Building Trust in a Relationship Again

Trust (信任)is a learned behavior(习得行为) that we gain from past experiences(以往经历). 1.Trust is a risk.But you can’t be successful when there’s a lack of trust in a relationship that results from an action where the wrongdoer takes no responsibility to fix the mistake.

Unfortunately,we’ve all been victims of betrayal(背信).Whether we’ve been stolen from,lied被欺骗 to,misled被误导,or cheated on被哄骗,there are different levels of losing trust.Sometimes people simply can’t trust anymore(有时候人们就是不能再信任别人). 2. It’s understandable(可理解的),but if you’re willing to build trust in a relationship(人际关系) again,we have some steps you can take to get you there.

3. Having confidence in yourself will help you make better choices because you can see what the best outcome结果 would be for your well-being幸福.

4.If you’ve been betrayed(如果你遭遇了背叛),you are the victim(受害者) of your circumstance(客观环境).But there’s a difference between being a victim and living with a “victim mentality”(“受害者的心态”).At some point in all of our lives,we’ll have our trust tested or violated. 被破坏

You didn’t lose “everything”.Once trust is lost,what is left? Instead of looking at the situation from this hopeless angle角度,look at everything you still have and be thankful for all of the good in your life.5.Instead,it’s a healthy way to work through the experience to allow room余地 for positive growth and forgiveness(宽恕).

A.Learn to really trust yourself.

B.It is putting confidence in someone(对某人寄托信任).

C.Stop regarding yourself as the victim.

D.Remember that you can expect the best in return.

AB.They’ve been too badly hurt and they can’t bear to let it happen again. .(他们曾经受过严重伤害,不能容忍这种事情再次发生。)

AC.This knowledge carries over in their attitude toward their future relationships.

AD.Seeing the positive(积极的) side of things doesn’t mean you’re ignoring(忽视) what happened.

The day before Mother’s Day this year, police received a call from Doris, a heavy-hearted wife. Her husband Melvyn, who suffers Alzheimer's disease, had gone_______from the Little Rock, Arkansas home.

Police found Melvyn two blocks from their home, unable to tell officers where he _______.However, as to where he was going, he wasn’t _______ he was buying his _______ flowers for Mother's Day, as he had every year since she gave birth to their first child.

Melvyn’s condition has been slowly _______ since he was diagnosed with the disease three years ago. His wife has become her husband’s carer, watching _______ as the cruel disease _______her husband’s memories and personality away from him.

Officers intended to take the elderly man straight home—but Melvyn was having _______ of that.” He was pretty _______.” Officer Troy told CBS, “he wasn’t going home ____________ he got those flowers.” So the officers decided to lend him a ____________, secretly stopping in at a local supermarket and helping him ____________ a bunch of beautiful cream-colored roses.“I didn't have a __________;we had to get those flowers, ” Officer Troy says. The ____________ officers even secretly slipped the cashier some extra cash when Melvyn couldn’t ____________ the bill.

Doris was ____________ when she saw her husband of 60 years walking up their front stairs in the company of the police officers, but her relief turned to ____________when he presented her with the flowers.

“As he came up those steps, and I saw those roses and the smile on his face, I was touched ____________, “Dons told CBS, “I just said, thank you, thank you, because I saw his ____________.”

“It’s special, because even though his mind doesn’t remember everything, his heart ____________.”

1.A. crazy B. hungry C. missing D. wrong

2.A. goes B. shops C. works D. 1ives

3.A. excited B. disappointed C. confused D. amazed

4.A. mother B. wife C. daughter D. niece

5.A. worsening B. improving C. changing D. moving

6.A. aimlessly B. fearlessly C. carelessly D. helplessly

7.A. opens B. steals C. betters D. keeps

8.A. both B. all C. none D. neither

9.A. cruel B. brave C. proud D. stubborn

10.A. when B. until C. if D. though

11.A. car B. flower C. hand D. phone

12.A. select B. grow C. preserve D. decorate

13.A. customer B. chance C. choice D. partner

14.A. serious B. strong C. rude D. kind

15.A. cover B. buy C. find D. deliver

16.A. tired B. relieved C. puzzled D. astonished

17.A. sorrow B. loss C. anger D. joy

18.A. inside B. outside C. slightly D. hardly

19.A. present B. condition C. heart D. smile

20.A. sinks B. beats C. remembers D. ignores

Creative Writing Summer School

2-15 August 2015

Study at one of the world's leading universities

About the Creative Writing Summer School

This programme is for those wishing to develop their existing creative writing skills, either for eventual professional use, or out of personal interest.Workshop courses take place twice a day.In a series of plenary(全体出席的)lectures (each morning, and on some evenings), novelists, poets and writers of creative non-fiction discuss their own work and the art of writing.Plenary lectures are designed to expand students' understanding of their own creative options.Students will expected to complete daily writing tasks outside classroom hours; the resulting work will form the primary focus of the workshops.

What will I be studying?

Workshop courses focus on practical writing skills and critical reflection; there are specialist options in fiction; creative non-fiction and poetry, and writing for stage and screen, as well as a more broadly-based writing course.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to university students, literature teachers, professionals and those with other life experience; gap-year students preparing for university may also apply (students must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian if under 18 when the programme starts).Participants must also meet the language requirements specific to this programme and will be asked to provide a 300-400 word piece explaining their reasons for applying.

Who will be teaching me?

Courses are taught by a combination of published writers associated with the School of Continuing Education, Peking University and by guest subject specialists from beyond the university.

Where will I stay?

Participants can stay in the School of Continuing Education, Peking University, close to the teaching sites and city Coventry.

How do I apply?

You can download an application form or apply online.

Find out more:

1.Participants are supposed to finish their writing tasks______.

A. in the morning B. in the evening

C. after class D. during plenary lectures

2.The writing courses_____·

A. focus on practical writing skills

B. cover various kinds of writing

C. don't include writing for stage and screen

D. are mainly about creative non-fiction

3.Applicants need to write an essay to_______.

A. introduce themselves

B. show their writing skills

C. state their language learning experiences

D. explain why they want to attend the programme

Up to 60 Shanghai maths teachers are to be brought to England to raise standards, in an exchange arranged by the Department for Education.The announcement comes as a campaign is launched to raise adult maths skills.A survey of 300 adults for the numeracy campaign found that over a third thought their level of maths had held them back.An accompanying economic analysis said that a lack of maths skills cost the UK 20 billion pounds per year.

The plan to bring 60 English-speaking maths teachers from Shanghai is an attempt to learn from a city that has been the top performance in the OECD's Pisa tests.The OECD says that children of poor families in Shanghai are on average better at maths than middle class children in the UK.The Shanghai teachers, expected to arrive from the autumn, will help share their teaching methods, support pupils who are struggling and help to train other teachers.

“We have some smart maths teachers in this country but what I saw in Shanghai-and other Chinese cities-has only strengthened my belief that we can learn from them.” said education minister, Elizabeth Truss, who has recently visited Shanghai, accompanied by head teachers from England, “They have a can-do attitude to maths-and I want us to match that, and their performance,” She stressed the economic significance of raising maths standards, for individuals and the country.'As part of our long term economic plan, we are determined to drive up standards in our schools and give our young people the skills they need to succeed in the global race.Good maths qualifications have the greatest earning potential and provide the strongest protection against unemployment,” said the education minister.

1.Poor maths skills have caused serious _____ consequences in England.

A. academic B. economic

C. cultural D. political

2.What is the main factor behind Shanghai teachers’success in maths teaching?

A. Their students are from poor families

B. Their students have a talent for maths

C. They have a positive attitude to teaching

D. They teach in a highly developed city.

3.According to Elizabeth Truss, raising maths standards can be helpful in_____.

A. equipping young people with global competitiveness

B. promoting the pupils’ international test performance

C. teaching how to earn money in the global market

D. discovering one’s maths talent at an early age

4.What can be the best title for the passage?

A. Good Maths Skills Are about Hard Work

B. Why Are English Maths Standards Left Behind?

C. Why Are Shanghai Maths Teachers Getting Popular?

D. Chinese Teachers Bring the Art of Maths to English Schools

A massive winter storm is expected to begin hitting Massachusetts tonight, dumping up to a foot or more of snow in some areas, while whipping the coast with powerful winds and driving rains, forecasters predict.

“It’s got a little bit of everything,” William Babecock, a meteologist(气象学家)at the National Weather Service in Taunton, said of the post-Christmas storm that brought snowstorm conditions to the Ohio Valley before heading east with its mixed bag of snow, sleet, and rain.

State Highway Administrator Frank De Paola said more than 4,000 states and snowplows(扫雪车)and salt spreaders were ready to make the roads safer for holiday travelers.

“MassDOT will be fully staffed and will be ready to handle this,” De Paola said, nothing that the storm, which should bring snow to most of the state except the Cape and Island before turning into rain tomorrow, is Massachusetts’ first significant snow storm of this winter season.

“There have been events where we have had pretty much freezing, icing concerns, which we have treated with chemicals.But this is the first big event that will call for plowing,” he said.

A high wind watch has been issued for southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Forecasters say the wind could reach 60 mph, possibly bringing down power lines.

In Worcester, some were busy for severer by buying rock salt,shovels and windshield wash,Barrows Hardware president Brain Barrow said.He called the volume(总量)of customers at his Webster Street store very steady on Wednesday morning, “You do get that supermarket effect for sure,”he said of shoppers stocking supplies before a storm.

There were no flight delays or cancellations at Logan International Airport in Boston as of day,” Right now, everything’s running normally.” airport spokesman Richard Walsh said.But Walsh said as the day progressed, travelers should contact their airlines directly to check the status of their flights.

1.According to William Babecock, we can know that_____.

A. snow, sleet, and rain occurred after Christmas

B. nothing has been done to prepare for the winter storm

C. 400 snowplows were ready for the snow

D. the snowstorm came from the Ohio snow

2.We can conclude from Paragraph 5 that_____.

A. this winter season is filled with great significance

B. Massachusetts seldom sees snow all year round

C. here are some poisonous chemicals in the snow

D. the icy roads have inconvenienced people

3.Some people bought supplies _______.

A. became they got affected by the supermarket

B. because they were wrongly directed to do this

C. because they were excited to be informed

D. because they were preparing themselves for the snow

4.What does the author mainly want to say in the passage?

A. People tend to fall into a panic when faced with had weather

B. The government shows concern for people’s living conditions

C. People from all walks of life have gotten ready for the snow

D. Flights usually aren’t affected much by had weather

What's more exciting than having a fresh hot pizza delivered to your door? How about having it brought to you by a robot? Thanks to Domino's Robotic Unit or DRU, that just became a reality! On March 8, the three-foot tall robot delivered its first pizza to some lucky residents in Brisbane, Australia.

The fully autonomous DRU is the result of a cooperation between Domino’s Pizza Australia and Marathon Robotics.The 450-pound machine that travels at a maximum speed of 12.4 miles an hour can traverse a distance of up to 12 miles and back, before requiring a battery recharge. LIDAR, a laser-based sensor technology similar to the one used in self-driving cars, enables DRU to detect and avoid obstacles, while traditional sensors, much like those used in vacuum robots ensure its path is safe as it heads to its destination.

The robot can fit up to ten pizzas and even has a separate cold area to accommodate drink orders.To access their fond, customers have to enter the unique code provided by the company.This is not only ensures that they pick up the right pizza, but also prevents the pies from getting stolen.

Scientists expert additional DRU’s to be ready for service in their various Queensland locations within the next six months.But don’t expect these super cute robots to replace humans anytime soon.According to Domino’s the DRU still needs extensive testing, which the company believes could take up to two years.

And then there is also the issue of regulations.The public use of autonomous vehicles is still banned in most countries.But Don Meij, the CEO and Managing Director of Domino's Pizza Australia New Zealand Ltd, is not worried.He is “confident that one day DRU will become an integral part of the Domino's family.”

1.What's the function of LIDAR?

A. keeping DRU free of obstacles

B. Recharging DRU’s battery

C. Helping DRU find its destination

D. Protecting DRU from bad weather

2.What does the underlined word “accommodate” in Paragraph 3 probably mean?

A. Heat B. Hold

C. Sell D. Show.

3.Why does the company provide codes for its customers?

A. To fit up more pizzas

B. To prevent the pizza being taken by mistake

C. To keep the pizza warm

D. To get the pizza paid in time

4.What can we infer about the future of DRU?

A. It may need some improvements B. It will replace humans soon.

C. It may be banned in Australia D. It will soon be applied worldwide


There are so many things we do in our daily lives that have become a “habit”, 1.How you answer the phone is a habit. The way you sit in the car when you drive is a habit. Have you ever tried to change the way you do something, after you’ve done it in a certain way for so long? It’s easy to do as long as you think about it. The minute your mind drifts to something else, you go right back to the old way of doing things. 2.It’s a way of doing things that has become routine or commonplace. To change an existing habit or form a new one can be a tedious(单调乏味的) task.

Let’s pick something fairly easy to start with, like spending 15 minutes in the morning reading the Bible. If you want to turn something into a habit that you do every day, you have to WANT to do it. 3.Make a firm decision to do this on a daily basis.

Imprint(铭刻) it in your mind. Write several notes to yourself and put them in places where you will see them. By the alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator door, in your briefcase, and under your car keys are good places to start.

After the newness wears off, then you will have to remind yourself, “Hey, I forgot to. . . ”. Keep using the notes if you have to. 4.Some people say it will take over a month to solidify(变得稳固) it and make it something you will do without having to think about it. I tend to agree with the last statement. Two to three weeks will help you to remember, but thirty days or more will make it a part of your everyday routine. 5.

A. What is a “habit” anyway?

B. Is doing things in an old way good?

C. Brushing your teeth is a habit.

D. Forming a bad habit is easy.

E. It takes 16 to 21 times of repeating a task to make it a habit.

F. If you don’t, you will find a way to do everything but that.

G. That’s something you won’t necessarily have to think about before you do it — habit.

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