1. 二一教育资源



The Rocks Guided Walking Tour
Search the history of Sydney on a leisurely 90-minute walking tour in The Rocks district with an expert guide. Enjoy the delights of present-day visuals as you explore The Rocksand as you discover shady courtyards and hidden areas that even the locals do not know about.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the starting point in The Rocks district. From there, visit historic sites and hear stories about the city from a guide. The walking tour, which covers 1. 2 miles at a leisurely pace, focuses on the neighborhood located under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can wander around the area’s cobbled stone streets, alleyways and courtyards. The tour includes stops at Campbells Cove, the Garrison Church, which is known as the Church of Holy Trinity, etc. Plus, you can see the shoreline of Sydney Cove as well as views of Sydney Opera House.
Important Information
·Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
·Children must be accompanied by an adult.
·Small groups (no more than 20 people).
·It operates in all weather conditions, please dress to the predicted weather conditions appropriate for an outdoor activity.
·Comfortable walking shoes, hat and a bottle of water are suggested.
·The tour is wheelchair accessible. However, be prepared for uneven surfaces at the visited sites which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities.
Departure Point: 35 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Return Detail: Return to original departure point.
1. What can the visitors enjoy during the tour
A.Different villages. B.Remote courtyards.
C.The mountain landscape. D.The view of the sea.
2. What should the visitors prepare for the tour
A.Suitable clothing. B.Many books.
C.Enough food. D.Some wheelchairs.
3. Where does the tour start
A.In Sydney Opera House. B.At Campbells Cove.
C.At 35 Harrington St. D.In the Garrison Church.
As the concept of emotional intelligence (EI) has gone global, we’ve watched professionals fail as they try to improve their emotional intelligence because they either don’t know where to focus their efforts or they haven’t understood how to improve these skills on a practical level. In our work consulting with companies and coaching leaders, we have found that if you’re looking to develop particular EI strengths, it helps to consider areas for improvement others have identified along with the goals you want to achieve-and then to actively build habits in those areas rather than simply relying on understanding them conceptually.
The first step is to get a sense of how your self-perception (how you see yourself) differs from your reputation (how others see you). This is especially true for the development of EI because we can be blind to how we express and read the emotional components of our interactions. For example, most of us think that we’re good listeners, but very often that’s really not the case. Without this external reality check, it will be difficult for you to identify the ways that your actions affect your performance. Getting feedback from others can also provide proof of the necessity of shifting our behavior and motivation to do so.
To give you the best sense of where the differences lie between your self-perception and reputation, you should use a 360-degree feedback assessment that takes into account the multiple aspects of EI. The key is to find one to give you feedback, which is focused on development and not on performance assessment. And that can give you a detailed understanding of how other people’s assessments of you differ from your own assessments.
Secondly, when you get your feedback from an assessment, let that inform what you want to improve. But also consider what your goals are. When it comes to cultivating strengths in emotional intelligence, you’re at a huge disadvantage if you’re only interested because others say you should be. Your emotional intelligence is so tied up in your sense of self that being intrinsically (内在的) motivated to make the effort matters more when changing longstanding habits than it does when simply learning a skill.
That means the areas that you choose to actively work on should lie at the intersection of the feedback you’ve gotten and the areas that are most important to your own aspirations. Understanding the influences of your current EI habits relative to your goals will keep you going over a long period of time as you do the work of strengthening your emotional intelligence.;
4. What do we know from the first paragraph
A.Professionals fail to understand the concepts of EI.
B.EI plays a key role in professional development.
C.Leaders are badly in need of improving their EI.
D.You know how to improve EI better with others’ help.;
5. According to the passage, which of the following is an “external reality check”
A.You got help from your parents when making a key decision.
B.Your teacher directed you towards a better attitude in study.
C.You reflected yourself and made a New Year Resolution.
D.Your career development speeds up with the guidance of others.;
6. What’s the main idea of Paragraph 4
A.It’s most reliable to follow your inner call when you want to improve your EI.
B.It’s hard for others to know your EI because it hides deeply behind your inner sense.
C.When you want to improve EI, you should take your goals into consideration.
D.Acquiring a new skill is more significant than your attempt to improve your EI.;
7. Which of the following might the author agree with
A.Effective EI development is determined by different factors.
B.EI development is unlikely to happen unless you know what EI really is.
C.The importance of performance assessment is underestimated.
D.Your inner self discourages you from improving your EI.
There is increasing alarm about the extent of microplastic pollution, which has been found everywhere from Everest to the Arctic. However, it turns out there’s an even smaller and more toxic form of plastic pollution entering remote reaches of the globe. A new study published in Environmental Research found significant quantities of nanoplastics in ice samples from both the North and South Poles.
“Now we know that nanoplastics are transported to these comers of the Earth in these quantities. This indicates that nanoplastics are really a bigger pollution problem than we thought,” study lead author Dusan Materic said in a press release.
Nanoplastics are plastics that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Their small size means they are more difficult to study than microplastics, or plastics between five millimeters and a micrometer. But they may be even more dangerous.
“Nanoplastics are very toxicologically active compared to, for instance, microplastics, and that’s why this is very important,” Materic said.
Materic and his team used new methods to measure nanoplastic pollution in ice samples from Greenland and Antarctica. They sampled a 14-meter-deep ice core from the Greenland ice cap and sea ice from Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. They found that there were an average of 13. 2 nanograms per milliliter of nanoplastics in the Greenland ice and an average of 52. 3 nanograms per milliliter in the Antarctic ice.
But what was even more surprising than the amount of nanoplastics in the remote ice was just how long they had sat there. “In the Greenland core, we see nanoplastic pollution happening all the way from the 1960s. So organisms, despite the lack of the solid evidence, likely all over the world, have been exposed to it for quite some time now,” Materic said.
The study also looked at the types of plastic present in the samples. Half of the Greenland nanoplastics were polyethylene (PE), the kind of plastic used for plastic bags and packaging. A quarter came from tires and a fifth were polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used for clothing and bottles.;
8. Why should researchers focus more on nanoplastics
A.They are more important to science.
B.They are smaller but more dangerous.
C.They are easily polluted by ocean water.
D.They are more active in cold surroundings.;
9. What can we learn about nanoplastics
A.The North and South poles are the birthplace of nanoplastics.
B.Nanoplastics have less influence on the planet than microplastics.
C.Nanoplastics found in the samples are widely used in the daily life.
D.Nanoplastics have been existing since the 1960s throughout the world.;
10. What does the underlined word “it” refer to in Paragraph 6
A.The Greenland core.
B.The Antarctic ice.
C.The amount of nanoplastics.
D.Nanoplastics pollution.;
11. Which of the following can be the best title for the text
A.Microplastics-proving more dangerous.
B.Nanoplastics-making its way to the poles.
C.Nanoplastics-posing a threat to people’s life.
D.Microplastics-setting the alarm bells ringing.
One of my fellow volunteers, a girl from Tanzania, seemed a bit desperate, so I asked what the problem was. She told me she had a friend back home, who was, really 12 with her university studies. It was beginning to look like financial difficulties, which would make it 13 for her to complete her course.
So this friend of mine had done something 14 : she had sent all her pocket money for the month to Tanzania to 15 her friend! This meant that she didn’t have much food to eat, no money to go anywhere outside the village, no money to buy any clothes, and so on.
I was so 16 that she did this for her friend and I felt I had to do something. So, 17 my next trip to one of the nearby towns I walked into the fair trade shop to buy some food. I didn’t have much money left myself but I thought I’d buy her an extra box of the muesli we both liked and some rice. I started talking to the woman 18 in the shop, who was also a volunteer and 19 told her about my friend.
The woman looked at me, 20 . “Does she eat pasta ” she asked. “Yes,” I replied. She immediately started to fill a bag with pasta, cookies, more muesli, sweets and other things until the bag was full. “Give her this for me. It’s my 21 !” I couldn’t believe it but cried with 22 .
I left the shop to go home with my 23 bag of food. I asked the woman her name. “Just Gloria! God bless both of you!” she said. Imagine my friend’s face when I arranged the gifts on my kitchen table. I have never seen her so happy! A few weeks later, she found Gloria in the shop and thanked her 24 .
These two 25 women really showed me what true kindness and compassion is, and the 26 will stay with me for the rest of my life!
12. A.travelling B.struggling C.taking D.reflecting
13. A.possible B.responsible C.necessary D.impossible
14. A.ridiculous B.unbelievable C.reliable D.similar
15. A.depend B.support C.search D.supply
16. A.depressed B.embarrassed C.touched D.astonished
17. A.during B.without C.beyond D.within
18. A.waiting B.cleaning C.working D.passing
19. A.casually B.eventually C.occasionally D.frequently
20. A.delighted B.amazed C.exhausted D.determined
21. A.idea B.deal C.treat D.trade
22. A.regret B.sorrow C.sympathy D.happiness
23. A.unexpected B.unloaded C.unknown D.unmoved
24. A.in practice B.in vain C.in person D.in general
25. A.simple B.selfish C.innocent D.extraordinary
26. A.gratitude B.atmosphere C.attitude D.impression
Volunteering to take care of neighborhood pets is a great way for kids to learn responsibility.
Ideas for getting started
Have your kids make flyers (传单) to place around the neighborhood, showcasing their willingness to help out by caring for neighborhood pets. A flyer may be as simple as a picture to which you add the words. 27 .
Helping out
Your children can volunteer for small pet-sitting jobs that are easy for both you and them to manage. 28 . You can accompany your children, while also allowing them to take the leash (牵狗绳) and lead the way.
Learning opportunities
Offering activities, like animal caretaking, benefits little animals and your children at the same time. 29 . For example, the tropical fish you are feeding for friends can offer a wonderful platform for researching their natural habitat.
Emotional benefits of animals
The benefits of interaction between children and animals go beyond the physical aspect, as well. 30 . Children learn to make emotional connections through the love that animals provide. Having children care for pets also provides an opportunity to discuss emotions children often struggle to understand.
31 . Offer positive affirmations (肯定) to your children to underline the additional exercise they are also enjoying from this responsibility, so they will also recognize that there is a healthy connection. When you praise your children’s willingness to take on this kind of new responsibility, you can be assured that it will eventually be translated in a very positive way to the world around them.
A.Pets also meet many psychological needs
B.Young children can benefit from the difficult actions
C.Small tasks can allow parents to gain a sense of understanding
D.Use these opportunities to teach your kids about a new creature
E.Also encourage them to come up with their own ideas for flyers
F.Walking gentle dogs is both safe and rewarding for the young caretakers
G.Speak words of appreciation and don’t forget to comment on the great job they are doing
In southern China, there is a famous road 32 (build) across Poyang Lake, which lies in the north of Jiangxi Province, China and is known as China’s second 33 (large) lake. People in China also call it “the most beautiful road under the water.”
This road is sure 34 (attract) a lot of attention towards the end of May every year. A lot of people come out of 35 (curious). The water level of the lake is so close to the surface of the road, 36 makes the view ahead broad and bright when people drive along. It’s as though they were taking a boat across the lake. The feeling is 37 (simple) wonderful!
For the next few months, this road is not above the surface 38 under the water. When the water level of Poyang Lake starts to go up, the road surface becomes unseen. However, drivers can still drive across the lake safely 39 watching the guardrails(防撞护栏) fixed on either side of the road. For thrill-seeking motorists, it’s like 40 (drive) an amphibious(水陆两栖的) super car. Then in a few days, the entire road 41 (flood) with the continuously rising water. A few months later, the road will reappear.
42. 假定你是李华,今年暑假去澳大利亚玩了一周,你的朋友Peter招待了你,请给他写一封信表示感谢,内容包括:
1. 表达谢意;
2. 回顾Peter对你的招待;
3. 邀请他来中国旅游。
1. 词数应为80左右;
2. 可适当增加细节以使行文连贯。
1. D 2. A 3. C
4. D 5. B 6. C 7. A
8. B 9. C 10. D 11. B

27. E 28. F 29. D 30. A 31. G
32. built 33. largest 34. to attract
35. curiosity 36. which 37. simply 38. but
39. by ## if 40. driving 41. will be flooded
42. Dear Peter,
I’m Li Hua. I am writing to convey my heartfelt gratitude to you for your company in Australia during the summer vacation.
Every time I recall the time I spent in Australia, I couldn’t help thinking of you. Undoubtedly, I wouldn’t have enjoyed myself so much without you. To begin with, it was the comfortable accommodation and warm entertainment that made me feel at home and enjoyable. Moreover, not only did you lead me to some scenic spots but also took me to taste all types of food in Australia, which deepened my understanding of Australian culture.
I am sincerely inviting you to pay a visit to China next summer vacation.
Li Hua