1.Are you into skiing? Is winter your favorite time of year? If you like snow and ice, maybe you should stay at the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada. But, you can only check in at this hotel during the winter. Why? Because this hotel is only made of ice and snow! This amazing hotel is built every December. It has 32 rooms and 80 people can stay there each night. The hotel even has a movie theater, art gallery, and church. Of course, all of these parts of the hotel are made of ice. In fact, all the furniture, art, lights, and even plates and drinking glasses are made out of ice.
Because this hotel is so unusual, it is becoming very popular. People from all over the world come to the Ice Hotel to look at the fantastic ice art, drink and eat from designer ice dishes, and experience the unique atmosphere. Some couples have even gotten married in the hotel’s ice church. But all these guests keep their winter coats on! Because of all the ice, the temperature inside the hotel is always between -2℃ and -5℃. Surprisingly, sleeping is not a problem in the freezing cold hotel rooms. Every guest gets a special cold-weather sleeping bag and some fur blankets. These keep them cozy and warm until morning. 【題組】What is this passage mainly about?
(A)What makes the Ice Hotel so special. (B)How you keep warm in a cold place.
(C)Why the Ice Hotel is located in Quebec. (D)How hard it is to build the hotel.
2.【題組】According to the passage, what kind of people are likely to pay a visit to the Ice Hotel?
(A)People who like swimming. (B)People whose favorite season is winter.
(C)People who enjoy the tropical climate. (D)People who appreciate wooden carving.
3.【題組】Many activities are provided in the Ice Hotel. Which of the following is NOT included?
(A)Designing coats. (B)Watching a movie.
(C)Getting married. (D)Having interesting meals.
4.【題組】Which of the following is true?
(A)All parts of the hotel, except beds, are made of ice.
(B)The hotel uses some special heater to keep guests warm in the room.
(C)Only a small number of tourists are attracted to the Ice Hotel.
(D)One of the features of the hotel is that it exists in winter only.
5.【題組】This passage is probably extracted from a(n) .
(A)editorial in the newspapers (B)science fiction
(C)magazine on traveling (D)cook book
6.Carrie: I’ve got a job interview tomorrow.
Karen: Are you ready?
Carrie: Yes. Although I get nervous easily, _____ .
Karen: Good luck to you.
(A)I’ll try it on (B)I’ll take a look at it (C)I’ll make it up (D)I’ll give it my best shot
7.Mary: I want to go shopping this weekend. Want to join me?
Jane: Well, _____ .
Mary: On what?
Jane: If you want to shop in a department store, then I’ll go with you.
(A)it depends (B)no problem (C)that sounds great (D)I have no idea
8.Daniel: Kevin, do you have the time?
Daniel: That’s OK. Thanks anyway.
(A)Sorry, I forgot to wear my watch today. (B)Sure, what can I do for you?
(C)Yes, it’s a quarter to ten. (D)Sorry, but my watch gains five minutes a day.
9.A: Did you enjoy the conference last week?
A: You don’t seem very sure.
B: Generally it went well, (10) . 【題組】9.
(A)Very much. (B)Not at all. (C)Sort of. (D)No more.
(A)if it was held in the morning
(B)so it was slightly to my surprise
(C)and it was very interesting
(D)but it was a bit too long
11.Thanks to the Internet, a quiet revolution of e-commerce is taking place. More and more people are using their computers as shopping carts. Slowly but surely, shoppers are leaving real stores and going instead to _____11_____ ones.
Let’s take going to the movies for example. Have you ever rushed to a theater _____12_____ find the tickets were sold out? I bet you have. Now you can solve this problem by ordering your tickets online. _____13_____ , there are trade-offs in everything. Not being able to talk with clerks in person is a big _____14_____ for e-commerce. At the online grocery store, you won’t see the friendly neighborhood manager who knows you prefer ham to turkey, and you won’t see any familiar faces smiling to you, either. Is it worthwhile to shop online? It’s all up to you. 【題組】11 (A)fake (B)convenient (C)virtual (D)legal
12.【題組】12 (A)so as to (B)only to (C)about to (D)in order to
13.【題組】13 (A)Therefore (B)What’s more (C)Otherwise (D)However