Coffee is an(importance) part of Italian culture. I have drunk a lot of it since I arrived here six months ago. The coffee culture in Italy is (complete) different from that in the UK. In Italy, when you order cup of coffee in a cafe, you are presented with a tiny, bitter espresso (浓咖啡).
Takeaway coffee is very popular among the British, but it is not common in Italy, especially in those (area) where there are few tourists. Generally, people in Italy prefer to drink their tiny coffee while they are standing at the bar. For many of (they), this short break is a part of their day.
Breakfast in a bar in Italy (include) a coffee and a pastry (糕点).Cappuccinos (卡布奇诺咖啡)are very popular at breakfast. A cup of cappuccino is the perfect way of (start) the day for me. I think it's nice for people (go) to a bar to have a coffee for breakfast before work.
Finally, a thing has been found by me is that coffee in Italy is much cheaper. That means in Italy it is possible to go out for coffee every day spending much money.
Teenagers do not always agree with adults. But in a program in New York, adults and teenagers live together in a friendly way.
Each summer 200 teenagers and 50 adults are invited to join the program. Every- one in the group works for seven hours a day. They not only keep busy, but also find meaning and happiness in work. Some teenagers work in the forest or on the farm. Some learn to make things like tables and chairs.
There are a few free hours each day, and weekends are free, too. During the free hours, some of the teenagers learn to take photos or paint pictures. Some sit around and talk, sing or dance. All in all, each teenager has his own way to spend his free time. In this pro- gram the teenagers and the adults make the rules together. If someone breaks a rule, they will talk about it and ask: "What should we do about it?"
One teenager talks about his experience. "You stop thinking only about yourself. "
A. You learn to think about the group.
B. They, at times, have their own opinions.
C. Teenagers and adults talk with each other.
D. The adults will teach them to make other things too.
E. Proper rules are necessary while people live together.
F. Some teenagers don't know how to spend their free time.
G. They live together for two months as members of a work group.
I was a young newspaper reporter, and I wanted to succeed. My first 1 was in Latin America. It was almost my last job.
I had not 2 to stay in the village of Zacate, 3 it had been raining hard for a whole day. So I had to stay there.
I found people there full of 4 . This village was at the foot of a volcano (火山). It was becoming more 5. Men, women and children came to the square. A few helped each other and went out of town to get as far away from the volcano as possible, with large and full 6 in their hands. Suddenly, I felt a strong 7. The villagers in the square 8 as soon as they felt the earthquake.
Suddenly, I saw black smoke 9 down the side of the mountain towards the village. Trees and grass 10 up in a second. The volcano was coming so 11 that in less than a minute the roads to the villages were 12 . All I could do was watch and 13. Suddenly, my landlord (房东) cried out, "Look!" He 14 to a small hill. The lava (岩浆) was not coming over it but 15 on each side of the 16, leaving the village center 17. For a time, at least, we were 18, unless the lava grew much and bigger.
My landlord gave me a wet blanket to cover myself to avoid the 19 and we poured water over our heads to cool ourselves. We could hardly breathe (呼吸) because of the heat and the 20 of the burning houses. Thanks to my landlord, I survived the volcano.（1）A 、friend B 、Job C 、voyage D 、shopping（2）A 、planned B 、disagreed C 、hated D 、refused（3）A 、so B 、if C 、or D 、but（4）A 、happiness B 、fear C 、determination D 、power（5）A 、comfortable B 、weak C 、active D 、calm（6）A 、flowers B 、umbrellas C 、books D 、packs（7）A 、flood B 、earthquake C 、cold D 、fire（8）A 、ran away B 、laughed C 、stopped D 、sat down（9）A 、rolling B 、disappearing C 、lying D 、settling（10）A 、grew B 、gave C 、burned D 、came（11）A 、gradually B 、frequently C 、fast D 、late（12）A 、put off B 、cut off C 、built up D 、fixed up（13）A 、wait B 、read C 、sleep D 、relax（14）A 、returned B 、added C 、got D 、pointed（15）A 、recovering B 、resting C 、seeking D 、flowing（16）A 、elevator B 、farm C 、village D 、street（17）A 、unimportant B 、unusual C 、uncrowded D 、undamaged（18）A 、dangerous B 、warm C 、safe D 、kind（19）A 、lightning B 、heat C 、partner D 、enemy（20）A 、smoke B 、color C 、size D 、noise
On Tuesday. Google announced a new feature (特点) for the Google Assistant. People can send reminders to friends and family on their phone or their Google Home equipment.
Google has named the new feature Assignable Reminders. Here's how the new Assignable Reminders feature works with Google Assistant.
You start off by simply starting the Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google" or by whatever shortcut (快捷键) you have set on your phone. After this, you can tell Google Assistant to remind someone of something at a certain time.
This feature will also be feasible on the Google Home smart speaker, or a smart display which works with Google Assistant. The person receiving the reminder can also replay the reminder by asking Google Assistant to show them a list of all their reminders.
These reminders can only be sent to people who are already listed as family in your Google account (账户) or people who are linked (连接) and voice-matched to the same Google Home equipment.
Another feature built within Assignable Reminders is the ability to set reminders based on someone's place. For example, you can set a reminder for friends to buy you something from a store as soon as they reach there.
Assignable Reminders will be put into use in the next few weeks in the U.S. , the U.K, and Australia.(1)、What's the new feature for the Google Assistant?A、Linking to more people. B、Sending pictures to the family. C、Reminding someone of something on the phone. D、Answering a phone call for people.(2)、What can replace the underlined word "feasible" in paragraph 4?A、free B、lost C、made D、used(3)、Who can receive your reminders besides those listed in your Google account?A、Those who have ever sent reminders. B、Those who know the Google Assistant. C、Those who are using Google Home equipment. D、Those who are linked to the same Google Home equipment.(4)、What's the text mainly about?A、A feature of Google Assistant. B、Reminders will be put into use soon. C、Reminding someone to do something in time. D、Using the "Voice Match" to recognize the voice.
We are the CEOs. We are the head designers. We are the top engineers. We are the senior creators. We are the inventors. We are the only maker of our own happiness.
However, we still have learned that people's views on happiness often change with many outside things. Some people smile happily beside their new cars and homes. Students feel excited when they get better grades. Babies laugh loudly when they get new toys. Maybe true happiness has been lost in these things.
How could we have allowed ourselves to be cheated for so long? Something outside may give us happiness, but what directs us to real happiness is inner (内在的) spirit.
Our spirit is so easily broken, yet it is the single strongest thing we own. Why do people with terrible diseases still smile? Why do those with a broken heart still find joy? The inner spirit is powerful, and it is the only thing on earth that can be broken into pieces but can perfectly mend itself with time. Think about those who suffer a lot but still feel happy. Their inner spirit is very strong.
Our inner spirit will be the greatest gift that we give ourselves. It is our compass (指南针) to happiness, but we are the tour guides.(1)、What is the author's view about happiness?A、It can be bought from others. B、It has been lost. C、We create it ourselves. D、It belongs to successful persons.(2)、What does paragraph 2 mainly talk about?A、Babies want to buy more toys. B、People like smiling beside their new cars. C、Students feel happy after getting good grades. D、People's views on happiness change with outside things.(3)、What is the guide to getting happiness according to the author?A、A compass. B、People's inner spirit. C、Other people's views. D、Things people can buy.(4)、Why does the author mention those who suffer a lot but still feel happy?A、To stress the power of inner spirit. B、To introduce the direction of happiness. C、To explain the importance of happiness. D、To tell readers the meaning of the joy.
It has been a year since I found out my friend had passed away. I still store his phone number, even though I know calling the number will never reach him again. I feel like if I deleted (删除) his phone number, it would mean he was really gone.
Over the past few years, we have planned to travel together just to see the dolphins in the sea. However, for some reasons it didn't happen, yet I always took his calls over the years. We shared a lot of interests.
When I knew that he had been diagnosed (诊断) with a very serious illness and was in hospital, I remembered sending messages to him. I did not receive a message back, so I left a voicemail. A week later, I sent him a message once again. However, I still didn't get a reply. I thought he was busy. During the next several months I was very busy, too. Suddenly, in that mid-summer, I received a short message: "Sorry, Marlynn, He has passed away."
I was very sad and surprised at the words. I was very sad and regretful. I regretted that I let the months pass without trying again. I worked with many people who had also lost their best friends. The sadness is often unspeakable. There is guilt (内疚), helplessness and sadness that is difficult to put into words.
Now I try to be grateful for the times and memories we have. I realize the best thing that we can do is value the ones we love.(1)、What do we know about the writer's friend?A、He lived by himself. B、He deleted the writer's phone number. C、He has gone to a far-away city. D、He has been dead for a year.(2)、What did the writer do when he didn't receive her friend's message?A、She telephoned him. B、She left a voice message to him. C、She wrote to him a week later. D、She visited him right away.(3)、What does the author want to express in paragraph 4?A、Her hard working experience. B、People's attitude towards life. C、Her sadness of losing friends. D、Her surprise at her friend's illness.(4)、What can be the best title for the text?A、Never Regret B、Value the Ones We Love C、A Friend with Illness D、Be Grateful for the Future Time
There's so much to see and do in the coolest little capital. Here's our list of the top 5 must dos when you visit Wellington.
Enjoy 360° views from the top of Mount Victoria
Get a full view of the city and a great photo at the Mount Victoria Lookout. Watch the ships sailing in and plane taking off from Wellington Airport.
Ride the historic Wellington Cable Car
The Cable Car is a Wellington mark. It runs from Lambton Quay up to Kelburn. At its top, there's a lookout, the Cable Car Museum, and Space Place at Carter Observatory.
Check out our world famous movie-making magic
Get into the imagination and the skills of artists behind some of the world's most wonderful movies at the Weta Cave mini-museum, where you can find yourself in the world of the movie--- The Lord of the Rings.
Have a close touch at Wellington Zoo
Do you want to hand-feed a giraffe, play with a group of meerkats (猫鼬) or touch a cheetah's (猜豹) fur? All are possible at Wellington Zoo, the best little zoo in the world.
Discover our stories at Te Papa
The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, is fascinating and fun for any age. The exhibits (展览) tell stories about each side of New Zealand in new and exciting ways. By the way, you can enter the Te papa museum for free.(1)、Where can visitors have a full view of Wellington?A、At the Weta Cave mini-museum. B、At the Mount Victoria Lookout. C、At Wellington Zoo. D、At Te Papa.(2)、Which tourist attraction can be entered for free?A、The Te Papa museum. B、The Cable Car Museum. C、Wellington Zoo. D、The Weta Cave mini-museum.(3)、Who will probably be interested in the Wata Cave mini-museum?A、People who love nature. B、People who love history. C、People who love movies D、People who love animals.(4)、Where does this text probably come from? .A、A health newspaper. B、A science textbook. C、A travel website. D、A fashion magazine.
When I was six years old, I was a innocent and lovely girl. One day, my father asked me, "How can fish only live in water?" I thought about it with cautions and then replied, "That's because there is some cats on the bank." My father said, "Although your answer sounds a little ridiculous, but I think you are smart." I was happy to hear them then. Maybe it seemed an amused answer then. But now, I think it is benefit to me. And now I am smart. I dare said I could have a happy childhood just owing my parents' love for me.
Since 1949 when the People's Republic of China (establish), and especially since 1978, China's transformation from a traditional （agriculture）society to a modern industrial society has been greatly accelarated by a rapid industrial restructuring. China's industrial structure developed according to the objective of industrialization, aimed at the proportion(比例)of agriculture declining ceaselessly, and the proportion of the industrial and service sector increasing continually. (current), the industrial goods produced in China all range from capital goods to consumption goods.
China's factory outputs extend from textiles (纺织业) to railway, planes and computers. China is the largest producer of inexpensive cotton textiles in the world and exports large (quantity) of textiles and clothes. Food processing is very important, and much farm produce is exported. Other industrial products (include)television sets, bicycles, cars, trucks and washing machines are expanding in the world.
China has become industrialized country to some extent. The auto and the housing industry, in the process of industrialization have developed by leaps and bounds. The most important export products are machinery and electric equipment, the most important import products are raw materials. In recent years, China's industry(compete) internationally, and as a result, the (develop)of the country's industry is increasingly influenced by international economic environments.
I think it is safe to say that happiness is the king of emotions. Everyone wants to talk about how to get it, ways to prolong it and the benefits associated with it. Not surprisingly, negative emotions are considered to be bad. But bad feelings can be a valuable way to arouse you to take action. In fact, they can be a surprising source of personal growth by doing the following things.
Recognize what you are feeling. There are going to be times when the negative emotions are just temporary. However, if it happens on a frequent basis, your mind is trying to tell you something and you need to handle it.
Once you recognize the negative emotion you are feeling, you need to understand just what is behind it. The trouble is that often the cause of your bad feelings might be hard to see. Is it your home life, work, friends, unrealized dreams or various other frustrations? Take your time figuring it out and get to the root of what is causing the negative emotion.
Take correct action. In some cases, it might be easy. If someone consistently makes you angry, you can just avoid them. In many other cases, you might need to take even bolder(大胆的) action. Hopefully you have a different opinion on negative emotions now. They are not things designed to only make your life miserable.
A. Understand the causes.
B. Action is the real cause of pain.
C. Acknowledge your true feelings.
D. They are to be avoided at all costs.
E. What they really are is a signal for change.
F. Everyone feels a little down every once in a while.
G. An example of that would be ending a failing marriage or quitting your job.
It started four years ago. My wife would see a 1 man near where she worked. It was the week before Christmas and she said she wanted to purchase a new coat for him because his coat was 2. We don't have a lot of 3. We are really a step away from being homeless in rags most months but we try to 4 when we can.
We talked and found a way to get some money together to 5 him a coat. I 6 that since we were giving a coat to him, we should look at what else he might 7. We decided to fill a 8 with some useful 9 things—a toothbrush, soap, clothes, a hat, gloves and some food. A small gift and Christmas card was put in it as well.
We haven't had money to exchange 10 for birthdays or Christmas for many years, too. It feels wonderful to have someone 11 you at Christmas but I've always been a little 12 when friends ask "What did you get for Christmas?" It always makes my wife feel bad that she can't 13 to give me anything and I feel the same. So I would 14 and say she bought me this thing or that. But that year we could say we 15 something to others instead and that's 16 what happened.
People asked and we said what we did. They also wanted to help the following 17 and we made ten more backpacks the following Christmas, and this year we really 18 the gifts.
I still can't afford to buy my wife some gifts to 19 on Christmas day, but the 20 we feel makes up for it ten times!（1）A 、sick B 、homeless C 、generous D 、energetic（2）A 、loose B 、large C 、shabby D 、tight（3）A 、money B 、power C 、time D 、trouble（4）A 、recover B 、bargain C 、escape D 、help（5）A 、buy B 、make C 、show D 、lend（6）A 、commanded B 、warned C 、regretted D 、insisted（7）A 、ignore B 、need C 、dislike D 、store（8）A 、backpack B 、room C 、suitcase D 、car（9）A 、left B 、external C 、daily D 、cheap（10）A 、principles B 、gifts C 、opinions D 、congratulations（11）A 、rely on B 、turn to C 、think of D 、stand for（12）A 、embarrassed B 、contradictory C 、pleased D 、content（13）A 、expect B 、reject C 、wait D 、afford（14）A 、admit B 、lie C 、debate D 、disagree（15）A 、compared B 、exposed C 、presented D 、sold（16）A 、exactly B 、hardly C 、finally D 、briefly（17）A 、season B 、month C 、day D 、year（18）A 、removed B 、replaced C 、added D 、decorated（19）A 、wear B 、open C 、eat D 、judge（20）A 、peace B 、sorrow C 、attitude D 、joy
The dangers of drowsy (昏昏欲睡) driving have been widely known. Now several companies have developed face-tracking technology that can tell when drivers become dangerously sleepy.
Here is how it might work: A camera in your car monitors your facial expression, compares it to a database of expressions and determines if you are likely sleepy or distracted. The car then alerts you to pay attention or pull over.
Affectiva has developed emotion recognition technology that aims to detect when people are just starting to get tired. The idea is to catch the warning signs before drowsiness really strikes. "Actually, when someone is drowsy, that is too late." Gabi, vice president of Affectiva said. "What if you can see trends in someone's face about five minutes before they become sleepy?" Affectiva's program can recognize seven different emotions and 15 facial expressions. Its standards were developed by sifting (筛选) through a database of 4 million faces from 75 counties, said Zijderveld. She suggested that carmakers could coordinate (协调) the program's facial recognition data with oral reminders, such as sound warnings, or (nonverbal) alerts, like a change of temperature and vibrations (continuous slight shaking movements).
Eyeris is another company working in facial analytics. Modar Alaoui, the company's CEO, said that its software detects "eye openness" in addition to other facial indicators. The software can also read head position, which may indicate when someone begins to nod off.
These technologies aren't the first attempt to fight drowsiness behind the wheel. Inventors came up with the similar device "sleeper beeper" to prevent sleep in cars back in 1983. The sleeper beeper was attached to a driver's ear and would issue a noisy warning when the driver's head nodded past a certain point. But the latest software would intervene (干涉) earlier and more effectively.(1)、The camera in the car can determine if a driver is ________.A、near-sighted B、absent-minded C、bad-tempered D、cold-blooded(2)、When will drivers be reminded to pay attention or pull over by the face-tracking technology?A、When they are drowsy. B、When they are really tired. C、Five minutes after they become sleepy. D、When they are just beginning to get tired.(3)、It is most likely that the "sleeper beeper" would send out a warning by ________.A、making noise B、shaking slightly C、flashing brilliantly D、changing temperature(4)、What is the main idea of the text?A、The dangers of drowsy driving have been widely known. B、Inventors have tried out the similar device "sleeper beeper". C、Several companies have found some ways to fight drowsiness behind the wheel. D、Face-t racking technology for drowsy driving has been developed by several companies.
In the space of just two years, the app Douyin, created by Beijing-based company ByteDance, has gathered more than half a billion users—around 40%of them outside China—who share short videos of themselves lip-syncing (假唱), cooking, dancing or just being silly. What sets ByteDance apart is its success in the social media category, which is controlled by Facebook, Twitter and Snap—all Western companies.
ByteDance calls itself an artificial intelligence company. It uses machine learning and algorithms (算法) to figure out what people like most and give them more of what they want to see. On Douyin, people can edit and beautify 15-second videos before posting them online. The app has even made a phrase to describe people glued to their customized feeds: "shua Douyin" or "scrolling through Douyin". Last year, the company released TikTok, the overseas version of Douyin. ByteDance's growing video empire has made it the world's fifth biggest app maker. ByteDance says TikTok and Douyin together have more than 500 million monthly active users.
Investors like ByteDance because its hundreds of millions of users attract a lot of advertising money. The video apps are lucrative because they attract a lot of users in their teens and 20s, who are more generous with the money. ByteDance also makes money through income sharing deals. People on TikTok, for example, can buy digital coins to give to other people on the app—like throwing money in a performer's tip jar. ByteDance takes a cut of those earnings.
ByteDance's founder and CEO is Zhang Yiming, a 35-year-old former Microsoft employee. People who have worked with Zhang describe him as someone who thinks deeply about technology and spends much of his free time writing code.
Like Facebook and Twitter, ByteDance is also battling fake news and inappropriate content. ByteDance promises to add thousands more employees to review content on Douyin.(1)、What makes ByteDance so special?A、Its app challenges similar companies' rule in Western world. B、It is the biggest artificial intelligence company on the earth. C、It invented the social media app initially in the world. D、It has controlled Facebook, Twitter and Snap.(2)、Why is Douyin so popular?A、It is a new generation hi-tech product. B、It has both home and overseas version. C、It is easy and totally free to operate online. D、It meets the demand of people individually.(3)、How does ByteDance make a profit?A、By charging the users. B、By charging the advertisement. C、By forcing the users to donate. D、By selling its artificial intelligence.(4)、What can be the best title for the text?A、Douyin, a Popular App B、ByteDance, a Successful Company C、Facebook Together with Douyin Is Batting Fake News D、Twitter Is Helping Douyin Attract More Advertising Money
In the western Los Angeles sits the famous city of Hollywood, known as the global center of movie studios and film stars.
The Selig Film Manufacturing Company was the first major film company to come to Hollywood, shooting its first film entitled The Heart of A Race Tout in 1908. The next year the film company built the first permanent film studio.
Although electric lights existed at that time, none were powerful enough to adequately expose film. The best source of illumination for movie production was nature sunlight. Besides the sunny weather, film producers were also drawn to Hollywood because of its open spaces and wide variety of natural scenery.
Another reason was the distance of Southern California from New Jersey, which made it more difficult for Thomas Edison to enforce his film patents. At that time, Edison owned almost all the patents relevant to film production. As a result, in the East, movie producers acting independently out of Edison's Motion Picture Patents Company were often accused by Edison. But in Los Angeles, things were different. If he sent his men to California, word would usually reach Los Angeles before they did and the movie makers could escape to nearby Mexico.
In 1911, a second movie studio—Nestor Studios, was founded. At about the same time, many film production companies from New York and New Jersey started moving to sunny California because of the good weather.
The first Academy Awards presentation ceremony took place in 1929 in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets were $10 and there were 250 people attending the ceremony.
From about 1930, five major "Hollywood" movie studios in Hollywood, Paramount, RKO, 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros, owned almost all large theatres throughout the country for the exhibition of their movies. The period between the years 1927 to 1984 was considered the "Golden Age of Hollywood".(1)、The word "illumination" in the third paragraph can be replaced by ________.A、light B、story C、patent D、film(2)、According to the text, film producers were drawn to Hollywood for the following reasons EXCEPT ________.A、open spaces B、various scenery C、unique culture D、sunny weather(3)、What can we infer from paragraph 4?A、Thomas Edison moved his office to Hollywood to enforce his film patents. B、Movie producers working on the West Coast were never accused by Edison. C、Edison's Motion Picture Patents Company owned many studios in Hollywood. D、Movie makers in Los Angeles could work independently out of Edison's control.(4)、What do we know about the first Academy Awards presentation ceremony?A、It was held in a restaurant. B、There were 250 people receiving the awards. C、There were 250 people present at the ceremony. D、It was held by five major "Hollywood" movie studios.
If you have never been on a cruise (乘船游览), it can seem like its own world—with its own rules and secret language. So here we are going to lay out the very basics of going on a cruise.
Do I need a passport to go on a cruise?
You may need a passport, but you should take one anyway. Besides the fact that you are going to need an ID card to board the ship in the first place, a lot of ports require one.
How much luggage can I take on board?
For the most part, cruise ships aren't like planes—there isn't a strictly regulated amount of luggage you can take with you, and you are not going to be charged for bringing too much. Keep in mind that cabin storage space can be tight. Everything, including your empty luggage, is going to have to fit inside and you don't want to be tripping over it for your whole vacation.
Things like guns and knives are banned, but regulations vary from ship to ship about things like irons (generally a no) and hair dryers (generally a yes). Some ships allow you to bring a bottle of wine, but nearly all ban bringing your own hard alcohol.
What's the process for boarding a cruise ship?
Boarding a cruise ship is like boarding a plane—there are regulations or when to arrive, how to check-in, and what security you have to go through. Most cruise lines have transportation available from the airport; otherwise they normally own a paid parking lot where you can leave your car.(1)、What will you have to show when you board a ship in the first place?A、A credit card. B、A post card. C、An ID card. D、Luggage.(2)、What can you take when you are on a cruise?A、As much alcohol as you can. B、More luggage than on a plane. C、Less luggage than on a plane. D、As many guns and knives as you can.(3)、Where does the text probably come from?A、A storybook. B、A guidebook. C、A book review. D、A science report.
18、假设你是李华，你的英国朋友 Rachel 要来北京，其间他想参加中国传统文化方面的课程，来信 希望你能推荐一个课程. 请你给他回信，内容包括：
19、假如英语课上老师要求同桌之间交换修改作文，请你修改你同桌的以下作文，文中共有 10 处 语言错误，每句中最多有两处。每处错误仅涉及一个单词的增加，删除或修改。
How is everything going? Since you are interested in the shadow play, I'd like to introduce them to you.
As the traditional Chinese folk art, the shadow play has been existed in China for centuries. It dates back to the Han Dynasty, where Emperor Liu Che lost his beloved wife Li. Depressing about her death, he even ignores the state affairs, worrying his officials. Then they made a puppet with the image of Li but performed before the Emperor. He was too pleased that he asked them to spread the art form.
Unfortunately, it is becoming more attractive due to the impact of modern media. Both Chinese artists and the government are making joint efforts conserve the ancient art form.
If you want to know more, don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes.
It was my first trip to India, alone. One day, as I (walk) through a local market, a ten-year-old boy came over and begged me to buy a book,had the words "Interesting India" on its cover. I bought it,(think) that when I returned home it would remind me my wonderful Indian adventure. The book claimed that India's people were very welcoming of tourists, and never tried(cheat) them. As I read I felt deeply touched by these warm words.
Suddenly, a monkey came down from a nearby tree, snatched the book from my hand and took it away, along with my bag which contained all my belongings. I couldn't do anything but stand and stare. Then a man approached me and asked I wanted my belongings back. He said it would cost me five US dollars. I had no other choice (leave), so I agreed to pay, but only after my bag was returned.
He blew a whistle and the monkey (immediate) threw the bag down. I picked it up and gave him the money. I later learned that man made his living this way: tricking tourists.
This was the (bad) thing I ever experienced in "Interesting India".