced with the decision to get out of bed or have a few more minutes of sleep which do you choose? Believe it or not, that decision could make a world of difference in the rest of your day.
About 85 percent of Americans use an alarm clock to wake up in the mornings, according to sleep researcher Till Roennenber. And while there are no official numbers on snoozing (打盹), a quick survey of social media makes it clear that hitting the snooze button is a popular pastime.
As to how the snooze button will affect your day, scientists have mixed opinions. Some scientists think people who hit the snooze button in the mornings are actually clever, creative and happy while some said that hitting the snooze button will ruin your life, or at the very least your day. “I feel that hitting the snooze button has got to be one of the worst things that ever happened to human sleep,” researcher Jonathan Horowitz said. “The chances of you ‘snoozing’ and actually experiencing a meaningful rest are close to zero.”
According to some sleep experts, when hitting the snooze button，you are in fact confusing your body and mind, and throwing yourself into a deep state of being sleepy. The body needs some time to wake up, so, when returning to what will be a light sleep for a brief period of time, you are putting your body back into a sleep mode before waking it again. At that point your body won’t know what it wants, resulting in a sort of half awaken state.
If you really want to take advantage of an alarm clock, the key is to form a healthy sleep cycle. Focus your efforts on getting enough sleep each night and waking up at the same time each day so that when your alarm goes off you feel rested.
12. What can we infer about hitting the snooze button from Paragraph 2?
A. People do it just for fun. B. It is a common practice.
C. People take it seriously. D. It is a bit childish.
13. What do some sleep experts think of hitting the snooze button?
A. It is meaningful in the long term.
B. It makes people become lazy.
C. It brings us a sense of satisfaction.
D. It affects our body and mind.
14. What’s the author’s suggestion on getting the best out of alarms?
A. Forming a good sleep habit. B. Trying to relax ourselves.
C. Making use of willpower. D. Using an extra alarm.
15. What is the best title for the text?
A. Ways to keep refreshed in the morning.
B. The snooze button and people’s character.
C. Should you rely on the snooze button?
D. How to avoid the light sleep mode?
【答案】12. B 13. D 14. A 15. C
推理判断题。根据第二段最后一句“And while there are no official numbers on snoozing (打盹), a quick survey of social media makes it clear that hitting the snooze button is a popular pastime.”可知，根据社交媒体上的小调查，按下小睡按钮是很多人都有的习惯，与B选项含义一致。故选B项。
细节理解题。根据第四段第一句“According to some sleep experts, when hitting the snooze button，you are in fact confusing your body and mind, and throwing yourself into a deep state of being sleepy.”可知，在一些睡眠专家看来，起床后小睡会迷惑身体和大脑，D选项“它会影响身体和大脑”含义一致。故选D项。
细节理解题。根据最后一段第一句“If you really want to take advantage of an alarm clock, the key is to form a healthy sleep cycle.”可知，作者给出的利用好闹钟的建议是，养成健康的睡眠周期，与A选项“养成良好的睡眠习惯”含义一致。故选A项。
Many holidays are centered around surrounding yourself with family members and gathering in large groups, so it can be tough to enjoy your holidays all by yourself. However, spending a holiday alone can actually be more enjoyable and you might even find that you like it more. ____16____
Limit your technology use. If you’re spending your holidays alone, it might be attractive to stay completely connected to your social media and email. ____17____ So, try turning off your phone and computer to focus on yourself throughout the day instead of others.
____18____ Holidays offer you a good chance to award yourself for your hard work. Whether you go out to your favorite restaurant or cook at home, allow yourself to enjoy a big meal. After that, plan an outing to the movies, a museum or a park to relax. Also, giving yourself a gift is a great idea.
Volunteer somewhere. If you live near a shelter, reach out to see if they need help during the holidays. If you already volunteer somewhere, ask if you can come in on your day off. ____19____ If you volunteer somewhere and you enjoy the experience, consider volunteering more often.
Dive into a creative project. ____20____ You can draw, paint or make paper cuttings—anything that makes you feel accomplished. If you need to get holiday gifts for people, you could use your crafting skills to make some for them.
A. Treat yourself.
B. Get a creative technology-related gift.
C. However, a real break means limiting your technology use.
D. There are many reasons why you should spend holidays alone.
E. If you have a creative outlet, dive in and make something special.
F. Giving back is what holidays are about and it probably makes you feel good.
G. Here are a few things you can do on your own to make your holidays special.
【答案】16. G 17. C 18. A 19. F 20. E
根据上文“However, spending a holiday alone can actually be more enjoyable and you might even find that you like it more. （然而，一个人度假实际上会更愉快，你甚至会发现你更喜欢它。）”和下文每段小标题描述，空处承上启下，说明要介绍一些独自旅行可以做的事情。G项：Here are a few things you can do on your own to make your holidays special.（这里有一些你可以自己做的事情，让你的假期变得特别。）符合语境。故选G。
根据段落小标题“Limit your technology use. （限制你对科技的使用。）”可知，C项中的“limiting your technology use ”和标题对应。C项：However, a real break means limiting your technology use.（然而，真正的休息意味着限制你的技术使用。）符合语境。故选C。
空处为段落主题句。根据下文“Holidays offer you a good chance to award yourself for your hard work. Whether you go out to your favorite restaurant or cook at home, allow yourself to enjoy a big meal. After that, plan an outing to the movies, a museum or a park to relax. Also, giving yourself a gift is a great idea.（假期为你提供了一个奖励自己努力工作的好机会。无论你是去你最喜欢的餐馆还是在家做饭，让自己享受一顿大餐。之后，计划去看电影，去博物馆或去公园放松一下。另外，给自己一份礼物也是个好主意。）”可知，本段介绍了一些在假期款待自己的方法。A项：Treat yourself（款待自己。）符合语境。故选A。
根据段落小标题“Volunteer somewhere.（在某个地方做志愿者。）”可知，本段主要讲述做志愿者反馈社会。F项：Giving back is what holidays are about and it probably makes you feel good.（假期的意义在于回馈，它可能会让你感觉良好。）符合语境。故选F。
根据段落小标题“Dive into a creative project. （投入到一个创造性的项目中。）”可知，空处进一步解释说明，E项中的“creative outlet ”与标题对应。E项：If you have a creative outlet, dive in and make something special.（如果你有一个创造性的出路，投入进去，做一些特别的东西。）符合语境。故选E。
Sheela’s 93-year-old grandpa suffers from Alzheimer’s and has lost his memory. He’s unable to ____21____ her name and her relationship with him and constantly asks the same ____22____ questions.
But the music provides a(n) ____23____ for the two—a shared moment of ____24____. Though Sheela demonstrates rare musical skills, yet she didn’t expect music had such great magic as to ____25____ Grandpa with severe Alzheimer’s disease.
That afternoon, Sheela was asked to ____26____ Grandpa owing to her mother’s absence. But absolutely ____27____ by Grandpa. Sheela felt bored. Pacing ____28____, she saw a piano in a corner that remained untouched for years. Sheela opened it and began to play a piece by Chopin. Attracted by the fantastic music, Grandpa got out of his bedroom and slowly ____29____ the piano, his eyes shining brilliantly and a pleased smile climbing from his mouth. He seemed to be completely absorbed in the beautiful ____30____.
After she finished, Grandpa even gave her the thumbs (大拇指) up on her ____31____. Sheela was moved to tears by Grandpa’s ____32____. Grandpa then made his way to his armchair, closed his eyes in peace and fell asleep soon. The moment was all too brief but quite ____33____.
Sheela shared the experience online and urged people to ____34____ the present: “Make space for love and treasure the present moment with your loved ones.” Now Sheela has her eye on what does ____35____!
21. A. assess B. guess C. inquire D. recall
22. A. complicated B. relevant C. routine D. crucial
23. A. connection B. evidence C. explanation D. judgment
24. A. honor B. pleasure C. belief D. fortune
25. A. relax B. encourage C. touch D. satisfy
26. A. believe in B. watch over C. search for D. make out
27. A. suspected B. misunderstood C. interrupted D. ignored
28. A. coldly B. cheerfully C. restlessly D. bravely
29. A. approached B. played C. dragged D. studied
30. A. story B. tune C. description D. greeting
31. A. achievement B. company C. performance D. behavior
32. A. sympathy B. approval C. confidence D. promise
33. A. strange B. familiar C. natural D. precious
34. A. appreciate B. challenge C. change D. skip
35 A. exist B. last C. occur D. count
【答案】21. D 22. C 23. A 24. B 25. C 26. B 27. D 28. C 29. A 30. B 31. C 32. B 33. D 34. A 35. D
考查动词词义辨析。句意：他没法想起她的名字以及与她的关系，老是问着同样的无聊问题。A. assess评估；B. guess猜测；C. inquire质询；D. recall回想起。由前一句“Sheela’s 93-year-old grandpa suffers from Alzheimer’s and has lost his memory. ”交代的老人罹患阿尔茨海默症、丧失记忆力不难推知，这里应表示老人想不起孙女的名字。故选D项。
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：他没法想起她的名字以及与她的关系，老是问着同样的无聊问题。A. complicated复杂的；B. relevant相关的；C. routine无聊的，日常的；D. crucial关键的。联系阿尔茨海默症患者的状态推断，正因为记忆力退化所以会经常重复关于琐碎日常的、无聊的问题。故选C项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：但音乐给爷孙二人提供了联系——共享愉悦的时刻。A. connection连接，联系；B. evidence证据；C. explanation解释；D. judgment审判。前文指出Sheela的祖父已经记不起她是谁了，由后文可知，音乐让两个人又有了短暂的接触、联系。故选A项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：但音乐给爷孙二人提供了联系——共享愉悦的时刻。A. honor荣耀；B. pleasure愉悦；C. belief信仰；D. fortune幸运。由后文Sheela弹奏钢琴让祖父陶醉其中的经历可知，音乐让两个人共享了快乐。故选B项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：尽管Sheela表现出的音乐技能很少见，她没有预料到音乐有着如此大的魔力，能触动身患严重阿尔茨海默症的祖父。A. relax放松；B. encourage鼓励；C. touch触摸，触动；D. satisfy使满足。由后文“ Attracted by the fantastic music”可知，音乐的魅力触动了祖父，在此时这是Sheela完全预想不到的。故选C项。
考查动词短语辨析。句意：那天下午，因为母亲不在，Sheela被叫去照看祖父。A. believe in相信；B. watch over照料；C. search for寻找；D. make out看出，辨认出。由空后解释的“owing to her mother’s absence”可知，这天是Sheela顶替因事缺席的母亲来照顾祖父。故选B项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：但Sheela绝对会被祖父无视，她感到很无聊。A. suspected怀疑；B. misunderstood误解；C. interrupted打扰；D. ignored不理睬。前文交代过，祖父患阿尔茨海默症，已经不认识Sheela了，这里Sheela会感到无聊应该是因为祖父会对她置之不理。故选D项。
考查副词词义辨析。句意：Sheela焦躁地踱步，看到角落里一架多年都无人问津的钢琴。A. coldly冷淡地；B. cheerfully高兴地；C. restlessly不安地，无休止地；D. bravely勇敢地。结合上句“bored”的状态推知Sheela因为无聊在房间里焦躁不安地走来走去。故选C项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：祖父被美妙的音乐吸引，走出他的卧室，慢慢接近钢琴。A. approached接近；B. played玩，演奏；C. dragged拖，拽；D. studied学习，研究。根据“Grandpa got out of his bedroom ”可知，祖父被Sheela的琴声吸引，走出卧室自然是来到了钢琴旁边。故选A项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：他看起来完全沉浸在这优美的曲调中。A. story故事；B. tune曲调，调子；C. description描述；D. greeting问候。由上一句“Attracted by the fantastic music, Grandpa got out of his bedroom and slowly_____the piano, his eyes shining brilliantly and a pleased smile climbing from his mouth.”可知，他被钢琴的曲调吸引并且完全陶醉其中了。故选B项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：Sheela演奏完后，祖父甚至给她的表演竖起了大拇指。A. achievement成就；B. company公司；C. performance表演，表现；D. behavior行为。由时间状语从句“After she finished”容易推知，祖父是在Sheela弹完一曲后对她的演奏做出了赞扬。故选C项。
考查名词词义辨析。句意：Sheela被祖父的认可感动到流下了眼泪。A. sympathy同情；B. approval认可，赞成；C. confidence自信；D. promise承诺。对应前一句中的“gave her the thumbs up”，这里指Sheela为得到祖父的认可、表扬而感动。故选B项。
考查形容词词义辨析。句意：这一刻太过短暂但又无比珍贵。A. strange奇怪的，陌生的；B. familiar熟悉的；C. natural自然的；D. precious珍贵的。祖父本已忘掉Sheela，但在此时祖孙两人通过音乐又建立起了联系，实在是无比珍贵。故选D项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：Sheela把这段经历分享到网络上，鼓励大家珍视当下。A. appreciate欣赏，重视；B. challenge挑战；C. change改变；D. skip跳过。对应下一句中的“treasure the present moment”，Sheela想表达的是珍惜、重视当下。故选A项。
考查动词词义辨析。句意：现在Sheela已经关注到了真正重要的事情。A. exist存在；B. last持续；C. occur发生；D. count有重要性。由上一句Sheela得出的感悟可知，她已经明白并且开始关注真正重要、有意义的事情了，即享受与所爱之人在一起的时光，应使用count表示“（某事）很重要”。故选D项。
With smiling eyes, a quick wit and a good sense of humor, Jia Ling has long been a well-known female comedian (喜剧演员) for her ____36____ (extreme) funny performances. But recently, she has gained another title.
Jia starred in and directed the film Hi, Mom, ____37____ a time-travel story is told. The film ____38____ (consider) as the leading dark horse among the movies released (上映) during the seven-day Spring
Festival holiday is in memory ____39____ her late mother Li Huanying，who encouraged Jia to pursue her artistic dreams. By Feb 23, 2021，it ____40____ (earn) more than 4 billion yuan, enabling Jia to become the top box office grossing female film director in China. Now she is on the path to becoming ____41____ international name in the filmmaking industry.
So what is the secret behind Jia’s success? One factor may be her passion for comedy. Jia ____42____ (admit) to Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama in 2001. In the last 20 years, she has performed crosstalk (相声) in various ____43____ (compete) and shows. She has also played comedic roles in many comedies on the big screen. Besides, the approach to ____44____ (make) the film also makes Jia Ling work stand out. We’ll wait and see whether Jia will become one of China’s ____45____ (popular) directors.
37. where 38. considered 39. of
40. had earned 41. an
42. was admitted
44. making 45. most popular
考查介词。句意：这部电影被认为是春节期间上映的众多电影中的黑马，它是为了纪念贾玲已故的母亲李焕英，是她鼓励贾玲追求艺术梦想。短语in memory of“纪念”，是固定搭配。故填of。
考查时态。句意：截至2021年2月23日，这部电影的票房收入已超过40亿元，使贾玲成为中国票房收入最高的女电影导演。根据时间状语By Feb 23, 2021可知，主句的时态要用过去完成时。故填had earned。
考查冠词。句意：现在，她正走在电影制作行业成为国际知名人士的道路上。根据 international name可知要用不定冠词an，修饰可数名词name。故填an。
考查时态和语态。句意：2001年，贾玲考入中央戏剧学院。根据时间状语in 2001可知，此处描述过去发生的事情，时态要用一般过去时；由主语Jia与admit之间是被动关系，因此要用被动语态。故填was admitted。
考查动名词。句意：此外，影片的制作方法也让贾玲的作品脱颖而出。根据the approach to 中to是介词，可知此处要用动名词，作主语。故填making。
考查形容词最高级。句意：贾玲是否会成为中国最受欢迎的导演之一，我们拭目以待。根据one of China’s可知此处要用形容词的最高级，修饰名词directors。故填most popular。
46. It d_________ (使烦恼) her to realize that she was alone. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
47. He was doubtful about the claim that music education helps e______(提高) children’s intelligence. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
48. He f_________ (频繁) donates large sums to charity. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
49. H_________(和谐) relationships are what many companies aim to cultivate. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
50. The study showed a deep fear among the elderly of being a_________(抛弃) to the care of strangers. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
51. I was late, but f____________ (幸好) the meeting hadn’t started. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
52. Our heartfelt s_________ (同情) goes out to the victims of the war. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
53. The statement was carefully p_________(润色) before release. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
54. D____________(消除) her fears, she climbed higher. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
55. I felt g_________ (内疚) about not visiting my parents more often. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
56. The organization has grown enormously since its f_________(创建) in 1955. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
57. He condemned the protesters’ use of v_________(暴力) against the police. (根据中英文提示单词拼写)
58. I thanked him for the offer but t____ it ____ (拒绝). (根据汉语提示完成句子)
【答案】 ①. turned##urned ②. down
59. Children tend to r____ ____ (依靠) school friends to keep in touch with school work. (根据汉语提示完成句子)
【答案】 ①. rely##ely ②. on
【详解】考查固定短语。句意：孩子们倾向于依靠学校的朋友来了解学校的工作情况。分析句子可知，设空处位于to do不定式的标志词to后，结合单词首字母及汉语提示可知，此处应用rely on，表示“依赖”。故填rely on。
60. The team may produce something new, unique and s____ ____ (更胜一筹) that of any one member. (根据汉语提示完成句子)
【答案】 ①. superior##uperior ②. to
【详解】考查形容词。句意：团队可以创造出一些新的、独特的、比任何一个成员个人创造的东西都要更胜一筹的东西来。根据首字母，“更胜一筹”表达为形容词短语superior to，与new, unique并列，作后置定语修饰something。故填：①superior；②to。
61. The writing process is m____ ____ (组成) of four stages, and each stage involves certain activities. (根据汉语提示完成句子)
【答案】 ①. made##ade ②. up
【详解】考查固定短语和时态。句意：写作过程由四个阶段组成，每个阶段都涉及特定的活动。根据汉语提示可知，句中涉及固定短语“be made up of…”，意为“由……组成”，故空格处应填“made up”。故填made; up。
62. The purpose of the activity is ___(raise) people’s awareness of environmental protection. (所给词的适当形式填空)
【详解】考查非谓语动词。句意：这个活动的目的是提高人们的环保意识。动词不定式在此处作表语，说明主语purpose 的具体内容。故填to raise。
63. I’ll have to push the car to the side of the road because we ________(fine)if we leave it here.（所给词的适当形式填空）
【答案】will be fined
【详解】考查时态语态。句意：我得把车开到路边，因为如果我们把车停在这里，我们会被贴罚单。根据句意可知，主语we和谓语fine为被动关系，if引导的条件状语从句为一般现在时，根据“主将从现”原则，故主句应用一般将来时的被动语态。故填will be fined。
64. They were made ______ (recite) sentences and passages from their books. (所给词的适当形式填空)
【详解】考查非谓语动词。句意：他们被要求背诵书本上的句子和段落。分析句子可知，句中涉及固定短语“be made to do sth.”，意为“被要求做某事”，句中应用不定式“to recite”作主语补足语。故填to recite。
65. Though______( urge) to go to bed many times, the little boy just turned a deaf ear and fixed his eyes on the cartoons. (所给词的适当形式填空)
【详解】考查状语从句的省略。句意：尽管多次催促他上床睡觉，这个小男孩仍然充耳不闻，只是盯着那些动画片看。“Though______( urge) to go to bed many times,”为though引导的状语从句的省略，当从句和主句主语是同一主语时，且从句含有be动词，从句可以省略主语和be动词，主语the little boy和动词urge是被动关系，从句完整句子为Though he was urged to go to bed many times，省略主语和be动词，故填urged。
66. Huge amounts of money________(spend) on the new bridge last year. （所给词的适当形式填空）
【详解】考查主谓一致，被动语态。句意：去年在这座新桥上花了大量的钱。根据句子主语Huge amounts of money可知，谓语要与amounts保持一致，因此谓语动词需要使用复数，因为主语money与spend是被动关系，以及时间状语last year可知，需使用一般过去时的被动语态，故填were spent。
67. The exhibition, ____________ (sponsor) by the local government, will illustrate how life evolved from water. (所给词的适当形式填空)
68. In the lecture, the professor referred to many cases____________parents knew their kids’ problems but couldn’t settle them in a correct way. (用适当的词填空)
69. There are totally three bedrooms in the house, the smallest of_________is Mary’s. (用适当的词填空)
70. She asked me _______ I had returned the books to the library, and I admitted that I hadn’t. （用单词适当形式填空）
71. His mother said that she ____________ (check) his homework at that time. (所给词的适当形式填空)
【详解】考查动词时态。句意：他的母亲说她当时正在检查他的家庭作业。分析句子可知，句子为“that”引导的宾语从句，主句为一般过去时，根据句中“at that time”可知，从句表示过去某一时间正在发生的事，应用过去进行时，主语是单数，be动词使用was。故填was checking。
72. 假定你是李华，你的交换生朋友Allen在观看了北京冬奥会闭幕式后对中国结（Chinese knots）很感兴趣，发邮件询问你如何制作中国结。请你回复邮件，内容包括：
Hearing you’re fascinated by Chinese knots after you watched the closing ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics, I’m too ready to help.
Chinese knot is a traditional hand-made art, which is usually presented in various shapes and colors. Chinese knots are mainly used as decorations and presents to express good wishes. Fortunately, it happens that my grandma is an expert in this craft. Therefore, why not learn to make Chinese knots together with me? If it is convenient, please come to my home this Sunday, when my grandma will be available all the day.
着迷于：be fascinated by→be crazy about
各种各样的：various→all kinds of
原句：Fortunately, it happens that my grandma is an expert in this craft. Therefore, why not learn to make Chinese knots together with me?
拓展句：Since it happens that my grandma is an expert in this craft, why not learn to make Chinese knots together with me?
【点睛】[高分句型1] Hearing you’re fascinated by Chinese knots after you watched the closing ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics, I’m too ready to help. (运用了现在分词作状语)
[高分句型2] Chinese knot is a traditional hand-made art, which is usually presented in various shapes and colors. (运用了which引导非限制性定语从句)
It was summer, and my dad wanted to treat me to a vacation like never before. He decided to take me on a trip to the Wild West.
We took a plane to Albuquerque, a big city in the state of New Mexico. We reached Albuquerque in the late afternoon. Uncle Paul, my dad’s friend, picked us up from the airport and drove us up to his farm in Pecos.
His wife Tina cooked us a delicious dinner and we got to know his sons Ryan and Kyle. My dad and I spent the night in the guestroom of the farm house listening to the frogs and water rolling down the river nearby. Very early in the morning, Uncle Paul woke us up to have breakfast. “The day starts at dawn on my farm,” he said. After breakfast, I went to help Aunt Tina feed the chickens, while my dad went with Uncle Paul to take the sheep out to graze (吃草). I was impressed to see my dad and Uncle Paul riding horses. They looked really cool.
In the afternoon, I asked Uncle Paul if I could take a hose ride, and he said yes, as long as my dad went with me. I wasn’t going to take a horse ride by myself anyway. So, my dad and I put on our new cowboy hats, got on our horses, and headed slowly towards the mountains. “Don’t be late for supper,” Uncle Paul cried, “and keep to the track so that you don’t get lost!” “OK!” my dad cried back. After a while Uncle Paul and his farm house were out of sight. It was so peaceful and quiet and the colors of the brown rocks, the deep green pine trees, and the late afternoon sun mixed to create a magic scene. It looked like a beautiful woven (编织的) blanket spread out upon the ground just for us.
Suddenly a little rabbit jumped out in front of my horse.
We had no idea where we were and it got dark.
Suddenly a little rabbit jumped out in front of my horse. Its abrupt appearance scared my horse, making it run off the track wildly. I spared no efforts to hold on as hard as I could and my dad was trying to keep up, extremely worried about my safety. Fortunately, minutes later, the horse stopped before a river, out of breath. Relieved, we looked around trying to find the track. However, it was nowhere to be found. So aimlessly did the frightened horse run that we got lost unconsciously.
We had no idea where we were and it got dark. Nothing in sight was familiar and neither did we know where the farm house was. Just at the point of desperation, from the distance came a faint voice. “It must be Uncle Paul,” I exclaimed excitedly. That we didn’t come back for dinner made him realize something unusual might have happened. So my uncle went out to look for us. Finally, we reached our uncle’s farm house safe and sound.
努力：spare no efforts to /try one’s best
疯狂：wildly / madly
【点睛】[高分句型1] Its abrupt appearance scared my horse, making it run off the track wildly. (运用了现在分词作结果状语)
[高分句型2] Nothing in sight was familiar and neither did we know where the farm house was. (运用了部分倒装和where引导的宾语从句)