Some people think only school children do not agree with their parents, however, it is not true.
Communication is a problem for parents and children of all ages. If it’s hard for you to communicate with your parents, don’t worry about it. Here are some advice for you to代沟).
Don’t argue (争辩) with your parents. Don’t get to your parents when you are angry. Your parents probably won’t consider your ideas if you are shouting at them. And you can’t express yourself well if you are angry. Go someplace to cool off. Make sure you understand why you are unhappy. Then think about what you want to say to your parents. If you don’t think you can speak to them at the moment, try writing a letter.
Try to reach a compromise (和解). Perhaps you and your parents disagree on something. You can keep your disagreement and try your best to accept each other. Michael’s mother didn’t agree with him about buying a motorcycle. They argued over it. But they finally came to a compromise. Michael bought the motorcycle, but only drove it on certain days.
Of course, your parents might refuse to compromise on something. In these situations, it is especially important to show love and respect (尊敬) to them. Showing respect will keep your relationship strong.
Talk about your values. The values of your parents are probably different from those of your own. Tell your parents what you care about, and why. Understanding your values might help them see your purposes in life.
A good relationship with your parents can make you a better and happier person. It is worth having a try!
( ) 1. According to the passage who have a communication problem?
A. parents and other people B. only school kids and their parents
C. teachers and their students D. parents and children of all ages
( ) 2. How many pieces of advice does the writer give us to bridge the generation gap?
A. 5. B. 4. C. 3. D. 2.
( ) 3. The underlined word “bridge” in the passage means “______”.
A. 建立 B. 消除 C. 通过 D. 到达
( ) 4. If the values of your parents are different from those of yours, you’d better ______.
A. argue with them B. keep away from them
C. agree with them all the time D. tell your parents what you care about
( ) 5. The best title for the passage is______.
A. How to bridge the generation gap B. How to deal with family problems
C. How to be good parents D. How to be a good child
Have you ever wondered what an American high school is really like? This article will describe a typical (典型的) high school and its students.
A typical American high school has several large buildings and enough space for about 1,500 students. Every student is given a locker. When students first arrive at school, they go straight to their lockers to put away or get their textbooks and to hang up their outdoor clothes. As American textbooks are expensive, students would rather loan(租借) than buy them. Students must pay back if they lost any of them.
American students have different types of school transport. They usually take a yellow school bus or walk to school if they live close enough. Sometimes their parents drive them to school. When they turn 16 years of age, most take a free driving class at school for one term. If students earn passing grades in the class and also pass their state driver’s exam, they can begin driving themselves to school.
Each day, students take six or seven classes. They must take science, math, English and social studies. They can choose art, homemaking, fashion design and other classes. In some schools students are required to take one or more of the following special classes: health education, physical education or foreign language studies. Students move to different classrooms for each subject. This is because each teacher has their own classroom. There is a five-minute break between classes, to give the students the time to hurry to their next class.
The regular school day usually ends early in the afternoon. After school more than half of the students are involved in after-school activities. These activities include sports-especially football, basketball, baseball and soccer or clubs, such as yearbook, speech, school newspaper, photograph or student government.
Twelve years ago. I learned an important life lesson in the back of a taxi in the New York City.
I got into a taxi and we drove to Grand Central Station. While we were d
in the right lane(车道jumped out of a parking space just in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes(猛踩刹车), skidded(打滑) and missed the other car by several inches! The driver of the other car, the , started saying bad words al us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
I asked him. “W did you just do that? This guy almost hit your car and could have sent us to !" He said. "Many people are like rubbish trucks (卡车). They run around full of rubbish. They need a place to dump it. When someone to dump on you, just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. You’ll be happier if you do like that".
I thought his words were very . I couldn't help asking myself. “How often do this kind of people to dump rubbish on me? And how often do I take their rubbish and spread it onto other people: at work, at home, on . “I’m not going lo do it any more.”
. And like my taxi driver. I just smile, wave, wish them well, and then I move on. 选做部分
1.He speaks English ____ an American, so we all believe that he has stayed in America for many years.
A.as good as B.worse than C.as badly as D.as well as
2.He didn’t hurt in the accident. But his sister was not so lucky as him. She was hurt much .
A. bad, more badly B. badly, worst
C. badly, worse D. worse, badly
3.A _____ road goes ______ from our college to the center.
A. straight…straight B. straightly…straightly
C. straight…straightly D. straightly…straight
4.This kind of T-shirt looks ____and sells____.
5.．I made so many mistakes in the exam, I did it next time I will do it (care) than this time.
6.You study English as (hard) as your brother, but you don’t speak English so (many) as he.
My father fell asleep _____________________ he was reading the newspaper. He was reading the newspaper______________ his father fell asleep.
_____________ Mum was cooking dinner, I was doing my homework.
_________________ he was having supper , I got home.
___________ I got home, he was having supper.
__________________ she walked along the road, she thought about her father. __________________ I was walking down the street I noticed a police car.
5). While mother_____________________lunch, I was doing my homework.
6). As children _________ older, they become more and more interested in things around them.
7). She looked behind from time to time as she __________.
While, as 都可用来引导表示“背景”的时间状语从句。
2) 当两个长动作同时进行的时候, 常用的是while。（例如5））
①When he had finished his homework，he took a short rest．（finished先发生）当他完成作业后，他休息了一会儿。
②When I got to the airport，the guests had left．（got to后发生）当我赶到飞机场时，客人们已经离开了。
①When ／While ／As we were dancing，a stranger came in．（dance为延续性动词）当我们跳舞时，一位陌生人走了进来。
②When ／While ／As she was making a phone call，I was writing a letter．（make为延续性动词）当她在打电话时，我正在写信。
① As the time went on，the weather got worse．（as表示“随着……”之意） ②As years go by，China is getting stronger and richer．随着时间一年一年过去，中国变得越来越富强了。
③The little girls sang as they went．小姑娘们一边走，一边唱。
④The sad mother sat on the roadside，shouting as she was crying．伤心的妈妈坐在路边，边哭边叫。
①You shall borrow the book when I have finished reading it．在我读完这本书后，你可以借阅。
②When the manager comes here for a visit next week，I’ll talk with him about this．下周，经理来这参观时，我会和他谈谈此事。
1 Life 2. students 3 outdoor 4. buying 5 School 6. parents 7. drive 8. special 9. different 10. part
1. driving 2 suddenly 3 accident 4. Why 5. hospital/heaven/hell
6. wants 7. meaningful 8. allow 9 realized 10. everywhere 选做部分
5.As/While, when, While, While/As, When, As/When, As/While
was cooking, get, went,