Li Hua is an English learner who want to improve his reading skills, and he rarely practices. Yesterday he came and asked us for advices. ＂Any good athlete,＂ I said, ＂who will tell you he practices hardly to get in shape and achieve high honors. Seldom we hear of any athlete becoming a champion without any effort. We consider training to be a part of the game. Once he is in shape, it is easier of an athlete to succeed. Reading skills develop the same way. Any person who reads a lot are bound to improve his reading comprehension.＂ Feeling ashamed, Li Hua made upon his mind to practice more in future.
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1. We are off to England tomorrow and I haven’t p___________ yet.
2. She has s___________ from headache, so she won’t go to school.
3. I told my decision to my father, but he d__________ with it.
4. I’m g___________ to you for saving my life in the forest.
5. It is a custom to give waiters some t ___________ in the restaurants in western countries.
6. Tom___________(不喜欢) going shopping with his wife on weekends.
7. After a few days of cold, Tom began to___________(恢复).
8. This is___________(正是) what I am looking for.
9. Most of the___________(青少年) like searching information on the Internet.
10. He planned to buy a new house and___________(定居) down in Beijing.
1. ___________________________(她感到很难过) on hearing the news.
2. I will go to ___________________(去理发) tomorrow.
3. She ________________________(没有理睬父母的劝告) and got into trouble.
4.The nurse _____________________(让小男孩平静下来) by giving him some candy.
5.We _________________________ (非常担心父亲的健康).
6. _____________________(就我个人而言),I’m against the plan.
8. ____________________________(为了能够按时完成任务),they worked day and night.
9.It’s the first time________________(我访问中国).
1. 为了提高他的英语，他加入了一个英语俱乐部。(in order to)
2. 人人都能看出来，那个小男孩是故意犯错的。(on purpose)
3. 夫妻俩正面对面站在那里。(face to face)
4. 彼得以前是很出名的钢琴家，但是现在他已经不弹钢琴了。(no longer)
5. 这个学生总是问他的老师一连串的问题。(a series of)
Friendships are very important to teenagers. Friendships provide teenagers with chances to develop social skills. Teenagers can learn how to end a fight and still remain friends. Friends provide fun and excitement for teenagers through games. Friends also give advice to one another. Teenagers talk through lots of problems with their friends. Friendships also provide help during times of difficulty. It is helpful for teenagers to have a friend who is going through the same situations.
What happens when youth don’t have friends? Teenagers without friends are usually more lonely and unhappy. They will have lower levels of grades and lower confidence. As they get older, they are more apt to drop out of school.
As kids move into their teenager years, friends and friendships play an important role in teenager life as a way of getting personal enjoyment and social learning.
Most teenagers will have friends who parents either like or dislike. However, it is important to keep in mind that one way teenagers can truly learn how to choose and keep friends is through personal experience, which is sure to have some mistakes. Parents should not be too hard on teenagers when they choose friends who are not good enough or when their friendship fails. Remember, every social experience helps teenagers to learn about different people and improve social skills.
As parents, it is important to encourage friendships among teenagers. However, it is important to know who your teenager’s friends are and to communicate openly about changes in friendships with your teenagers.
1.How many advantages of friends and friendship are mentioned in the first paragraph?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six.
2.What does the underlined sentence probably mean?
A. They get better grades and leave school earlier.
B. They have a lower chance of leaving school earlier.
C. They have a higher chance of leaving school earlier.
D. They are good at dealing with social problems after school.
3.Who are the most possible readers of the passage?
A. Teachers. B. Teenagers. C. Researchers. D. Parents.
4.What is the best title for the passage?
A. Friendship May Be Dangerous
B. Friendship Is Important to Teenagers
C. Parents Should Choose Friends for Their Children
D. Parents’ Advice Is Important to Teenagers’ Friendship
Friends aren’t just fun to have around; they actually help your health. A recent study finds that people who have a larger group of friends in their life live longer than those with few friends by 22%.
Friends help you develop healthy habits. Friends can influence you to make good health changes in your life. Going out with the girls, for example, may mean you see their healthy choices at lunch and do the same. A night out with the boys may include basketball or running rather than sitting in front of the TV. We often think of friends as a group that we have fun with, but a good time can also mean improving your world in some way. This is especially true when you have a lot of friends around you who want you to live a long and healthy life.
Friends help us meet the challenges differently. Failures (失败) can cause many kinds of physical problems in our bodies, but friends can change the way we deal with them and help our emotional (情绪的) health, which in turn allows us to meet the challenges in a stronger way.
Friends help you find diseases earlier. Sometimes, a friend notices something unusual about one’s health that he or she hasn’t even realized. They can point it out and encourage their friends to see a doctor.
Friends want us to be around a long time. Friends are very important in our life.
1.What do we learn from the recent study?
A. People who have many friends live a simple life.
B. People who have many friends live longer.
C. Friends are important for your success.
D. Friends are necessary for your life.
2.How do friends help us meet the challenges according to the passage?
A. By improving our abilities.
B. By encouraging us to see a doctor.
C. By dealing with the problems for us.
D. By changing the way we consider failures.
3.How many advantages does the passage tell about friends?
A. Five. B. Four. C. Three. D. Two.
4.What is the passage mainly about?
A. How to make good friends.
B. What makes a strong friendship.
C. Why friendship is important.
D. Friendship is good for health.
When I was a child I thought a lot about what it means to love. I once asked my mother if she loved me or my father 1 (many), certain that I knew the answer — me. Instead, she bent down and looked at me 2 the eye, hands gently on each shoulder. She explained that she couldn’t help 3 (love) me and that the love of a mother for her baby was incredibly strong. But then she told me that the love she had for my daddy was a love of __4__ (choose), which made it special. Of all the people in the world, she chose 5 and he chose her. Now that I’m married, I consider each day 6 it takes to stay married as long as my parents have. It’s not that I don’t believe in romance. 7 I believe more in the sacred of the ordinary. I believe in love that is sustained by deliberate __8__ (kind) and the choice to see little acts as testaments of love and commitment rather than indicators of a spark that has died of love communicated each time he cooks meals and I schedule his dental appointment. This picture of love is certainly less 9 (excite), but decidedly real, and more romantic in its own way because of the weight of its 10 (real).
Wang Lin is a child who has grown up in the SOS Children’s Village. It was in 1992 he was sent there.At that time she was only four years old. Fortunately, he met many kind and warm-hearted worker. They took good care of him and he lived a happily life. Two years ago, he was admitted to an university. Upon heard the news, all the people in the village feel very glad. ＂He is an intelligent but hard-working boy. He set a good example for the children here, and we are all proud for him,＂ one worker said. Wang Lin loves the village and the people there, so he is often returns to see them whenever he is free.