作文二：口语能力 The importance of speaking skill and how to develop it
When I need to make a presentation in class, I will feel the importance of speaking ability. For me, I think there are three ways to help myself improve.
First, I can read and listen to more things. It can give me more ideas before speaking. Second, I have to choose the right thing to say. Even I have a lot of thoughts, I have to keep on time. Last but not the least, I can use some special skills when I speak. For example, I can ask a question or tell a story before my talk. It will make my speech better.
In the end, I think speaking ability is very important. I can use ways like reading and listening to more things, choose my thoughts and practice some skills to develop it. （134字）
While making a self-introduction or giving a presentation at workplace, the ability and art of speaking cannot be overemphasized. To develop and improve speaking competence, there are three steps to be a successful speaker.
First, increase your input of reading and listening. It is like to build your own database. You need to have sufficient data before the production. Second, filter the information which is relevant and appropriate for the occasion you are going to talk. At this stage, organization is the skill that should be trained and practiced the most. Finally, find out several oral skills that suit your personal speaking style to polish your talk. Some people are good story tellers; some are statisticians who regard numbers speaks louder.
To sum up, speaking competencies are of vital importance and need three-step development through receiving, sorting, and polishing. （139字）
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Passage 1: Why Teaching someone else is the best way to learn?
46.A. Seneca's thinking is still applicable today
问题：What are researchers rediscovering through their studies?
47.B. It is a teaching tool under development
问题：What do we learn about “Betty’s Brain”
48 C. It helps them learn their academic subjects better.
问题：How does teaching others benefit student tutors?
49 D. They use various ways to explain the materials.
问题：Whatdo students do to teach their teachable agents?
50 B. Their emotional involvement
问题：What is the key factor that eases student tutors’ learning?
51.A. They can get ahead only by striving harder.
52.C. They think it needs further improving.
53.B. Job stability and flexibility.
54.D. The balance between work and family.
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Bus was an important mode of transportation for Chinese people. In recent years, because the number of private cars has been increasing, the problem of traffic in cities has been more and more serious. To encourage more people to go out by bus, many cities have been trying hard to improve the quality of bus service. The equipment of buses is continually updating, and the speed of buses has been significantly improved too. However, the price of bus tickets is still very low. Nowadays, in many big cities, many local old people can take buses for free.
Bus used to be a main mode of transportation for Chinese people. In recent years, with the mounting number of private cars, the transportation issue in cities is becoming increasingly severe. Many cites have been making their efforts to improve the bus service in order to encourage more people to take buses when going out. The facilities of buses are updating continually. The speed is significantly improved as well. Nevertheless, bus fares are still quite low. Nowadays, local senior citizens in most cities are eligible for free bus rides.