21.One of my father’s favorite sayings as I was growing up was “Try it!” I couldn’t say I didn’t like 21 , whatever it might be, 22 I tried it. Over the years I’ve come to 23 how much of my success I owe to my 24 of those words as one of my values. My 25 job was just one I decided to try for a couple of years until I 26 what I want to do as a career（职业）. 27 I believed I would work for a few years, get married, stay home and raise a family, so I didn’t think the job I took 28 that much. I couldn’t have been more 29 . I mastered the skills of that beginning level position and I was given the opportunity（机会）to 30 through the company into different 31 . I accepted each new opportunity with the 32 ,”Well, I’ll try it; if I don’t like it I can always go back to my 33 position. ” But I was with the same company for the past 28 years, and I’ve 34 every career change I’ve made. I’ve discovered I 35 a large number of different talents（才能）and skills that I never would have thought were within me had it not been for my being 36 trying new opportunities. I’ve also discovered that if I 37 what I’m doing and work hard at achieving my 38 . I will succeed. That’s why I’m so 39 to be a part of CareerFables. com. I think 40 has come and I am determined to make it a success.
【題組】21. (A)everything (B)something (C)everybody (D) somebody
I know what you’re thinking : pizza （比萨饼）? For breakfast? But the truth is that you can have last night’s leftovers in the a. m. if you want to
I know lots of women who skip breakfast （不吃早餐） , and they have a ton of different excuses for doing it . Some say they don’t have time. others think they’re “saving” calories （卡路里）, still others just don’t like breakfast food .
But the bottom line is that eating in the morning is very important when you’re trying to lose weight. “Eating just about anything from 300 to 400 calories would be better than nothing at all,” says Katherine Brooking , R , D, who developed the super-easy eating plan for this year’s “SELF CHALLENGE”. And even pizza can be healthy if it’s loaded with vegetables, and you stick to one small piece.
Breakfast is one meal I never miss, and the same goes for most weight loss success stories. Research shows that eating breakfast keeps you from overeating later in the day. Researchers at the University of Southem California found that breakfast skippers have a bigger chance of gaining weight than those who regularly have a morning meal.
So eat something in the morning, anything. I know plenty of friends who end up having no breakfast altogether, and have just coffee or orange juice. I say, try heating up last night’s leftovers-it may sound crazy, but if it works for you, do it! I find if I tell myself, “You can always eat it tomorrow,” I put away the leftovers instead of eating more that night. Try it…you may save yourself some pre-bedtime calories. And watch your body gain the fat-burning effects.
【題組】41.The word “leftovers” in Paragraph 1 probably means__________.
(A)food remaining after a meal (B)things left undone
(C)meals made of vegetables (D) pizza topped with fruit
42.【題組】42. What can we infer from the text?
(A)Working women usually have breakfast in a hurry.
(B)Many people have wrong ideas about breakfast.
(C)There are some easy ways of cooking a meal.
(D) Eating vegetables helps save energy.
43.【題組】43. According to the last paragraph, it is important to____________.
(A)eat something for breakfast (B)be careful about what you eat
(C)heat up food before eating it (D) eat calorie-controlled food
Having a husband means an extra seven hours of housework each week for women, according to a new study. For men, getting married saves an hour of housework a week. “It’s a well-known pattern,” said lead researcher Frank Stafford at University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. “Men usually work more outside the home, while women take on more of the housework.”
He points out that differences among households（家庭）exist. But in general, marriage means more housework for women and less for men. “And the situation gets worse for women when they have children,” Stafford said.
Overall, times are changing in the American home. In 1976, women busied themselves with 26 weekly hours of sweeping-and-dusting work, compared with 17 hours in 2005. Men are taking on more housework, more than doubling their housework hours from six in 1976 to 13 in 2005.
Single women in their 20s and 30s did the least housework, about 12 weekly hours, while married women in their 60s and 70s did the most-about 21 hours a week.
Men showed a somewhat different pattern, with older men picking up the broom more often than younger men. Single men worked the hardest around the house, more than that of all other age groups of married men.
Having children increases housework even further. With more than three children, for example, wives took on more of the extra work, clocking about 28 hours a week compared with husbands’10 hours.
【題組】45.According to the “well-known pattern” in Paragraph 1, a married man___________.
(A)takes on heavier work (B)does more housework
(C)is the main breadwinner (D) is the master of the house
48.【題組】48. What can we conclude from Stafford’s research?
(A)Marriage gives men more freedom.
(B)Marriage has effects on job choices.
(C)Housework sharing changes over time.
(D) Having children means doubled housework.
GUATEMALA CITY （Reuters） – A fish that lives in mangrove swamps（红树沼泽）across the Americas can live out of water for months at a time, similar to how animals adapted（适应）to land millions of years ago, a new study shows.
The Magrove Rivulus, a type of small killifish, lives in small pools of water in a certain type of empty nut or even old beer cans in the mangrove swamps of Belize, the United States and Brazil. When their living place dries up, they live on the land in logs（圆木），said Scott Taylor, a researcher at the Brevard Endangered Lands Program in Florida.
The fish, whose scientific name is Rivulus marmoratus, can grow as large as three inches. They group together in logs and breathe air through their skin until they can find water again.
The new scientific discovery came after a trip to Belize.
“We kicked over a log and the fish just came crowding out,” Taylor told Reuters in neighboring Guatgemala by telephone. He said he will make his study on the fish known to the public in an American magazine early next year.
In lab tests, Taylor said he found the fish can live up to 66 days out of water without eating.
Some other fish can live out of water for a short period of time. The walking catfish found in Southeast Asia can stay on land for hours at time, while lungfish found in Australia, Africa and South America can live out of water, but only in an inactive state. But no other known fish can be out of water as long as the Mangrove Rivulus and remain active, according to Patricia Wright, a biologist at Canada’s University of Guelph.
Further studies of the fish may tell how animals changed over time.
“These animals live in conditions similar to those that existed millions of years ago, when animals began making the transition（过渡）from water onto land,” Wright said.
【題組】49.The Mangrove Rivulus is a type of fish that _______.
(A)likes eating nuts
(B)prefers living in dry places
(C)is the longest living fish on earth
(D) can stay alive for two months out of water
52.【題組】52. What can we say about the discovery of Mangrove Rivulus?
(A)It was made quite by accident
(B)It was based on a lab test of sea life
(C)It was supported by an American magazine
(D) It was helped by Patricia Wright
The American newspaper has been around for about three hundred years. In 1721, the printer James Franklin. Benjamin's older brother, started the New England Courant, and that was what we might recognize today as a real newspaper. He filled his paper with stories of adventure, articles on art, on famous people, and on all sorts of political subjects.
Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin's Courant. few believe that newspapers in their present printed form will remain alive for long Newspaper complies are losing advertisers （广告商）, readers, market value. and. in some cases, their sense of purpose at a speed that would not have been imaginable just several years ago The chief editor （主编） of the times said recently, "Aplaces where they gather, editors ask one another, 'How are you?', as if they have just come out of the hospital or a lost law came. “Aarticle about the newspaper appeared on the website of the Guardian, under the headline “NOT DAYET.”
perhaps not, but the rise of the Internet which has made the daily newspaper look slow and out of step with the world, has brought about a real sense of death. Some American newspapers have lost 42% of their market value in the past thee years The New York Times Company has seen its stock （股票） drop by 54% since the end of 2004, with much of the loss coming in the past year A manager at Dutsche Bank suggested that stock-holders sell off their Times stock The Washington Post Comply has prevented the trouble only by changing part of its business to education its testing and test-preparation service now brings in at least half the company's income.
【題組】53.What can we learn about the New England Curran?
(A)It is mainly about the stock market.
(B)It marks the beginning of the American newspaper.
(C)It remains a successful newspaper in America.
(D) It comes articles by political leaders.
54.【題組】54. What can we infer about the newspaper editors?
(A)They often accept readers' suggestions
(B)They care a lot about each other's health.
(C)They stop doing business with advertisers.
(D) They face great difficulties in their business.
It's only 4 hours flying time from Sydney, but a world away. What better place to rest than a country where the only place people hurry is on the football field and things are done in "Fiji time"?
Viti Lev-Great Fiji-is the largest island. Here you'll find the capital Suva and the international airport at Nadi Vatoa, on the other hand, is a tiny island in the farthest part of Hiji. Then there are 331 other islands, many of them with places to stay.
With less than a million people living on islands, you'll never feel crowded And with a climate（气候）that changes only for five degrees between seasons, there’s never a bad time to come.
From cities to villages, from mountains to beaches, from water sports to wooden artworks, Fiji can give you more adventures and special experiences than you could find almost any where in the world.
Whenever you come , wherever you go ,you’re sure to see some unforgettable events , From war dances to religious （宗教的） songs. From market days to religious days. It's not just staged for tourists; it's still a part of everyday life in Fiji And any one of us can enjoy Fiji's spirit by being part of the traditional （传统的） sharing of yaqona—a drink made from the root of a Fiji plant
So why not join us for the experience of a lifetime?
【題組】57.Where is the international airport of Fiji?
(A)In Suva (B)In Sydney
(C)On the island of Vatoa (D) On the island of Viti Levu
58.【題組】58. What does the text tell us about Fijian people ?
(A)They invented “Fiji time” for visitors
(B)They stick to a traditional way of lift
(C)They like to travel from place to place
(D) They love taking adventures abroad