1、 Try to develop a little more critical (think), instead of accepting everything.
2、 We meet (regular) to discuss the progress of the project.
3、 To my (amazing), he was able to recite the whole poem from memory.
4、 He is quietly (confidence) that there will be no problems this time.
5、 As long as you work hard enough, there will be (end) opportunities for improving yourself.
6、 (acquire) knowledge, we have to read as much as possible.
7、 Of equal (important) are the social skills, which help you get along well with your schoolmates.
8、 The company is preparing for zero (grow) this year due to the COVID-19.
9、 Teaching young children is a (challenge) and rewarding job.
10、 A school has honoured one of its brightest and most (promise) former pupils.
Changes in a teen's physical and cognitive（认知的）development come with big changes in their relationships with family and friends. Teens want more (independent) and more emotional distance between them and their parents. A teen's focus often changes to social interactions and friendships.
During the teens, a much (deep) understanding of one's self occurs. Teens start to learn to work out problems on (they) own. With more reasoning and intuitive（直觉的）abilities, teens start to face new responsibilities and to enjoy their thoughts and actions. Teens start to have thoughts and fantasies about their future and adult life.
Teens spend more time with friends. They report feeling more understood and accepted by their friends. Less and less time (spend) with parents and other family (member).
Close friendships tend to develop between teens with similar interests and social classes. While childhood friendships tend to be based commom activities， teen friendships expand(扩大）to include similarities in attitudes,values,and
(share) activties.Teen friendshipps also tend to focus on educational interests. Especially for girls, close, intimate（亲密的）, self-disclosing conversations with friends help to explore identities and define one's sense of self. The friendships of teen boys tend to be less intimate those of girls. Boys are more likely to form an alliance（结盟）with a group of friends accept each other's worth through actions and deeds rather than (person) sharing.
There was a girl who could do anything she wanted. All she had to do was to choose something and 1 So, one day she sat down and began to 2 . Every stroke (笔画）was more perfect than the next. When she finished painting, she stared 3 at her work and smiled.
It was obvious that she had a 4 . She was an artist. But a few moments after she finished painting. she got 5 and quickly stood up. Because she realized that 6 she had the ability to do anything she 7 to do, she was simply spending all her time painting.
She felt like there was so much more in the world to see and do-so many 8 . And if she decided to do something else, then all the time she spent painting would be a 9 So she walked out the door.
She had to choose one thing to do out of all the possibilities in the world. Should she practice medicine? Or design buildings? She was 10
Twenty-five years later, the girl began to cry. She 11 that over the years she had become so enamored (迷恋) of everything that she could do that she hadn't done anything 12 at all. And she learned, at last, that life isn't about 13 —anything is possible. Life is about making a decision.
So the girl continued painting through the day and into the night，because she had 14 made a decision.And there was still some 15 to enjoy the magic that life is all about.（1）A 、 focus B 、 wait C 、 buy D 、 wish（2）A 、 teach B 、 smile C 、 design D 、 paint（3）A 、 coldly B 、 curiously C 、 proudly D 、 directly（4）A 、 mistake B 、 gift C 、 task D 、 chance（5）A 、 excited B 、 worried C 、 tired D 、 famous（6）A 、 unless B 、 if C 、 because D 、 while（7）A 、 forgot B 、 wanted C 、 refused D 、 agreed（8）A 、 choices B 、 ways C 、 reasons D 、 places（9）A 、 mess B 、 change C 、 lie D 、 waste（10）A 、sorry B 、 pleased C 、 confused D 、 amazed（11）A 、 wondered B 、 predicted C 、 accepted D 、 realized（12）A 、 interesting B 、 different C 、 meaningful D 、 cheerful（13）A 、 purpose B 、 possibility C 、 discovery D 、 support（14）A 、 quickly B 、 hopefully C 、 finally D 、 probably（15）A 、 space B 、 money C 、 power D 、 time
Teenagers hate being treated like children, but don't expect them to be teenagers. but parents trying to encourage these changes often do more harm than good.
For example, you and the rest of your family are heading up to the mall for a few hours. , so you decide not to encourage her to come with you. It seems like a very respectful thing to take into account her feelings, but when you return she is unhappy. . She could have been caught up in a friend drama or some other kind of drama, or she could be feeling hurt. , but maybe you should have at least talked with her about it. Even knowing that you wanted to spend time with her would probably have made her feel good.
Some people may say that it is unreasonable for parents to allow their children to ask for constant (不断的) attention, but spending 30 extra seconds to make sure your children know you care about them only allows them to have a part of the self-worth they are so lacking (缺乏) at this time in their lives.
Expecting them to be emotionally distant (疏远)from you only strengthens the idea that they should be. . When they need a break from the high school soap opera, you will both be glad you didn't close that door.
A. So you are trying to be supportive
B. Actively listen to her and say as little as possible
C. Maybe she really didn't want to go to the mall with you
D. Your daughter doesn't want to be seen with you in public
E. Many things could have gone wrong while you were away
F. Always give them the choice to be an independent teen or your baby girl
G. They are growing up and may want to change things about their habits or activities
"Helicopter (直升机) parenting" describes a style of raising children where parents are over-protective and do too much. The term describes parents who hover over their kids at home and on the playground like a helicopter. Today, modern technology allows these helicopter parents to hover from even far away. They can give their children directions at any moment from anywhere.
Julie Lythcott-Haims wrote a book titled How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success. In her book, she gives readers a closer look at this parenting style. She also explains why parents should stop it.
Julie Lythcott-Haims says she experienced the effects of helicopter parenting first-hand when she worked as dean of first-year students at Stanford University. The incoming students, or freshmen, she says, were very smart and accomplished on paper. But many were unable to take care of themselves. "They were turning to parents constantly for guidance, for problem-solving, to have them make the choice about something."
Lythcott-Haims warns this kind of parenting has many short-term wins but long-term costs that harm the child. She uses an area common to most children--a playground. Lythcott-Haims suggests letting your child get a little hurt.
"If you do your child's homework, it will be perfect. That is what she calls the short-term win. The long-term cost is that your child may not feel capable. And he does not become a determined learner, meaning he will give up easily when faced with a difficult problem to solve." So what can parents do if they want to break the over-parenting "helicopter" cycle? Reading Julie's book, you can follow some ways to stop hovering over your children.In a word, when kids have all the skills to take care of themselves, they will be prepared for adulthood.(1)、The underlined words "hover over" in Paragraph 1 probably mean "____".A、deal with B、fly over C、stare at D、circle around(2)、What does the "helicopter parent" believe?A、Short-term wins can harm the kids. B、Getting protection from parents is necessary. C、Trying to make decisions should be valued. D、Learning from failure is helping kids.(3)、What should parents do for their children based on Julie's study?A、Encourage them to do what they can do. B、Help them grow with parents' protection. C、Guide them in doing as parents do or say. D、Prevent them from playing on a playground.(4)、What would be the best title for the passage?A、How to Break the Over-Parenting Cycle B、How to Help Adults with Their Problems C、Helicopter Parenting Is Well Worth Trying D、Helping Children Too Much Is Hurting Them
Jack White is a 17-year-old student who has already published a collection of poetry with a local publisher. Jack believes switching (转) to an all-boys school from his coed (男女同校) high school changed his life.
"When I was at my coed school, poetry was for girls， not boys. Guys were supposed to like subjects like math, computers, and science. When I wrote poems, the guys at school used to make fun of me and girls didn't want to date me. At my new school, things are different. I don't worry what girls are thinking since there aren't any."
Jack may not realize that boys and girls also learn and think differently based on specific (具体的) biological developments. These differences affect how and when boys and girls learn, so single-sex education is actually better for children.
Take, for example, brain development. The areas of the brain related to language, feelings, physical coordination (协调), and social relationships, develop in a different order and speed in girls and boys. Research has shown that girls' brains develop the connections between language and emotions earlier than boys' brains. In a single-sex classroom, everyone's brain is developing at similar speeds, so teachers can teach according to their students' actual abilities.
Boys and girls also have different hearing abilities. Girls have a sense of hearing which is two to four times better than boys. Women teachers often speak more quietly, so boys may have more difficulty hearing a woman teacher if she is talking in her "normal" voice. The teacher needs to speak louder to get the boys' attention. In a single-sex school, teachers do not have to keep adjusting (调整) their voice.
Jack might not be aware of the biological arguments why single-sex education is better, but he realizes that he is learning faster at his new school. As Jack says, "I hated writing and studying English in my old coed school, but now I'm a published poet! My new school helped me become comfortable with who I really am. "(1)、What do we know about Jack's former school?A、It published Jack's poetry collection. B、It was a school attended by both sexes. C、It didn't provide native language classes. D、It discouraged students from writing poems.(2)、Why does the author say single-sex education is better for children?A、Girls are smarter than boys. B、Boys are easily attracted by girls. C、Girls have natural differences from boys. D、Boys and girls are good at different subjects.(3)、What will probably happen in a single-sex classroom?A、Students make progress at the same speed. B、Students learn to express themselves freely. C、Teachers speak louder to make themselves heard. D、Teachers match lesson plans with student abilities.(4)、Jack thinks that his new school has helped him to ____.A、raise awareness of education B、find confidence in learning C、improve ability to publish D、reduce chance of dating
I waited 14 years to do something that I should have done in my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day.
This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching my own classes. Being the High School Learning Coach, a new position for the school this year, my job is to work with teachers and administrators（管理人员） to improve students' learning outcomes.
As part of getting my feet wet, my principal suggested I "be" a student for a day: I was to complete all the work of a 10th-grade student. My task was to do everything the student was supposed to do: If there were notes on the board, I copied them as fast as I could into my notebook; if there was a chemistry experiment, I did it with my host student; if there was a test, I took it.
I could not believe how dog-tired I was after the day, because I literally sat down the whole day, except for walking to and from classes. We forget as teachers, because we are on our feet a lot — in front of the board, walking as we speak, circling around the room to check on student work... we move a lot.
But students almost never move, because in every class, the expectation was for us to come in, take our seats, and sit down for the whole class. Therefore, by the end of the day I was eager to move. I had planned to go back to my office and write down some notes on the day, but I was so exhausted that I couldn't do anything but watch TV and I was in bed by 8:30.
If I could do back and change my classes now, I would immediately change the following three things:
① mandatory stretch（强制伸展）halfway through the class;
② put a basketball hoop（篮筐）on the back of my door and encourage kids to play in the first and final minutes of class;
③ build a hands-on, move-around activity into every single class day.(1)、Why did the principal suggest the author do the task?A、To help the author with her new job. B、To allow the author to realize her dream. C、To let the author learn from other teachers. D、To test whether the author was a good coach.(2)、What was the author supposed to do in class?A、Instruct the students how to take notes. B、Find out what subject the students liked. C、Do what the students were required to do. D、Teach students to do chemical experiments.(3)、How did the author feel after the day?A、She lost interest in TV. B、She had pity for students. C、She felt unsatisfied with the school. D、She thought teachers move too much.(4)、What do the three changes have in common?A、They are after-class activities. B、They encourage students to love sports. C、They prevent students from sitting too long. D、They are good for both teachers and students.
Best Things to Do This Weekend on Long Island
Looking for activities on the weekend? We've rounded up some wonderful activities for you.
The acrobatic (杂技的) performance
Traditional Chinese acrobatics and circus (马戏团)arts go hand in hand at a performance of "Cirque Mei," 8 p.m. Saturday at the Patchogue Theatre.Mixing contemporary with traditional Chinese circus acts, the performers from the Hebei Province of China present collective bicycle skills, foot juggling with umbrellas, ladder balancing, and hoops diving. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
The return of Elvis
The "King of Rock and Roll" is in the spotlight once again during "Elvis Seen/ Unseen," at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 8 p.m. Sunday. The concert features never-before-seen video footage of Elvis Presley, and live music performed by the TCB Band.
The book signing
The award-winning actress and one of the hosts of "The View," whoopi Goldberg comes to Huntington to sign her new book, "The Unqualified Hostess," 7 p.m. Sunday. The book gives her personal advice including tips on entertaining, setting a unique table, and decorating for guests. Visitors must buy the book at Book Revue to get on the signing line.
INFO 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com
ADMISSION Free; S35 plus tax (税款) for the book
The Drip Painting workshop
The drip Painting family workshop for ages 4-12 teaches children how to express their feelings creatively through art, 10:00-11:30 am Saturday.Meet at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Rd.,for the workshop. Everyone leaves with a masterpiece (杰作) of their.own.
INFO 917-502-0790, imaginearted.com
ADMISSION $40(1)、Which number should you phone to learn more about the live rock concert?A、631-207-1313. B、516-247-5200. C、631-271-1442. D、917-502-0790.(2)、What do we know about the book signing?A、It allows people to enter free. B、It is held on a Sunday morning. C、It is inviting Whoopi Goldberg to make a speech. D、It is giving away some books by Whoopi Goldberg.(3)、Which of the following is just intended for children?A、The book signing. B、The return of Elvis. C、The acrobatic performance. D、The drip painting workshop.
Polly Goodman, 82-year-old, was a rich old woman. Her husband was a businessman and left her a large fortune after his death, so she had no problems supporting herself. The only problem was that her son who was a doctor busy with his work seldom had time to visit her, leaving her living lonely.
One day, Polly was walking along the beach, like she did every evening near her seaside house, when she noticed a young boy and his little sister playing there. As she was passing by them, she heard their mother calling out to them. "Corey! Daisy! Be careful! Stay away from the water!"
Polly noticed their mother resting on a bench, appearing sick and tired. The dark circles under her eyes were quite obvious, and she coughed frequently. Polly always had a desire to have a chat with someone. So she walked carefully towards the mother with a kind smile on her face.
"Hi, I'm Polly. I live by the beach." Polly said.
The mother looked up at Polly, feeling a little surprised. The mother told Polly she was Lydia and had worked as a waitress. Lydia further said that she and her children had only recently moved to that location because her children had always wanted to see the ocean. Then Lydia stopped to cough heavily. After she calmed down, it seemed she wanted to say something, but stopped as if there was something difficult to tell. Polly did not follow up, saying goodbye and left.
When Polly went to the beach the next day, she saw the kids again, but this time their mother wasn't with them. She observed them playing by themselves until late in the evening before heading home. The third day came and again the two kids played at the seaside until late in the evening, still without their mother's company. Then the elder brother was about to lead the sister back home. Out of curiosity and care Polly decided to follow them to their house.
Upon arrival, the kids invited Polly inside.
Polly took the mother to the hospital her son worked in.
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A comforting cup of tea is essential part of the day for hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Worldwide, three cups of tea (consume) for every cup of coffee. To fully appreciate the ancient roots of the herbal drink, a visit to the China National Tea Museum might be in order. The institution has a long history.
(locate) in Hangzhou, the museum occupies a parklike setting. Inside, various halls demonstrate the story of tea, its ceremonies and its tools. Records of tea drinking date far back as the tenth century B. C. in China. (origin) the leaves were baked into a brick, a part of could be broken off and made into a powder. Tea spread into northern China during the Tang Dynasty; by the Song Dynasty it (acquire) a loose-leaf production as well as the ceremonies that made (it) consumption an art form.
The art of tea extended to its fancy (contain), which are on display at the museum. Gracefully rounded kettles date back 5,000 years; tea bowls from the Tang Dynasty have a beautiful simplicity. Today visitors can observe a tea ceremony that might be enough (change) even the most passionate coffee drinker.