Time flies quickly. Two months has gone by since I joined this boarding school. Everything is going well. During my first month here, I was like a fish out of water. I came to realize how many things I should thank you for.
On the cold winter days, I have to get up early almost every morning to fetch hot water. I began to feel ashamed that I never said ‘thank you” every time you prepared (准备) hot water for me each morning on winter days before I got up.
I am no longer that girl who was often unable to find her books in her bedroom. It used to take me a lot of time to collect all the books for the day’s classes. But I have gotten over that bad habit now. And now I know how much time you used to take to collect my books every evening.
I have learned to do the laundry on my own now. I came to realize that washing clothes is a boring job, especially on winter days. Sometimes there is no hot water and I have to wash my clothes with cold water by hand.
I came to know how grateful (感激的) I should be to have you as my mom. Thank you, Mom.
( ) 1. Silvia has been at the boarding school for _______.
A. one week
B. two weeks
C. one month
D. two months
( ) 2. The underlined word “ashamed” means “________” in Chinese.
( )3. At the boarding school, Silvia doesn’t ______ anymore.
A. do her laundry
B. put her books everywhere
C. say “thank you” to her mother
D. spend much time on her studies
( ) 4. From the letter we can learn that ______.
A. Silvia used to do her laundry at home
B. Silvia often helps her mom do housework
C. Silvia’s mom has done many things for her before
D. Silvia’s mom usually does the laundry with cold water
( ) 5. Silvia wrote this letter in order to tell her mom _______.
A. her school life
B. her thanks from her heart
C. she could do many things
D. she could look after herself
HIGH-JUMPER and punk(朋克) rocker Kimi Qiao, 22, is very confident. In fact, he's something of a big mouth about his talent. “No one will ever forget me,” said Qiao.
The 2007 My Show winner has recently published Private Life, a photo-book. It records everything about the days when he was young.
As a teenager, he was a keen athlete, training every weekend and holiday. His event (项目) was the high jump and he won a number of national championships. He even shared a coach with Liu Xiang.
However, Qiao's parents wanted him to concentrate more on his studies and he finally went to a university in his city. It was during this time he became interested in music. When he was 18, he took part in a singing contest, where he met Wang Lee-hom. Later, he started a student band called Pink17. He was a drummer. Since then Qiao has known that music will be his life.
Today he's still a dreamer. He wants to make punk rock popular in China. “Although I've only been into it for a year, I'll do my best to make it big,” he said.
( )6. From the first paragraph, we can know Kimi Qiao ________.
A. has a big mouth
B. thought everyone would forget him
C. is confident of his talent
D. is a very shy girl
( )7. Private Life ________.
A. is a photo-book
B. is about the 2007 My Show
C. was published in 2007
D. is an album
( )8. The Chinese meaning of the underline word “keen” is ___________.
( )9. When he took part in a singing contest, he was ________ years old.
( )10. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Kimi was a high jumper before going to university.
B. Kimi formed a band called Pink17 when he was 17.
C. Kimi’s parents prefer him to be a drummer.
D. Kimi is always dreaming to be an athlete like Liu Xiang.
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