It’s interesting that technology often works as a servant for us, yet frequently we become a servant to it.E-mail is a useful tool but many feel controlled by this new tool. The average business person is getting about 80 e-mails per day and many feel that about 80% of the messages in their “Inbox” are of little or no value. So, I have four suggestions to help you to become better at “Erasing E-mail”.
(1)Get off the lists. The best way to deal with a problem is to never have it. If you are receiving a lot of unwanted e-mails, ask to be removed from the various lists. This would include your inclusion in unwanted lists.
(2)Unlistd address”. Just as you keep an “unlisted” telephone number that you share only with those whom you want to have direct access to, you might want to get a separate e-mail address only for the important communications you wish to receive.
（3）Check it once or twice per day. Many I speak with are becoming chained to their email server, monitoring incoming email continuously. Maybe this is because e-mail creates its own sense of urgency, but most of the communications are not all that urgent. I respond to them a couple of times per day.
（4）Deal with it. As you open each e-mail, do one of the following:
a. If it requires a quick response, respond to it and delete it.
b. If it requires a response but is not the best use of your time, try to find someone else to do it.
c. If it is going to take any serious amount of time to respond, schedule it for action in your Day Planner and
then download the message, save it, or print it out for future action.
I personally receive about 250 e-mails per day and by practicing the suggestions above, I can handle that
volume in about an hour, taking advantage of this fantastic tool but not being controlled by it to make sure I’m doing more important tasks in my day.
1. For the important communications, the writer suggests that you （ ）
2. To avoid being chained by the coming e-mails, what you can do is to （ ）
3. To deal with an e-mail you get, you can do the following EXCEPT （ ）
For almost two months Dominic York, a 23-year-old hairdresser, wandered about hospitals at night, wearing a white coat and pretending he was a doctor. Yesterday he proudly claimed in court that despite his complete lack of medical experience or qualifications, he had saved several people’s lives. He had even been allowed to assist a surgeon during an emergency operation on a patient who was about to die on something she had swallowed.
“I watched one of those TV dramas about a hospital and suddenly I felt like playing one of the roles myself. So I put on a white jacket and a stethoscope(听诊器) and walked around one of the biggest hospitals in London. At first I just watched. Once you learn how doctors talk to patients, nurses and other doctors, it’s easy to take people in,” he said. One of the patients he treated was Laura Kennan. She had been knocked down by a car and fainted. When she came into hospital, York was standing over her.“He looked very professional. He told me his name was Doctor Simon. Then he gave me some sort of injection,” she said. And then he suddenly cleared off when a nurse asked who he was. She didn’t think there was anything wrong. “I would never have realized he was a fake if a policewoman hadn’t showed me his photograph a week later. When the policewoman told me who he really was, I could hardly believe my ears. Judge Raymond Adams told York that he was “shocked and horrified” that he got away with his cheating for so long, and then sentenced him to eighteen months in a special prison for criminals with mental disorders. “I can only hope that his will not lead to further problem. After all, you will have considerable opportunity to
study the behavior of the psychiatrists(精神科医生) who will look after you while you are there. If you try to persuade people that you yourself are a psychiatrist after you are set free, I shall make sure that you are given a much longer sentence,” Judge Adams warned York.
4. York was proud of the fact that （ ）
5．York learned how to behave like a doctor by （ ）
6．Why was Laura Kennan in hospital? （ ）
7．The judge’s remark implied that York would be more severely punished if he （ ）
How I Turned to Be Optimistic I began to grow up that winter night when my parents and I were returning from my aunt’s house，and my mother said that we might soon be leaving for America.We were on the bus then.I was crying,and some people on the bus were turning around to look at me.I remember that I could not bear the thought of never hearing again the radio programs for school children to which I listened every morning. I do not remember myself crying for this reason again.In fact，I think I cried very little when I was saying goodbye to my friends and relatives.When we were leaving I thought about all the places I was going to see—the strange and magical places I had known only from books and pictures.The country I was leaving never to come back was hardly in my head then.
The four years that followed taught me the importance of optimism,but the idea did not come to me at once. For the first two years in New York I was really lost—having to study in three schools as a result of family moves. I did not quite know what I was or what I should be. Mother remarried,and things became even more complex for me. Some time passed before my stepfather and I got used to each other. I was often sad,and saw no end to “the hard times”．
My responsibilities in the family increased a lot since I knew English better than everyone else at home.I wrote letters,filled out forms,translated at interviews with immigration officers，took my grandparents to the doctor and translated there,and even discussed telephone bills with company representatives.
From my experiences I have learned one important rule：almost all common troubles eventually go away！ Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up，and just wait a little！I believe that my life will turn out all right,even though it will not be that easy.
8．How did the author get to know America before she went there? （ ）
9.Upon leaving for America the author felt （ ）
10．For the first two years in New York，the author （ ）
11．What can we learn about the author from Paragraph 4? （ ）
A university graduate described as a “respectable and intelligent” woman is seeking professional help after being convicted of （证明有……罪）shoplifting for the second time in six months.
Ana Luz, recently studying for her PhD, has been told she could end up behind bars unless she can control the desire to steal from shops.
Luz ,who lives with her partner in Fitzwilliam Road ,Cambridge ,admitted stealing clothes worth ￡9.95 from John Lewis in Oxford Street, London,on March 9.
Phillip Lemoyne,prosecuting（起诉）,said Luz selected some clothes from a display and took them to the ladies’ toilet in the store. When she came out again she was wearing one of the skirts she had selected ,having taken off the anti-theft security alarms.
She was stopped and caught after leaving the store without paying, Mr. Lemoyne said.
He added that she was upset on her arrest and apologized for her actions.
Luz, 28, was said to have been convicted of shoplifting by Cambridge judges last October, but Morag Duff, defending, said she had never been in trouble with the police before that.
“She is ashamed and embarrassed but doesn’t really have any explanation why she did this,” Miss Duff said. “She didn’t intend to steal when she went into the store .She is at a loss to explain it. She is otherwise a very respectable and intelligent young lady. She went to her doctor and asked for advice because she wants to know if there is anything in particular that caused her to do this.” Judge David Azan fined Luz ￡50, and warned : “You’ve got a criminal record. If you carry on like this, you will end up in prison, which will ruin your bright future you may have.” Luz achieved a degree in design at university in her native Spain,went on to a famous university in Berlin,
Germany for her master’s degree and is now studying for a PhD at Cambridge University,UK.
12. What does the underlined sentence “She is at a loss to explain it”mean? （ ）
13．Which of the following best explains the meaning of the word “shoplifting” used in the passage? （ ）
14．From the passage we can learn that （ ）
15．What would be the best title for the passage? （ ）
“Equal pay for equal work” is a phrase by the American women who feel they are ___ _ ___(fair) treated by society. They think it is not right for women to be paid less than men for the ___ _ ____amount of work. Some people say men have more duties than women. A married man has to earn money to support his family and make important ___ _ ___ (decide), so it is right for them to be paid more. Some are even against married women ___ _ __(work)at all. When wives go out to work, they say, the home and children are given no attention
___ _ ___. If women are encouraged by equal pay to take up jobs, they will ___ _ ___(able) to do the things that they are best at doing: making a nice home and bringing ___ _ ___ children. Women who disagree say that they want to escape from the ___ _ ___(limit)place which society wishes them to fill and have ___ _ __ freedom to choose between a job and home life, ___ _ ___ a mixture of the two. In fact women have the right not only to
equal pay but also to equal chances.
Avoid Internet Addiction
__ _ __ Many people suffer from addition to the Internet and have a hard time paying attention to the important things around them. How can we prevent ourselves from going online too much?
Admit you have an addition. ___ _ __ Realize more and more people in the world are becoming addicted.You are not the only one with this problem. Do not be embarrassed; find others with the same problem and help each other beat it.
Limit your computer time. Make sure not to turn it on too many times a week. Before using your computer,decide on a time limit such as 10 minutes. Set the clock and make sure that you get off the computer when the time is up.___ _ __ Try using the computer at the library. You won’t be as attracted to look at certain websites and they do have a limit on how long you can stay online. ___ _ ____. So you won’t be as attracted to be on the Internet as
at home. ___ _ ___ Go for a run with a friend or get exercise some other way. Keep up with the local events in your neighborhood. There may be talks, films, concerts and sports events etc. Find some, as long as it is not on the
Internet, and get involved.
That holiday morning I didn't have to attend school. Usually，on holidays，Mother___ _ ____me to sleep in．And I would certainly take full advantage of it．On this particular morning，__ _ __I felt like getting up early． I stood by my window overlooking the ___ _ ___ having nothing better to do．But as it turned out，I was soon to learn about something___ _ ____ in life．
As I watched several people go by，get into their cars and go off，I ___ _ ___an old man on a bicycle with a bucket on its __ _ ___and a basket of rags and bottles on its back-carriage ． He __ _ ____from one car to another，washing and cleaning them．From the water on the ground，it seemed that he had already __ _ ____ washing and cleaning about a dozen or more cars．He must have begun to work quite early in the morning．Several thoughts ___ _ ____ my mind as I watched him work．He wasn’t well-dressed. He had on a pair of shorts and a(n) _ ____ T-shirt ． The bicycle he rode was not by any means the kind modern___ _ ____ would want to be seen riding on．But he seemed ____ _ ____with life．There he was,working hard at his small business,___ _ ___ at passers-by and stopping to chat now and then ___ _ ____elderly men and women on their
way to the market nearby．There was a noticeable touch of ___ _ ___ in the way he seemed to be doing things----____ __thewindscreen(挡风玻璃)，then standing back to admire it；scrubbing(擦净)the wheels and ___ _ ___ , standing back to see what they look like after the scrub.
It was a ___ _ _to learn,I felt．At no age need one have to beg for a ___ _ ____if one has good health and is willing to work hard．For a while I felt ___ _ ____of myself．Young as I am just sixteen，and there was this
old man who must have been usefully engaged perhaps before the sun appeared above the horizon．
Last weekend our school hold a sports meeting. Realizing it was our last school sports meeting, we decided to make it unforgettable experience. We first attended the opening ceremony, for whom our class had made a lot of preparations. Much for our excitement, our performance was a success. My classmates took part in various event, such as running, high jump and long jump. Due to the hard training the athletes have done before, their performance was very impressively.
My classmates applauded and cheered for the athletes, some raising their cameras to capture the excited moments. The result was announced. Our class won the second place and our efforts were paid off! Cup in hand, we took apicture together proudly. This sports meeting will be a precious memory for all of them as time goes by.
____Best wishes ! ___________________________________________________