5. silver coins
选题特别：Passage 1 像听力的S2选课场景;其他两篇文章都是文科类型的题材，Passage 2 研究睡眠现象，Passage 3 是一本关于古罗马特定时期的书的研究。
1. Applicants must have art history. FALSE
2. Students should choose two optional courses instead of Theory and Methods. FALSE
3. Organizers cannot collect proper art objects. NOT GIVEN
4. Theory and methods discuss how art items are produced and perceived. TRUE
5. Applicants can choose any course that they want. FALSE
6. Students can choose certain subjects under approval. TRUE
18. body temperature
20. laboratory rats
21. eyes closed
33. NOT GIVEN
39. social classes
The given maps illustrate how the school was developed from 1985 to 2012. In general, this period witnessed a significant increase in the number of students enrolled from 1500 to 2300.
Originally, the entire south half of the school was used as a playing field, which was connected to a rectangular car park situated in the northern campus by a main road. The only 2-storey classroom block was positioned on the east side of this road, and the block on the other side was made up of an office and a library equipped with a small car park in front of it.
The layout of the campus experienced noticeable changes over the following 27 years, except for the intact office. Specifically, the size of the playing field was reduced substantially to make way for a swimming pool and a fitness club in the southwest corner and two new classrooms opposite to each other. In result, only the southeast corner remained as a location where students could exercise. Besides, the main road along with the small car park was gone and replaced by some newly-planted trees, on each side of which, the library had been converted into a resource room while one more floor had been added on the old teaching block. Lastly, the large car park was transformed into a half circle one.
Overall, more space on campus had been used for constructing more modern facilities to meet various needs from the growing number of students.
As living standards have risen over the past few decades, people’s desire for consumer goods has increased accordingly. In many respects, the wider use of household goods such as microwaves, refrigerators and so on is an indication of a prosperous society. Nonetheless, there are some drawbacks to our dependence on household appliances.
As we are confronted with the threat of irreversible climate change, we should be seeking collective ways to reduce our carbon footprint, while also reducing exploitation of natural resources. Overuse of electrical goods at home is undoubtedly a contributing factor to environmental damage. Some governments across the world have taken measures to address this. France, for instance, charges different rates for electricity use on different days, in order to discourage people from using their washing machines or dishwashers too often. In addition to environmental drawbacks, household appliances have made us dependent on technology to perform tasks we once would have performed ourselves. Some regard this as a negative thing, as it encourages us to become complacent and lazy.
However, there can be no doubt that the wide presence of once luxury items in households across the developing world has contributed hugely to a better quality of life for millions of people. Women, particularly, have benefited from the introduction of household appliances to their dwellings, as it has freed them from the traditional chores of the housewife, enabling them to develop their own careers and escape the drudgery of hours of domestic maintenance.
On the whole, I think household appliances have had an unquestionably positive effect on human progress. Nonetheless, we should give serious consideration to developing measures to prevent overuse of domestic energy, in order to avert environmental calamity.