1. (冠词) It is reported that_______president will have dinner with______president o'Conner tomorrow.
2. (名词所有格) It's only____from my school,so I can go on foot.
A.ten minute's walk
B.ten minutes' walk
C.ten minutes walk
D.ten minute walk
3. (连词) Put on your coat,____ you will catch a cold.
4. (时态) It is said that the author_____by the end of this year.
B.will be finish
C.will have finished
D.will have been finished
5. (虚拟语气) If you have done your homework yesterdayyou._____how to answer the question now.
6. (反义疑问句) They must have met with their guests last nigt,______ ?
7. (倒装) No sooner had he sat down______somebody knocked on the door.
8. (就远原则) The manager together with some workers_______visiting the new company now.
9. (短语辨析) Some mountain areas,___ _the terrible road condition,are hard to arrive.
B.in spite of
C.with regard to
10. (让步状语从句) Poor____ she was,she never accepted anything for nothing.
The Silk Road is a name given to the many trade routes that connected Europe and the Mediterranean (地中海) with the Asian world. The route is over 6,500 km long and got its name because the early Chinese traded silk along it. Although silk was the main trading item, there were many other goods that travelled along the Silk Road between Easter Asia and Europe. In the course of time, medicine, perfumes, spices and livestock (家畜) found their way between
The Chinese learned to make silk thousands of years ago. For a long time they were the only ones who knew how to make this precious material. Only the emperor, his family and his highest advisers were allowed to wear clothes made of silk. For a long time the Chinese guarded this secret very carefully. The ancient Romans were the first Europeans who became aware of this wonderful material. Trading started, often with Indians as middlemen(中间人) who traded silk with the Chinese in exchange for gold and silver which they got from the Romans.
Travelling along the route was dangerous. The hot desert, high mountains and sandstorms made traveling a rough business. Most of the goods along the Silk Road were carried by caravans (商队). Traders sometimes brought goods from one destination on the silk Road to another, from where the goods would be transported by someone else. Over the centuries people settled along the ancient route and many cities emerged. Later on there were fewer hardships to overcome, but by no means was it easy.
In the early Middle Ages, traffic along the route decreased because of the decline of the Roman Empire. Trading along the Silk Road became stronger again between the 13th and 14th centuries, when the Mongols controlled central Asia. During the Age of Exploration the Silk Road lost its importance because new sea routes to Asia were discovered.
参考词汇: volunteer,recommend;scenic spot
Welcome to Chengdu,________