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    My sister and I were taught at a very early age to write thank-you letters for birthday and Christmas gifts. We carefully copied addresses from our mom’s address book into our own pretty little books, and a new box of stationery(信箋,信封)was always among my gifts under the tree. We wrote our letters on December 26 at the latest every year. It was an important tradition in our home, and it has turned me into an avid(热情)thank-you-letter writer as an adult.

I still send a great deal of personal mail, and I am extremely interested in all of the trappings of letter writing: unique stamps, beautiful stationery, fountain pens(自来水笔). I feel a mad rush of satisfaction sticking a stamp on a carefully penned thank-you letter and sending it off in the mail.

Several years ago, I even sent my mom a thank-you letter to thank her for teaching me to count my blessings on paper. Sending letters of thanks out into the world has made me more grateful for the love, support and kindness I receive daily.

My father died when I was twenty-seven. Even then, I found comfort in writing letters of thanks for the gifts of words I received. At a time when all I wanted to do was retreat(退缩)into my own sadness, the act of giving thanks forced me to stay connected to the world and to the lives of the living.

And while it may seem unimportant, my belief in well-written thank-you letters has protected my popularity. Since real thank-you letters are extremely few and far between, my social graces(风度)are considered as a charming difference from other people, and my friends and family always seem truly moved by my efforts.

1.What can we learn about the author’s family?

A.Her family liked to collect stationery.

B.Her family had a thank-you-letter writing tradition.

C.She often copied addresses for her mother.

D.They wrote thank-you letters on Dec 26.

2.How did the author feel when writing thank-you letters?

A.Satisfied. B.Tired. C.Excited. D.Bored.

3.What can we infer from the fourth paragraph?

A.The author felt happy to receive gifts from others.

B.The author’s father died when she was very young.

C.Writing thank-you letters made the author lead an active life.

D.Writing thank-you letters forced the author to talk with others.

4.What does the author intend to tell us?

A.Expressing thanks can protect what we have.

B.Receiving thank-you letters is truly moving.

C.Writing thank-you letters is difficult work.

D.Being grateful can help gain the respect.


1.B 2.A 3.C 4.D 【解析】 本文为议论文。文章主要讲了作者认为写感谢信的诸多好处。 1. 细节理解题。根据第一段It was an important tradition in our home, and it has turned me into an avid(热情)thank-you-letter writer as an adult....

    It was Halloween(万圣节), which is a big deal when you’re seven. I was sitting in my Sleeping Beauty costume, eagerly waiting for my dad to come home so he could take me to go trick or treating. My father had been away on a business trip. He was supposed to return earlier that day, but it was midnight…Finally I nodded off.

The next morning I guessed that my mom had already known something I didn’t find out for another couple of days. It was my dad who had a new identity(身份): plane crash survivor. He told us about it later. It had been raining as he got on the plane for home. The plane was cleared for taking off on one runway but turned too far and ended up taking off on another runway, which was closed. Because of the rain, the pilot couldn’t see the heavy construction equipment(施工设施)blocking the runway, and the plane crashed right into it. The left wing was torn off, the fuselage(机身)split in two, and fire shot through the plane. Nearly half of the passengers died, but amazingly, my dad was unhurt. He couldn’t breathe because of the smoke, so he ran toward the exit and walked out.

My father told me when the plane crashed, he first thought of us. As sad as he felt at the thought of never seeing us again, he also felt a sense of relief(解脱)that all his business and financial(财务的)worries would be over. When he survived, he saw it as a second chance. He valued his second life, so he sold his business and started a new one. Now he is a successful businessman. I’m so proud of my dad for this.

1.The author was waiting for her father to return home so she could ________.

A.share his business trip story. B.buy a Sleeping Beauty costume with him.

C.listen to his trick-or-treating stories. D.celebrate Halloween with him.

2.The plane crashed mainly because ________.

A.a fire broke out in it. B.the pilot couldn’t see the runway clearly.

C.it turned onto a wrong runway. D.it hit a building while taking off.

3.Why did the author’s dad feel a sense of relief as the plane crashed?

A.He thought everyone would die.

B.He thought he wouldn’t be troubled by his business problems.

C.He thought he wouldn’t have to be controlled by his boss.

D.He thought he could escape the quarrels with his wife.

4.Which saying does the experience of the author’s father match?

A.You are blessed if surviving a disaster.

B.Life is short and time is flying.

C.Where there is a will, there is a way.

D.Nothing is difficult if you put your heart into it.




1. 活动目的:

2. 活动安排:

3. 表达期待。

注意:1. 词数100左右;

2. 可以适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;

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注意:1. 每处错误及其修改均仅限一词;

2. 只允许修改10处,多者(从第11处起)不计分。

I’ m pleased to hear that you would come to Beijing to study. It’s big surprise for me and I’ m looking forward to see you earlier.

Locating in the north part of China, Beijing is the capital of us country. It is hot and rainy in summer but cold and dry in winter. It is a big city with many tourist attraction, such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City. Would you mind telling me when you will reach in Beijing? I will pick you up at the airport but show you around those beautifully places. I’ m firmly convincing that you will enjoy yourself here.




When we wake up feeling sleepy and with dark circles under eyes, many of us often think: “I’m going to go to bed earlier tomorrow!” But however determined we are, chances are 1. we don’t stick to our promise. This behavior 2.(call) “bedtime procrastination (拖延症)” is common in our daily life.

In a study, 53 percent of the 2,400 3.(participate) said they didn’t follow their sleep schedule, delaying it at least twice 4. week. It is found that they delayed bedtime not because they liked to stay up late, but they couldn’t stop 5.(do) other unimportant things, which were keeping them up in the first place.

“People who generally have trouble resisting temptations and sticking to their intentions are more likely to delay going to bed.” Floor Kroese, a psychologist 6.(far) explained to HufPost.

Yet, according to scientists, lack of self-control is not the only thing 7.(blame). Our body clock also plays an important role when 8.comes to bed time. To check the influence of the body clock 9. sleep, scientists studied the sleep patterns of 108 people. It has been found that those who get up late 10.(be) more likely to postpone their bedtime than those who wake early every morning. The choices we make that affect our sleep could turn out to be pretty important for our health.



    Brenegan McNulty is a server at Yellowknife’ s Nova Hotel restaurant. She says that her weekend _______ has fallen into a wild and uncontrolled _______ since they were a little short-handed for the evening.

When a group of ten women entered the restaurant looking for a table, _______, McNulty was still ready to_______them with a smile.

As she _______the table, McNulty assumed that the women were _______a birthday since they had been passing around a _______ for all of them to sign.

To her _______, the woman finished _______ the card only to hand it over to her. Furthermore, she opened up the card and found that it ________ $ 1,100 in cash.

When McNulty asked them why they had surprised her with such a ________ gift, they simply said that they had selected her as a random ________ for a random restaurant.

“They wanted to do something ________ for someone who was working hard during the ________ season,” she recalled to CBC. “That’ s something you hear about ________ on The Ellen Show, you know, not here in Yellowknife. ”

Since McNulty works two jobs to ________ her one-year-old son, she says the ________ is a much- appreciated financial aid she has received ________for the New Year.

“It could ________ a new stroller (婴儿手推车) for him, food, or saving for rent for my own place in the New Year,” McNulty told the reporter. “ ________ working seven days a week, going to work and having something great like this happen makes it all worth it. I felt like I won some sort of lottery. I don’t know how I got so lucky.

1.A.relaxation B.schedule C.shift D.entertainment

2.A.atmosphere B.situation C.condition D.operation

3.A.besides B.moreover C.therefore D.however

4.A.serve B.question C.mention D.introduce

5.A.removed B.laid C.reserved D.decorated

6.A.celebrating B.cancelling C.inquiring D.remembering

7.A.cash B.bill C.card D.menu

8.A.joy B.sorrow C.puzzle D.shock

9.A.discussing B.repairing C.sharing D.signing

10.A.contained B.lost C.borrowed D.cost

11.A.small B.generous C.smart D.convenient

12.A.customer B.reporter C.server D.stranger

13.A.humble B.mysterious C.honest D.nice

14.A.holiday B.tourist C.fashion D.harvest

15.A.discussing B.reciting C.happening D.polishing

16.A.order B.support C.teach D.motivate

17.A.gift B.woman C.restaurant D.story

18.A.unwillingly B.unexpectedly C.unfortunately D.unconsciously

19.A.make up B.tend to C.go towards D.leave behind

20.A.Without B.Except C.Upon D.Despite



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