1.The size of most American families is() that of other countries.
C、as big as
D、as small as
2.When children grow up, they leave their parents’ home to()
C、find good jobs
3.They visit their parents()
C、at any time
4.Which of the following statements is WRONG()
A、Children have the freedom to choose their own job
B、Parents don't ask their children to do the housework.
C、Parents think it important for children to make their own decision.
D、When children grow up, they usually live far away from their home.
5.Some parents pay their children for doing housework because ()
A、children can learn how to make money for themselves
B、their children required them to do so
C、they are rich
D、it is required by law
Changing fashions are nothing more than the intentional creation of waste. Many women spend vast sums of money each year to replace clothes that have hardly been worn. Women who cannot afford to throw away clothing in this way, waste hours of their time altering the dresses they have. Skirts are lengthened or shortened; neck-lines are lowered or raised, and so on.
No one can claim that the fashion industry contributes anything really important to society. Fashion designers are rarely concerned with vital things like warmth, comfort and durability (耐用). They are only interested in outward appearance and they take advantage of the fact that women will put up with any amount of discomfort, as long as they look right. There can hardly be a man who hasn't at some time in his life smiled at the sight of a woman shaking in a thin dress on a winter day, or delicately picking her way through deep snow in high-heeled shoes.
When comparing men and women in the matter of fashion, the conclusions to be drawn are obvious. Do the constantly changing fashions of women's clothes, one wonders, reflect basic qualities of inconstancy and instability？ Men are too clever to let themselves' be cheated by fashion designers. Do their unchanging styles of dress reflect basic qualities of stability and reliability？ That is for you to decide.
Designers and big stores always make money
A．by mercilessly exploiting women workers in the clothing industry
B．because they are capable of predicting new fashions
C．by constantly changing the fashions in women's clothing
D．because they attach great importance to quality in women's clothing
An area code is used to______.
A. show how big the ares is
B. make long-distance call
C. check the telephone book
D. make telephone call only in New York city
Mark went to the neighborhood meeting after work. The area's city councilwoman (女议员) was leading a discussion about how the quality of life was decreasing. The neighborhood faced many problems. People were supposed to suggest solutions to the councilwoman. It was too much for Mark. "The problems are too big," he thought. He turned to the man next to him and said, "I think this is a waste of my time. Nothing I could do would make a difference here."
On his way back, Mark saw a woman carrying a grocery hag and baby. She was trying to unlock her car, but she didn't have a free hand. As Mark got closer, her other child, a little boy, suddenly darted into the street. The woman tried to reach for him, but as she moved, her bag shifted and groceries started to fall out. Mark ran to take the boy's arm and led him back to his mother. Then he picked up the groceries while the woman smiled in relief. "Thanks!" she said. "You've got great timing (适时) !"
"Just being neighborly (友好的) ," Mark said. As he rode home, he glanced at the walls of the bus passed by. On one of them was "Small acts of kindness add up." Mark smiled and thought, "Maybe that's a good place to start."
In the first paragraph, Mark thought that______.
A．nobody was so able as to solve these problems
B．many people were too selfish to think about others
C．he was not in the position to solve such problems
D．he already had more than enough work to do
This is not a diet (减肥食谱) or a hard ~exercise program. Nobody can stick to those for long. Instead, it's a simple way to make weight loss a natural part of the life you already live. And guess what？ It's fun! You don't have to give up the foods you love or do regular exercises. It's about balancing calories(平衡卡路里) in tiny ways that add up to big benefits (好处). You just use some tricks the "naturally thin" people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with them, and you'll lose weight and be strong!
Talk it UP Every time you pick Up the phone, stand up and walk around. Heavy people sit on average two and h half hours more every day than thin people, according to astudy.
Get face time We use e-mailso much that we've forgotten what our colleagues look like.
Pick a colleague or two who sit farthest from you: and deliver 10 of those daily messages in person. And go out of your way: go to a bathroom ora copy machine on another floor and take the stairs, of course.
Think about your drink Consider beer or wine instead of a frozen drink: A glass of regular beer has 140 calories and a serving of wine has 126 calories, while a strawberry daiquiri has about 300 and a margarita 340.
Reduce a total of 100 calories each day and you'll be able to lose about 10 pounds in a year. This is really not difficult to do.
47. What is mainly talked about in the passage？
A. How to do exercises daily.
B. How to lose weight easily.
C. How to work comfortably.
D: How to eat and drink regularly.
Why do you think they had not a backup computer？
A. Because it was easy down.
B. Because it was very expensive.
C. Because it was not advanced enough.
D. Because it was not as big as the main computer.
Thank You, Volunteers!
By the end of each year, we'd try to show our appreciation to those volunteers who have helped to make life more beautiful. Therefore, it’s in December that we tend to think of a way in which we could show our thanks to them. Here are some posts online to thank those who have volunteered to offer all kinds of help.
Potlucks for Staff and Volunteers
(1) I like to hold potlucks at the office and invite volunteers to make them feel like part of the team. The volunteers are asked to bring with them a big appetite. (Posted on 29 December, 2018 by Nazia Anderson)
Giving Cards to Volunteers
This year I sent out thank-you cards to the volunteers. It’s a great way to show our thanks toward the end of the year, and (2) this makes our volunteers know we’re grateful to them for what they’ve done in the busy year. (Posted on 1 December, 2018 by Traci Lato)
Hats Off to Volunteers
Our library volunteers received various baskets of goodies, boxes of chocolates, flowers and plants, etc. The staff wore hats all week and tipped them toward the volunteers as we saw them. The volunteers here seemed to appreciate the silent effort to recognize them. (Posted on 20 December, 2018 by Aimee Hepler)
Afternoon at the Movies
During National Volunteer Week we recognized our volunteers by taking them to the movies. (3) We had our recognition awards program before the movie started, followed by a 15-minute coffee break. The volunteers had a bag of popcorn and a drink waiting for them. They also had their choice of 2 movies. It was very well received and we will do it again next year. (Posted on 23 December, 2018 by Linda Bacon)
Pat on the Back
Here’s a very inexpensive idea that should work for any type of organization. I simply draw around my hand on a piece of paper, print “Here’s a pat on the back for You, Mr. / Ms. for all the hard work and effort you’ve made here”, then copy it onto colored paper. The teens at our community help me cut them out. (Posted on 20 December, 2018 by Wu Qing)
(1)、What is the main idea of this passage？
A、Different ways to show thanks to volunteers.
B、We should to be volunteers.
C、Volunteers are important for us.
(2)、Why is it in December that we tend to think of a way to thank volunteers？
A、Because it is by the end of a year.
B、Because it is the beginning of the year.
C、Because it is important in a year.
(3)、Why does Nazia hold potlucks at the office and invite volunteers？
A、To fulfill her wish to be a volunteer
B、To show thanks to them and make them feel like part of the team.
C、To organise an activity to show the importance of the volunteers.
(4)、What is the purpose for Traci to send out thank-you cards to the volunteers？
A、She wants to tell the people how important the volunteers are.
B、She wants to show her ability to make cards
C、She wants to make the volunteers know people are grateful to them for what they’ve done in the busy year.
(5)、Why does Linda want to do her award program again next year？
A、Because it is fresh and interesting.
B、Because she likes.
C、Because it seems to be well received.
Last year, I went WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) at a beautiful organic farm in La Réunion. With WWOOFing, volunteers exchange their time and work for food and accommodation. I slept in a cabin in the woods with hedgehogs(刺猬) digging about in the bushes, all different coloured birds singing in the morning and endless rows of palm trees offering shade from the sun.
For me, one of the best ways to get to know a new place is to work with the land, live with the locals and share meals together. This is why I absolutely love WWOOFing. It has got to be one of the best ways to travel. It is a mutually beneficial exchange where everyone involved prioritises people and environment above profit. You get the time and space to deepen a connection with local communities and nature.
There is a lot to learn and each farm has its own unique way of doing things, depending on the environment, climate and soil. At the farm in La Réunion we planted palm trees to harvest the core of the trunk which can be eaten in salads. Before staying with the farm I had only eaten heart of palm from cans which were nothing in comparison to the real thing, fresh from the ground. When potting up the very beginnings of the palm trees, I felt grateful to be a part of the start of the trees&39; cycle. I was filled with awe that something so small could grow into something so big and strong.
We also did lots of weeding, which helped me to get to know all kinds of different plants, to be able to identify which ones we could use as herbs/medicine/in salads and which were seen as uneatable. I also got to harvest pineapples and guava fruit(番石榴) to make jams which will be sold at the local market.
Of course, not everyone is able to travel far away into the field. The great thing about the skill-share philosophy behind WWOOFing is that it’s something we can all do from our own backyard. The focus shifts from money to how we can best support each other in our communities.
A fair exchange can make a big difference in the world.
WWOOFing enables volunteers to ________.
A.get food and shelter for their work
B.travel around La Réunion for free
C.tell the differences between various birds
D.have close contact with wild animals
The author found his farm life in La Réunion quite ______A.awful
The philosophy of WWOOFing is to _______A.improve local environment
B.make locals live better
C.unite different communities
D.advocate a fair exchange
The author did all of the following on the organic farm EXCEPT _______.A.removing weeds
B.planting palm trees
This passage is mainly about _____A.the development of WWOOFing
B.a local WWOOFing community
C.a charming WWOOFing experience
D.the system of WWOOFing
Last summer I found, in the rock garden, a tiny little plant that I could not immediatelyrecognize. I knew I didn&39; t plant it and Denise said she didn&39; t either. We decided to let it continuegrowing until we could find out what it was.
Weeks passed and as I made my way back to the strange plant, it appeared to&39;be a sunflower. Itlooked thin and tall with only one head on it. I decided to baby it along and weed(除草) around it.As I pulled rocks from the area to get to the weeds, I noticed something unusual. The sunflower hadnot started where I saw it begin. It actually had begun under a big rock and grown under and around it to reach the sun.
If a tiny little sunflower didn&39; t let a big rock stand in its way of developing, we too have theability to do the same thing. If we believe in ourselves like that little sunflower, we can reach wherewe aim to go and get what we need for growth.
We need to believe in ourselves knowing we have the ability to achieve our goals. Like thesunflower, it knew it had the ability to get over the rocks because it had faith in itself that it wouldsucceed. Stand tall like the sunflower and be proud of who and what we are,then other things will beginto support us. We will find a way to go under or around any "rocks" in order to realize our goals.
Why did the family plant flowers in the "rock garden"？
A.To attract visitors.
B.To remove the rocks.
C.To please their neighbors.
D.To make the area colorful.
The author let the tiny plant continue growingA.to see how long it could live
B.to see how big it could grow
C.to find out what it actually was
D.to know if his wife had planted it
Why did the author think the sunflower was unusual？A.It was very thin and tall.
B.It had only one head on it.
C.It grew on top of a big rock.
D.It began to grow under a rock.
What does the author want to say through the story？A.Rocks cannot prevent us from success.
B.Sunflowers are able to grow everywhere.
C.We should take good care of the rock gardens.
D.We can get over difficulties if we trust ourselves.
______ your homework and make sure that you don't ______ any mistakes.