16.Body language is the quiet, secret and most powerful language of all! It speaks 36
than words. According to specialists, our bodies send out more 37 than we realize. In
fact, non-verbal(非言语)communication takes up about 50% of what we really 38 .And
body language is particularly _ 39 when we attempt to communicate across cultures.
Indeed, what is called body language is so 40 a part of us that it's actually often
unnoticed. And misunderstandings occur as a result of it.41 ,different societies treat the
_42 between people differently. Northern Europeans usually do not like having4 3
contact(接触)even with friends, and certainly not with 44- . People from Latin American
countries,45，touch each other quite a lot. Therefore, it's possible that in 46 . it may
look like a Latino is一 47一 a Norwegian all over the room. The Latino, trying to express
friendship, will keep moving' 48 _. The Norwegian, very probably seeing this as pushiness,
will keep 49一一which the Latino will in return regard as一 50- .
Clearly, a great deal is going on when people 51 . And only a part of it is in the
words themselves. And when parties are from 52 cultures, there's a strong possibility of
_53. But whatever the situation, the best 54 is to obey the Golden Rule: treat others
as you would like to be _55 【題組】36.
Are you looking for some new and exciting places to take your kids to? Try some of
. Visit art museums. They offer a variety of activities to excite your kids' interest. Many
offer workshops for making hand-made pieces, traveling exhibits, book signings(签名) by children's favorite writers, and even musical performances and other arts.
. Head to a natural history museum. This is where kids can discover the past from
dinosaur models to rock collections and pictures of stars in the sky. Also, ask what kind of workshops and educational programs are prepared for kids and any special events that are coming up.
. Go to a Youtheater. Look for one in your area offering plays for child and family
visitors. Pre-show play shops are conducted by area artists and educators where kids
can discover the secret about performing arts. Puppet (木偶) making and stage
make-up are just a couple of the special offerings you might find.
Try hands-on science. Visit one of the many hands-on science museums around the
country. These science play-lands are great fun for kids and grown-ups alike. They'll
keep your child mentally and physically active the whole day through while pushing
buttons, experimenting, and building.. When everyone is tired, enjoy a fun family
science show, commonly found in these museums. 【題組】56.
If a child is interested in the universe, he probably will visit
(A). a Youtheater
(B). an art museum -
(C). a natural history museum
(D). a hands-on science museum
38.【題組】58. What does "hands-on science" mean in the last paragraph?
(A). Science games designed by kids.
(B). Learning science by doing things.
(C). A show of kids' science work.
(D). Reading science books.
Honey from the African forest is not only a kind of natural sugar, it is also delicious.
Most people, and many animals, like eating it. However, the only way for them to get that
honey is to find a wild bees' nest and take the honey from it. Often, these nests are high up in
trees, and it is difficult to find them. In parts of Africa, though, people and animals looking for
honey have a strange and unexpected helper - a little bird called a honey guide.
The honey guide does not actually like honey, but it does like the wax in the beehives (蜂房). The little bird cannot reach this wax, which is deep inside the bees' nest. So, when it finds a suitable nest, it looks for someone to help it. The honey guide gives a loud cry that attracts the attention of both passing animals and people. Once it has their attention, it flies through the forest, waiting from time to time for the curious animal or person as it leads them to the nest. When they finally arrive at the nest, the follower reaches in to get at the delicious honey as the bird patiently waits and watches. Some of the honey, and the wax, always falls to the ground, and this is when the honey guide takes its share.
Scientists do not know why the honey guide likes eating the wax, but it is very determined in its efforts to get it. The birds seem to be able to smell wax from a long distance away. They will quickly arrive whenever a beekeeper is taking honey from his beehives, and will even enter churches when beeswax candles are being lit.
Why is it difficult to find a wild bees' nest?
(A). It's small in size.
(B). It's hidden in trees.
(C). It's covered with wax.
(D). It's hard to recognize.
About twenty of us had been fortunate enough to receive invitations to a film-studio（影棚）to take part in a crowd-scene. Although our "act" would last only for a short time, we could see quite a number of interesting things.
We all stood at the far end of the studio as workmen prepared the scene, setting up trees at the edge of a winding path.Very soon, bright lights were turned on and the big movie-camera was
wheeled into position. The director shouted something to the camera operator and then went to speak to the two famous actors nearby. Since it was hot in the studio, it came as a surprise to us to see one of the actors put on a heavy overcoat and start walking along the path. A big fan began blowing tiny white feathers down on him, and soon the trees were covered in "snow". Two more fans were turned on, and a "strong wind" blew through the trees. The picture looked so real that it made us feel cold.
The next scene was a complete contrast(对比).The way it was filmed was quite unusual. Pictures taken on an island in the Pacific were shown on a glass screen. An actor and actress stood in front of the scene so that they looked as if they were at the water's edge on an island. By a simple trick like this, palm trees, sandy beaches, and blue, clear skies had been brought into the studio!
Since it was our turn next, we were left wondering what scene would be prepared for us. For a full three minutes in our lives we would be experiencing the excitement of being film ”Stars”! 【題組】64.
Who is the author?
(A). A cameraman.
(B). A film director.
(C). A crowd-scene actor
(D). A workman for scene setting
46.【題組】66. What would happen in the "three minutes" mentioned, in the last paragraph?
(A). A new scene would be filmed.
(B). More stars would act in the film.
(C). The author would leave the studio.
(D). The next scene would be prepared.
Grown-ups are often surprised by how well they remember something they learned as children but have never practiced ever since. A man who has not had a chance to go swimming for years can still swim as well as ever when he gets back in the water. He can get on a bicycle after many years and still ride away. He can play catch and hit a ball as well as his son. A mother who has not thought about the words for years can teach her daughter the poem that begins "Twinkle, twinkle, little star" or remember the story of Cinderella or Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One explanation is the law of overlearning, which can be stated as follows: Once we have learned something, additional learning trials increase the length of time we will remember it. In childhood we usually continue to practice such skills as swimming, bicycle riding, and playing baseball long after we have learned them. We continue to listen to and remind ourselves of words such as "Twinkle, twinkle, little star" and childhood tales such as Cinderella and Goldilocks. We not only learn but overlearn.
The multiplication tables(乘法口诀表)are an exception to the general rule. that we forget rather quickly the things that we learn in school, because they are another of the things we overlearn in childhood. The law of overlearning explains why cramming(突击学习)for an examination, though it may result in a passing grade, is not a satisfactory way to learn a college course. By cramming, a student may learn the subject well enough to get by on the examination, but he is likely soon to forget almost everything he learned. A little overlearning, on the other hand, is really necessary for one's future development. 【題組】67.
What‘the main idea of Paragraph 1
(A). People remember well what they learned in childhood.
(B). Children have a better memory than grown-ups.
(C). Poem reading is a good way to learn words.“
(D). Stories for children are easy to remember.
49.【題組】69. According to the author, being able to use multiplication tables is
(A). a result of overlearning
(B). a special case of cramming
(C). a skill to deal with math problems
(D). a basic step towards advanced studies
50.【題組】70.What is the author's opinion on cramming?
(A). It leads to failure in college exams.
(B). It's helpful only in a limited way.
(C). It's possible to result in poor memory.
(D). It increases students' learning interest.