（Betty meets Mary before the English exam of their entrance exams.）
A: Hello, Mary!
B: Hello, Betty! Finishing the exams this afternoon means that our middle school life is over.
B: I'm going to do something special.
A: Something special?________
B: Sure. I plan to make breakfast for my parents every morning as they have done for me these years.
A: You're right.
A: I've planned to play with my classmates from morning to evening every day.________ I will stay with my parents as much as possible.
B: I agree.
A: Oh, it's time to take the exam. I hope you will get good grades! Good luck.
A. Can you tell me more?
B. What do you mean?
C. What are you going to do this summer vacation?
D. But now I want to change my idea.
E. What about you?
F. The same to you.
G. What did you plan to do?
A college student stayed up all night studying for his zoology(动物学) test the next day. The following morning, 1 he entered the classroom, he saw ten birds on the desks. Each bird was 2 with a sack(麻布袋) and only the legs were outside.
The teacher told the students that the test would be to watch each pair of bird legs and write down the name and the living habits of each bird.
The student looked at each pair of bird legs. 3 of them looked the same to him. He began to get upset. He stayed up all night studying, but now he had to name birds by their legs. The more he 4 about it, the sadder he got.
He 5 not think of any answers after a long time. He went to the teacher's desk and said, "What a strange test! 6 could anyone tell differences among birds by their legs? I'm afraid I have to take the exam later. "7 these words, the student put his test paper on the desk and walked to the door.
The teacher was 8.The class was so big that he didn't know every student's 9, so when the student reached the door, the teacher 10 out, "One moment, boy, what's your name?"
The student pulled up his trouser legs and said, "My dear teacher, can you guess my name by my legs?"
A river was running happily in the hill, the valley(山谷) and the field. Soon it was stopped by a huge rock and the river was a little afraid and worried what it could do.
The rock said, "Hi, baby！Where are you going？"
The river answered, "I'm going to the sea. My mother is waiting for me."
The rock made fun of the river and said, "You're too young. Go back to the hill at once. You can't get there. Don't come back here again!"
The river was surprised to hear that and said, "I can only go forwards(向前).There's no river that goes backwards(向后)!"
The rock became angry and warned the river. "Don't speak! If you don't go back, you will have to change your direction. Don't want to run over my body!"
The river asked helplessly, "Where should I go？"
"You can go anywhere you like. Just don't come close to me!"
While they are talking, more and more water came here. Then it began to get out of control. The river ran quickly over the rock and the rock was washed pitifully.
The river said proudly, "A weak person will change his goal and direction. A person who is strong will only go ahead and nothing can stop him!"
Chinese painting is one of the oldest art forms in the world. Painting in the traditional style is known today in Chinese as Guohua.
Traditional Chinese painting is done with a brush dipped(浸) in black or colored ink(墨水).Paper and silk are also needed for painting. The finished work can be put on scrolls(轴).Traditional Chinese painting includes landscape(山水)painting, figures(人物), bird and flowers. Landscape painting is regarded as the highest form of Chinese painting.
Chinese folk(民间的) music is an important part of Chinese culture. It has a long history. One of the Confucianism Classics(儒家经典 ) Shi Jing, contains many folk songs. They are much loved by people up to now.
Traditional Chinese musical instruments are symbols of Chinese culture, such as guqin, guzheng, pipa, erhu, xiao and chime(编钟). Sheng and suona are also popular in northern villages in China. Xi'an drum music is large traditional drum music. It is a valuable part of Chinese ancient music, and is regarded as the "living fossil(化石) of Chinese ancient music" in the world.
Once upon a time, the colors in the world started to argue. All thought they were the most important and useful.
Green said, "I'm the symbol of life and hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Look around and you will see me everywhere."
Blue followed, "You only consider the earth, but look at the sky and the sea."
Yellow smiled, "I bring hope and warmth into the world. Look at the color of the sun and the moon."
Orange continued, "I'm the color of joy. My beauty is so fantastic that no one can think of you at sunrise or sunset."
Red shouted out, "I'm the ruler of you. I'm the color of life and live. So nobody can take my place." Purple stood up, "I'm the color of power. People never question me! They just listen and follow."
Finally, indigo(靛青色) spoke slowly. "I stand for thought and reflection(反省).Yet all of you just need them."
Suddenly, the sky became dark and rain started to pour down. The colors all gathered(聚集) in fear. Rain began to speak, "Join hands and come to me."
The colors did as they were told. Rain added, "Don't you know you each are made for a certain purpose? When it rains, appear together to show that you can all live in peace. The rainbow(彩虹) is the color of your friendship."
Holland(荷兰)is the magical land of tulips(郁金香) and windmills(风车). The tulips bloom(开花) from March until May. Holland is famous as the largest flower selling country in the world. The windmills, however, are important for the people of Holland.
Keukenhof is the most famous and largest flower park in the world. Will you visit Holland in spring？ Then be sure to visit Keukenhof, you will see the beautiful Holland tulips and other famous flowers in Holland.
Rain or shine, this famous floating(漂浮的)flowers market in Amsterdam is filled with colorful fresh flowers from Monday to Sunday. Though the best months are in March, April or May, the floating flowers market is a great place to find tulips at any time of the year.
Schiedam is the best choice if you want to see the largest windmills in the world. With heights up to 33 meters, they are hard to miss.
Zannse Schans is also a good place you should visit. About 250 years ago, over 600 windmills formed the first industrial area in the world. It produces paint, paper and so on. Today it's an open﹣air conservation area(自然保护区) and museum, which interests thousands of visitors each year.
A: Hello, this is Tim. May I speak to Bob?
B: Speaking, Tim.
A: Hi, Bob ________?
B: Yes, I have nothing to do tomorrow afternoon. What's up?
A: I have two tickets for the basketball game tomorrow. ________?
B: Yes, I'd love to. I am always expecting to watch a basketball game ________?
A: My brother bought two tickets for me yesterday.
A: Sixty yuan for each.
B: Great! What time shall we meet?
B: Five o'clock? OK, see you then.
A: See you.
Good manners mean good actions in social communication. ⑴A person who has good manners is welcome because he always thinks of others. A person with good manners won't say anything that will hurt others. A person with good manners won't influence people when they are talking.
Then how can we learn to have good manners? ⑵In fact, that is not difficult at all. Good manners just mean respect (尊重) for other people.
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One sunny day, an angle(天使) ran out of heaven(天堂) and came down to this world. He walked ________ the city and the village. Before his trip was over, he wanted to take something away to ________ his trip here.
He noticed a garden. He picked the most beautiful roses and said, "I see ________ more beautiful than these."
Looking on a little further, he saw a bright﹣eyed baby. The baby was looking at its mother. He said, "Oh, the expression on its face is even ________ than the roses. I will take it."
Then he saw the baby's mother. The mother was also looking at her baby. The ________ to her own baby was pouring out of the mother's eyes just like the water of a river. The angel said to________, "Oh, that mother's love is the best thing I have seen. I will take it, too!"
He flew away with the three things. When he came back, he had a look at the three things________more. He looked at the flowers and they had wilted(枯萎).He looked at the________ expression and it had disappeared. He looked at the mother's love and it was ________ there. Then he ________ the only thing that could keep its beauty all the way was a mother's love. I could last forever.
Ma Yun is in his words
There are always many young people who want to learn something from me. In fact, I'm not as lucky as most of you. I tried 3 times for colleges but all failed. For the fourth time, I tried for the teachers' college and they accepted me. I applied(申请) for jobs for 30 times. You can guess the results. It was so difficult at that time. I was down but I didn't give up and fought on. So you can see a new Ma Yun now.
You are lucky enough. You are at the best time of this century. The best wealth you have is that you are young.
Among all the challenges, I think the biggest one is education. Something we teach our kids is too old. So we have to research what is the best way and what are the best things to teach our kids.
The future you face is not a competition for knowledge but a competition for creativity and imagination.
When people have problems, the chance will come. If you can solve them, then the chance will belong to you.
Some people around you look so cool and happy, but you often feel lonely. Or the friends you have do not really understand you that make you feel lonely, too. So what can be done when you have this feeling?
Understand people's differences
Not everyone has to do things the same way or behave the same way. Find people who have the same feeling. That is always a good basic for the friendship. You can take part in activities outside school like sports, art classes and dancing classes. There you can have more chances to find people who have the same interest as you.
Develop your friendship
Friendships do not just happen, and they need work. Phone your friends once in a while. Being there when they need you means that they will do the same for you.
Accept others' invitations
Even if someone invites you to a neighborhood street party, you never know who else will be there. Laughing and playing together could start a new friendship.
Start a club
Make your circle of friends big by starting a club. Going camping together or regularly (有规律地) going to the movies doesn't take much time.
The title: ________
Understand people's differences
●Not everyone does things or behaves the same way.
●Find the people who have the same ________ as you.
Develop your friendship
●Please be there when ________, so they will do the same for you.
Accept others' invitations
●You should go to the parties if you ________.
●Maybe you will make some new friends in these parties.
●Try to make your circle of friends big.
●It doesn't take much time to take part in some regular activities.