Jackson Language School Summer

Opening and Closing Times

The Jackson Language School is open each day except Sunday. There is an English Corner also available from 6:00pm—9:00pm at the Bellevue Hall across from the school.

Class Size

Classes have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 16 in one class. Classes are equipped with earphones and an electronically controlled listening.


Teachers are all experienced and have a minimum of 2 years experience and at least a certificate(资格证) in teaching English as a Second Language. They are all available for tutoring if you need it.


The school is located 15 minutes from central London at 34 Inverleith Row, next to the Marks and Spencer shopping Centre. It is near a bus shop and only a 5 minutes walk from the Tube.


Students on student visas are expected to attend regularly. Students who are absent more than 60% of the time will be reported to the Student Office. Moreover, if students attend less than 80%, they will not be able to get a certificate form Jackson School. It is also required by the Student Office for visa extension.

Home stay

You are able to stay with a British family if you request so. Jackson has a home stay program that matches students and families according to their own requirements and needs. While generally no problems occur, students may move from a home stay household if he or she gives a 2-week written notice to the home stay family school.

Language Policy

As the course is an immersion (浸入式)program, students are expected to speak English the entire time they are at the school. If they speak any language other than English at the school, they may be asked to leave the school for a day.

1.If you attend more than 80% of your classes, ______.

A. you will be likely to get a certificate

B. you will not obtain a visa extension

C. you may be reported to the Student Office

D. you may not he able to get a certificate

2.The students are expected to speak English______

A. part of the time while at Jackson

B. the entire time they are at the school

C. no matter when they want to

D. when they are in home stay family

3.At Jackson School, ______.

A. you can’t move out of a home stay family

B. you can’t take part in an English Corner.

C. you can turn to a tutor when necessary

D. you can study in a class less than 10 students.

A few years ago, I took a sightseeing trip to Washington D.C. I saw many of our

nation’s treasures, and I also saw a lot of unfortunate people like beggars and homeless folks(人们)in the streets.

Standing outside the Ronald Reagan Center, I heard a voice say,“Can you help me?”When I turned around, I saw an elderly blind woman with her hand extended(伸出). In a natural reaction, I reached into my pocket, pulled out all of my loose change and placed it in her hand. I didn’t even look at her. I was annoyed(生气) at being bothered(烦) by a beggar.

But the blind woman smiled and said, “I don’t want your money. I just need help finding the post office.”

Immediately, I realized what I had done. I acted with prejudice(偏见)—I judged another person simply for what I thought she was.

The thing I had forgotten about myself is that I am an immigrant. I left Honduras and arrived in America at the age of 15. Through the years, I have been a dishwasher, cashier, mechanic and pizza delivery driver among many other jobs, and finally I became a network engineer.

In my own life, I have experienced many open acts of prejudice. I remember a time, at age 17— I was a busboy, and I heard a father tell his little boy that if he did not do well at school, he would end up like me.

But now, living in my American middle-class lifestyle, it is too easy to forget my past, to forget who I am and where I have been, and to lose sight of where I want to be going. That blind woman on the street of Washington D.C. cured(治愈) me of my blindness. She reminded me to always keep my eyes and heart open.

1.When the author came to America at first ______.

A. he usually did some work with a little payment.

B. he used to beg for some money on the street.

C. he lived a comfortable life as a network engineer.

D. he was respected by others all the time.

2.According to the passage, what did the author regret(后悔)?

A. That he gave all his change to the blind woman.

B. The way he treated the blind woman.

C. That he came to Washington

D. C. for a visit.

3.We can infer all of the following statements from the passage EXCEPT ____.

A. He disliked being bothered by beggars.

B. He was delighted to give away his money to beggars.

C. He once suffered a lot.

D. The blind woman didn’t beg for money at that time.

4.What does the author want to tell us through this story?

A. Don’t dream up ways to get what you want.

B. Money is the root of all evils.

C. An easy life makes a person forgetful.

D. Be good to others all the time.

Students who say they never or hardly ever use dictionaries often speak English well but usually write poorly, because they make many mistakes.

The students who use dictionaries most do not learn especially well either. The ones who look up every new word do not read fast. Therefore they do not have time to read much. Those who use small two-language dictionaries have the worst problems. Their dictionaries often give only one or two words as translations of English. But one English word often has many translations in a foreign language and one foreign word has many translations in English.

The most successful students are those who use large college edition dictionaries with about 100,000 words but do not use them too often. When they are reading, these students first try to get the general idea and understand new words from the context(上下文语境). Then they reread and use the dictionary to look up only key words that they still do not understand. They use dictionaries more for writing. If they are not sure how to spell a word, or divide it into syllables (音节), they always use a dictionary. Also, if they think a noun might have an unusual plural form(复数形式), they check these in a dictionary.

1.The writer thinks that ___________.

A. choose a good dictionary, and you’ll be successful in learning English

B. dictionaries are not necessary to the students who learn English

C. it is very important for students to use good dictionaries properly

D. using dictionaries very often can’t help to improve writing

2.According to the passage, which of the following is wrong?

A. Dictionaries have little effect on learning to speak English.

B. Whatever new words you meet while reading, never use dictionaries.

C. Small two-language dictionaries have serious defects (缺陷).

D. Reading something for the first time, you’d better not use dictionaries.

3.When in the reading does the writer advise students to use a good dictionary?

A. At the beginning of the reading

B. At the end of the reading

C. During the first reading

D. After the first reading

4.This passage mainly tells us _____________.

A. students shouldn’t use small two-language dictionaries

B. what were the defects of small two-language dictionaries

C. why students should use large college edition dictionaries

D. what dictionary students should choose and how to use it

It is natural that young people are often uncomfortable when they are with their parents. They say that their parents don’t understand them. They often think that their parents are out of touch with modern ways, that they are too serious and too strict with their children, and that they seldom give their children a free hand.

It is true that parents often find it difficult to win their children’s trust and they tend(倾向) to forget how they themselves felt when young.

For example, young people like to act on the spot without much thinking. It is one of their ways to show that they have grown up and they can face any difficult situation. Old people worry more easily. Most of them plan things in advance, at least in the back of their minds, and do not like their plans to be upset by something unexpected.

When you want your parents to let you do something, you will have better success if you ask before you really start doing it.

Young people often make their parents angry with their choices in clothes, in entertainment and in music. But they do not mean to cause any trouble; it is just that they feel cut off from the older people’s world, into which they have not yet been accepted. That’s why young people want to make a new culture of their own, and if their parents don’t like their music or entertainment or clothes or their way of speech, this will make the young people extremely happy.

Sometimes you are so proud of yourself that you do not want your parents to say “yes” to what you do. All you want is to be left alone and do what you like. It is natural enough, after being a child for so many years, when you were completely under your parents’ control.

If you prefer to control your life, you’d better win your parents over and try to get them to understand you. If your parents see that you have a high sense of responsibility, they will certainly give you the right to do what you want to do.

1.According to the text, young people prefer to __________.

A. ask for advice before they really start to do anything

B. think in the same way as their parents do

C. be very strict with themselves

D. do things without thinking carefully ahead

2.Why do young people like to have clothes, entertainment and music in their way?

A. Because they want to try on something new and look different from the older.

B. Because they try to get their parents to be proud of them.

C. Because they want to give their parents a big surprise.

D. Because they want to test whether they are cleverer than old people.

3.According to the text, young people want to make a new culture of their own, because _________.

A. they feel they are cleverer than old people

B. they do not want to get into trouble with their parents

C. they don’t feel they belong to the world of the old people

D. they want to show the new is better than the old

4.If a young man intends to control his own life, it’s better for him to __________.

A. do everything according to his own wish

B. hold himself responsible for everything he does

C. do everything beyond his parents’ control

D. do everything the way his parents do

My mother is a diligent and kind woman. She is very busy from morning till night. As a teacher, she works hard. 1. Both my brother and Hove her dearly as she loves us.

My mother has been teaching math at a middle school in my hometown. She goes to work early in the morning and does not return home until late in the afternoon. 2. She treats them with patience and teaches them well. For her excellent quality and very good teaching results, she has been elected as a model teacher several times.

3. Every day, when she comes back home from work, she sets about doing housework, sweeping the living room and bedrooms or cleaning the furniture, and putting everything in good order. She seems to be busy all the time. As she has been very busy working every day, she looks older than her age. But she looks as cheerful and happy as ever. Mother never buys expensive dresses for herself, but she often buys some inexpensive but high quality, clothes for us. 4. She just eats a plain meal outside when she is too busy to cook herself. She lives a busy yet simple life, without any complaints.

Often she says to us, “work while you work, and play while you play. That is the way to be happy and gay. If you do not work, you will become lazy and be of no use to society”. What a piece of good advice this is! 5. This advice of hers will always serve as a guide to my behavior. My mother is great indeed, and I always feel proud of her.

A. She enjoys listening to classic music.

B. As a mother, she takes good care of us and gives us every comfort.

C. She loves her students and cares for them.

D. She never goes to expensive restaurants to enjoy meals.

E. My mother is hard-working and never wastes money.

F. I never forget it and always bear it in my mind.

G. Can you tell us something about your mother?

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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