World Book Day ① (fall) on April 23 every year. It was set up by the UNESCO(联合国教科文组织)in 1955 to encourage people to discover the pleasure of reading. It means you read a book not because your teachers or parents tell you to do so." ② (read) for pleasure " plays a more important role in one’s ③ (grow) than one’s family background.
Books, magazines, newspapers and other kinds of materials can help us know more about the outside world and perfect us. ④ ,computer games, online videos and Internet are pushing books off the shelf. Some experts believe it’s a ⑤ (worry) trend. Each Chinese read 0.38 more books in 2013 than 2012 but still far fewer than those in major developed countries. Even worse, many bookstores ⑥ (close) their doors because many book lovers start to buy ⑦ (few) books than before.
However, many people do still prefer reading because it has ⑧ (be) part of their life. It can benefit people in many ways. It gives us information about other countries and places of the world. It ⑨ has a strong influence on forming our personality and makes us more intelligent.It’s ⑩ 14 too late to start reading. So jump into the wonderful world of books now!
阅读下面材料,在空白处填入适当的内容(1个单词)或括号内单词的正确形式。 You may like reading novels for fun. But you need to get ① (organize) if you are reading a novel for school. Here ② (be)a few tips. First, pay attention to characters. What do they do in the novel? What do they want? Everything ③ is about a character can help us to understand him, from his ④ (appear) to the kind of food he eats. Besides, the order of the story and the plot are ⑤ (equal) important. Make sure that as you read, you make ⑥ quick note of what happens in each chapter. This will help you bring the things you have noticed about the character, setting, language and so on together. It's also an enormous help for you to retell the story after you have read it. Next, themes. They are ideas that a novel explores. ⑦ is a must to get the hang of the theme if you want to fully appreciate the novel. Perhaps love is a major theme, or justice, or ⑧ (survive). Furthermore, novels are made up ⑨ language. Writers use language in a special way ⑩ (make) their novels work. They may use metaphors, invent symbols, or show different characters' personalities through their speech styles.
Memorizing hundreds of English words ① (be) always a big headache for students. Why not let ② amazing app Baicizhan help you? First of all, the app helps you divide your work into daily tasks. ③ you have chosen the vocabulary list and an end date, the app then quickly tells you how many words you need to learn every day. For example, you can spend just 10 minutes ④ (memorize) 15 words every day. Doesn’t that sound much ⑤(easy) than trying to do everything at once? That’s not all-it can also be much fun. The learning process is like playing a guessing game. Instead ⑥ just showing the Chinese and English ⑦ (meaning) of a new word, the app asks you to first choose the correct picture from four, ⑧ (base) on an English description. This helps you memorize the words ⑨ (clear). And all of the English is read by native speakers. You can also listen to ⑩ (it) "English words radio" feature while you’re walking.