Welcome to Holker Hall & Garden
How to Get to Holker
By car: Follow brown signs on A590 from J36, M6. Approximate travel times: Windermere﹣20 minutes, Kendal﹣25 minutes, Lancaster﹣45 minutes, Manchester ﹣1 hour 30 minutes.
By rail: the nearest station is Cark﹣in﹣Cartmel with trains to Carnforth. Lancaster and Preston for connections to major cities&airports.
Sunday﹣Friday(closed on Saturday)11: 00 am﹣4: 00 pm, 30th March﹣2nd November.
Hall & Gardens Gardens
Groups:￡9.00 ￡5.5 Special Events
Producers' Market 13th April
Join us to taste a variety of fresh local food and drinks. Meet the producers and get some excellent recipe ideas.
Holker Garden Festival 30th May
The event celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a great show of the very best of gardening, making it one of the most popular events in the gardening.
National Garden Day 28th August
Holker once again opens its gardens in aid of the disadvantaged. For just a small donation you can take a tour with our garden guide.
Winter Market 8th November
This is an event for all the family. Wander among a variety of shops selling gifts while enjoying a live music show and nice street entertainment.
1.How long does it probably take a tourist to drive to Holker from Manchester?
A. 20 minutes.
B. 25 minutes.
C. 45 minutes.
D. 90 minutes
2.How much should a member of a tour group pay a visit to Hall &gardens?_____
3.Which event will you go to if you want to see a live music show?_____
A. Producers' Market.
B. Holker Garden Festival.
C. National Garden Day.
D. Winter Market
Once an old man rose early to read each morning.His grandson wanted to be just like his grandfather,so tried to emulate him every way he could.
One day the grandson asked,\
The grandfather,who was putting coal on the fire,said,\
The boy did as told to,but the water leaked out before he could get the basket home.
The grandfather laughed,saying,\
The boy knew what he was trying to accomplish was impossible.However,he decided to show his grandfather a third time.
The boy dipped the basket into the river and ran as hard as he could.With the empty basket,he gasped(喘气说),\
4.Why did the man tell the boy to fetch a basket of water? ______
A. The work was too much for himself.
B. The work could test how fast the boy ran.
C. He intended to train the boy to run faster.
D. He meant to inspire the boy through an example.
5.What does the underline word\
6.What would be the best title for this passage? ______
A. The Power of Reading.
B. A Basket of Water.
C. Old Man and His Grandson.
D. On Reading Books.
A car needs gas to run and your body also needs food to work for you.Eating the right kind of food is very important.It can keep your body strong,so take care of what you eat.
There are four main food groups altogether.The dairy products group has food like milk,cheese and sour milk.The other three groups are the meat and fish group, the fruit and vegetable group,and the bread and rice group.Each meal should have at least one food from all the four main groups.With all these food together you will be given enough energy during the day.
It is easy to get into bad eating habits.You may eat your breakfast in a hurry to get to school on time.Or you may not have time for a good lunch.It may seem easy to finish your supper with fish and chips all the time.But you will find yourself tired during these days and you can not think quickly.
Watching what you eat will help keep your body healthy and strong.It is also good to take some exercise.It will help you eat more if you take a walk or play games in the open air.Having a good eating habit with some exercise is the key to your health.
7.How many main food groups are mentioned in the passage? ______
8.Which of the following diets do you think is the best one? ______
A. Eggs,tomatoes and chicken.
B. Milk,bread,cabbages and beef.
C. Corn,fish,cream and pork.
D. Rice,bean curd,apples,fish and chicken.
9.Which of the following is a good eating habit? ______
A. Going to school without any breakfast.
B. Eating fish and chips for supper all the time.
C. Finishing your lunch in a very short time.
D. Having at least one food from all the four groups each meal.
10.In this passage the writer mainly tells us that ______ .
A. every person needs food to grow well
B. taking exercise can keep your body strong
C. right kind of food with exercise will keep you healthy
D. enough energy helps people think more quickly
11.According to the passage,which is NOT TRUE? ______
A. Each meal should have at least one food from each main group.
B. It will help you eat more if you take a walk or play games in the open air.
C. Having a good eating habit with some exercise is very important for your health.
D. It is good to finish your breakfast in a very short time.
people ask their friends or doctors: how can I lose weight? And many of them are often told: if you exercise, you will lose weight; ------which is one of the most widely accepted ideas in our culture. As a doctor, I exercise all the time, but I still have got fat that hangs over my belt when I sit. Why isn’t all the exercise getting rid of it?
It’s another question many of us may ask. More than 35 million Americans now belong to a health club, up from 23 million in 1993. We spend some $19 billion a year on gym memberships. Of course, some people join and never go. Still, as one major study —the Minnesota Heart Survey —found, more of us at least say we exercise regularly.
And yet obesity figures have risen sharply in the same period: a third of Americans are obese, and another third count as overweight by the Federal Government’s definition. Yes, it’s entirely possible that those of us who regularly go to the gym would weigh even more if we exercised less. But like many other people, I get hungry after I exercise, so I often eat more on the days I work out than on the days I don’t. Could exercise actually be keeping me from losing weight?
The popular belief that exercise is essential for weight control is actually fairly new. As recently as the 1960s, doctors routinely advised against too much exercise, particularly for older adults who could injure themselves. Today doctors encourage even their oldest patients to exercise, which is sound advice for many reasons: People who regularly exercise are at significantly lower risk for all manner of diseases — those of the heart in particular. They less often develop cancer and many other illnesses. But the past few years of obesity research show that the role of exercise in weight loss has been wildly over-evaluated.
“In general, for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless,” says Eric Ravussin, exercise researcher at Louisiana State University. Many recent studies have found that exercise isn’t as important in helping people lose weight as you hear so regularly in gym advertisements or on shows like The Biggest Loser —or from magazines like this one.
12.Which title is the most suitable one for this article? ______
A. Overweight Is Not Good for You
B. Exercise Won’t Make You Thin
C. Gym Is Part of American Lifestyle
D. A Health Problem in America
13.Which statement is correct? ______
A. Some Americans join a health club but never take exercise there
B. The number of overweight people has doubled since 1993 in US
C. More than 35 million Americans now go to the gym regularly
D. Most Americans waste too much money each year on sports
14.From the passage, we know that exercise ____.
A. has long been believed to be good for older adults
B. is not properly advertised as a way to lose weight
C. was never recognized as an effective way to lose weight
D. is not useful at all
15.According to the passage, why do people gain weight? ______
A. Because they have the habit of going to the gym regularly
B. Because they eat the same food when they do not exercise
C. Because they exercise less than required by doctors
D. Because they eat more after they exercise
16.What can be inferred from the passage? ______
A. Most Americans are overweight.
B. Very few people in America are overweight.
C. The author takes exercise all the time so he is very slim now.
D. The author takes exercise all the time but it doesn’t make him lose weight
Home schooling nowadays becomes more popular. Home schooling is the education of children taught at home, typically by parents but sometimes by tutors, rather than in a formal setting of public or private school. The advantages of home schooling are plentiful, including the ability to create a positive learning environment without the danger and distractions of public school. What’s more, parents could stay with their children together for more time. However, home schooling also has disadvantages.
First, home schooling may lead to students less communication with others. As we all know, the students who learn in public schools may find a lot of friends. When they meet difficulties, they can get help from others. But as for the students studying at home, the only persons they meet are their parents or tutors. It is certainly true that the children will have less interaction with their peers than those who attend public school on a regular basis.
Second, home schooling may make children not know how to cooperate with others. Children who learn at home always stay with their parents or tutors. When they meet difficulties, they are always turning to and depending on their parents. But the children in public schools may know how to solve the problem with their friends.
What’s more, home schooling may cost much more money than public school. If the parents want to take on the responsibility of educating their children themselves, it’s up to them to finance the entire experience. Learning materials, computer software and books that are otherwise paid for by the public school are needed, in addition to the regular school supplies all parents must purchase for their children. Considering that the parent doing the home schooling is unlikely to manage a full-time job on the side, these expenses are tough for some families to meet.
17.What is one of the benefits of home education?