Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, developing the following skills will help you achieve success in school and in life.
Time Management. There are just24hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high-school students average35hours per week of class time, college students have an average of15to18hours per week. Manage your free time wisely and you’ll make full use of each day.
Good Study Habits. If you’ve got them, it’s great. If not, there’s still time to develop them. Good study habits include the following:
·Always be prepared for class, and attend classes regularly. No cutting!
·Complete homework in a timely manner.
·Review your notes daily rather than study for tests the night before.
·Set aside quiet time each day for study, even if you don’t have homework or a test the next day!
Good Note-Taking. You can’t possibly write down everything the teacher says since we talk at a rate of about225words per minute. But, you do need to write down the important material. Note-taking should be in a form that’s most helpful to you. You can try writing notes on different colored cards. If you really have a problem with note-taking, you might ask your teacher if you can record daily lessons. Do whatever it takes!
Review of Daily Notes. Don’t wait until the night before the test to review your notes. Go over your notes each day while the lecture is still fresh in your mind. Add any missing pieces. Compare your notes with a classmate’s notes. Review your notes each day to improve your learning and build towards your final goal: mastery of the subject or skill.
21. If you want to make good use of each day, you should_______.
A. achieve success in school and in life
B. deal with your free time in a wise way
C. develop good study habits earlier
D. set aside some quiet time for study
22. If you want to form good study habits, you should_______.
A. get them as early as you can
B. study for tests the night before
C. write down all the teacher says
D. go over your notes every day
23. What is the main benefit of review of daily notes?
A. To help write down the important material.
B. To solve the problem with note-taking timely.
C. To help you to master the subject greatly.
D. To add any missing pieces to your notes.
Baseball is as American as apple pie and country music. And if you’re vacationing in a U. S. city with a professional baseball team, there is no better way to spend a summer afternoon or evening than at a baseball game with the kids. Not only does a baseball outing offer families an affordable experience that recalls a simpler time, it engages kids in one of America’s favorite pastimes. Whether watching their favorite team or viewing a baseball game for the first time, your kids will quickly be cheering with the crowd.
Yet there is more to a family outing at the ballpark than the game on the field. Each year Major League Baseball clubs offer a variety of specials, promotions and giveaways to attract young fans and their families to the ballpark. From bobble-head player figurines, player T-shirts, hats, trading cards, lunchboxes and more, teams are eagerly handing out fun and free stuff at the gate(usually to kids 14 and under). Many clubs with open-air parks have regularly scheduled fireworks displays and some allow kids to run the bases after select games.
While the price of tickets to Major League Baseball games has increased in recent years, baseball is still the most affordable professional sport in America to see live. And thanks to tiered(层级的)pricing, you can pay as little as $5 for bleacher seats or as much as $110 for the best seats in the park. Many ballparks feature family sections, in less expensive areas, which prohibit the consumption of alcohol. And although adults may prefer the perspective available from seats close to the field, the crowd rather than the location is likely to define the experience for the kids.
Minor League Baseball, readily available in many small towns and cities across the United States, is another option for families. In addition to being a less expensive way for a family to enjoy America’s favorite pastime, minor league games typically offer a more intimate fan experience. The parks are smaller and fans often have access to the players.
24. Why are you advised to spend time at a baseball game with the kids?
A. It costs little to watch a baseball game.
B. You can experience one of America’s favorite pastimes.
C. Baseball games are very attractive to kids.
D. You can taste apple pies at the same time.
25. What is the second paragraph mainly about?
A. Why we should have a family outing at the ballpark.
B. What to do during a family outing.
C. How baseball clubs promote themselves.
D. What we can get for free from baseball clubs.
26. What do kids care about most during a baseball game?
A. Location of the field. B. Price of the game.
C. Baseball stars. D. The crowd.
About 400 high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the neighboring state of Ohio joined a heated discussion recently on “China: What Does the Future Hold?”
“It’s either going to turn out really good or really bad—who knows?” said Braveen Ragunathan, a senior from an Ohio high school. In his mind all Americans are connected to China in some way.
The forum(论坛) was held in Pittsburgh, once a US industrial center, now facing job-cuts because of competition brought about by globalization. The aim of the forum is to help American students learn more about the outside world.
Elliott Blackwell, a junior at the Neighborhood Academy, said the forum let him know more about how China’s economic development will affect America in the future.
Some students, although impressed by China’s economic boom, expressed uneasiness about the nation’s practices and differences from the American way of doing business and politics.
“China is a power coming up, so they might challenge us,” Paul Amon, a junior from Oil City High School, said. “I’d hope that China can be our partner but I think that we’d clash(冲突) along the way because we’re too different,” he added.
George Riley, a teacher explained: “The view of China is usually negative and I think that’s fueled by the media.”
However, some negative feelings are not from the media. Merri Ebel is a senior at East Allegheny High School north of Pittsburgh. Both her parents lost their jobs recently. The company they worked for said it was cheaper to produce goods in China rather than the US.
“China is just this big question mark. China was just a big country with millions of people that no one really knew about because it was so far away and our class was more American history based,” she said.
For better or worse US teenagers are eager to know more about China, the forum shows.
27. From the passage we know that most US teenagers_______.
A. know only a little about China
B. know much about China
C. know nothing about China
D. like China very much
28. Many US students expressed their uneasiness about China because_______.
A. China and the US are too different
B. China and the US are close partners
C. China and the US are enemies
D. they know China very well
29. The main reason why China in their eyes is usually negative is probably that_______.
A. their teachers affect them
B. their classmates affect them
C. newspapers and online news affect them
D. the forum affects them
30. What is the best title of the passage?
A. Teenagers in the USB. Job-cuts in Pittsburgh
C. Cheaper goods in ChinaD. China in American teenagers’ eyes
31 We are learning from life constantly, as long as we recognize and accept those lessons. When you choose to be a student of life, you open yourself to limitless opportunities.
Explore the world. Don’t limit yourself to your hometown or to the city you got your first job. 32 It doesn’t have to be just one town or one apartment complex. Backpacking may not be for everyone, but it’s the only way you can see the world. Traveling doesn’t just have to be going overseas but also dropping by many states. Culture exists not just in a country but even in small communities.
Acquire new life skills. Maybe it’s time that you finally learn how to fix a broken faucet or even fix the faulty light in your bathroom. You can finally cross out your bucket list items that have been there forever. Learn how to drive a car or ride a bike. There are definitely things you don’t know how to do, and you have a lifetime ahead of you to learn. 33
Be cultured. Watch as many movies and read as many books as possible. And it doesn’t mean that you only watch the ones with high ratings from critics. Books and movies are the fruit of the writers’ or the makers’ life experiences and understanding of their surroundings. Movies and books are a good look into how people interpret the world.
34 For some individuals, to grow older means to keep your circle of friends down to a few, but that shouldn’t stop you from meeting new people. Widen your circle by allowing people into your life and letting them get to know you. Widening your circle to people from all walks of life gives you a bigger and better perspective of the world.
Do many first’s. When was the last time you did something for the first time? 35 It can be as simple as watching a movie alone or as big as trying bungee jumping. Doing something for the first time doesn’t need to have a life-changing effect. It can be a simple realization that apparently, going to a film screening by yourself isn’t so bad.
So, there are so much more to learn, especially now that we’re virtually connected to everyone in the world. As a student of life, it’s really up to you to use all your resources and make it into something enriching.
A. Widen your circle.
B. Entertain yourself.
C. Lessons are not limited to our academic studies.
D. It’s never too late to start learning something new.
E. You don’t always need a deep understanding for everything you do.
F. Go beyond the place you consider home, because home can be many places.
G. If you can’t think of the answer, maybe you need to go out and try something new.
Since my childhood, I always dreamed of becoming a full-time writer. Two years after my graduation, I 36 my job and made up my mind to realize my 37 .
No one could tell me 38 I would succeed or not. I rented a cold storage room in a building, set up a used desk and 39 to write. I had too many things to write and I had to write because the 40 was full of my heart.
After a year or so, however, I began to doubt myself. I found it 41 to earn my living by selling what I wrote. I can’t remember how many times my novels were 42 during that year. But I 43 to put my dream to the test—even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of 44 . I believed anyone with a dream must learn to struggle for the 45 .
During the most difficult period of my life, one of my classmates came to see me and tried to 46 me, “Yun, come to our company, and we will 47 you2, 000yuana month.”2, 000 yuan was really a big 48 at that time. It would enable me to live 49 . As the money were dancing in my 50 , something cleared my senses. Hadn’t I dreamed of being a writer? A full-time writer.
“Thanks, but no,” I said 51 , “I’m going to stick to writing.”
Again and again, I said to myself, “I will be 52 . People will love my novels.”
Finally my first novel was 53 in1991. I had the kind of fame and success that few writers ever 54 .
Twenty years has passed, but the effect it had on my life has lasted. Now I often 55 the time working in that cold storage room. I will say, “Anyone with a dream, courage and persistence will be successful.”
36.A. attained B. quitC. pausedD. seized
37. A. projectB. gloryC. dreamD. liberty
38. A. whetherB. whatC. thatD. when
39. A. gave awayB. settled downC. put downD. took over
40. A. principleB. justiceC. careerD. enthusiasm
41. A. difficultB. changeableC. permanentD. skeptical
42. A. adjustedB. attackedC. registeredD. rejected
43. A. pretendedB. determinedC. waitedD. agreed
44. A. anxietyB. prejudiceC. failureD. opportunity
45. A. intelligenceB. fantasyC. reputationD. goal
46. A. persuadeB. donateC. informD. require
47. A. sponsorB. assistC. payD. earn
48. A. accountB. moneyC. scaleD. fortune
49. A. steadierB. handierC. betterD. happier
50. A. handB. headC. tableD. wallet
51. A. doubtfullyB. eagerlyC. firmlyD. consciously
52. A. successfulB. luckyC. creativeD. confident
53. A. soldB. advocatedC. publishedD. allocated
54. A. experiencedB. adoptedC. associatedD. deposited
55. A. understoodB. recalledC. remindedD. assumed
HAIKOU—South China’s island, province Hainan began a trial run on Thursday of 56. _______new stretch of track that completes the world’s first high-speed train line circling an island.
Up to 20 empty trains will run on the 345-km Western Ring Railway per day in the trial period. Exercises will test 57. _______(respond) to emergency situations. The western stretch will be 58. _______(official) put into operation at the end of this year with a designed speed of 200 km per hour, according to 59. _______operator, the Guangzhou Railway Corporation.
The western stretch has 16 stops in six cities and counties, 60. _______(link) provincial capital Haikou with Sanya, a tropical tourist spot. It began construction in September 2013 61. _______an investment of 27 billion yuan (4. 23 billion US dollars).
The 308-km eastern ring also from Haikou to Sanya, was put into operation at the end of 2010 with a 62. _______(design) speed of up to 250 km per hour. It passes Boao, a scenic town 63. _______the Boao Forum for Asia is held annually.
With a land area of 35, 400 square kilometres, Hainan is slightly 64. _______(large) than Belgium. A popular destination for beach lovers, it 65. _______(expect) to receive 47 million visitors this year.
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In the fall of 1985, I was a bright-eyed girl heading off to Howard University, aiming at a legal career and dreaming of sitting on a Supreme Court bench somewhere. Twenty-one years later I am still a bright-eyed dreamer and one with quite a different tale to tell.
My grandma, an amazing woman, graduated from college at the age of 65. She was the first in our family to reach that goal. But one year after I started college, she developed cancer. I made the choice to withdraw from college to care for her. It meant that school and my personal dream would have to wait.
Then I got married with another dream: building my family with a combination of adopted and biological children. In 1999, we adopted our first son. To lay eyes on him was fantastic—and very emotional. A year later came our second adopted boy. Then followed son No. 3. In 2003, I gave birth to another boy.
You can imagine how fully occupied I became, raising four boys under the age of 8! Our home was a complete zoo—a joyous zoo. Not surprising, I never did make it back to college full-time. But I never gave up on the dream either. I had only one choice: to find a way. That meant taking as few as one class each semester.
The hardest part was feeling guilty about the time I spent away from the boys. They often wanted me to stay home with them. There certainly were times I wanted to quit, but I knew I should stick to my dream to set an example to them to follow through the rest of their lives.
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