Everyone needs friends. We all like to feel close to someone. It is nice to have a friend to talk, laugh and do things with. Surely, there are times when we need to be alone. We don’t always want people around. But we would feel lonely if we never had a friend.
No two people are the same. Sometimes friends don’t get along well, which doesn’t mean that they no longer like each other. Most of the time they will go on being friends. Sometimes friends move away, then we feel very sad. We miss them much, but we can call them and write to them. Maybe we would never see them again, and we can make new friends. It is surprising to find out how much we like new people when we get to know them. Families sometimes name their children after a close friend. Many places are named after men and women, if they are friendly to people in a town. Some libraries are named this way. So are some schools. We think of these people when we go to these places.
There’s more good news for people who have friends. They live longer than those people who don’t. Why? It could be that they are happier. Being happy helps you stay well. Or it could be just knowing that someone cares. If someone cares about you, you take better care of yourself.
1. The first paragraph tells us ___________.
A. none needs friends
B. we need to be alone
C. we always need friends around us
D. making friends is the need in people’s life
2.Which of the following is the most probable place people name after friendly people?
A. A house. B. A room.
C. A library. D. A village.
3. If people have friends, they would live longer, because ___________.
A. they feel happier and healthier
B. they get a lot of help from their friends
C. they take better care of themselves
D. both A and C
4. This passage tells us ___________.
A. that people are all friends
B. that people need friends
C. how to get to know friends
D. how to name a place
People with bad manners are rejected in the world of work. They do not get good jobs or promotions. Their business do not succeed. 1 They are liked and supported. They have friends, luck and success. When you improve your manners, you improve your chances of success. The following are several examples of good manners.
Be polite to everyone you meet. 2 For example, when you go on a job interview, be polite to the desk clerk as they can affect you chances of success. Use these magic words as often as possible: Hello, Please, Excuse me and Sorry, and use the two most important words: Thank you.
Use good manners in all of your communications. Examples: Return telephone and email messages within 24 hours; If you receive a rude message, do not respond with rudeness, but be polite; Do not interrupt people. _____3_____
4 Cutting in front of other cars only gains you a few seconds of time. If you are polite, patient and calm, you will arrive safely and feel more relaxed. A good sense of humor shows good manners. 5 Before starting important conversations, meals or meetings, turn off your mobile phone. Ignoring people while you use your phone is impolite.
A. Use good manners when driving.
B. People with good manners are accepted.
C. It is better to make a careful plan before you take action.
D. You should learn good manners from people around you.
E. Tell jokes or pass on humorous stories that everyone will enjoy.
F. Make sure people are ready to listen to you before you start talking.
G. You will never regret being polite, but you might regret being rude.
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had 1 a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and 2 his father could well 3 it, he told him that was all he wanted.
On the morning of his graduation day his father called him into his own study and told him how 4 he was to have such a fine son. He handed his son a beautiful gift box. 5 but slightly disappointed, the young man __6__ the box and found a lovely book. 7 , he raised his voice at his father and said, ＂ 8 all your money you give me a book? ＂ and rushed out of the house, 9 the book in the study.
He did not contact his father for a whole year 10 one day he saw in the street an old man who looked like his father. He 11 he had to go back home and see his father.
When he arrived at his father’s house, he was told that his father had been in hospital for a week. The moment he was about to 12 the hospital, he saw on the desk the 13 new book, just as he had left it one __14__ ago. He opened it and began to 15 the pages. Suddenly, a car key 16 from an envelope attached behind the book. It had a tag(标签)with the dealer’s name, the 17 dealer who had the sports car he had 18 . On the tag was the 19 of his graduation, and the 20 PAID IN FULL.
1.A. expected B. enjoyed C. admired D. owned
2.A. finding B. proving C. deciding D. knowing
3.A. afford B. offer C. keep D. like
4.A. encouraged B. comfortable C. proud D. moved
5.A. Nervous B. Serious C. Careful D. Curious
6.A. packed B. opened C. picked up D. put aside
7.A. Angrily B. Eagerly C. Calmly D. Anxiously
8.A. At B. From C. With D. To
9.A. toasting B. putting C. forgetting D. leaving
10.A. until B. as C. before D. unless
11.A. learned B. realized C. recognized D. admitted
12.A. get to B. search for C. turn to D. leave for
13. A. much B. still C. hardly D. quite
14.A. year B. month C. week D. day
15.A. clean B. read C. turn D. count
16.A. lost B. came C. appeared D. dropped
17.A. old B. same C. special D. new
18.A. remembered B. desired C. found D. met
19.A. picture B. place C. date D. sign
20.A. words B. information C. messages D. card
Were you the first or the last child in your family? Or were you a middle or an only child? Some people think ____1____ matters where you were born in your family. But there are different ideas about what birth order means. Some people say that the oldest children, ____2____ are smart and strong-willed, are very likely ____3____ (succeed). The reason ____4____ this is simple. Parents have a lot of time for their first child and give him or her a lot of attention. An only child will succeed for ____5____ same reason.
What ____6____(happen) to the other children in the family? Middle children don’t get so much attention, so they don’t feel that important. If a family has many children, the middle one sometimes gets lost in the crowd. The ____7____(young) child, though, often gets special treatment. Often this child grows up to be funny. But a recent study saw things quite ____8____ (difference). The study found that first children believed in family rules. They didn’t take many ____9____(chance) in their lives. They usually ____10____ (follow) orders. Rules didn’t mean as much to later children in the family. They took chances and they often did better in life.
Dear Li Ming,
I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling worried for failing to make friends. Some tips below may be helpful to you.
1. You may feel all the training a waste of time，but I’m a hundred percent sure later you’ll be g________ you did it.
2. The findings challenge a key principle of modern parenting(养育子女)where schools expect them to act as ________ (伙伴) in their children’s education.
3. I_____ like T-shirts that allow volunteers to be recognized publicly for their contributions can help strengthen role identity.
4. Open all the ________(窗帘)and turn up the lights.
5. One Sunday，Nicholas，a ________(青少年)，went skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine.
6.She________ (突然破裂，爆发）into tears at the news that her father had passed away.
7.People without _________(保险) had to pay for their own repairs.
8.The soldiers are trying to help rescue the (幸存者) after the earthquake.
9.Trees along the road provide s________ from the sun for the farmers.
10.A good relationship has to be f________ on trust.
1.It is more convenient_________you to go outside with a car.
2.The new government must set_________ finding solutions to the country's economic problems.
3.They decided_________the date for the picnic.
4.I'm cautious_________what I say because careless remarks are likely to hurt others' feelings.
5.Under good treatment, Helen is beginning to pick _________and will soon come back to school.
6.I thought I could get the job, but _________ expectations, I didn't.
7. The body of the machine is made of _________ (stain) steel,which stays bright under any circumstances.
8.The invitation was beyond all my _________ (expect).
9. Shopping bags are provided for the customers' _________(convenient).
10.The car ahead of us stopped_________ (abrupt) and our car narrowly hit it.
1.Not________ (tolerate) the noise downtown was the main reason that he couldn't settle down to his study.
2.________ (previous) she had very little time to work in her own garden.
3.Before you set out to climb the mountain, your shoelaces should be________ (fasten).
4.We will remain to be________(optimism), whatever the result may be.
5.If you leave the classroom, remember to turn off all the ________(switch).
6.The final between the two teams made a deep_______(impress)on the football fans.
7.__ ______( press) firmly on the wound helps stop the bleeding.
8.In cold winter, many wild animals may die from ________(lack) food.
9.The girl was brought up in comfortable ________(surround).
10.There will be________(guide)walks around the park.
1.You are saying that everyone should be equal，and this is _____I disagree.
2.— I drove to Zhuhai for the air show last week.
— Is that _____ you had a few days off？
3.I remember _____this used to be a quiet village.
4.— Do you remember _____ he came？
— Yes，I do，he came by car.
5.It is generally considered unwise to give a child _____he or she wants.
6.A computer can only do _____you have instructed it to do.
7.It is pretty well understood _____controls the flow of carbon dioxide in and out the atmosphere today.
8.A modern city has been set up in _____was a waste land ten years ago.
9.Do you have any idea _____is actually going on in the classroom？
1. I have always wanted to have a pet at home, but my parents d________ with this, because they don’t want cats or dogs in our flat.
2. The teacher told the students to tell him e________ what had happened that day.
3. If you want to know how to get along with others, please read the following t________.
4. A t___________ is someone who is between thirteen and nineteen years old.
5. This is an important grammar i________ in English; for Chinese learners, it is a difficult grammar point.
6. I am not good at ______________ (沟通) with other people.
7. ________ (交换) your letter with your partner and talk about your ideas.
8. I was ____________ (感激的) to my English teacher in the junior school who gave me so much help.
9. He ________ (患有) from a serious heart attack before, but now he is all right.
10. I have ________ (打包) up my clothes; I’m ready to go on a holiday.