What It's All About ? On Thursday, April 27, girls around the world will go to work instead of going to school. "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" is a special event in which participants go with their parents to work instead of going to school for one day. It will give them a chance to experience various careers first-hand by accompanying their mom or dad to his or her job. Who Is Invited ? Girls aged 9 through 15. Why girls ? Research reveals that young girls generally have less awareness of career options than boys. Visiting parents' work will help them to make informed career choices. What Will They Do at SLAC ? At 8:30 am, the girls will be divided into two groups to participate in hands-on workshops and take a tour of SLAC. From 11:30 to 12:30 a panel of women from various careers at SLAC will speak to the girls about their jobs and how they've got where they are today. At 12:30 the girls will go outside to have their lunch. Please have your daughter bring a sack lunch; only drinks and dessert will be provided. After lunch, parents will show their girls the parents' work area. There the girls will see the kind of work their parents do, and in many cases they will have an opportunity to work alongside their parents. From 2:00 to 3:00 pm several departments will hold Open House. Employees are encouraged to visit these Open Houses with their daughters. A more detailed schedule can be viewed by clicking here. How to Register ? This year enrollment is limited to only 100 girls. A printable registration form is available in postscript. Fill the form out and send it to Janet Dixon ,MS 97, by April 14. Call EvelynEldyidge-Diaz,ext.4128, or email@example.com. If you have any question.
1. From the passage, we can know that "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" is_____ .
A. a holiday for girls of all ages B. a day for girls to be free from schoolwork C. a holiday for girls to establish a lifelong job D. a day for girls to know about jobs
2. For what reason is such a holiday set especially for girls ?
A. To help girls get the equal rights with boys B. To increase girls' awareness of career choices. C. To increase girls' confidence in social communication. D. To increase girls interest in different kinds of jobs.
3. On this special day, girls at SLAC can do all the following EXCEPT______.
A. have a talk with women from different careers B. try to do their parents' work alone C. be taken to visit Open House D. visit their parents' work area
4. They should ______ if parents want to register for their daughters.
A. remind their daughter to bring some drinks and dessert B. go to SLAC to ask for the registration form C. pre-register for their daughter because of the limited enrollment D. pay a certain fee to SLAC in order to participate in the activity
Young athletes from around the world will soon get their chance at Olympic gold. The International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) voted Thursday to host the first-ever Youth Olympics. The Summer Games are planned to stage in August of 2010. The 12-day competition will feature 3,200 kids between the ages of 14 and 18. The Winter Games will be held in 2012 and are expected to attract 1,000 athletes. Both games will take place every four years. Seeing the rise in childhood fatness, IOC president Jacques Rogge said he hopes the competitions will encourage young people to get off the couch and get into shape. Rogge also admitted that the IOC is looking to pull in a younger television audience to the Olympics. In recent years, interest in the games among young people has fallen, with the average age of Olympic viewers on the rise. Rogge admitted that kids today are more interested in flashier( 浮华的 ) athletic sports like the X Games, which stand for such sports as BMX freestyle, surfing, and Moto X Racing. The Olympics have tried to keep up with the competition by adding BMX-cross cycling, ski cross, and snowboarding to the program. And the IOC is hoping to strengthen its fame among teens by adding skateboarding in the 2012 London Olympics. The Youth Olympics are the IOC's latest attempt to draw the attention of young viewers. "Just as the IOC has known, over our 100-plus years of living, how to move with the times---so we must now adapt to meet the taste of today's young generation," he said.
1. According to the passage, the third Winter Youth Olympics will be held ______
A. in 2012 B. in 2016 C. in 2020 D. in 2018
2. The aim of the Youth Olympics is to __________.
A. encourage young people to exercise more B. meet the needs of some schools and parents C. develop students' sense of competition D. stress the importance of the Olympics
3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage ? A. When the Winter Youth Olympics will be held. B. Where the Summer Youth Olympics will be held. C. How long the Summer Youth Olympics will last. D. When the Summer Youth Olympics will be held
4. The Summer Youth Olympics are the following except___________.
A. going to be held in London in August of 2012 B. planned to stage in August of 2010 C. going to be held every four years from August of 2010 D. the IOC's latest attempt to draw the attention of young viewers
Dear Tom, Last Friday, I took part in the Coming-of-Age Ceremony in our school, which was quite a meaningful occasion in my life. _______________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ That's what we did on this special occasion. Do you have similar events in the USA? Please let me know if you do. Yours, Li Hua
39 （2010·湖南娄底高三上联考） Directions: Write an English composition according to the instructions given below in Chinese and the pictures. 春节期间，你同你父母回乡下老家看望你爷爷奶奶，这是你时隔五年后的又一次回乡下，下面是你在乡下的所见所闻，请根据图画内容，写一篇120字以上的英语短文，描述乡村的变化。
注意：短文应包括图中所提供的主要信息，并作适当发挥，使短文内容连贯完整。 参考词汇：沼气marsh gas
Dear Wang Hai, How are you doing? Recently an American bestseller is popular among the students in our school. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yours, Li Hua
写作要点： 1．活动的策划； 2．教室的布置； 3．活动的内容； 4．你的感想。 注意： 1．短文词数不少于100； 2．开头部分已写好，不计入总词数； 3．可根据情况增减细节，详略得当； 4．不能使用真实姓名和学校名称。 Ms. Li, our English teacher, must have found it strange on Teachers’ Day; she did not receive a single greeting card from us students. She would have never thought a complete surprise was waiting for her.
Dear Editor, I'm writing to tell you about the discussion we've had about whether an entrance fee should be charged for parks. __________________________________________________________________ Yours truly, Li Hua