One day a woman got into her car and start driving home after work. Suddeny, she saw a yellow car behind her. The driver was a man. When she turned left, the yellow car turned left. When she turned right, the yellow car turned right, ___21 ___.When she stopped at the traffic lights, the yellow car stopped ___22 ___her. The woman was afraid, so she drove quickly to the police station. She was very surprised when she found the car stopped behind her. At that time, a young man was standing outside the police station. The woman was very happy to see him. She knew that he was a policeman because he was ___23 ___ a police uniform. She jumped out of her car and ran to the policeman. She asked him to arrest the man in the yellow car, so the policeman walked to the man.
The man didn’t try to run ___24 ___ when he saw the policeman. He just smiled and said to the woman, “I want to give this purse back to you, madam. I think you ___25___ it on the street.”
One of the latest imports is acupuncture (针刺疗法), the use of needles for ___21 ___ disease. Although acupuncture has been practiced in China for 2000 years, it's___22 ___ in the Western world is still very ___23___.Several hospitals in the United States are now experimenting with acupuncture as a way of treating pains.
An American journalist descried the process ___24 ___ its effects. To keep the patient ___25___ feeling pain during the operation, four needles were used, each about an inch and a half long. The tops of the needles were attached to wires which led to a small electrical device.
Eagle has the longest life-span of its species. Eagle can ___21___ up to 70 years, but to reach this age eagle must make a hard decision.
In it’s 40’s, its long and flexible talons (爪) can no longer grab prey(掠食) which serves as food, its long and sharp beak (鸟嘴,喙)become bent. Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, become stuck to its chest and make it ___22___ to fly. Then , the eagle is left with only two options: die or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days for survival.
The process requires that eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak ___23___ a rock until it plucks (拔去)it out. After plucking it out, eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back. When its new talons grow back the eagles starts plucking its old-aged feathers and after five months, eagle an take its flight of rebirth and live for thirty ___24___years.
Many times, in order to survive, we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to
___25___ old memories, habits and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.
C. get rid of
It’s always interesting to visit another country, especially for those who have never travelled a great deal. Foreign ___21___can be very educational for anyone if he is interested enough to make preparations beforehand. Learning the language of the new country would be difficult for the traveller, ___22___ the benefits of such an effort would become obvious immediately on his arrival. It may not seem important to him when he comfortably stay at home, but knowing how to order a meal or book a room is necessary for the newcomer in a strange country. Without knowing the language, it’s very difficult___23___ the stranger to understand the people of the new country and their customs.
Of course, in our small world it is often possible to find someone who understands our own, but this is only second-best for the traveller. To be sure, he can see places and things without the use of a language, but places and things ___24___ not the heart of any country. To get the greatest benefit from a trip ___25___ another country, it is how important for the visitor to have an understanding of the language.
A little boy wanted to meet God, so he started his trip with some cakes and orange juice. On his way he saw an old woman __21__ in the park. The boy sat down next to her. The old lady looked hungry, so he offered her a cake. She accepted it thankfully and smiled at him. Her smile was __22__ pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he gave her a bottle of orange juice. Once again she smiled at him. The boy was very happy! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never say a word. As it grew dark, the boy got up to leave. __23__ he left, he gave her a kiss. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy got home, his mother saw the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “__24__ made you so happy?” He replied, “ I had lunch with God. She’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!” The old woman also returned to her home __25__. Her son asked, “Mother, why are you so happy?” She answered, “I ate cakes in the park with God. You know, he’s much younger than I expected.
More and more teachers and parents have noticed another kind of pollution, which came from the printed papers sold on streets.
There printed things look like newspaper but have hardly anything to do with them. You can only find reading material badly ___21___ there- some are too strange for anyone to believe, ___22___ are frightening stories of something even worse. However, many of the young students are getting absorbed in such poisonous reading, which costs them what they should pay for their breakfast and bring them nightmares and immoral ideas in return. Homework is left undone, daily games lost.
There sellers shout on streets selling their papers well. The writers, publishers and printers, ___23___ they are, we never know, are making their silent money. They sheep skinned wolf’s stories seem to have been forgotten once again.
Why not forbid this kind of things at school? Yes, both teachers and parents have asked each other for more strict control of the young readers. Yet unfortunately, ___24___ you want to forbid it, the more they want to have a look at it sometimes you may even find several children share one patched paper, which has travelled from one hand to another driven by the curious nature.
It really does harm to our society. It has already formed a sort of moral pollution. The ___25___teachers and parents need more powerful support. Meanwhile, the young readers need more
interesting books to help them get rid of these ugly papers.
B. made up
E. the more
Did you sleep well last night? Maybe people will answer. No. in fact, in the world about one in three people don’t have good sleep. ___21___ you say you do not have good sleep, it means waking early and not getting back to sleep, often interrupted short period of sleep, or hours of wakefulness. You ___22___ get tired, worried, and anxious. Your memory and ability to remember things will be affected.
Then what should you do when you have the trouble?Do not worry about it too much. First, let’s see whether you can sleep yourself. The ways are as follows:
First ___23___ that you bedroom isn’t too cold or too hot. Keep it dark and quiet.
Second, check your lifestyle:
Do not drink tea, coffee, cola or chocolate four hours before going to bed. Drink less liquid so that you can have no or less visits to the toilet.
Set your body clock well by getting up and going to bed at the fixed time every day. You
___24___take and daytime naps.
Develop a relaxing bedtime habit. Read or listen to music, then take a warm bath. If you really can not sleep, try some bread, rice or milk . They will help you fast asleep.
Go for a daily walk. Natural light helps you to put your body clock into correct habit,
___25___do exercise outdoor if you can.
Forget the worries of the day, write down any worries, thoughts or questions before you go to bed. With these written down, you will have less to think about and your sleep will become easier.
D.had better not
Without time to relax and have fine, kids can suffer stress just like adults, warn exports-who say as many as one in four youngsters have symptoms of burnout (过度劳累). More and more parents are pushing the kids to be busy in structured activities all the time. Many of these activities for children aren’t recreational (娱乐的) ___21___involve competition. The kids are pushed to win, not just participate, and this can cause stress. Today’s parents have the ___22___ that children who don’t pursue a lot of outside activities will be left behind. Parents are in a panic because they know it’s
___23___world out there. They are running scared to be sure their kids can go into the marketplace and compete as adults, but ___24___ some cases they are missing the big picture.
Kids who are unhappy and depressed grow up to the unhappy, depressed adults who don’t do well in their jobs or personal life . And these kids won’t know as adults how to relax. Everyone needs time just to relax and refresh. When you’re not stressed, you can be ___25___ productive. That’s why it’s important to help your child find a balance.
Many students find the experience of attending university lectures to be a confusing and frustrating experience. The lecturer speaks for one or two hours, perhaps ____21__ the talk with slides,writing up important information on the blackboard, distributing reading material and giving out assignment.The new student sees the other students continuously writing on notebooks and ___22___ what to write. Very often the student leaves the lecture with notes which do not catch the main points and which become hard even for the students to understand.
Most institutions provide courses which assist new students to develop the skills they need to be effective listeners and note-takers. If these are unavailable, there are many useful study-skills guides which __23____ learners to practice these skills independently. In all cases it is important to __24___ the problem before actually starting your studies.
It is important to acknowledge that most students have difficulty in acquiring the language
skills required in college study.One way of ___25___ these difficulties is to attend the language and study–skills classes which most institutions provide throughout the academic year.Another basic strategy is to find a study partner with whom it is possible to identify difficulties,exchange ideas and provide support.
There was a woman in Detroit, who had two sons. She was worried about them, especially the younger one, Ben, because he was not doing well in school. Boys in his class made jokes about him because he seemed so __21__.
The mother decided that she would herself have to get her sons to do better in school. She told them to go to the Detroit Public Library to read a book a week and do a book report for her.
One day, in Ben’s __22__, the teacher held up a rock and asked if anyone k new it. Ben put up his hand and the teacher let him __23__. “Why did Ben put up his hand?” his classmates wondered. “He never said anything. What could he possibly want to say?”
Well, Ben not only __24__ the rock, but also said a lot about it. He named other rocks in its group and even knew where the teacher had found it. The teacher and the students were surprised. Ben had learned all this from doing one of his book reports.
Ben later went on to the __25__ of his class. When he finished high school, he went to Yale University and at last became one of the best doctors in the United States.