For a year and half, kids sent hurtful messages like “You are ugly.” or “Why are you still alive?” to Rebecca Sedwick. In 2013, Rebecca, then 12, couldn’t stand it anymore. She took her own life near her home in Florida. Soon afterward, Trisha Prabhu read about the story. “I was surprised and heart-broken,” said Trisha, now 15, who is from Naperville, Illinois, “I know that I had to do something to stop this from ever happening again.”

Trisha did some research. Studies show that one fourth to half of all teens in the US have been cyberbullied (网络欺凌). Experts say that if you are ever bullied online, you should tell a trusted adult. Tell the cyberbully to stop, and prevent him or her from contacting you again. Print and save messages to share with the police. This is good advice, agrees Trisha. But these methods all take place after the bullying has already happened. Trisha had a different idea. Why not teach cyberbullies to stop before they post these messages?

Trisha’s research won awards, including a prize in the Google Science Fair. Then, Tresah built the ReThink app (应用软件). It is programmed to recognize words or phrases that could be hurtful. When that happens, different warning messages come out. “Don’t say things that you may regret later!” says one message. Others ask, “Are you sure you want to say this?” and “Are these words really yours?”

Now Trisha is working on a version(版本) of ReThink for computers. “I am a big dreamer,” she says. “I want to stop cyberbullying before the hurt is done.”

1.What do we know about Rebecca Sedwick?

A. She was one of Trisha's best friends.

B. She sent hurtful messages to others.

C. She ended her life at the age of 12.

D. She went to Florida to study further.

2.What is Trisha’s suggestion for stopping cyberbullying?

A. Stop talking with the cyberbully.

B. Stop the messages before they are sent.

C. Turn to your parents or close friends

D. Show the messages to the police at once.

3.What is the third paragraph mainly about?

A. People's attitudes to the ReThink app.

B. Trisha's research on cyberbullying.

C. How the ReThink app works.

D. The Google Science Fair.

4.Which of the following can best describe Trisha?

A. Honest and careful. B. Helpful and clever.

C. Proud and impolite. D. Strange and impatient.

Getting older is a natural part of life. Changes as you get older are usually gradual. Certain physical changes are common. How fast your body can burn calories slows over time, which means that your body needs less food energy than before.

How much and how well you sleep will likely change. Most people start needing reading glasses around forty, and many have some hearing loss later in life. Starting in your fifties, bone aging increase. How you feel as you get older depends on many things, including what health problems run in your family and the choices you make.

If your family members have diseases or chronic (慢性的) health problems like high blood pressure, then you may have a greater chance of having those problems yourself. But it doesn’t mean you will definitely have the same problems. Actually, the lifestyle choices you make can help reduce your chances of getting illness that run in your family. And even if you do get a family illness, choosing to be physically active, to eat healthy foods, and to learn how to deal with stress can keep the illness from destroying your ability to enjoy your golden years.

What do you need to do to feel your best as you age? One of the most important things you can do for your health at any age is to be physically active. Physical activity keeps your body strong, and it helps with how you feel. People who stay active are less likely to get depressed.

Your mental and emotional health is also important. Protect or improve your emotional health by staying in touch with friends, family, and the community. People who feel connected to others are more likely to feel happy than those who do not.

1.When people get older, they will __________.

A. need some help B. look back to their past often

C. consume(消耗)more calories D. go through some physical problems.

2.Which of the following can NOT mostly affect old people’s health?

A. Their family illness. B. The money they have..

C. Their eating habits. D. Their relationship with others

3.The underlined phrase “golden years” in paragraph 3 refer to a person’s ________.

A. future B. holidays

C. later life D. leisure(空闲的) time

4.How can old people avoid loneliness according to the text?

A. To make new friends. B. To have enough social connections.

C. To be physically active. D. To live with their family members.

Arriving in Sydney on his own from India, my husband, Rashid, stayed in a hotel for a short time while looking for a house for me and our children.

During the first week of his stay, he went out one day to do some shopping. He came back in the late afternoon to discover that his suitcase was gone. He was extremely worried as the suitcase had all his important papers, including his passport.

He reported the case to the police and then sat there,lost and lonely in strange city, thinking of the terrible troubles of getting all the paperwork organized again from a distant country while trying to settle down in a new one.

Late in the evening, the phone rang. It was a stranger. He was trying to pronounce my husband’s name and was asking him a lot of questions. Then he said they had found a pile of papers in their trash can(垃圾桶)that had been left out on the footpath.

My husband rushed to their home to find a kind family holding all his papers and documents. Their young daughter had gone to the trash can and found a pile of unfamiliar papers. Her parents had carefully sorted them out, although they had found mainly foreign addresses on most of the documents. At last they had seen a half-written letter in the pile in which my husband had given his new telephone number to a friend.

That family not only restored the important documents to us that day but also restored our faith and trust in people. We still remember their kindness and often send a warm wish their way.

1.What did Rashid plan to do after his arrival in Sydney?

A. Go shopping B. Find a house

C. Join his family D. Take his family

2.The girl’s parents got Rashid’s phone number from_______.

A. a friend of his family B. a Sydney policeman

C. a letter in his papers D. a stranger in Sydney

3.What does the underlined word “restored” in the last paragraph mean?[

A. Showed B. Sent out

C. Delivered D. Gave back

4.Which of the following can be the best title for the text?

A. From India to Australia. B. Living in a New Country.

C. Turning Trash to Treasure. D. In Search of New Friends.

Are you looking for some new and exciting places to take your kids to? Try some of these places:

●Visit art museums. They offer a variety of activities to excite your kids' interest. Many offer workshops for making hand-made pieces, traveling exhibits, book signings(签名) by children's favorite writers, and even musical performances and other arts.

●Head to a natural history museum. This is where kids can discover the past from dinosaur models to rock collections and pictures of stars in the sky. Also, ask what kind of workshops and educational programs are prepared for kids and any special events that are coming up.

●Go to a Youtheater. Look for one in your area offering plays for child and family visitors. Pre-show play shops are conducted by area artists and educators where kids can discover the secret about performing arts. Puppet (木偶) making and stage make-up are just a couple of the special offerings you might find.

●Try hands-on science. Visit one of the many hands-on science museums around the country. These science play-lands are great fun for kids and grown-ups alike. They'll keep your child mentally and physically active the whole day through while pushing buttons, experimenting, and building.. When everyone is tired, enjoy a fun family science show, commonly found in these museums.

1.What can kids do at a Youtheater?

A. Look at rock collections. B. Watch puppet making

C. See dinosaur models.. D. Give performances.

2.What does "hands-on science" mean in the last paragraph?

A. Learning science by doing things. B. Science games designed by kids.

C. A show of kids' science work. D. Reading science books.

3.Where does this text probably come from?

A. A science textbook. B. A museum guide.

C. A tourist map D. A news report.

The Winner's Guide to Success

Do you know what makes people successful? To find out the answers, an American reporter recently visited some of the most successful people around the world.1.

●Be responsible for yourself.

Sometimes you may want to blame others for your failure to get ahead. In fact, when you say someone or something apart from yourself is stopping you from making success, you're giving away your own power.2.

●Write a plan.

It is very difficult to try to get what you want without a good plan. It is just like trying to drive through strange roads to a city far away. 3.Without this "map", you may waste your time, money and also your energy; while with the "map", you'll enjoy the "trip" and get what you want in the shortest possible time.?

● 4.

Nothing great is easy to get. So you must be ready to work hard—even harder than you have ever done. If you are not willing to pay the price, you won't get anything valuable.?

●Never give up.

5.When you are doing something, you must tell yourself again and again: Giving up is worse than failure because failure can be the mother of success, but giving up means the death of hope.

A. A good plan is like a map to you.

B. It seems to us that everyone knows this, but it is easier said than done.

C. Some people achieve success much later in life because they didn't work hard earlier.

D. You're saying, "You have more control over my life than I do."

E. Here are some keys to success that they give.

F. Someone else's opinion of you doesn't have to become your reality.

G. Be willing to pay the price.

Jane’s husband died last year, leaving her three small boys. This created problems she had never faced before: severe __________. She didn’t work and therefore she had no income. Christmas was coming, but she did not have money to buy her children any __________. One morning she heard on the radio that the __________near her home would be free of charge on Christmas Eve. “That will be the best gifts for my boys,” Jane thought. It was __________. She dressed her boys in their coats and __________to the park. On their way, a horse-drawn carriage(马车) pulled up and the driver asked her if she wanted a ride. She politely __________stating that she didn’t have any money.

The experience inside the park was __________for her boys. They played __________and after having played two hours the children were getting __________, saying they were so glad but they tired out. She dressed them up and went outside. To her __________, the horse-drawn carriage was waiting outside. The driver got down from his seat when he saw her and said, “Please __________.” Jane said, “I don’t have any money for a __________. I told you just now.” the driver told her there was no charge. “I know it is not easy for you to take three children home on so __________a snowy night,” he said.

Throughout the ride Jane told the __________her situation and that her Christmas wish was to get a job enabling(使能够) her to __________her boys. The driver pulled up in front of her house and __________a $20 bill to Mary. He told Jane to buy Christmas gifts for the children and he hoped Mary had a good __________. “Never give up; there is always hope.” He __________Jane. Jane was so __________that her eyes were full of tears.

We should always try to pass along __________to others, and even a complete stranger, whenever we can. We believe in never giving up, there is always hope.

1.A. loss B. poverty C. hunger D. illness

2.A. books B. toys C. gifts D. sweets

3.A. zoo B. hospital C. shop D. park

4.A. rainy B. snowy C. windy D. foggy

5.A. headed B. left C. approached D. drove

6.A. accepted B. requested C. answered D. refused

7.A. exciting B. awful C. sad D. strange

8.A. interestingly B. happily C. unwillingly D. greatly

9.A. worried B. excited C. tired D. scared

10.A. surprise B. regret C. delight D. satisfaction

11.A. get off B. get out C. come back D. get on

12.A. flight B. ride C. record D. ticket

13.A. cold B. hot C. beautiful D. wonderful

14.A. doorkeeper B. driver C. salesman D. manager

15.A. teach B. satisfy C. treat D. raise

16.A. lent B. made C. handed D. borrow

17.A. house B. family C. job D. carriage

18.A. encouraged B. reminded C. persuaded D. informed

19.A. sorry B. frightened C. upset D. moved

20.A. lies B. kindness C. situations D. expression

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