＂Hi! John.＂ Mary ran towards me with a rare bright smile on her face, saying, ＂I＇m going to have a dance performance tonight. I hope you＇ll come. Here is the ticket. Don＇t forget! ＂ She left in a hurry, disappearing in the throngs of people quickly.
My childhood was filled with the kinds of activities that were common to every kid in the 1980s but are considered almost death-defying these days： tree climbing, bike riding without a helmet, and daylong road trips spent in the backseat of the family car, where we bounced around like Super Balls, nary a seat belt in sight.
There is a man who I＇d like to tell you about. His name is Sandy Greenberg. In his youth, Sandy was a very good student, but he came from a poor family. And so he went to Columbia University on a scholarship and there he met his roommate who also was receiving financial aid.
Part H Reading Comprehension （Skimming and Scanning） （15 minutes） Directions： In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet 1. For questions 1-7, choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B, C and D. For questions 8-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games took place in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees participated. Construction in preparation for the Games involved considerable redevelopment,
Michael Fred Phelps II （born June 30, 1985） is an American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian （奥林匹克运动会选手） of all time with 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records （空前的纪录） for Olympic gold medals （18, double that of the next highest record holders）.
Painted in the fields of Argenteuil, Monet treated the canvas with a white primer to achieve this bright and summery effect. The mother and child in the foreground are likely to be his wife and son, who act as a pretext for a diagonal contour receding towards the figures in the background, balancing the composition. Forms are composed entirely of contrasts in colour -- there are no lines. The sprinkled poppies get disproportionately large towards the foreground, generating a sense of rhythm and paving the way for abstraction -- the visual impression of the poppies takes precedence over painting them accurately.