The following are several summer programs for children.

Duke University ADHD Program

Academic Summer Program is used to help 6th to 8th graders with ADHD(注意力缺乏多动症). The program uses techniques to teach study strategies, academic support skills, and cooperative learning activities.

Phone: 919-416-2096

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Eagle Hill School(Connecticut)

The Summer Academic Day Program at Eagle Hill School is designed for children experiencing academic difficulty. Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 12. The summer program immerses(使沉浸)kids in a total language environment specifically tailored to meet his or her needs.

Phone: 203-622-9240

Location: Greenwich, Connecticut

The Gow School

The Gow School offers a traditional summer school program experience for boys and girls ages 8 to 15. The 5-week session offers a specially designed curriculum for students who have experienced academic difficulty or have language based learning disabilities. Summer Program learners can be day students or live on campus(校园).

Phone :716-652-3450

Location: South Wales, New York

The Kentwood Summer Camp Program

The Kentwood Summer Camp Program is a school program catering toward children, teens, and their families who are not being successful in the traditional school environments socially, and or at home. It is for children and teens in grades K(Kindergarten) to 12.

Phone: 954-581-8222 or 954-634-0601

Location: Davie, Florida

1.Which number may parents of children with ADHD call?

A. 954-634-0601 B. 919-416-2096

C. 716-652-3450 D. 203-622-9240

2.What is special about the Gow School Summer Program?

A. It is for successful students

B. Learners are limited to boys

C. It allows students to live there

D. Learners are interested in language

3.Which program should a less sociable child attend?

A. Duke University ADHD Program

B. The Gow School Summer Program

C. The Summer Academic Day Program

D. The Kentwood Summer Camp Program

A member of our class told us of a request made by his wife. She and a group of other women in her church were involved in a self-improvement program. She asked her husband to help her by listing six things he believed she could do to help her become a better wife. He reported to the class, “I was surprised by such a request. Frankly, it would have been easy for me to list six things I would like to change about her---my heavens, she could have listed a thousand things she would like to change about me---but I didn’t. I said to her, ‘Let me think about it and give you an answer in the morning.’”

“The next morning I got up very early and called the florist(花商)and had him send six red roses to my wife with a note saying, ‘ I can’t think of six things I would like to change about you. I love you the way you are.’”

“When I arrived at home that evening, who do you think greeted me at the door? That’s right. My wife! She was almost in tears. Needless to say, I was extremely glad I had not criticized her as she had requested.”

“The following Sunday at church, after she had reported the result of her request, several women with whom she had been studying came up to me and said, ‘That is the most considerate thing I have ever heard.’ I was then that I realized the power of appreciation.”

Lincoln once began a letter saying, “Everybody likes a compliment.” William James said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the desire to be appreciated.” So let’s give honest, sincere appreciation to others instead of criticizing them. This will make a great difference to your life as well as others’.

1.What can we learn from the husband’s words in the text?

A. He had to end his marriage B. His wife actually wanted some praise

C. He was angry with his wife D. His wife’s request was a joke

2.What does the underlined phrase “the result” in Paragraph 4 refer to?

A. Being criticized B. Getting the flowers

C. Listing the six things D. Becoming a better wife

3.What kind of person is the husband according to the text?

A. Childlike B. Ambitious

C. Courageous D. Thoughtful

4.What’s the author’s purpose in writing the text?

A. To stress the value of recognition

B. To tell us the power of knowledge

C. To tell us the meaning of perfection

D. To stress the importance of forgiveness

Meet the amazing Eliot Schrefer, and see why we’re big fans!

Scope: Why do you write stories about animals?

Eliot: I’ve always been excited by animal stories. When I was young, I liked reading about animals because they seemed like they needed help, and they were also voiceless.

Scope: Where did you get the idea for Animal Distress Calls?

Eliot: Many years ago, I had a friend who worked as a doctor at the Bronx Zoo. One evening he invited me to see the zoo after hours. Wandering that still, dark zoo was haunting. I was imagining adventures with big wild animals, but only the wolves were awake. Then he took me into the clinic, where I met a sick bird. That nighttime visit clearly had a big impact on this story.

Scope: Why did you leave Josie’s fate ambiguous in the story Animal Distress Calls?

Eliot: So many of us have known a creature, human or nonhuman, who’s been suffering. Sometimes everything gets better, and sometimes it doesn’t. That doesn’t change the important, compassionate act of caring. I didn’t want the story to become about the outcome of Josie’s illness. I wanted it to be about the sympathy Josie and Julia share for each other.

Scope: Have you had a personal experience with an animal that changed you?

Eliot: I had a moment during research for my ape novels when I was staying at a bonobo sanctuary in Congo. I’d have breakfast with Oshwe, a young bonobo who was too little to eat with the rest of the group. Sitting with him for a few hours each morning, I helped make sure that he finished his meal and got the nutrition he needed---but it also felt like a gift he was giving me. Oh, I remember thinking, you’re spending this precious morning time with me!

1.What is Eliot Schrefer famous for according to the text?

A. Being an animal doctor B. His special bond with animals

C. His amazing animal stories D. Being a volunteer taking care of animals

2.What was Eliot Schrefer surprised by while visiting the Bronx Zoo?

A. The quiet atmosphere B. The active wolves

C. His friend’s behavior D. The violent wild animals

3.Why did Eliot Schrefer leave Josie’s fate ambiguous?

A. Because he thought it was not important

B. Because he wanted readers to make a guess

C. Because he wanted to attract readers’ attention

D. Because he would make it clear in his next story

4.What was Eliot Schrefer’s attitude towards Oshwe?

A. Proud B. Frightened

C. Disappointed D. Appreciative

There’s a trend that more city people decide that they want to grow crops and raise some live-stock (家禽). After all, there are few things more satisfying than biting into a bunch of tender, red carrots you grow yourself, or a fresh egg from the backyard.

Most gardeners understand that the soil in big cities is often polluted with lead and know to get their soil tested. But most are pretty clueless about how to prevent other types of pollutants, like heavy metals and asbestos(石棉)from getting into their vegetables.

Part of the problem is that “there might be pollutants that gardeners can’t test for,” says Brent Kim, a program officer. Most soil tests look for lead, cadrniunt(镉)and arsenic(砷). But they don’t test things like chemicals left behind by cars, which might have escaped into the soil.

So if you’re thinking of staring an urban garden, Kim says, once you’ve found a plot of land, you should learn what’s now an empty plot or a backyard might once have been a parking lot, a gas station or a chemical ground. “Knowing its past will give you some idea about what might be in that soil,” he says.

“People tend to think raised beds are going to solve their pollution problem,” Kim says. But polluted soil could easily kicked onto your plants, especially if the beds are low to the ground.

“Another consideration is that you have to be careful about the materials that you’re using to build a raised bed,” Kim says. Recycling wood from an old construction site might seem like a good, eco-friendly idea. But that wood could be treated with chemicals you don’t want touching your fruits and veggies, Kim says. And it’s always a good idea to use gloves while gardening, and wash all your produce thoroughly.

“I see these urban growing spaces as these oases(绿洲)in the middle of these urban environments,” Kim says. “They bring communities together, and they help people save money on fresh produce. Urban growing spaces are amazing. Let’s keep doing this, but let’s do it safely.”

1.What does the underlined word “clueless” in Paragraph 2 mean?

A. unaware B. careless

C. helpless D. considerate

2.What should you do when starting an urban garden?

A. Build it on a parking lot B. Keep it low to the ground

C. Know the history of the ground D. Use recycled wood to build it

3.What do we know about the raise beds from the text?

A. They are free from some tests B. Their plants can be poisoned

C. They are environment-friendly D. Their materials are all recycled

4.What is the main idea of the text?

A. More fresh vegetables are produced by urban gardeners

B. Growing vegetables become a fashion in big cities

C. Big cities are short of soil for growing fresh produce

D. Urban gardeners may not realize the seriousness of polluted soil

How can I carry out a group project?

Group projects can be so overwhelming (使人不知所措的), especially when people don’t cooperate and follow through. “1.” To follow this wise advice from expert Julie Hochheiser IIkovich, simply break down that hug project into smaller jobs that can be tracked. Here’s exactly how to do it:

●List it. The day the project is assigned, immediately identify the end goal. 2.This should include everything from minor tasks to major ones.

●Schedule it.3.This should include meetings, tasks, and deadlines. Assign each person a color and highlight each task with those colors, so it’s clear who is doing what.

●Track it. As a team, decide on a project manager who will keep everyone on track, and who you agree is allowed to call team members out if they’re not hardworking. (Advice on how to choose: 4.)

As stressful as group work is, it can actually be beneficial in the long run. At first, groups that work well together can achieve much more than individuals working on their own. And being part of a team will help you develop your interpersonal skills. Also, working with others will help identify your own strengths and weaknesses. 5.

A. Give feedback on group processes to groups

B. Then list what needs to get done to accomplish it

C. Look for the person with the most organized desk!

D. A half-hour of planning saves a week of stress at the end!

E. Create a timetable for the project and put everything from the list on it.

F. This sense about yourself will be invaluable when you enter the workforce.

G. Group projects can help people develop new approaches to solving problems.

When a mom attended school to help her disabled son, her son and the school thanked her in the sweetest way possible. It wasn’t until after his college years that Marty became disabled after ______down stairs. When her son ______to get his MBA Judy O’ Connor attended every class with him to help him write and _____ . Every day, Judy would sit by Marty in class, taking notes to make sure to set down______requests, raising her hand so he could answer questions, and silently filling in his______ on test days. “After a little while, we found that working together we could ______a great deal,” Marty says.

On graduation day at Chapman University, Judy was dressed in black to mix in with the other_______. Little did she know she’d soon be the center of______. When Marty’s name was called, his mom helped ______ him to the front of the stage, _____for a picture with Marty as he received his diploma. Over the loudspeaker, a voice _____ with happy tears made an _____: The university was giving Judy an honorary MBA. “A lump came to my throat, I was proud of my son and ______to be honored,” says Judy.

The mother and son had joked that Judy was putting in enough work to earn her own______. To Marty, there was no question his mom, a retired elementary school teacher with a business degree, had ______earned her honorary MBA.

Perhaps just as important, Judy gave Marty______. Life as Marty knew it before the _______may have changed, but he encourages anyone in a ______ situation to keep up hope. “Just keep an open mind,______you can make your diversity your advantage and take challenges as a(n)______for growth in your life,” he says.

1.A. blowing B. falling C. beating D. ringing

2.A. dissatisfied B. astonished C. determined D. discouraged

3.A. participate B. complain C. dream D. withdraw

4.A. normal B. potential C. practical D. specific

5.A. functions B. comments C. consequences D. answers

6.A. accomplish B. expand C. save D. witness

7.A. products B. graduates C. friends D. neighbors

8.A. responsibility B. pressure C. attention D. tradition

9.A. wheel B. move C. distribute D. record

10.A. advertising B. tracking C. bouncing D. pausing

11.A. connected B. choked C. frozen D. motivated

12.A. adventure B. experiment C. announcement D. arrangement

13.A. discovered B. touched C. ignored D. designed

14.A. degree B. wealth C. passport D. attraction

15.A. even B. just C. also D. still

16.A. excuse B. reason C. doubt D. confidence

17.A. event B. issue C. accident D. barrier

18.A. similar B. special C. private D. different

19.A. but B. and C. though D. while

20.A. adaptation B. talent C. opportunity D. reaction

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