Do you ever wonder if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing with your life?What if you have potential talents that could lead you to a new path and change everything for the better?1.The following tips will help you discover your potential strength.
●Do what you love.
One sure way to get yourself moving in the right direction is to do more of the things that make you feel good.2.That might lead to writing a book or a movie or a career in writing.If baking treats for friends and neighbors gives you great pleasure,take it one step further.Upgrade your packaging and look into selling your goodies at a local market.
●Complete some assessment activities.
3.While none of them is perfect,each of them can help you realize the types of your strengths.
It's not always easy to self-identify what we're good at.So go and ask your friends what they think your strengths are.You might be surprised at what they have to say.Are you creative,organized,or socially outgoing?Sometimes your friends are more aware of your strengths than you.
●Find a guide.
If you have an idea of where your potential strengths lie,it may help to find a person who has achieved success in a related area.Chances are that your guide would be happy to share tips and motivations to help you.Use this relationship to get hands-on experience.5.Ask the owner of a shop you admire if you can work part time or volunteer in order to learn the business and see if it suits you.
A.Ask your friends.
B.Turn to your teachers for help.
C.Stop wondering and start doing.
D.If you love to write,start blog now.
E.Setting a goal helps you identify a potential strength.
F.There are many free self-evaluation tools on the Internet.
G.Do you think you might want to open a bookstore or cafe?
In March 2007,I was recovering from an operation for breast cancer and going through a terrible time.I spent my days at home______everything to myself.Then one of my colleagues suggested______,“Why don't you pick a couple of days and go to Ireland and escape?”I______the tip.
The trip was fun,but when I got on the______to go home,I wasn't feeling well.My plan was to sleep for the______journey,but the guy next to me looked good-hearted for a conversation______he had kind eyes.
“I had an operation,”I said______.‘‘I had breast cancer.’’He paused for a moment and said,“What's wrong with that?Breast cancer is just a small______of you,like going to college or getting married.”
I could feel my eyes______up with tears.
“Don't think too much of your problem,”he said.“Instead,think about how many people you could help.”
I had tears coming down my face,and said,“I can't______I'm crying in front of you,I don't______know you.”
“Look,you have a______in life,”he said.“You can either______your things deep in your pockets and take them to your grave,or you can help someone.”
I've always been a very______person,and aside from the few people who needed to know,I'd kept my illness secret.I didn't want to be______by my weakness.
But this man,whose name was Ken Duane,showed me that my illness gave me______-because it gave me the ability to______someone else's load.I decided at that moment that I was going to try to help others by sharing my story______,in hopes of inspiring those who were in the same or similar situation.Later that year,I talked about my illness and my______with Ken on air.
I am forever______that I never took a nap on that flight over the Atlantic.
1.A. devoting B. explaining C. keeping D. storing
2.A. seriously B. hurriedly C. kindly D. confidently
3.A. overlooked B. dismissed C. doubted D. accepted
4.A. bus B. plane C. train D. ship
5.A. whole B. last C. exact D. normal
6.A. if B. because C. while D. though
7.A. willingly B. quickly C. cheerfully D. weakly
8.A. part B. centre C. pain D. symbol
9.A. coming B. filling C. taking D. ending
10.A. bear B. realize C. believe D. deny
11.A. still B. already C. then D. even
12.A. decision B. choice C. goal D. belief
13.A. clear B. sort C. put D. mix
14.A. private B. outspoken C. clumsy D. polite
15.A. defeated B. blamed C. affected D. defined
16.A. surprise B. strength C. advice D. reference
17.A. broaden B. worsen C. lighten D. brighten
18.A. publicly B. officially C. clearly D. sharply
19.A. expectation B. exploration C. appointment D. conversation
20.A. grateful B. conscious C. pitiful D. regretful
Many couples are quite puzzled about this question.How can lovers be devoted to each other for long? Actually, they just complain about their marriage to their partners all the time,not1.(know) how to deal with the marriage crisis.
“Before we were2.(marry),my husband was a caring man,“a wife once told me.“It seemed that he would love me till the end of the world.Since we got married,he3.(become) a lazy bone.He watches ball games more than he watches me.He has changed so much that I can4.(hard) bear him.”
“Very funny,”answered the husband.“But have you looked at yourself lately?Several years ago,you were very beautiful.Now you wear that old dress.If I've changed from5.energetic man to a lazy one,then you've changed yourself from a6.(beauty) lady to an ugly one.”This hurtful but childish7.(argue) shows how couples, instead of looking for love,may look for all the8.(fault) that his/her partner has in their daily life.
Honestly speaking,how we see our partners often depends more9.how we are than how they are.It is a way of seeing.Husbands and wives are not audience10.participant observers in each other’s life.Remember that the law of lasting love is to look at your lover with love.
Our class paid a visit to a senior's home last Sunday.As soon as we got to there,we first did a thorough cleaning. Some swept and mopping the floor.Some cleaned the windows or others did some washing.An hour late,the rooms looked clean and tidy and took on a newly look.Then we were divided into two group.One group gave a wonderful performance who the elderly enjoyed very much;the other group taught those interested in English some daily expressions.All the elderly had good time with them.When lunch time came,we had to say goodbye for them.
I am pleased to learn about your appeal to spend a Saturday without using smart phones.
Jack is a clerk of a bookstore. Here is the note from his boss. Ben. Jack has to decide what books to order according to the following note and the descriptions of the books.
You must hand in the order list of books to me by the first working day of every month. The rules for choosing books are:
• August in coming. We must choose all textbooks, without thinking of other rules.
For books which are not textbooks:
• If more than five copies of books were sold last month, choose them. But if there are five copies or more in stock (现货) we do not make an order.
• If the wholesale(批发) prices of the books are higher than $ 75, we do not choose them. And we do not order anything whose retail(零售) price is higher than $ 100.
The descriptions of the books
Title: Homeland English
Publisher(出版社): Homeland Ltd
Wholesale prices: $ 110
Retail price: $ 140
Copies sold last month: 3
Copies in stock: 2
Title: How to Become Successful
Publisher: Founder Company Ltd
Wholesale price: $ 25
Retail price: $ 40
Copies sold last month: 2
Copies in stock: 1
Title: Biology at a Glance
Publisher: New Times Publishing Ltd
Wholesale prices: $ 70
Retail price: $ 95
Copies sold last month: 18
Copies in stock: 3
Title: Good Health in 20 Days
Publisher: Oscar World Ltd
Wholesale prices: $ 50
Retail price: $ 66
Copies sold last month: 10
Copies in stock: 20
1.Jack must hand in the order list to his boss by ________.
A. the first day of last August
B. the last working day of this month
C. the last day of next August
D. the first working day of each month
2.If Jack wants to buy the books about success he should order them from ________.
A. Homeland Ltd B. Founders Company Ltd
C. Oscar World Ltd D. New Times Publishing Ltd
3.Which book sold best according to the text?
A. Homeland English B. How to Become Successful
C. Biology at a Glance D. Good Health in 20 Days
4.Jack can’t buy Good Health in 20 Days because ________.
A. it is not a school textbook
B. the copies in stock are more than five
C. its wholesale price is too high
D. the copies sold last month are over five
The Hangzhou-Changsha section of the Shanghai-Kunming(Hu-Kun) high speed rail(高铁) officially started operation on Dec 10, 2014. The Changsha-Huaihua(Chang-Huai) section of the Hu-Kun high speed rail was also opened to traffic a week later.
“It is no longer a dream" for Changsha residents to "leave for a trip without hesitation", said Changsha Evening, as it is really convenient either to go eastward or westward from Changsha.
During the trial operation of the Chang-Huai section on Dec 9, the G6521 train left Changsha South Railway Station at 8:40 am, arrived at Xiangtan North Station at 8:54 am, Loudi South Station at 9:22 am, and Huaihua South Station at 10:28 am.
Before the opening of the high speed rail. Changsha had 13 regular trains to Huaihua, the fastest of which, the Z149, leaves Changsha at about 6:00 am and arrives at Huaihua at nearly 12:00 am, being more than four hours slower than the high speed train.
The total length of the high speed rail in Hunan province is now more than 1,000 km, covering 10 out of the total 14 prefecture level(地区级的) cities or autonomous districts-much higher than the national average level.
1.When was the Changsha-Huaihua section opened to traffic in 2014?
A. Dec 3. B. Dec 10.
C. Nov 17. D. Dec 17.
2.Which is the right direction of the Chang-Huai high speed rail according to the text?
A. From the east to the west. B. From the south to the north.
C. From the east to the south. D. From the south to the east.
3.How long does it take the Z149 train from Changsha to Huaihua?
A. 3 hours. B. 6 hours.
C. 9 hours. D. 12 hours.
4.Where can this text probably be found?
A. In t story book. B. In a science book.
C. In a newspaper. D. In a fashion magazine.
Like most teenagers in the world, Joso Montanaro, a teen artist in Brazil(巴西) likes reading and drawing cartoons. But he is special—his drawings get published.
Montanaro is now drawing cartoons for Folha. Folha is Brazil’s largest newspaper and is known for its cartoons. Montanaro has already been working at Folha for two years. Each week he draws two, three or four cartoons and sends them to the paper. From those editors choose one for the next day’s page.
“I like doing political drawings because you can joke about somebody bigger than you.” Montanaro says.
Montanaro’s love for cartoons began when he was only 7 years old. His dad bought him comics. Montanaro says these books gave him the ideas that got him drawing. “I think those great works have really helped me,” he says. “They remind me that I should draw something in my book every day.”
1.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Folha is famous for its cartoons.
B. Folha is the largest newspaper in Brazil.
C. Montanaro draws one cartoon for Folha every week.
D. Montanaro began to work for Folha two years ago.
2.Why does Montanaro like drawing political cartoons?
A. Because he can show his ideas on politics.
B. Because he is very interested in political jobs.
C. Because he thinks it’s easier to draw political cartoons.
D. Because he can make fun of some important people.
3.What made Montanaro draw and helped him a lot in his drawings?
A. The comics his dad bought him. B. His interest in cartoon films.
C. The fun of drawing cartoons. D. His dad’s ideas about cartoons.
4.What’s the best title for this passage?
A. Folha’s Art Director B. Brazil’s Largest Newspaper
C. A Teen Artist in Brazil D. Montanaro’s Great Father
This is not a diet. It is a simple way to lose weight. You do not have to give up the food you love or join a gym. You just follow some habits thin people have. Keep them, and you’ll become thin.
When you wake up in the morning, sit up slowly without using your hands with legs straight out, lean forward until you feel sore in your back. It will use up 10 calories.
Order a clear soup, and have it before the main food. In this way, you will feel fuller and you’ll eat less when the main food comes.
Apples are full of fiber and water, so your stomach will want less. Studies show that people who eat at least three apples or pears a day may lose weight.
Every time you use the cell phone, stand up and walk around. Heavy people sit on average two and a half hours more a day than thin people. This skill is very important as standing up and walking around will burn up 50 or more calories.
Use these skills, and you will have a big weight loss.
A. How to lose weight
B. Eat an apple or more a day
C. Talk it up
D. Start with soup
A lion, a fox, and a wild pig went hunting for rabbits together. By the end of the day, they had a large pile of rabbits to _______.
The lion said to the wild pig. “Pig, you divide the rabbits up among the three of us in a _______ that you think is fair.”
The pig divided the rabbits up into three _______ piles, and said to the lion, “There we are. One pile for each of us. How’s that?”
The lion _______ sprang at the wild pig and _______ him. Then, the lion threw all the rabbits into one big pile again. He _______ to the fox. “Well now, Mr. Fox, why don’t you _______ the rabbits between the two of us in a way that you think is fair?”
The fox walked over to the pile of rabbits, took the _______ one for himself, and left the rest in a big pile. “This rabbit is _______ me, Mr. Lion, and that big pile is for you.” said the fox.
At that point, the lion said, “Where did you learn to divide so ________, Mr. Fox?” And Mr. Fox replied. “The wild pig taught me.”
1.A. eat B. share C. attack D. enjoy
2.A. case B. situation C. way D. mood
3.A. same B. different C. big D. equal
4.A. gradually B. immediately C. curiously D. seriously
5.A. sold B. punished C. praised D. killed
6.A. came B. ran C. returned D. turned
7.A. part B. raise C. divide D. separate
8.A. youngest B. oldest C. smallest D. largest
9.A. for B. with C. to D. on
10.A. fairly B. unfairly C. hurriedly D. badly