In the coming months, we are bringing together artists form all over the globe, to enjoy speaking shakespeare’s plays in their own language, in our globe, within the architecture shakespeare wrote for.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’s productions show the new face of 21st century chinese theatre. This production of
Shakespeare’s Richard III will be directed by the National’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? A.Richard Ⅲ. B.Lover’s Labour’s Lost C.As YouLike It D.The merchant ofVenice
(22)What is special about Deafinnitely Theatre?A.Tthas two groups of actors B.It is theleading theatre in LondonC.It performs plays in BSL D.It is good at prducting comedies
(23)When can you see a play in Hebrew?A.Onsuturday28Apil. B.On Sunday 29 April C.OnTuesday 22 May. D. On Tuesday 29MayB
I first met Paul Newman in 1968, when George Roy Hill, the director of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, introduced us in New York City. When the studio didn’t want me for the film— it wanted somebody as well known as Paul— he stood up for me. I don’t know how many people would have done that; they would have listened to their agents or the studio powers.
The friendship that grew out of the experience of making that film and The Sting four years later had its root in the fact that although there was an age difference, we both came from a tradition of theater and live TV. We were respectful of craft（技艺）and focused on digging into the characters we were going to play. Both of us had the qualities and virtues that are typical of American actors: humorous, aggressive, and making fun of each other— but always with an underlying affection. Those were also at the core （核心）of our relationship off the screen.
We shared the brief that if you’re fortunate enough to have success, you should put something back— he with his Newman’s Own food and his Hole in the Wall camps for kids who are seriously ill, and me with Sundance and the institute and the festival. Paul and I didn’t see each other all that regularly, zxx.k but sharing ____ brought us together. We supported each other financially and by showing up at events.
I last saw him a few months ago. He’d been in and out of the hospital.He and I both knew what the deal was,and we didn’t talk about it.Ours was a relationship that didn’t need a lot of words.
(24)Why was the studio unwilling to give the role to author at first?A.Paul Newman wanted it. B.The studio powers didn’t like his agent. C.He wasn’t famous enough. D.The director recommended someone else.
(25)Why did Paul and the author have a lasting friendship? A.They were of the same dge. B.They worked in the same theater. C.They were both good actors. D.They han similar charactertics.
(26)What does the underlined word “that” in paragraph 3 refer to? A.Their belief. B.Their care for chileden.C.Their success.D.Their support for each other.
(27)What is the author’s purpose in writing the test?A.To show his love of films. B.To remember a friend.C.To introduce a new movie.D.To share his acting experience.
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文，主要讲述了作者与Paul Newman之间的友情，当制片人不想让我参加电影时，Paul Newman站起来为我说话，因此建立了深厚的友谊。在此以后的很多年了，两人一直相互扶持，相互鼓励，因此两人友谊维持了很多年。
Terrafugia Inc .said Monday that its new flying car has completed its first flight,bringing the company closer to its goal of selling the flying car within the next year.The wehicle-named the Transition – has two seats wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car.The Transition,which flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes last month, can reach around 70 miles per hour on the road and 115 in the flies using a 23-gallon tank of gas and bums 5 gallons per hour in the 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. But don’t expect it to show up in too many driveways.It’s expected to cost $279,000.And it won’t help if you’re stuck in traffic. The car needs a 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 said Terrafugia was helped by the Federal AviationAdministration’s decision five years ago to create a separate set of standardsfor light sport aircraft, which are lower than those for pilots of largerplanes. Terrafugia says an owner would 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 basicdata of the Transition. B. Theadvantages of flying cars. C. The potential market for flying cars. C. The designers of the Transition.
(29) Why is the Transition unlikely to show up in toomany driveways?A. It causers traffic jams. B. It is difficult to operate.C.It is very expensive. D. Itbums too much fuel.
(30) What is the govemment’s attitude to thedevelopment of the flying
car? A. Cautious B. Favorable. C. Ambiguous. D. Disapproving.
(31) What is the best title for the text?A. Flying Carat Auto Show B. The Transition’s FistFlight C.Pilots’Dream Coming True D. Flying Car Closer to Reality
When a leafy plant is under attack ，it doesn’t sit quietly. Back in 1983,two scientists,Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin,reported that young maple trees getting bitten 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 pump through the air is a mixture of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds,VOCs for short.
Scientists have found that all kinds of plants give out VOCs when being attacked .It’s a plant’s way of crying out.But is anyone listening?Apparently.Because we can watch the neighbours react.
Some plants pump out smelly chemicals to keep insects away.But others do double duty .They pump out perfumes designed to attract different insects who are natural enemies to the attackers.Once they arrive,the tables are turned .The attacker who are natural enemies to the attackers . zxx|k Once they arrive,the tables are turned.The attacker who was lunching now becomes lunch.
In study after study,it appears that these chemical conversations help the neighbors .The damage is usually more serious on the first plant,but the neighbors ,relatively speaking ,stay safer because they heard the alarm and knew 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 studiesthat plants can .A.predictnatural disasters B.protect themselvesagainst insectsC.talk to one another intentionally D.help their neighbors whennecessary
(35)what can we infer from the lastparagraph?A.The word is changing faster than ever.B.People have stronger sensesthan beforeC.The world is more complex than it seemsD.People in Darwin’s timewere imaginative.
Interruptions are one of the worst things to deal with while you’re trying to get work done.____,there are several ways to handle things.Let’s take a look at them now.
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’tdo it in your own office. 39 .it’s much easeier toexcuse yourself to get back to your work than if you try to get someone out ofyour space even after 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 noB. When you want to avoid interruptions at work zxx.kC. Set boundaries for yourselfas your time goesD. If you’re in the other person’s office or in a public arceaE. It’simportant that you let them know when you’ll be availableF.Itmight seem unkind to cut people shirt when they interrupt youG.Leave it open when you’re available to talk and close it whenyou’re not
In1973,I was teaching elementary school.Each day,27kids____“The Thinking Laboratory.”That was the ____ students voted for after deciding that “Room 104” was too____.
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
(50) A.simple B.unique
C. fun D.clever
(53) A.daring B.modest
(54) A.wait B.sleep
(55) A.paid B.charged
C. designing D.conducting
(58) A.opened B.packed
(60) A.chose B.took
In 1863the first underground passenger railway in the world opened in London. It ran for just under seven kilometers and allowed people to avoid terrible __61__(crowd) on the roads above as they travelled to and ___62__ word. It took three years to complete and was built using 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 had been done, the road surface was replaced.
Steam engines ___65__(use) to pull the carriages 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 great success and within six months, more than 25,000 people were using___67__ every day.
Later, engineers ____68___(manage) to construct railways in a system of deep tunnels (隧道）, which became known to the tube. This development was only possible with the ___69___ (introduce) of electric-powered engines and lifts. The central London Railway was one of the most ___70___(success) of these new lines, and was opened in 1900. It had white-painted tunnels and bright red carriages, and proved extremely popular with the public.
Mr. and Mrs.Zhang all work in our school.They live far from the school,and it takes them about a hour and a half to go to work every day.In their spare time,they are interesting in planting vegetables in their garden,that is on the rooftop of their house. They often get up earlier and water the vegetables together.They have also bought for some gardening tools.beside,they often get some useful informations from the internet.When summer came,they will invite their students pick the vegetables！
【语篇导读】本文是一篇记叙文，叙述了Mr. and Mrs.Zhang的爱好和他们的友好。
（61）crowds（62）from（63）laying（64）the（65）were used（66） fairly（67）it（68）managed（69）introduction（70）. successful
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
It must have been heard by youthat there’ll be an art exhibition organized todisplay elegant Chinese paper-cuttings. Remembering yourdevotion to Chinese culture, I’m writing toinvite you to come with us.
As for the timetable and specific information, the activity will beheld next Wednesday at the stadium. One graphic scene to which you mightreadily relate is numerous charming paper-cuttings of distinctive appearanceshown together along with splendid history of China.Owing to frequent media coverage, it is paper-cutting that has aroused huge attention.Not only will the works produced by eminent craftsmen be offered,but also some created by kids in kindergarten are planned to beincluded.
Were I you, I wouldn’t miss this opportunity. What a delightful dayit’ll be if you can come!
（21）根据This production of Shakespeare’s Richard III will be directed by the National’s Associate Director,Wang Xiaoying，可知Richard III将在中国国家大剧院上映，故A项正确。
（22根据By translating the rich and humourous taxt of Love’s Labour’s Lost into the physical language of BSL，故C项正确。
（23）根据Date Date&Time:Monday 28May,7.30&Tuesday 29 May,7.30pm可知，可以在5月29日，星期二这一天，在希伯来看戏剧，故D项正确。
（24）根据“When the studio didn’t want me for the film— it wanted somebody as well known as Paul”制片人不想要我，他想要当时比较出名的演员Paul,因此，可知作者当时还不是很有名。，故C项正确。
（25），根据Both of us had the qualities and virtues that are typical of American actors: humorous, aggressive, and making fun of each other— but always with an underlying affection. Those were also at the core （核心）of our relationship off the screen可知，作者与Paul有着相似的性格特征，故D项正确。
（26）根据We shared the brief that if you’re fortunate enough to have success, you should put something back，我们都有这个信仰，如果你有幸获得成功，你应该有所回报。下文he with his Newman’s Own food and his Hole in the Wall camps for kids who are seriously ill, and me with Sundance and the institute and the festival是作者举的例子，因此sharing that brought us together指代前面提到的信仰，故A项正确。
（27）根据I last saw him a few months ago. He’d been in and out of the hospital.He and I both knew what the deal was,and we didn’t talk about it可知Paul已经去世了，再结合前文I first met Paul Newman in1968, 可以推断作者非常怀念这位朋友，故B项正确。
（28）根据The wehicle-named the Transition – has two seats wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car.The Transition,which flew at 1,400 feet for eight minutes last month, can reach around 70 miles per hour on the road and 115 in the flies using a 23-gallon tank of gas and bums 5 gallons per hour in the air. On the ground, it gets 35 miles per gallon可知，本段主要是对Transition的架构进行了介绍，故A项正确。
（29）根据But don’t expect it to show up in too many driveways. It’s expected to cost $279,000可知，因Transition的价格较高，所以不太可能在太多的马路上出现，故C项正确。
（30）根据The govemment has already permitted z&xxkthe company to use special materials to make it easier for the vehicle to fly以及Mann said Terrafugia was helped by the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision five years ago to create a separate set of standards for light sport aircraft可知,政府对飞车的研发是支持的，故B项正确。
（31）根据Terrafugia Inc .said Monday that its new flying car has completed its first flight,bringing飞车试飞成功，以及But Mann thinks Terrafugia has come closer than anyone to making the flying car a reality研制出的飞车比任何人都更接近显示，故D项正确。
（32）根据Ian Baldwin,reported that young maple trees getting bitten 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可知，当植物受到伤害时，会分泌出一种化学物质，故D项正确。
（33）根据Once they arrive,the tables are turned.The attacker who was lunching now becomes lunch.可知，一旦它们到达这里，攻击者就成为植物的午餐，故A项正确。
（34）根据Scientists have found that all kinds of plants give out VOCs when being attacked可知，植物分泌出VOCs，是为了保护自己，故B项正确。
（35）根据imagined a world far busier, noisier and more intimate(亲密的) than the world we can see and hear可知，这个世界比我们看到或者听到的更热闹更亲密，因此世界也比我们想象的更复杂，故C项正确。
（36）根据后句thereare several ways to handle things，.Let’stake a look at them now.可知下文是关于几种防止被打断的方法，此句和前半句构成一个完整的句子，故选B。
（37）根据后句Tellthe person you’re sorry and explain that you have a million things to do andthen ask if the of you can talk at a different time，主要讲述，学会在自己忙的时候去拒绝别人，故选A。
（38）根据前句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，可知安排好时间，让他们知道你什么时候回来，或者告诉他们，你回去找他们，这样他们就不会打断你了，故选E
（39）根据后文it’smuch easeier to excuse yourself to get back to your work than if you try to getsomeone out of your space even after explaining how busy you are此句中it指代前文中don’tdo it in your own office，作者认为不在办公室了解释更好，故选B
（41）考查上下文串联。A.built 建造 B. entered 进入 C.decorated 装饰 D.ran，跑步，根据句意，每天，27个孩子都会进入思想实验室，因此选B。
（42）考查上下文串联。A. name名字， B. rule规则，C. brand品牌， D. plan计划，结合文意：应该是“思想实验室”这个“名字”是同学们投票得来的，故选A。
（43）考查上下文串联。A. small小的，B. dark 黑的， C. strange 奇怪的， D. dull无聊的，由后文可知，同学们是因为“104班级”这个名字太“无聊”才把名字改为“思想实验室”的，故选D
（44）考查上下文串联。A. scholar学者， B. student学生， C. citizen市民， D. worker工人，通读全文可知Freddy是作者的一名“学生”，故选B。
（45）考查上下文串联。A. speak 说， B. sing 唱歌， C. question质问， D. laugh大笑，结合文意：对于好玩的事情，他会“笑”地最大声，故选D。
（46）考查上下文串联。A. misfortune不幸， B. disbelief怀疑，C. dishonesty 不诚实， D. mistake错误，根据前句：Freddy在有趣和富有同情心之间可以做到罕见的平衡，所以对于任何人的“不幸”，他会很悲伤，故选A。
（47）考查上下文串联。A. changed 改变， B. approached接近， C. returned返回，D. ended结束，结合句意：在学期“结束”之前，我……，故选D。
（48）考查上下文串联。A.lesson课，教训， B.gift礼物， C.report 报告，D.message信息，根据后文可知作者送给Freddy一件衬衫，即一个特殊的礼物，故选B。
（49）考查上下文串联。A.friends 朋友，B.Awards奖， C.Masters 主人，D.Tasks任务，结合文意：衬衫上写着“动词是你的朋友”，故选A。
（50）考查上下文串联。A.simple 简单的，B.unique独特的， C. fun 有趣的，D.clever聪明的，根据转折词while, 可知前后句意是相反的，“尽管动词也许看起来很无聊，但人们的一生当中做的大部分有趣之事都将是动词”，“无聊”与“有趣”相对，故选C。
（51）考查上下文串联。A.assessments评估，B. comments评论， C.instructions 指导， D.updates更新，根据句意：我遇到过以前的学生，他们常常会提供一些老同学的“最新情况”，故选D。
（52）考查上下文串联。A.graduation毕业， B. retirement退休，C.separation 分离，D.resignation辞职，结合文意：在Freddy高中毕业后，做了好几份工作，故选A。
（53）考查上下文串联。A.daring勇敢的， B.modest 谦虚的，C.caring贴心的， D.smart聪明的，根据后一句他让无家可归的人睡在了他的卡车上，可知他仍然是很爱关照人的，贴心的，故选C.。
（54）考查上下文串联。A.wait等待，B.sleep 睡觉， C.study 学习， D.live居住，结合文意：他让一位无家可归的人“睡在”他的卡车上，故选B。
（55）考查上下文串联。A paid，支付B charged，索要C lent，借出D owed欠，结合文意，还有一次，他借钱给朋友，让朋友买房，因此选C。
（56）考查上下文串联。A observe观察，B prepare准备，C design设计，D conduct组织，实施 ，结合上下文，我正在班里组织一个专题研讨会的时候，突然有人敲门，因此选D。
（57）考查上下文串联。A.regretted 后悔，遗憾， B.avoided避免，C.excused原谅，宽恕， D.ignored忽视，结合上下文：因为当时正在上课，所以这名女子为自己的打断行为要求得到原谅，故选C.。
（58）考查上下文串联。A.opened打开，B.packed打包， C.gave给予， D.held握住，结合文意：我停止教学，打开信，故选A.。
（59）考查上下文串联。A.picture 图片， B.bill 账单，C.note 纸条，便笺， D.diary日记，根据后文的描述，可知衬衫上是一个便笺，上面写着……，故选C.。
（60）考查上下文串联。A.chose 选择， B.took 拿走， C.expected 期待， D.borrowed借入，结合文意：尽管Freddy离开了我们，我们从他的身上也带走了一些东西，故选B。
（62）考查介词，to and from来回，故填from
该题考查学生准确使用英语的综合能力。做题时候，学生首先需要理顺文章脉络，弄懂文章大意：。本文是一篇记叙文，叙述了Mr. and Mrs.Zhang的爱好和他们的友好。对照考查方向逐句分析找到错误并且准备修改。1）考查不定代词both和all的用法，both指两者都，all指三者或三者以上。2）考查冠词hour的第一个音素发元音，因此用an。3)考查形容词，主语是人，因此用 interested 4)考查非限制性定语从句，在 非限制性定语从句中不能用关系代词that。5)考查副词，这里没有比较意义，因此用原形。 6) 考查动词，buy是及物动词，不用加介词。 7)考查副词，beside是介词，在…旁边，besides 是副词，而且。8)考查名词，information是不可数名词。9).考查时态。本篇文章是一般现在时。 10)考查非谓语动词。Invite sb. to do，邀请…去做。