Being a good friend isn’t always easy,but taking the time to develop a lasting friendship is worth the effort.As the years pass,you will realize that each friendship you keep is priceless.1. To be a good friend and deepen a friendship,just follow these steps.

Keep your promises.

Don’t ever make a promise that you can’t keep.If you say you’ll hang out with a friend and an unexpected situation arises,explain the situation.Give your friend a gift and tell him or her you are sorry.Nobody is perfect,and it’s okay if you break a promise once in a blue moon.2.

Apologize when you’ve made a mistake.

3.Though your friend won’t be happy that you made a mistake,he or she will be very pleased that you admit it instead of just pretending that nothing is wrong.

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To be truly supportive,you will have to be able to watch out for your friend when he/she is having a difficult time.If you sense that your friend is getting into some trouble,help him or her away from the situation by not being afraid to speak up about it.

Give your friend some space when he or she needs it.

Part of being supportive means supporting the fact that your friend won’t always want to spend time with you.Learn to step back and give your friend space.5. Don’t be jealous (嫉妒的) if your friend has lots of other friends.

A.However,don’t make it a regular thing.

B.Help your friend deal with his or her struggles.

C.Learn to forgive your friend and move forward.

D.Of course,to have a good friend,you must be one.

E.If you want your friend to believe in you,you can’t act like you’re perfect.

F.Understand if your friend wants to be alone or to have a walk with other people.

G.Take the time to truly understand your friend when he or she is talking to you.

A man worked in a post office.His job was to handle(处理) all ______ that had unclear addresses.One day he came across a letter which was ______ to God.He opened it and it ______,“Dear God,I am an 83?year?old woman and I live on a very small pension(养老金).Yesterday someone stole my ______.There was a hundred dollars in it,which was all the money I had ______ until my next pension comes.Next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day,and I have invited my last two friends for ______.Without that money,I have ______ to buy food with.I have no family to ______,and you are my only ______.Can you please help me?” The man was ______,and went around showing the letter to all the other workers.Each of them ______ their wallets and donated a few dollars.By the time he ______ his showing,he had collected 96 dollars.______then he sent it to the old woman.Thanksgiving Day came and went.The workers _______forgot about it.Then one day,there came another letter from the old lady to God.All the ______ gathered around when the letter was ______.It read,“Dear God,how can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?Because of your kindness,I was able to ______ a lovely dinner for my friends.We had a very ______ day,and I told my friends about your ______ gift.Thank you very much!” Seeing this,all the workers felt ______ with the nice thing they had done.They looked into each other’s eyes and smiled.

1.A. stamps B. money C. mail D. postcards

2.A. spoken B. written C. recorded D. pointed

3.A. noticed B. talked C. read D. told

4.A. clothes B. purse C. house D. food

5.A. borrowed B. wished C. paid D. left

6.A. dinner B. fun C. business D. picnic

7.A. nothing B. anything C. something D. everything

8.A. live in B. live on C. turn to D. turn back

9.A. family B. hope C. friend D. partner

10.A. excited B. amazed C. surprised D. moved

11.A. gained B. earned C. searched D. explored

12.A. finished B. planned C. started D. toured

13.A. Or B. As C. And D. But

14.A. gradually B. usually C. especially D. easily

15.A. friends B. workers C. officers D. guests

16.A. sent B. replied C. accepted D. opened

17.A. bring B. choose C. prepare D. enjoy

18.A. nice B. strange C. common D. formal

19.A. traditional B. wonderful C. expensive D. extra

20.A. annoyed B. confident C. pleased D. hopeful

As a natural emotion that everyone experiences in life,anger is in many cases a perfectly healthy emotion.Anger can motivate(激发) people to make very positive changes in their lives.Sometimes we have to be angry at injustice(不公正),or even at nature,before we can do what needs to be done to correct wrongs or make things better.But of course,that is not what we usually think of anger.

Most people think of anger as an emotion we must keep under control.Parents tell a child to “get control” of himself when the child shows anger.Children are sometimes sent to their rooms or punished for expressing anger in an extreme way.We may be angry with friends or at work,but we know it is usually not suitable to show it.We have to control the anger or suffer what may be the negative consequences.Very early in life,we learn that anger is something that must be controlled.We learn this for a good reason.We know that uncontrolled anger can lead to fights,car accidents,bad relationships with others,unacceptable social behavior,and many other problems.

Many experts say that if one holds his anger in,it can even lead to severe mental and physical health problems.So what can we do to understand and calm this natural emotion that we call anger?

Experts offer many solutions to harmful anger.Some of these solutions include expressing your feelings and talking about what has caused the anger with someone you trust,avoiding a situation that causes anger,beating a pillow,exercising more and many other methods.Whatever solution one chooses,it is good to know that by trying to find the solution to the problem of anger,the first step in the right direction to solving the anger problem has been taken.

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