1 Ways to save time We all wish we had just a bit more time．Just think what you could do with an extra hour or two each day: you could finally stick to an exercise routine, or spring-clean th
e house, or write your novel, or learn the guitar and so on． 1 But I can help you find more hours in your day for the things that really matter．
1．Get Out of Bed Earlier If you normally get up at 7: 30 a． m． try getting up at 7:00 a． m． That half-hour might not sound like much, but it could be time that you use to exercise, to read that book you've been meaning to finish．2 2．Do the Important Tasks First Once you get to work, get the important ones done first （not the easy ones, or even the urgent ones） ．You can afford to spend at least an hour working on big, important tasks rather than on all those little urgent ones．3 The urgent tasks will still get done, and you won't miss the important ones． 3．Reduce Interruptions If colleagues have a habit of hanging around your desk to chat, or if the phone is constantly ringing, you might find that it takes you half the day to finish a simple task like writing a letter．Constant interruptions don't just eat up time, they also break your concentration． When you've got a big task to focus on, let your calls go to voicemail． 4 Wearing headphones makes it less likely that people will try to strike up a conversation． 4． 5
A few minutes chatting, browsing the web, and so on, can easily turn into hours of wasted time over the course of a day．When you're working, focus on work．If your concentration is slipping, take a break: go and get a glass of water, or stretch your legs a bit．If you're facing a difficult task, try breaking it into small steps so that it's easier to deal with． A．Stay Focused on Your Work C．If you have an office door, close it． E．Would you want me to make your day longer? B．Take Breaks When Necessary D．If you work like this, you'll usually save time． F．I can't magically make all your days 25 hours long．
G．Or simply to get your day off to a calm and organized start．
２ Body language is the quiet, secret and most powerful language of all. It is said that our body movements communicate about 50% of what we really mean while words themselves only express 7%. So, while your mouth is closed, just listen what is your body saying. Arms.__1__ If you keep your arms to the sides of your body or behind your back, this suggests you are not afraid of taking on whatever comes your way. __2___ If someone upsets you, just cross your arms to show you’re unhappy. Head. When you want to appear confident, keep your head level. If you are monitor in class, you can take on this position when you want your words to be taken seriously. __3__ Legs. Your legs tend to move around a lot more than normal when you are nervous or telling lies. If you are at interviews, try to keep them still. Posture. A good posture makes you feel better about yourself. __4___ This makes breathing more difficult, which in turn can make you feel nervous or uncomfortable. Mouth. When you are thinking, you often purse (皱拢) your lips. You might also use this position to hold back all angry comment you don’t wish to show. __5___ A. B. D. E. F. If you are feeling down, you normally don’t sit straight, with your shoulders inwards. If you are pleased, you usually open your eyes wide and people can notice this. How you hold your arms shows how open and receptive you are to people you meet. However, it will probably still be noticed, and people will know you’re not pleased. However, to be friendly in listening or speaking, you must move your head a little to one side.
C. Outgoing people generally use their arms with big movements, while quieter people keep them close to their bodies.
G. Don’t say too much when you’re happy.
３ Forgiveness To forgive is a virtue, but no one has ever said it is easy. When someone has deeply hurt you, it can be extremely difficult to let go of your hate. However, forgiveness is possible, and it can be surprisingly beneficial to your physical and mental health. People who forgive show less sadness, anger and stress and more hopefulness, according to a recent research. 1 Try the following steps: 2 You can take a couple of breaths and think of something that gives you pleasure: a beautiful
scene in nature, or someone you love. Don’t wait for an apology. Many times the person who hurt you does not intend to apologize. They may have wanted to hurt you or they just don’t see things the same way. becoming friends again with the person who upset you. Take the control away from your offender(冒犯者). Rethinking about you hurt gives power to the person who causes you pain. Instead of focusing on your mounded feelings, learn to look for the love, beauty and kindness around you. 4 If you understand your offender, you may realize that he or she was acting out of unawareness, fear, and even 3 Keep in mind that forgiveness does not necessarily mean
love. You may want to write a letter to yourself from your offender ’s point of view. Don’t forget to forgive yourself. A. Why should you forgive? B. How should you start to forgive? C. Recognize the benefits of forgiveness. D. Try to see things from you offender ’s angle. E. For some people, forgiving themselves is the biggest challenge. F. To make your anger die away, try a simple stress-management technique. G. If you wait for people to apologize, you could be waiting an awfully long time. 5 But it can rob you of your self-confidence if you don’t do it.
4 All over the world people enjoy sports. Sports help to keep people healthy and happy, and to live longer. 1 team wins. 2 Football, for example, has spread around the world. Swimming is popular in all countries near the sea or in those with many rivers. What fun it is to jump into a pool or lake, whether in China, Egypt or Italy! lovers to skate or ski in winter in Japan, Norway or Canada. Some sports or game go back thousands of years, like running or jumping. Chinese wushu, for example, has a very long history. But basketball and volleyball are rather new. Neither one is a hundred years old yet. of the newest in the family of sports. People from different countries may not be able to understand each other, but after a game together they often become good friends. 5 One learns to fight（奋斗） hard and fight fair(公平的), to win without pride and to lose with grace. 4 Water-skiing is one 3 Think how many They buy tickets or turn on their TVs to watch the games. Often they get very excited when their player or
(胜不骄败不馁) A. And think of people in cold countries. B. Sports help to train a person’s character(性格). C. Not a few people participate in different sports competitions themselves. D. Many people like to watch others play games. E. People aren’t inventing new sports or games. F. Some sports are so interesting that people everywhere take part in them. G. People are inventing（发明） new sports or games all the time.
5. Many people think of guys as being carefree when it comes to their appearance. But in fact, a lot of guys spend plenty of time in front of the mirror. 1 . 2 . You
Body image is a person’s opinions and feelings about his or her own body and physical appearance. appreciate your body for its capabilities and accept its imperfections. So, what can you do to develop a positive body image? Here are some ideas:
Recognize your strengths. Different body types are good for different things. What does your body do well? Maybe your speed, strength, or coordination makes you better than others at a certain sport. That may be basketball, table tennis, mountain biking, dancing, or even running. Or perhaps you have non-sports skills, like drawing, painting, singing, playing a musical instrument, writing, or acting. 3 .
Exercise regularly. Exercise can help you look good and feel good about yourself. Good physiques (体形) don’t just happen. 4 . A healthy habit can be as simple as exercising 20 minutes to one hour three days a week. Working out can
also lift your spirits. Respect your body! Practicing good habits --- regular showering; taking care of your teeth, hair, and skin; wearing clean clothes, and so on --- can help you build a positive body image. 5 . Your body is just one part of who you are. Your talent for comedy, a quick wit (智慧), and all the other things
make you unique. So try not to let small imperfections take over. A. Use this as an opportunity to discover what you’re good at. B. Be yourself. C. They care just as much as girls do about their body image. D. Just explore talents that you feel good about. E. They take hard work, regular workouts, and a healthy diet. F. The good news is that self-image and body image can be changed. G. Having a positive body image means feeling satisfied with the way you look.
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