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  From this cartoon, we clearly see that the studentisasking his teacher about whether or not he canusesome tech support to figure out the problem inhismath class. What’s behind the cartoon is thefactthat nowadays students becomeincreasinglydependent on technological devices tohelp themwith their school work.
  In my opinion, with the advances intechnology,students can learn more efficiently. Firstof all,technology provides infinite resources for learning. When our parents were students,theycould only learn from their teachers, while nowadays, we can learn much more fromtheInternet. Second, it’s more convenient to learn with tech support. For example, I gotenrolledin a Spanish class in an online school called Hujiang Online Class. All it requires is a PC orasmartphone, and I can learn the lectures anytime and anywhere. Lastly, it’s more economicaltolearn online. Besides the courses, free Apps are also easily accessible.
  As for me, tech support has become an important part in my daily study. I will continue tolearnin this way, and I believe that we can learn more efficiently if we are able to utilizethetechnologies around us.
  The comic is an ironical illustration that it is unadvisable to search for a shortcut tolearning.The student tries to find a book about how to do well in school without studying in thelibrary,only to be told that it is unrealistic and impractical.
  The discussion of whether there is a shortcut to learning is essentially the requesting forasupreme learning method – a panacea every learner wishes for. In my opinion, the shortcuttolearning does exist. It is the combination of diligence and intelligence. As ThomasEdisonsays, “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”
  On one hand, hard work is the premise and prerequisite for achieving academic success.Eventhe most resourceful ones have to devote their time studying and reading, becauseknowledgedoes not go automatically into the brain. All efforts will be futile if we idle away ourtime.
  On the other hand, it is undeniable that there are ways to improve learningefficiency,especially with the support of technology like the Internet. Better learners are alwaysthe oneswith cleverer learning skills.
  To sum up, only when we diligently and skillfully can we achieve academic success.
  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.
  Conversation 1
  M: A recent case I heard was of a man accused and found guilty of breaking into a houseandstealing some money.
  W: Well, was he really guilty, judge?
  M: He admitted that he’d done it, and there were several witnesses saying that he hadindeeddone it. So I can only assume that he was guilty.
  W: Why did he do it?
  M: Well, the reasons were little muddied, probably at least it seemed in a trial that he did ittoget some money to feed his family. You see, he’d been out of work for some time.
  W: Well, he’d been out of work and he chose to break into a house to get money for hisfamilyand apparently in front of people that, err... could see him do it.
  M: His attorney presented testimony that he had indeed applied for jobs and was listedwithseveral employment agencies, including the state employment agency, but they weren’tanyjobs.
  W: And he had no luck!
  M: He had no luck and it’d been some time. He had two children and both of them wereneedingfood and clothing.
  W: So he was in desperate circumstances. Did you sentence him?
  M: Yes.
  W: But what good does it do to put the man into jail when he’s obviously in such need?
  M: This particular fellow has been in prison before.
  W: For the same thing?
  M: No, for a different sort of crime.
  W: Huh?
  M: But he did know about crime, so I suppose there are folks that just have to go backtoprison several times.
  9. What did the judge say about the case he recently heard?
  10. What do we learn about the man at the time of crime?
  11. What did the judge say about the accused?
  Many foreign students are attracted not only to the academic programs at a particularU.S.college but also to the larger community, which affords the chance to soak up thesurroundingculture. Few foreign universities put much emphasis on the cozy communal lifethatcharacterizes American campuses from clubs and sports teams to student publicationsanddrama societies. “The campus and the American university have become identical inpeople’sminds,” says Brown University President Vartan Gregorian. “In America it is assumedthat astudent’s daily life is as important as his learning experience.”
  Foreign students also come in search of choices. America’s menu ofoptions—researchuniversities, state institutions, private liberal-arts schools, communitycolleges, religiousinstitutions, military academies—is unrivaled. “In Europe,” says historyprofessor JonathanSteinberg, who has taught at both Harvard and Cambridge, “there is onesystem, and that is it.” While students overseas usually must demonstrate expertise in aspecific field, whether lawor philosophy or chemistry, most American universities insist thatstudents sample natural andsocial sciences, languages and literature before choosing a field ofconcentration.
  Such opposing philosophies grow out of different traditions and power structures. InEuropeand Japan, universities are answerable only to a ministry of education, which setsacademicstandards and distributes money.
  While centralization ensures that all students are equipped with roughly the sameresourcesand perform at roughly the same level, it also discourages experimentation. “Whentheymake mistakes, they make big ones,” says Robert Rosenzweig, president of the AssociationofAmerican Universities. “They set a system in wrong directions, and it’s like steeringasupertanker.”
  16. What does the speaker say characterizes American campuses?
  17. What does Brown University president Vartan Gregorian say about students' daily life?
  18. In what way is the United States unrivaled according to the speaker?
  19. What does the speaker say about universities in Europe and Japan?
  Hello, ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard your Sea-link ferry from Folkestone toBoulogneand wish you a pleasant trip with us. We are due to leave Folkestone in about fiveminutes anda journey to Boulogne will take approximately two hours. We are getting goodreports of theweather in the Channel and in France, so we should have a calm crossing. Sunandtemperatures of 30 degrees celsius are reported on the French coast. For yourconvenienceon the journey, we'd like to point out that there ar e a number of facilities availableon board.There's a snack bar serving sandwiches and hot and cold refreshments situated in thefront ofA deck. There is also a restaurant serving hot meals situated on B deck. If you need tochangemoney or cash travelers' checks, we have a bank on board. You can find a bank on Cdeck.Between the ship's office and the duty free shop, toilets are situated on B deck at the rearofthe ship and on A deck next to the snack bar. For the children, there's a games room on Cdecknext to the duty free shop. Here children can find a variety of electronic games.Passengers arereminded that the lounge on B deck is for the sole use of passengers travelingwith cars andthat there is another lounge on C deck at the front of the ship for passengerstraveling withoutcars. Finally, ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to wish you a pleasant journey andhope that you'lltravel with us again in the near future.
  20. What does the speaker say about the Sea-link ferry?
  21. Where is the snack bar situated?
  22. What does the speaker say about the lounge on B deck?
  On Christmas Eve in 1994, humans entered a cave in the mountains of southeastern Franceforwhat was probably the first time in 20,000 years. The vivid images of more than 300animalsthat Jean-Marie Chauvet and his assistants found on the cave walls were like none thatthey hadseen before. Unusual in the Grotte Chauvet, as the cave is now called in honor of itsdiscoverer,are paintings of many flat sheeting animals. Other known caves from the samegeographicalarea and time period contain only paintings of plantites. The paintings in this caverefute theold theory that Cro-Magnoon people painted animals that they hunted and then ate.Now manyspecialists believe that cave paintings were not part of a ritual to bring good luck tohunters.They point out that while deer made up a major part of their diet, there're no drawingsof deer.They believe that the animals painted were those central to the symbolic and spirituallife ofthe times; animals that represented something deep and spiritual to the people.Scientists arehopeful that Groo Chavie will yield new information about the art and lifestyle ofCro-Magnoonpeople. They readily admit, however, that little is understood yet as to thereasons why ice ageartists created their interesting and detailed paintings. Scientists alsowonder why somepaintings were done in areas that are so difficult to get to, in caves, forexample, that are 2,400feet underground, and accessible only by crawling through narrowpassageways.
  23. How did the cave get its name?
  24. What is the old theory about the paintings in the cave?
  25. What do scientists readily admit according to the speaker?
  If you are attending a local college, especially one without residence halls, you'll probably liveathome and commute to classes. This arrangement has a lot of advantages. It's cheaper.Itprovides a comfortable and familiar setting, and it means you'll get the kind of homecookingyou're used to instead of the monotony (单调) that characterizes even the bestinstitutionalfood.
  However, commuting students need to go out of their way tobecome involved in the life oftheircollege and to take special steps to meet their fellow students. Often, this means acertainamount of initiative on your part in seeking out and talking to people in your classeswhom youthink you might like.
  One problem that commuting students sometimes face is their parents' unwillingnesstorecognize that they're adults. The transition from high school to college is a big one, andifyou live at home you need to develop the same kind of independence you'd have if youwereliving away. Home rules that might have been appropriate when you were in high schooldon'tapply. If your parents are reluctant to renegotiate, you can speed the process along bylettingyour behavior show that you have the responsibility that goes with maturity. Parents aremorewilling to acknowledge their children as adults when they behave like adults. If,however,there's so much friction at home that it interferes with your academic work, youmight wantto consider sharing an apartment with one or more friends. Sometimes this is ahappy solutionwhen family tensions make everyone miserable.
  56 A) Books on excellence.
  57 C) They more or less fall into the same stereotype.
  58 B) It bases its detailed analysis on large amounts of data.
  59 A) Focus on quality and revenue.
  60 B) It has little to offer to businesspeople.
  61. A) Its comfortable campus life.
  62. A) Improve their learning environment.
  63. C) Refrain from making promises they cannot honour.
  64. B) Whether it is able to deliver what they want.
  65. D) They are unique one way or another.
  自从1978年启动改革以来,中国已从计划经济转为以市场为基础的经济,经历了经济和社会的快速发展。平均10%的GDP增长已使 五亿多人脱贫。联合国的“千年(millennium)发展目标”在中国均已达到或即将达到。目前,中国的第十二个五年规划强调发展服务业和解决环境及社会不平衡的问题。政府已设定目标减少污染,提高能源效率,改善得到教育和医保的机会,并扩大社会保障。中国现在7%的经济年增长目标表明政府是在重视生活质量而不是增长速度。
  Since the reform in 1978, China has developed from a planned economy to amarket-basedeconomy, experienced rapid economic and social development. An average of 10percent ofGDP growth has helped leading more than five hundred million people out of poverty.TheUnited Nations “millennium development goals” have reached or are about to reach in China.Atpresent, China's Twelfth Five-Year Plan emphasizes the development of services andsolutionsto environmental and social imbalances. The Government has set a target to reducepollution,improve energy efficiency and improve access to education and health care, andextend socialsupport network. The current 7% annual economic growth target of Chinademonstrates thatthe government attaches great importance to the quality of life rather thanthe growth rate.
  China will strive to ensure that by 2015 employees have received 13.3 years of education. Ifthisgoal can be achieved, the majority of people entering the labor market are required toobtain auniversity degree in the future.
  In the next few years, China will focus on increasing the enrollment of College Admissions:Inaddition to attaching importance to higher education, China will also make newbreakthroughsto guarantee a more equal education system. China is trying to make optimaluse ofeducational resources so that rural and underdeveloped areas will get more support.
  The Ministry of Education has decided to improve student nutrition in underdevelopedareas,and to provide equal education opportunity for children of migrant workers in cities

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