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    Some individuals are born with a gift for public speaking.1.Do you want to be a good public speaker? Here are some principles you must master.

People want to listen to someone who is interesting, relaxed and comfortable. Too often when you stand up to give a speech, you focus on the “public”at the expense of the “speaking. ”  2. Focus on the speaking. Talk directly to your audience, be yourself and make a connection.

Even the most successful public speaker will make mistakes. Yet, the only one who cares about any mistake is the one who is speaking. People’s attention wanders constantly. In fact,most people only absorb about 20 percent of a speaker’s message. So, don’t stop speaking when you make a mistake unless it’s a truly serious one.3.

Your goal is not to be a perfect public speaker.4.And like everything else in life, that takes practice. Remember, even world champion athletes practice their skills on a consistent basis.

5.It’s rare to hear someone say, “I wish that speaker had spoken longer. “On the other hand, you probably can’t count the times that you’ve thought, “I’m glad that talk is over. It seemed to go on forever! “So surprise your audience. Always make your presentation just a bit shorter than anticipated. It’s better to leave your listeners wishing for more than shifting restlessly in their seats waiting for your speech finally to end.

A.Do the opposite.

B.You want to be an effective public speaker.

C.You don’ t need to apologize for a minor slip.

D.When it comes to public speaking, less is usually more.

E.The objective of most speeches is to benefit the audience

F.Take the fear out of public speaking by focusing on your listeners

G.However, the majority of people are effective speakers because they train to be.


1.G 2.A 3.C 4.B 5.D 【解析】 本文是说明文。文章介绍了成为好的演讲者需要掌握的一些原则。 1. 本文主题是介绍成为好的演讲者要掌握的一些原则。上句提到有些人生来就有演讲的天赋。G项:然而,大多数人之所以能成为有影响的演讲者,是因为他们受过训练。与上句转折,引出本文主题--演讲者要训练。故选G。 2. 下句Focus on the speaking.是本段主题,建议演讲者把注意力集中在演讲上。上句提到一种常见现象,当站起来发表演讲时,演讲者往往会把注意力放在”公众”上,而不是”演讲”上。这是错误的做法,A项Do the opposite.承上启下,说明了上句做法的错误,引出了下句正确的做法。故选A。 3. 本段提到即使成功的演讲者也会犯错误,观众不会太在意你的错误。上句建议当出错时不要停止演讲,除非是非常严重的错误。C项:你不需要为一个小失误道歉。与上句承接,是对待演讲出错的方法。故选C。 4. 本段是说明练习的重要性。上句提到你的目标不是成为一个完美的演说家,下句应该说明目标是什么。B. You want to be an effective public speaker.与上句衔接,是我们演讲的真正目的。故选B。 5. 下文提到观众并不是认为演讲越长越好,根据 Always make your presentation just a bit shorter than anticipated.可知,作者建议让演讲比预期的短一点,给观众更多的期待胜过让他们坐立不安地等待演讲结束。D项:公开演讲时,通常少就是多。说明了演讲时,多和少的辩证关系。故选D。

    I have a special place in my heart for libraries. I have for as long as I can remember. I was always an enthusiastic reader, sometimes reading up to three books a day as a child. Stories were like air to me and while other kids played ball or went to parties, I lived out adventures through the books I checked out from the library.

My first job was working at the Ukiah Library when I was 16 years old .It was a dream job and I did everything from shelving books to reading to the children for story time.

As I grew older and became a mother, the library took on a new place and an added meaning in my life. I had several children and books were our main source(来源) of entertainment. It was a big deal for us to load up and go to the local library, where my kids could pick out books to read or books they wanted me to read to them.

I always read ,using different voices ,as though I were acting out the stories with my voice and they loved it !It was a special time to bond with my children and it filled them with the wonderment of books .

Now, I see my children taking their children to the library and I love that the excitement of going to the library lives on form generation to generation.

As a novelist, I’ve found a new relationship with libraries. I encourage readers to go to their local library when they can’t afford to purchase a book. I see libraries as a safe haven(避风港) for readers and writers, a bridge that helps put together a reader with a book. Libraries, in their own way, help fight book piracy(盗版行为) and 1 think all writers should support libraries in a significant way when they can. Encourage readers to use the library. Share library announcements on your social media. Frequent them and talk about them when you can.

1.Which word best describes the author’s relationship with books as a child?

A.Cooperative. B.Uneasy. C.Inseparable. D.Casual.

2.What does the underlined phrase “an added meaning” in paragraph 3 refer to?

A.Pleasure from working in the library.

B.Joy of reading passed on in the family.

C.Wonderment from acting out the stories.

D.A closer bond developed with the readers.

3.What does the author call on other writers to do?

A.Sponsor book fairs. B.Write for social media.

C.Support libraries. D.Purchase her novels.

4.Which can be a suitable title for the text?

A.Reading: A Source of Knowledge

B.My Idea about writing

C.Library: A Haven for the Young

D.My Love of the Library


    My name is Matthew. I'm not someone who has many secretsbecause I'm a terrible liar. But there is one huge secret that I kept for years- -I failed my driving test. I had never failed a test before, and had never even come close. Driving made me anxious , but my parents told me I had to. They signed me up for driving lessons. I had gotten a perfect score for my written permit exam , but getting behind the wheel was a different story.

But when October 30th rolled around ,my pride set in. I wanted to be like everyone else at my school , showing off the brand new license they'd gotten. Looking back on that special day,I can't remember if I was nervous. What I do remember is starting the test , pausing at a stop sign after a few seconds , and being asked by the instructor to pull over. I had received an auto-fail since my pause was indeed a pause and not a real stop. I wasn't upset that I was leaving without a license, but I was scared everyone would know that I had failed. So when I got to class, I told everyone I didn't want to take the test on my birthday.

One Friday a month later, I went to the test spot again and passed. Later that night I drove for the first time by myself, which brought to me an amazing feeling I've never experienced——but sill, I couldn't imagine ever telling anyone the truth. So I didn't. It wasn't until midway through college that I came clean. It turned out plenty of my college friends had failed too! And I gathered enough courage to speak the fact out. Yes ,I had also failed.

Now I realize failure and imperfection are two things everyone has to experience , without which one couldn't make a true man.

1.What can we learn about Matthew?

A.He was a slow learner of driving. B.He relied heavily on his parents.

C.He was afraid of taking exams. D.He was bored with telling lies.

2.Why did the instructor ask Matthew to pull over?

A.To put an end to his lest. B.To check his parking skills.

C.To give him a second chance, D.To show him a better way of driving.

3.W hat made Matthew feel extremely worried after his first attempt?

A.Failing to get a driving license. B.Missing his birthday celebration.

C.Making his parents disappointed. D.Losing face before his classmates.

4.W hat did Matthew learn from his own experience?

A.Honesty is the best policy. B.Failure is a way to grow up.

C.Truth stands the test of time. D.Imperfection is another form of perfection.


    When other nine-year-old kids were playing games, she was working at a petrol station. When other teens were studying or going out, she struggled to find a place to sleep on the street. But she overcame these terrible setbacks (挫折) to win a highly competitive scholarship and gain entry to Harvard University. And her amazing story has inspired a movie, “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story”, shown in late April.

Liz Murray, a 22-year-old American girl, has been writing a real-life story of willpower and determination. Liz grew up in the shadow of two drug-addicted parents. There was never enough food or warm clothes in the house. Liz was the only member of the family who had a job. Her mother had AIDS and died when Liz was just 15 years old. The effect of that loss became a turning point in her life. Connecting the environment in which she had grown up with how her mother had died, she decided to do something about it.

Liz went back to school. She threw herself into her studies, never telling her teachers that she was homeless. At night, she lived on the streets. “What drove me to live on had something to do with understanding, by understanding that there was a whole other way of being. I had only experienced a small part of the society,” she wrote in her book Breaking Night.

She admitted that she used envy to drive herself on. She used the benefits that come easily to others, such as a safe living environment, to encourage herself that “next to nothing could hold me down”. She finished high school in just two years and won a full scholarship to study at Harvard University. But Liz decided to leave her top university a couple of months earlier this year in order to take care of her father, who has also developed AIDS. “I love my parents so much. They are drug addicts. But I never forget that they love me all the time.”

Liz wants moviegoers to come away with the idea that changing your life is “as simple as making a decision”.

1.The main idea of the passage is ________.

A.how Liz managed to enter Harvard University

B.how Liz struggled to change her life

C.why Liz loved her parents so much

D.the hard time Liz had in her childhood

2.In which order did the following things happen to Liz?

a. Her mother died of AIDS.

b. She worked at a petrol station.

c. She got admitted into Harvard.

d. The movie about her life was put on.

e. She had trouble finding a place to sleep.

A.b, e, a, d, c B.a, b, c, e, d C.e, d, b, a, c D.b, a, e, c, d

3.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A.Both Liz’s father and mother are AIDS-infected patients.

B.Liz lived a hard time in her childhood.

C.Liz’s story is an inspiration to many people.

D.Liz hated her father because he got addicted to drugs.

4.What actually made her go towards her goal?

A.Envy and encouragement. B.Willpower and determination.

C.Decisions and understanding. D.Love and respect for her parents.



Write a poem about how courage, determination, and strength have helped you face challenges in your life.


3 Grand Prizes:Trip to Washington, D.C. for each of three winners, a parent and one other person of the winner’s choice. Trip includes round-trip air tickets, hotel stay for two nights, and tours of the National Air and Space Museum and the office of National Geographic World.

6 First Prizes:The book Sky Pioneer:A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart signed by author Corinne Szabo and pilot Linda Finch.

50 Honorable Mentions:Judges will choose up to 50 honorable mention winners, who will each receive a T-shirt in memory of Earhart’s final flight.


Follow all rules carefully to prevent disqualification.

■Write a poem using 100 words or fewer. Your poem can be any format, any number of lines.

■Write by hand or type on a single sheet of paper. You may use both the front and back of the paper.

■On the same sheet of paper, write or type your name, address, telephone number, and birth date.

■Mail your entry to us by October 31 this year.

1.How many people can each grand prize winner take on the free trip?

A.Two. B.Three. C.Four. D.Six.

2.What will each of the honorable mention winners get?

A.A plane ticket. B.A book by Corinne Szabo.

C.A special T-shirt. D.A photo of Amelia Earhart.

3.Which of the following will result in disqualification?

A.Typing your poem out. B.Writing a poem of 120 words.

C.Using both sides of the paper. D.Mailing your entry on October 30.