When I was growing up my dad would often give me small tasks to finish to help out around the house. Some were easy but the three I remember the most were the three ______ of all. The first was helping to weed the four
____ we had. It was ______ work. I would rather ride my bike than crawl in the dirt on my hands and knees
____ the thousands of weeds in our gardens. The second was piling firewood for ______. It was tough work and I got more than my share of pieces. I would rather walk in the woods than piling it in rows. The third was _______water from a mountain spring to our house ______ our well water had too much iron in it to ______.
Over the years, though, I learned to see the ______ in all the things my dad had made me do. Having fresh vegetables for dinner was a delight. ______ a cold glass of iced tea made from the mountain spring water was a pure ______. Standing by the wood stove on a snowy December day was a wonderful way to ______. I saw as well that all this work my dad had given me had ______ made me a better, stronger and more caring man. Most of all, I ______ that when I did my work with a(n) ______ heart, it didn’t feel like work at all.
Over the years I have learned something else too. When we do the work for our Heavenly Father with a _______spirit, it doesn’t feel like work, either. It feels like that every act of ______, word of encouragement, and gift of love we share will only make our lives ______, make our hearts happier, and bring our souls closer to Heaven.
I am so ______ to both my dad and my Father in Heaven. They showed me the ______ of work and more importantly they showed me the pricelessness of love.
1.A. simplest B. most suitable C. most awesome D. toughest
2.A. basements B. armchairs C. gardens D. streets
3.A. awful B. elegant C. bound D. noisy
4.A. operating B. scanning C. pushing D. pulling
5.A. staff B. holiday C. winter D. accommodation
6.A. distributing B. dragging C. carrying D. conducting
7.A. because B. unless C. otherwise D. but
8.A. boil B. obtain C. undertake D. drink
9.A. regulations B. attention C. rewards D. superiors
10.A. Seizing B. Enjoying C. Performing D. Reforming
11.A. desire B. challenge C. significance D. pleasure
12.A. dry up B. warm up C. stay up D. keep up
13.A. merely B. immediately C. gradually D. temporarily
14.A. remembered B. recommended C. regretted D. realized
15.A. ambitious B. happy C. brae D. modest
16.A. loving B. competing C. outgoing D. punishing
17.A. witness B. curiosity C. kindness D. sympathy
18.A. richer B. better C. worse D. poorer
19.A. kind B. lucky C. grateful D. vivid
20.A. key B. way C. aim D. value
I know he hasn’t finished his homework, but_______ , he has done his best．
A. at all B. in all
C. after all D. above all
1.It is more convenient_________you to go outside with a car.
2.The new government must set_________ finding solutions to the country's economic problems.
3.They decided_________the date for the picnic.
4.I'm cautious_________what I say because careless remarks are likely to hurt others' feelings.
5.Under good treatment, Helen is beginning to pick _________and will soon come back to school.
6.I thought I could get the job, but _________ expectations, I didn't.
7. The body of the machine is made of _________ (stain) steel,which stays bright under any circumstances.
8.The invitation was beyond all my _________ (expect).
9. Shopping bags are provided for the customers' _________(convenient).
10.The car ahead of us stopped_________ (abrupt) and our car narrowly hit it.
1. A man should be j______ by his deeds, not by his appearance.
2. He can e______ himself in fluent English now after four years’ hard learning.
3. We c______ him on his winning the prize.
4. We sent Nancy our c______ on her winning the gold medal in the 1,500-meter race.
5. I ______（真诚地）hope that you recover quickly after the operation.
1.We will talk about this later when you’re feeling ________ (更冷静).
2. I tried to tell her but she ________ (不理睬) me.
3. I’m rather ________ (关心) about my brother’s health.
4. If a tooth feels very l________, your doctor may advise that you get it taken out.
5. When the night came, they drew the c________ and locked the doors.
6. She was deeply ________ (心烦的) about the way her father treated her.
7. She used to________ (分享) my troubles as well as my joys.
8. After a ________ (系列) of exercises, he has finally passed the driving test.
9. He went to town for the ________ (目的) of buying a new television.
10.We were woken in the night by ________ (雷).
Things to Do in London
For things to see and do, visitors to London have endless options. Whether you’re visiting for several days or just wanting a taste of this great city, here’s how to make the most of your time.
The London’s Eye
The London’s Eye is a 135-metre-high observation wheel. Opened in 2000, it immediately became one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks（地标）. Thirty-two capsules, each holding up to 25 people, take a gentle half-hour round trip. On a clear day, the Eye affords a unique 40-kilometre view, which sweeps over the capital in all directions.
Location: South Bank of the River Thames
The British Museum
The British Museum was established in 1753 to house the collections of the physician Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), who also helped create the Chelsea Physic Garden. Sloane’s collections have been added to by gifts and purchases from all over the world. Robert Smirke designed the main part of the building, but the architectural highlight（亮点）is Norman Foster’s Great Court, with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.
Location: Great Russel Street
Houses of Parliament（国会）
For over 500 years the Palace of Westminster has been the seat of the two Houses of Parliament. The building was designed by architect Sir Charles Barry. Westminster Hall is the only surviving part of the original Palace of Westminster, dating back to 1097.
The national Gallery
In 1824 the British government was persuaded to buy 38 major paintings, and these became the start of a national collection. Today, it has a collection of some 2,300 Western European paintings. The mian gallery building was designed by William Wilkins and finally opened in 1838.
Location: Trafalgar Square
1.We know from the text that Sir Hans Sloane .
A. designed the Chelsea Physic Garden
B. loved to read in the British Museum’s Great Court
C. contributed to the foundation of the British Museum
D. bought many collections after the British Museum opened
2.If you want to enjoy an overall view of London, you may go to .
A. South Bank of the River Thames
B. Great Russell Street
C. Trafalgar Square
3.Which of the following has the longest history?
A. The London Eye.
B. The British Museum.
C. The National Gallery.
D. Houses of parliament.
(2016 • 天津卷改编)I told her she shouldn’t swim after a whole night’s coughing, but she refused to ________ and insisted she go.
A. take off B. set off
C. give up D. show up
under construction be absorbed into apart from become interested in
die of look into expose...to… (be) suspected of put forward slow down
1． ____________ stopping water pollution by law, it is everyone’s responsibility to make good use of water.
2． I like watching English programmes so I ____________ English.
3． We consider it quite necessary to __________ the failure before doing anything else.
4． The train _________ suddenly, the lights went off, and then there was fire and smoke.
5． My mother ____________ cancer when I was 10 years old, so I have to learn to live alone.
6． Potatoes turn green when they ______________ the light.
7. With the development of economy, our countryside is increasingly __________ the large cities.
8． The naughty boy was ____________ having damaged the computer.
9． Many people are likely to accept any idea __________ by experts on TV.
10． A new eight-kilometer road is ____________ that links the airport with the city.
There are so many things we do in our daily lives that have become a “habit”, 1.How you answer the phone is a habit. The way you sit in the car when you drive is a habit. Have you ever tried to change the way you do something, after you’ve done it in a certain way for so long? It’s easy to do as long as you think about it. The minute your mind drifts to something else, you go right back to the old way of doing things. 2.It’s a way of doing things that has become routine or commonplace. To change an existing habit or form a new one can be a tedious(单调乏味的) task.
Let’s pick something fairly easy to start with, like spending 15 minutes in the morning reading the Bible. If you want to turn something into a habit that you do every day, you have to WANT to do it. 3.Make a firm decision to do this on a daily basis.
Imprint(铭刻) it in your mind. Write several notes to yourself and put them in places where you will see them. By the alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator door, in your briefcase, and under your car keys are good places to start.
After the newness wears off, then you will have to remind yourself, “Hey, I forgot to. . . ”. Keep using the notes if you have to. 4.Some people say it will take over a month to solidify(变得稳固) it and make it something you will do without having to think about it. I tend to agree with the last statement. Two to three weeks will help you to remember, but thirty days or more will make it a part of your everyday routine. 5.
A. What is a “habit” anyway?
B. Is doing things in an old way good?
C. Brushing your teeth is a habit.
D. Forming a bad habit is easy.
E. It takes 16 to 21 times of repeating a task to make it a habit.
F. If you don’t, you will find a way to do everything but that.
G. That’s something you won’t necessarily have to think about before you do it — habit.