1. A) It can benefit professionals and non-professionals alike.

2. B) Stories about some female physicists.

3. C) By including lots of fascinating knowledge.

4. D) It provides experiments they can do themselves.


5. D) He has no idea how to proceed with his dissertation.

6. A) It is too broad.

7. B) Nature.

8. C) Stick to the topic assigned.



1. C) Take a picture of him.

2. A) Gaining great fame on the Internet.

3. B) Editing his pictures and posting them online.

4. A) They are far from satisfactory.


5. A) A series of interviews with outstanding physicists.

6. B) The origin of the universe.

7. D) Why there is a universe at all.

8. C) The universe formed due to a sufficient amount of matter.


9. A) The unprecedented high temperature in Greenland.

10. C) It typically appears about once every ten years.

11. B) Iceless summers in the Arctic.


12. C) A strong determination.

13. D) It is most important to have confidence in one's willpower.

14. A) They could keep on working longer.

15. B) They are subject to change.


9. B) She woke up speaking with a different accent.

10. A) It is usually caused by a stroke or brain injury.

11. C) Russian.


12. D) Books about swimming.

13. B) She published a guide to London's best swimming spots.

14. C) They were prohibited from swimming.

15. C) She was the first woman to swim across the English Channel.


16. A) About half of current jobs might be automated.

17.D) They could grade high-school essays just like human teachers.

18. C) It has to rely on huge amounts of previous data.


19. D) The theoretical aspects of sustainable energy.

20. A) Drive trains with solar energy.

21. B) Find a new material for storing energy.


22.D) The poor relation between national health and social care services.

23. A) It was mainly provided by voluntary services.

24. C) Their preference for private services.

25. B) They have long been discriminated against.


16. A) Build a machine that can detect lies.

17. B) They are skeptical of its reliability.

18. A) It is not to be trusted at all.


19. C) Each village there speaks a totally different language.

20. C) More are found in tropical regions than in the mild zones.

21. D) There is no conclusive account for the cause of language diversity.


22. A) Its middle-class is disappearing.
23. B) They could realize their dreams though hard work.
24. D) Full employment.
25. C) Hire part-time employees only.







(In what's probably the craziest headline...)

26. A) advances

27. I) otherwise

28. F) devising

29. J) predators

30. B) boundaries

31. G) elsewhere

32. K) primarily

33. M) spotted

34. D) currently

35. E) determine


(Just off the coast of Southern California...)

26. F) dwells

27. B) chaos

28. L) predators

29. H) fierce

30. D) declared

31. A) aggressive

32. M) remove

33. K) monitoring

34. E) dedicated

35. G) extinction


(Surfing the Internet during class...)

26. F) grasp

27. C) evaluated

28. A) aptitude

29. E) filtering

30. M) significant

31. K) raising

32. O) typical

33. N) suffer

34. H) minimize

35. L) resist


(Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure)

36. D) The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically…

37. J) If you're trying to build resilience at work…

38. L) In addition, you can take a cognitive break…

39. A) As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, …

40. E) And just because work stops, it doesn't mean…

41. K) If you really want to build resilience, you can start…

42. I) So how do we recover and build resilience? …

43. B) Why should flying deplete us? …

44. G) The misconception of resilience is often bred…

45. C) We often take a militaristic, "tough" approach…


(Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?)

36. H) But that's the negative side, with risks that…

37. M) "For most families, it's a journey. …

38. N) Indeed, that learning process goes both ways. …

39. E) "We're in no way trying to silence parents' voices…

40. B) That's when it dawned on her: She had been…

41. A) When Katlyn Burbidge's son was 6 years old, …

42. J) "There's this peer-to-peer nature of health care…

43. L) Some parents find the best route for them is…

44. G) There's been little research on the topic, …

45. D) Whether it's ensuring that your child isn't bullied…


(A Pioneering Woman of Science Re-Emerges after 300 Years)

36. K) In the same plate, Merian depicted and…

37. I) It may not have been ladylike to depict…

38. E) In her work, she revealed a side of nature…

39. M) Perhaps one explanation for her mistakes is…

40. G) And last month, Metamorphosis Insectorum…

41. O) Merian also made note of the help she…

42. C) At a time when natural history was a valuable tool…

43. L) Merian was correct about the giant bird-eating spiders…

44. F) Today, the pioneering woman of the sciences…

45. D) After years of pleasing a fascinated audience…


(Passage One: Children with attention problems...)

46. B) The predictors of children's academic success.

47. C) By preventing them from being affected by factors not under study.

48. D) Children's academic performance may suffer from even slight inattention.

49. A) They do better academically.

50. D) An all-round approach should be adopted in school education.


(Passage Two: On Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs...)

51. C) It is not so obvious but has caused some concern.

52. D) It greatly improves research on human behavior.

53. B) It relies on lab observations and participants' reports.

54. A) By helping them pin down their unusual behaviors.

55. B) They are increasingly focused on real-life situations.


(Passage One: Perhaps it is time for farmers…)

46. B) Enjoy more leisure hours..

47. A) Take up many of the farmers' routines.

48. C) Allow farmers to learn instantly what is occurring on the farm.

49. D) Labor shortage is worsening.

50. A) More and more automated.


(Passage Two: The public must be able to...)

51. D) Common folks' scientific knowledge can sway policy making.

52. B) Acquire a basic understanding of medical science.

53. A) It helps them to effectively popularize new scientific information.

54. C) It may give inaccurate or distorted information to the public.

55. D) Improve their communication skills. 


(Passage One: While human achievements in...)

46. C) They find high-level math of little use.

47. A) America is not doing as well as China.

48. B) Enable students to make practical use of basic math.

49. A) Make complex concepts easy to understand.

50. C) To broaden Americans' perspectives on math.


(Passage Two: For years, the U.S. has experienced...)

51. B) It takes the lead in providing robotic care.

52. C) It does not have much direct contact with patients.

53. D) Facilitate communication between patients and doctors or family members.

54. A) It interacts with patients just like a human companion.

55. C) Robots will not make nurses redundant.