Whether you have a small local business or a big worldwide company,you have employees who need some motivation(动力)from time to time.In today's world where work is no longer just a nine-till-five,Monday-to-Friday job,employers and employees find themselves getting tired of giving too much.How can you get your employees to enjoy their job and work hard?
Nick Vujicic speaks to employees about giving their all and performing their job to their fullest potential.If a man without arms arid legs can start his.own motivational speaking company,then anyone,no matter what they think their limitations are,can make it in the business world.Sometimes employees need some outside motivation.Nick brings this to them.
Nick is a success in life who has chosen the right method.At the age of twenty-four be got a double degree in accounting and financial planning.He is the president of a non-profit organization in the United States as well as business companies in Australia.Nick has a great gift for attracting people by using his humor,confidence and positive attitude.
Though he is only twenty-six years old,Nick Vujicic has a unique ability to encourage his audiences to dream big and boost their courage to face the obstacles in life.His achievements,in spite of his disability,remind people that the everyday challenges can be overcome.
Nick offers a challenging view of making the best of people's ability.He shares key values and attitudes that will enable people to draw strength from every situation.This will open a new horizon in people's vision.
Nick has been a motivational speaker at numerous events.He can adapt his message and presentation to suit the needs of your company.Just fill out the application form,and someone
from our company will get in touch with you soon.
21.We can learn from the passage that Nick Vujicic .
A.owns a large worldwide company
B.helps people deal with failure
C.didn't go to college
D.is a disabled young man
22.Which of the following is NOT mentioned in Paragraph 3?
A.Nick Vujicic's education.
B.Nick Vujicic's work.
C.Nick Vujicic's family.
D.Nick Vujicic's personality.
23.The underlined word "boost" in Paragraph 4 probably means " ".
24.The passage was written mainly to .
A.attract customers to a company
B.encourage people to overcome difficulties
C.tell a success story of a young man
D.advertise a presentation that will be given soon
I was a student.I would work in the early mornings and late nights to pay for my studies,and I was tired—really tired—all the time.
On the day I went to that shop for the first time,I was sick with a virus and had a very high fever.I had been off work for a few days,and I had run out of food.I had been working so hard since I moved to town,and I had no friends nearby who could help.So I went to get some food.Normally,I would have gone to the supermarket,but on this occasion,I went into the Greek shop because it was closer.I picked up a few items,the looks of which revealed the fact that I lived alone.Then I handed them to the shopkeeper,who told me,"You are unwell."I nodded rather timidly. She pointed at the salami and bread I was buying and offered,"I can make you a sandwich,so you don't have to do it yourself."I nodded,rather timidly,again.So,she made the sandwich and asked me to wait a moment.She went in the back room and reappeared with a container of hot soup."It will warm you up,"she said with a sweet smile.
What really warmed me up,though,was not the soup.It was her smile that told me she cared.And it inspired me. It made me want to be as kind as the shopkeeper who had been kind to me.I had been quite shy,but,from that day on, I did not let shyness prevent me from performing random acts of kindness.I am determined to spread the joy mid I haven't felt lonely since then!
25.Why did the writer feel very tired all the time?
A.Because she studied very hard.
B.Because she had a very high fever.
C.Because she worked very hard.
D.Because she was too hungry.
26.What really warmed the writer up?
B.The shopkeeper's smile.
C.The food that the writer bought.
D.The sandwich that the shopkeeper made.
27.What does the writer mean by saying "I haven't felt lonely since then"?
A.She has learnt how to share others' joy.
B.She is accompanied by her good friends.
C.She tries to be kind to others and it helps her in tum.
D.She is inspired by the shopkeeper to be independent.
28.What did the writer learn from the shopkeeper?
A.How to make sandwiches.
B.How to get rid of shyness.
C.How to take good care of herself.
D.The meaning of acts of kindness.
South African researchers at the international AIDS conference in Vienna,Austria have announced major progress in the fight against the disease.The researchers say their study shows a gel(胶体)substance reduced the risk of HIV infection among women who used it.
The gel contains tenofovir,which is a common drug used to treat people with HIV,the virus that causes AIDS.
The study was done by South African scientists with the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa.Almost nine hundred sexually active women between the ages of eighteen and forty took part in it.All were from KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa.Half were given the gel containing tenofovir.The other half were given a gel without an active substance.They were told to use the gels twelve hours before having sex and again within twelve hours after having sex.
The study lasted thirty months.Women who used the tenofovir gel reduced their risk of HIV infection by thirty-rune percent.And the study found that the women who used the gel more often had even better results.Women who used the gel more than eighty percent of the times