—In about three years.
—It ______ be Jim because he is on holiday.
—That's a pity.
—Let me have a look,Madam. ______
A. extra B. shelf C. platform D. depends E. similar
Take a walk through a supermarket. You will find many brands(品牌)of chocolate and a dozen kinds of yoghurt. Which ones should you buy?
Well,the answer ________. You may have your favorites. If there is a brand you like more than other brands,you might be willing to pay ________ money for it. But when you don't like one brand over another,the right move is to shop for the best price. It means putting one item next to a(n) ________ item to see which gives you more for your money. This isn't always easy because of the way things are packaged. To find the best deal,check the unit price. Stores usually show the unit price on the ________. If they don't,you can calculate it yourself.
A. compare B. serious C. offer D. responsible E. choice
But unit price isn't the only thing toconsider. Ask yourself how much you exactly need. Food waste is a ________ problem. According to a research,people throwaway up to 40% of the food they buy. So,ask yourself:Do I actually need 8pieces of bread? If not,the smaller bag is the better ________.
Also,brand names come at a cost. Sometimes,what you're paying for isn't just the product in the package. It's the brandname on the package. That's why many stores ________ their own products which are usually muchcheaper. Last year,some supermarkets did a test. They invited people to trysome brand-name cakes and ________ them with those made by the supermarkets. Totheir surprise,most people thought there was not any difference between them.
________the girl ________breaking the cup in the chemistry class?
________ ________your family climb Mount Tai each year?
The chef cooked the potato longer ________ ________he could make it more tasty.
More parking places will ________ ________to meet the increasing needs.
Nina asked her mother where ________ ________going to have the picnic.
Please ________ ________the old reference books from the book corner before the new ones arrive.
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Title：The Last Equation（方程式）
Reviewed By：Zara Lee
The police are looking for a special equation. It could destroy the world if the bad people get it. The police turn to Charlie,a 12-year-old girl for help. She is as smart as Albert Einstein. Charlie doesn't have a lot of time to solve the world's problems but she is the only one who can do it. People who like adventure will enjoy reading this wonderful book.
Reviewed By:Richard Mani
In this book,the Earth has been full of rubbish because of humans. Some animals from Mount Rushmore decide to do something. Their mission is to find a new planet fit for human life. Eventually they discover one:Plant Planet. What the writer is trying to tell readers is simple:Do not harm the planet any more.
Reviewed By：Nora Wilson
Moon is new in Christine's school. Christine hears that Moon beats people for fun. Unfortunately,Moon comes to live with Christine's family. And then the two children become best friends. Stargazing is written according to what truly happened to the writer as a child. The story is about the power of friendship and how people are able to change.
Title:Roll with it
Reviewed By:Joe Lin
"Roll with It" is a story about a 12-year-old girl named Ellie. She has suffered from cerebral palsy since she was a baby. It makes her hard to walk on her own,so she has to use a wheelchair all the time. When Ellie and her mom move to another place,she must learn to explore a new school. This book is a must-read for everyone. It's a heartwarming story that shows the value of family.
Birthday party is on the way!
Thirty minutes 1 the party,volunteers arrive and get to work. They make delicious food,prepare exciting games and arrange colorfully wrapped boxes on a table. Soon it's time to play the music and welcome the eager guests. They rush in,ready to celebrate.
Every month,parties like this take place at homeless shelters across the country. They're hosted by a group called the Birthday Party Project. This non-profit 2 throws birthday parties for groups of kids who don't have a home. For many of them,it's the first birthday party they've ever had.
Paige Chenault is the founder of the Birthday Party Project. "Everyone wants a chance to feel known and seen,and a birthday is a 3 time to make it true." says Chenault. She and her family threw the Birthday Party Project's first event in January 2012. "We realized our own community was a great place to start,"she says. Since then,the project has 4. Now it hosts about 50 monthly parties in 15 cities. More than 10,000 Children have celebrated their birthday at these events.
Eight-year-old Dipson is one of them. At the party held there in March 2019. Dipson unwrapped his gift:a new bicycle. "It was very fun," he says. But Dipson also says he has learned a 5 from his party:"You can get a bit sick when you have too much chocolate cake." he warns future party-goers.
Jamie Gates is the education supporter at the housing community where Dipson lives. The Birthday Party Project holds parties there each month. According to Gates,if she doesn't remember to tell the children the date of the next event,they'll 6 asking her until they get the answer. "Parents will come to the party,too," she says. "Everyone in the community loves it."
We might love to tell others about our unusual experiences—that time we climbed Mount Everest,tasted some rare food or ran into a famous person on the street. But new research suggests:that if we s________ these unusual experiences with others,it may bring something uncomfortable.
"Unusual experiences are pleasant in the moment but can cause social t________ in the long run,"says psychological scientist Gus Cooney of Harvard University. "Some people mistakenly thought that having an unusual experience would make them the star. But they were wrong,because to be unusual is to be different from other people,and social interaction is based on something similar."
"We all h________ to have experiences that are fine and rare,and when we get what we want,we are always eager to tell our friends. But I've noticed that conversations always seem to develop well on more ordinary topics." Cooney explains." This made me wonder if unusual experiences were r________ as lovely as we had thought. "
To find out,Cooney and his colleagues had 68 people come to the lab in groups of f________. In each group,one person was asked to watch a popular video of a street magician performing for a crowd,while the other three people were asked to watch an ordinary animated video. After watching the videos,the people sat around a table and had a five-minute free conversation.
After the group discussion,the people who watched the magician's performance felt w________ than those who watched the animated video,because they felt they were not included during the discussion.
This finding suggests that we ought to give more thought in choosing what to talk about with others. If an experience turns you into someone who has n________ in common with others,then no matter how good it is,it won't make you comfortable in the long run.
There was a baby whale named Ella. She lived with other whales in a deep bay. One day,she noticed something large pass overhead. It was as big as a whale,but it wasn't.
Ella was frightened. She had never seen a boat before. Although Ella was scared,she was curious,too. She forced herself to swim to the surface. She saw several faces watching her. In fact,they looked very friendly. In the next few months,Ella lost her fear of boats. People in the boats always enjoyed seeing her.
As time went by,people and boats became a part of her life. Whenever a boat passed overhead,she swam to the top to say hello. One night,Ella saw a lot of fish swimming around the bottom of a ship. Suddenly,she ________________by a fishing net. She fought hard to get free. Finally,she escaped,but part of the net was tangled(缠住)in her mouth and around her tail. Ella was hurt and confused. Slowly and sadly she made her way towards the deep ocean.
Many weeks passed,and the net in her mouth made it hard for her to eat. And every time she struggled for air,the net cut into her tail. But if she didn't get air every half an hour,she would die. Winter was coming,she had to move to warmer waters with others. However,this time she had no choice but to stay in the bay and wait to die.
One morning,to her surprise,the water was filled with boats. When the boats came closer,a person reached into the water. Ella stared at the person's hand. The hand reminded her of something. She began to feel better. Soon many hands touched her. Ella felt them pulling the lines of the net. Moments later,she was free as before! The people were waving their starfish-shaped hands. Ella knew that the hands would always be there in her life.