The Fox Valley Park District partnered with six schools throughout Aurora and North Aurorn to offer its traditionally popular Sports Saturdays program beginning from Jan. 9.
Free to families with children in grades 1 through 5. Sports Saturdays provide a safe environment for children to interact and participate in activities that include sports, crafts and general fitness. “Sports Saturdays are an opportunity for kids to get out of the house and do what they love most- play! Park District instructors are on hand to teach and assist. “said manager Rafacl Maritinex. Who oversees the program. “they’ll get a chance to take part in a whole bunch of different sports, and it also gives parents a couple hours of free time while their kids are enjoying themselves in a safe setting.”
Sports Saturdays are run at six different primary schools around the area- Bardwell, Hernes. O’donnell , Hall and McCleery in Aurora, along with Schneider in North Aurora. Sport include baseball, basketball, floor hockey, soccer and other high-energy activities. The program runs for eight Saturdays through feb. 27. Children can participate in the activities at any school, and even visit a different school each week.
Three Ways to Register
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To sign up for Foxlink, and adult member of the household must completer a family Information Form and return it to the Park District along with Proof of address (driver’s license, sate ID or tax bill)
2. By Mail/ Drop Off
Make checks payable fox valley Park District. Fill out the registration form and mail to FVPD, 15o W Illinois Ave, Aurora, II, 60506. ATTN: Brochure Registration.
3. In Person
Registrations are processed during office hours after resident registration has begun. Cash, check. Visa, Master Card or Discover is accepted. Eola community Center. 555 S. Eola Road.Aurora 60504
Anyone needing accommodations should fill in this information on their registration form.
Children must meet the age requirement for all preschool and youth related programs
All participants permit the taking of photographs and video of themselves and their children during Park district activities for publication and use as the Park District considers appropriate.
1. Sports Saturdays aim to _________.
A. attract more children to attend the local schools
B. encourage schools to promote kids physical education
C. provide kid s with chances to enjoy the fun of active play
D. assist parents to take caret of kids during the winter vacation
2. Children taking part in Sports Saturdays ___________.
A. are from six schools
B are from the same grade
C. will be accompanied by parents
D. will be protected by professional Persons
3. What needs to be made clear when registering?
A. Application for accommodation.
B. Age requirement
C. Permission for photographs
D. Activity places
My father was always a good gardener. One of my earliest memories is standing without shoes in the freshly tilled（翻耕的）soil, my hands blackened from digging in the ground.
As a child, I loved following Dad around in the garden, I remember Dad pushing the tiller（耕作机）ahead in perfectly straight lines. Dad loved growing all sorts of things: yellow and green onions, watermelons almost as big as me, rows of yellow com, and our favorite --- red tomatoes.
As I grew into a teenager, I didn't get so excited about gardening with Dad. Instead of magical land of possibility, it had turned into some kind of prison. As Dad grew older, his love for gardening never disappeared. After all the kids were grown and had started families of their own, Dad turned to gardening like never before. Even when he was diagnosed with cancer, he still took care of his garden.
But then, the cancer, bit by bit, invaded his body. I had to do the things he used to do. What really convinced me that Dad was dying was the state of his garden that year. The rows and rows of multicolored vegetables were gone. Too tired to weed them, he simply let them be. He only planted tomatoes.
For the first few years after he died, I couldn't even bear to look at anyone's garden without having strong memories pour over me like cold water from a bucket. Three years ago, I decided to plant my own garden and started out with just a few tomatoes. That morning, after breaking up a fair amount of soil, something caught the comer of my eye and I had to smile, It was my eight-year-old son Nathan, happily playing in the freshly tilled soil.
4. Why did the author like the garden when he was a child?
A. The garden was planted with colorful flowers.
B. The garden was just freshly tilled by his father.
C. He loved what his father grew in the garden.
D. He enjoyed being in the garden with his father.
5. When all the kids started their own families, the author's father .
A. devoted more to gardening
B. turned to other hobbies
C. stopped his gardening
D. focused on planting tomatoes
6. What happened to the garden when the author's father was seriously ill?
A. The author's son took charge of it.
B. No plant grew in the garden at all.
C. The garden was almost deserted.
D. It brought the author a great harvest.
7. We can infer from the last paragraph that .
A. the author's son played happily in the garden
B. the author's son reminded him of his own father
C. the author's son was very glad to help the author
D. the author's son will continue gardening as well
Walk through the Amazon rainforest today and you will find it steamy, warm, damp and thick. But if you had been there around 15,000 years ago, during the last ice age, would it have been the same? For more than 30 years, scientists have been arguing about how rainforests might have reacted to the cold, dry climate of the ice ages, but till now, no one has reached a satisfying answer.
Rainforests like the Amazon are important for mopping up CO2 from the atmosphere and helping to solve global warming. Currently the trees in the Amazon take in around 500 million tons of CO2 each year: equal to the total amount of CO2 given off in the UK each year. But how will the Amazon react to the future climate change? If it gets drier, will it survive and continue to draw down CO2? Scientists hope that they will be able to learn in advance how the rainforest will manage in the future by understanding how rainforests reacted to climate change in the past.
Unfortunately, collecting information is incredibly difficult. To study the past climate, scientists need to look at fossilized pollen（花粉）kept in lake mud, Going back to the last ice age means drilling down into lake sediments（沉淀物）, which requires specialized equipment and heavy machinery. There are very few roads and paths, or places to land helicopters and aeroplanes. Rivers tend to be the easiest way to enter the forest, but this still leaves vast areas between the rivers completely unsampled（未取样）. So far, only a handful of cores have been drilled that go back to the last ice age and none of them provide enough information to prove how the Amazon forest reacts to climate change.
8. How do scientists study the past climate change?
A. By predicting the climate change in the future.
B. By drilling down deep into land sediments.
C. By analyzing fossilized pollen in lake mud.
D. By taking samples from rivers in the Amazon.
9. Why is it difficult to collect information about the past climate change?
A. Because scientists can't find proper equipment and machinery.
B. Because it is very difficult to obtain complete samples.
C. Because helicopters and aeroplanes have no place to land.
D. Because none of the cores provide any information.
10. Where is the passage most probably taken from?
A. A medical journal. B. A news report
C. A travel brochure. D. A science magazine.
11. The best title for the text may be .
A. Secrets of the Rainforest
B. Climates of the Amazon
C. The History of the Rainforest
D. Changes of the Rainforest
How Super Are Supermarkets?
Buying e week’s groceries is tiring. You want to get it over and done with quickly, so you head for the nearest supermarket, you find everything you need under one roof, and you feel glad that those days of going in and out of different shops in the high street are over. Supermarkets seem to be a big plus. There is a downside, though.
In the UK 90% of all the food people consume is bought at 5 different supermarket chains. This makes these companies extremely powerful, which lets them use their huge buying power to squeeze small suppliers to get the best deal. Milk is a good example. Supermarkets like to use things like milk, which is the top of almost everyone’s shopping list to attract customers. To offer the lowest price possible to the consumer, the supermarkets force dairy farmers to sell milk at less than the cost of production. Supermarkets guarantee their good profits while farmers are left struggling to make ends meet, and the taxpayer pays to support the system without even knowing it.
It would be nice if local grocers supported local agriculture. But for the big supermarkets this just doesn’t make sense. Supermarkets don’t want little farmers thinking they can decide prices. So supermarkets have started a global search for the cheapest possible agricultural produce. In many supermarkets it is difficult to find anything which is produced locally.
UK farmers used to grow a lot of apples. Not anymore. In 1999 36% of apples were imported. By 2015 the figure had risen to 80% and the domestic production of apples had fallen by two thirds. The consumer might just be happy to get a reasonably priced meal made up of foods from Thailand, Spain, Italy and Zambia, but we should also bear in mind the Influence on local producers.
Then there’s packaging. Supermarkets like everything to be packed and wrapped so it can be piled neatly on shelves. Supermarkets produce nearly 10 million tons of waste packaging in the UK every year, of which less 5%is recycled. Some supermarkets make sure that large recycling bins are obvious in their car parks, showing that they are environment-friendly. But that is just an image.
When a new supermarket is planned there are claims about the number of new jobs that will be created. Unfortunately, the number of jobs lost in the area is larger than the number of new positions in the supermarket. On average each new supermarket leads to the loss of 276 jobs.
However, the modern world is all about shopping, and the freedom to buy whatever you what, so it would be impossible to stop people shopping at some particular kind of shop. But some measures do need to be taken when small suppliers lose profits, local producers suffer, sea levels rise and jobs are lost, anyway, we can’t just care about a free car park and special offers.
12.The author mentions “milk” in paragraph 2 to explain how supermarkets ____________.
A. cheat the taxpayers
B. support local dairy farmer
C. harm small suppliers ‘benefits
D .provide customers with the cheapest product
13.According to the passage, supermarkets keep price advantage by_______________.
A. competing against each other
B. importing foreign products
C. purchasing local products
D. reducing product tax
14.Which of the following shows the structure of the passage?
CP: Central Point P:Point SP: Sub-point C:Conclusion
15.What is the author’s attitude towards supermarkets?
A. Critical B. Sympathetic C. Doubtful D. Cautious
Most teens look forward to learning how to drive. 16 . Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help your teen become more comfortable behind the wheel. Below are some tips for helping your teen become a more confident driver.
Before your teen gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she should be familiar with the rules of the road. You should have your teen review the driver’s handbook and the vehicle’s instruction. If your teen understands the basic rules and how the car works, then he or she will feel a little better about getting on the road.
Model good driving
Actions speak louder than words. Many people will tell you that they learned how to drive by watching one of their close family members drive. 18 .
Practice makes perfect. The more your teen practices, the more confident he or she will become. Your teen should start off by driving in a place that is free of barriers. 19 . After your teen has gotten comfortable about this, he or she can start practicing on the road.
Drive in a variety of conditions
In order for your teen to become a good driver, he or she has to practice driving in a variety of conditions. 20 .
Get car insurance
Many teens are worried about how much money their parents would have to pay if an accident occurred. You should explain to your teen that car insurance can help one save a lot of money.
A. Teach your teen the rules of the road
B. Everyone should be considerate of others on the road
C. You should show good driving techniques with examples
D. Let your teen finish school before he or she gets on the road
E. An empty parking lo is a good place for a new driver to practice
F. This includes things such as heavy traffic, bad weather and freeways
G. However, some of them are nervous about actually getting out on the road
第一节 完形填空 （共20小题：每小题1.5分，满分30分）
What a busy day! The three boys were fed, bathed and changed into their nightclothes. Mary had 21 them a story and finally they were asleep. “Babysitting（照看）the three boys aged eight, six and four is extremely 22 ,”she thought.
“Sleep,” she considered, “if only I could!” But she had difficult homework to complete. Leaning back, she 23 her feet onto the sofa to get comfortable. Whoever said babysitting was a(n) 24 way to make money obviously hadn't met the three boys, she thought. The television was on, the room was warm, and the lights were dim. Mary's 25 felt heavier and heavier. I mustn't sleep, she thought— which was 26 what she did, of course.
Strangely enough, she soon 27 that she was a world-famous chef（主厨）. She made a 28 and wore diamonds and designer clothes. Most days she relaxed by the pool, meeting the rich and famous or 29 —her favorite hobby. She 30 took the leading role in her own TV show.
That is, until she became too 31 . “I am definitely the best in the world,” she thought, as she prepared a tasty chicken dish. But 32 seemed to go right. She spilt the flour, she dropped an egg and she cut her finger. Despite all the troubles, she 33 to get the chicken into the stove. Soon, smoke blanketed the room. The chicken was on fire. 34 set in, but Mary could not run—she was 35 to the spot. She tried hard to move, but could not, ___36___ a sharp sound awoke her.
She got shocked and confused — 37 was pouring from the kitchen. Rushing to investigate, she was met by three 38 little faces and some very burnt bread. “Sorry, we were hungry and you were 39 , so we tried to make some bread,” explained a boy. Relieved, Mary made them a snack and sent them back to bed. She 40 them never to fall asleep on the job again!
21 A．written B．told C．taught D．given
22 A．helpful B．tiring C．surprising D．successful
23 A．put B．bent C．kept D．shook
24 A．boring B．important C．easy D．difficult
25 A．mind B．heart C. legs D．eyes
26 A．curiously B．carelessly C. exactl y D．nicely
27 A．reminded B．learnt C．dreamt D．realized
28 A．fortune B．business C．plan D．decision
29 A．reading B．running C．babysitting D．cooking
30 A．ever B．even C．only D．just
31 A．proud B．stubborn C．sensitive D．selfish
32 A．something B．anything C．nothing D．everything
33 A．arranged B．managed C．prepared D．tried
34 A．Pain B．Noise C．Panic D．Stress
35 A．dragged B．pushed C．brought D．frozen
36 A．until B．as C．unless D．because
37 A．light B．water C．fire D．smoke
38 A．strange B．guilty C．confident D．cheerful
39 A．hungry B．worried C．asleep D．busy
40 A．allowed B．expected C．persuaded D．promised
Some years ago ,I was at a subway station in Los Angeles waiting in line to buy a ticket. As I stood there I saw a young man asking people for money so that he could buy his breakfast. Most of the travelers simply 41 (ignore) the young man or gave 42 (he) a dirty look, yet a well-dressed middle-aged man reacted differently. When 43 (approach) by the young man, the gentleman looked 44 at him and quietly asked, “How much will you need?” I couldn’t hear 45 the young man said but watched as the gentleman pulled several 46 (note) from his wallet and 47 (calm) placed them in the young man’s hands.
I don’t know whether the young man actually used the money for his breakfast or for 48 purposes. What I do know is that I witnessed two different reactions to the same situation. I saw people who 49 (be) either afraid or annoyed. And then I saw the gentleman who was not afraid and treated the homeless young man as though he were a brother. I decided then and there that, even though we have to be (care) in this world, I would rather be like the gentleman.
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Last Sunday, it was my father’s funny day. After supper, my father went to see the film. But in our surprise, he came back just about half an hour later. I asked him what was the matter. He smiled and told us about the funny thing what had happened in the cinema. He was sitting in his seat while a woman came to her and said the seat was hers. Surprising, they looked at their ticket carefully, only to find the seats shown in their tickets were the same while the colors were different. So they looked at the tickets carefully. After a while, my father apologized to the woman, saying, “Sorry, I make a mistake. Take this seat, please.” The fact was that his ticket found out under the glass on his desk was for the film a month ago.
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I hope these ideas can help you get rid of your addiction as soon as possible.Best wishes!
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11. A 12. C 13.B 14 C 15. A 16. G 17. A 18. C 19. E 20. F
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答案 B B A C D C D A A B
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答 答案 A C B C D A D B C D
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46. notes 47. calmly 48. other 49. were 50. careful
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I’m sorry to here that you’re suffering from WeChat addiction. I really understand how you feel and I’d like to offer you some useful advice that I think will benefit you.
First of all, I suggest that you should start some other hobbies,such as reading, listening to music,or playing chess,etc,which will take your mind off WeChat. Secondly, you’d better make more friends through face-to-face communication.They’ll assist you when you can’t resist the temptation of WeChat. Thirdly, it’s better for you to do some sports instead of using WeChat a lot because sports can not only keep you healthy but also enrich your life and help you forget WeChat.
I hope these ideas can help you get rid of your addiction as soon as possible. Best wishes!