36After working long hours on her feet everyday in the operating room, Taryn Rose knew a lot about 36foot pain. But unlike most of her colleagues(同事),she turned her pain into money: Today she is the boss of Taryn Rose International, a $528 million company that makes nice and comfortable shoes.
At the beginning, Rose realized the only thing that could stop her was fear of failure. "I could hear my friends and family saying, 'Why did you leave a good job?' If I failed, would I be okay facing them? And I thought, 'So what? I can go back for further study in medicine.' I started to accept that it would be okay to say, 'I failed, but I tried.' Once I was comfortable with that the fight, the fear came to an end. 37I realized I feared regret more than failure. And after you turn to the path you choose, there is nothing acceptable but Success.
Now, Rose has no regrets about leaving medicine. "What I'm doing is not all that different from what I was doing as a doctor. The goal is the same: to relieve (減輕) pain. A former professor told me: 38'You're helping hundreds of thousands of women with your shoes. 36As a doctor, you would have helped only the few who went to your office. You're having a much greater effect.'
Looking back, Rose admits she caught a couple of lucky breaks. "To me, luck is about being prepared for those opportunities (機會) that come knocking. You have to have an open mind, the right skill is and all your senses working to see what opportunities present themselves. Luck can open the door, but you still have to walk through it."
36. Before starting her shoe business, Taryn Rose was a
37. Rose realized later was the most fearful for her to have or face in her job change.
38. What did her former professor think about Rose and her new job?
A. She doesn't have to meet many people in her office.
B. Her new work is quite different from her old job.
C. She can now serve more people than before.
D. Her new work is much more difficult.
39. Which of the following can best explain the last sentence in the passage?
A. You have to do what you can after luck brings you opportunities.
B. You should open the door when opportunities come to you.
C: You have to be prepared for walking through the door.
D. You should open your eyes to see opportunities clearly.
40Last fall was a first-of-its-kind season. I did not arrange (安排) any after-school classes for my children. No swimming. No music lessons. No play dates. Nothing.
Once they finished their homework, they were free to do what they pleased, but only one hour of TV
I learned that this new plan takes time, patience and a lot of faith in the theory that having excellent grades isn't really important.
When my older kids, now in college and high school, were young, I brought in the rules of modern parenting. 41They are unspoken, but followed carefully. First, you must let your child have a variety of activities. After all, you never know where you'll find a genius (天才). Second, if the child shows the slightest talent (才能), the activity must be pushed with lessons, special coaching (輔導) and practice of several days a week. Every minute should be taken and every minute has a purpose. That was really too much for my children.
Now with the new plan, we told stories, we listened to music. And the kids played with bikes, balls, and whatever was handy. Nobody kept score. In fact, the boys played outside so much that the lawn was worn down to the soil in places. They've made friends with those who come from all over the neighborhood to play games.
We like those peaceful evenings. Ben and Nick have a good time this fall, Maybe that's because the time off has allowed us to enjoy each other's company.
40. What was new for the family last fall?
A. The children began to learn music when school was over.
B. The writer arranged no extra lessons for the children.
C. The writer found no time to play with the sons.
D. The children had nothing to do after school.
41. At the beginning of that season the children
A. hated to spend more time on their homework
B. felt excited about making their own decisions
C. were pleased to have more freedom
D; were worried about the change
42. According to “modern parenting" discussed in Paragraph 4, parents should .
A. make use of every minute to be with the children
B, provide coaching and practice for each activity
C. try to find a child's real talent
D. know the rules but never talk about them
43. From the passage we learn that
A. children like story telling more than bike-riding
B. parents should teach their children how to make a plan
C. children should have time to enjoy themselves after school
D. parents can enjoy their evenings when children play with others
A woman heads into a popular
44However, in her best-selling book Talk to the Hand, Lynne Truss argues that common good manners such as saying "Excuse me" almost no longer exist. There are certainly plenty who would agree with her. According to one recent study, 70 percent of the U.S. adults (成年人) said people are ruder now than they were 20 years ago.
Is it really true? We decided to find out if good manners are really hard to see.45,a In this politeness study, reporters were sent to many cities in the world. They performed three experiments: "door tests" (would anyone hold the door open for them?); "paper drops" (who would help them gather a pile of "accidentally" dropped papers?); and "service tests" (which salesclerks would thank them for a purchase [購物]?)
44．What does Lynne Truss argue in Talk to the Hand?
A. People are not as polite as they used to.
B. "Excuse me" is not welcome nowadays.
C. Of all the adults in the
D. People don't care about manners any more.
45. What is TRUE about the politeness study discussed in the passage?
A. The study was reported in many cities of the world.
C. Sixty tests were designed to see if people are polite to each other.
D. Experiments were performed to see if common good manners exist.
46. What is found in the study?
A. More people passed the tests in
B. Different kinds of people acted differently in the
C. Four out of five people passed the politeness test in the study.
D. Many people in the experiment passed the tests by guessing.
This is not a diet (減肥食譜) or a hard ~exercise program. Nobody can stick to those for long.47Instead, it's a simple way to make weight loss a natural part of the life you already live. And guess what? It's fun! You don't have to give up the foods you love or do regular exercises. It's about balancing calories(平衡卡路裏) in tiny ways that add up to big benefits (好處). You just use some tricks the "naturally thin" people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with them, and you'll lose weight and be strong!
Talk it UP. 48,cEvery time you pick up the phone, stand up and walk around. 48,aHeavy people sit on average two and h half hours more every day than thin people, according to a study.
Get face time. 48,bWe use e-mail so much that we've forgotten what our colleagues look like. Pick a colleague or two who sit farthest from you: and deliver 10 of those daily messages in person. And go out of your way: go to a bathroom or a copy machine on another floor and take the stairs, of course.
Think about your drink. Consider beer or wine instead of a frozen drink. A glass of regular beer has 140 calories and a serving of wine has 126 calories, while a strawberry daiquiri has about 300 and a margarita 340. Reduce a total of 100 calories each day and you'll be able to lose about 10 pounds in a year. This is really not difficult to do.
47. What is mainly talked about in the passage?
A. How to do exercises daily.
B. How to lose weight easily.
C. How to work comfortably.
D: How to eat and drink regularly.
48. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Thin people sit fewer hours daily than heavy people.
B. People deliver messages to their colleagues in person.
C. More people walk around when they talk on the phone.
D. Heavy people make longer phone calls than thin people,
49. What does the writer mean by “face time” in Paragraph 3?
A. Time for getting to know each other.
B. Time for sharing ideas face to face.
C. Time for doing small jobs.
D. Time for taking the stairs.
50. Which of the following probably has the most calories?
A. Strawberry daiquiri.
B. Regular beer.
D: Excuse me, 51 ? I'm completely lost.
G: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm a stranger here myself. Why don't you ask the policeman over there?
D: Excuse me, officer. I'm asking about the way to the train station.
P: 52Just get off at the last stop and there it is.
D: Yes, Bus No. 12, 53 ?
P: Go ahead this way 54 You'll see the bus stop there.
D: Thanks a lot.
51. can you tell me where the train\railway station is
Or: can you show me the way to the train\railway station
52. You may take Bus No.12\ Bus No.12 can take you there.
Or: Bus No.12 will take you there
53. but where is the nearest bus stop\station\but how can I get Bus No.12
Or: but how can I get to\find the nearest bus stop\station
54. Turn right at the second traffic lights
55. You’re welcome\My pleasure
I've got a new job at a bank in the main business area of the city. I'm moving to Room 3-12
(Though my new home is about an hour's drive from your place,) I'm sure I'll have time to visit you and your family often, as I did in the past years. You are welcome to visit my new home anytime at weekends. Call me at 7635089 (and let me know how you're doing.)