Passage 1 Hollywood movies are regularly filled with sex and violence. They can be exciting films but sometimes all you want is a little light-hearted entertainment. Have you
heard of Bollywood? All singing, all dancing and unrealistic, it is the perfect alternative to normal Hollywood movies. Bollywood is the Indian film industry, based in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. 1 Yet Bollywood is the largest producer of films in the world. This year the IndianFilmgare Awards, Bollywood's Oscars, turn 50 years old. The typical Bollywood movie usually has the following ingredients: a cup of romance, a tea-spoon of comedy, a dash of international sight-seeing, served with a huge slice of singing and dancing. There will also be one brave hero, one beautiful heroine and one baddie. 2 3 The actors change clothes and Bollywood films are full of ideal things and free of daily worries.
locations within a single song. But the audience don't mind. To Indian movie lovers, especially the poor, such films are a gateway to heaven and the stars are their gods. The films take them to a magical world away from their everyday troubles. The films tell them the impossible is possible and that true love conquers all. 4 parents. Bollywood is a decent refreshing replacement for those over-stimulating Hollywood films. 5 They will take you to a brighter, cheerier and more colorful world, where it's still cool to dance around a tree and sing a love song. A.Bollywood has gradually won its reputation on the world stage. B.There is never any mention of politics, poverty or war. C.Most Chinese school kids have probably never seen an Indian film. D.Bollywood films are mostly comic romances with light-hearted incidental music. E. Bollywood pays great attention to traditional values. F.The result is a fun-filled musical. G.So if you're tired of all that Hollywood actions, check out the following Bollywood films. Passage 2 The Internet has opened up a whole new online world for us to meet, chat and go where we’ve never been before. But just as in face to face communication, there are some rules of behavior that should be followed when on line. 1 Imagine how you’d feel if you were in the other person’s shoes.
Behind the beautiful scenes, Bollywood still emphasizes traditional family values. In most films,
if two lovers want to break an arranged marriage, they can't just run away. They must win over their
For anything you’re about to send: ask yourself, “Would I say this to the person’s face?” If the answer is no, rewrite and reread. try not to do so. 3 4 2 If someone in the chat room is rude to you, your instinct (本能) is to fire back in the same manner. But If it was caused by a disagreement with another member, try to fix the situation by politely discussing it. Remember to respect the beliefs and opinions of others in the chat room. Offer advice when asked by newcomers, as they may not be sure what to do or how to communicate. When someone makes a mistake, whether it’s a stupid question or an unnecessarily long answer, be kind about it. If it’s a small mistake, you may not need to say anything. Even if you feel strongly about it, think twice before saying anything. Having good manners yourself doesn’t give you license to correct everyone else. 5 At the same time, if you find you are wrong, be sure to correct yourself and apologize to those that you have offended. It is not polite to ask others personal questions such as their age, sex and marital status. Unless you know the person very well, and you are both comfortable with sharing personal information, don’t ask such questions. A. It’s natural that there some people who speak rudely or make mistakes online. B. Repeat the process till you feel sure that you’d feel comfortable saying the words to the person’s face. C. Everyone was new to the network once. D. The basic rule is simple: treat others in the same way you would want to be treated. E. When you send short messages to a person online, you must say something beautiful to hear. F. You should either ignore the person, or use your chat software to block their messages. G. If you do decide to tell someone about a mistake, point it out politely. Passage 3 _ 1 _ One of the best things you can possibly do is to start you own club. It’s great fun especially if you are the sort of person who feels there’s never anything to do during the school holidays. The first thing you need to come up with is an idea for your club. _2 _ Pets, clothes, pop music or dancing groups, sports, making things? The list is endless. Next you need some friends to be in your club with you. people who are interested in the same thing as you. 4 You should all sit down somewhere together with lots of pieces of paper and write down every name you can think up. That’ll keep you busy for ages. At your first meeting you should make up a rule book. And the first rule should be no grown-ups or little/big brothers or sisters! The best clubs are always secret! Now you have just about everything you need, except membership cards. These are very important and again you can speed a lot of time making them. 5 Why not leave some space for a photo of yourself? That will make the membership card really look like it.
3 _ All you need is three or four other
So there you are, get clubbing! Once you get started you’ll think of loads of more interesting things to do! A. That’s easy. B. Enjoy your own club! C. Invite a designer to join you. D. What are you interest in? E. Some vacation is just around the corner. F. Then you need to pick a name for your club. G. Use a bright thick pen to make a special design. Passage 4 My mother is a diligent and kind woman. She is very busy from morning till night. As a teacher, she works hard. 1 Both my brother and I love her dearly as she loves us. 2 She treats them with patience and My mother has been teaching math at a middle school in my hometown. She goes to work early in the morning and does not return home until late in the afternoon. model teacher several times. 3 Every day, when she comes back home from work, she sets about doing housework, sweeping the living room and bedrooms or cleaning the furniture, and putting everything in good order. She seems to be busy all the time. As she has been very busy working every day, she looks older than her age. But she looks as cheerful and happy as ever. Mother never buys expensive dresses for herself, but she often buys some inexpensive but high quality clothes for us. 4 She just eats a plain meal outside when she is too busy to cook herself. She lives a busy yet simple life, without any complaints. Often she says to us, “work while you work, and play while you play. That is the way to be happy and gay. If you do not work, you will become lazy and be of no use to society”. What a piece of good advice this is! 5 This advice of hers will always serve as a guide to my behavior. My mother is great indeed, and I always feel proud of her. A. She enjoys listening to classic music. B. As a mother, she takes good care of us and gives us every comfort. C. She loves her students and cares for them. D. She never goes to expensive restaurants to enjoy meals. E. My mother is hard-working and never wastes money. F. I never forget it and always bear it in my mind. G. Can you tell us something about your mother? Passage 5
teaches them well. For her excellent quality and very good teaching results, she has been elected as a
Taking good notes is a time-saving skill that will help you to become a better student in several ways . 1 Second, your notes are excellent materials to refer to when you are studying for a test. Third, note-taking offers variety to your study time and helps you to hold your interest. You will want to take notes during classroom discussions and while reading a textbook or doing research for a report.2 Whenever or however you take notes, keep in mind that note-taking is a selective process.3 The following methods may work best for you. ●Read the text quickly to find the main facts and ideas in it. ●Carefully read the text and watch for words that can show main points and supporting facts. ● Write your notes in your own words. ●4 ● Note any questions or ideas you may have about what was said or written. As you take notes, you may want to use your own shorthand(速记). When you do, be sure that you understand your symbols and that you use them all the time.5 A.Use words, not complete sentences. B.There are three practical note-taking methods. C.You must write your notes on separate paper. D.Otherwise, you may not be able to read your notes later. E.You will also want to develop your own method for taking notes. F.That means you must first decide what is important enough to include in your notes. G.First, the simple act of writing something down makes it easier for you to understand and remember it. Passage 6 1 Home can be a great place for children to study. It’s important to provide a workspace of their own where they can read books or just write a letter to their friends. ●Location(位置) 2 Kitchen and dining room are not so well suited for regular study, since books and pens get in the way of the day-to-day uses of those areas. Set up a place where a child can settle in and leave papers and pens at band without having to clear everything away each night. For a child that likes being alone, set aside a corner of his bedroom, but keep it separate from things like games, music and other hobbies not related to studying. ●Keeping Things in Order 3Parents should encourage their child to spread out, but to leave it neat and orderly when he isn ’t using his workspace. Ownership is very important for self-respect 73 The workplace should be personal, but not another part of the playroom.
●4Encourage the whole family to help build a supportive environment that children need for success in school. Give them a good example of how to deal with problems, how to manage time and get things done in the right way. 5 whole family. A.Attitude Is Everything. B.Bring Organization intoYour Home. C.Here are several ways to choose a location. D.Building a Good Home Learning Environment. E.Hold a can-do attitude and your child will follow your example. F.Setting up a space in a common area of your home can be a good idea for children. G.A child who learns to organize his spare will carry organization into every corner of his life. Passage 7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp Everyone is forgetful, but as we age, we start to feel like our brains are slowing down a bit—and that can be a very annoying thing. 1 1. 2 People who regularly made plans and looked forward to upcoming events had a 50 percent reduced chance of Alzheimer's disease (早老性痴呆症), according to a recent study. 3 Something as simple as setting a goal to have a weekly coffee date with a friend will do. There's evidence that people who have a purpose in life or who are working on long or short-term goals appear to do better. In other words, keep your brain looking forward. 2. Go for a walk. Mildly raised glucose (葡萄糖) levels can harm the area of the brain that helps you form memories and physical activity can help get blood glucose down to normal levels. In fact,exercise produces chemicals that are good for your brain. 3. Learn something new. Take a Spanish class online, join a drawing club, or learn to play cards. A study found that mental stimulation (刺激) limits the weakening effects of aging on memory and the mind. But the best thing for your brain is when you learn something new and are physically active at the same time. dancing with your friends. A. Focus on the future. B. This can be especially harmful to the aged. C. It should be something like learning gardening. D. So take a few minutes each day to do some reading.
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E. But don't worry if your schedule isn't filled with life-changing events. F. Luckily, research shows there is a lot you can do to avoid those moments. G.In other words, when you take care of your body, you take care of your brain. Passage 8 I was ten when I first sat with my grandmother behind the cashier（收银台）in her general store. ___1___ I quickly learned the importance of treating customers politely and saying “thank you. ” At first I was paid in candy. ___2___ I worked every day after school, and during the summer and on weekends and holidays from 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. My father helped me set up a bank account. ___3___ By the time I was 12, My grandmother thought I had done such a good job that the promoted me to selling cosmetics (化妆品). I developed the ability to look customers directly in the eye. Even though I was just a kid, women would ask me such things as “What color do you think I should wear?” I took a real interest in their questions and was able to translate what they wanted into makeup (化妆) ideas. ___4___ The job taught me a valuable lesson: to be a successful salesperson, you didn’t need to be a Rocket scientist—you needed to be a great listener. ___5___ Expect they are no longer women purchasing cosmetics from me; instead, they are kids who tell me which toys they would like to see designed and developed. A. Later I received 50 cents an hour. B. Before long, she let me sit there by myself. C. I ended my selling a record amount of cosmetics. D. Today I still carry that lesson with me: I listen to customers. E. My grandma’s trust taught me how to handle responsibility. F. Soon I found myself looking more beautiful than ever before. G. Watching my money grow was more rewarding than anything I could have bought. Passage 1 CFBEG Passage 5GEFAD Passage 2DBFCG Passage 6DFGAB Passage 3EDAFG Passage 4BCEDF Passage 8BAGCD