I grew up in a family that ate dinner together every evening. Although my parents enjoyed wine, they rarely drank during the week and always in moderation（节制）.As for myself,1 wasn't interested in alcoholic drinks and neither were my high school friends.
So when I arrived on campus for my first year of university life, I was a bit shocked.Many different events had been organized for the freshmen, but they all had one thing in common-alcohol, and plenty of .it wanting to be left out, I joined a few of the events. But I always returned home early, feeling disappointed. Your personality, interests and experiences didn't matter at all, only how many alcoholic drinks you could absorb before passing out（喝醉）．It seemed shallow to me. I wanted to get to know my new coursemates, not how fast they. Could down a pint of beer.
Gradually, however, I realized that real friends don't judge you by how much you can drink and there were other ways of making friends. I joined a photography society, took a first aid course, and every weekend l went cycling with a coursemate. I found that by engaging in these activities and sharing the fun of learning new skills together in a group ,I formed much stronger bonds with my new friends than even the strongest alcoholic drinks could encourage.
Another valuable lesson I learned is that it's perfectly okay to say "No" if you don't want to drink. However, in many Western societies, especially the UK, binge drinking（狂喝）has become the norm. Many people who drink don't necessarily want to, but they give in to the peer pressure(同伴压力)-they're afraid to say "No".
1. What shocked the author when he entered university?
2. Why did the author return home early from the events at first?
3. How did the author finally make real friends at university?
The Adler Planetarium Chicago is home to more than 35,000 square feet of exhibits. From huge models of the Solar System, to ancient astronomical instruments, to interactive adventures,Adler's exhibit galleries provides a passageway for you to explore the universe. The Adler also
offers mini science exploration activities that are quick l0-minute lessons. Visitors can learn some interesting astronomical facts at see small activity carts.
The Adler Planetarium Chicago is the only museum in the world with two full-size planetarium theaters. Since 1930, the wonder of the stars has been visible in the historic Sky Theater.Powered by brand new Digistar 3TM technology, the StarRider Theater is a completely digital,virtual（虚拟的） outer space environment. The famous Zeiss Planetarium projector is able to accurately reproduce the movement of every aspect of the night sky.
Do's and Don'ts:Do Take the Bus/Train: Leave the car at home for this museum trip. The Adler is locatedwithin close proximity to public transit.Don't Miss the Doane Observatory: When weather permits, the Doane is open at the Adler for observing with its 20-inch diameter telescope:Don't Miss Museum Special Events: The Adler offers a summer camp for kids from mid. June to August.Ticket Price:Adult: $ 28; child: $ 22. Book online now to Save 37%.Regular Schedule:Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Summer Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Nearest Transit: Roosevelt Metro Station Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
4. What's the main function of the Adler Planetarium Chicago?
5. What can visitors learn in the StarRider Theater?
6. If you want to try the Doane Observatory, you'd better _ _.
7. How much will a couple and two kids at least spend to visit the Adler?
You use her as a shoulder to cry on. She texts you back with casual jokes. But she, Xiaoice, is only a virtual chatbot.
Xiaoice, Microsoft's latest artificial intelligence robot, was briefly released in 2014, and returned[ to WeChat in 2015, where she became a big hit. Millions of young Chinese now exchange messages with her daily, The New York Times reported. On WeChat, Xiaoice is an official account. After following it, users can start text-based conversations with Xiaoice.
"Her incredible learning ability was why people loved to talk with Xiaoice," Liu Jinchang, a researcher at High-tech Research and Development Center under the Ministry of Science and Technology, told China Daily. Apart from her ability to identify photos and send emojis（表情符号）in conversations, Xiaoice gains 45 percent of her knowledge from interacting with users, China Daily reported.
Chatbot programs first appeared in the mid-1960s in the US. Driven by top tech companies,they are becoming smarter and more common. For instance, IBM's latest artificial intelligence program served as an academic consultant at Australia's Deakin University, answering students' questions about course schedules and financial aid. Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa have been used as voice assistants who can read news, play music and even make jokes for their users.
These programs are expected to move beyond smartphones, into televisions, cars and living rooms, The New York Times pointed out. However, it may take decades before scientists develop a "Samantha", the advanced chatbot seen in the fiction film Her. In the film, Samantha sparks a romantic relationship with her user played by US actor Joaquin Phoenix. Many viewers were enthusiastic about this fantasy of virtual soul mates.
8. What does the underlined part in paragraph two mean?
9. Which of the following can Xiaoice do?
10. Which company's chatbot program can act as an academic consultant?
11. What can be learned from the last paragraph?
If you watch British television on March 15, you might be surprised to see celebrities（名人）wearing funny red noses and joking; around. But don't worry. They're not mad. It's all part ofa money raising event called Red Nose Day.
Founded in 1985 by two British comedians, the aim of the event is to raise money to fight poverty and injustice in the UK and Africa. Celebrities and public figures support the event by making appearances on comic TV shows. For example, UK Prime Minister David Cameron once appeared in a music video by One Direction, which the band produced for the event.
Britons don't just raise money for charitable causes on one day a year, but they do it all year round. One way of doing so is by shopping in charity shops. These small shops sell clothes,books and household goods just like any other shop except that it's all secondhand.
There are nearly 10,000 charity shops in the UK. Their business model is simple: Anybody who has things they don't want anymore can donate them to a charity shop, where they are checked for damage, cleaned and priced. The money that is made by selling them is used for a charitable cause.
The idea of buying used clothes may sound unpleasant, but for shoppers who have less spending money, it has been a welcome option. Now, shopping at charity shops is also becoming popular with young people looking for alternative fashion. "You can find very unique clothes for a very cheap price. It doesn't bother me that other people may have worn them. I simply wash them before I wear them." said Anne Marie, a 19-year-old from the US.
So next time you spot a charity shop, why not go inside? Who knows, you might find a lovely dress for just a few pounds. Even better, you can enjoy wearing it in the knowledge that your money helped a good cause.
12. Why did Cameron appear in One Direction's music video?
13. Where are the goods of charity shops from?
14. What's Anne Marie's attitude to charity shops?
15. What is the text mainly about?
practicegratitude（感激）every day.The following three steps can help you start feeling more grateful, andappreciative of the good things in your life:
Notice the Good Things in Your Life36 Pay attention to the small everyday detailsof your life-nature, people,community, shelter, creature comforts like a warmbed or a good meal. And then start a gratitude journal. Making a commitment towriting down good things each day makes it more likely that we will notice goodthings as they happen.
Enjoy the Feeling of Gratitude
There are moments when you naturally, rightthen and there, feel filled with gratitude.These are moments when you say toyourself, "Oh, wow, this isamazing! "or "How great is this!"Pause.____37 Let it sink in. Enjoy your blessings in the moment theyhappen.
Expressing gratitude is more than beingpolite. 38_ ___Show your appreciation to someone who really did something nice.Say: "It was really kind of youto…,” "You did me a big favorwhen...," or "Thank you forbeing there when...". 39 Holdthe door open for the person behind you, even if it means waiting a littlelonger than you normally would.True gratitude doesn't leave you feeling likeyou owe other people something-after all, if you've done someone a favor, you probably don't want the personto feel like you expect something back in return. 40 .
A. It's about showing your heartfelt appreciation.
B. Notice and absorb thatfeeling of true gratitude.
C. You can also express gratitude by doing akindness.
D. It's all about feeling good and creating a cycle of good.
E. Startto notice and identify the things you are grateful for.
F. Help someone withoutletting the person find out it was you.
G. It's amazing what you notice when youfocus on feeling grateful.
The best way to deal with sports injuriesis to keep them from happening in the first place.Knowing the rules of the game you're playing andusing the right 1 (equip) can go a long way toward preventinginjuries，If you thinkyou've been injured, pull 2 (you) out the game or stop 3 (do) your activity or workout. Let a coach orparent know what happened in case you need to see a doctor. Serious head andneck injuries happen most often in athletes 4 play contact sports like football. Keep theinjured person still with his or her head 5 (hold) straight while someone calls foremergency 6 (medicine)help. If the person 7 (lie) on the ground, do not try to move him orher.
Your first question after a sports injury will 8 (probable) be, "When can I play again?"This depends on the injury and what. your doctor tells you. Even if you can'treturn to your sport right away, a doctor might have suggestions andadvice 9 what you can do to stay fit. Alwayscheck with your doctor 10 trying any activity following an injury.
I've learnt from the notice that you're looking for an English editor for us school paper.I'm written this letter to apply for the position.I'm Li Hua, Senior Three student in our school. In my view, I met your requirements.for one thing, I'm willing to devote some of my spare time to serve others; for another,I'm good at both English or Fine Arts. I'm either skilled in using computers.1 would be glad if you could offer to me an opportunity for an interview.I'm looking forward to your kindly reply at your earliest convenient.
If life were a book and you were the author, how would you like the story to go? That isthe question that my life forever.One day l went home from the training of snowboarding with what I thought was the flu,and less than 24 hours later,1 was in a on life support with less than two percent of living. It wasn't until days later that the doctors diagnosed me with a blood infection.
Over the of 2.5 months, I lost the hearing in my left ear and both my legs below theknee. When my parents me out of the hospital, I that I had been put together like a patchwork（拼缝物）doll and I had to live with legs. I was absolutely physically and emotionally broken, streaming down.
But I knew in order to move forward, I had to let go of the Old Amy and the New Amy. It was at this moment that I asked myself that significant .And that is when it me that I didn't have to be five-foot-five anymore, I could be as tall as l wanted. And of all ,I can make my feet the size of all the shoes. So there were here.
Four months later,1 was back upon a .And this February,1 won two Board World Cup gold medals, me the highest ranked snowboarder in the world.So, instead of looking at our and our limitations as something or bad, we can begin looking at them as a wonderful that can be used to help us go further than we ever know we could go.