文体:议论文词数:362 限时:8分钟How can you help kids cope with stress? Proper rest and good nutrition can improve coping skills, so can good parenting. Make time for your kids each day. Whether they need to talk with you or just be in the same room with you, make yourself available.
Even as kids get older, quality time is important. It’s really hard for some people to come home after a tiring day of work, get down on the floor, and play with their kids or just talk to them about their day—especially if they’ve had a stressful day themselves. But expressing interest in your kids shows that they’re important to you.
Help your child deal with stress by talking about what may be causing it. Together, you can come up with a few solutions. For example, he should cut back on after-school activities, spending more time talking with his parents or teachers, developing an exercise plan or keeping a journal.
You can also help by predicting potentially stressful situations and preparing kids for them. For example, let a child know ahead of time, but not too far ahead of time, that a doctor’s appointment is coming up and talk about what will happen there. Keep in mind, though, that younger
kids probably won’t need too much advance preparation. Too much information can cause more stress.
Remember that some level of stress is normal. Let kids know that it’s OK to feel angry, scared, lonely, or anxious and that other people share those feelings, too.
When kids can’t or won’t discuss these problems, t ry talking about your own concerns. This shows that you’re willing to handle tough topics and are available to talk with when they’re ready. If a child shows symptoms that concern you and is unwilling to talk, consult a counselor(顾问) or other mental health experts.
Most parents have the skills to cope with their children’s stress. The time to seek professional attention is when any change in behavior continues to exist, when stress is causing serious anxiety, or when the behavior is causing significant problems in functioning at school or at home.
1.What is the purpose of the text?
A.To share the author’s ideas on proper parenting.
B.To persuade parents to spend more time with their kids.
C.To advise parents how to help their kids deal with stress.
D.To seek different ways to help solve kids’ problems.
2.Why do some parents feel it difficult to spare quality time for their kids?
A.Their kids are growing so fast.
B.They have too much housework.
C.Their kids are losing interest in them.
D.They are tired out after work.
3.You are advised not to talk too much about a stressful situation in advance because ______.
A.it does no good to your kids
B.it doesn’t work in practice
C.your kids may not feel stressed
D.your kids don’t want to listen
4.What can we learn from the text?
A.Normal people share the same feelings.
B.It is normal for kids to have some stress.
C.Kids should get rid of the negative feelings.
D.Everybody feels angry, scared, lonely and anxious.
文体:议论文词数:358 限时:8分钟“When I grow up, I want to be…”Almost all of us have thought about, or been asked to think about, our future careers. Our answers may differ greatly. Even now your aspirations may have changed from when
you were in primary school.
However, it seems career options aren’t only based on personal taste. In a survey carried out by teens, doctors, lawyers, and bankers were some of most popular careers that people said they hoped to follow. This is in line with a similar survey carried out in the U.K. in May 2011 by job website monster.co.uk, in which medicine was the top choice among U.K. teenagers aged between 13 and 17.
Medicine and law are two of the oldest and best known professions. Their prestige(威望) may come from the fact that doctors and lawyers are some of the most esteemed members of society, and they make good money. Joining these high-profile professions is often seen as a sign of upward social mobility.
It is equally unsurprising that banking is now one of the most common career choices. Youngsters worldwide think of banking and see the money rolling in. Wealth is increasingly becoming one of the most important indicators of a successful career. British young men list the U.K. tycoon Alan Sugar, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg as their top role models “for their wealth”. Just as Chinese teenagers see being a banker as a good and fun pathway to “wealth”. However, not every child has the makings of doctor, lawyer, or banker. They are those who see fulfillment and happiness in other areas, and many teenagers dare to ink more individuality into their career
options. As the Teens’ survey discovered, a variety of unconventional jobs—coffee shop owner, gourmet(美食家), waiter at a fast food restaurant—are among teenagers’ career choices. They can be equally interesting and rewarding jobs. With every choice comes responsibility and challenge, and all career paths require specific education and training, you have to learn to balance optimism and confidence with being realistic about your particular talents and skills.
1.What is the top career choice among U.K. teenagers aged between 13 and 17 according to the article?
2.What do youngsters think is increasingly becoming one of the most important indicators of a successful career?
3.What can we learn from the last paragraph?
A.According to your particular talents and skills, you can choose your favorite career.
B.Specific education and training can help get a good job.
C.Whatever career you choose, you should balance optimism and confidence with being realistic about your particular talents and skills.
D.Responsibility is the most important when you choose a good job.
Nowadays more and more traditional businessmen feel worried that growing e-commerce will decrease their share of the market.
According to a survey, 90%of some people’s purchases are made on the computer. As they find that by being able to go shopping online and choose the things that they need, and have them delivered right to their doorsteps, they could no longer be bothered with driving, the crowds, the noise of that, and they usually get a better selection. But sometimes they are cheated only to get the things they hate.
Cornell University Marketing Professor Edward McLaughlin says traditional stores can keep their customers by offering goods like clothing, which customers may want to see and try on before purchasing, as well as items that are difficult to transport. He says some traditional stores are also pleasing customers with services such as setting up or repairing computers and other electronic equipment.
Traditional stores also offer social experiences that some shoppers enjoy. There is still a lot of emotion in the buying decision that takes place. Oftentimes, you need that last sense of “this is exactly what I
want” before you part with money. And you can’t always get that online. It’s a rather cold process.
As more and more people have Internet access and smart phones, online commerce is likely to continue its growth here in the United States and in other countries.
1.Traditional businessmen feel upset because ______.
A.people like to have their goods taken good care of
B.growing online sales will seize their share of the market
C.more and more young people purchase things on the computer
D.consumers can always get a better selection by shopping online
2.According to McLaughlin, some traditional stores are keeping customers by ______.
A.giving customers electronic toys as presents
B.making their goods better and cheaper
C.delivering goods to each doorstep
D.providing customers with extra services
3.From the fourth paragraph, we know that ______.
A.online shoppers tend to be friendly to each other
B.the process of shopping online is full of emotion
C.making buying decisions in traditional shops is difficult
D.some shoppers like the social environment in traditional stores
4.What is the author’s attitude toward the future online commerce?
1.C 【解析】推理判断题。本文是围绕第一段第一句How can you help kids cope with stress?展开论述的。由此可推断作者的写作目的是给父母提供一些建议,应如何帮助孩子处理压力。故选C项。
2.D 【解析】细节理解题。根据第二段第二句It’s really hard for some people to come home after a tiring day of work,get down on the floor,and play with their kids or just talk to them about their day—especially if they’ve had a stressful day themselves.可知,父母们自己一天工作很累,尤其是压力大时,很难抽出时间陪孩子帮助他们处理成长过程中遇到的压力。故选D项。
3.A 【解析】细节理解题。根据第四段最后一句Too much information can cause more stress.可知,提前告诉孩子太多有压力的事情往往会造成更大的压力。故选A项。
4.B 【解析】推理判断题。根据第五段Remember that some level of stress is normal.Let kids know that it’s OK to feel angry,scared,lonely, or anxious and that other people share those feelings,too.可知孩子有些压力是正常的,要让孩子知道有生气、害怕、孤独或焦虑的情绪都是正常的,其他人也有这些情绪。故选B项。
1.C 【解析】细节理解题。根据第三段最后一句…in which medicine was the top choice among U.K.teenagers aged between 13 and 17.可知,应选C项。
3.C 【解析】推理判断题。根据文章最后一段…you have to learn to balance optimism and confidence with being realistic about your particular talents and skills…可知,无论从事什么职业,我们对自己的特长既要客观现实又要乐观自信。故选C项。