Paper cutting is a unique form of Chinese folk arts with 2000 years’ history. It probably originated in the Han Dynasty, following the invention of paper. From now on, it has gained popularity in many parts of China. Materials and tools used for paper-cut are simple: paper and scissors. Paper-cut works are usually made of red paper, because Red is associated with happiness in traditional Chinese culture. Therefore, Red paper-cut is the preferred decoration for doors and windows on wedding, The Spring Festival and other festive occasions.
① 剪纸是中国民间艺术的一种独特形式，已有2000年历史：从整个句子来看该句有两个谓语动词，即“是”和“有”，可做非谓语处理，将其中的“有着”翻译为with短语，即with 2000 years’ history, "是”则用be动词来表示。
还有另外一种处理方式，使用which 引导的非限定性定语从句 ，which has a history more than 2000 years.
剪纸 paper cutting，paper cut 都是可以的
Paper cutting is a unique form of Chinese folk arts with 2000 years’ history.
很可能 be likely to do;probably
源于 be traced back to;originate from
从此 from now on; from this time on; from then on
It probably originated in the Han Dynasty, following the invention of paper.
③ 继纸张发明之后： following the invention of paper;following 一词使用得比较巧妙，用ing的非谓语形式
得到普及： gain popularity, be popularized in
From now on, it has gained popularity in many parts of China.
材料和工具：materials and tools
用的 used for
Materials and tools used for paper-cut are simple: papers and scissors.
与……相联 be associated with be connected with
Paper-cut works are usually made of red paper, because Red is associated with happiness in traditional Chinese culture.
⑥ 因此，在婚礼、春节等喜庆场合，红颜色的剪纸是门窗装饰的 。
是……的 可以用 the preferred decoration，也可用 the best choice
婚礼、春节等喜庆场合，使用 wedding, The Spring Festival and other festive occasions.
Therefore, Red paper-cut is the preferred decoration for doors and windows on wedding, The Spring Festival and other festive occasions.
Turkey Sinks an Airbus A300 to Create Artificial Reef
Ships are often sunk in order to create underwater reefs (暗礁) perfect for scuba driving (水肺式潜泳) and preserving marine 26 . Turkish authorities have just sunk something a little different than a ship, and it wouldn’t normally ever touch water, an Airbus A300. The hollowed-out A300 was 27 of everything potentially harmful to the environment and sunk off the Aegean coast today. Not only will the sunken plane 28 the perfect skeleton for artificial reef growth, but authorities hope this new underwater attraction will bring tourists to the area.
The plane 29 a total length of 54 meters, where experienced scuba divers will 30 be able to venture through the cabin and around the plane’s 31 . Aydin Municipality bought the plane from a private company for just under US$100,000, but they hope to see a return on that 32 through the tourism industry. Tourism throughout Turkey is expected to fall this year as the country has been the 33 of several deadly terrorist attacks. As far as sunken planes go, this Airbus A300 is the largest 34 sunk aircraft ever.
Taking a trip underwater and 35 the inside of a sunken A300 would be quite an adventure, and that is exactly what Turkish authorities are hoping this attraction will make people think. Drawing in adventure seekers and experienced divers, this new artificial Airbus reef will be a scuba diver’s paradise(天堂).
A) create I) intentionally
B) depressed J) investment
C) eventually K) revealing
D) Experiences L) stretches
E) exploring M) stripped
F) exterior N) territory
G) habitats O) victim
【语法判断】此处是倒装句，the sunken plane will 后面应该跟动词原形。符合条件的动词有create(创作、创造)、innovate(发明)。
On 1 January, new regulations come into effect which eliminate an annual leave bonus for people who put off marrying until the age of 23 for women, and 25 for men, the South China Morning Post reports. The holiday bonus was designed encourage young people to delay getting married in line with China's one child policy. But with that policy now being abolished, this holiday incentive is no longer necessary, the government says.
In Shanghai, a young couple at a marriage registry office told the paper that they decided to register their marriage as soon as possible to take advantage of the existing policy because an extra holiday was a big deal for them. In Beijing one registration office had about 300 couples seeking to get married the day after the changes were announced rather than the usual number of between 70 and 80. But one lawyer tells the paper that the changes still have to be adopted by local governments and these procedures take time. So people who are rushing to register for marriage can relax.
Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.
3. What was the purpose of the annual leave bonus in China?
4. What do we learn about the new regulations?
News report. Three.
Everyone loves a good house party. But the cleaning up the next morning isn't as enjoyable. Now however a New Zealand based startup company aims to bring messy homes and even splitting headaches back to normal. The properly named startup morning after maids was launched about a month ago in Auckland by roommates Rebecca Foley and Catherine Asher’s.
Aside from cleaning up，the two will also cook breakfast and even get coffee and painkillers for recovering Mary makers.Although they are both gainfully employed they did cleaning jobs into their nights and weekends which is when their service is in most demand. Anyway.
Besides being flooded with requests from across the country Foley and Asher's have also received requests from the U.S. and Canada to provide services there. They are reportedly meeting with lawyers to see how best to take the business forward.
Questions five to seven are based on the news reports you have just heard.
Question 5 What is the news report mainly about？
Question 6. What is a common problem with a house party？
W: Kyle, How did your drivers theory exam go? It was yesterday right?
M: Yes. I prepared as much as I could, but I was so nervous since it was my second trying. The people who worked at the test centre were very kind. Though we had a little conversation which calmed me down a bit. And that was just what I needed. Then after the exam they printed out my result but I was afraid to open it until I was outside. It was such a relief to pass.
W: Congratulations. I knew you could do it. I guess you underestimated how difficult it would be the first time, didn’t you? I hear a lot of people make that mistake and go in underprepared but good job in passing the second time. I'm so proud of you. Now all you have to do next is your road test. Have you had any lessons yet?
M: Yes. Thanks. I'm so happy to be actually on the road now. I've only had two driving lessons so far and my instructor is very understanding, so I'm really enjoying it and I can't wait for my next session although the lessons are rather expensive. 20 pounds an hour and the instructor says I'll need about 30 to 40 lessons in total, that’s what six to eight hundred pounds. So this time I'll need to make a lot more effort and hopefully we'll be successful the first time.
W: Well, good luck.
Questions eight to eleven are based on the conversation you have just heard. Question 8: What did the man do yesterday?
Question 9: Why did he failed the exam the first time?
Question 10: What does the man say about his driving lessons?
Question 11: What does the man hope to do next?