Passage One A man in Hamburg, Germany, kept getting phone, but when he picked up a receiver there was no one on the other end of the phone. To begin with, he paid the phone comp
any block the number. Therefore , it was expensive just as to stop one call, so he phoned the police. The police soon tracked the calls to a barber shop. Which happened was that every time someone paid for the haircut by credit card, the credit card machine would dialed the wrong number in mistake. It was quite beyond the police why somebody at the barber ’s or the credit company noticed the problem. Fortunately, there had a happy outcome and the barber ’s credit card phone was re-programmed. Passage Two A recent survey show that most students often communicate with our parents. But here are still some think it embarrassing to share their ideas with them. Actually everyone should attach importance to the family communication. It can strengthen the bond of the whole family or bridge the gap between children and parents. Besides, share y our personal problems and emotions will greatly help reduce the pressure on you and build up your confidence. As for my family, we had a special dinner together every Saturday evening, over that everyone take s turns to share one problem. Then the other try to suggest solutions. In this way, the whole family could enjoy every single bit of life. I think my family will stick out the tradition forever. Passage Three The annual English festival, which was lasted one week, has just ended. There were all kinds of colorful activities, included English speech competition. Last Friday , we had an honor of inviting Professor Smith to deliver a lecture on English cultural background information, such as English idiom. He was very learned and humorous that he began his lecture with an amusing story to attract the attention of the audience and all of us was deeply impressed with his wisdom. We admired him and took notes carefully, for he made himself understood with speaking slowly and clearly enough for us to follow her. He gave us some practically ways to develop the sense of language and encouraged us to keep speaking English as much possible in our daily life.