词汇：记住： memorize 培养性格：character-training
坚持：stick to 刷牙：brush our teeth
Getting up early is a good habit.
A Different View
At age 14, 15 and 16, the way we looked was the most important thing in the world to us. My friends and I wanted nothing less than perfection.
In high school, we joined the gymnastics team, and our 1 became even more important to us. We had no fat, only muscle. On the weekends, we would go to the beach, 2of our flat stomachs.
One summer day, all my friends were at my house 3. At one point, I was running back to the pool. I 4 on a bee, and while it was dying under my foot, it stung(蛰) me. I instantly started to feel 5. That night, I began to run a high fever and my leg and foot were red, hot and swollen. I couldn't walk. I could barely 6. When my foot started to go numb, everyone became more 7. My foot was not getting enough blood. I had to go to the 8, and my leg hurt as if it were badly broken. I couldn't move. All I could do was think about how soft my waist was becoming. That 9 me more than any concern over my leg.
That would all 10 when I heard the doctors mention possibly cutting off my foot. It was still not getting the 11 supply it needed. The doctors would have to speed up their treatment.
Never before had I had such great 12 for my foot. And walking seemed like a 13from the gods. Less and less would I want to hear my friends talk about 14 and who was wearing what. More and more I expected visits from other kids in the hospital, who were quickly becoming my friends.
One girl came to visit me 15. Every time she came, she brought flowers. She was recovering from cancer and felt she should come back and 16 the other patients.
She still had no hair, and she was swollen from medications she had been taking. I would not have given this girl a second 17 before. I now loved every inch of her and looked forward to her 18.
Finally, I was improving and soon I went home. My leg was still swollen, 19 I was walking, and I had my foot! When I would go back to the hospital, I often saw my friend. She was still visiting people and 20 good cheer. I thought if even there was an angel on this earth, it had to be her.（1）A 、brains B 、bodies C 、grades D 、clothes（2）A 、proud B 、sure C 、ashamed D 、tired（3）A 、dancing B 、chatting C 、swimming D 、jogging（4）A 、focused B 、took C 、held D 、stepped（5）A 、upset B 、anxious C 、fearful D 、sick（6）A 、stand B 、run C 、jump D 、rest（7）A 、interested B 、relieved C 、concerned D 、surprised（8）A 、beach B 、gym C 、school D 、hospital（9）A 、troubled B 、impressed C 、blamed D 、shocked（10）A 、happen B 、change C 、help D 、bother（11）A 、nutrition B 、time C 、air D 、blood（12）A 、devotion B 、appreciation C 、observation D 、admiration（13）A 、treat B 、gift C 、promise D 、hand（14）A 、gymnastics B 、homework C 、movies D 、appointment（15）A 、suddenly B 、eventually C 、regularly D 、recently（16）A 、advise B 、serve C 、encourage D 、instruct（17）A 、thought B 、glance C 、choice D 、chance（18）A 、flowers B 、ideas C 、visits D 、words（19）A 、so B 、then C 、for D 、but（20）A 、spreading B 、gaining C 、enjoying D 、discovering
Parents should help their children understand money.So you may start talking about money when your child shows an interest in buying things, candy or toys, for example. Tell them the basic use of money. Begin explaining the use of money by showing how people buy things. If your child wants to have a toy, give him the money and let him hand the money to the saleswoman.When your child grows a bit older and understands the use of money, you can start explaining more ways of using money. Give them money lessons.If you must say no to a child's request to spend money, explain, “You have to make a choice between this and that toy.”You can show your child how to make choices between different brands（牌子） of a product so that you can save money.If he chooses the cheaper brand, allow him to buy other things with the money saved.
A. Make wise decision.
B. Tell them the value of money.
C. Allow the child to choose between them.
D. Tell your child why he can or cannot have certain things.
E. Ask yourself what things that cost money are most important to you.
F. Talk about how the money bought the thing after you leave the toy store.
G. The best time to teach a child anything about money is when he shows an interest.
Paulie received a remote control car, some clothes, and a collection of action figures for his birthday. But what he really wanted was this video game he had been asking for. Only Granddad's present was to come, so, with two fingers on each hand crossed tightly, he hoped.
“Here you go you little whippersnapper.”
“Thanks,” said Paulie, ripping the wrapping clean off the present.
His face dropped; all he got was a drawing pad, and an old, used, wooden pencil.
Now that there is a magic pencil,” said Granddad.
Paulie looked sceptical.
“It brings imagination to life,” said Granddad, prodding(戳一下)his nose secretly.
Later that night, Paulie was sent to bed. But he couldn't sleep. He wished he had his game to play, but he didn't. So he got up, took out his pad and “magic” pencil, and started to draw.
Paulie drew a monster. He then drew a castle for the monster to attack, and he added a princess, as they are always in castles. Paulie figured the monster wanted to eat the princess as her dress made her look like a birthday cake.
Then he drew a knight(骑士), as knights always rescue princesses.
Then something magical happened. Paulie was sucked into this paper world.
Paulie now stood looking down at the castle. A knight was charging at him. So, with his mighty(有劲儿的)arm, he hit the knight right hard out of the picture. Then he ate the princess.
Paulie soon found himself back in his bedroom. He looked at the paper; on it was a drawing of the monster. It was licking(舔)its finger, with a big smile. Paulie smiled back.
Paulie didn't want his game anymore. He realised this short but thick pencil and paper could take him anywhere.(1)、When Paulie opened his grandpa's present, he felt .A、puzzled B、excited C、disappointed D、angry(2)、Paulie couldn't fall asleep because he .A、was still expecting his birthday present B、was too excited with his birthday present C、didn't know how to enjoy his birthday present D、didn't get the gift he had been expecting(3)、In the end, Paulie .A、changed his opinion on a fairy story B、fell in love with his granddad's present C、understood why he didn't like his presents D、went anywhere with his pad and pen
Good health is the most valuable thing a person can have, but one cannot take good health for granted. It is important to remember that the body needs proper care in order to be healthy. There are three things that a person can do to help stay in good shape: eat right food, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly.
Proper nutrition is important for good health. Your body cannot work well unless it receives the proper kind of “fuel”. Don't eat too much food with lots of sugar and fat. Eat plenty of foods high in protein (蛋白质) , like meat, fish, eggs and nuts. Vegetables and fruits are very important because they provide necessary vitamins and minerals. However, don't overeat. It is not helpful to be overweight.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is also important. If you don't get enough sleep, you feel tired and easily get angry. You have no energy. Over a long period of time a little amount of sleep may even result in a change of personality. Be sure to allow yourself from seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you do, your body will feel strong and refreshed, and your mind will be sharp.
Finally, get plenty of exercise. Exercise firms the body, strengthens the muscles, and prevents you from gaining weight. It also improves your heart and lungs. If you follow a regular exercise program, you will probably increase your life-span (寿命).Any kind of exercise is good. Most sports are excellent for keeping the body in good shapes: basketball, swimming, bicycling, running and so on are good examples. Sports are not only good for your body, but they are enjoyable and interesting, too.
If everybody were to eat the right foods get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, the world would be a happier and healthier place. We would all live to be much older and wiser.(1)、According to the passage,_________.A、if we were healthy, we could spend our days in doing things with less sleep B、one can eat a lot to stay in good shape C、one needn't take any exercise if he is healthy D、we should always keep fit(2)、Eating more and sleeping less________.A、can keep healthy B、is no good for you C、gets you more energy D、will keep your personality(3)、The writer explains ________in this passage.A、how to eat B、the importance of doing exercise C、how to keep healthy D、what to eat(4)、The title of the article should be___________ .A、Eating and Exercising B、How Vitamins Work in Man's Body C、Staying Healthy D、Sleeping Well
Read the following three posts from the website, ifonly.com, and answer the questions that follow.
CJ, 31, social worker
I wish I had given the plain-looking guys a second chance while I was at school. I always went for handsome, athletic types. So, where am I today? Married to a good-looking fool. A handsome man who has no heart, no sympathy, and no love for anyone but himself. I sometimes visit my family back in my hometown and occasionally I run into old classmates --- the plain-looking guys. And what do I see now? Very intelligent, warm, funny men who are everything I want, but will never have in a husband.
Mia, 22, photographer
When I was at school I played in most of the school sports teams. I remember one year our football team had to win the last game to get into the finals. Three minutes of the game left and we needed to score. I got control of the ball and ran towards the goal. Our captain was right next to me shouting “go on, take a shot”. But I panicked and passed the ball to her. She shot and missed. If only I hadn't passed the ball. I knew immediately that if I had taken the shot I would have scored. Ever since that game I've always taken every opportunity I could.
Ben, 52, mechanic
I wish I had listened to my parents more when I was a teenager. Thinking back, I find they gave me lots of good advice, but I ignored everything they said. I thought they were old and didn't know anything. Now I have got two teenagers of my own and realize how right they were.
If I had listened to them, I might have made some better decisions in my life. I would have gone to university and probably waited a bit before I got married. I hope my daughters will listen to me more than I listened to my parents.(1)、Which of the following might be the best title for the first post?A、A missed opportunity B、Plain-looking guys C、Classmates know best D、Beauty is only skin deep(2)、When Ben was a teenager, he __________.A、was determined to go to university B、often turned to his parents for advice C、looked up to everything that his parents said D、thought he could make good decisions for himself(3)、According to the passage, what are people most likely to share on the website, ifonly.com?A、Greetings. B、Regrets. C、School life. D、Original ideas
- 7、After _______ into more than 50 languages, SpongeBob SquarePants, also simply _______ as SpongeBob has earned numerous awards including four Emmy Awards.A、translating; being referred to B、having been translated; referring to C、translated; referring to D、being translated; referred to
- 8、They buried _____ dead and took _____ wounded people to the hospital at once.A、a; the B、the; the C、the; a D、不填; the
- 9、He was in hospital for six months. He felt as if he was _____ from the outside world.A、cut out B、cut off C、cut up D、cut down
- 10、— When did you go to bed last night?
— I didn't go to bed my father got home.A、while B、after C、when D、until
- 11、Only when he conquered his inner fear a newfound sense of accomplishment and self-confidence.A、did he gain B、he had gained C、he gained D、has he gained
- 12、—Why does the lake smell terrible?
—Because large quantities of water ________.A、have polluted B、is being polluted C、has been polluted D、have been polluted
- 13、 I want to tell you is the deep love and respect I have for my parents.A、That B、Which C、Whether D、What
- 14、The number of people, who have access to their own cars, ______ sharply in the past decade.A、rose B、is rising C、have risen D、has risen
- 15、Bob made a promise to the manager ________ the work would all be finished on time.A、that B、what C、which D、whether
- 16、假如你是李夏。你看到美国留学生Sharon 在网上发贴，.希望有人能帮助她提高普通话（Mandarin）水平，她可以教英语作为回报。请根据以下提示用英语给她写一封电子邮件。
This is Li Xia. I learned from your post that you want to improve your Mandarin. ……
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Most students go to Internet bars play video games, that takes much of their precious time. Some students even stayed in Internet bars day and night, forgot their studies. No doubt these students will finally end up with them bright future destroyed. Furthermore, some student log onto unhealthy websites accidentally. And they are finally absorbed to the excitement of read unhealthy stories or watching dirty videos. All these are harmful for the teenagers and if this is not controlled or the use of the Internet is not proper guided, some of them will go the wrong way.
If this 13-year-old American boy succeeds in his effort (climb) Mount Everest, he has modest ambitions — pick a small piece of rock from the top of the world as a memento (纪念品 ) and wear it in a necklace.
"I will not sell it or give it to anyone. It is something for (me) to say 'this is a rock from the summit', ” Jordan Romero from California, told reporters in Kathmandu. He left the mountain on Sunday.
If he (succeed), Romero will become youngest climber to scale the 8,850 meters Everest summit. (current) a 16-year-old Nepali boy, Temba Tsheri Sherpa, holds the record of being the world 's youngest climber of Mount Everest. But Romero said he was not after (set) climbing records.
Romero said Mount Qomolangma was part of his goal to climb the highest mountains on all seven (continent).
"It is just a goal,” he (say) confidently. "If I don't succeed I am okay. I will try again.”
Romero has already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mount McKinley in Alaska among others.
"I know it requires a lot of (patient). I will remain patient. I want to stay safe and make right choice, "Romero said.
The world always makes way for the dreamer
When I was nine years old, I lived in a small town. I found an ad for selling greeting cards in the back of a children's magazine. I thought to myself I could do this, so I begged my mother to let me send for the kit (卡片盒). Two weeks later when the kit arrived, I took the cards and ran out of the house. Three hours later, I returned home with no 1 and a pocket full of money. A 2 was born.
When I was twelve years old, my father took me to 3 Zig Ziegler. I remember listening to Mr. Ziegler who raised everyone's 4 up to the ceiling. I left there feeling like I could do anything. I wanted to be a speaker just like Mr. Ziegler. Then a 5 was born. Recently, I began pursuing my dream of 6 others.
After working for many years in the company, I decided to 7 my secure position after attending a sales meeting. The vice-president of our company made a speech that 8 my life. He asked us, “9 an angel could realize your three wishes, what would they be?” After giving us a moment to 10 the three wishes, he then asked us, “Why do you need an angel?” I would 11 forget the encouragement it gave me at that moment. I 12 that I didn't need an angel's help to become a great speaker.
Having made that decision, I was immediately 13. My husband was laid off from his job just one week after I 14 my job. We had recently bought a new house and needed both 15 to pay the monthly mortgage (按揭贷款). I even planned to turn back to my 16 company, knowing they wanted me to stay but I was 17 that if I went back, I would never leave. I decided I still wanted to 18 forward rather than end up with a mouth full of “if onlys” later on. A motivational speaker was born.
When I firmly 19 my dream, the miracles really began to happen. In a short period my husband found a better job. And I was able to get a lot of 20 engagements. I discovered the unbelievable power of dreams.（1）A 、cover B 、tool C 、card D 、magazine（2）A 、salesperson B 、advertiser C 、designer D 、collector（3）A 、help B 、see C 、hug D 、encourage（4）A 、height B 、senses C 、Voice D 、spirits（5）A 、concept B 、memory C 、dream D 、chance（6）A 、controlling B 、entertaining C 、challenging D 、motivating（7）A 、leave B 、gain C 、pursue D 、question（8）A 、prevented B 、ruined C 、changed D 、studied（9）A 、If B 、Although C 、Unless D 、Before（10）A 、give up B 、look into C 、carry out D 、write down（11）A 、never B 、seldom C 、always D 、sometimes（12）A 、argued B 、realized C 、expected D 、imagined（13）A 、improved B 、criticized C 、tested D 、accepted（14）A 、knew B 、quit C 、offered D 、created（15）A 、ideas B 、confidence C 、energy D 、incomes（16）A 、ideal B 、former C 、official D 、secure（17）A 、optimistic B 、certain C 、sensitive D 、generous（18）A 、touch B 、sit C 、manage D 、move（19）A 、stuck to B 、adjusted to C 、returned to D 、objected to（20）A 、selling B 、operating C 、speaking D 、publishing
Secret codes (密码) keep messages private. Banks, companies, and government agencies use secret codes in doing business, especially when information is sent by computer.
People have used secret codes for thousands of years. Code breaking never lags (落后) far behind code making. The science of creating and reading coded messages is called cryptography.
There are three main types of cryptography. For example, the first letters of “My elephant eats too many eels” spell out the hidden message “Meet me.”
You might represent each letter with a number, for example. Let's number the letters of the alphabet, in order, from 1 to 26. If we substitute a number for each letter, the message “Meet me” would read “13 5 5 20 13 5.”
A code uses symbols to replace words, phrases, or sentences. To read the message of a real code, you must have a code book. For example, “bridge” might stand for “meet” and “out” might stand for “me.” The message “Bridge out” would actually mean “Meet me.” However, it is also hard to keep a code book secret for long. So codes must be changed frequently.
A. It is very hard to break a code without the code book.
B. In any language, some letters are used more than others.
C. Only people who know the keyword can read the message.
D. As long as there have been codes, people have tried to break them.
E. You can hide a message by having the first letters of each word spell it out.
F. With a code book, you might write down words that would stand for other words.
G. Another way to hide a message is to use symbols to stand for specific letters of the alphabet.