1．理解主旨大意； 2．寻读具体信息； 3．理解细节； 4．根据上下文提供的语境，推测生词词义，进而加深对文段的理解； 5．简单的判断和理解； 6．理解文段的基本逻辑结构； 7．理解作者的意图和态度； 8．理解文段的文化信息； 9．理解图表信息； 10．理解指代关系。
1．略读； 2．找读； 3．预测下文； 4．理解大意； 5．分清文章中的事实和观点； 6．猜测词义； 7．推理判断； 8，了解重点细节； 9。理解文章结构； 10.理解图表信息； 11.理解指代关系； 12.理解逻辑关系； 13.理解作者意图； 14.评价阅读内容。
2.除教材外，课外阅读量应累积达到30万词以上，换言之，长度300词左右 的文段1000篇； 3.能通过分析句子的结构理解难句和长句(能理解语言结构有一定难度或有 一定新语言现象的文段)； 4.能根据阅读目的和文段的不同，调整阅读速度和阅读方法，阅读速度每分 钟70-80词。 第一类阅读（十五篇）
（一） Choose Your One-Day Tours! Tour A – Bath & Stonehenge including entrance fees to the ancient Roman bathrooms and Stonehenge -- ? 37 until 26 March and ? 39 thereafter. Visit the city with over 2,000 years of history and Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent and the Costume Museum. Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments dating back over 5.000 years. Tour B – Oxford & Stratford including entrance fees to the University St Mary’s Church Tower and Anne Hathaway’s house – ? 32 until 12 March and ? 36 thereafter. Oxford: Includes a guided tour of England’s oldest university city and colleges. Look over the ―city of dreaming spires (尖顶)‖ from St Mary’s Church Tower. Stratford: Includes a guided tour exploring much of the Shakespeare wonder. Tour C – Windsor Castle & Hampton Court including entrance fees to Hampton Court Palace – ? 34 until 11 March and ? 37 thereafter. Includes a guided tour of Windsor and Hampton Court, Henry VIII’s favorite palace. Free time to visit Windsor Castle (entrance fees not included). With 500 years of history, Hampton Court was once the home of four Kings and one Queen. Now this former royal palace is open to the public as a major tourist attraction. Visit the palace and its various historic gardens, which include the famous maze (迷宫) where it is easy to get lost! Tour D – Cambridge including entrance fees to the Tower of Saint Mary the Great – ? 33 until 18 March and ? 37 thereafter. Includes a guided tour of Cambridge, the famous university town, and the gardens of the 18th century. 1. Which tour will you choose if you want to see England’s oldest university city? A. Tour A. B. Tour B. C. Tour C. D. Tour D. 2. Which of the following tours charges the lowest fee on 17 March? A. Windsor Castle & Hampton Court B. Oxford & Stratford C. Bath & Stonehenge D. Cambridge
3. Why is Hampton Court a major tourist attraction? A. It used to be the home of royal families. B. It used to be a well-known maze. C. It is the oldest palace in Britain. D. It is a world-famous castle.
（二） Monthly Talks at London Canal Museum Our monthly talks start at 19:30 on the first Thursday of each month except August. Admission is at normal charges and you don’t need to book. They end around 21:00. November 7th The Canal Pioneers, by Chris Lewis. James Brindley is recognized as one of the leading early canal engineers. He was also a major player in training others in the art of nanal planning and building. Chris Lewis will explain how Brindley made such a positive contribution to the education of that group of early ―civil enginerrs‖. December 5th Ice for the Metropolis, by Malcolm Tucker. Well before the arrival of freezers, there was a demand for ice for food preservation and catering, Malcolm will explain the history of importing natural ice and the technology of building ice wells, and how London’s ice trade grew. February 6th An Update on the Cotsword Canals, by Liz Payne. The Smoudwater Canal is moving towards reopenling. The Thames and Severn Canal will take a little longer. We will have a report on the present state of play. March 6th Eyots and Aits- Thames Islands, by Miranda Vickers. The Thames had many islands. Miranda has undertaken a review of all of them. She will tell us about those of greatest interest. Online bookings:www.canalmuseum.org.uk/book More into:www.canalmuseum.org.uk/whatson London Canal Museum 12-13 New Wharf Road, London NI 9RT www.canalmuseum.org.uk Tel:020 77130836 www.canalmuseum.mobi
1.When is the talk on James Brindley? A. February 6th. B. March 6th. C. November 7th. D. December 5th. 2. What is the topic of the talk in February? A. The Canal Pioneers. B. Ice for the Metropolis C. Eyots and Aits- Thames Islands D. An Update on the Cotsword Canals 3. Who will give the talk on the islands in the Thames. A. Miranda Vickers B. Malcolm Tucker C. Chris Lewis D. Liz Payne
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（四）Welcome to the Electronic Village to explore new ways of language teaching and learning. Electronic Village Program (Thursday, June 18, 2015) Nearpod TEO ?9:00 am to 10:00 am ?2:00 pin to 3:00 pm ?Room 501 ?Room 502 Nearpod is a software program that Our students come from different creates a rich context ( 语 境 ) for backgrounds but have the same desire to students to learn vocabulary. The learn on-line. The presenter will use presenter will show how to use it. examples from his first on-line class to explain how any teacher can begin teaching on-line with TEO. Kahoot Prezi ?10:30 am to 11:30 am ?3:30 pm to 4:20 pm ?Room 601 ?Room 602 Kahoot software can be used to create Uses of Prezi in listening and speaking grammar tests which can be graded on a courses draw students' attention to speaking network. It can provide students with more fluently. The presenter will show how
instant feedback ( 反 馈 ), including students can use Prezi to confidently present reports about their strengths and on a variety of topics, including introducing weaknesses. family, friends, and hobbies. 1. Nearpod can be used to ______. A. offer grammar tests B. teach listening on-line C. help vocabulary learning D. gain fluency in speaking 2. If you want to improve your speaking skills, you can go to____________. A. Room 501 B. Room 502 C. Room 601 D. Room 602 3. Which of the following can assess your grammar learning? A. Nearpod. B. Kahoot. C. TEO. D. Prezi. 4. A teacher who wants to learn on-line teaching ia expected to arrive by ______. A. 9:00 am B. 10:30 am C. 2:00 pm D. 3:30 pm
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（六）The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, and a lunar rock you can touch. In addition to our exhibition galleries, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein Planetarium, Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east end. There are many things to do at the Museum in DC. We offer daily tours and educational activities for both children and adults. We also have scheduled lectures and events throughout the year. Hours & Admission: Open every day except December 25. Admission is free. Regular Hours: 10: 00 am to 5: 30 pm Extended Hours: 10: 00 am to 7: 30 pm December 26—30, 2014. March 30—April 20, 2015. Fridays and Saturdays, April 24—May 16, 2015. May 17—September 7, 2015. VISITING TIPS: Limit the Number of Bags: All visitors are screened through metal detectors upon entry. The fewer items you bring inside the Museum, the faster your entry. Before you visit, please review the list of prohibited items, which include pocket knives and tripods (三脚架). Visitors carrying prohibited items will not be allowed inside the Museum, so please leave them at home or in your car. No Food and Drink: Only bottled water is permitted in the Museum. You may only consume food and other drinks in the Food Court, not in the Museum. Groups who bring food are encouraged to picnic on the National Mall.
Please Take Photos: You are welcome to take photos for personal use. However, tripods and monopods (单脚架) are not permitted without approval. First Aid: The Museum has a First Aid office and a nurse on duty. Please contact the nearest security officer or the Welcome Center for assistance. Visit the Welcome Center: At our Welcome Center in the South Lobby, staff and volunteers can answer any questions you have during your visit. Open 10: 00 am to 5: 30 pm Phone: 202-633-2214 E-mail: NASM-VisitorServices@ si. edu 1. According to the passage, the National Air and Space Museum is a museum _______. A. where only adults can take part in some educational activities B. everyone can pay a visit to without buying tickets C. where one can touch anything he likes D. everyone can visit without time limits all the year round 2. If the Greens plan to visit the Museum at 6: 00 pm, it is accessible on _______. A. December 24, 2014 (Wednesday) B. March 1, 2015 (Sunday) C. July 6, 2015 (Monday) D. September 15, 2015 (Tuesday) 3. A visitor to the museum can _______. A. eat and drink in the Museum or in the Food Court B. take photos with tripods for personal use C. bring fewer bags to go through metal detectors D. get some medical treatment if he suddenly falls ill 4. The purpose of this passage is to _______. A. make an advertisement for the museum B. attract people to explore the universe C. encourage adults to bring their children there D. show what is on display in the museum
（七） Join the discussion…
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Today, a man talked very loud on his phone on a train between Malvern and Reading, making many passengers upset. I wonder how he would react if I were to read my newspaperoutloudonthetrain, Ihave never had the courage to do it, though.
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Why not give it a try? Perhaps you should take lessons on a musical instrument. The late musician DennisBrian is said to have asked a fellow train passenger to turn off his radio. When his request was refused, he took out his French horn(号) and started to practice.
Angie O’Edema·42 minutes ago I don’t see how musical instruments can help improve manners in public. Don’t do to others what you wouldn’t like to be done to yourself. Once, a passenger next to me talked out loud on his mobile phone. I left my seat quietly, giving him some privacy to finish his conversation. He realized this and apologised to me. When his phone rang again later, he left his seat to answer it. You see, a bit of respect and cooperation can do the job better.
· 29 minutes ago I did read my newspaper out loud on a train, and it turned out well. The guy took it in good part, and we chatted happily all the way to Edinbergh.
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I have not tried reading my newspaper out loud on a train, but ,several years ago, I read some chapters from Harry Porter to my bored and noisy children. Several passengers seemed to appreciate what I did. 1. The passenger made an apology to Angie O’Edema because____. A. he offered his seat to someone else B. he spoke very loudly on his phone C. he refused to talk with Angie D. he ignored Angie’s request 2. Who once read a newspaper out loud on a train? A. Pak50 B. Angie O’Edema C. Taodas D. Sophie76 3. What is the discussion mainly about? A. How to react to bad behavior. B. How to kill time on a train. C. How to chat with strangers. D. How to make a phone call. 4.Where is the passage most probably taken from? A. A webpage. B. A newspaper. C. A novel. D. A report.
（八）Plan on traveling around the USA? There are a number of outstanding websites that can make your American dream come true. www. 101usaholidays. co. uk
This is the latest offering that features 101 holiday ideas to the USA. It’s a diverse selection, ranging from touring in the footsteps of Martin Luther King to a golfing break in Arizona and a cycling and wine-tasting trip in California’s Napa Valley. Narrow down what you’re looking for — whether by price, region, theme and who will be traveling — and then just the photos of the relevant holidays remain on view. It’s a really clever design. http://byways. Org The National Scenic Byways Program covers 150 memorable roads. Some are natural scenic routes, such as Route l along the California coast. Others focus on history (such as Route 66) or man-made attractions (the Las Vegas Strip). For each, you’re provided with a map telling the route’s length and how long is allowed. www. oyster. com This is the best website for reviews of hotels in US cities and tourist sites. There are photos of each hotel. Importantly, these are not promotional photos provided by the hotels, but more honest and revealing ones taken by inspectors. From the 243 hotels reviewed in New York, you can narrow down what you are looking for by locations, facilities and styles, or just pick out a selection of the best. http://seaworldparks. com. SeaWorld in San Diego can make dreams come true, but the price is not affordable for the majority of people. So turn to long-established, giving big discounts on tickets, hotel and dining at SeaWorld. 1．The text is probably from __________. A．a science report B．a news article C．a travel brochure D．a book review 2. Travel ideas for wine lovers are available at __________. A．www. 101usaholidays. co. uk B．http: //byways. org C．www. oyster. com D．http: //seaworldparks. com 3．What can be inferred from the text? A．You can see some man-made attractions driving along Route 66. B．The National Scenic Byways Program covers all American roads. C．Photos on www. oyster. com can be trusted by tourists. D．http://seaworldparks. com is a newly established website.
（九） Metro Pocket Guide Metrorail( 地铁) Each passenger needs a farecard to enter and go out. Up to two children under age five may travel free with a paying customer. Farecard machines are in every station. Bring small bills because there are no change machine in the stations and farecard machines only provide up to $5 in change. Get one day of unlimited Metrorail rides with a One Day Pass. Buy it from a farecard machine in Metro stations. Use it after9:30 a.m., until closing on weekdays, and all day on weekends and holidays. Hours of service Open 5 a.m. Mon-Fri. 7 a.m. Sat-Sun.
Close midnight Sun-Thur. 3 a.m. Fri.-Sat. nights. Last train times vary. To avoid missing the last train, please check the last train times posted in stations. Metrobus When paying with exact change, the fare is $1.35. When paying with a SmartTrip ? card, the fare is $1.25. Fares for senior/disabled customers Senior citizens 65 and older and disabled customers may ride for half the regular fare. On Metrorail and Metrobus, use a senior/disabled farecard or SmarTrip ? card. For more information about buying senior/disabled farecards, SmartTrip ? cards and passes, please visit MetroOpensDoors.com or call 202-637-7000 and 202-637-8000. Senior citizens and disabled customers can get free guide on how to use proper Metrobus and Metrorail services by calling 202-962-1100. Travel tips(提示) Avoid riding during weekday rush periods—before 9:30 a.m. and between 4 and 6 p.m. If you lose something on a bus or train or in a station, please call Lost & Found at 202-962-1195. 1. What should you know about farecard machines? A. They start selling tickets at 9:30 a.m. B. They are connected to change machines. C. They offer special service to the elderly. D. They make change for no more than $5. 2. At what time does Metrorail stop service on Saturday? A. At midnight B. At 3 a.m. C. At 5 a.m. D. At 7 p.m. 3. What is good about a SmartTrip? card? A. It is convenient for old people. B. It saves money for its users. C. It can be bought at any time. D. It is sold on the Internet. 3. Which number should you call if you lose something on the Metro? A. 202-962-1195 B. 202-962-1100 C. 202-637-7000 D. 202-637-8000
（十） The Cambridge Science Festival Curiosity Challenge Dare to Take the Curiosity Challenge! The Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) is pleased to inform you of the sixth annual Curiosity Challenge. The challenge invites, even dares school students between the ages of 5 and 14 to
create artwork or a piece of writing that shows their curiosity and how it inspires them to explore their world. Students are being dared to draw a picture, write an article, take a photo or write a poem that shows what they are curious about. To enter the challenge, all artwork or pieces of writing should be sent to the Cambridge Science Festival, MIT Museum, 265 Mass Avenue, Cambridge 02139 by Friday, February 8th. Students who enter the Curiosity Challenge and are selected as winners will be honored at a special ceremony during the CSF on Sunday, April 21st. Guest speakers will also present prizes to the students. Winning entries will be published in a book. Student entries will be exhibited and prizes will be given. Families of those who take part will be included in the celebration and brunch will be served. Between March 10th and March 15th, each winner will be given the specifics of the closing ceremony and the Curiosity Challenge celebration. The program guidelines and other related information are available at: http://cambridgesciencefestival.org. 1. Who can take part in the Curiosity Challenge? A. School students. B. Cambridge locals. C. CSF winners. D. MIT artists. 2. When will the prize-giving ceremony be held? A. On February 8th. B. On March 10th. C. On April 21st. D. On March 15th. 3. What type of writing is this text? A. An exhibition guide. B. An art show review. C. An announcement. D. An official report.
（十一） Low-Cost Gifts for Mother's Day Gift No. I Offer to be your mother's health friend. Promise to be there for any and all doctor's visits whether a disease or a regular medical check-up. Most mothers always say "no need," another set of eyes and ears is always a good idea at a doctor's visit. The best part ? This one is free. Gift No. 2 Help your mother organize all of her medical records, which include the test results and medical information. Put them all in one place. Be sure to make a list of all of her medicines and what times she takes them. "Having all this information in one place could end up saving your mother's life," Dr. Marie Savard said. Gift No. 3 Enough sleep is connected to general health conditions. "Buy your mother cotton sheets and comfortable pillows to encourage better sleep," Savard said. "We know that good sleep is very important to our health." Gift No. 4 Some gift companies such as Presents for Purpose allow you to pay it forward this Mother's Day by picking gifts in which 10 percent of the price you pay goes to a charity (慈善机构) Gift givers can choose from a wide variety of useful but inexpensive things -many of which are "green" - and
then choose a meaningful charity from a list. When your mother gets the gift, she will be told that she has helped the chosen charity. 48. What are you advised to do for your mother at doctor's visits? A. Take notes. B. Be with her. C. Buy medicine. D. Give her gifts. 49. Where can you find a gift idea to improve your mother’s sleep? A. In Gift No. 1. B. In Gift No. 2. C. In Gift No. 3. D. In Gift No. 4. 50. Buying gifts from Presents for Purpose allows mothers to A. enjoy good sleep B. be well-organized C. bet extra support D. give others help
The National Gallery Description: The National Gallery is the British national art museum built on the north side of European art ranging from 13th-century religious paintings to more modern ones by Renoir and Van Gogh.The older collections of the gallery are reached through the main entrance while the more modern works in the East Wing are most easily reached from Trafalgar Square by a ground floor entrance Layout: The modern Sainsbury Wing on the western side of the buileing houses 13th-to15th-century paintings,and artists include Duccio,Uccello,Van Eyck,Lippi,Mantegna,Botticelli and Memling. The main West Wing houses 16th-century paintings ,and artists include Leonardo da Vinci,Cranach,Michelangelo,Raphael,Bruegel,Bronzino,Titan and Veronest. The North Wing houses 17th-century paintings,and artists include Caravaggio,Rubens,Poussin,Van Dyck,Velazquez,Claude and Vermeer. The East Wing houses 18th-to early 20th-century paintings,and artists include Canaletto,Goya,Turner,Constable,Renoir and Van Gogh Opening Hours: The Gallery is open every day from 10am to 6pm（Fridays 10anm to 9pm）and is free, but charges apply to some special exhibitions. Getting There: Nearest underground stations: Charing Cross （ 2-minute walk ） . Leicester Square （3-minute walk）,Embankment（7-minute walk）,and Piccadilly Circus（8-minute walk）. 1．In which century’s collection can you see religious paintings? A．The 13th B．The 17th C．The 18th D．The 20th
2．Where are Leonardo da Vinci’s works shown? A．In the East Wing. B．In the main West Wing. C．In the Sainsbury Wing. D．In the North Wing. 3．Which underground station is closest to the National Gallery? A．Piccadilly Circus. B．Leicester Square. C．Embankment. D．Charing Cross.
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（十四） Recommended Delft Hotels Bridges House Hotel Bridges House Hotel is a hotel in the centre of Delft and has shops and museums next door. There are many restaurants in the area where you can eat a lovely dinner in the evening. The market square is within easy walking distance. The comfortable rooms are all uniquely decorated and have a splended bathroom. Air conditioning and free Wi-Fi are available. There are extra long beds for your convenience. Breakfast is served in the hotel lounge. In the evenings, guests can have a drink here as well. Hotel Juliana Just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Delft, this friendly family hotel is close to everything and offers comfortable rooms at an affordable price. The main priority is to provide you with quality service through personal attention and by creating a pleasant atmosphere. This hotel is also conveniently located near the Technical University of Delft. Other cultural spots and a series of bars and restaurants are just a stroll away. Shanghai Hotel This unique hotel features Chinese-style decoration and an elegant-bar. Shanghai Hotel is located next to the A13 highway, only a 10-minute drive from Delft city centre. It offers free on-site parking. Each of the rooms at Shanghai Hotel includes flat-screen cable TV, a desk and tea/coffee making facilities plus a refrigerator. The comfortable modem bathrooms have a shower, a hairdryer and free makeup. Hotel de Koophandel Located on the central Beesten Market, Hotel de Koophandel is surrounded by cafes and restaurants in the heart of Delft. In the breakfast room, you can enjoy various breads, toasts, cereals, eggs and fruits in the morning. The comfortable and uniquely decorated rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. Coffee and tea facilities are available. Because of the perfect location, you can easily walk around the city centre and visit the main places of interest. For more detailed information, please click here www. booking, com/hotel/nl 1. Which hotel is the best choice if someone is extremely tall? A. Bridges House Hotel. B. Hotel Juliana. C. Shanghai Hotel. D. Hotel de Koophandel. 2. If someone chooses Shanghai Hotel, he ______. A. can enjoy various breads and eggs B. can go to the Technical University of Delft C. may be interested in Chinese - style decoration D. may visit some parks for free
3. What do all the hotels in the passage have in common? A. They offer free Wi-Fi. B. They are at Delft city centre. C. They offer free on-site parking. D. They offer comfortable rooms. 4. Where can you probably see the passage? A. In a magazine. B. In a newspaper. C. On the Internet. D. In a TV program.
（十五） News that Microsoft made a $44.6 billion bid to buy Yahoo resulted in heated discussions made by many Internet users. Here are some responses: Diane Burke of Weeks bury, Kentucky I think it would definitely be an interesting combination. Everyone recognizes the names Yahoo and Microsoft, but everyone also says, ―Did you Google it?‖ Such a catchphrase (时髦话) is going to be hard to beat. Shaun Carney of Laurelville, Ohio I think the merger (合并) will provide more competitions for Google. I don’t think the merger will allow Microsoft to develop faster than Google, though. I believe the increased competition this merger brings will force Google to stay on top of its game by offering more fresh and original Internet tools and expanding on the tools it already offers. Toni Suarez of Hacienda Heights, California I view the merger as a necessary element in preventing a monopolization (垄断). Perhaps it would bring better high technology innovations to e-mail and help in researching and developing a better Internet! Rick R. of Edgewater, Florida It sounds like a disaster to me. If this were to happen, I would stop using my Yahoo e-mail account because I don’t like the feeling of Microsoft spying upon my business. I will sign up for Google. Antonio Glosser of Kansas City, Missouri Right now, Yahoo offers a lot of features and tools at no cost for all different levels of Internet users. Microsoft seeks nothing but profit. Undoubtedly, they’ll do nothing other than find ways to start removing Yahoo’s formerly non-priced features. Microsoft’s greed will ruin the great thing that Yahoo currently is. 33. How many companies are mentioned in the passage? A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four. 34. Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage? A. Shaun’s attitude towards Google is passive. B. Toni believes the Internet will have a promising future. C. Rick will support Google after the merger. D. Antonio is afraid that the merger will cost Yahoo’s free features. 35. The passage is mainly about ______. A. opinions on the merger of Yahoo and Microsoft B. the strengths of Yahoo and Microsoft C. the strengths and weaknesses of large companies D. the future of Yahoo and Microsoft