2019年高中英语(译林)选修八精练:Unit 2 课时跟踪练(一) Welcome to the unit Reading Pre

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Unit 2 课时跟踪练(一) Welcome to the unit & Reading Pre Ⅰ.课文缩写填空 reading Last night Turandot was 1.performed in the Forbidden City in Beijing.Turandot is the story of a stubborn and cruel Chinese princess, 2.named Turandot, who lives in Beijing's Forbidden City.She says any potential husband must solve three riddles or will be 3.condemned_ to death. The story begins when a prince is killed for failing 4.to_solve the riddles. Shortly afterwards, Calaf sees Turandot and falls in love with her.5.Meanwhile,_a young slave of Calaf's father, Liu, loves Calaf.Calaf answers the riddles without any mistake, but Turandot is 6.unwilling to get married. Calaf says that if she can guess his name by sunrise, she doesn't have to marry him.Turandot 7.threatens and terrifies Liu; Liu kills 8.herself. In the end the prince and princess unite in marriage and the whole city 9.celebrates their happiness. The production 10.combined the very best of Western and Chinese talents in music, staging and directing. Ⅱ.阅读理解 Back to three years before, the hit song Call Me Maybe was on everyone's lips, and Carly Rae Jepsen had risen to pop status. But many critics wondered whether the Canadian singersongwriter was a onehit wonder. Jepsen admits that she felt a sudden increase of pressure after the single's unexpected popularity. To do with the stress, Jepsen threw herself into creating new songs every single day. It was as if Jepsen disappeared — at least by the standard of pop stars. She had vanished from music charts and gossip columns as she got down to work. Over the next three years, the singer wrote over 200 songs and selected 17 of them to showcase in her new album Emotion, released last month. The 29yearold Jepsen found herself with another hit when the album's lead single, I Really Like You, started to top the charts. Some people have made fun of the song for repeating“really” five times in a row and 67 times throughout the whole song.“But it's also an example of how more simple music can be art,” The Atlantic commented. The appealing, energetic Emotion proves that Jepsen will be a chief support in the music industry for the long journey. But her success is more than just bright and attractive earworms (上口曲调). Yes, it's true that I Really Like You is a kind of 2015 version of Call Me Maybe.But in the album's other singles, Jepsen gets adventurous, experimenting with deeper material. Emotion is not all pop. Jepsen reveals a few musical styles that we've never heard from her before.

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