Too many people want others to be their friends, but they don't give friendship back. That is why some friendships don't last long. To have a friend, you must learn to be one. You must learn to treat your friend the way you want your friend to treat you. Learning to be a good friend means learning three rules: be honest; be generous（慷慨大方的）; be understanding.
Honesty is where a good friendship starts. Friends must be able to trust one another. If you do not tell the truth, people usually find out. If a friend finds out you haven't been honest, you may lose friend's trust. Good friends always count on（依靠; 期望）one another to speak and act honestly.
Generosity means sharing and sharing makes a friendship grows. You do not have to give your lunch money or your clothes, or enjoy, like our hobbies and your interests. Naturally you will want to share your ideas and feelings. These can be very valuable to a friend. They tell your friend what is important to you. By sharing them, you help your friend know you better.
Sooner or later everyone needs understanding and help with a problem. Something may go wrong at school. Talking about the problem can make it easier to solve. Turning to a friend can be a first step in solving the problem. So to be a friend you must listen and understand. You must try to put yourself in your friend's place so you can understand the problem better.
No two friendships are very exactly alike(相同). But all true friendships have three things in common. If you plan to keep your friends, you must practice honesty, generosity and understanding.
21. Some friendships don't last very long because _______.
A. there are too many people who want to make friends.
B. they don't know friendship is something serious.
C. those who give others friendship receive friendship from others.
D. those who never give others friendship receive no friendship from others.
22. According to the passage, honesty is _______.
A. as important as money
B. more important than anything else
C. something countable
D. the base of a friendship
23. Which of the following is NOT true in the passage?
A. A friend who gives you his lunch money is a true friend.
B. Always tell your friends the truth.
C. Discussing your problems with your friend often helps to solve the problem.
D. Sharing your mind with your friends is of great value.
24.The best title of the passage is ______________.
A. A Friend in Neen is a Friend Indeed B. Honesty Is the Best Habit
C. How to Be a Friend D. Three Important Points in Life
When I was growing up, I was ashamed to be seen with my father. He was severely disabled and very short, and when we would walk together, his hand on my arm for balance（平衡）, people would stare. If he ever noticed or was bothered, he never let on.
It was difficult to coordinate（协调）our steps—his slow, mine impatient—and because of that, we didn’t say much as we went along. But as we started out, he always said, “You set the pace. I will try to adjust to you.”
He never talked about himself as an object of sympathy, nor did he show any envy of the more fortunate or able. What he looked for in others was a “good heart”, and if he found one, the owner was good enough for him. I believe that is a proper standard by which to judge people, even though I still don’t know accurately what a “good heart” is.
Unable to join in many activities, my father still tried to participate in some way. I now know he participated in some things indirectly through me, his only son. When I played ball (poorly), he “played” too. When I joined the Navy, he “joined” too. And when I came home on leave, he saw to it that I visited his office. Introducing me, he was really saying, “This is my son, but it is also me, and I could have done this, too, if things had been different.” Those words were never said aloud.
He has been gone many years now, but I think of him often. I wonder if he sensed my unwillingness to be seen with him during our walks. If he did, I am sorry I never told him how sorry I was, how unworthy I was, how I regretted it. I think of him when I complain about small affairs, when I am envious of another’s good fortune, when I don’t have a “good heart”.
At such times I put my hand on his arm to regain my balance, and say, “You set the pace. I will try to adjust to you.”
25 . The author felt unhappy walking with his father because ________.
A. he felt sympathy for his father’s physical disability
B. it was hard for them to walk at the same pace
C. he didn’t want others to know he had an ugly father
D. it was not easy for his father to keep balance
26.. In the father’s view, the most important quality a good person should have is ________.
A. beautiful appearance B. excellent health C. a smart head D. a good heart
27. It can be inferred from the text that ________.
A. the father was proud of his only son
B. the father took part in all his son’s activities
C. the author was upset when asked to his father’s office
D. the author was an outstanding player
28 . According to the last paragraph, by saying “You set the pace. I will adjust to you.” the author
means that ________.
A. he is now glad to help his father to walk
B. he regrets his unwillingness to walk with his father
C. he will follow Father’s standards of being a good man
D. he will never forget how mentally strong his father was
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29．It's Friday afternoon，you can go to_______ .
A. visit the museum B. play soccer
C. play basketball D. read children's stories
30．If children want to watch new films，they should go to________.
A. 16 Yangtze Road B. 89 North Main Street
C. 106 Green Street D. 99 Brick Road
31．If you dial 66387901，you can __________.
A. ask for some hotel information B. do some shopping
C. have a good story time D. order fast food in a restaurant
32．Lily's father is ill．She should dial________.
A. 800-120-9847 B. 79210583 C. 6878745l D. 96725643
On the old-time farm in America, there were chickens, cows, pigs and horses. But there were very few machines. Most of the work was done by the farm family. Sometimes more workmen were needed in busy seasons. Work done by horses took up 79 percent; by men, 15 percent; and machine work only took up 6 percent.
Today all that has changed. On many modern farms machines now will do 96 percent of the work, while man does 3 percent. As for horses, they do 1 percent of the whole work. The children go to school by bus every morning, the parents work on the farm or in the house and other people’s help is hardly needed. Their work has been replaced (取代) by a whole army of farm machines.
33. Today on an American farm machines do ________ times more work than in the past.
A. 17 B. 16 C. 15 D. 14
34. What has changed the farmer’s work?
A. The horses. B. The pigs. C. The cows. D. The machines.
35. How many things are compared (比较) in the passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
It is not so easy to disagree with your parents. Here are a few quick tips on how to show your opinion in the right way.
_36___Don't let angry words fly out of your mouth if you don't really want to say them, or you will have a lot of work to do later.
__37___How would you feel if you were your mother or father? Why do they do that? Is it really bad?
Try to stay calm. If you find yourself getting too angry, ask for soft time to be alone.__38__
Learn to listen. Maybe your parents aren't as persuasive (具有说服力的) as you think.___39__ Pay attention to needs rather than problems.___40__ Tell your parents that you want to discuss the problem with them rather than work against them.
A．Think before you speak.
B．Never listen to your parents.
C．Think about the problem from your parents' point of view.
D．It is quite common to disagree with one's parents.
E．Hear them out（听完）; and then decide how to deal with the problem.
F．Be clear about what you need, rather than focus on why you disagree.
G．If you can, try to discuss the problem with your parents at another time.