When I say I believe all children can learn, people sometimes misunderstand. Because I have been working with poor children in Harlem for the last 25 years, some people think I am saying that if you give a bright kid from a poor family a good ____ support system, he or she can succeed. That’s absolutely true, ____ that’s not what I mean. You see I truly believe that all kids can learn. I believe it, I’ve seen it, and I’ve even _____it.
Back in 1975 I worked in a summer camp ____ for kids with real problems. They are kids that everyone – ____ their parents – had given up on.
We would ____ with the kids. These children didn’t know the difference between baking powder (面粉) and salt, but ____ they had eaten a warm biscuit out of the oven, they wanted to learn how to make some more.
___ , kids who couldn’t sit ____ were carefully looking at ingredients as we measured them out, learning the simple math and spelling lessons we could along the way. By the end of the summer, I remember parents crying when they saw how their children had ____ .
The biscuits , ____ , were delicious, and I can still remember the taste of them today. More importantly, I still remember the lesson they taught me: that if we, the ____, can find the right ____ for a child, there’s hope for their education. That starts with looking hard at each child, finding out what ____ them, and taking advantage of that excitement.
When I was growing up poor in the south Bronx, one of four boys ____ by a single mom, I probably looked like I was ____ nowhere, getting into trouble. And I would have ____ dead or in prison, like many of my friends, if it hadn’t been for a couple of teachers who ____ my fascination with reading and made sure I had great books to read.
Because of that, I have ____ myself to going into the poorest communities in America and making sure kids like me can _____ and succeed.
My first taste of success came at that summer camp. It came with a plate of hot biscuits that tasted so good that they could have brought a tear to your eye.
1.A. cultural B. educational C. emotional D. physical
2.A. but B. and C. so D. for
3.A. trusted B. showed C. tasted D. smelled
4.A. intended B. reserved C. served D. provided
5.A. as B. even C. still D. always
6.A. cook B. chat C. act D. play
7.A. before B. while C. when D. once
8.A. Suddenly B. Unfortunately C. Expectedly D. Constantly
9.A. close B. still C. firm D. hard
10.A. exchanged B. challenged C. improved D. promoted
11.A. for example B. above all C. by the way D. in other words
12.A. adults B. experts C. researchers D. parents
13.A. conclusion B. motivation C. determination D. attention
14.A. amuses B. excites C. upsets D. comforts
15.A. cared B. supported C. protected D. raised
16.A. planning B. relying C. heading D. stopping
17.A. escaped from B. turned into C. led to D. ended up
18.A. explored B. admitted C. spotted D. permitted
19.A. applied B. buried C. absorbed D. persuaded
20.A. cook B. help C. work D. learn
Last March my dad told us that there was a chance he would be deployed （部署，派遣）overseas. My brother and I didn't think anything of it and forgot his _____. Two weeks later, Dad didn't come home on time. We didn't think it was serious _____it wasn't the first time. We waited, and _____at midnight Dad came in. We asked where he'd been. He just _______, “I am leaving tomorrow for Afghanistan（阿富汗）.”
Hearing that, we were in _____, thinking that this could not be happening to us. But when he started _____ his desert uniforms we knew it was for real.
He sat us all down and my brothers and I had a discussion about _____ we were going to do while he was away. And then we _____ and helped him get ready. We _____his uniforms and talked more about what we needed to do. We didn't get to sleep ______ 4 a.m. Therefore, my dad called school to _____ we were not going to be there that day.
We took off for Madison _____he would check in and get ready to leave. When we got there the official told us that he _____ leave until 5 p.m. We had our last _____together and then headed to the airport. We were told it was time to leave. We hugged him and said _____.
“_____is going to happen to me, and I love you,” he said. Then he was _____. We left the airport not saying anything to each other.
My dad is _____gone, and he won't be home for a while. He talks to us ____ on the phone. I hope that my story makes you think about your own family now and what _____to you.
1.A. promise B. words C. birthday D. appointment
2.A. when B. though C. that D. since
3.A. finally B. gradually C. constantly D. actually
4.A. whispered B. wept C. replied D. screamed
5.A. excitement B. shock C. relief D. peace
6.A. packing B. wearing C. searching D. mending
7.A. how B. when C. whether D. what
8.A. woke up B. cheered up C. stayed up D. turned up
9.A. removed B. ironed C. sewed D. chose
10.A. until B. over C. in D. after
11.A. confirm B. announce C. deny D. explain
12.A. when B. that C. where D. why
13.A. couldn’t B. wouldn’t C. needn’t D. mustn’t
14.A. meal B. weekend C. talk D. lesson
15.A. apology B. hello C. thanks D. good-bye
16.A. Anything B. Everything C. Nothing D. Something
17.A. missing B. gone C. lost D. puzzled
18.A. still B. even C. ever D. yet
19.A. seriously B. frequently C. loudly D. occasionally
20.A. belongs B. appeals C. counts D. happens
Rising Web Literature
Internet literature 1. (appeal) to more and more people in China at present, such as fantasy novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Blossoms, whose 2. (adapt) －Eternal Love－was aired earlier this year.
The flourishing online literature has become 3. source of inspiration for a larger number of films, games and animations.
However, the 4. (rapid) growing genre (体裁) is faced with problems such as piracy (盗版行为). Pirated versions often appear soon5. original Web novels are posted online by authors. Moreover, online writers tend to imitate popular works, 6. (result) in productions 7. low quality.
It is suggested that the government should tighten punishment for piracy, introducing relevant policies to encourage originality in online literature works 8. a healthy atmosphere for developing the genre can be created.
In the meanwhile, proper guidance needs 9. (provide) for online writers to create works 10. positive contemporary Chinese values and morals properly presented.
We have lived in the house for ten years, so the kitchen is the heart of our home. For us, the kitchen is where holds special sounds, smells and memories. We enjoy the sound of my grandmother sings old songs coming from her childhood as she cooks. Every week he prepares a delicious meal for us. We often sit in the kitchen talking while we waited for the food to be ready. It may seem like a special place to someone else, but when I am in low spirit, it warms me like a big blanket in a winter morning. Before the school, we say goodbye to our parents and hug them cheerful when we get home.
1. 对她的辛勤教学工作表示感谢。2. 时间和地点。3. 活动内容。
We hear that you’ll return to the United Kingdom on a holiday soon.
People tend to become more personal and hide less of themselves when using email. Researchers from Open University in Britain have found in a recent study that there are good reasons for this.
The team of researchers asked 83 pairs of students, all strangers to each other, to solve a problem. They had to discuss this question: If only five people in the world could be saved from a world disaster, who should they be? The pairs of students had to talk over the problem either face to face or by computers. Dr. Johnson said, “They told their partners four times as much about themselves when they talked over the Internet as when they talked face to face. When the computers were fitted with cameras so that students could see each other, this limited the personal side of the conversation.”
Generally the information was not extremely personal. It was mainly about things such as where they went to school, or where they used to live. But some students discussed their love stories, and personal childhood experiences.
Dr Johnson believes that emailing encourages people to focus on themselves. And when they do this, they become more open, especially if there are no cameras. “If you cannot see the other person, it becomes easier to talk about yourself. This is because you are not thinking what the other person is thinking of you. So emailing has become the modern way of talking,” said Dr. Johnson. However, this style of talking is not entirely new. “In the 19th century people started to use the ‘telegraph’ to communicate. Now the same kind of thing has happened and people ended up speaking more freely.”
Dr. Johnson thinks that emailers need to know about these effects of emailing, especially when they start work in a company. “ If you don’t know about them, you could find yourself saying more about yourself than you wanted to.”
1.The subject discussed in this passage is _______.
A. how people do research studies
B. how people open up when emailing
C. how to communicate at work
D. how to discuss and solve a problem
2.The reason that some couples talked freely about themselves is that _______.
A. they didn’t talk about very personal things
B. they couldn’t see each other
C. the cameras on the computers were turned on
D. they had to discuss a question
3.In the writer’s opinion, one should ______.
A. focus on oneself when emailing
B. talk more freely in emails than usual
C. consider how one uses email at work
D. discuss any subject that one wants to
A new study of 8,000 young people in the journal of Health and Social Behavior shows that although love can make adults live healthily and happily，it is a bad thing for young people. Puppy love（早恋）may bring stress for young people and can lead to depression. The study shows that girls become more depressed than boys, and younger girls are the worst of all.
The possible reason for the connection between love and higher risk of depression for girls is “loss of self”. According to the study, even though boys would say “lose themselves in a romantic relationship”, this “loss of self” is much more likely to lead to depression when it happens to girls. Young girls who have romantic relationships usually like hiding their feelings and opinions. They won’t tell that to their parents.
Dr Marianm Kaufman, an expert on young people problems, says 15% to 20% young people will have depression during their growing. Trying romance often causes the depression. She advises kids not to jump into romance too early. During growing up, it is important for young people to build strong friendships and a strong sense of self. She also suggests the parents should encourage their kids to keep close to their friends, attend more interesting school activities and spend enough time with family.
Parents should watch for signs of depression—eating or mood changes—and if they see signs from their daughters or sons，they need to give help. The good news is that the connection between romance and depression seems to become weak with age. Love will always make us feel young, but only maturity(成熟) gives us a chance to avoid its bad side effects.
1.What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. Puppy love may bring young people depression.
B. Parents should forbid their children’s love.
C. Romance is a two-edged sword for adults.
D. Romance is good for young people.
2.Which of the following is more likely to have depression?
A. Young people who have a strong sense of self.
B. Young boys whose parents watch for their behavior.
C. Young girls who always hide their feelings and opinions.
D. Careless parents whose children are deep in love.
3.What can be inferred from the passage?
A. Lacking love can lead young people to grow up more quickly.
B. Early love makes young people keep close to their friends and parents.
C. Parents should help their children to be aware of the signs of depression.
D. The older a woman is, the less likely she seems to lose herself in romance.
4.What’s the author’s attitude towards puppy love?
A. Confused B. Disapproving
C. Disinterested D. Scared
Devon, 17, is used to paying her own cell phone and car expenses. But lately it's been harder. The family she baby-sits for hasn’t been calling as much as usual and she couldn't find a job over the summer. Devon's dad said it's a sign of the tough economy. He told her he's feeling the pinch too and that he had to use her college fund to pay the loan(货款).
This kind of money troubles isn't strange to common families these days. In fact, it's hard to avoid news about the economy on the screen of the TV or the computers recently. It can seem a bit worry and some families are hit really hard.
For most people, the big problem is that things cost more at a time when they have less money to spend. But higher prices aren't the only problem. Many people are having a tough time making payments on some types of home loans.
Therefore, some families are cutting back on what they spend. For example, eating out less, staying home instead of going on vacation, moving to a less expensive house and so on.
However, as discouraging as things may seem now, the good news is that the economy always gets back on track after a while. Jobs may be hard to find, but the slow economy can open up new opportunities. The couple Devon babysat for might cut back on evening's out, but they could be interested in hiring her for after-school care. Perhaps it's time to sell her old toys and baby gear (设备)in the basement(地下室) or help others sell these items online if she is good at it. She could charge them a fee to sell their old stuff(东西).
1.What does the underlined phrase in the first paragraph refer to?
A. Getting hurt. B. Receiving less calls.
C. Out of work. D. Short of money
2.According to the passage, what constantly appears on the screen nowadays?
A. News on the tough economy. B. Devon's family troubles.
C. Advertisements for babysitters. D. Information on yard sales.
3.What do people do to overcome the tough economy?
A. To strike for high pay. B. To open a new store to sell toys.
C. To cut down their expense. D. To move to other places for vocations.
4.The passage is mainly about________
A. Devon’s own family money troubles
B. family troubles made by tough economy
C. ways of solving the slow economy
D. the increasing prices and expenses
The evidence for harmony may not be obvious in some families. But it seems that four out of five young people now get on well with their parents, which is the opposite of the popularly-held image of unhappy teenagers locked in their room after endless family quarrels.
An important new study into teenage attitudes surprisingly shows that their family life is more harmonious than it had ever been in the past. “We were surprised by just how positive today’s young people seem to be about their families,” said one member of the research team. “They’re expected to be rebellious(叛逆的) and selfish but actually they have other things on their minds: they want a car and material goods, and they worry about whether school is serving them well. There’s more negotiation(商议) and discussion between parents and children, and children expect to take part in the family decision-making process. They don’t want to rock the boat.”
So it seems that this generation of parents is much more likely than parents of 30 years ago to treat their children as friends. “My parents are happy to discuss things with me and willing to listen to me,” says 17-year-old Daniel Lazall. “I always tell them when I’m going out clubbing. As long as they know what I’m doing, they’re fine with me.” Susan Crome, who is now 21, agrees. “Looking back on the last 10 years, there was a lot of what you could call negotiation. For example, as long as I’d done all my homework, I could go out on a Saturday night. But I think my grandparents were a lot stricter with my parents than that.”
Maybe this positive view of family life should not be unexpected. It is possible that the idea of teenage rebellion(反抗) is not rooted in real facts. A researcher comments, “Our surprise that teenagers say they get along well with their parents comes because of a brief period in our social history when teenagers were regarded as different beings. But that idea of rebelling and breaking away from their parents really only happened during that one time in the 1960s when everyone rebelled. The normal situation throughout history has been a smooth change from helping out with the family business to taking it over. ”
1.According to the author, teenage rebellion______
A. may be a false belief B. is common nowadays
C. existed only in the 1960s D. resulted from changes in families.
2.The study shows that teenagers don’t want to __________.
A. share family responsibility
B. cause trouble in their families
C. go boating with their family
D. make family decisions
3.Compared with parents of 30 years ago, today’s parents ____________.
A. go to clubs more often with their children
B. are much stricter with their children
C. care less about their children’s life
D. give their children more freedom
4.What is the passage mainly about？
A. Negotiation in family. B. Education in family.
C. Harmony in family. D. Teenage trouble in family.
The Farmers’ Fresh Market
This morning，I went to the Farmers Market in Burlington ，Vermont. I didn’t know what the Farmers Market is or how to get there. 1.
First ，I had to decide how to go there，and I chose both to walk and to take a bus. When I went，I would walk and when I came back，I would take a bus. 2.
Walking to the market in this city，I was surprised because every house was beautiful，and they were all arranged in good order. In Korea’s cities，most houses are not like that，and many apartments are like boxes which often screen off beautiful views like hills and mountains. Also，every road is not straight and narrow. 3.
4.It was a very small market，but a very interesting one. I don’t know why farmers go there to sell vegetables or why people go there to buy them because there are many more products in large supermarkets. 5.
Also ，all the things sold there were very novel. In addition to fresh food，there was homemade food and many other things such as woolen blankets，quilts ，and wooden products.
I wanted to buy some of them，but I didn’t need them，so I just looked at them. It was a very exciting experience.
A. I visited a flower stand at the market.
B. Anyway，I was able to find the Farmers’ Market.
C. So, to me, this American town was very impressive.
D. I decided to go early because the market is held in the morning.
E. I knew that it would take a long time to walk，but I wanted to see an American town.
F. I was attracted by the comfortable houses where they lived and the cars that they drove.
G. I think the reason is that the ones sold in the Farmers’ Market are fresher and cheaper.