1. B They enjoyed the movie on space exploration。
2. A At a gift shop。
3. C He declined a job offer from the art gallery。
4. D He will be unable to attend the birthday party。
5. B Set a deadline for the staff to meet。
6. A They way to the visitor’s parking。
7. D He has benefited from exercise。
8. D The secretaries in the man’s company。
9. B It is used by more people than English。
10. C The influence of the British Empire。
11. It includes a lot of words from other languages。
12. To place an order
13. He is not familiar with the exact details of goods。
14. It depends on a number of factors。
15. Ring back when she comes to a decision。
16. No one knows for sure when they came into being。
17. Carry ropes across river。
18.To prove the lighting is electricity。
19. She can speak several languages。
20. They have an intense interest in cross-cultural interactions。
21. She was able to translate for a German sports judge。
22. Taste the beef and give her comment。
23. He grew up in a poor single parent household。
25. Write two book reports a week。
29. Now and then
The ancient town of Lijiang in Yunnan province is one of the famous tourist destinations。 Its living rhythm is slower than that of most other Chinese cities。 Lijiang is full of natural beautiful sceneries， where numerous minority nationalities provide rich and varied cultures in order to give tourists a different experience。 Historically， Lijiang was also known as “ the city of love”。 Plenty of stories about living for love and dying for love have been spread among the natives。 Nowadays， the old town equals the paradise of love and romance in the eyes of Chinese and foreign tourists。
The annual Chinese speech contest for foreigners was held in Changsha this year。 The contest proves to be a good way to promote cultural exchanges between China and other parts of the world。 It offers the young all over the world an opportunity to know more about China.126 candidates from 87 nations gathered in the capital of Hunan province to attend the semifinal and the final from July 6 to August 5。 Besides the contest， the candidates also got a chance to visit famous tourist attractions and historical interests in other parts of China。
Chinese parents have frequently tended to pay too much attention to their children's study, so that children don’t help them do the housework. Their only requirement for their children is to study hard, perform well in the exams, and go to a famous/prestigious university. They believe it is good for their children, because in such a highly competitive society, only good results could ensure a promising future. Chinese parents also believe that parents will be honored if their children can achieve great success in society. Therefore, they are willing to sacrifice their own time, hobbies and interests, to create much better conditions for children.
Never go out there to see what happens, go out there to make something happen
There is no doubt that we should never go out there to see what happens; instead, we should take actions to make things happen. A telling example is Youyou Tu. She and her colleagues made 380 extracts from 2,00 herbs before they finally succeeded in discovering the pure substance qinghaosu, which can be used to treat malaria. As we all know, there were numerous scientists who wanted to find this substance, but it was her firm actions that made her the first Chinese Nobel laureate in medicine.
Why?Reasons are quite simple and can be listed as follows. To begin with, only by taking actions can we find the best way to solve those problems we are facing, but as a bystander, we can learn nothing meaningful. In addition, in an age full of ruthless and relentless competitions, without taking actions to make things happen, we are bound to lose those valuable opportunities. For instance, if Apple had just gone out there to see what happens in mobile phones, it could not have presented the amazing product, iPhone, to us.
Accordingly, we college students should not just be a watcher but a doer. In my humble opinion, we can start from applying what we have learned into practice.
Learning is a daily experience and lifetime mission.
Undoubtedly, learning is a daily experience and lifetime mission. For instance, Madam Curie, who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity and became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, was known for her persistence in learning.
Several reasons, both social and individual, could account for the importance of constant learning. Firstly, in an age of ruthless and relentless competition, only by learning constantly can we bring our potential and ability into full play and catch up with the times. Secondly, learning does not only help us acquire knowledge, but also enriches our lives and broadens our horizons. Thirdly, science and technology change with each passing day. Without constant learning, it would be impossible for us to update our knowledge.
Accordingly, it is constant learning that really matters in achieving success in modern society. In my humble opinion, it is high time that parents and teachers made joint efforts to encourage children to read more books instead of playing computer games all day.
Listening is more important than talking
It is no exaggeration to say that listening is more important than talking. For instance, without listening, a baby won’t know how to speak; without enough listening, we cannot speak English fluently; without listening carefully in classroom, we cannot follow our teachers.
There are several reasons to account for the importance of listening. First and foremost, only by listening to others carefully can we understand their points of views. Secondly, more listening can not only broaden our horizons, but also helps us absorb others’ wisdom. Last but not least, listening is an input and talking is an output. It is unwise to voice our opinions in those topics that we are unfamiliar with.
As an old Chinese old saying goes, silence is gold. Therefore, in my humble opinion, it is of great significance for us to spend more time in listening instead of rushing to speak.