Life is difficult to everybody, so you need to organize your life well. Here are some suggestions which might give you some help to manage your life well.

Write everything down and do not rely on your memory. 1. If you want to remember things, put them in writing, or in a digital notebook. Keeping your to-do lists and other information written somewhere allows you to look back at them anytime, especially when you have hit your head and forgotten some of them.

2. Try this experiment before buying one thing, throw out something old or something you do not use. Or, if you are a really pack rat(不想扔任何东西的人), just throw out one old thing a day until you can not find any more items to throw.

Recycle and donate. Is your closet full of unopened bags and clothes that still have their tags(标签) on? Is your bookshelf full of unread books? Chances are that if you have not read, worn, or used whatever they are, they you are probably not going to use them at all. 3.

Create daily, weekly and monthly timetables for cleaning. Organize your cleaning timetable. 4. Distribute tasks properly, so for example, dish washing could be done daily while vacuuming(吸尘) could be done weekly and cleaning the windows done monthly. Whichever of these tasks you decide to do, remember that you can not completely organize your life in one go(一口气).

5. Just decide to get organized now, and then take baby steps. Soon enough, you will be making a habit out of it all.

A. Practice putting things away immediately

B. Throw one thing before buying something

C. It is a long and never-ending process, so be patient

D. Give them to a charity or sell on the internet

E. It is extremely exhausting to clean everything all at once

F. To keep up with tasks, you need to work with your family

G. We all agree most of us have a tough time remembering things

As everybody knows, some people have their principles. Of course ______ also have their own opinions. I have opinions about what I think is right or ______ or good or bad. But they’re only opinions! I won’t try to build my life upon my opinions, but I’ll try to ______ my principles.

It’s said that a 17-year-old boy learned a lesson about life principles. He found a woman’s ______ that contained £127 and her ______. He jumped onto his bicycle and rode to her house---about a mile away. The woman gave him a(n) ______ and twenty pounds. That evening the boy told his parents about the ______ and his father said, “I don’t think you should have ______ £20 for doing what you should have done. A person shouldn’t be rewarded for being ______.”

There’s no denying that the boy thought over his father’s ______ and then he rode to the lady’s home again and gave the ______ back to her. She didn’t want to take it, but he told her she had to and that his father ______ something to him that he had never ______ before.

In my opinion, if we are always honest and insist on the personal ______ of always doing the right thing, we will ______ change. These great principles shape our lives and make us into persons of character. They build ______ and teach confidence. It’s pretty obvious that the boy is fortunate to be ______ by a wise father.

In a word, ______ Martin Luther King, Jr. said it well, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Those were his principles. Decide to always do what is ______, today and every day, and you will find yourself building a life that ______.

1.A. some B. others C. another D. other

2.A. wrong B. unnecessary C. impossible D. difficult

3.A. go through B. make out C. give away D. stick to

4.A. envelope B. drawer C. basket D. purse

5.A. address B. means C. solution D. delivery

6.A. suggestion B. number C. hug D. introduction

7.A. problem B. secret C. accident D. experience

8.A. received B. accepted C. brought D. gave

9.A. honest B. pleased C. depressed D. perfect

10.A. anger B. explanations C. words D. encouragements

11.A. card B. money C. present D. expense

12.A. pointed out B. gave in C. sold out D. found out

13.A. realized B. took C. afforded D. remembered

14.A. condition B. standard C. fortune D. treasure

15.A. probably B. nearly C. instantly D. actually

16.A. bodies B. miles C. self-esteem D. situation

17.A. honored B. praised C. raised D. warned

18.A. which B. if C. as D. but

19.A. ridiculous B. accurate C. boring D. absurd

20.A. makes B. decides C. expects D. matters

Volunteering abroad is a great way to help others, improve your skills and become a more confident, independent person. If you are interested in volunteering abroad, here are some places to go.


If you seek a life on the beach, in a great climate with friendly people, Australia might be your best bet. With thousands of volunteers already signing up to leave for Australia during the holidays, it will be a very popular option.


This vast country has some great opportunities on offer and is especially popular this year. A lot of volunteer work is available in Brazil centers on conservation and ecological projects. With the world’s largest rainforest in Brazil, of which huge part is in danger, there are lots of different jobs you can do.


Kenya is the destination for those seeking an African experience. Generally volunteers in Kenya work in orphanages (孤儿院) or with local children living in slums (贫民窟). There is a great demand for volunteers in Africa because many people live in poverty, so if you truly feel like making a difference to a community, Kenya should be at the top of your list.

Costa Rica

Golden sandy beaches, clear coastlines and beautiful cities are what Costa Rica is all about. Because of its small size, you can see a lot of the country in just a short time. You can really make the most of your time as a volunteer. A lot of work is needed with wildlife and ecological work, so if you want to look after turtles on the beach. Costa Rica could be just the place for you

1.If you are interested in protecting the environment, you will probably go to .

A. Australia B. Kenya

C. Brazil D. Costa Rica

2.It can be inferred from the passage that volunteers in Kenya mainly work with .

A. animals B. plants

C. the elderly D. children

3.If you choose to go to Costa Rica, you are supposed to .

A. work with animals on the beach

B. surf with children in the water

C. take care of trees in the forests

D. look after children who have lost their parents

You want to run across the street to catch the bus which is leaving soon? But wait! You’d better not. If a policeman sees you, you’ll have to pay a fine. New traffic laws say that if people cross the street when the light is red, they can be fined as much as 50 yuan.

Traffic accidents killed more than 100,000 people in China one year. Chinese cities have more cars than ever. Drivers and pedestrians must work together to make the streets safer.

The law has new rules for drivers and pedestrians. Drivers have to slow down when they are close to crosswalks. If people are in a crosswalk, cars must stop to let them pass. There are rules for bus drivers, too. If bus drivers, smoke, drink or make phone calls while driving, they can be fined. Buses that carry too many people are also against the law.

Pedestrians will have to walk more safely under the new law. They must cross streets at crosswalks. Also, they shouldn’t climb over the fences (栅栏) along streets.

Do you bike to school? It’s not a good idea to carry classmates on the back. You could be fined 50 yuan. And stay in the bike lane (车道), when you’ re riding. The big roads are for cars and buses.

Do you like to ride your uncle’s motorbike? When you put on your helmet (头盔), ask him to put one on, too. People on motorbikes must wear helmets, the new law says. If they don’t, they’ll have to pay 200 yuan.

Do you ride in cars often? Don’t forget to put on your seat belt (安全带), even if you’re going for a short taxi ride. It could save your life.

If you see a hit-and-run(肇事逃逸), tell the police. They may give you a reward (奖赏).And don’t be afraid to help people to the hospital if they are hurt in an accident. Don’t worry about money. The new law says that doctors must take care of them even if they can’t pay right away.

1.According to the new traffic laws, if you run across the street when the light is red, you will .

A. be not in danger B. be fined

C. stop the traffic D. see a policeman

2.When you ride in a car, even if in a taxi, you have to .

A. Put on the helmet B. stay in the bike lane

C. Put on the seatbelt D. see if it carries too many people

3.You should do all the following EXCEPT .

A. carry your class mate on the back when you’re riding a bike

B. phone the police when you see a hit-and-run

C. help people to the hospital if they are hurt in an accident

D. wear your helmet while riding a motor bike

4.What’s the purpose of the text?

A. To tell us those who break traffic rules will he punished seriously.

B. TO warn drivers not to break traffic laws.

C. To warn students not to break traffic laws.

D. To tell the readers some new traffic laws.

It’s been a hard time for rhinos (犀牛) lately. Recently the International Union for Conservation announced the western black rhinos had died out in the wild. It was last seen in western Africa in 2006. Now, those who work to protect the animals are trying to make sure that won’t happen to other rhinos.

19 south-central black rhinos in South Africa were driven to an area nearly 1,000 miles away, which was said to be the gentlest and quickest way to transport the animals. They were taken to a new home that would keep them safe from hunters.

Though it is not allowed to hunt rhinos, many are still killed for their horns. which can sell for as much as $ 30,000 each. Most of them are used to make drugs as traditional medicines in Asian countries. Some people believe that the horns work well in treating pain, fever and even cancer. However, there is no medical evidence yet.

Black rhino population began falling rapidly in the second half of the 1900s because of poaching. In fact, some people still hunt the animals at the risk of being put into prison. And many of the places where the animals used to live in were destroyed when people started building farms on the grasslands. Until the 1960s, about 65,000 black rhinos lived throughout most of Africa. Today, fewer than 5,000 are left—most of them in zoos and wildlife reserves.

South Africa has the largest population of rhinos in the world. Poaching is an especially big problem in that country. So far, more than 340 rhinos have been killed there. Since 2003, the Black Rhino Expansion Project has been helping the south-central black rhinos in South Africa. The group works with landowners to find areas where rhinos can live safely away from hunters.

So far, the group has successfully saved about 120 rhinos. Leaders of the project say the south-central black rhinos have seen a rise in numbers. It is hoped that, with continued support, these rhinos can escape the unfortunate result of the western black rhinos.

1.According to the text, the western black rhinos .

A. cannot be seen in the wild at present

B. once lived in most parts of Africa

C. were killed in a natural disaster

D. disappeared in the early 1990s

2.Rhinos are hunted mainly because .

A. they often come to attack people

B. they take up too much farmland

C. their horns can be made into drugs

D. their blood helps people prevent disease

3.The underlined word “poaching” in Paragraph 4 refers to the fact that black rhinos .

A. lost the places where they lived

B. were hunted without permission

C. were killed without control

D. died of a strange disease

4.What would be the best title of the text?

A. The rhinos in South Africa

B. The habits of black rhinos

C. The death of rhinos

D. Saving black rhinos

At 2:30 on December 5,1945, five US Navy training planes took off in clear weather from the base Lauderdale, Florida. The planes flew cast over the coast...and disappeared. The group was Flight 19, on a run between Florida and Bahamas. Tailor was the group leader. At about 3:40, Tailor reported that his compasses were not reading properly. The other planes followed their leaders aimlessly, first east, then west, then northeast over the ocean, as Tailor tried to make sure of the direction by radio. Then, suddenly Tailor was heard to give orders to dive...

Quickly, two giant Martin seaplanes were sent up to search for Flight 19. Several hours later, the wind became strong and visibility (能见度) dropped. A return to base was ordered. But only one of the Martin seaplanes landed. Four days later, the Navy and Coast Guard combed a 100,000 square miles area with more than 100 planes and ships. No sign was ever shown of the missing planes.

Today, people have noted the disappearance of many ships and planes in the southwest part of the North Atlantic and began to call this area the Bermuda Triangle(百慕大三角区).

The points of the triangle are Bermuda, Puerto Rico and a spot in the Gulf of Mexico, west of Florida. It is a two-faced water world of tiny islands, bright beaches and beautiful waters. Yet thick fogs, powerful currents(激流) and sudden storms are hidden behind this smiling surface.

1.Why did Flight 19 disappear?

A. Because the wind became strong and visibility dropped.

B. Because Tailor was given wrong orders to dive.

C. Because Tailor couldn’t read his compasses correctly.

D. Because something unknown made the compasses unable to work as usual.

2.In what position did Flight 19 disappear?

A. In the southwest part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

B. In the northeast part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

C. To the southwest part of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean.

D. To the northeast part of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean.

3.How many planes disappeared altogether that day?

A. Five. B. Six.

C. two. D. Only one.

4.The underlined word “combed” in the passage mean“ ”.

A. covered with B. flew over

C. did up one’s hair with a comb D. searched all over

Let children learn to judge their work. 1. If corrected too much, he will stop talking. He notices a thousand times a day the difference between the language he uses and the language those around him use. Bit by bit, he makes the necessary changes to make the necessary changes to make his language like other people’s. 2.They learn to do without being taught to walk, run, climb, whistle, ride a bicycle, compare their own performances with those of more skilled people, and slowly make the needed changes.

But in school we never give a chance to find out his mistakes and correct them by himself. 3. We act as if we thought that he would never notice a mistake unless it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made to. Let him work out, with the help of other children if he wants it, what this word says, what the answer is to that problem, whether this is a good way of saying or doing this or not.

If it is a matter of the right answer, as it may be in mathematics or science, give him the answer book. 4.Why should we teachers waste time on such routine work? 5. Let the children learn what all educated people must some day learn, how to measure their own understanding, and how to know what they know or do not know.

A. Children leant to do all the other things in the same way.

B. Let him correct his own papers.

C. Point out his mistakes.

D. We do it all for him.

E. We allow him to learn from other children.

F. A child learning to talk does not learn by being corrected all the time.

G. Our job should be to help the child when he tells us that he can’t find the way to get the right answer.

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