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假定你是李华,参加学校的模拟联合国(Model United Nations)”社团活动。你给外教Ms.Wilson发电邮,请她修改演讲稿,并向她请教提高口语的方法。



Dear Ms. Wilson,










Dear Ms. Wilson, I’m Li Hua, a student in Jinling high school. I’m interested in English Speech. ...

Recently I understood the true meaning of love. The ______ was Kane, my neighbor Joline’s two-year-old son.

Kane was born with a physical problem on his ______ . And I witnessed(目睹)the______  that Kane’s physical shortcomings had on his family. I also witnessed much more than that. I saw a ______  family that embraced(拥抱)this special child. A family that wouldn’t allow Kane to know he was______ . Joline had constructed a small cart手推车just a few inches off the floor for his son to ______ . Kane used his hands to move about, and the cart______  him to “go to” any place just as everyone else was able to do. Kane was not just a member of the family, but the______  of the family.

With a wide smile, it was easy to see that even at the age of two, Kane liked to ______  with people very much. With wisdom of an individual, this boy even _____ the most complex of human emotions. Later I came to _______ that this child was sent to help some of us who weren’t just getting what love was all about.

Kane demanded attention, _____ not because of his mobility(移动能力)challenges or other apparent shortcomings. In his mind, he had no_____ or shortcomings. The_____ was that he received attention because he was alive and real and had so much to offer.

Kane _____ me in a deep way. His ability to refuse to be different has _____ me. Kane was and is _____ lots of warm and powerful energy to me. From him and his family I learnt the _____: love surpasses(超越)all things. I can only imagine that as the parent of a child like Kane one might be filled with____. But I believe that having a child like Kane is actually a(n) _____. The parents of such special babies are angels too, just as the babies are.

1.A. problem    B. reason    C. matter    D. pressure

2.A. hands    B. eyes    C. legs    D. arms

3.A. effect    B. comment    C. demand    D. look

4.A. similar    B. wonderful    C. practical    D. fair

5.A. irregular    B. difficult    C. different    D. terrible

6.A. go ahead    B. speed up    C. turn out    D. get around

7.A. invited    B. allowed    C. advised    D. caused

8.A. symbol    B. signal    C. center    D. mark

9.A. communicate    B. compare    C. agree    D. compete

10.A. reminded    B. understood    C. discovered    D. trusted

11.A. recognize    B. experience    C. imagine    D. realize

12.A. and    B. or    C. but    D. as

13.A. challenges    B. expectations    C. promises    D. chances

14.A. goal    B. result    C. possibility    D. truth

15.A. touched    B. stopped    C. caught    D. kept

16.A. puzzled    B. shocked    C. amused    D. inspired

17.A. even    B. yet    C. still    D. almost

18.A. lesson    B. subject    C. notice    D. skill

19.A. excitement    B. determination    C. anger    D. anxiety

20.A. ability    B. advantage    C. problem    D. exception


Suffering from chronic fatigue (慢性疲劳)? Read on to know how to deal with it.

Let your brain waves relax before sleep. If you want to feel energized in the morning, you need to change your evening and bed time routines. 1. Besides, stay away from your phone, laptop, TV and any device that gives off the blue light.

Never skip your meals. No matter how busy or depressed you are, never skip your meals, Have wholesome breakfast, a light lunch healthy snacks and a delicious dinner every single day.2.

Take a nap(小睡). If you are suffering from chronic fatigue and you have trouble surviving the afternoon, taking a nap (15-20 minutes) is a healthy wav.3. Or let your boss know that youneed to take a nap every afternoon due to health issue.

Give tea a try.4. However, since it has poor energy boosting properties, it is time to try something new. Earl Grey tea or black tea is a better option when it comes to energy-boosting drinks.

5. Taking a cold shower in the morning is an excellent way to wake yourself up and give yourself plenty of energy. However, if you have a weak immune system, this method is not for you. Drinking a glass of cold water as soon as you wake up is a safer way to pump your energy levels.

A. Choose ice water instead of a cold shower.

B. Increase your body’s oxygen.

C Coffee has always been a favorite morning drink for many people.

D. Ask your co-workers not to disturb you for 15 minutes.

E. Taking a deep breath and muscle-tensing exercise helps your enter a state of relaxation.

F. If your body doesn’t get enough nutrients, chronic fatigue is unavoidable.

G. Do not overload your brain with unnecessary stuff and avoid negative talks.


The Lifecycle of a T-shirt

We all probably have a lot of T-shirts, but do you ever stop and think about the influence of a T-shirt on the planet? You’d probably be surprised to learn what's involved in the lifecycle of just one T-shirt.

There are 5 major stages: material, production, shipping, use and disposal.The material stage involves farming, irrigating, fertilizing, harvesting and ginning. While cotton is a natural fiber and not as harmful to the environment as manmade fibers, it still takes a toll in the material and production stages. Commercial cotton farming uses a large amount of water, and the use of pesticides (杀虫剂)is widespread across the globe, especially in cotton farming. Studies have shown that farmers spend around $4.1 billion on pesticides annually, of which 25% was spent on cotton crops in the US.

Once the cotton is grown and harvested, so begins the production stage: spinning, knitting, bleaching, dyeing, cutting, sewing, etc.——these processes also use a great deal of water and energy. Commercial dyes and bleaches are harmful pollutants and can eventually pollute groundwater.

After the T-shirt is produced, it enters the transportation stage. This often involves overseas shipping. Take a look in your closet. Chances are that most of your cotton garments (衣服)are made in China or India. Garments can be shipped via plane, ship or truck…,all of which spill CO2 into the atmosphere. Calculations show that C02 emissions from light trucks alone amount to 1.15 pounds per mile.

Once the T-shirt reaches the retail market, it is purchased. This stage may seem like the leastenvironmentally damaging part. But consider the number of times you’ve washed and dried your favorite T-shirt. Washing machines are certainly becoming more efficient. However, the average American household does 400 loads of laundry per year, using about 40 gallons of water per load. Such excessive water use is combined with the large amount of energy used by dryers.

The final stage of life is disposal. This releases harmful emissions, or involves a landfill where cotton takes years to break down. Current US records show that an estimated 15% of clothes and shoes are recycled, which means that consumers send a shocking 85% of these materials to landfills.

We all need new clothes every once in a while, but let’s all try to keep in mind what goes into the production of clothing... It has a real impact on the planet.

There are a lot of things you can do to help reduce your impact. Reuse and recycle clothes. If they’re too worn out to wear, cut them up and use them as cleaning rags. Donate them to charity or another organization that recycles textiles. When possible, make an effort to buy organic cotton. Turn down the thermostat on your washer, and line dry your clothes when the weather will allow it.

1.What can be inferred from this passage?

A. The production process may affect water safety.

B. The clothing cost is relatively low in China and India.

C. Cotton clothes are buried because they are hard to break down.

D. The use stage is the least environmentally harmful of the five stages.

2.We can learn from the passage that in the US    .

A. pesticides in cotton farming cost over 4 billion dollars every year

B. C02 emissions of land transport amount to 1.15 pounds per mile

C. about 15% of the clothes and shoes are made of materials that are recycled

D. about 16, 000 gallons of water is used annually by an average family on laundry

3.The underlined phrase “takes a toll” probably means “”.

A. wastes water    B. has a bad effect

C. uses energy    D. takes a lot of time

4.What is the purpose of this article?

A. To encourage people to donate clothes to charity.

B. To introduce the five stages in the lifecycle of clothing.

C. To persuade people to purchase more organic cotton.

D. To promote eco-friendly actions related to clothes.