I am a 17-year-old college student. Something I came across today touched me, so I decided to _____ it.

After a long and boring morning at college, I was _____ at the bus station for my bus. While standing there, I was thinking about how _____ the week had been when this gentleman came and stood next to me. After a while he _____ talking to me, mainly about the buses and bus drivers. He had ____ noticed that I was feeling down, as he told me to cheer up and told a ______. This then turned into a casual ______ as we waited for the bus, which was late _____

He introduced himself to me and told me it was _____ to meet me. Then the bus finally _____ We both got on the bus, and he sat in front of me, and we ______ talking. At this point all my ______ thoughts about the week were starting to _____. He asked me what I was doing at college, and what I was planning to do ____ I graduated. He wished me luck and told me he had his fingers crossed for me.

He then _____ me a piece of paper, with “Ten ideas for kindness” on it and a link to a website. When I got off the bus, he told me that it was a _____ to meet me and he wished me good luck.

I don’t _______ if this very caring man will ever read this article, ___ I want to say that he is the only person who had talked with me _____ for a while, and noticed that I needed cheering up. He made me _____ that life really is worth living.

1.A. report B. share C. describe D. keep

2.A. gathering B. searching. C. waiting D. sitting

3.A. pleasant B. fast C. busy D. terrible

4.A. stopped B. enjoyed C. started D. continued

5.A. nearly B. hardly C. instantly D. obviously

6.A. remark B. suggestion C. joke D. choice

7.A. discussion B. greeting C. conversation D. meeting

8.A. as well B. as usual C. for once D. so far

9.A. punctual B. surprising C. unlucky D. lovely

10.A. started B. left C. arrived D. stopped

11.A. insisted on B. decided on C. carried on D. took on

12.A. serious B. strange C. negative D. careful

13.A. form B. melt C. burst D. disappear

14.A. after B. when C. before D. until

15.A. sent B. tore C. handed D. spread

16.A. pleasure B. pity C. duty D. chance

17.A. expect B. imagine C. doubt D. know

18.A. for B. and C. but D. so

19.A. generally B. quietly C. sincerely D. briefly

20.A. conclude B. realize C. convince D. remind

Raised in a fatherless home, my father was extremely tightfisted towards us children. His attitude didn’t soften as I grew into adulthood and went to college. I had to ride the bus whenever I came home. Though the bus stopped about two miles from home, Dad never met me, even in severe weather. If I grumbled, he’d say in his loudest father-voice, “That’s what your legs are for!” The walk didn’t bother me as much as the fear of walking alone along the highway and country roads. I also felt less than valued that my father didn’t seem concerned about my safety. But that feeling was canceled one spring evening.

It had been a particularly difficult week at college after long hours in labs. I longed for home. When the bus reached the stop, I stepped off and dragged my suitcase to begin the long journey home.

A row of hedge(树篱)edged the driveway that climbed the hill to our house. Once I had turned off the highway to start the last lap of my journey, I always had a sense of relief to see the hedge because it meant that I was almost home. On that particular evening, the hedge had just come into view when I saw something gray moving along the top of the hedge, moving toward the house. Upon closer observation, I realized it was the top of my father’s head. Then I knew, each time I’d come home, he had stood behind the hedge, watching, until he knew I had arrived safely. I swallowed hard against the tears. He did care, after all.

On later visits, that spot of gray became my watchtower. I could hardly wait until I was close enough to watch for its secret movement above the greenery. Upon reaching home, I would find my father sitting innocently in his chair. “So! My son, it’s you!” he’d say, his face lengthening into pretended surprise.

I replied, “Yes, Dad, it’s me. I’m home.”

1.What does the underlined word “grumbled” in Paragraph 1 probably mean?

A. Accepted happily. B. Spoke unhappily.

C. Agreed willingly. D. Explained clearly.

2.What made the author feel upset was ______.

A. the feeling of being less than valued

B. the fear of seeing something moving

C. the tiredness after long hours in labs

D. the loneliness of riding the bus home

3.The author’s father watched behind the hedge because ______.

A. he didn’t want to meet his son at the doorway

B. he wanted to help his son build up courage

C. he was concerned about his son’s safety

D. he didn’t think his son was old enough to walk alone

4.Which of the following can be the best title for the text?

A. My College Life. B. My Father’s Secret.

C. Terrible Journey Home. D. Riding Bus Alone.

At home, ordering food from a menu is a normal, everyday routine. I don’t even give it a second thought. In China, it’s a whole other story! Here, ordering is a fun game of trial and error, and the adventure begins before the food is even served!

Many restaurants in central Beijing advertise “English language menus”, but the translations can just add to the confusion. Although accompanying pictures can be a helpful relief, the translations often make the whole experience even more amusing. During my first few weeks in China I tried some delicious dishes with strange names. As an experiment, my friends and I would order things like “students addicted to chicken gristle (软骨)” and “red burned lion head”. It was always fun to see what landed on our table. Eventually we learned that “lion head” was actually pork, and “students” are “addicted” to diced (切碎的) chicken with green pepper.

Recently, I came across a busy restaurant down a narrow side street in a Beijing hutong. It was lunchtime and the small room was packed with people sitting on small stools (凳子) eating noodles. I was hungry and cold, and the steaming bowls looked irresistible! I sat myself down and called out for a “caidan!” In response, the waitress pointed to a wall at the back of the restaurant. The wall was full of Chinese characters describing numerous dishes. There was only one sentence in English: “crossing over the bridge noodles”.

I had never heard of the dish and had no idea what it would taste like. I took a gamble and ordered one bowl of “crossing over the bridge noodles”. A few minutes later the waitress carried over a heavy bowl full of broth (肉汤) and I quickly dug in. It was the best bowl of noodles I had ever tasted! I have been back again and again and each time I point at the one English sentence – “crossing over the bridge noodles”. I always enter a restaurant in China feeling excited and a little nervous. Who knows what the next ordering adventure will reveal?

1.How does the writer find the English-language menus in many of Beijing’s restaurants?

A. Confusing but amusing. B. Easy to understand.

C. Boring and annoying. D. Accurate and helpful.

2.The underlined word “gamble” in the last paragraph probably means ______.

A. taste B. look

C. step D. risk

3.The passage mainly deals with ______.

A. the author’s favorite Chinese dishes

B. the fun the author had ordering food in China’s restaurant

C. a comparison between Western food and Chinese food

D. the correct way to translate the names of Chinese dishes into English

4.The passage is developed mainly in the form of _____________.

A. examples and statements B. comparison and conclusion

C. causes and effects D. time and description

A cellphone is one of the few things that we hold close to our faces all the time, and yet it could possibly explode - this is what made the recent Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart-phone accidents so shocking.

According to technology news website The Verge, flawed(有瑕疵的)phone batteries might be to blame.

Even if you are not a science student, you probably know that it is common sense that the anode (the negative(负的)end of the battery) and the cathode (the positive end) should never touch. If they do, the battery will short-circuit(短路), causing a powerful electrical reaction that can destroy the battery and cause a fire.

This is why all lithium-ion(锂离子)batteries - the kind that can be found in many of our devices like tablets and cameras - have a separator layer inside to stop the two ends from touching one another.

But somehow, the separators in some of the Samsung phones broke, causing explosions.

Overcharging is another problem that can make batteries heat up quickly. Fortunately, most batteries are designed to be able to automatically stop charging once they are fully charged. But again, this somehow failed to happen in some of the Samsung phones.

The two “somehows” may sound random(随机的)and hard to explain. But they actually both come from the fact that phone producers have been pushing the limits of batteries to meet customers’ demand for a longer battery life.

According to Lynden Archer, a materials scientist at Cornell University, US, we have already achieved 90 percent of the battery life possible from a lithium-ion battery. Customers’ demand that their devices get thinner has also given producers little choice but to try to put more power into thinner batteries.

“The more energy you put into a box, the more dangerous it’s going to be,” Billy Wu, a lecturer at Imperial College London, told The Guardian.

A thinner battery also means producers have to use thinner material for separators, and thinner material has more chance of breaking.

1.A separator layer is put in lithium-ion batteries in order to ___________.

A. ensure a longer battery life

B. prevent a battery from short circuiting

C. connect the anode and the cathode

D. reduce a certain electrical reaction

2.What are the direct reasons for the Samsung phone explosions?

A. Short circuiting and overheating

B. Pushing the limits of batteries

C. Overcharging and thinner batteries

D. Automatic charging and broken separators

3.Lynden Archer’s comments indicate that ___________.

A. demands for thinner cellphones are unreasonable

B. lithium-ion batteries can’t hold much more power than that they do now

C. producers can use 10 percent of a lithium-ion battery

D. new material for batteries is needed to meet consumers’ demands

4.What is the writer’s main purpose of writing the article?

A. To describe problems facing cellphone producers

B. To explain the reasons for the Samsung phone explosions

C. To teach us common sense when it comes to batteries

D. To warn us about the dangers of lithium-ion batteries

Winter running is the best way to lose winter weight. But before heading out, make sure you have a solid plan. You don’t want to come across accident along the way. 1.

Wear the Right Shoes

The right shoes will depend on the road. You should wear shoes that are made for the kind of surface you run on. For example, if you are running on slippery surfaces, you want shoes with great friction(摩擦力). 2. When trying out a pair of running shoes, check the fit, feel and ride of the shoes. These elements(要素)are important once you take your new shoes out for a run.

Warm Up

Warm-up is an important part to keep fit. Especially if temperatures drop and your muscles are stiff(僵硬的) from the cold! 3. It also prepares the muscles for the intense (激烈的) activity ahead. The cold climate won’t feel as cold when you do warm ups. This is because blood flows much faster after a good warm up!

Deal with Wind

4. The key is to run into the wind and finish by running against it . This keeps icy wind from blasting(用力撞击) your face. To prevent any injuries or accidents, break your run into small parts. 5.You can use certain creams on the nose and cheeks to prevent frostbite(冻疮).Don’t skip your sun-block if you’re running during the day. UVB(紫外线) passes through the clouds. Running for an extended period on a cloudy day will still damage the skin!

A. Don’t run in the wind

B. Running makes you warm

C. Warming up prevents injuries

D. It’s hard to run if it’s too windy

E. Your shoes should fit very well so you don’t slip

F. Here we are giving you important tips to remember

G. It also helps to keep the skin protected from the wind

Michael Greenberg is a very popular New Yorker. He is not famous in sports or the arts, But people in the streets _______him, especially those who are_________

For those people, he is "Gloves" Greenberg. How did he get that ______ ? He looks like any other businessman, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase (公文箱). But he's _____. His briefcase always has some gloves。

In winter, Mr. Greenberg does not_______ like other New Yorkers, who look at the sidewalk and ______ the street. He looks around at ______. He stops when he ______ someone with no gloves. He gives them a pair and then he _____ , looking for more people with cold ______ .

On winter days, Mr. Greenberg ______ gloves. During the rest of the year, he _____ gloves. People who have heard about him also ______ him gloves, and he has many in his apartment.

Mr. Greenberg __________doing this 21 years ago. Now, many poor New Yorkers know him and ____________his behavior. But people who don't know him are sometimes_________him. They don't realize that he just wants to make them ______  .

It runs in the_______. Michael's father always helped the poor as he believed it made everyone happier. Michael Greenberg feels the_______. A pair of gloves may be a_______ thing, but it can bring warmth in cold winter days.

1.A. cheer for B. learn from C. know about D. look after

2.A. old B. poor C. kind D. busy

3.A. name B. job C. chance D. message

4.A. calm B. curious C. crazy D. different

5.A. sound B. act C. feel D. dress

6.A. cross over B. drive along C. keep off D. hurry down

7.A. people B. cars C. street numbers D. traffic lights

8.A. helps B. chooses C. sees D. greets

9.A. holds up B. moves on C. hangs out D. turns around

10.A. faces B. ears C. hands D. eyes

11.A. gives away B. stores up C. searches for D. puts on

12.A. borrows B. buys C. returns D. sells

13.A. call B. send C. lend D. show

14.A. delayed B. remembered C. enjoyed D. began

15.A. understand B. dislike C. study D. excuse

16.A. sorry for B. satisfied with C. proud of D. surprised by

17.A. smart B. rich C. special D. happy

18.A. city B. neighborhood C. family D. company

19.A. honor B. pain C. same D. cold

20.A. small B. useful C. delightful D. comforting

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