The Museum of Childhood is Australia’s most comprehensive collection of childhood items including toys , dolls , infant and school material .
Housed in a modern facility , the displays reflect Australian childhood experience over time including play , child rearing , orphanage childhood , and home , school , and war time experience .
There are many hands ?on exhibits and education sessions including the famous ‘lesson’ in the 1920s One Teacher Bush Classroom .
The Museum also hosts national touring exhibitions and conducts special activities on Sundays and school holidays(ring for details ).
Open: Tuesday- Friday 10am ? 4pm , Sunday 10am ? 4:30 pm , or by arrangement .
Special activities on Sundays as advertise .
Closed: Public holidays ,16 December-18 January .
Location: Edith Cowan University campus , Bay Road , Claremont (take bus 208 and alight at the Bay Road and Princess Road intersection . The Museum is 15 minutes’ walk from Claremont train station )
Tel :(08) 9442 1373 ; Fax ; (08 ) 9442 1314
56.On you can stay at the Museum until half past four .
A.Wednesday B.Friday C.Sunday D.Monday
57.If you want to attend a special activity , you’d better come on .
A.Monday B.Tuesday C.Saturday D.Sunday
58.When you come on December 20th , Friday ,you will find the Museum .
A.closed B.holding special activities
C.not closed until 4:00 D.not closed until 4:30
59.The main purpose of the Museum of Childhood is to .
A.display toys , dolls , infant and school material
B.reflect Australian childhood experience over time
C.host national touring exhibition D.tell you the famous ‘lesson’ in the 1920s
WASHINGTON-Laura Straub is a very worried woman . Her job is to find families for French teenagers who expect to live with American families in the summer .
It’s not easy , even desperate .
“We have many children left to place :40 out of 75,” said Straub , who works for a Paris-based foreign ? exchange programme called LEC. When exchange programmes started 50 years ago , family life was more accommodating . For one thing , more mothers stayed home .
But now , increasing numbers of women work outside the home . Exchange-student programmes have struggled in recent years to sign up host families for the 30,000 teenagers who annually come from abroad to spend and academic year in the United States , as well as the thousands more who participate in summer programmes .
School systems in many parts of the US, unhappy about accepting non-taxpaying students , have also strictly limited the number of exchange students they accept . At the same time , the idea of hosting foreign students is becoming less exotic.#p#分页标题#e#
In searching for host families , who usually receive no pay , exchange programmes are increasingly broadening heir appeals to include everyone from young couples to retirees .
“We are open to many different types of families,” said Vickie Weiner , eastern regional director for ASSE, a 25- year ?old programme that sends about 30,000 teen-agers on academic ?year exchange programmes worldwide .
For elderly people , exchange students “keep us young ?they really do ,” said Jean Foster , who is hosting 16-year ?old Nina Porst from Denmark .
60.Viekie Weiner is the person who .
A.works for a programme called LEC B.works for a programme called ASSE
C.is 25 years old D.hosts foreign students
61.The underlined word “exotic” means .
A.difficult B.wonderful C.exciting D.accommodating
62.From the passage we can learn that at the beginning of the exchange programmes , .
A.all the families cold host foreign students
B.only young couples could host foreign students
C.only those who were retired could host foreign students
D.those who were not too old could host foreign students
63.Which of the following is the best title of this passage ?
A.US Struggle to Find Host Families B.Idea of Hosting Students Is Different
C.Foreign-exchange Program Is Going On D.Exchange Students Keep Old People Young
Mosquitoes(蚊子)are very important in human history . The Guinness Book of Records says that mosquitoes have caused over 50 per cent of all human deaths since the Stone Age , excluding deaths from war and accidents !
Mosquitoes are found all over the world . Female mosquitoes usually feed on the blood of humans and animals . Mosquitoes often carry dangerous disease called malaria , which usually occurs during hot , rainy season .
If a mosquito feed on the blood of a person with malaria , it becomes a carrier of the disease . It injects the disease into the next person it bites . So , for example , a tourist could be infected with malaria during a visit to Indonesia . The same tourist might then visit Thailand where another mosquito may bite him . This mosquito could then bite another person and spread the disease .
People have used insecticides to kill mosquitoes and their eggs for a long time , but many insects are now resitant to these chemicals . This resistance is a big problem for doctors because it can stop the prevention and treatment of malaria . Also , several of the drugs which doctors use to prevent malaria do not work anymore because mosquitoes are resistant to them . Experts now believe that the world will never be free of malaria , so they tell people to protect themselves from the disease .
If you think that you have malaria , see a doctor immediately . Without treatment , malaria kills over 25 per cent of its victims in a maximum of two weeks . After treatment , mosquitoes that bite you will not pass malaria on to other people . Although doctors can treat malaria victims , you must remember ;prevention is better than cure .#p#分页标题#e#
64.According to the Guinness Book of Records , which of the following causes most deaths ?
A.War . B.Accident . C.Malaria . D.Mosquitoes .
65.Which of the following is the correct order for the spreading of malaria ?
a.A mosquito bites the person with malaria .
b.The same mosquito bites another person .
c.A person is infected with malaria .
d.That person may be likely to be infected , too .
A.a—b—c—d B.a—c—d—b C.c—a—b—d D.c—a—d—b
66.We could draw the conclusion that the best way of fighting against the spread of malaria is
A.prevention B.treatment C.seeing a doctor immediately D.blood —test
67.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage ?
A.We will surely get rid of mosquitoes in the near future .
B.It’s believed that malaria will accompany human beings forever .
C.Insecticides are always effective in killing mosquitoes .
D.A mosquito can not pass the disease on to another person after it bites one with malaria .
The report by 700 scientists estimates (估计)that economic losses from so-called natural disasters rose from US$ 4billion per year in the 1950s to US $ 40 billion in 1999.
One report released last month in Shanghai predicts global temperatures could rise by as much as 5.8 degrees centigrade over the next century . The increase is due to industrial pollution and waste gas from cars .
Scientists have warned of global warming for years .
“The effects are expected to be greatest in developing countries in terms of loss of life and impact (冲击)on investment and the economy,” said the report issued Monday . Changing rainfall patterns coupled with population growth will lead to huge pressure on water supplies , it predicts , and that at present 1.7 billion people live in areas where water resources are tight , which will likely increase to 5.4 billion in the next 25 years . “ Climate change will be accompanied by an increase in heat-waves, with increased humidity(湿度)and urban(市区)air pollution causing more heat-related deaths and illnesses ,” it says .
Even more serious will be flooding as a result of rising sea levels in densely populated coastal areas .
“The most widespread direct risk to human settlements is flooding and landslide,” it says . “Coastal settlements are particularly at risk but urban flooding will be a problem where storm drains , water supply and waste management systems are not well developed.”
68.The underlined sentence in this passage suggests that the global warming .
A.must have been taken seriously B.may have been taken seriously
C.couldn’t have been taken seriously D.shouldn’t have been taken seriously#p#分页标题#e#
69.From the report issued Monday we may conclude that among the following four countries , the one that will be affected most greatly is .
A.Japan B.America C.Britain D.India
70.The main idea of the passage is .
A.pollution and climate changes B.economic losses
C.flooding and landslides D.tight water resources
71.According to the author , which of the following will not be affected by climate change ?
A.Economy . B.Population growth . C.Loss of life . D.Investment .
While the threat of a reappearance of SARS is still there , it is reassuring to learn about the latest developments in vaccine research .
More than 1,400 vaccine shots for SARS have been produced in China , and an application for clinical tests has been referred to the State Food and Drug Administration(SFDA), according to a Xinhua report on Sunday .
“If everything goes smoothly , conducting of clinical experiments will be agreed before the end of December,” said Yin Hongzhang , head of the Biological Product Section of the SFDA.
So far , China is far ahead of other countries in the search for a SARS vaccine , claimed Yin . At that time , volunteers will be sought in Beijing and Guangzhou to take part in experiments using the new vaccine .However , while cheering for the research breakthrough , voices of reason should also be heard .
What medical workers should always maintain is a cool head and careful attitude , which are essential in any scientific research . This is especially true when conducting experiments on human beings , because they are directly concerned with the volunteers’ health and even their lives ,and also because knowledge of the deadly virus is still to limited .
Media reports indicate that members of the public are reacting actively to the news of selecting volunteers and are expressing their readiness . Their courage is well worth our admiration . The trust they are placing in these medical researchers is the biggest support of their work .
The researchers have no other choice but to be highly cautious in the expected experiments . The safety of volunteers should always be the first consideration .Scientists from different countries have been put in a race in uncovering the mystery surrounding the virus . But to play a leading role should by no means be the ultimate pursuit(最终目标)of the scientific workers . It is people’s safety and health that remain the biggest concerns .
While there are still so many mysteries to be solved , it is too early to celebrate .
(China Daily November 25 , 2003)
72.According to the passage , which of the following is not true ?
A.The developments in vaccine research in SARS are encouraging .
B.More than 1,400 vaccine shots for SARS have been applied to clinical test .
C.China is now leading in the search for a SARS vaccine .#p#分页标题#e#
D.Experiments using the new vaccine will be carried out only in Beijing and Guangzhou .
73.From the passage , we could see that the author’s attitude towards the new vaccine is quite .
A.praising B.critical C.matter-of ?fact D.humorous
74.Which of the following may serve as the best title ?
A.Keep a Cool Head While Fighting SARSB.B. Breakthrough in Fighting SARS
C.A Leading Role in Fighting SARS D.Volunteers Wanted While Fighting SARS
75.The underlined word cautious most probably means .
A.cheerful B.dutiful C.helpful D.careful
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