语法填空 Keeping a diary in English is one of the 1 writing abilities. Compared with other forms of 2 (effect) ways to improve our English (write), it is shorter and takes 3
(much)time. It can help us to develop the habit of thinking in English. If we persist in this practice, 4 (gradual) we’ ll learn how to express 5_______(we)in English. In keeping a diary in English,
we 6_________(certain) run up against many difficulties. In the first place, it often happens that we have trouble 7_______(find) appropriate words and phrases to give expression to our mind. 8 (second), there are many idiomatic ways of saying things in Chinese. And it is 9
(extreme) hard for us to put them into English properly.As far as I am 10______(concern), my 11______ (suggest) is that we should always have a notebook and a Chinese-English dictionary within easy reach. Whenever something beats us, we can first put it down in our notebook and then consult 12____ (we) dictionary. We can also turn to our English teacher for help, if
necessary. In short, I believe that it is 13______ great use to keep a diary in English for 14____ development of our 15______(write) skills. 练习二 Were you 1_______ first or the last child in your family? Or were you a middle or an only child? Some people think who matters where you were born in your family. But there are different ideas about what birth order means. Some people say that 2______(old) children, who are smart and strong-willed, are very 3_______(like) to succeed. The reason for this is simple. Parents have a lot of time for their first child and give him or her a lot of 4_______(attend). An only child will succeed for 5______same reason.What happens to the other 6______(child) in the family? Middle children don’t get so much attention, so they don’t feel that important. If a family has many children, the middle one sometimes gets 7_______(lose) in the crowd. The youngest child, however , often gets special treatment. Often this child grows up to be 8_____(fun). But a recent study saw things quite 9______ (difference). The study found that first children believed in family rules. They didn’t take many chances in 10______(they) lives. They 11______(usual) followed orders. Rules didn’t mean as much to later children in the family. They took chances and they often did better in life.
限时阅读 O. Henry was a pen name used by an American writer of short stories. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North Carolina in 1862. As a young boy he lived an exciting life. He did not go to school for very long, but he managed to teach himself everything he needed to know. When he was about 20 years old, O. Henry went to Texas, where he tried different jobs. He first worked on a newspaper, and then had a job in a bank, when some money went missing from the bank O. Henry was believed to have stolen it. Because of that, he was sent to prison. During the three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York and continued writing. He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because simple as the tales were, they would finish with a sudden change at the end, to the reader’s surprise. 1. In which order did O. Henry do the following things? a. Lived in New York. b. Worked in a bank. c. Travelled to Texas. d. Was put in prison. e. Had a newspaper Job. f. Learned to write stories. A. e. c. f. b. d. a B. c. e. b. d. f. a C. e. b. d. c. a. f. D. c. b. e. d. a f. 2. People enjoyed reading O. Henry’s stories because A. they had surprise endings B. they were easy to understand C. they showed his love for the poor D. they were about New York City 3. O. Henry went to prison because . A. people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper B. he broke the law by not using his own name C. he wanted to write stories about prisoners D. people thought he had taken money that was not his 4. What do we know about O. Henry before he began writing? A. He was well-educated. B. He was not serious about his work. C. He was devoted to the poor. D. He was very good at learning. 5. Where did O. Henry get most material for his short stories? A. His life inside the prison. B. The newspaper articles he wrote. C. The city and people of New York. D. His exciting early life as a boy. 练习一 1 effective 2 writing 3 less 4 gradually 5 ourselves 6 certainly 7 finding 8 secondly9 extremely 10 concerned 11 suggestion 12 our 13 of 14 the 15 writing 练习二
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