In the coming months, we are bringingtogether artists form all over the globe, to enjoy speaking shakespeare’s playsin their own language, in our globe, within the architecture shakespeare wrotefor.please come and join us.
National Theatre Of China Beijing|Chinese
This great occasion(盛会)will be the national theatre of china’s first visit to the uk. The company’sproductions show the new face of 21st century chinese theatre. Thisproduction of
Shakespeare’s Richard III will be directed by theNational’s Associate Director,Wang Xiaoying.
Date&Time:Saturday 28 April,2.30pm&Sunday 29April,1.30pm&6.30pm
MarjanishviliTheatre Tbilisi l Georgian
One of the most famous theatres in Georgia,theMarjanishvili,founded in 1928,appears regularly at theatre festivals all overthe world. This new production of As You Like It is helmed（指导）by the company’sArtistic Director Levan Tsuladze.
Date & Time :Friday 18May,2.30pm&Sunday19May,7.30pm
DeafinitelyTheater London l BritishSign Language （BSL）
By translating the rich and humourous taxt of Love’sLabour’s Lost into the physical language of BSL,Deafinitely Thertre creates anew interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy and aims to build a bridge betweendeaf and hearing worlds by performing to both groups as one audience.
Date&Time:Tueaday 22 May,2.30pm&Wednesday 23May,7.30pm
HabimaNational Theatre Tel Aviv l Hebrew
The Habima is the centre of Hebrew-languege theatreworldwide,Founded in Moscow after the 1905 revolution,the company eventuallysettled in Tel Aviv in the late 1920s,Since 1958,they have been recognized asthe national theatre of Israel.This production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant ofVenice marks their first visit to the UK.
Date Date&Time:Monday 28May,7.30&Tuesday 29May,7.30pm
21.which play will be performed by the NationalTheatre of China?
B.Lover’s Labour’s Lost
C.As You Like It
D.The merchant of Venice
22.What is special about Deafinnitely Theatre?
A.Tt has two groups of actors
B.It is the leading theatre in London
C.It performs plays in BSL
D.It is good at prducting comedies
23.When can you see a play in Hebrew?
B.On Sunday 29 April
C.On Tuesday 22 May.
D. On Tuesday 29 May
I first met Paul Newmanin 1968, when George Roy Hill, the director of Butch Cassidy and the SundanceKid, introduced us in New York City. When the studio didn’t want me for thefilm— it wantedsomebody as well known as Paul— he stood up for me. I don’t know how many people would have donethat; they would have listened to their agents or the studio powers.
The friendshipthat grew out of the experience of making that film and The Sting four yearslater had its root in the fact that although there was an age difference, weboth came from a tradition of theater and live TV. We were respectful of craft（技艺）and focused on digging into thecharacters we were going to play. Both of us had the qualities and virtues thatare typical of American actors: humorous, aggressive, and making fun of eachother— but alwayswith an underlying affection. Those were also at the core （核心）of our relationship off thescreen.
We shared thebrief that if you’re fortunate enough to have success, you should put somethingback— he with his Newman’sOwn food and his Hole in the Wall camps for kids who are seriously ill, and mewith Sundance and the institute and the festival. Paul and I didn’t see eachother all that regularly, zxx.k but sharing that brought us together. Wesupported each other financially and by showing up at events.
I last saw him afew months ago. He’d been in and out ofthe hospital.He and I both knew what the deal was,and we didn’t talk aboutit.Ours was a relationship that didn’t need a lot of words.
24.Why was thestudio unwilling to give the role to author at first?
A.Paul Newmanwanted it.
B.The studio powersdidn’t like his agent.
C.He wasn’t famousenough.
D.The directorrecommended someone else.
25.Why did Pauland the author have a lasting friendship?
A.They were of thesame dge.
B.They worked inthe same theater.
C.They were bothgood actors.
D.They han similarcharactertics.
26.What does theunderlined word “that” in paragraph 3 refer to?
B.Their care forchileden.
D.Their supportfor each other.
27.What is theauthor’s purpose in writing the test?
A.To show his loveof films.
B.To remember afriend.
C.To introduce anew movie.
D.To share hisacting experience.
Terrafugia Inc.said Monday that its new flying car has completed its first flight,bringingthe company closer to its goal of selling the flying car within the nextyear.The wehicle-named the Transition – has two seats wheels and wings thatfold up so it can be driven like a car.The Transition,which flew at 1,400 feetfor eight minutes last month, can reach around 70 miles per hour on the road and115 in the flies using a 23-gallon tank of gas and bums 5 gallons per hour inthe air. On the ground, it gets 35 miles per gallon.
Around 100 peoplehave already put down a $10,000 deposit to get a Transition when they go onsale, and those numbers will likely rise after Terrafugia introduces theTransition to the public later this week at the New York Auto Show. Butdon’t expect it to show up in too manydriveways. It’s expected to cost $279,000.And it won’t help if you’re stuck in traffic. The car needsa runway.
Inventors have been trying to make flying carssince the 1930s, according to Robert Mann, an airline industry expert. But Mannthinks Terrafugia has come closer than anyone to making the flying car areality. The govemment has already permitted z&xxkthe company to usespecial materials to make it easier for the vehicle to fly. The Transition is now going through crash tests to make sureit meets federal safety siandards.
Mann saidTerrafugia was helped by the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision fiveyears ago to create a separate set of standards for light sport aircraft, whichare lower than those for pilots of larger planes. Terrafugia says an ownerwould need to pass a test and complete 20 hours of flying time to be able to fly the Transition,a requirement pilots would find relatively easy to meet.
28. What is the first paragraph mainly about?
A. The basic dataof the Transition.
B. The advantagesof flying cars.
C. The potentialmarket for flying cars.
D. The designersof the Transition.
29. Why is the Transition unlikely to show up in toomany driveways?
A. It causerstraffic jams.
B. It isdifficult to operate.
C. It is veryexpensive.
D. It bums toomuch fuel.
30. What is the govemment’s attitude to thedevelopment of the flying car?
31. What is the best title for the text?
A. Flying Car atAuto Show
B. The Transition’sFist Flight
D. Flying Car Closerto Reality
When a leafy plant is under attack ，itdoesn’t sit quietly. Back in 1983,twoscientists,Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin,reported that young maple trees gettingbitten by insects send out a particular smell that neighboring plants can get.These chemicals come from the injured parts of the plant and seem to be an alarm.What the plants pumpthrough the air is a mixture of chemicals known as volatile organiccompounds,VOCs for short.
Scientists have found that all kinds of plants give out VOCs when beingattacked .It’s a plant’s way of crying out.But is anyonelistening?Apparently.Because we can watch the neighbours react.
Some plants pump out smelly chemicals to keep insects away.But others dodouble duty .They pump out perfumes designed to attract different insects whoare natural enemies to the attackers.Once they arrive,the tables are turned.The attacker who are natural enemies to the attackers . zxx|k Once theyarrive,the tables are turned.The attacker who was lunching now becomes lunch.
Instudy after study,it appears that these chemical conversations help theneighbors .The damage is usually more serious on the first plant,but theneighbors ,relatively speaking ,stay safer because they heard the alarm andknew what to do.
Does this mean that plants talk to each other? Scientists don’t know. Maybe the first plant just made a cry of pain or was sending a message to its own branches, and so, in effect, was talking to itself. Perhaps the neighbors just happened to “overhear” the cry. So information was exchanged, but it wasn’t a true, intentional back and forth.
Charles Darwin, over 150 years ago, imagined a world far busier, noisier and more intimate(亲密的) than the world we can see and hear. Our senses are weak. There’s a whole lot going on.
32. What does a plant do when it is under attack?
A. It makes noises.
B. It gets help from other plants.
C. It stands quietly
D. It sends out certain chemicals.
33. What does the author mean by “the tables are turned” in paragraph 3?
A. The attackers get attacked.
B. The insects gather under the table.
C. The plants get ready to fight back.
D. The perfumes attract natural enemies.
34.Scientists find from their studies thatplants can
A.predict natural disasters
B.protect themselves against insects
C.talk to one another intentionally
D.helptheir neighbors when necessary
35.what can we infer from the lastparagraph?
A.The word is changing faster than ever.
B.People have stronger senses than before
C.The world is more complex than it seems
D.People in Darwin’s time wereimaginative.
Interruptionsare one of the worst things to deal with while you’re trying to get work done. 36 ,there are several ways to handle things.Let’s take a look at themnow.
37 .Tell the person you’re sorry and explain that you have amillion things to do and then ask if the of you can talk at a different time.
Whenpeople try to interrupt you,have set hours planned and let them know to comeback during that time or that you’ll find them then. 38 .It can help to eliminate(消除) futureinterruptions.
When you need to someone,don’t do it in your ownoffice. 39 .it’s much easeier to excuse yourselfto get back to your work than if you try to get someone out of your space evenafter explaining how busy you are
If you have a door to your office,make good use of it. 40 .If someone knocks and it’s not an important matter. Excuseyourselfand let the person know you’re busy so they can get the hint(暗示) than when thedoor is closed,you’re not to be disturbed.
A.If you’re busy,don’t feel bad about saying no
B. When you want to avoid interruptions atwork zxx.k
C. Set boundariesfor yourselfas your time goes
D. If you’re in the other person’s office or in a public arcea
E. It’simportant that you let them know when you’ll be available
F.It might seem unkind to cut people shirt when they interrupt you
G.Leave it open when you’re available to talk andclose it when you’re not
In1973,I wasteaching elementary school.Each day,27kids 41 “The ThinkingLaboratory.”That was the 42 students voted for after deciding that “Room104” was too 43 .
Freddy was anaverage 44 ,but not an average person .He had therare balance of fun and compassion（同情）.He would 45 the loudest over fun and be the saddest overanyone’s 46 .
Before the schoolyear 47 ,I gave the kids a special 48 , T-sherts with the words “Verbs Are Your 49 on them. I had advised the kids that whileverbs（动词）may seemdull ,most of the 50 things they do throughout their lives will beverbs.
Through the years,I’d run into former students who would provide 51 on old classmates. Ilearned that Freddy didseveral jobs after his 52 from high school and remained the same 53 person I met forty yearsbefore .Once, while working overnight at a store, he let a homeless man 54 inhis truck. Another time ,he 55 a friend money to buy a house .
Just last year,Iwas 56 aworkshop when someone knocked at the classroom door. A woman 57 the interruption and handed me an envelope. Istopped teaching and 58 it up. Inside were the “Verbs” shert and a 59 from Freddy’s monther. “Freddy passed away onThanksgiving. He wanted you to have this.”
I told thestory to the class. As sad as it was, Icouldn’t help smiling . Although Freddy was taken from us,we all 60 somethingfrom Freddy.
41. A. built B. entered C. decorated D. ran
42. A. name B. rule C. brand D. plan
43. A. small B. dark C. strange D. dull
44. A.scholar B. student C. citizen D. worker
45. A. speak B. sing C. question D. laugh
46. A.misfortune B. disbelief C. dishonesty D. mistake
47. A.changed B. approached C. returned D. ended
48.A.lesson B.gife C.report D.message
49. A.friends B.Awards C.Masters D.Tasks
50. A.simple B.unique C. fun D.clever
51. A.assessments B. comments C.instructions D.updates
52. A.graduation B. retirement C.separation D.resignation
53. A.daring B.modest C.caring D.smart
54. A.wait B.sleep C.study D.live
55. A.paid B.charged C.lent D.owed
56. A.observing B.preparing C. designing D.conducting
57. A.regretted B.avoided C.excused D.ignored
58. A.opened B.packed C.gave D.held
59. A.picture B.bill C.note D.diary
60. A.chose B.took C.expected D.borrowed
41—45 BADBD 46—50 ADBAC 51—55 DACBC 56—60 DCACB
In 1863the first underground passengerrailway in the world opened in London. It ran for just under seven kilometersand allowed people to avoid terrible __61__(crowd) on the roads above as theytravelled to and ___62__ word. It took three years to complete and was builtusing an interesting method. This included digging up the road, ____63___(lay)the track and then building a strong roof over___64___ top. When all those hadbeen done, the road surface was replaced.
Steam engines ___65__(use) to pull thecarriages and it must have been___66__(fair)unpleasant for the passsengers,with all the smoke and noise. However, the railway quickly proved to be a greatsuccess and within six months, more than 25,000 people were using___67__ everyday.
Later, engineers ____68___(manage) to construct railways in a systemof deep tunnels (隧道), whichbecame known to the tube. This development was only possible with the ___69___(introduce) of electric-powered engines and lifts. The central London Railwaywas one of the most ___70___(success) of these new lines, and was opened in1900. It had white-painted tunnels and bright red carriages, and provedextremely popular with the public.
61. crowds 62. from 63. laying 64. the 65. were used 66. fairly 67. it 68. Managed 69. introduction 70. successful
Mr. and Mrs.Zhang all work in ourschool.They live far from the school,and it takes them about a hour and a halfto go to work every day.In their spare time,they are interesting in plantingvegetables in their garden,that is on the rooftop of their house. They oftenget up earlier and water the vegetables together.They have also bought for somegardening tools.beside,they often get some useful informations from theinternet.When summer came,they will invite their students pick the vegetables！
71. all both 72. a an 73. interesting interested 74. that which 75. early earlier 76. for 删除 77. beside besides 78. informations information 79. came comes 80. students pick students to pick