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Big Messaging Apps Abroad

While WeChat is China’s biggest mobile messaging app, there are many similar apps in other countries that offer similar features.

WhatsApp (US)

Users: more than 300 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry

Features: Text chat, push-to-talk, file sharing, location sharing

With more than 300 million active users, WhatsApp is one of WeChat’s biggest competitors.

Developed by two ex-Yahoo employees in 2009, WhatsApp originally focused on text chat, but on Aug. 6 it also started push - to - talk service. It’s noted for its accessibility, ease of use and the absence of advertisements. The service is free for the first year, after which $ 0.99 (6. 06 yuan) is charged for a one –year subscription.

Kakao Talk (South Korea)

Users: more than 100 million

Platform: Android, iOS, windows Phone, BlackBerry and Bada (an operate system developed by Samsung)

Features: Text chat, group chat, push–to–talk, group calls, file sharing

With more than 100 million users in more than 230 countries, Kakao Talk is a multi - platform (多平台) texting application that allows users to send and receive messages for tree. With Kakao Talk, users can message each other one-on-one or in group chats with unlimited numbers of friends. You can also choose from more than 250 animated emoticons and share them with friends.

Line (Japan)

Users: more than 200 million

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and PC

Features: Text chat, group chat, push–to–talk, file sharing, location sharing, gaming, stickers

Line tops the list of the most downloaded free apps in 52 countries. Apart from text and voice messaging, Line provides its users with more than 250 original stickers and emotions to buy from its own shop. In the first quarter of 2013 alone, it made $ 17 million just from stickers. The popular app also allows friends to battle each other in the Line games.

1.The first paragraph of the passage is used to_____________________.

A. introduce the most unpopular mobile messaging apps in China

B. talk about new features in the latest mobile messaging apps

C. draw readers’ attention to various popular mobile messaging apps

D. explain how mobile messaging apps have become so popular

2.Compared with the other two apps, which of the following features makes Line stand out?

A. Push-to-talk.

B. Stickers .

C. File sharing.

D. Text and group chat.

3.One of the popular features of WhatsApp is that users_____________________.

A. can send and receive messages for free

B. can enjoy live video chats within groups

C. regularly set free stickers and emoticons

D. don’t need to worry about unwanted ads

 

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1.C 2.B 3.D 【解析】 本文是一篇广告布告类短文阅读。文章主要介绍了国外几个较大的移动交流应用软件。 1.推理判断题。根据第一段的内容可推知,第一段在文章中起导...
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With a wide smile, it was easy to see that even at the age of two, Kane liked to ______  with people very much. With wisdom of an individual, this boy even _____ the most complex of human emotions. Later I came to _______ that this child was sent to help some of us who weren’t just getting what love was all about.

Kane demanded attention, _____ not because of his mobility(移动能力)challenges or other apparent shortcomings. In his mind, he had no_____ or shortcomings. The_____ was that he received attention because he was alive and real and had so much to offer.

Kane _____ me in a deep way. His ability to refuse to be different has _____ me. Kane was and is _____ lots of warm and powerful energy to me. From him and his family I learnt the _____: love surpasses(超越)all things. I can only imagine that as the parent of a child like Kane one might be filled with____. But I believe that having a child like Kane is actually a(n) _____. The parents of such special babies are angels too, just as the babies are.

1.A. problem    B. reason    C. matter    D. pressure

2.A. hands    B. eyes    C. legs    D. arms

3.A. effect    B. comment    C. demand    D. look

4.A. similar    B. wonderful    C. practical    D. fair

5.A. irregular    B. difficult    C. different    D. terrible

6.A. go ahead    B. speed up    C. turn out    D. get around

7.A. invited    B. allowed    C. advised    D. caused

8.A. symbol    B. signal    C. center    D. mark

9.A. communicate    B. compare    C. agree    D. compete

10.A. reminded    B. understood    C. discovered    D. trusted

11.A. recognize    B. experience    C. imagine    D. realize

12.A. and    B. or    C. but    D. as

13.A. challenges    B. expectations    C. promises    D. chances

14.A. goal    B. result    C. possibility    D. truth

15.A. touched    B. stopped    C. caught    D. kept

16.A. puzzled    B. shocked    C. amused    D. inspired

17.A. even    B. yet    C. still    D. almost

18.A. lesson    B. subject    C. notice    D. skill

19.A. excitement    B. determination    C. anger    D. anxiety

20.A. ability    B. advantage    C. problem    D. exception

 


Suffering from chronic fatigue (慢性疲劳)? Read on to know how to deal with it.

Let your brain waves relax before sleep. If you want to feel energized in the morning, you need to change your evening and bed time routines. 1. Besides, stay away from your phone, laptop, TV and any device that gives off the blue light.

Never skip your meals. No matter how busy or depressed you are, never skip your meals, Have wholesome breakfast, a light lunch healthy snacks and a delicious dinner every single day.2.

Take a nap(小睡). If you are suffering from chronic fatigue and you have trouble surviving the afternoon, taking a nap (15-20 minutes) is a healthy wav.3. Or let your boss know that youneed to take a nap every afternoon due to health issue.

Give tea a try.4. However, since it has poor energy boosting properties, it is time to try something new. Earl Grey tea or black tea is a better option when it comes to energy-boosting drinks.

5. Taking a cold shower in the morning is an excellent way to wake yourself up and give yourself plenty of energy. However, if you have a weak immune system, this method is not for you. Drinking a glass of cold water as soon as you wake up is a safer way to pump your energy levels.

A. Choose ice water instead of a cold shower.

B. Increase your body’s oxygen.

C Coffee has always been a favorite morning drink for many people.

D. Ask your co-workers not to disturb you for 15 minutes.

E. Taking a deep breath and muscle-tensing exercise helps your enter a state of relaxation.

F. If your body doesn’t get enough nutrients, chronic fatigue is unavoidable.

G. Do not overload your brain with unnecessary stuff and avoid negative talks.