Volunteering here is a good way to meet Americans and learn more about the Philadelphia(费城). You can use your free time to offer your help to many organizations in the area. Here is a list of some places where you can volunteer.
Monday through Saturday, volunteers come to the MANNA kitchen to help prepare the meals including chopping vegetables, cooking and baking, packaging the meals and cleanup. Call Tonya Castro at 215-496-2622 for more information.
【2013福建省泉州市质量检查】 ( A )
When Anna first came to Beijing, she couldn’t speak any Chinese, and she knew very little about China. She couldn’t use chopsticks. For the first two or three weeks, she had to take a fork and a spoon with her when she went to eat in a restaurant. But now, with the help of her friends, she can use chopsticks very well.
Food was a big problem, too. It took her a few weeks to get used to Chinese food. She didn’t really like it at first. She thought it was too oily(油腻的). However, she doesn’t eat much rice. She usually eats bread and her bread is quite different from most bread in China. Chinese bread is usually light and sweet. She can’t eat bread like that, so in Beijing, she makes her own bread at
Nathan: There is a festival in June in our country, it’s Father’s Day.
Deep down in the sea, Oliver, a little octopus(章鱼)sat on the floor covered with sand, bored and upset. He watched pretty fish swimming in and out of rocks, which were laughing and dancing in the sea. "Why am I so different?" he said to himself sadly.
"You are an octopus, Oliver. That’s special." The sweet voice of Cherub, a beautiful purple angelfish (神仙鱼), always made Oliver feel better. Oliver looked up at the purple angelfish and smiled. Cherub suggested, "Let’s play hide-and-seek (捉迷藏)." They were having so much fun that they didn’t realize they had swum far from home. Suddenly, Cherub saw a large shark (鲨鱼) swimming above them. "It was Big White… the biggest, scariest shark in the sea," she shouted to Oliver. Cherub looked at Big White hopelessly. She was too frightened to swim. Just at this moment, Big White rushed down toward them. An idea came to Oliver. He quickly sprayed (喷射) a very dark cloud of black water to the shark’s eyes. Then Oliver and Cherub escaped and got home safely.
"Are you OK?" asked Oliver. I am lucky to have you as my friend!" Oliver’s face turned red. "I guess being different can be pretty cool in some situations," Oliver said. "That is what I tried to tell you," Cherub smiled.
1．In the beginning, Oliver laughed when he saw pretty fish swimming around him.
2．Oliver and Cherub were enjoying themselves when Cherub noticed Big White swimming above them.
3．Cherub was brave and calm when she faced the unexpected danger.
4．Oliver’s quick mind and action saved Oliver himself and Cherub.
5．From this passage, we know we have our own advantages in all situations, though we are different.
Busy café needs honest and reliable waiter for weekends.Must enjoy working with a team and dealing with customers.Call Serge at 95562476 after 6 pm.
Young, fit person required to deliver heavy boxes of books.Must have a driver’s license and be able to carry heavy boxes.We are looking for a trust worthy person for this position.Call Gary at 0556-805987 any time.
Kind, hard-working nanny wanted to look after three friendly children.Must be experienced and have childcare qualifications（资格）.Please call Tess at 98674451 between 10 am and 3 pm.
Alice, Sonia and Bobby are looking at the employment section in their local newspaper.They are looking at advertisements for different types of jobs.
"Why don’t you apply（申请）for the job as a waiter, Bobby?" said Alice.
"Do you think I will have a chance?" Bobby replied.
"Of course you will," said Alice."You’re certainly honest and reliable（可靠的）.Everyone trusts you, and you’re never late."
"I think Sonia should apply for the job as a nanny," Bobby said.
"Yes, Sonia," Alice said."You always work so hard and you love children.You would be perfect!"
"I’d love to do it," Sonia said, "but the advertisement says they want someone who is experienced.I don’t have any experience or qualifications.But what about you, Alice?
"Yes, Alice," Bobby said."Which job would you like"?
"I think I should become a career advisor!" said Alice.
1．What does the underlined word "nanny" mean?
A.女工 B.阿姨 C.佣人 D.保姆
2．The friends are looking at the employment section in the newspaper for _______.
A.money B.advertisements C.jobs D.chances
3．Who is supposed to be a good waiter?
Every morning my father buys a newspaper on his way to work. Every evening my mother looks through magazines at home. And every night, I look at the posters with photos of David Beckham and Yao Ming on my bedroom wall before I go to sleep. Can we imagine life without paper or print?
Paper was first created about 2,000 years ago, and has been made from silk, cotton, bamboo, and, since the 19th century, from wood. People learned to write words on paper to make a book. But in those days, books could only be produced one at a time by hand. As a result, they were expensive and rare. And because there weren’t many hooks, few people learned to read.
Then printing was invented in China. When printing was developed greatly at the beginning of the 11th century, books could be produced more quickly and cheaply. As a result, more people learned to read. After that, knowledge and ideas spread quickly.
Today information can be received online, downloaded from the Internet rather than found in books, and information can be kept on CD-ROMs or machines such as MP3 players.
Computers are already used in classrooms, and newspapers and magazines can already be read online. So will books be replaced by computers one day? No, I don’t think the Yao Ming poster on my bedroom wall will ever be replaced by a computer two metres high!
1．What does the writer do before he goes to sleep’?
A. He reads books. B. He reads newspapers
C. He looks through magazines D. He looks at the posters on the wall.
2．When was paper first created?
A. About 2.000 years ago. B. In the 19th century.
C. About 1.000 years ago. D. In the 11th century.