Thanks for your email. I've arrived at home safe and sound.
My grandparents (53)________(live) in a small town thirty miles away from Xu Zhou. I spent about half an hour (54)________(get) there. They gave me a warm welcome，and (55)________(cook) me a big meal. We chatted far into the night and I (56) ________ (tell) some happy stories about them and their neighbours.
Since 2001，great changes(57) ________(take place) in Xuzhou. I will take some photos and send some to you. Next time，I'd like you and your family to come with me. You can(58)________(visit) many places of interest here.
【答案】 53. live 54. getting 55. looked 56. told 57. took place 58. visit
Do you often communicate with your parents? Some parents are always comparing their 1__with themselves or other people when they were young.
“When I was your age,” a father said to his sixteen-year-old son one day, “I was at the top of my class every year. And I 2 what I wanted to do when I left school. I had goals(目标).
You are always at the bottom(最后)of your class 3 you have no goals.” The man’s son said nothing. He had already heard this from his father many times. "And when your mother was your age,” the&bbsp;young man’s father went 4__，"she had a good job and she 5 lots of money. You don’t even have a part-time job .You earn nothing.”The man’s son still said nothing. He had heard this before，too.“And when your 6 brother was your age,”the young man’s father said, "he studied hard. But you just waste your time.” And the man's son still said nothing.
Finally, the young man’s father said, "And when Abraham Lincoln was your age，he worked all day and studied at night.”This time the son 7 stay silent.
"And when Abraham Lincoln was your age, father,” he said,“He was the President of 8 United States. 9 are you?" His father had no answer 10 this.
Are your parents always comparing you with others? And what’s your reply? Do you have a better way to communicate with each other?
【答案】1. children 2. knew 3. and 4. on 5. made/earned 6. elder 7. couldn’t/didn’t 8. the 9. what 10. to
In North America, most students go to school on the school bus. Some students also walk or ride bikes to school. In other parts of the world, things are (61)_________(不同的).In Japan, most students take trains to school, although others also walk or ride their bikes. In China, it (62)
_________(取决于)on where you are. In big (63) c_________，such as Beijing, Shanghai, students usually ride bikes to school or take buses. And in places (64) w_________ there are rivers
and lakes, like Hongshanhu and Kaishandao, students usually，to school by boat. That must be a
lot (65) m________ fun than taking a bus.
【答案】61. different 62. depends 63. cities 64. where 65. more
Making friends is a skill. Like most skills, you can improve it if you are patient. If you want to meet people and make friends, you must be willing to take action. You must first go where there are people. You won't make friends staying home a ______(73).
Joining a club or a group, talking to those who like the same things as you do is much e_____(74). Or join someone in some activity.
Many people are n (75) when talking to new people. After all, meeting strangers means seeing the unknown. And it's human nature to feel a bit unpleasant about the unknown. Most of fears about d (76) with new people come from doubts (怀疑) about ourselves. We imagine other people are judging us—finding us too tall or too short, too this or too that. But don't forget that they must be feeling the s_____(77) way. Try to accept yourself as you are, and try to make others feel at home. You'll all feel more c___(78).
Try to be brave even if you don't feel that way when you e_____(79) a room full of strangers. Walk tall and straight, look d _____(80) at other people and smile.
If you see someone you'd like to speak to, say something. Don't wait for the other person to start a c______(81).
Just meeting someone new does not mean that you'll make friends with that person. Friendship is based on mutual (相互的) likings and "give and take". It takes time and effort (精力)for us to d______(82) friendship. And there are things that stop a new friendship from g_____(83).
答案：73. alone 74. easier 75. nervous 76. dealing 77. same 78. comfortable 79. center 80. directly 81.conversation 82. develop 83. growing