The first movie company in the U.S. was established in（) .
Eighty years【66】, Chaplin is still here. In a 1995 worldwide survey of film critics, Chaplin was voted【67】greatest actor in movie history. He was the first,【68】the last, person to control【69】aspect of the filmmaking process--【70】his own studio and producing, directing, writing, and editing the movies he starred in. In the first few decades of the 20th century,【71】weekly movie-going was the national【72】, Chaplin more or less helped【73】an industry into an art. In 1916, his【74】year in alms, his salary of ＄ 10,00 a week made him the highest-paid actor--【75】the highest paid person--in the world.【76】1920, the Chaplin craze, accompanied by a flood of Chaplin dances, songs, dolls, comic books and cocktails, was【77】everywhere. Filmmaker Mack Sennett thought【78】"just the greatest artist who ever lived". Other early admirers【79】George Bernard Shaw, Marcel Proust, and Sigmund Freud.【80】1981 to 1987, IBM used the Tramp as the logo (标志) to advertise its venture into personal computers.
Eighty years【C6】______, Chaplin is still here. In a 1995 worldwide survey of film critics, Chaplin was voted【C7】______greatest actor in the movie history. He was the first,【C8】______the last, person to control【C9】______aspect of the filmmaking process--【C10】______his own studio and producing, directing, writing and editing the movies he starred in. In the first few decades of the 20th century,【C11】______weekly movie-going was the national【C12】______, Chaplin more or less helped【C13】______an industry into an art. In 1916,his【C14】______year in films, his salary of $10, 000 a week made him the highest-paid actor --【C15】______the highest-paid person- in the world.【C16】______1920, the Chaplin craze, accompanied by a flood of Chaplin dances, songs, dolls, comic books and cocktails, was【C17】______everywhere. Filmmaker Mack Sennett thought【C18】______"just the greatest artist who ever lived. "Other early admirers【C19】______George Bernard Shaw, Marcel Proust, and Sigmund Freud.【C20】______1981 to 1987, IBM used the Tramp as the logo to advertise its venture into personal computers.
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University libraries to be closed for day on Friday
All university libraries will be closed from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. on Friday (Aug.10). The closure will allow librarians to complete various tasks to prepare for the coming fall term. Library users are asked to change their study or research plans around this short closure.
Bring your old films to Home Movie Day
Find your old home movies and bring them to Home Movie Day from 1-5 p. m. Saturday (Aug.11). The free event at Will' s Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin, includes a clinic on caring for old films. and continuous showing of movies brought in by students like you. Sponsors (主办者) are WILL and the U of C Library.
Ireland garden tour set for June 2008
The public is invited to join Illinois Master Gardeners on a trip to visit popular public gardens and castles in Ireland. The tour (June 2-12, 2008) also includes several personal gardens as well as free time to find more. Bookings due Sept. 15. For trip introduction and booking information. please visit http://www. travels. uiui. edu/mgl.
To whomis the first email announcement probably sent？
C．The general public.
That started me thinking of other pleasures that cost nothing or very lime and that are often taken for granted, like a drink of cold water on a hot day when you're really thirsty, or a warm relaxing bath when you're extremely tired or mentally exhausted,
Remember your first real kiss—can you put a price tag on that？ Or the companionship of a faithful and loving pet, or the clean, fresh smell of mountain air？ There's an old song, "The Best Things in Life Are Free".
Did you ever eat a meal that not only filled your stomach and satisfied all your tastes, but refreshed your soul？ Ever spend a winter's evening in the company of good friends？
What could be better than listening to your favorite music or watching a good movie？ Or sharing the beauty of a sunset with a loved one？ These are quite delightful and delicate pleasures. I hope this doesn't sound too ridiculous in today's rough, loud world. I hope the new generation can appreciate some of these things.
What can be inferred from this speech？
A．The speaker enjoys sleeping very much.
B．The speaker doesn't like money at all.
C．Bill Gates does not know how to enjoy himself.
D．Mental well-being is the most important thing.
M: When I began to hear voices I thought of the voices as from something of that sort.
W: What would they say to you？
M: Well, you see it's really my subconscious talking. It was really that night because I know.
W: I once read an article about you and it described you like this: "John Nash, an arrogant guy."
M: Yeah. That is a word that has been used.
W: Your arrogance back then was said to be monumental. "You don't know a crap," you would say to some of your fellow graduate students. "How could you？" Accurate？
M: Well, I think the first one is probably invented but the second one might be accurate.
W: And you took yourself quite seriously and your work.
M: Well ,of course I took myself seriously.
W: What happened when you went into the mental illness？
M: Now, you know that it's mental illness if you're coming out of that reality. It's like the movie you see, at first he signals in the newspaper, the codes, and all this is the true reality which has been discovered.
W: But when you are in that reality you are in that reality, end you don't realize that you are schizophrenic.
M: You're not mentally ill, you're rather extra-normally alerted to hidden truths. You're enlightened, you're exceptionally enlightened.
Who is the person being interviewed？
Where did Bryan Adams begin his singing career？
D．In Southern America.
Aaliyah received her first licensing deal as a teenager, after her uncle, Barry Hankerson, formed Blackground Records. Aaliyah's first album, "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number", went gold in 1994, when she was 15. Aaliyah's music benefited from her close collaboration with hip-hop artist R. Kelly. After rumors that the two had married, they stopped working together. Aaliyah went on to make two more albums in a fruitful collaboration with prodncers Timbaland and Missy Elliot. Her third and last CD, "Aaliyah" was released in July 2001.
Aaliyah's song "Try Again" earned her a Grammy nomination for best female R&B vocalist. She was nominated in the same category in 1999 for "Are You That Somebody". In 1996, she released her second album; the single, "If Your Girl Only Knew", went double platinum.
In addition to being a talented musician, Aaliyah was building a reputation as an actress. She made her first feature film appearance in the movie "Romeo Must Die" with Jet Li. She also starred in "The Queen of the Damned", based on the novel by Anne Rice. She was also scheduled to act in the sequel to "The Matrix".
On August 26, 2001, Aaliyah was on her way to shoot a music video for her most recent album on Abaco Island, about 170 miles east of south Florida. Soon after takeoff for Florida, the plane she was traveling on crashed, just 200 feet beyond the end of the runway at Marsh Harbor International Airport on Abaco Island. The plane, a Cessna 402B, apparently suffered engine failure upon liftoff. Aaliyah was only 22 years old.
Which of the following is true of Aaliyah？
A．Her full name was Dana Haughton.
B．Her parents died when she was six.
C．She began her acting at 11.
D．The first role she played is an orphan.
Well, everything was legal. Peter had won a contest promoted by a Baltimore radio station. The first prize entitled him to enter the Union Trust Bank and gather up as much money as he could lay his hands within five minutes. Because he could not bring any large bags or boxes into the bank, all the money had to be placed in his pockets.
As the time went by, Peter ran about wildly, trying to pick up as many large bills as he could find. When his time was up, he was out of breath, but was ＄5,000 richer.
Why did Peter go to the Union Trust bank？
A．To withdraw his deposit.
B．To cash a cheek.
C．To get his prize.
D．To rob the bank.
A more recent computer innovation, desktop publishing, supplies one good reason for those who write for a living to buy a PC. Desktop publishing is a deceptively simple description for an extremely complex group of hardware and software tools. You can now write text, edit text, draw illustrations, incorporate photographs, design page layouts, and print a finished document with a relatively inexpensive computer and laser printer. Although the new technology offers new freedom, there is a price to be paid for this freedom. With total control comes total responsibility. In fact, the issue of social responsibility in our new computer age has long been a topic of debate among computer, enthusiasts. Some people are concerned with the long-term social effects of the so-called computer revolution. Ironically, many PC pioneers who built and marketed the first machines were 60s-style. advocates of social change. They claim that while personal computer technology has the potential to make society more equal, it's having the opposite effect since upper-middle-class people can afford them and lower-class people cannot.
In addition, the ways that computers are used to monitor the activities of their users have evoked anxiety about the machine. Over 7 million Americans now have their work paced, controlled, and monitored by computers. A computer is more restrictive and powerful in the way it controls people than the old-fashioned assembly line. This can lead to what some have called "tech-stress". Irritated eyes, back problems, and other physical symptoms have also been associated with the extensive use of computers. Although the personal computer may not have had the impact some predicted a decade age, the combination of computer technology with satellites and cable does promise innovations in the mass media that would have seemed astonishing just a few short years ago.
The dramatic growth of the business dealing in video games is the result of ______.
A．the development of computer industry
B．the development of wireless technology
C．the decline in movie industry
D．the depression in the entertainment business
I arrived in the United States 【61】 February 6, 1986, but I remember my first day here very 【62】 My friend was waiting for me when my 【63】 landed at Kennedy Airport at three o'clock in the afternoon. The weather was very 【64】 and it was snowing, but I was 【65】 excited to mind. From the airport, my friend and I 【66】 a taxi to my hotel. On the way, I saw the skyline of Manhattan for the first time and I stared in 【67】 at the famous World Trade Center, the tallest building in the world. My friend helped me 【68】 at the hotel and then left because he had to go 【69】 to work. He promised to return the next day.
Shortly after he left, I went to a 【70】 near the hotel to get something to eat. As I couldn't speak 【71】of English, I couldn't tell the 【72】 what I wanted. I was very upset and started to make some gestures, but the waiter didn't 【73】 me. Finally, I ordered the same thing the man at the next table was eating. After dinner, I started to walk along Broad way 【74】 I came to Times Square with its movie theatres, neon lights, and huge crowds of people. I did not feel tired, so I 【75】 walking around the city. I wanted to see everything on my first day. I knew it was 【76】 , but I wanted to try.
When I returned to the hotel, I was exhausted, but I 【77】 sleep because I kept hearing the fire and police sirens during the night. I lay 【78】 and thought about New York. It was a very big and 【79】 city with many tall buildings and big cars, and full of noise and busy people. I also decided right then that I had to learn to speak 【80】 .