One cold day last November, my wife and I came home from work to a sick young daughter and we decided to stay at home for the night. Problem was, we had two tickets to see Miranda July, the performance artist, being interviewed at the Herbst Theatre. We decided to sell them online for ＄50. One hour before the event, a guy named Peter called me and said he wanted to buy the tickets. Since the time was limited, I told Peter to pay me the next day. Peter seemed touched and we said a fond goodbye.
However, a month later, Peter still didn’t pay me back. A few more weeks passed. Another month. There’d been one e-mail promising to mail the check, then silence.
Maybe he was having a hard time, I thought. But truth was, Peter seemed to be having a pretty normal time. According to the pictures and messages on his Facebook, he had been playing golf, dancing happily with his friends, and traveling on a boat. But he just refused to answer my calls, or reply to my e-mails or messages. So I tried reaching him with my wife’s phone one night. And he didn’t pick up when I called,but texted right back, playfully wondering who might be calling him.
“You should go to his office,”my wife said, “He would have to give you the money if all his coworkers were watching.”
But I didn’t want to become a debt collector. My efforts to reach Peter over these months had been light and I wanted to keep it that way. My initial exchange with Peter had been just two regular people agreeing to handle things humanly. There was a rare niceness in that, and I still wanted to keep that balloon in the air, however disappointing it was starting to look. I wanted to believe we could still trust each other.
1.For what reason did the author and his wife decide to sell the ticket?
A. They thought it was too cold that night.
B. They needed to look after their daughter.
C. They wanted to save some money.
D. They were going to be interviewed.
2.On the night the author sold his tickets to Peter, he .
A. knew he might not get the ＄50. B. felt a little hesitant.
C. thought he could trust Peter. D. was moved by Peter’s kindness.
3.Why didn’t Peter pay the author back?
A. Because he didn’t remember it. B. Because he was too busy to pay.
C. Because he didn’t want to pay. D. Because he was having a tough time.
4.What can we infer about the author?
A. He would never trust strangers.
B. He might call the police for help.
C. He would go to Peter’s office to talk to him.
D. He still hoped Peter would pay him back.
The opening province which thirteen counties and three coastal cities will quicken its paces of economic development.
A. consists of B. makes up of
C. is included D. is contained
Our library offers different types of studying places and provides a good studying environment.
The library is divided into different zones. The upper floor is a quiet zone with over a thousand places for silent reading, and places where you can sit and work with your own computer. The reading places consist mostly of tables and chairs. The ground floor is the zone where you can talk. Here you can find sofas and armchairs for group work.
You can use your own computer to connect to the wi-fi specially prepared for notebook computers; your can also use library computers, which contain the most commonly used applications, such as Microsoft Office. They are situated in the area known as the Experimental Field on the ground floor.
If you want to discuss freely without disturbing others, you can book a study room or sit at a table on the ground floor. Some study rooms are for 2-3 people and others can hold up to 6-8 people. All rooms are marked on the library maps.
There are 40 group-study rooms that must be booked via the website. To book, you need an active University account and a valid University card. You can use a room three hours per day, nine hours at most per week.
Storage of Study Material
The library has lockers for students to store course literature. When you have obtained at least 40 credits(学分), you may rent a locker and pay 400 SEK for a year’s rental period.
Rules to be Followed
Mobile phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the library. Keep your phone on silent as if you were in a lecture and exit the library if you need to receive calls.
Please note that food and fruit are forbidden in the library, but you are allowed to have drinks and sweets with you.
1.The library’s upper floor is mainly for students to .
A. read in a quiet place B. have group discussions
C. take comfortable seats D. get their computers fixed
2.Library computers on the ground floor .
A. help students with their field experiments
B. contain software necessary for schoolwork
C. are for those who want to access the wi-fi
D. are mostly used for filling out application forms
3.What condition should be met to book a group-study room?
A. A group must consist of 8 people
B. Three-hour use per day is the minimum
C. One should first register at the university
D. Applicants must mark the room on the map
4.A student can rent a locker in the library if he .
A. can afford the rental fee B. attends certain courses
C. has nowhere to put his books D. has earned the required credits
How to protect children Web fans from unsuitable material on-line while encouraging them to use the Internet has long been discussed in the U. S.
For some parents, the Internet can seem like a jungle, filled with danger for their children. 1. With good guides, some education,and a few precautions(预防措施), the wilds of the Internet can be safely navigated(航行). “Kids have to be on-line. If we tell our kids they can’t have access (机会) to the Internet, we’re cutting them off from their future,” said an expert.
Most kids have started to use search engines. 2. There are search engines designed just for kids. A certain software contains only sites that have been selected as safe. 3. But this can’t be wholly reliable(可靠), and the best thing parents can do is to talk to their kids and let them know what is OK or not OK to see or do on the Internet.
A few other tips
● Don’t put the PC in a child’s room but keep it in an area where mum or dad can keep an eye on things. That also makes the Internet more of a family activity.
● Ask your child what he or she has been doing and about any friends they make on-line.
● And tell your children never to talk to anyone they meet on-line over the phone, send them anything, accept anything from them or agree to meet with them unless you go along.
A. The most popular way to limit access would be to use what is known as a “content screener(过滤器)”.
B. Many of them are great for finding tons of interesting Internet sites, and they can also locate places where you might not want your kids to go.
C. Tell your child not to give on-line strangers personal information, especially like address and phone number.
D. But jungles contain wonders as well as dangers.
E. Tell your child not to talk to any strangers.
F. Another way is that mum or dad is nearby when the child is surfing(浏览) the Internet.
G. And also parents can help the child in trouble.
As we all know,Hangzhou, a beautiful city, won the bid1.September 16th 2015. Thus, it will be the third Chinese city 2.(host) the games.
Hangzhou is a beautiful city with a long history. Hosting the Asian Games will give it a new look.3. the event will cost the government a lot, the benefits are easy for us to see. To the citizens in Hangzhou, the best part of it is that it will give us the chance to watch world-class matches and 4.(compete) close to home. Secondly, there is no doubt 5. the event will attract more visitors to enjoy 6. (visit) this wonderful city. At the same time, it is good for the development of the tourism. Meanwhile, as the construction goes on, more roads 7.(build) and the Metro system will be expanded, 8. can reduce traffic jams.
In the next few years, Hangzhou will try its best to prepare 9. for the big show. 10. splendid Hangzhou is waiting to see you in 2022.