OUR KIDS ARE AMAZING－especially compared with everybody else’s (who seem to cry all the time). How do you show your love for your kids this holiday season? With toys that are smooth and colorful, interactive and exciting. And with ones that have educational value－because you are the boss.
1．FLAX ART HOSPITAL PUZZLE AND PLAY SET
Here is a toy that doesn’t need power－and the bike have to put it together themselves. This 50-piece puzzle set is made of soft-edged hardwood and makes a complete hospital, with an X-ray room. It also includes eight patients, a car and a driver. $135; flaxart.com.
2．TINY LOVE ACTIVITY BALL
Sure, it’s cool, but this colorful baby toy also develops problem solving and motor skills. It has a head and legs, a magnetic(磁性的) hand and a tail. Suitable for little ones from 6 to 36 months. $19．95; tinylove.com.
This small, remote-control robot is really powerful. It performs 67 preprogrammed functions(功能), including throwing, kicking, picking up and dancing. You can even program your own function-which, sadly, does not include doing windows. $99; robosapienonline.com.
4．MINI PEDAL CAR
Want a Mini Cooper but can’t fit the family inside? Get one for the kids. They can jump into this Mini car, which comes in hot orange with a single adjustable(可调的) seat, and ride away. But it could spoil them for that used car they’ll be driving when they turn 16．For ages 3 to 5．$189; miniusA．com (click on “gear up,” then “Mini motoring gear”).
64．Which toy is said to have the special design for children’s safety?
B．MINI PEDAL CAR
C．FLAX ART HOSPITAL PUZZLE AND PLAY SET
D．TINY LOVE ACTIVITY BALL
该题问哪一个玩具为孩子的安全做了特别的设计？回到原文，我们很快发现在1．FLAX ART HOSPITAL PUZZLE AND PLAY SET中有This 50-piece puzzle set is made of soft-edged hardwood and makes a complete hospital, with an X-ray room.一句描述，注意句中的soft-edged，我们可得出答案：C。
65．Which toy are fit for three-year-old kids?
A．1 and 3． B．2 and 4． C．I and 2． D．3 and 4．
66．Educational value is mentioned in all the toys EXCETP _________.
A．FLAX ART HOSPITAL PUZZLE AND PLAY SET
B．TINY LVE ACTIVITY BALL
D．MINI PEDAL CAR
67．This passage is written for __________.
A．parents B．children C．the writer D．the boss
Use your American Express Card to enjoy one-day privileges at four of America’s greatest museums. Note the participating museums, and their exciting special exhibitions that you will not want to miss, listed below.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
February 11--May 8, 2005
Italian furniture expert Fausto Calderai and Indian photographer Dayanita Singh present an exhibition of chairs from the museum’s collection and “chair photographs” from around the world presented in a Venetian-style hall housing world-famous masterpieces.
For more information: www.gardnermuseum.org
The Noguchi Museum
Noguchi and Graham
December 1, 2004--May 1, 2005
Noguchi’s long-term collaboration with dancer Martha Graham is regarded by many as a high point in the history of both modern dance and art. The exhibition highlights nine of the sets created through this collaboration.
For more information: www.noguchi.org
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
In Full View: American Painting(1720--2005)
January 11--April 10, 2005
Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy has been home to America’s artists for 200 years. The Academy collects and exhibits the works of famous American artists, and is well-known for training fine artists. 2005 at the Academy begins with the largest exhibition of Academy’s distinguished American collection in the institution’s history.
For more information: www.pafA．org
Seattle Museum of Glass
Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection
Through November 7, 2004
This exhibition includes over 200 pieces of beautiful glass from Murano, the island of glassblowers near Venice, Italy. Watch live glass-blowing shows in the Hot Shop and see other modern glass exhibitions.
For more information: www.museumofglass.org
69．Which of the following websites offers information about the furniture show?
A．www.pafA．org B．www. museumofglass.org
70．We learn from the text that Martha Graham is _____.
71．If you want to know the history of American painting, you may visit _____.
A．the Noguchi Museum B．Seattle Museum of Glass
C．Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum D．Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Bay Hotel．It’s a quiet, comfortable hotel overlooking (俯瞰) the bay in an uncommercialised Cornish fishing village on England’s most southerly point．If pop music is no longer your strong point, and you are considering a relaxing holiday where the scenery is breathtaking and the sound of the sea is live music to your ears, come and stay with us．For adults only．Sssh! Don’t tell everyone! 01326 280464
Willapark Manor Hotel．Peaceful situation in 14 acres of separated gardens and woodland, overlooking picturesque bay．Close to coastal path and beach．Excellent cuisine．Our excellent service brings our guests back year after year．Children (reductions) and pets welcome．01840 770782
The Country Garden Hotel．Delightful hotel set in lovely gardens; calm Island of Wight near Tennyson Downs, Great food! Garden, sea view and ground floor rooms．Please call for brochure (服务指南) and sample menu．Adults only and pets welcome．0800 980 1943
Boscastle．Romantic 17th Century farmer’s cottage in countryside with splendid coastal views．Well-equipped．Sleeps 5．Regret no pets/smoking．Garden with furniture．Brochure; 01633 450417
Godshill．4 star self-served units．Non smoking．Sleeps 2 —4．Open all year．Good walks．Close to pubs．Peaceful．Cosy．No pets．Brochure: 01983 840371
The Blakeney Hotel．Overlooking harbour, traditional privately owned friendly hotel vi
bedrooms, lift, heated indoor pool, spa bath and saunas．Relax, walk, sail, play golf, explore the villages, countryside and coast．Special seasonal midweek price for aged citizens．01263 7407
S W France．Rural setting near Cordes．Two beautifully repainted old houses, sleep 4/5 ,Gardens, woodland, pool, views, excellent walks．Available all year round．Outstanding．01962 776967
72．All of the following hotels are close to the sea EXCEPT _______.
A．S W France B．The Blakeney Hotel
C．Willapark Manor Hotel D．The Country Garden Hotel
73．If you want to take your children and your dog with you on holiday, you can choose _________.
A．The Country Garden Hotel B．Willapark Manor Hotel
C．The Bay Hotel D．Boscastle
74．One of the hotels offers special price for _______.
A．young people B．elderly people
C．foreign guests D．students
75．The purpose of the passage is to _______.
A．warn B．advise C．describe D．advertise
(You may read the questions first)
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