Module 4 Home alone 主题阅读
It’s hard to make friends if you stay at home alone all the time. Get out of the house and do things that will put you in touch with(接触) other people. It’s easier to make friends when you have similar interests.
Don’t be afraid to show people what you’re really good at. Talk about the things you like and do best. People will be interested in you if there is something interesting about you.
Look at people in the eye when you talk to them. That way, they’ll find it easier to talk to you, or people may think you’re not interested in them and may stop being interested in you.
Be a good listener. Let people talk about themselves before talking about “me, me, me”. Ask lots of questions. Show an interest in their answers.
Try to make friends with the kind of people you really like, respect, and admire—not just with those who are easy to meet. Be friendly with a lot of people. That way, you’ll have a bigger group of people to choose from and have more chances for making friends. 回答下列问题 1. How can we have more friends, get in touch with other people or stay at home? ______________________________________ 2. When Jim talks to people, he always looks right, left, or at the floor. Do you think it’s right? Why or why not? ______________________________________ 3. Cindy always talks about herself when she talks to other people. What advice do you think she needs to follow? ______________________________________ 4. What should you do if you want to have more chances for making friends? ______________________________________ 5. What’s the main idea of the passage? ______________________________________
I have been a reporter for the last fifteen years. My job is sometimes 1 , for I have seen wars, earthquakes and death. But for most of the time it’s wonderful, because I have also seen courage, 2 and happiness.
In India, I visited a city where there were many homeless children living in the street. But a kind- hearted lady 3 Rosa opened a home for them. In a year, she was looking after two 4 kids, feeding them, teaching them and giving them hope.
5 time I was in Japan after a terrible earthquake. In a place I found a lady whose house fell down. Her son was missing and many people around her said there was no 6 that her son was alive. But the lady did not 7 hope. For four days, she kept 8 heavy stones by herself. She did not stop 9 she found her son. He was alive!
Here in China, I met a young boy 10 a serious illness. He had to have twenty operations
in hospital. But when I met him, he was still smiling.
Now I always remember the courage of those people when I face challenges in my life.
1. A. interesting
B. relaxing C. difficult
2. A. hope
3. A. call
4. A. hundred
B. hundreds C. hundreds of
5. A. Next
6. A. choice
7. A. give up
B. look for C. take up
8. A. bringing
9. A. while
10. A. with
Home Alone is a very funny American film. It 1. ______(tell) a story about a boy who lives
alone when his parents are away.
On e night before Christmas, the large McAlister family meet at their home. They are
planning 2. ____ (fly) to Paris for the holiday and are busy 3. _____(get) ready.
Eight-year-old Kevin is the youngest child and is fighting with his brothers and sisters,
and his cousins. When he goes to bed, he is so angry that he wishes all his family would go
away. In the morning, everyone wakes up very late. They are all in a hurry to get to the airport,
so they forget Kevin and he is 4. _____ (leave) at home by accident.
Although Kevin is alone, he is very happy at first .His terrible family are gone, his
wish came true. He watches TV, eats lots of fast food and 5. _____ (play) games. He is having
a good time. But later on, he goes out and hears two bad men called Harry and Marv 6. _____
(plane) to steal from his house. He goes home and plans some very funny ways to catch Harry
and Marv. Many things in the house get broken as Kevin tries (7) _____ (stop) them. (8) _____
(Final) the police come and the men are taken away.
The house is now a mess, so Kevin tidies it up and (9) _____ (wait) for his parents.
They are coming back from Paris .In the end, his (10 ) ______ (worry) parents are happy to
find that Kevin is safe.