2.I am determined (give) my youth to the motherland.
3.I took down a box and (lay) it carefully in front of Mama.
4.When we’re at home,she keeps (press) me (study) all the time.
5.Everyone says that (young) is a time for adventure,but my parents disagree.
6.I tell them that I’m (stress) about schoolwork,but neither of them show any concern.
I want to .
答案take a break once in a while
They’re always something.
答案on my back about
my grades are the most important thing in her life.
答案It seems as if
We all felt very good because we did not have to go downtown and Mama’s Bank Account.
答案draw money out of
Every Saturday night Mama would sit down by the kitchen table and Papa had brought home.
答案count out the money
AmazingKids’Magazine is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Wild Jungle Writing Contest this fall!Send us your best jungle-themed stories using this starter,“I had no idea why they were standing there.”
This contest is open to grades K-12,with three groups of K-3,4-8,and 9-12.Three winners from each age group will be chosen to win Amazing Kids’ prizes,along with an official certificate verifying(证实)their winning entry.All participants will receive a certificate of participation in the contest.
Submit all entries by September 30 to be considered!Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions about rules and specifications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:How should I format my entry?
A:Stories should be written in English,with submissions of less than 1,200 words.Please submit your entry as a Microsoft Word document.
Q:How do I submit my entry?
A:E-mail your submission to email@example.com.Each e-mail submission will receive a return message verifying that the essay was received.
Q:Is there just one prize?
A:No.Nine separate prizes will be given out,with a cash value of $20 for the first place,$15 for the second place,and $10 for the third place in each age group.Certificates of participation will also be awarded to each participant in the contest.
1.Which of the following stories suits the contest most?
A.A couple lost their way in the jungle.
B.A teenager caught a thief in a cave.
C.A pupil met a bear while searching the forest.
D.A soldier saved a drowning boy.
解析推理判断题。根据第一段中的“Send us your best jungle-themed stories…”和分析选项可知一个小学生在森林里搜寻时遇到了一只熊的故事最适合这个比赛。故选C项。
2.A champion will receive.
A.a cash value of $15
B.a thank-you letter
C.only a certificate
D.a prize and a certificate
解析细节理解题。根据最后一段中的“Nine separate prizes will be given out,with a cash value of $20 for the first place,$15 for the second place,and $10 for the third place in each age group.Certificates of participation will also be awarded to each participant in the contest.”可知冠军将获得奖品和证书。故选D项。
I am so glad to hear from you.Learning that you are going to visit China,I strongly recommend you have a trip to Beijing.
As the capital of China,Beijing is famous for it’s beautiful scene and cultural inheritance such as the Great Wall,and the Summer Palace.The Summer Palace is a wonderful place all the time,which has its special characteristics in every season.
You should keep in mind when traveling in Beijing:firstly,buy a map,and get familiar with the city and streets;secondly,call the police in emergency.
Wish you a nice trip!
I wouldn’t have achieved any success in writing without my grandma and my husband’s encouragement.
The summer I turned 11.I spent two weeks with my grandparents.There were no other kids in the neighborhood.I was afraid I would die of boredom.I missed my friends back in my hometown,and missed riding my bike everywhere.I even missed my brother and sister.
One afternoon Grandma was in the kitchen.“When’s Grandpa coming home?” I asked.Maybe he’d take us for a ride out.
“He’s out of town for a meeting and won’t be home till tomorrow.” She opened the door and the heat came out.
“I’m bored,” I said.“There’s nothing to do here.”
“Oh,there’s plenty to do,” she said.“You just have to use your imagination.”
Oh,I had an imagination all right.At night I’d call to Grandma from the guest room,terrified that I heard a noise in the closet or saw a face at the window.“There’s no one here but us,” Grandma would say,rubbing my back until I fell asleep.
It’s too bad that imagination deserted me in the daytime.“I can’t think of anything,” I said.
“How about a little trip?” she asked.
We walked along the brick sidewalks.We crossed the street.I saw the movie theater.My heart began to race.I loved movies!But,no,Grandma walked right past the theater.“Here we are,” she said,stopping in front of a store.“I thought you might like to go to Switzerland.”
“But this is a bookstore,” I said.Had the heat gone to Grandma’s head?
She pushed open the glass door,nodded to the sales clerk and walked to the children’s section.Her fingers danced along the covers of the books until they came to a thick volume bound in brown cloth.She pulled it off the shelf and handed it to me.
“Here you go.It’s one ticket to the snow-covered Alps,Switzerland.”
I looked at the title.“Heidi?” I’d never heard of it.“Is it any good?”
“There’s only one way to find out.It’s about a girl who goes to stay with her grandfather (like you!)”
Back at the apartment Grandma lay down for a nap.
Twenty years ago my husband said,
BackattheapartmentGrandmalaydownforanap. I sat in Grandpa’s armchair and opened the book.How right Grandma was!I was absorbed in the girl in the snow-covered Alps.She learns to love reading (like me).Wasn’t that exactly what had happened to me?She had heard my plea.She had changed my imagination from my fears to my best dreams.That book opened a whole new world,a world I’ve delighted in exploring.I began to love reading and I have got into the habit of reading a lot from then on.I’m always reading something,recommending something.
Twentyyearsagomyhusbandsaid, “You love books so much.Why don’t you write your own?” I did.And I’ve kept at it.So far,I’ve had more than 20 books published.Just like Grandma showed me that long-ago summer,there’s plenty to do.I just have to use my imagination.