W: Hi, Baily. My name is Dr. Green. What seems to be the matter?
M: I’ve been feeling pretty ill for a few days.
W: What are your symptoms?
M: I feel chilly, a little bit dizzy and tired.
W: It sounds like you might have a fever. Have you been drinking plenty of water?
M: No, just soda.
W: OK. Well, we’ll have a nurse take some blood in a few minutes to see how it goes.
W: Have you ever been to Disneyworld?
M: When I was young, my parents took me to the one in California. I always forget which—is that one Disneyland or Disneyworld?
W: The one in Florida is Disneyworld and the one in California is Disneyland, so you must have been to Disneyland.
M: That’s right. Why do you ask?
W: Well, I’ve never been to either so I was thinking of going to Disneyworld for my honeymoon.
M: When are you getting married?
W: July this year. We haven’t set the date yet.
M: Congratulations! I had no idea.
W: Thank you. So what do you think? Would we have a good time there?
M: It’ll be very romantic, I think. You’ll have loads of fun.
W: Thanks for the advice. I’ll talk to my fiancé about it tonight.
M: In your opinion, what’s the most famous painting in the world?
W: I’d say that it would have to be the portrait of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. What do you think?
M: You’re probably right. Have you ever seen it?
W: No, I’ve never been to France. But if I were to go, I would definitely take a trip to the Louvre to see it. Have you?
M: Yes. I just came back from there on Friday.
W: Well, what was it like? Was it really impressive?
M: It was actually much smaller than I had imagined.
W: Really? How big is it?
M: If I remember correctly, it’s about the size of a piece of A4 paper.
W: That’s interesting. I always thought that it would be bigger, too.
M: That’s what everyone was saying. To be honest, I don’t know why it’s so famous.
W: It’s got a great story behind the picture. Nobody really knows who the woman was.
M: You know, some people say that it’s actually a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci.
W: Really? I’ve never heard that before.
W: Do you mind if I sit here?
M: No, of course not. Go ahead.
W: Don’t I know you?
M: Yes, now that you mention it, I think we had a chemistry class together in high school.
W: You’re right! How are you? It’s been a long time!
M: What did you do after high school?
W: I went straight to university afterwards. What about you?
M: I took a year off to go traveling.
W: That sounds exciting. Where did you go?
M: I went all over the world. It was the best year of my life. Where did you go to school?
W: I went to a small school in Connecticut. It has a very good reputation for its languages department.
M: Oh, did you study a foreign language?
W: Yes, I got a grant to study Chinese.
M: That’s a very difficult language to learn, isn’t it?
W: It is, but it’s very rewarding.
W: Most high schools in the United States publish a yearbook once a year in spring. It is a record of the school year — a “book of memories” for the students. Inside a yearbook is each student’s photo. The seniors are graduating soon, and their photos appear first. Next come the juniors and then the sophomores or the second-year students. The last photos are the first-year students: the freshmen. The yearbook is not only about students. The teachers have photos, too. The yearbook also has photos and descriptions of sports teams, academic subjects and after-school extracurricular activities, such as the chess club and Spanish club. There is even a yearbook club. Students in this club write, design and take photos all year for the yearbook. At the end of the year, the book is printed. Students usually sign each other’s yearbooks. This is especially important for the seniors because they are graduating. Students write notes to each other such as, “We had a lot of fun,” or “I’ll never forget you.” They also write about the fun and funny experiences they shared in school together.
1. What’s your idea of happiness?
My idea of happiness is being able to enjoy the little things in life. If I am able to sit down during the day and can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee without too many worries, I know that I am happy.
2. What makes you most happy in your life?
The thing that makes me the happiest in my life is knowing that I have friends and family who care about me very much. If I am ever in trouble or need any help, I know that they will be there to support me. This makes me very happy.
3. Some people think that the more money they make, the happier they will be. What is your opinion?
Some people think that the more money they make, the happier they will be. I am not one of those people. Of course, it is important to be financially stable. This can help to reduce stress and give you peace of mind. However, after some point, having more and more money becomes meaningless. I think that enjoying life and having memorable experiences with the people you care about will make you happy.
4. What do you often do when you feel down?
There are a few things that I usually do when I am feeling down. If I am not able to fix what is making me sad, then I will talk about my feelings to a friend or family member. If I am still feeling a bit down after that, then I will usually make myself a tea, watch a funny TV show, and go to bed early. I typically feel a lot better after a good night’s sleep.
Li Hua’s 16th birthday is coming up. At first, he didn’t know what he wanted to do to celebrate. After thinking for a long time, he finally decided that he wanted to go to the park. On the day of his birthday, his mom and dad took him to the park to have a picnic. Then, when he got home, his friends and family were all there to throw him a birthday party. He was so surprised! He ate cake, opened presents, and had a great time. Li Hua went to bed that night happily because he had such a wonderful birthday.
D1 1-4 BABC
D2 1-3 BCD
D3 1-3 DDA
D4 1-4 CABC
D5 1. failure 2. for 3. which 4. solved 5. the
6. Before 7. amazing 8. how 9. breaking 10. the fastest
D1 1-4 BABC
1. B。从文章第三段“The lifestyle brand for young people is based on a storybook ...”可知， Patterson创立 Not Before Tea的灵感来源于一本故事书，故选B。
2. A。从文中第四段“He didn’t conform to what his peers were like because he saw the world differently and was rarely invited to parties or play dates.”可知，Patterson与周围同学对世界的看法不同，很少受邀参加聚会，难以融入其中，故选A。
3. B。从文中第五段“To cheer himself up, Patterson gradually immersed himself in designing different animals and writing interesting stories about them. His characters started to become popular. To battle his stammer, he tried to articulate himself and even developed a love for public speaking, which eventually enabled him to speak on important stages”可知，Patterson是个富有创意并且具有顽强意志的人，故选B。
4. C。从文中最后一段“‘If you don’t have a passion for what you do and love what you do then you won’t succeed,’he said”可知，Patterson认为如果对所做的事没有激情，那么就不会获得成功，故选C。
D2 1-3 BCD
1. B。从文章第三段“So when embroidering, they are usually patient and willing to spend time on pursuing the form’s intricacy and elegance.”可知，蜀绣的特点是复杂精细又优美的，故正确答案为B。
2. C。由文中第五段“But her love for the work has encouraged Meng to continue.”得知，Meng坚持蜀绣的原因是她对蜀绣的热爱，所以正确答案为C。