At three, I was inseparable from my parents. Wherever they went I went, always reaching out for their hands to ensure their 1 . Never having left them until three, I had what is called 2 anxiety. This made preschool a/an 3 time for all of us.
As we approached my preschool for the first time, one of my hands tightly 4 my fathers hand, the other nervously grasped my mother's. I was happy and curious—what could this new place be? There were other 5 for me to play with and of course toys. Soon, however, I was introduced to my teachers. They guided us towards a small window seat in a classroom. Just then, my parents suddenly 6 my hands and broke away from our group and went a 7 way. They were heading toward the door. Realizing what happened, I attempted to 8 them, only to be held back by my teachers. I shouted, loud enough for my parents, now outside, to 9 I pressed against the glass, tears down my face. "We call this The Crying Window," ray teachers had told my parents. ''Children are often 10 when seeing their parents leave the school without them. My parents stood outside, tormented by having to stand by while their kid 11 .But soon an older girl appeared. She wrapped her arms around me until I stopped 12 .The hug was comforting like that of my parents. Then she took me away from the 13 . My parents breathed a sigh of 14 .
The girl was Helen, and soon we were best friends. Every day when I was dropped off at school, tears would come but then I would fight them back, as Helen grabbed my hand and led me away. We have developed great 15 since then.
1 ． A ． interest B ． presence C ． success D ． safety
2 ． A ． health B ． graduation C ． employment D ． separation
3 ． A ． boring B ． exciting C ． tough D ． happy
4 ． A ． pressed B ． squeezed C ． struck D ． slid
5 ． A ． children B ． parents C ． teachers D ． friends
6 ． A ． caught B ． loosened C ． touched D ． washed
7 ． A ． curious B ． familiar C ． different D ． strange
8 ． A ． looked after B ． looked for C ． run after D ． run against
9 ． A ． give in B ． give up C ． turn out D ． turn around
10 ． A ． crazy B ． disappointed C ． upset D ． angry
11 ． A ． suffered B ． fought C ． studied D ． swam
12 ． A ． paining B ． singing C ． speaking D ． crying
13 ． A ． window B ． door C ． seat D ． floor
14 ． A ． sorrow B ． regret C ． relief D ． comfort
15 ． A ． friendship B ． education C ． careers D ． hobbies
Christmas was near a season that we took seriously in our house. But a week or so before the 25th, my father would give each of his children ﹩ 20. This was the 1970s, and ﹩ 20 was quite a bit of money ．
But I saw it 1 ． My father trusted me to have the 2 to spend money wisely. Even better, he gave me the 3 to get it. On a very basic level ， my father was giving me a shopping spree （狂欢） every year. But he was also giving me charge over my own fun, trusting my ability to manage money and making me feel like a/an 4 . He didn't buy me Sherlock Holmes, but he gave me the means to walk into the bookstore and choose it for myself, so it felt like a gift from him ．
My mother had a/an 5 for giving me what I needed, usually right at the moment I needed it most. This was when I was 25, I 6 at being an adult on my very first try. I had quitted my 7 job but had no new one. But when my mother paid me a visit, I 8 a good show, telling her I had started my own company ．
My mother knew that I was trying hard and failing at that time. It wasn't until 9 she left that I noticed at the foot of my bed an envelope thick with 10 ． She knew how 11 I needed it ． She knew that had she just shown up with groceries ， or offer to pay my rent, she would have made me feel much 12 ． The cold ， hard cash meant she was helping me. And, funnily enough, the 13 with which she gave the gift felt like she was giving me space to 14 my life and preserve my dignity ． My mother and father both did the same thing. One was giving me the means to take my own decisions ， and the other was giving me a second 15 when those decisions had cost me dearly ．
1 ． A ． positively B ． differently C ． naturally D ． originally
2 ． A ． intelligence B ． passion C ． power D ． potential
3 ． A ． courage B ． suggestions C ． discipline D ． means
4 ． A ． grown-up B ． teenager C ． adventurer D ． pioneer
5 ． A ． habit B ． gift C ． approach D ． tradition
6 ． A ． failed B ． fooled C ． dropped D ． fell
7 ． A ． important B ． creative C ． challenging D ． previous
8 ． A ． put on B ． put away C ． put off D ． put forward
9 ． A ． before B ． after C ． when D ． as
10 ． A ． credit B ． loans C ． receipts D ． cash
11 ． A ． desperately B ． hardly C ． eventually D ． accurately
12 ． A ． better B ． more C ． less D ． worse
13 ． A ． decoration B ． love C ． distance D ． method
14 ． A ． defend B ． equip C ． fix D ． develop
15 ． A ． solution B ． chance C ． visit D ． assistance
It was time to start my afternoon run on the school bus. I drove up to the elementary school, parked and opened the doors.
Usually I enjoyed 1 the kids as they climbed aboard. Today I kept my 2 fixed straight ahead. I’d just come from a(n) 3 family counseling ( 辅导 ) session with my oldest son, Shayn. He started consuming alcohol at 17. I felt 4 . How did we ever get here?
I thought. Shayn was intelligent and had been a 5 to raise. The two of us were close. The kids walked past me onto the bus. One or two said hi. A little girl 6 a small piece of paper on my lap gently. “This is for you!” she said.
I absent-mindedly 7 the folded paper and looked up just in time to see wisps ( 缕，束 ) of long blonde hair 8 down the aisle ( 过道 ).
I’d hoped family counseling would help Shayn quit drinking. 9 at today’s session, Shayn was angry. He said kids his age drink 10 and that his drinking was under control. What hope did we have 11 Shayn couldn’t see that he needed help?
I moved to throw the note in the rubbish can near the driver’s seat, then 12 What if the little girl sees you throw her present away? I thought. So I 13 it. Inside was a four-leaf clover ( 四叶草 ), along with a message written in a child’s hand: “This is filled with 14 .”
As I read the note, my whole body 15 . My thinking changed. I couldn’t control Shayn’s drinking. There was still hope, even when I didn’t know what to do.
I searched my rear-view mirror ( 后视镜 ) for the child who’d given me the note, but not a single one had long blonde hair.
1 ． A ． pulling B ． teaching C ． greeting D ． separating
2 ． A ． gaze B ． thought C ． brake D ． schedule
3 ． A ． cheap B ． expensive C ． easy D ． difficult
4 ． A ． neglected B ． hopeless C ． abandon D ． homeless
5 ． A ． struggle B ． pleasure C ． failure D ． success
6 ． A ． laid B ． covered C ． distributed D ． returned
7 ． A ． tore B ． cut C ． grabbed D ． recycled
8 ． A ． grow B ． hang C ． disappear D ． circulate
9 ． A ． For B ． And C ． Or D ． But
10 ． A ． sensitively B ． socially C ． passively D ． politely
11 ． A ． unless B ． though C ． so D ． if
12 ． A ． paused B ． refused C ． left D ． explained
13 ． A ． unlocked B ． unpacked C ． unfolded D ． unhappy
14 ． A ． confidence B ． hope C ． patience D ． courage
15 ． A ． shook B ． ached C ． withdrew D ． Relaxed
Tips for Writing a Cover Letter
If you are applying for an internship, you will likely have to submit a cover letter as part of your application. Read below for tips on writing an internship cover letter.
Use Business Letter Format
Use proper business letter format when sending a cover letter by mail. Include your contact information at the top, the date, and the contact information for the employer. Be sure to provide a proper salutation, and sign your name at the bottom.
Individualize Your Cover Letter
Make sure to write a unique cover letter for each internship for which you apply. Highlight skills and abilities you have that relate to the specific internship listing. The main emphasis of your cover letter should be convincing the reader that you will be a qualified intern.
Emphasize Your Academic Experience
In the letter, you can mention academic experience, if applicable. Especially if you have limited work experience, you might use examples from school to demonstrate that you have particular skills. For example, if the internship requires you to work as part of a team, provide an example of an assistant at the library or a successful team project you worked on during one of your college courses.
Include Extra Classroom Experiences
You can also include details about your relevant experience form extra classroom activities or volunteer work. For example, a reporter for a college newspaper can point to interviewing and writing skills; a history of volunteering at a shelter can provide an example of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Proofread and Edit
Be sure to thoroughly proofread your cover letter for spelling and grammar errors. Many internships are very competitive, and any error can hurt your chances of getting an interview. Also, avoid using too many words to convey your information and intention.
1 ． What can you do to personalize your internship cover letter?
A ． Use proper business letter format.
B ． Employ more convincing expressions.
C ． Promise a good performance in the internship.
D ． Stress my own abilities related to the requirements.
2 ． Academic experience included in the cover letter can ________.
A ． make up for the lack of work experience B ． prove you’ll be an outstanding organizer
C ． show you have a good academic performance D ． multiply the chance of working on a team project
3 ． According to the text, a cover letter should be _____________.
A ． emotional and simplified B ． informal and detailed
C ． brief and targeted D ． academic and qualified
Having a microchip implanted in a man's brain may be common in sci-fi movie plots, but it may soon become an actual possibility.
Elon Musk -a US tech tycoon, founder of Space X- has been working on this technology. On Aug 28, Musk gave a display of the chip, which was implanted into the head of a pig named Gertrude.
The chip, developed by Musk's company Neuralink, is the size of a coin. But don't let its size fool you. The tiny chip has over 3,000 electrodes （电极） attached to flexible threads, which can monitor about 1,000 neurons （神经元） .It collects neural signals from an area of the brain, and then transmits those signals wirelessly to nearby computers, according to MSN. That enabled researchers to monitor Gertrude's brain activity while she was walking around in the display.
Though the technology is still in its early stage, it is encouraging for humans. This technology would solve a lot of brain injuries and is essentia for Al symbiosis, which will allow the human brain to combine with an artificial intelligence.
When the device can be applied to humans, its main goal will be to help those who have mobility difficulties. Musk hopes this technology can also be used to help those with hearing and eyesight issues.
Although such a device could repair those problems, putting it into practice is by no means a piece of cake. Currently, the device can transmit signals from about 500 neurons in the pig's brain. Compared to 80 billion neurons in a human brain, this number is tiny. And to cover the whole human brain also means the electrodes have to be much smaller.
Also, implanting the chip into the brain poses a potential danger. There is a risk of the immune system attacking this foreign body.
Right now, the hope of controlling the brain via controlling a few neurons seems overly optimistic. "There are many technological challenges ... to overcome before Neuralink can put its devices to the purposes," Yuan Lanfeng, an associate professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, told China Daily.
1 ． What do we know about Elon Musk's microchip?
A ． It was inspired by sci-fi movie plots.
B ． It is able to collect wireless signals.
C ． It is tiny in size but powerful in function.
D ． It has been implanted into a human's brain.
2 ． What does the underlined word “that" in Paragraph 3 refer to?
A ． The operation of the chip in Gertrude’s brain.
B ． The attachment of electrodes to flexible threads.
C ． The development of neurons inside Gertrude's brain.
D ． The transmission of signals from a nearby computer
3 ． What is the major target of the microchip?
A ． To monitor animals’ brain activity.
B ． To help people with mobility issues.
C ． To develop a cure for immune system problems.
D ． To contribute to the research on Al technologies.
4 ． How does Yuan Lanfeng feel about implanting the chip into the human brain?
A ． Worried. B ． Excited. C ． Optimistic. D ． Challenged.
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