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开头：When Elon Musk…
26. D) enabling
27. A) amassed
28. N) terrified
29. L) smart
30. F) exaggerated
31. E) eventually
32. C) emotional
33. B) casual
34. J) precious
35. O) venture
标题：In the real world…
46. A) It is based on questionable statistics.
47. D) It is a more comprehensive measure of people’s economic well-being.
48. B) It neglected many important indicators of people’s welfare.
49. D) It can compare a country’s economic conditions between different periods of time.
50. C) It has not improved as much as reported by the Census Bureau.
开头：If you've ever
51. A) They may become exhausted by making too many decisions for themselves.
52. C) Decision fatigue may prevent people making wise decisions.
53. B) When they help others to make decisions.
54. D) They refrain from trying anything new.
55. D) It will more often than not end in regret.
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China now has the largest and fastest high-speed rail network in the world. The speed of the CRH (China Railway High-Speed) train will continue to increase and more cities will build high-speed rail stations. The CRH train has greatly reduced people’s travel time. Compared with airplane, the outstanding advantage of the CRH train is punctuality, because it is basically not affected by weather or traffic control. The CRH train has greatly changed the Chinese people’s way of life. Now, it has become the top transportation option for business travel for many people. More and more people also travel by CRH train during holidays. Many young people choose to work in one city but live in a nearby one since they can commute by CRH train every day.
China is home to the world’s most extensive and fastest high-speed rail network. The CRH (China Railway High-Speed) train will continue to speed up and high-speed rail stations will be added to accommodate more cities. The CRH train has slashed people’s travel time and is obviously more punctual than airplane as it is virtually not subject to bad weather and traffic control. It has transformed the way people live and become the favorite option for business travelers today. More and more holidaymakers also travel by CRH train. A good number of young people choose to work in one city yet live in a neighboring one since they can commute back and forth on a daily basis thanks to the CRH train.
最大最快的高速铁路网：the largest/most extensive and fastest high-speed rail network
速度提升：speed up；speed increases
高铁站：high-speed rail stations
高铁列车：CRH (China Railway High-Speed) train
缩短出行的时间：reduce/slash travel time
不受…的影响：be not subject to...
中国人的生活方式：the Chinese people’s way of life；the way people live
很多人商务旅行的首选交通工具：top transportation option for business travelers；favorite option for business travelers
在假日乘高铁外出旅游：travel by CRH train during holidays；holidaymakers travel by CRH train
乘高铁上下班：commute by CRH train
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Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay onthe importance of building trust between businesses and consumers.You can cite examples to illustrate your views. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
The Importance of Building Trust Between Business and Customers
Recently, I saw a cartoon on the Internet. The cartoon shows a cigarette shop owner and a customer who is buying cigarettes. The customer is holding the cigarette, doubting about the quality of the bargain. The seller is holding 100 yuan, worrying the bill is counterfeit. It reflects a serious social problem—the trust crisis between the customers and the businesses.
The main reason for this phenomenon is the constant exposure of fake products by the media. To solve this problem, first we should call on the whole society to realize the value of honesty and credibility to economic development. Second, the government should formulate strict laws and regulations to punish counterfeiting. Meanwhile, the mass media and education departments should play an active role inrestoring trust among people. Finally, everyone should raise their own moral standards and have the courage to trust others.
Trust is the bridge between heart and heart, and it also has the magic power for people to communicate with each other. When consumers and businesses have established a trusting relationship, the society will be more harmonious and beautiful.