How cool can libraries be in an era（时代）of iPods and Kindles? More than you think．Only if you know where to go．
Central Library: Seattle, Washington, United States
The Central Library in Seattle is modern and fashionable and has tourists from around the world paying visits and taking tours．It was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and American designer Joshua Ramus．Tours began in 2006, two years after its opening．The library holds various art exhibitions, book signings and other events, while visitors can stop by the Chocolate cart for a coffee and scan through the gift shop anytime
Trinity College Library: Dublin, Ireland
The Trinity College Library in Dublin is the oldest library in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I．It is the largest single library in the world, also known as the Long Room, which contains more than 200,000 0fthe library’s oldest books．The Long Room houses one of the oldest harps（竖琴） in Ireland．Dating to the 15th century, the old harp is the model for the symbol foreland．
Geisel Library, University of California: San Diego, United States
At first glance, it looks like a spaceship．Architect William Pereira, who helped design actual space launch facilities at Cape Canaveral in Houston, Texas, designed the library in 1970．It has been featured in sci-fi films, short stories and novels．The library hosts “Dinner in the Library,” which invites readers for cocktails, and also a special speech from distinguished authors．
TU Delft Library: The Netherlands
The library at the Delft University of Technology was constructed in 1997 and has more than 862,000 books, 16,000 magazine subscriptions and its own museum．The building itself exists beneath the ground, so you can’t really see the actual Library．What makes it interesting is the roof, which is a grassy hill．The roof covers 5,500 square meters．And it has become one of the most striking and greenest structures in the area．
1.Which of the four libraries has the longest history?
B．Trinity College Library．
D．TU Delft Library．
2.What makes Geisel Library different from the others is that
A．famous writers often deliver speeches there
B．it has a reoffer grassy hill
C．Queen Elizabeth I founded the library
D．it is the largest single library in the world
3.In Central Library, you can
A．buy souvenirsC．enjoy sci-fi films
B．drink cocktailsD．see the old harp
试题分析: 在iPods和电子阅读器Kindles盛行的今天，图书馆仍然有着它独特的吸引力。在本文中作者介绍了四个图书馆，这些图书馆各有各的特点，比如Trinity College Library是伊丽莎白女王在1592年建立的，而且人们还可以在图书馆内购买到纪念品和品尝咖啡。
Jason sat on his couch as he normally did, not knowing that his life would change on that beautiful autumn day. As he left his house, he thought of everything that he needed to buy, made a list, and then got into his car. As he began to drive, his mind came to the fight that he had with his girlfriend. When he finally began to focus back on his driving, it was just a moment too late. He had hit a car and there was no way to stop what happened next.
The smell of gasoline filled the air, and he knew that he needed to get out of the car. Strong arms began to pull him out and he saw a woman who was screaming. A stranger handed a child to her and the child was injured. Afterwards, they were taken to the hospital.
By chance, he was in a room on the same floor as the mother and child. For the first time in his life, he was truly sorry. He made his way to their room, looked at the upset mother straight in the eye and said simply, “Please forgive me and I didn’t mean for this to happen.” The woman stood there, completely shocked, and said, “It took a lot of courage for you to ask for forgiveness, and my daughter is always saying to me to just forgive and forget. I will give you forgiveness.”
Jason began to cry, and not knowing what to do, he threw his arms around the mother of the injured girl and told her that he would do anything they needed. To make it easier for him, the woman told him her and her daughter’s names. Then they sat there and talked for hours, watching her daughter sleep. They are now friends and are enjoying the wonderful friendship, all because of forgiveness.
1.Jason hit a car because ________.
A.he had just started to learn driving.
B. the brakes of his car weren’t working properly
C.he was fighting with his girlfriend
D. he was absent-minded while driving
2.When Jason asked for forgiveness, what kind of feeling did the woman have?
A. Hopeless. B. Surprised.
C. Ashamed. D. Regretful.
3.What is the main idea of Paragraph 3?
A. The woman was sorry for her daughter in the hospital.
B. Jason learned how to forgive from the woman.
C. Jason apologized to the woman and got forgiveness.
D. Jason went to hospital to seek advice from doctors.
4.What does the author try to tell us?
A.To forgive is to set yourself free.
B. Forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting.
C. Love is the source of forgiveness.
D. Forgiveness benefits both those who give and receive.
1.his mind came to the fight that he had with his girlfriend. When he finally began to focus back on his driving, it was just a moment too late.”可知，Jason在开车时，一直想着和女朋友吵架的事，故选D。
2.The woman stood there, completely shocked,”可知，那个受伤的女士对Jason的请求感到惊讶，故选B。
3.and said simply, “Please forgive me and I didn’t mean for this to happen.” …I will give you forgiveness.””可知，Jason请求原谅，那位女士原谅了他，故选C。
4.They are now friends and are enjoying the wonderful friendship, all because of forgiveness.”可知，女士原谅Jason之后，他们因谅解而成为了朋友，这与D项“原谅对施受双方都有益处”相符合，故选D。