Sam and Jason were good friends. One day they had a car accident. The next morning, Sam woke up but Jason was still unconscious (昏迷的). When Dr. Smith saw Sam awake, he smiled at him and asked, “How are you feeling today?” Sam smiled back and said, “Wonderful! Promise me you won’t tell Jason anything.” Dr. Smith was moved by Sam’s words and said, “You are a very brave man. You know I won’t do that. Trust me.”
Months later Jason recovered. He stopped hanging out with Sam. He felt unhappy to spend time with a disabled person like Sam. Sam was lonely and heartbroken. One day Sam died in despair (失望). When Jason was on his burial (葬礼), Dr. Smith gave Sam’s letter to him.
The letter read, “Dear Jason, I have kept my promise to give you my eyes if anything had happened to them. Now there is nothing more that I can do. You will see through my eyes that you will always be my best friend ... Sam.”
When he finished reading, Dr. Smith added, “I had promised Sam to keep it a secret.” Jason stood there with tears on his face.
21. In the first paragraph, Dr. Smith promised Sam to ______.
A. make friends with him B. take good care of Jason
C. give Jason the letter D. keep a secret from Jason
22. Why did Jason stop hanging out with Sam?
A. He recovered but still couldn’t move freely.
B. He felt upset to be with a disabled man like Sam.
C. He just found another friend.
D. He didn’t know what had happened to Sam.
23. When Ja
Sudha Chandran, a classical dancer from India, had to have her right leg cut after a car accident.
She was also cut off on her bright career road.
However, she didn’t stop struggling. In the painful three months that followed, Sudha met a
doctor who had an operation on her leg. So strongly she wanted to go back to dancing after she had been fitted with a man-made leg. Sudha knew that she believed in herself and could realize her dream,so she began her brave journey back to the world of dancing - learning to balance, bend, stretch,walk, and turn.After every public recital (个人表演), she might ask her dad about her performance. "You stillhave a long way to go" was the answer she used to get in return. In January 1984, Sudha gained popularity again by giving a public recital in Bombay. She performed in such a great manner that it moved everyone to tears and this performance pushed her to the number one position again. That
evening when she asked her dad the same question, he didn’t say anything. He just touched he
It was a winter morning without sun, the freezing cold quietly nipping at bones of the people waiting for the bus. They were all black.
Suddenly, the crowd stirred （混乱）. A minibus rolled along in no hurry. Curiously, the people still stood where they were, looking at the place far away； they seemed to be expecting someone. Who were they waiting for? Did they have a partner who hadn’t come yet?
Sure enough, after a figure appeared from afar, the crowd stirred once again. The figure walked hurriedly. It was a woman, a white woman. At this time, the crowd was on the point of cheering. Undoubtedly, she was the partner who the black people had been waiting for.
Why? You know, in this country, the white and the black were always hostile to each other. What force made these people so close?
Formerly, it was a remote way station. The bus moved to and fro every two hours. The bus drivers had the right to stop the bus only in the presence of white people, but the people who lived nearby were almost all black. It was said that the white woman was a writer who lived in a place three miles away, where there was also a station. But in order to help the black people ride the bus conveniently, she insisted on walking here to take the bus, rain or shine.
The black people almost hugged the writer. “Hi, Susan,” the writer heard someone call her name. Looking up, she saw her friend Jay.
“Why do you get on the bus here?” asked Jay
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Los Angeles Lakers hero Kobe Bryant announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season via a letter poem on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday afternoon
Kobe entered the NBA directly from high school. He was drafted（选拔） out of high school by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick in 1996 but was traded to the Lakers. He has played for the Lakers his entire career, making great contributions to his team
"With 17 NBA All-Star selections, an NBA MVP, five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals and continuous work passion, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players in the history of our game," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Whether competing in the Finals or practicing jump shots after midnight in an empty gym, Kobe has an unconditional love for the game. I join Kobe’s millions of fans around the world in congratulating him on an outstanding NBA career and thank him for so many thrilling memories."
At 37 years old and suffering from various injuries, Bryant acknowledged(承认) that recovering from a previous night’s game is a painful, all-day process for him. A lot has to be done to comfort his muscles. By Bryant’s own admission, although he loves his career so much, the end of it could be coming sooner or later.
21.How many teams has Kobe served during his entire career?
A.1 B.2 C.5 D.13
22.From the passage ,we can learn that____________.
It was the end of my first day as a waitress in a busy New York restaurant. My cap had gone away, and my feet hurt. The loaded plates I carried seemed to be heavier and heavier. Tired and discouraged, I didn’t seem able to do anything right. As I made out a check for a family with several children who had changed their ice-cream order a dozen times, I was ready to stop. Then the father smiled at me as he handed me my tip. "Well done," he said, "you’ve looked after us really well." Suddenly my tiredness disappeared. I smiled back, and later, when the manager asked me how I’d liked my first day, I said, "Fine!" Those few words of praise had changed everything. Praise is like sunlight to human spirit； we cannot flower and grow without it. And yet, most of us are only too ready to apply to others the cold criticism, but are unwilling to give our fellows the warm sunshine of praise. Perhaps that is why one word of praise can bring such pleasure.
It’s strange how chary we are about praising. Perhaps it’s because few of us know how to accept it. It’s especially rewarding to give praise in areas in which effort generally goes unnoticed．An artist gets admired for a glorious picture, a cook for a perfect meal．But do you ever tell your laundry manager how pleased you are when the shirts
A Language Programme for Teenagers
Welcome to Teenagers Abroad! We invite you to join us on an amazing journey of language learning.
Regardless of your choice of course, you’ll develop your language ability both quickly and effectively.
Our Standard Course guarantees a significant increase in your confidence in a foreign language, with focused teaching in all 4 skill areas----speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Our Intensive Course builds on our Standard Course, with 10 additional lessons per week, guaranteeing the fastest possible language learning (see table below).
Course Type Days Number of Lesson Course Timetable
Standard Course Mon－Ｆｒｉ ２０ ｌｅｓｓｏｎｓ ９：００－１２：３０
Intensive Course Mon－Ｆｒｉ ２０ ｌｅｓｓｏｎｓ ９：００－１２：３０
１０ ｌｅｓｓｏｎｓ １３：００－１４：３０
Ｓｔｕｄｅｎｔｓ ａｒｅ placed into classes according to their current language skills. The majority of them take on online language test before starting their programme. However, if this is not available, students sit the exam on the first Monday of their course.
Learning materials are provided to students throughout their course, and there will never be more than 15 participants in each class.
Arrivals and Transfer
Our programme offers the full package—students are take good care of from the start through to the very end. They are collected from the airport upon arrival
Opening in 1934, the Brookfield Zoo quickly received a worldwide reputation for its special displays and unique(独一无二的) exhibits.
Address: 1st Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois
Getting to the Brookfield Zoo by Public Transportation:
The Metra Rail Burlington Northern line runs from Union Station downtown to the "Zoo Stop" (Hollywood Station) and from there it’s only a 2-block northeast walk to the zoo.
Driving from Downtown:
Drive along the Eisenhower Expressway west to First Avenue exit. Head south about 2.5 miles and follow the signs to the zoo entrance.
Parking at the Brookfield Zoo:
Parking fees are $9 for cars and $12 for buses.
The Brookfield Zoo Hours:
The Brookfield Zoo is open 365 days per year.
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Family Photo Competition: The Winners!
Adult winner: Anna Marriage, 42, from Hertfordshire
This is just one photograph from a huge collection I have of my four children growing up. It was taken with a camera fastened to my husband’s chest. I think it conveys all the joy and spirit of our family while also being wonderfully creative and powerfully visual.
Adult runner-up: Chris Evans, 49, from London
This photo was taken on the beach of Norfolk. We’ve been going there as a family for the last six years - the kids always look forward to a traditional holiday with sandy beaches, picnics and
1. Hurry up, _______ you will miss the early bus.
A. otherwise B. if C. and D. but
2. The weather turned out to be very good, _______ was more than we could expect.
A. what B. which C. that D. it
3. Here are two pairs of shoes, ______ you may choose.
A. both of them B. either of them C. any of which D. either of which
4._______ be sent to work there?
A. Who do you suggest B Who do you suggest that should
C. Do you suggest that should D. Do you suggest whom should
5. People were puzzled _______ they read the book.
A. the first time B. at the first time C. for the first time D. at first
6. At 4:00 next Friday, I _______TV in my room.
A. am watching B. will be watching C. will have watched D. will been watched
7. Who could have _______ that within 10 years he’d be in charge of the whole company?
A. indicated B. promised C. supported D. predicted
8. _______ I really don’t like art, I find his work impressive.
A. As B. Since C. If D. While
9. -----How did you find the concert last night?