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For more than six million American children, coming home after school means coming home to an empty house. All of them have something common. They spend part of each day alone. They are called latchkey children, who look after (them) while their parents work.
Lynette Smith was once the headmaster of a school. She said, “We had a school rule against (wear) jewelry. A lot of kids had chains around their necks with keys fastened. I was (constant) telling them to put them inside their shirts. There were so many keys. It never came to my mind they meant.” Slowly, she learned they were house keys.
She and her husband began talking to the children. Fear is the (big) problem faced by children at home alone. One in each three latchkey children were scared. Many had nightmares and were worried about their own (safe).
The most common way latchkey children deal with their fears is by hiding. It might be in a shower still, under a bed in a closet. The second is TV. They'll often play it at high volumeSmiths learned it's hard to get statistics on latchkey children. Most parents are unwilling (admit) they leave their children alone.
Today is an excellent day for small improvements. It is no need to make a huge change, just a small one, something you can probably to do right now. If you learn just one more new words each day, in the next year you will increase our vocabulary by more than 300 words. Small improvements can add up to big achievements. Consider the work you do each day and thinking about how you can do it just a little bit better.
On a marathon race, each step the winner takes is just a little bit long and faster than each step taken by the others. That small difference add up in a big way. Do just a little bit more today, and tomorrow too, but each day after that. Anyone can make just a small improvement, and that can make big difference.
Here are some ways parents can use to encourage a healthy self-image in their children.
Teach what real value is. I think kids sometimes are confused about values. How valuable you are is not measured by how pretty you are on the outside.We were watching the Oscars and my 6-year-old son said, “She is so pretty,” and then quickly looked at me and said You are prettier, Mom.” And I said, “It's okay. There are many people prettier than me on the outside. I know that's not why you love me
Tell your kids about “the grass is always greener” syndrome. It is very easy for all of us to see the charm, whether it is in a famous singer or the most popular girl in the school. Do not think too highly of famous people.Maybe they have the same struggles, like wanting acceptance from peers.
Don't be afraid to have conversations with your child about how they're feeling about ads songs, etc. You are the parent!Take a stand and have confidence enough not to be followers and not to purchase clothing, music, or magazines that you don't believe send the right message to your children!
A. Use your mouth.
B. Be patient with your kids.
C. about what problems they might have.
D. It is important to teach children this from an early age.
E. Success is not measured by how famous you are, either.
F. Girls tend to like famous singers while boys prefer sports stars.
G In fact, kids of all ages want and need boundaries from you.
A company in San Francisco, California, has found a way to turn used plastic bottles into women's shoes.
Every day, millions of Americans drink water and other liquids from plastic bottles. More than 60 million of them are thrown away each day. Many of the plastic bottles end up in landfills or are burned with other waste products.
A San Francisco start-up company called Rothy's, however, turns this plastic waste into environmentally friendly shoes. Roth Martin is the company's co-founder. He explains how they turn plastic into soft material for women's feet. They take the plastic, clean it, and break it down into small pieces. Then they press them through a device that makes soft fibers. Those fibers are then combined together. This is done by a 3D machine. It is designed to reduce waste while making the shoes. The knitted stuff and the inner part of the shoe are then attached to the shoe's outer part, called the sole (鞋底). This outer sole is also made from environmentally friendly material: responsibly sourced no-carbon rubber.
Rothy's shoes are sold online. They are flat shoes, with either a rounded or pointed toe. They come in different colors and designs. They cost either $ 125 or $ 145 per pair, depending on the design. After American actress Gwyneth Paltrow discovered them last year, the demand for the shoes grew. Martin says there is no shortage of material to fill that demand. “We're not going to run out of water bottles any time soon. So we have a limitless supply of material, and I think that is a good sign for our future.” When the environmentally friendly shoes wear out, customers can return them at no cost to a company that uses the recycled materials to make other products.
For now, the shoes are only available to be shipped in the United States. However, the company says it will add international shipping in the near future.(1)、How are used plastic bottles usually dealt with?A、They are buried or burned. B、They are used to make shoes. C、They are changed into soft materials. D、They are returned to factories for reuse.(2)、What does the underlined word knitted in the third paragraph mean?A、Attached. B、Fixed. C、Combined. D、Repaired.(3)、Which of the following directly helped to increase the sales of Rothy's shoes?A、The design and color. B、The reasonable price. C、The company's advertisement. D、The star power of Gwyneth Paltrow.(4)、What is the purpose of the text?A、To advertise a new kind of shoes. B、To describe the process of making shoes. C、To introduce a new way of recycling plastic waste. D、To stress the importance of environmental protection.
Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, the largest global gaming provider and the operator of QQ, an instant messaging software service, has launched a series of scientific exploration events aimed at encouraging young people to explore the outside world, instead of being continuously absorbed online.
“QQ has been in the market for 18 years, but it is not aging, and its application has become younger and trendier. We hope that more young Chinese can use the app to connect with different people and views worldwide. We never worry about losing game players. Instead, we hope that players can actually go out to learn more,” said Li Dan, general manager of marketing department of the social network group at Tencent.
China's gaming market netted (净赚) sales revenues of 218.96 billion yuan ( $33.75 billion) in 2017, jumping 23.1 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, the number of mobile gain players in China reached 462 million, adding 10 percent over the last year. According to Tencent the number of active users of QQ, who are 21 years old or younger, has been increasing, and they tend to use the app for a longer time.
Starting May 22 of last year, QQ organized free trips for young people to Galapagos, Namibia, Spain and the Antarctic, but it didn't reveal the specific amount it contributed to those trips. During each trip, it selected three to four participants from those who uploaded videos and made specific travel plans online. The finalists stand out with their clear video statements and their enthusiasm about going on adventures.
“Tencent's approach appears to be contradictory with its own interests. But, in fact, this is consistent with the company's long-term growth strategy and will promote its business by establishing a good social image,” said Neil Wang, president of consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in China.(1)、Tencent has launched a series of scientific exploration events to _______.A、bring in more profits B、increase the number of its game users C、make young Chinese use its app while exploring nature D、encourage youngsters to connect more with the outside world(2)、Which of the following is true according to the text?A、QQ was started in the early 1990s. B、Tencent is not worried about the loss of game users. C、The public knew how much Tencent spent on the exploring trips. D、The number of mobile game players in China last year was about 462 million.(3)、Those chosen to go on the trips by Tencent ________.A、are people from different age groups B、can be offered a chance to go abroad C、should upload videos to introduce themselves D、have to pay for their own food and accommodation(4)、From the last phragraph, we can infer the attitude of Neil Wang towards Tencent's approach is ________.A、approving B、critical C、unclear D、skeptical
Before we came to Canada in 1951, when I was three, my parents and I spent a year at refugee camp (难民营) in Austria. We had escaped from what was then called Czechoslovakia. My parents had already lost their livelihood once to the Nazi. Mummy was freed from the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen and spent the years after the war trying to find her family, only to discover she was the only survivor. She met my father in a small town outside Prague. They married and had me in 1948. When we arrived in Montreal, everything we owned was contained in an army trunk and a couple of army blankets. Mummy bought an old sewing machine and some inexpensive materials and using patterns in magazines, taught herself to sew. Her hands were always going, making something. She learned English by singing along to the hit song as she worked.
For me, high school was a lonely time. My mother worried that I'd never come out of my shell so she signed me up for classes at the Montreal Children's Theatre. That's where I found my voice with her strong faith in me, Mummy had opened a door. Although she was an educated woman, I never heard my mother said “This is what I gave up for you.” She was always there for my younger brother and me. When I sat in the kitchen with her, I felt safe. When she made soup or sewed a ballet costume for me, it was all a gift, a labor of love. She wanted to make us happy. For a long time, I had a picture hanging in the kitchen saying “Put your heart into it.” I grew up with that phrase. Mummy taught that lesson by example, and it has become my own work ethic(职业道德).(1)、What happened to the author's mother before they went to Canada?A、Her family didn't survive from the Nazi. B、She worked in the army during the war. C、She married the author's dad in Prague. D、Her family stayed in a refugee camp in Austria.(2)、Why did the mother sign the author up for classes at Montreal Children's Theatre?A、To satisfy the author's demand. B、To rid the author of her loneliness. C、To enable the author to learn to sing. D、To develop the author's talent for ballet.(3)、Which can best describe the author's mother?A、Traditional. B、Easy-going. C、Devoted. D、Proud.(4)、What would be the best title for the text?A、Mum's Inspiration B、A Special Ballet Costume C、The Cruelty of the Nazi D、Mum's Work Ethic
8、阅读理解The most anticipated films of 2018
Thanks to movies like Wolf Warrior 2, Never Say Die, Youth, The Fate of the Furious an Dangal, the 2017 box office gross (票房收入) has reached new heights. Meanwhile, audience have been fed up with Hollywood's long dependence on sequel (续集) films. A lack of origin stories has been criticized for a while.
As we embrace the new year, let's look to the future, and the most anticipated films in t following year.
Guardians of The Tomb
Country: China and Australia
Release Date: Jan 19, 2018
Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Li Bingbing, Kellan Lutz, Wu Zun, Kelsey Grammer
An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000-year-old nightmare — a secret that should have remained buried.
Monster Hunt 2
Release Date: Feb 16, 2018
Director: Raman Hui
Stars: Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Monster Hunt was a huge commercial success, breaking numerous box office records. The film took place in the distant past, when the human race existed alongside the Monster race. Monster Hunt 2 is the sequel of it.
Avengers: Infinity War
Country: United States Release
Date: May 4, 2018
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans
The upcoming American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, is the sequel to 2012's Marvel's the Avengers and 2015's Avengers.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Country: United States
Release Date: July 13, 2018
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade
This 3D animated cartoon movie, the sequel of Hotel Transylvania 2, is a fantasy-comedy for your whole family to enjoy.(1)、What the first two films have in common is that _______.A、they are produced by Chinese companies only B、they are sequels of their former ones C、they are released in the same month D、they are related to stories from the past(2)、A fan of Marvel Comics would probably go to see ________.A、Monster Hunt 2 B、Avengers: Infinity War C、Guardians of The Tomb D、Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation(3)、Which of the following is true about the film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation?A、Robert Downey Jr. stars in it. B、It is directed by Adam Sandler. C、It is suitable for the whole family to see. D、You can see it in the first half of the year.
Hitting heavily on the keys in frustration, I turned away from the piano, trying to fight the tears that were already welling up in my eyes. After an hour of 1 I still couldn't get the rhythm quite right on a Mozart piece that I had to 2 to my piano teacher the following day. It was frustrating to have spent such a( n)3 time on a piano song and still be unable to play the piece correctly. To me, the piece had at first seemed easy. But, no matter how4 I tried, I just couldn't seem to play it the way that it was 5 to be played.
I decided to take a 6.For the most part, after a little bit of work, I could 7 learn the song rather quickly. However, it was always that one song, which might have appeared simple but was8 that always annoyed me. These types of songs always made me 9myself whether I could be a pianist.
After having dinner, I decided to come back to the piano. Placing my10on the keys, I chose to play the piece slowly and carefully, paying attention to hitting the correct notes11 trying to play the piece quickly. Using this new method of practicing, I12 a great deal of patience, something that I often had13 with. Instead of thinking how hard the rhythm was, I thought about how I could 14myself, little by little. Finally, I could slowly see myself getting better.
15 I didn't even get the rhythm right until a week later. I also16 an important lesson—sometimes, baby steps are the best way to 17a goal. I'm an impatient person who likes to think that I can get18 by leaps and bounds. But, in the case of piano, I couldn't move forward and improve19 I slowed down, believed in myself, and took it one step 20.（1）A 、waiting B 、practicing C 、crying D 、singing（2）A 、contribute B 、donate C 、represent D 、present（3）A 、limited B 、extra C 、long D 、short（4）A 、hard B 、well C 、carefully D 、efficiently（5）A 、offered B 、supposed C 、designed D 、organized（6）A 、try B 、chance C 、breath D 、break（7）A 、usually B 、never C 、sometimes D 、occasionally（8）A 、important B 、difficult C 、necessary D 、useful（9）A 、ignore B 、regard C 、doubt D 、believe（10）A 、mind B 、fingers C 、notes D 、piece（11）A 、instead of B 、in spite of C 、as well as D 、in case of（12）A 、expressed B 、encouraged C 、evaluated D 、exercised（13）A 、confusion B 、contact C 、trouble D 、control（14）A 、adjust B 、persuade C 、comfort D 、improve（15）A 、However B 、Therefore C 、Otherwise D 、Moreover（16）A 、gave B 、missed C 、learned D 、taught（17）A 、set B 、identify C 、develop D 、reach（18）A 、somewhere B 、nowhere C 、wherever D 、everywhere（19）A 、as B 、until C 、when D 、if（20）A 、all the time B 、at times C 、at a time D 、at one time
You probably (hear) that all legends have a basis in fact. That may not be true, but this bizarre legends is.
Recently, the people of Switzerland began telling stories about a (mystery)figure who walked through the Maules Forest (wear)camouflage (伪装)and a gas mask. For ten years, there was no evidence this figure existed; just a few eye witness accounts in the newspapers. According to those (account), he didn't show any signs of being dangerous or malicious, but he sure was creepy. With no concrete evidence of his existence, the figure remained in the realm of folklore. People began calling him"the ghost of Maules" or"Le Loyon. "In 2013his existence was proven whenpedestrian took the photograph of Le Loyon. A few months later, his gas mask and camouflage coat appeared in the woods,a strange note hinting that he was harmless and could no longer stand (view)as some kind of monster. Whether Le Loyon actually committed suicide or simply abandoned his persona and wandering habits (remain) unknown. These are some of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of all time.
My village lie in the mountains in southwest China. Although the climate and landscape are pleased, people lead a tough life there. At the beginning of the 21stcentury, the government began to attach great importance to its development, under the influence of that, people's living condition began to improve. A lot of roads were built and plenty of trade centers were newly found, which made them convenient to develop economy. What's more, great many students were admitted into famous universities. In a word, thank to the government's support, great changes have been taken place in the past few years. My village takes up a new look now.
Stress is so common that many people choose to ignore it. But without right management, stress can be something much more serious They allow you to continue living your life in a healthy, happy manner.
The stress-relief technique that pretty much everyone's heard of, the act of breathing nonetheless remains an important point as any when it comes to cooling down the angry blood that's raging (发怒)around your body
Scribble (涂写) your feelings onto a piece of paper. They don't even have to make sense. Just punch (按键) away at your computer on a day-to-day basis for five or ten minutes, and you might be surprised at how light, and carefree you feel afterwards.
Laughing allows us to take in a momentous supply of fresh oxygen from the air, stimulating (刺激) the muscles and providing our system with some healthy shock treatment that eases tension brought on by stress. Laughing is something we need to do everyday to stay healthy, and is a great way to keep the bad effects of stress at bay.
Sleep is absolutely essential for avoiding high stress levels. Everyone needs good amounts of rest, and by remaining glued (寸步不离) to a computer screen for the entire day without taking a break, your body will suffer the consequences, and stress will rise as a result
C. Stress can build up in anyone.
D. Listed here are 4 ways to cope with stress.
E. Type away at your desk and channel your emotions into your hard-drive.
F. Taking along, deep breath to calm yourself is medically proven to be beneficial.
G. Take frequent breaks away from the screen, get some sleep, and see your stress ease up,
Having a learning disability doesn't mean you can't learn, but you'll need some help and need to work extra hard. If you have a learning disability such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, remember that you are not slow or stupid.
Learning disabilities can be genetic. That means they can be passed down in families through the genes. But kids today have an advantage over their parents. Learning experts now know a lot more about the brain and how learning works, and it's easier for kids to get the help they need.
Dyslexia is a learning disability hat means a kid has a lot of trouble reading and writing. Kids who have trouble with math may have dyscalculia. Other kids may have language disorders, meaning they have trouble understanding language and understanding what they read.
It can be confusing, though. What qualifies as “trouble" enough to be diagnosed as a learning disability? Reading, doing math, and writing letters may be tough for lots of kids at first. But when those troubles don't fade away and it's really difficult to make any progress, it's possible that the kid has a learning disability.
Finding out you have a learning disability can be upsetting. You might feel different from everyone else. But the truth is that learning disabilities are pretty common. And if your learning specialist or psychologist has figured out which one you're facing, you're on the right track. Now, you can start getting the help you need to do better in school.
But for this special help to really work, you'll need to practice the new skills you're leaning. It may take a lot of efforts every day. That can be a challenge, but you can do it Soon, you'll enjoy the results of all your hard work: more fun and success at school.(1)、What do we know about learning disability?A、It is a physical disease. B、It can be treated by doctors. C、It happens to children who are lazy. D、It gets you into trouble when learning a subject.(2)、Children are likely to have a learning disability .A、if their parents have the same problem B、if they are not interested in a subject C、if they don't get help in time D、if they don't work hard(3)、How can you know if you have a learning disability?A、Your teacher says you are a slow student. B、You can't make progress after hard work. C、You have trouble with some lessons at first. D、Your learning style is different from others.(4)、What's the main purpose of the text?A、To find out the reasons for the learning disability. B、To get parents to know more about their children. C、To help people know and handle learning disability. D、To ask teachers to help students with learning disability.
Many people want to grow their own garden, but they simply do not have the room. Do not worry. There is a solution. Consider container gardening.
The great thing about container gardening is that you can use a variety of different containers. You simply have to use your imagination. You could create a beautiful garden with things such as cement blocks, hanging baskets, clay pots, or window boxes. There are so many options when it comes to container gardening; it is only limited by your imagination.
Of course, you will want to take the following into consideration when you are ready to begin container gardening, in order for it to be successful.
First, you should avoid any containers that have been used to store chemicals, as well as treated wood. This could lead to the sudden death of your flowers and lead to the failure of your container gardening.
With any container that you choose, you need to ensure that it allows the water in it to drain when necessary. So it may be essential for you to create holes in the container to help this along. You should also make sure the containers are placed on a raised surface, not upon the floor, to ensure the best possible drainage.
Ensure that the containers you choose are appropriate in size for the plants you choose. You need to prevent the roots from overgrowing the container.
If you like fresh veggies, you could consider container gardening with vegetables. This requires a process that differs from that of flower gardening. Talk to an employee at a supply store in your area. They can help you choose the right containers for the vegetables you are wishing to grow.(1)、Which of the following may be improper materials for container gardening?A、Clay pots. B、Cement blocks. C、Treated wood. D、Window boxes.(2)、What docs the underlined word "drain" in Paragraph 5 mean?A、To flow away. B、To give off. C、To pour down. D、To hold back.(3)、Compared to flower gardening, what do we know about vegetable gardening?A、It seems much easier. B、It requires more time, C、It demands more water. D、It needs special containers.(4)、Who may be interested in the text?A、Farmers who are good at gardening. B、Citizens who enjoy gardening. C、Children who like outdoor activities. D、People who have a big yard.
On a cool morning, Wilson Kasaine heads out along a dirt path in southern Kenya. His calmness makes it easy to forget that he's tracking one of the most dangerous animals in the world. Kasaine is tracking lions—especially one lion called Marti, who is the real-life Lion King of Selenkay Conservancy.
Tracking lions on foot may sound like a death wish, but Kasaine has been doing it for most of his life. Born into a traditional Maasai family he quickly grew to understand the beauty and danger of wildlife. Living with big wild animals forces him to develop a good sense of where they have been and where they may be going. During his 12-kilometer walks to and from school, he learned how to tell the paw prints (爪印)of a lion from those of other animals.
Growing up, Kasaine knew that improving his tracking abilities would help him avoid surprise meetings with dangerous animals. For many Maasai, tracking is mainly a matter of self-protection. But Kasaine is tracking lions to meet them and to protect them. He leads a small group of wide-eyed tourists over the red sandy path, searching for the lion that has left upon it his prints.
Each year, thousands of tourists crowd Kenya's national parks to try to have a look at the"big five”; elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, buffaloes and lions. The international draw of these animals matters a lot because the nation's economy is tied to the protection of its wildlife. If Kenya's wildlife disappears, so does its second-largest source of income.
Wildlife protection efforts in Kenya meant marking off land exclusively(专门地)for animals. But it also meant that the people who had originally lived in the area were forced to leave their land and into smaller surrounding areas. They are also finding it increasingly hard to keep a traditional Maasai lifestyle. But people are glad that it really makes a difference to wildlife protection.(1)、How did Kasaine track lions?A、By working together with tourists. B、By running after them all the time. C、By going to school every day. D、By studying their paw prints.(2)、What can we learn from Paragraph 4?A、Maasai people are born animal lovers. B、Tourism is a big threat to Kenya's wildlife. C、Kenya benefits a lot from its wildlife protection. D、Small animals are not included in their protection policy.(3)、What does the underlined word "it”in the last paragraph refer to?A、Kenya's economic development. B、People's leaving their original homes. C、Kenya's second-largest income source. D、Kenyan people's traditional Maasai lifestyle.(4)、What is the best title for the text?A、Wildlife protection in Kenya B、Meeting a dangerous animal C、Wilson Kasaine's wise choice D、Learning to live with lions
17、阅读理解The CLF Art Cafe, Peckham
Playing different kinds of music, it has a night to serve most tastes. As one of the leading places for the creative arts, the building is full of friendly but crazy students and young people devoted to having a good time. But for those who aren't interested in making the ceiling sweat, there is an open-air rooftop, monthly plays and regular showings of films.
In the heart of London's shopping center lies one of the flagships for a student night out in London. After showing their Student IDs, students head down into the basement (地下室) of the Roxy where they are thrown into a group of young people from all backgrounds and countries. Whether for a few drinks and a chat or a dance along to the sound of the latest hits, the Roxy's half-priced cocktail (鸡尾酒) will make sure you are satisfied.
Bar Kick, Shoreditch
For students who are very busy and have forgotten how to relax, keep yourself focused while you play a game of table football. Put yourself into the crowd of bars and clubs Shoreditch has to offer, Bar Kick presents students with a quiet evening. At street level, it seems like any other bar. Heading downstairs you'll find almost a dozen football tables replacing the dance floor, giving it a competitive edge to an evening away from school work.
The Court, Tottenham Court Road
For an affordable meal and drinks on a Sunday before a week of stress, head over to The Court. Combining the perfect combination of traditional pub comforts with student prices, the central London pub offers a quiet place as you catch up with classmates and forget about the stresses of being a student,(1)、Which seems to be a wise pick for a quiet student with a tight budget?A、The CLF Art Cafe B、The Court C、Bar Kick D、Roxy(2)、According to the text, what do we know about Roxy?A、It mainly appeals to foreign students. B、It lies far from London's downtown. C、It requires customers' proof of identity. D、It offers customers service at half price.(3)、What makes Bar Kick different from the other three bars mentioned?A、It has a dance floor made of special material. B、It is a place for people to enjoy quietness. C、It looks different from others in the street. D、It provides table games for its customers,
I grew up in a small town. There was a man named Joe, who was uneducated and couldn't talk1. He was good natured but not very smart,2every one teased him.
One day when was sitting on the porch, he came walking by, I was about 12 and thought it would make me 3grown up to play jokes on him as some 4did.
He asked what I was doing, I told him that my father had 5his job and that we were short of money. I could see my friends nearby6so I went on with the7.From his8 expression, I'm convinced that I had fooled him 9.
I knew he lived a 10life with low income, so it was funny when he asked11we needed anything. I told him that we didn't know if we would have enough to12he replied "you poor thing. "
That night I heard the door13softly. I thought it was the wind whipping against the door, so I 14it. The next morning I found a small box of food outside my house, I knew it was from Bob. I looked into the box of canned food with15in my eyes. I felt ashamed for taking advantage of his 16towards me, I 17the whole story to my father and said I wanted to return the box. My father scolded me and 18that I keep the box; otherwise it would hurt Joe's feelings.
Although the good was not19 I knew Joe gave the best he had. I did not20the gift.（1）A 、smoothly B 、loudly C 、publicly D 、honestly（2）A 、if B 、when C 、so D 、but（3）A 、appear B 、sound C 、smell（4）A 、peers B 、teenagers C 、adults D 、idiots（5）A 、found B 、lost C 、quitted D 、changed（6）A 、playing B 、cheering C 、smiling D 、laughing（7）A 、report B 、story C 、tale D 、legend（8）A 、doubtful B 、impatient C 、puzzled D 、concerned（9）A 、absolutely B 、easily C 、completely D 、finally（10）A 、happy B 、expensive C 、simple D 、tough（11）A 、how B 、whether C 、why D 、that（12）A 、drink B 、spend C 、wear D 、eat（13）A 、knocked at B 、broken into C 、tom down D 、closed up（14）A 、opened B 、shut C 、ignored D 、locked（15）A 、thanks B 、fear C 、tears D 、pride（16）A 、stupidity B 、kindness C 、love D 、sympathy（17）A 、confessed B 、translated C 、repeated D 、recommended（18）A 、suggested B 、insisted C 、ordered D 、decided（19）A 、fresh B 、cheap C 、valuable D 、tasty（20）A 、appreciate B 、give C 、cherish D 、deserve
In 1940, four teenage boys and their dog were walking through woodland close to Lascaux, when their dog suddenly disappeared. The boys searched all around. They came to a cave and looked into the cave could see nothing.
A few days later, the boys returned to the cave. They could hardly believe eyes. In the weak lamplight, the boys saw red horses and cows, and black bulls and deer charging across the walls of the cave, which looked so (frighten) that the boys jumped back in fear. Little did the boys know that they had made one of the most important(discover) of that century.
The Famous Lascaux Caves consist of a large hole and series of connecting caves, with a natural water system. The paintings there were an especially important find because they are so numerous and so well preserved. After a few years, the caves were opened a tourist attraction, and 1,200 people per day came to the site(admire) the paintings (fortunate), many visitors resulted in changes in the cave's atmosphere, and green algae (水藻) began to grow around the walls. Since then, the caves (close) to the public in an effort to conserve the fragile paintings in this precious underground site.
Today, the caves have computer-controlled air-conditioning and are inspected daily. Scientists hope that these precautions will prevent any(far) damage to the paintings.