The Hawaiian Islands
The “Big Island” of Hawaii is a paradise (天堂) playground where visitors can enjoy a popular lifestyle and at the same time, witness the attraction of nature thousands of square miles form a wonderland, featuring breathtaking beaches, forests, snow–covered mountains and amazing active volcanoes. A visit to Volcanoes National Park, which is described as a true wonder of the world, is a must. It is the state’s biggest attraction.
Seasons Resort Hualala from $ 205.00
Fairmont Orchid from $108.00
◎Sightseeing and Experiences
Circle Island Tour from $48.00
The beautiful landscape of Kauai has led to it being called the “Garden Isle”, but it is also referred to as the “Island of discovery”, and with good reason – a land of striking natural contrasts just waiting to be explored. Green mountains, a breathtaking coastline and white sand beaches combine to make this magical place one of the world’s most relaxing locations.
Hyatt Kauai from $ 101.00
Sheraton Kauai Resort from $ 79.00
Voted the “World’s Best Island”, Maui is widely regarded as one of the most romantic destinations on the earth.
It is known as the “Valley Isle” and was the ancient playground for Hawaiian royalty. The island is largely rural with a small and wonderful population and a host of attractions and nature wonders.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa from $ 87.00
Sheraton Maui from $ 99.00
Oahu has a unique rhythm, filling the air with sweet fragrances (香气), music and language from beaches and nightlife to rainforests and valleys. Adventure, romance, discovery – Oahu waits for you.
Halekulani from $ 121.00
Hilton Hawaiian Village from $ 73.00
◎Sightseeing and Experiences
Royal Circle Island Tour from $ 34.00
Paradise Cove Lu’au $ 44.00
Lanai in one of the smallest Hawaiian Island, yet it’s full of surprises. Known as the “Pineapple Isle”, it combines all the natural beauties ranging from the paradise of Shipwreck Beach to underwater sea caves.
Four seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay from $ 134.00
※ All prices are based on per person per night.
【小题1】For two adults spending two nights in one of the accommodations, they have to pay at least .
A. $73.00 B. $146.00 C. $136.00 D. $292.00
【小题2】According to the passage, the “Garden Isle” .
A. is the smallest of the Hawaiian Islands
B. is an island with a very small population
C. is a place to explore the land of nature
D. features beaches, forests and snow-covered mountains
【小题3】The passage is mainly intended to .
A. tell differences between islands in Hawaiian
B. provide a better understanding of the geography of Hawaiian
C. offer accommodation services to the tourists
D. attract people to make a visit to Hawaiian
Although being famous might sound like a dream come true, today’s star, feeling like zoo animals, face pressures that few of us can imagine. They are at the center of much of the world’s attention. Paparazzi camp outside their homes, cameras ready. Tabloids (小报) publish thrilling stories about their personal lives. Just imagine not being able to do anything without being photographed or interrupted for a signature.
According to psychologist Christina Villarreal, celebrities—famous people—worry constantly about their public appearance. Eventually, they start to lose track of who they really are, seeing themselves the way their fans imagine them, not as the people they were before everyone knew their names. “Over time,” Villarreal says, “they feel separated and alone.”
The phenomenon of tracking celebrities has been around for ages. In the 4th century B.C., painters followed Alexander the Great into battle, hoping to picture his victories for his admirers. When Charles Dickens visited America in the 19th century, his sold-out readings attracted thousands of fans, leading him to complain about his lack of privacy. Tabloids of the 1920s and 1930s ran articles about film-stars in much the same way that modern tabloids and websites do.
Being a public figure today, however, is a lot more difficult than it used to be. Superstars cannot move about without worrying about photographers with modern cameras. When they say something silly or do something ridiculous, there is always the Internet to spread the news in minutes and keep their “story” alive forever.
If fame is so troublesome, why aren’t all celebrities running away from it? The answer is there are still ways to deal with it. Some stars stay calm by surrounding themselves with trusted friends and family or by escaping to remote places away from big cities. They focus not on how famous they are but on what they love to do or whatever made them famous in the first place.
Sometimes a few celebrities can get a little justice. Still, even stars who enjoy full justice often complain about how hard their lives are. They are tired of being famous already.
【小题1】It can be learned from the passage that stars today___________.
A. are often misunderstood by the public
B. can no longer have their privacy protected
C. spend too much on their public appearance
D. care little about how they have come into fame
【小题2】 What is the main idea of Paragraph 3?
A. Great heroes of the past were generally admired.
B. The problem faced by celebrities has a long history.
C. Well-known actors are usually targets of tabloids.
D. Works of popular writers often have a lot of readers.
【小题3】What makes it much harder to be a celebrity today?
A. Availability of modern media.
B. Inadequate social recognition.
C. Lack of favorable chances.
D. Huge population of fans.
【小题4】What is the author’s attitude toward modern celebrity?
A. Sincere. B. Skeptical. C. Disapproving. D. Sympathetic.