I found out one time that doing a favor for someone could get you into a lot of trouble. I was in the eighth grade at the time, and we were having a final test. During the test, the girl sitting next to me whispered something, but I didn’t: understand. So I leaned over her way and found out that she was trying to ask me if I had an extra pen. She showed me that: hers was out of ink and would not write. I happened to have an extra one, so I took it out of my pocket and put it on her desk.

Later, after the test papers had been turned in, the teacher asked me to stay in the room when all the other students were dismissed(解散). As soon as we were alone she began to talk to me about what it meant to grow up;she talked about how important it was to stand on your own two feet and be responsible (负责任) for your own acts. For a long time, she talked about honesty and emphasized(强调) the fact that when people do something dishonest, they are really cheating(欺骗) themselves. She made me promise that I would think seriously(认真地) about all the things she had said, and then she told me I could leave. I walked out of the room wondering why she had chosen to talk to me about all those things.

Later on, I found out that she thought I had cheated on the test. When she saw me lean over to talk to the girl next to me, it looked as if I was copying answers from the girl’s test paper. I tried to explain about the pen, but all she could say was it seemed very strange to her that I hadn’t talked of anything about the pen the day she talked to me right after the test. Even if I tried to explain that I was just doing the girl a favor by letting her use my pen, I am sure she continued(继续) to believe that I had cheated on the test.

1.The story took place(发生) exactly ________.

A. in the teacher’s office

B. in an exam room

C. in the school

D. in the language lab

2.The girl wanted to borrow a pen, because ________.

A. she had not brought a pen with her

B. she had lost her own on her way to school

C. there was something wrong with her own

D. her own had been taken away by someone

3.The teacher saw all this, so she asked the boy ________.

A. to go on writing his paper

B. to stop whispering

C. to leave the room immediately

D. to stay behind after the exam

4.The thing(s) emphasized in her talk was (were) ________.

A. honesty B. sense of duty

C. seriousness D. all of the above

5.The boy knew everything ________.

A. the moment he was asked to stay behind

B. when the teacher started talking about honesty

C. only some time later

D. when he was walking out of the room

THYSSEN ELEVATORS is one of the leading elevator companies in the world with more than 120 branch companies around the globe. GUANGDONG THYSSEN ELEVATORS LTD. in Zhongshan produces high-quality elevators. We are offering the following positions :

● Plant Manager

Excellent Senior Engineer with experience in this field to manage our plant in Zhongshan

● Senior Engineers ( Mechanical and Electrical)

For production and Engineering Department, good command of Internet

● Junior positions

For those who wish for success

● One purchaser(购货员)

Preferably with experience in a mechanical engineering company and international markets

● Cost Accountant(会计)

5 years experience in mechanical factory costing, good knowledge in Office 95, CET level. For these senior level Positions, we expect preferably a university degree or an excellent job Record. 3-5 years of experience on the job and good command of English. If you are ready to work with us, we will offer attractive salary packet and bright future.

THYESSEN

GUANDONG THYESSEN ELEVATORS LTD

LONGCHAN HUANCHENG

Zhongshan (5284655 ) Guangdong Province

(1) Secretary

● University graduate

● Good at English speaking, writing & translating

● Good PC knowledge and typing skill

● Pleasant character with good personal skill

(2) Accountants

● College or university graduate

● Good command of English and PC operation

● Work experience

(3) Production Trainees

● College or university graduate

● Food engineering/machinery or chemistry

● Good command of English

● 1-2 years experience in food factory

● Leadership ability and PC knowledge

(4)Production workers

● Polytechnic school(中专) graduate

● Food technology or chemistry

● Knowledge of basic English

● 1-2 years experience in food factory

NESTLE

DONGGUAN NESTLE COMPANY LTD

1.If you don’t know how to use a computer, you had better ask for the position of ________.

A. a secretary in NESTLE

B. a production worker in NESTLE

C. a senior engineer in THYSSEN

D. a cost accountant in THYSSEN

2.From the passage we can learn that ________ .

A. THYSSEN is a successful company with many branches

B. NESTLE is a company only producing chemical products

C. NESTLE asks for good command of English in every position

D. THYSSEN needs a senior sales manager to sell its products in Asia

3.As a graduate from university this year, you can probably get a job as ________.

A. a cost accountant in THYSSEN

B. a purchaser in THYSSEN

C. a secretary in NESTLE

D. an accountant in NESTLE

What makes a gift special? Is it the price you see on the gift receipt? Or is it the look on the recipient’s face when they receive it that determines the true value? What gift is worth the most?

This Christmas I was debating what to give my father. My dad is a hard person to buy for because he never wants anything. I pulled out my phone to read a text message from my mom saying that we were leaving for Christmas shopping for him when I came across a message on my phone that I had locked. The message was from my father. My eyes fell on a photo of a flower taken in Wyoming, and underneath a poem by William Blake. The flower, a lone dandelion standing against the bright blue sky, inspired me. My dad had been reciting those words to me since I was a kid. That may even be the reason why I love writing. I decided that those words would be my gift to my father.

I called back. I told my mom to go without me and that I already created my gift. I sent the photo of the cream-colored flower to my computer and typed the poem on top of it. As I was arranging the details another poem came to mind. The poem was written by Edgar Allan Poe; my dad recited it as much as he did the other. I typed that out as well and searched online for a background to the words of it. The poem was focused around dreaming, and after searching I found the perfect picture. The image was painted with blues and greens and purples, twisting together to create the theme and wonder of a dream. As I watched both poems passing through the printer, the white paper coloring with words that shaped my childhood. I felt that this was a gift that my father would truly appreciate.

Christmas soon arrived. The minute I saw the look on my dad’s face as he unwrapped those swirling black letters carefully placed in a cheap frame, I knew I had given the perfect gift.

1.The idea for a special gift began to form when the author was________.

A. doing shopping B. having a debate

C. reading a message D. leaving for Wyoming

2.The author’s inspiration for the gift came from________.

A. a photo of a flower B. a story about a kid

C. a call from the mother D. a text about Christmas

3.The author made the gift by ________.

A. searching for the poems online

B. drawing the background by hand

C. painting the letters in three colors

D. matching the words with pictures

Since we are social beings, the quality of our lives depends in large measure on our interpersonal relationships. One strength of the human conditions is our possibility to give and receive support from one another under stressful(有压力的) conditions. Social support makes up of the exchange of resources among people based on their interpersonal ties. Those of us with strong support systems appear better able to deal with major life changes and daily problems. People with strong social ties live longer and have better health than those without such ties. Studies over types of illnesses, from depression to heart disease, show that the presence of social support helps people defend themselves against illness, and the absence of such support makes poor health more likely.

Social support cushions stress in a number of ways. First, friends, relatives and co-workers may let us know that they value us. Our self-respect is strengthened when we feel accepted by others in spite of our faults and difficulties. Second, other people often provide us with informational support. They help us to define and understand our problems and find solutions to them. Third,we typically find social companionship supportive. Taking part in free-time activities with others helps us to meet our social needs while at the same time distracting(转移注意力) us from our worries and troubles. Finally,other people may give us instrumental support — money aid, material resources, and needed services — that reduces stress by helping us resolve and deal with our problems.

1.interpersonal relationships are important because they can ________.

A. make people live more easily

B. smooth away daily problems

C. deal with life changes

D. cure types of illnesses

2.The researches show that people’s physical and mental health ________.

A. lies in the social medical care systems which support them

B. has much to do with the amount of support they get from others

C. depends on their ability to deal with daily worries and troubles

D. is related to their courage for dealing with major life changes

3.Which of the following is closest in meaning to the underlined word “cushions” ?

A. Takes place of. B. Makes up of.

C. Lessens the effect of. D. Gets rid of.

4.Helping a sick neighbor with some repair work in spare time is an example of ________.

A. instrumental support

B. informational support

C. social companionship

D. the strengthening of self-respect

How to protect children Web fans from unsuitable material on-line while encouraging them to use the Internet has long been discussed in the U. S.

For some parents, the Internet can seem like a jungle, filled with danger for their children. 1. With good guides, some education,and a few precautions(预防措施), the wilds of the Internet can be safely navigated(航行). “Kids have to be on-line. If we tell our kids they can’t have access (机会) to the Internet, we’re cutting them off from their future,” said an expert.

Most kids have started to use search engines. 2. There are search engines designed just for kids. A certain software contains only sites that have been selected as safe. 3. But this can’t be wholly reliable(可靠), and the best thing parents can do is to talk to their kids and let them know what is OK or not OK to see or do on the Internet.

4.

A few other tips

● Don’t put the PC in a child’s room but keep it in an area where mum or dad can keep an eye on things. That also makes the Internet more of a family activity.

● Ask your child what he or she has been doing and about any friends they make on-line.

5.

● And tell your children never to talk to anyone they meet on-line over the phone, send them anything, accept anything from them or agree to meet with them unless you go along.

A. The most popular way to limit access would be to use what is known as a “content screener(过滤器)”.

B. Many of them are great for finding tons of interesting Internet sites, and they can also locate places where you might not want your kids to go.

C. Tell your child not to give on-line strangers personal information, especially like address and phone number.

D. But jungles contain wonders as well as dangers.

E. Tell your child not to talk to any strangers.

F. Another way is that mum or dad is nearby when the child is surfing(浏览) the Internet.

G. And also parents can help the child in trouble.

The measure of a man,s real character is what he would do it he knew he would never be found out.

— Thomas Macaulay

Some thirty years ago, I was studying in a public school in New York. One day, Mrs. Nantette O’Neill gave an arithmetic ____ to our class. When the papers were ____ she discovered that twelve boys had made exactly the same mistakes throughout the test.

There is nothing really new about ____ in exams. Perhaps that was why Mrs. O’Neill ____ even say a word about it. She only asked the twelve boys to ____ after class. I was one of the twelve. Mrs. O’Neill asked ____ questions, and she did not ____ us either. Instead, she wrote on the blackboard the ____ words by Thomas Macaulay. She then ordered us to ____ these words into our exercise-books one hundred times.

I don’t ____ about the other eleven boys. Speaking for myself I can say: it was the most important single ____ of my life. Thirty years after being introduced to Macaulay’s words, they ____ seem to me the best yardstick(准绳), because they give us a ____ to measure ourselves rather than others.

____ of us are asked to made ____ decisions about nations going to war or armies going to battle. But all of us are called __ daily to make a great many personal decisions. ____ the wallet, found in the street, be put into a pocket or turned over to the policeman? Should the ____ change received at the store be forgotten or ____? Nobody will know except ____. But you have to live with yourself, and it is always better to live with someone you respect.

1.A. test B. problem C. paper D. lesson

2.A. examined B. completed C. marked D. answered

3.A. lying B. cheating C. guessing D. discussing

4.A. didn’t B. did C. would D. wouldn’t

5.A. come B. leave C. remain D. apologize

6.A. no B. certain C. many D. more

7.A. excuse B. reject C. help D. scold

8.A. above B. common C. following D. unusual

9.A. repeat B. get C. put D. copy

10.A. worry B. know C. hear D. talk

11.A. chance B. incident C. lesson D. memory

12.A. even B. still C. always D. almost

13.A. way B. sentence C. choice D. reason

14.A. All B. Few C. Some D. None

15.A. quick B. wise C. great D. personal

16.A. out B. for C. up D. upon

17.A. Should B. Must C. Would D. Need

18.A. extra B. small C. some D. necessary

19.A. paid B. remembered C. shared D. returned

20.A. me B. you C. us D. Them

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