Social networks are a big part of nearly every teenager's life in this day and age.Many teens have QQ,WeChat, or Weibo but little do a lot of teens know that they can be held responsible for everything they post for the rest of their lives.Everything you post online is part of a digital footprint that can always be traced（追踪）back to you.That includes every post,even like,comment,favorite and forward that you have ever committed.All pictures you've posted or will post have been stored in a digital database,and it is the companies' right to keep all of these documents that you believe to have been deleted or hidden.
With every post comes a consequence;whether it is good or bad,what you post could be seen by anyone.That is why you have to be very careful of what you decide to post or comment.
If you think you are safe from Servite finding out about one funny comment you made six months ago on a meaningless picture,you are probably wrong.Recently,a senior,Aaron,at Servite learned this lesson the hard way this year.He wrote a series of ugly comments towards Connelly girls on a web page,ignoring potential consequences.
This student,however,did have to face consequences from Servite as he was removed from all of his leadership roles in the school.Surprisingly enough,he fully agreed with his punishment handed down by the administration and fully understood why he was given such severe discipline（惩处）."When you agree to come to Servite,you are agreeing to defend what Servite stands for,"the young man said."That continues past the hours of 8 am and 2 pm.It's at all times."
So,next time you're about to post something you think could be received as offensive or inappropriate,think twice,think again,and don't press send.
1.What does the author think the teens should do in the first paragraph?
A. Avoid using social media.
B. Remove their own digital documents.
C. Be responsible for what they put online.
D. Learn to balance their online and offline time.
2.What mistake did Aaron make online?
A. Drawing some meaningless pictures.
B. Making some bad comments.
C. Failing to take his lesson.
D. Breaking down a special web page.
3.What did Servite do with Aaron's case?
A. It reached an agreement with Connelly girls.
B. It helped Aaron get rid of ill effects.
C. It gave Aaron a severe punishment.
D. It stood on Aaron's side.
4.For whom is the text probably intended?
A. Teenagers. B. Teachers.
C. Parents. D. Network engineers.
The effects of coffee consumption on health have long been a subject of conflict and uncertainty.Since the 1980s,some have spoken out against coffee as harmful to health,while others have welcomed coffee for its supposed benefits to health.
According to a scientific report,mild coffee consumption,three to five cups per day,can he taken as a healthy dietary pattern,along with other healthful behaviors.The report also says that coffee consumption helps reduce the risk of heart disease and it protects against Parkinson's disease.
According to Dr.Donald Hensrud of Mayo Clinic,high consumption of coffee has health risks.Dr.Hensrud mentions the dangers of high coffee consumption for people with a certain illness that slows the breakdown of caffeine in the body.Some studies said that drinking two or more cups of coffee daily can actually increase the risk of heart disease in these people.
According to conclusions from a recent study led by Dr.Gregory Marcus,a doctor from the University of California San Francisco,daily moderate consumption of caffeine,less than 4 cups,is not associated with these issues.
Until the scientific community reaches a general agreement on the effects of coffee consumption on human health,it will be up to the individual to decide whether the benefits of drinking coffee are greater than the risks.
When informed of these possible health benefits and harms of drinking coffee,Harwood,a high school student stated,"Even though there might be some negative effects of drinking coffee,for the most part,coffee drinking sounds good for health.Not to mention I need coffee to stay awake."
1.What is the people's attitude towards the effects of coffee on health according to Paragraph 1?
A. Disapproving. B. Tolerant.
C. Doubtful. D. Mixed.
2.What does the underlined word "moderate" in Paragraph 4 probably mean?
A. Personal. B. Slight.
C. Reasonable. D. Heavy.
3.What can we infer about Harwood?
A. He'll keep on drinking coffee. B. He loves his high school life.
C. He often falls asleep in class. D. He has some health problems.
4.What would be the best title for the text?
A. Why People Love Coffee? B. How Coffee Affects Health?
C. The Culture of Coffee Drinking D. The New Findings of Heart Disease
How to Set Goals
Whether you have small dreams or high expectations,setting goals allows you to plan how you want to move through life.Some achievements can take a lifetime to attain,while others can be completed in a day.1.
●Determine your life goals.Ask yourself some important questions about what you want for your life.What do you want to achieve: today,in a year,in your lifetime?The answers to this question can be as general as "I want to be happy,"or "I want to help people."2.
●Set specific goals.Be specific and realistic about what it is that you want to achieve.Research shows that setting a specific goal makes you more likely to achieve it.3.For example,"Be healthier"is too big and vague to be a helpful goal."I want to eat more vegetables,and I want to run a marathon."is better.
●Write out your goals.Be detailed,be clear,and include your steps.4.Keep your list in a place where you can get informed frequently.This will help keep you motivated.
●5.You may find yourself set in your ways concerning broad life goals,but take the time to re-evaluate your smaller goals.Are you accomplishing them according to your timeline?Are they still necessary to keep you on track towards your larger life goals?Allow yourself the flexibility to make some small changes to your goal.
A.Adjust your goals.
B.Track and measure your progress.
C.Having deadlines will keep you motivated.
D.Consider what you hope to achieve in 10,15,or 20 years.
E.Here are some important ideas that you may find helpful.
F.Writing them down tends to make them feel a little more real.
G.Remember that you may need to break large goals into smaller goals.
Not many people can say they've been hit by a vehicle,but I can.I rode my bike to my daily____practice in a gym last summer.I crossed the street as the light____;however,a young woman____me with her fancy racing car. Like James Bond in a very____situation,I rolled across the hood（引擎罩）onto the other side of the car.You may wonder____a woman driver could be so careless.The truth is that the woman was on her phone while driving,so her ____was clearly drawn away from driving and caused the accident.
After assessing my____and believing that all my bones were undamaged in any way,I____and talked to the woman driver.I could tell she was obviously quite____,as was I.After assuring her of my well-being,we____ways.
____my surprisingly shabby bicycle,I went on my way.I rode into the____only 20 minutes late.Upon my arrival, my tennis coach and friends asked me why I was late.Nervously,I____the car accident.Everyone seemed to be far more____than I was.In fact,I____joked,saying that now I know how the squirrels feel after a nice escape.
After this____,I realize the importance of bike lanes and watching out for pedestrians.
Now as I drive,I always____for people on bikes so that they do not____the same fate（命运）that I did____,for all the bikers and runners out there,watch out for cars,as one small mistake could____an unforgivable mistake.
1.A. football B. tennis C. volleyball D. badminton
2.A. permitted B. broke C. appeared D. exploded
3.A. passed B. greeted C. hit D. met
4.A. romantic B. humorous C. awkward D. dangerous
5.A. how B. if C. when D. where
6.A. passion B. attention C. interest D. excitement
7.A. needs B. behaviors C. injuries D. conclusions
8.A. stood up B. walked away C. lay down D. blew up
9.A. rude B. cautious C. forgetful D. scared
10.A. parted B. cleared C. explored D. changed
11.A. Turning in B. Picking up C. Putting aside D. Giving away
12.A. garage B. parking lot C. gym D. bike store
13.A. avoided B. ignored C. prevented D. mentioned
14.A. grateful B. inspired C. anxious D. curious
15.A. still B. even C. just D. yet
16.A. attempt B. sacrifice C. exploration D. accident
17.A. look out B. work out C. come out D. set out
18.A. accept B. deserve C. suffer D. escape
19.A. Thus B. However C. Otherwise D. Also
20.A. repeat B. cause C. correct D. realize
Many of my friends like fall and take it as their favorite season. Last weekend, I went outdoors and soon 1.(find) a deeper appreciation for this season.
The change of leaf colors is a common reason given 2.the love of fall. Each tree reacts3.(different) to the change of the season. Some shed their leaves in hopes of reproducing; however, other 4.(tree) remain green for as long as possible to gain additional energy from the sun to survive the winter. This effect 5.(call) the flight-or-fight response.
Fall is a time of 6.(reflect) and preparation for the year ahead. I have found a meaning of fall for me. I'm 7.18-year-old boy in the final year of high school and my life is a work in progress. There are times I want to give up, but then I look around me and realize life keeps 8.(move).The natural cycle of life is beautiful and doesn't stop growing so I have to learn to keep up.
The meaning of fall is different for each person. I encourage you 9.(go) out to follow some path or sidewalk and discover 10.fall means to you.
I am writing to tell you anything about the transportation in China.Over the past few decades we have developed an amazed network of public transportation.Besides,we have been decided to make efforts to make them much better.I am sure a network will satisfy your needs for traveling everywhere more convenient.People usually chose the means of transportation based with some aspects,such as the cost and the time needed.For example, businessmen are more likely travel by plane or high—speed train to save time while office worker tend to take buses or drive to work themselves.
Jean Driscoll can go faster in her wheelchair than the world’s best marathoners(马拉松运动员) can run!
In April, Jean finished the Boston Marathon in 1 hour 34 minutes 22 seconds. That’s about 33 minutes faster than the winning male runner! She competed on the track, too. She was second in the 800 meter wheelchair race at the 1992 Olympics.
Jean doesn’t like to be told she’s brave. “I’m in sports because I’m a competitive person!” Jean was born with spina befida(脊柱裂), a birth illness that damages the spine（脊椎）. She began to use a wheelchair to get around in high school. Then she tried wheelchair race and was amazed.” Players crashed into each other and fell out of their chairs,” she says, “It was fun.”
Jean tried other wheelchair sports. At the University of Illinois, her wheelchair basketball team won two national titles.
Now Jean coaches and teaches. She tries to get people to set goals. “When I sign my autograph（亲笔签名）,says Jean, “I write, dream big and work hard.”
1.What made Jean take part in sports?
A. She was brave. B. She was competitive.
C. She was strong. D. She was disabled.
2.What kind of education did she receive?
A. High school. B. Junior middle school.
C. High education. D. Primary school.
3.What is Jean’s advice on how to succeed?
A. Work hard. B. Hope for the best.
C. Dream a lot. D. Have great wishes and work hard.
I came to study in the United States a year ago .Yet I did not know the real American society until I was injured in a car accident because after the accident I had to see a doctor and go to court.
After the accident .my roommate called a doctor for me. I was very grateful and determined to repay him one day. But the next day, he asked me to pay him $200 for what he had done. I was astonished. He had good reason to charge me, he said. And if I wanted to collect money from the person who was responsible for my injury, I’d have to have a good lawyer. And only a good doctor can help me get a good lawyer .Now that he had helped me find a good doctor, it was only fair that I should pay him.
But every day I went to see the doctor, I had to wait about 50 minutes. He would see two or three patients at the same time, and often stop treating one so as to see another. Yet he charged me $115 each time .The final examination report consisted of ten lines, and it cost me $215.
My lawyer was all smiles the first time we met. But after that he avoided seeing me at all. He knew very well the other party was responsible for the accident, yet he hardly did anything. He simply waited to collect his money. He was so irresponsible that I decided to dismiss him. And he made me pay him $770.
Now I had to act as my own lawyer. Due to my inexperience, I told the insurance company the date I was leaving America. Knowing that, they played for time…and I left without getting a cent.
1.The author’s roommate offered to help him because________.
A. he felt sorry for the author
B. he thought it was a chance to make some money
C. he knew the doctor was a very good one
D. he wanted the author to have a good lawyer
2.A good doctor is essential for the author to __________.
A. be properly treated
B. talk with the person responsible for the accident
C. recover before he leaves America
D. eventually get the responsible party to pay for his injury
3.The word“charge”in the third paragraph means_________ .
A. be responsible B. accuse
C. ask as a price D. claim
When I was about 12, I had an enemy, a girl who liked to point out my shortcomings(缺点). Week by week her list grew: I was very thin, I wasn’t a good student, I talked too much, I was too proud, and so on. I tried to bear all this as long as I could. At last, I became very angry. I ran to my father with tears in my eyes.
He listened to me quietly, then he asked. “Are the things she says true or not? Janet, didn’t you ever wonder what you’re really like ? Well, you now have that girl’s opinion. Go and make a list of everything she said and mark the points that are true. Pay no attention to the other things she said.”
I did as he told me. To my great surprise, I discovered that about half the things were true. Some of them I couldn’t change (like being very thin), but a good number I could—and suddenly I wanted to change. For the first time I go to fairly clear picture of myself.
I brought the list back to Daddy. He refused to take it.“That’s just for you,” he said.“You know better than anyone else the truth about yourself. But you have to learn to listen, not just close your ears in anger and feeling hurt. When something said about you is true, you’ll find it will be of help to you. Our world is full of people who think they know your duty. Don’t shut your ears. Listen to them all, but hear the truth and do what you know is the right thing to do.”
Daddy’s advice has returned to me at many important moments. In my life, I’ve never had a better piece of advice.
1.What did the father do after he had heard his daughter’s complaint?
A. He told her not to pay any attention to what her“enemy” had said.
B. He criticized (批评) her and told her to overcome her shortcomings.
C. He told her to write down all that her“enemy” had said about her and pay attention only to
the things that were true.
D. He refused to take the list and have a look at it.
2.What does “Week by week her list grew” mean?
A. Week by week she discovered more shortcomings of mine and pointed them out to me.
B. She had made a list of my shortcomings and she kept on adding new ones to it so that it was growing longer and longer.
C. I was having more and more shortcomings as time went on.
D. Week by week, my shortcomings grew more serious.
3.Why did her father listen to her quietly?
A. Because he believed that what her daughter’s “enemy” said was mostly true.
B. Because he had been so angry with his daughter’s shortcomings that he wanted to show this by keeping silent for a while.
C. Because he knew that his daughter would not listen to him at that moment.
D. Because he wasn’t quite sure which girl was telling the truth.
4.Which do you think would be the best title for this passage?
A. Not an Enemy, but the Best Friend
B. The Best Advice I’ve Ever Had
C. My Father
D. My Childhood