Miya, nine years old, and her six-year-old sister Tiffany were in the swimming pool in the back garden of their house. Their father David was with them. It was a lovely day. There wasn't a cloud in the sky.
Suddenly David shouted. He was in trouble. It was his leg His legs weren't right. He was in pain. Then he was under the water. The girls weren't scared but they were worried. Was it just a joke or was he really in trouble? Twenty seconds later, he was still under the water. Now Miya was scared.
There was no time to wait. In seconds, Miya was under the water with her father. He was heavy but with the help of the water, she was able to pull him to one side of the pool. Now his head was out of the water. He was alive but he wasn't conscious(苏醒).
There was a mobile phone in the house. Tiffany called 911 as quickly as she could. Ten minutes later, doctors came. Soon their father was conscious again. The girls were relieved.
David still doesn't know what was wrong with his legs on that day. But he knows that his daughters were heroes and thanks them every day for saving his life He is a very proud father.
a. David had a problem with his leg. b. David was awake.
c. Tiffany called for help. d. Miya was down to the water.
In April，2018，Teen World Magazine asked students to take a survey about how pets play a part in their lives Over 6, 400 teenagers looked through survey on our website and 371 students took part in it and fully completed the survey.
Here are some of the results.
91％of students have a pet The types of pets are different.
My Family Was Against Owning a Pet was the#1 mason(34％)of Why students did not own an animal Other top reasons are allergies(过敏)and pets cost too much money.
89.5％of students support animal rights.
67％of teens like dogs better than cats.
66 of young people report that a pet's death is the hardest thing about owning an animal，other hard things like day-to-care，the cost or other reasons.
To see all the results，you can go to our website to download the full survey report.
You may have heard of the Grinch. He once stole(偷)Christmas. You may have read the popular book How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss But Have you ever seen him in the movie? Now there is a new movie this month. It is called The Grinch.
The Grinch is a green, furry creature He lives on a mountain above the Who-village. The Whos live there. The Whos are happy people. That makes tile Grinch angry. It makes him the most angry at Christmas time. The Grinch has an idea. He will steal Christmas! His dog Max will help.
The Grinch is a beautiful movie. The movie is quite similar to the book. The writer added some backstory to the film to show us what happened to the characters in the past. The Grinch was an orphan(孤儿). When he was a child, he felt tile Whos didn't like him. He has been angry all his life. Christmas is the worst time. That's why he feels so angry when he sees the Whos enjoying Christmas. He wants them to feel what he feels.
Miss Cindy Lou Who has a Christmas wish. She needs to talk to Father Christmas about it. Her mom works very hard all day and all night. She wants her mom to have a rest.
The Grinch is about true spirit of the holidays. It is about love and kindness winning out over everything else. The Grinch gets to know he can't steal Christmas because it is not a thing.
What's the first thing that you notice when you walk into your favorite restaurant? Is it the smell of fresh pizza, or the sight of your favorite desserts? Food that looks and smells good will probably taste good, but what about sound? Is that important, too?
Scientists now believe that the taste of food can change when your ears hear different sounds, but it has to be right kind of sound. When you turn on a microwave with popcorn in it, it soon starts to pop. Do you think, "That sounds tasty!"?Not really, you probably think it's nearly ready. But when you smell it, you go to get the salt and the butter. Hearing the popcorn makes you think about it, but smelling it tells you that it tastes good. So what arc the sounds to change the tastes of the things?
In an experiment(实验)in a fish restaurant, customers(顾客)listened to the sound of the seaside while they ate. Did it make a difference? Yes, it did Listening to the sea seemed to improve the taste of the food. It was fresher and saltier. When the restaurant tried the same experiment with the sound of the farm animals, there was no difference in taste. The results are going to be useful for restaurants. Perhaps they will try to use fewer unhealthy things, like salt and sugar in food With the right music or sounds, perhaps we won't taste the difference.
Restaurants are also beginning to set a connection(联系)between food and the sound that the packet(包装袋)makes. Pick up a packet of your favorite potato chips, what does it sound like? One restaurant recently changed the material(材料)that they used to make their potato chip packets because experiments show that the packet which makes a right noise will make customers think the potato chips are fresher. Another idea is that a list of music will begin to appear on food packets, so if you don't like your green vegetables, the right music or sounds could help you learn to love them.
Today is January 1st-a good day to start my new life! Some people talk about changing their lives, but they don't do anything. I'm not going to talk about changing my life. I have a list of things I want to do and I'm going to do all of them.
What am I going Io do first? Well, I usually get up, go to work, come home, have dinner and then watch TV until it's time to go to bed. I never do many sports. From tomorrow, I'm going to get up early every day and go for a run. I'm also going to use the swimming pool at gym after work.
I'm not going to stay at home every evening. I'm going to visit the college and get some information about language classes. I'm interested in Japanese I also want to do a cookery class. I don't know how to cook and I just eat in restaurant.
I spend a lot of money on clothes, but I'm not going to buy any more. I'm going to put the money in the bank. I want to travel and see new places. I'm planning to leave my job in September and travel around the world.
Those are my plans. What are you going to do to change your life this year?
A. Travelling to new places
B. Asking about another person's plans
C. Learning new things
D. Deciding to change
E. Having a good eating habit
F. Changing the daily routine
Have you ever been a volunteer? Every year, thousands of young people in Britain take a year1before they start work or go to university. Some young people go to other2like France and Australia to work as volunteers. Volunteers give their time to help people3, they work in schools or hospitals, or they help with environment.
Pauline Jones, 18, lives in Cardiff, Britain. Next year, she wants to go to4to study French, 5now she's living in Queensland, Australia. Pauline says, "I'm6with other people here to help with the coral reefs(珊瑚)in the7near Queensland. The reefs here are very beautiful, but if the sea water is very 8, the coral will die. I'm helping to do the9on the coral and the fish that living around the coral reefs. All over the world, coral reefs are10. We need to do something about the11before it's too late. "
I'm staying with a family here and I help with the cooking and the cleaning I don't get12, but it's OK. I love my job here. And I'm learning a lot about people of Queensland-and13! When I14my work, I want to stay here for another three15, I want to travel around Australia. "
One day, lily father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus(马戏团). Finally, there was only________family between the ticket office and us. There were eight children in the family. All of the children, ________(old)child is only 12. Their clothes were not expensive but clean. The children talked________ (happy).
The ticket lady asked how many________(ticket)the father wanted, he proudly answered, "Please let me buy eight children's and two adults'. "The lady________(tell)him the price. There was no longer a smile on his face. He didn't have enough money. But________could he tell his kills the bad news?
My dad took a $20 note from his pocket and dropped it________the ground. He said, "Excuse me, sir, this________(fall)out of your pocket. "The man picked tip the money, looked straight into my ________(father)eyes and replied in tears, "Thank you. This really means a lot to________(I) and my family. "
There are many sayings about friends, such as" Friends are like books—you don't need a lot of them as long as they are good" and "A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. "When you read these sayings，which one can make you think of your best friend? Please write a passage about him(her). You can send the passage to school email@example.com.
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