In China, almost everyone knows Ma Yun. Ma Yun became one of 1 men in China when his company Alibaba went on the stock (股票) market last year with a value of £140 billion—the largest public offering in history. 2 amazing thing it is! Here are some stories about him on the way to 3 .
Ma made his 4 trip to the US in 1995 and used the Internet 5 the first time. After 6 for “beer” , he saw that no results 7 up about China. Then he searched for “China” and still saw no results. He decided to set up a Chinese website—the seed for Alibaba was sown(播种).
Ma said he 8 many times in his life. He failed the College Entrance Examination in China three times and 9 companies offered him jobs, including one at KFC. And the famous Harvard University refused him 10 times.
Learning English was difficult when Ma was a teenager 10 limited resources. However, he found that he could learn English well by giving tourists free guides around 11 hometown Hangzhou. And he kept it for nine years. Ma said that tourists opened up a new world for him because everything they said and did was so different from 12 he had been taught at school and by his parents.
Ma’s hero is Forest Gump 13 never gives up. When he made a speech about his success at Davos(达沃斯论坛) in 2015, Ma said, “Life 14 a box of chocolates because you never know what you are going to get”. 15 as Ma does , never give up and you will be successful one day.
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There was a farmer named Hafiz in Africa who was happy. He was happy because he was satisfied with his life.
One day a wise man came to him and told him about the 16 of diamonds and the power that goes along them. The wise man said, “If you had a diamond the size of your finger, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could 17 own your own country.” And then he went 18 .
That night the farmer couldn’t sleep. He was 19 and he was discontent. The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and Europe but couldn’t 20 any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so 21 that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and died.
Back home, the person who had bought his 22 was watering the sheep at a stream. Across the stream, the light of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. He picked up the stone and put it in the living room.
That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling. He asked, “Is Hafiz 23 ?” The new owner said, “No, why do you ask so?” The wise man said, “Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one.” The man said, “No, that’s just a stone I 24 . Come, I'll show you. There are many more.” They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds. They found that the farm was 25 mountains of diamonds.
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The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking（国际禁毒日） was observed today with the traditional resolve to establish a drugs-free society.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) observes the day every year on 26th June, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 1987. The day aims to strengthen the resolve of the United Nations to create a drug free society by reducing both demand as well as supply of illicit drugs and increasing awareness among general masses regarding drugs abuse, and also against the illegal trafficking and sale of drugs.
Kids hear about drugs everywhere, it seems. On TV, radio, the news, in music and movies. Sometimes on the street or on the playground. The teen years are the most likely time for someone to start taking drugs. And starting drug use as a teen can lead to drug problems when they grow up.
There are many things you can do to help your children stay away from drugs and make good choices:
· Talk with your children about drugs. Explain how taking drugs can hurt their health, their friends and family, and their future. Tell them you don't want them to do drugs.
· Be a part of their lives. Spend time together. Even when times are hard, kids can make it when they know that the adults in their life care about them.
· Know where your children are and what they're doing. Keeping track of your children helps you protect them. It gives them fewer chances to get into drugs.
· Set clear rules and enforce them fairly. Kids need rules they can count on. That is how they learn for themselves what is safe and what can get them in trouble.
· Be a good example for your children. You might not think so, but kids look up to their parents. Show them how you get along with people and deal with stress, so they can learn how to do it.
· Teach your children how to refuse drugs. Kids often do drugs just to fit in with the other kids. Help them practice how to say no if someone offers them drugs.
· Make your home safe. Do not have people in the house who abuse drugs and alcohol. Keep track of medicines and cleaning products.
1. When is The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking?
A. May 26th B. June 26th C. July 26th D. April 26th
2. According to the passage, what is Not the aim of the day?
A. To increase awareness among general masses regarding drugs abuse.
B. To fight against the illegal trafficking and sale of drugs.
C. To strengthen the resolve of the United Nations to create a drug free society.
D. To fight against the people who start drug use.
3. How many suggestions does the writer give us?
A. Five B. Six C. Seven D. Eight
4. What can we learn from the passage?
A. The day was set by the UN General Assembly in 1987.
B. Starting drug use as a teen must lead to drug problems when they grow up.
C. Don’t talk about drugs with children.
D. Teacher children how to use drugs.
5. The passage is likely to appear in ______ .
A. Ads B. newspaper C. a science fiction D. a guide
Exercise is good for us. _______1________.
But many people who work all week have little time for exercise. _______2_______ -- go for a long run, take a ride or hike in the mountains.
But is it healthy to avoid exercise during weekdays and then try to fit it all during the weekend?
_______3______. Even a little exercise during weekends may reduce people’s risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease(心血管疾病). Australian scientists at the University of Sydney conducted the study. It took them nine years to do the research. During that time, the scientists looked at the self- reported exercise habits and health examinations of more than 63,000 adults in England and Scotland. Then they connected that information to death records.
The scientists found that people who exercised only one or two days a week improved their chances of living longer than people who did not exercise at all. ______4_____ When compared to those who did not exercise at all, people who did exercise at the weekends had a 40 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than the so- called “couch potatoes”. _______5______. They simply sit all day like, well, like potatoes.
The scientists say it is “very encouraging” that even people who exercised as little as one or two times a week can lower the risk of early death. So, if you are busy with work and family duties, exercise as much as you can. Even a little is better than none at all.
A. First, let’s look at cancer.
B. A new study suggests that, yes, it is healthy.
C.It reduces the risks of dying from all causes, including cancer and heart disease.
D. Couch potatoes are people who don’t exercise.
E.So, they might try to do something to increase their heart rates over the weekend.
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