In the summer holiday following my eighteen birthday, I took driving lessons. I still remember how hard first day was. Before getting into the car, I thought I had learned the instructor’s orders, so once I started the car, my mind goes blank, I forgot what he had said to me altogether. The instructor kept repeating the word , “Speed up!” “Slow down!” “Turning left!” I was so much nervous that I could hardly tell which direction was left. A few minutes late , the instructor asked me to stop the car. It was a relief and I came to a suddenly stop just in the middle on the road.
One day a girl found a dead rat in front of her door. This kind of thing happens a lot of in the city during winter, but she didn’t pay much attention to it. However, the next day it was a dead bird on the doorstep of its house. She thought it was just some jokes playing by those naughty kids. But the same thing happens for a week! She started to get angrily . So she set up a hidden camera on the door, tried to find out the truth, which really gave her big surprise. The criminal was a cat! It left those dead body in front of her house every day at midnight.
My friend Lily and I met each other when they were five years old. At that time, I moved into a new house next to hers because my father’s work. I felt so lonely when facing the new environment. Then someday, Lily played in her yard, but when she saw me, she smiled at me and asked me if or not I could play with her. I was shy at first, but then I was affecting by her kindness. We became good friend soon. As time goes by, out relationship becomes much close . When I met difficulties, she will help me without a hesitation. I think I am luckily to have her as my friend.
When I was having lunch in a restaurant, I noticed a young man. Dressing in black, he was playing with a smartphone while eating. She smiled at everyone that walked by. All of a sudden, a boy ran into him, making some food dropping on his trousers, what I thought would make him annoyed with the boy. Instead, he laughs it off when the mother made the apology to him. “Never mind!” he said polite . Seeing this, I touched and appreciated the kindness he brought to the world. On the way out, I handed to him a Smile Card which said, “Best wish and good luck to you!”
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。 For many young people,going to university is one of the most important ① (stage)of their lives.It is the time when young people will move out of ② (they)home to live with other people,often strangers.③ (especial)in the U.S,people often travel very far ④ home to study.It is a time to be ⑤ (independence). At university,you will ⑥ (teach)by lectures and professors who are leading figures in their study.The opportunity to learn from and to discuss with them is ⑦ drives some people to apply to university.Students are required to choose a major that they wish to study.Apart from the ⑧ (academy)benefit,life at university also can allow students.⑨ (develop)their interests in many fields. Therefore,university is a place ⑩ you attain knowledge,to develop your values and to accept those who may be different.
阅读下列短文,在空白处填入1个适当的词或括号内单词的正确形式。 China will allow all couples to have two children, ①(give) up its decades-long one-child policy, the Communist Party of China (CPC) ②(announce) after a key meeting on Thursday. The change of policy is intended to balance population development and meet the challenge of an aging population, according to a communique(公报) ③(issue) after the Fifth Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held from Monday to Thursday. The proposal must be approved by the top legislature(立法机关) ④it comes into force. China's family planning policy was first introduced in the late 1970s ⑤(control) the rapid ⑥(grow) of population by limiting most urban couples ⑦one child, and as to rural couples, they can have two children on condition that their first child born was a girl. The policy was later relaxed. Parents ⑧were both only children in their family could have ⑨ second child. The one-child policy was ⑩(far) loosened in November 2013 after the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, and couples are allowed to have two children if one of them is an only child.
Although Socrates(苏格拉底) was poor all his life, he never asked his pupils to pay for their lessons. He taught ①the love of wisdom, not for money. And ②he had to say was always new and worth hearing. All his pupils loved him.
But his unusual ways of teaching and his demand that students always ask questions made him some ③(danger) enemies. The rulers did not want to be questioned. So they ④(false) accused Socrates of teaching young men bad things and ⑤(lead) them to ignore religion. In fact Socrates was a very religious man. His enemies had him ⑥(arrest), and he was sentenced to death by poisoning.
During the 30 days before he was put to death, his friends and pupils ⑦(allow) to visit him in his prison. They were astonished to find that ⑧was calm and cheerful. He had no fear of dying. When the deadly poison was finally brought to Socrates, his friends were in ⑨(tear), but Socrates seemed to be the shift ⑩(brave) man in the room. He raised the cup and drank it as if it were a glass of banquet wine.
Talking is the most effective and satisfying way of communication with others. There are many forms of communication,① include: texting, cell phones, e-mail, and social media. ② (use) these alternative forms to communicate with others may be faster, ③ it lacks many qualities that a face-to-face conversation ④ (possess).
Facial expression and body language can ⑤ (great) affect a conversation. They can be used to give a person some information about what the other person ⑥ (think) and feeling. Facial expression can ⑦ (apply) to video chatting ,but body language can only be found in a face-to-face conversation. Talking in person can have physical ⑧ (feature).Giving someone a hug and holding their hand ⑨ (comfort) them can only be done in person. When you are talking to someone by texting or instant messaging them, physical touch does not exist at all, which can limit the connection ⑩ the people in the communication.