Kate Hashimoto was picking up a few groceries at the Upper West Side Food Emporium when she ran into a friend. “Hey Kate, do you like wraps? Here’s a chicken wrap,’’ her pal said. “But be careful, it’s kind of wet.” They weren’t in the food store. They were in front of the store, digging through three overflowing trash bins.
Hashimoto Dumpster-dives(拾荒) for all her food, doesn’t use toilet paper or do laundry, and hasn’t bought makeups in 10 years. She doesn’t have to live this way — she’s an employed CPA(注册会计师). “I’ve always been money-saving, but it was when I was fired that I became extreme,” Hashimoto explained.“No job is guaranteed, so I live as if I could be fired at any time.”
Manhattan, she said, is a gold mine for dumpster divers.“Consumers in wealthy areas expect their products to be perfect, so upscale stores throw out a lot of items that are still good.“New York can be the most expensive place to live, but it can also be the least expensive if you know how to work the system.”
Hashimoto let the reporter of a newspaper spend a day with her learning how to work the system. She lives in Harlem, where she bought a studio in 2010 and paid it off in nine months, but walks down to the Upper West Side three times a week for good, free food. Her other money-saving methods include using soap to wash herself after using the toilet, taking surveys online to earn gift cards, participating in medical trials, testing products for free samples, cutting her own hair, washing her clothes while she showers, and running to work to avoid using subway. “I was very angry about the latest round of subway fare rises,” she said.
Hashimoto does have her limits. Her furniture is a collection of found free gifts— but she won’t take an old mattress for fear of bedbugs, and sleeps instead on used yoga mats. And she won’t stay in a relationship with a boyfriend for free meals.“I’ve been in a relationship where I stayed because I was getting free gifts, but I got out of it,” she says. “It’s better to be single and dumpster-diving than to be with someone you can’t stand.”
1.The author mentions Kate’s friend at the beginning to ______.
A. show there are too many dumpster divers
B. introduce the topic of the text
C. show they have the same lifestyle
D. show the close relationship between them
2.The underlined word “upscale”(in Para.3) is closest in meaning to_______.
A. large B. high-class C. faraway D. comfortable
3.How does the author develop the fourth paragraph?
A. Offering the sufferings of Kate.
B. Making comparisons.
B. Discussing the high living cost in New York.
D. Providing details of Kate’s daily life.
内容：1. 坚持运动，锻炼身体； 2. 多读好书；
3. 旅游观光； 4.当一名志愿者； 5.帮父母做家务。
3.参考词汇： 志愿者 volunteer
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Mrs. Smith was unable to fall sleeping at night and was too tired during the day to do anything, even the simple things that she was used to enjoy doing. She had headaches more often, it prevented her from reading or watched TV. The more she thought about her conditions, the more worse she felt. At last she goes to see her doctor, whom she had known for years. The doctor listened to his heart and said, “There is nothing seriously with you, but I accept the fact that you don’t feel well. Now I’ll give you few pills that will help. Come tomorrow morning and tell me how you felt.”
Jonny: Hey! I’m just practicing Tai Chi(太极).Would you like to join me?
Peter: I know nothing about it. Is it difficult?
Jonny: It seems easy, but you need a lot of practice. You just follow me like this.
Peter: OK. Don’t laugh 1. me. I may look funny.
Jonny: Bend your knees slightly and reach out your arms like tree branches, naturally and 2. (soft).Try to keep your body straight. Move slowly, then be sure to keep your balance and don’t let your body shake.
Peter: I cannot control my body well. My legs become3. (pain).
Jonny: Keep 4. (hold) your position(姿势) for a while. It helps develop your strength（力量）and flexibility（灵活性）. Raise（抬起）your leg and let5. stay in the air for seconds.
Peter: I feel my legs shaking. I cannot do this any longer.
Jonny: Be patient! Tai Chi 6. (call)“shadow boxing” in English. It asks you to act like water: to be flexible as well 7. strong. In real competition, a Tai Chi master borrows the strength of the competitor and uses this energy to fight back. The 8. (hard)you try to beat him, the more likely you will get hit. He controls you!
Peter: Unbelievable! Oh..., 9. you don’t mind, I’ll stop and take a deep 10. .
The Spring Festival marks the first day of a new year, so the first meal is rather important. People from the North and the South have different _________ about the foods they eat on this _________ day. In Northern China, people _________ eat Jiaozi. The word Jiaozi in Chinese means the_________ of winter and the beginning of spring. According to historical _________ , in the past people from the North and the South both ate Jiaozi on Chinese New Year’s Day. Perhaps _________ the areas in Southern China _________ more rice than those in Northern China, southern people slowly _________ to eat many other kinds of food on New Year’s Day. _________ , the most common foods for the first _________ are noodles, New Year Cake and Tangyuan. The noodle is a _________ of long life. The New Year Cake is called Niangao in Chinese, which _________ the hope of improvement in _________ year after year. Tangyuan is a symbol of family _________ according to the Chinese.
To _________ a New Year visit to relatives and friends is an important activity during the Spring Festival. People also send cards to _________ a New Year’s greeting. What children love most is to set off firecrackers.（烟花爆竹）_________ , as the pace of life is becoming faster and faster, people have _________ new ways to celebrate the Chinese traditional New Year. For example, many people no longer send out greeting cards. _________ , they use short messages or emails. Also to travel during the New Year holidays has come into _________ .
1.A. word B. habits C. meanings D. stories
2.A. usual B. unforgettable C. common D. special
3.A. seldom B. usually C. never D. hardly
4.A. end B. future C. result D. effect
5.A. reasons B. records（记载） C. notes D. stories
6.A. as long as B. though C. but D. because
7.A. caused B. took C. produced D. brought
8.A. understood B. knew C. made D. began
9.A. Besides B. Therefore C. Consequently D. except
10.A. subject B. title C. program D. meal
11.A. symbol B. sign C. mark D. signal
12.A. transports（运输） B. represents(代表) C. gets D. takes
13.A. health B. family C. life D. work
14.A. reunion B. luck C. happiness D. sadness
15.A. do B. pay C. get D. carry
16.A. express B. describe C. explain D. give
17.A. Luckily B. Unfortunately C. However D. Besides
18.A. given up B. taken up C. got up D. broken up
19.A. Instead B. Fortunately C. But D. And
20.A. fashion B. effect C. sight D. power
We spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, and looking for that special love．Unfortunately, that’s not usually how life works．To be loved, you should love and respect yourself as much as you do others．In order to love someone, you should love yourself．
●Stop comparing(比较) yourself to others． 1. We all have different gifts．When you compare yourself to others for what they have, whether it is a car, a house, or a job, it makes you feel bad about yourself．Really be grateful about everything you have．Gratitude（感恩）keeps your heart open to love．
●Practice receiving love．To truly love is to be able to receive it．When someone loves you, does some kind deeds（事情）to you, or says kind words, accept it． 2. Know that you are worthy of love．It is important to accept a gift of love by others．You give yourself a chance to learn more about yourself that you are lovable． 3.
● 4. Write about your experiences, good and bad．When you write down good experiences, allow yourself to feel those feelings．When you remember bad experiences, allow yourself to feel self-compassion．Compassion is not self-pity, but rather willingness to accept one's own pain and regret．
●Stop trying to be perfect．Stop blaming yourself for being less than perfect． 5.
Just follow all the steps above and don't let anyone's expectations of you put any pressure on you．
A．Keep a diary．
C．Do not feel sorry about it．
D．Always do your best, but not reaching perfection(完美) is not a failure．
E．Allow yourself to accept the love that has come to you．
F．You give someone a joy of giving by loving you．
G．Everyone on the earth is unique(独一无二的)．