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Life Without Limits helps you clarify what you want in every area of your life. By using Bassett’s powerful techniques you will change; therefore your life will change. You control your life. And only you can take steps to change it. Life Without Limits helps you take back your power.
Life Without Limits helps you to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment personally, professionally, and financially. Once you have defined what success means for you, you will clarify your dreams and start pursuing them.
Published in: 2001-12
Released on: 2001-12-24
Original language: English
Dimensions: 5.3*0.7*8 inches
About the Author
Lucinda Bassett is the founder and CEO of one of the most successful self-help companies in the country, the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Inc. Author of the national bestseller From Panic to Power, Lucinda Bassett produces and hosts the award-winning infomercial, Attacking Anxiety. She has shared her techniques with such clients as McDonalds, Chrysler, and AT&T. She has appeared on numerous talk shows, including Oprah and The View, and been featured in Family Circle, Reader’s Digest, and many more.
This book has helped me to gain hope and courage to cope with all my fears and worries. Lucinda writes with such a great understanding and sympathy. She herself had problems with panic and worry. Her positive thinking tips are easy to follow. I don’t get lost in a lot of mental problems. It’s as if she were holding your hand, sitting right beside you, cheering you on! I believe I can do anything I set my mind to after reading this book. However, there are some other readers holding the contrary views.
21. What is Life Without Limits about?
A. It encourages readers to realize their dreams.
B. It describes how hard the actual life is.
C. It shows readers what Lucinda Bassett is.
D. It implies it is hard to control your life.
22. Lucinda Bassett works as all the following except _______.
A. hostess B. writer C. teacher D. businesswoman
23. We can conclude from the last paragraph that _______.
A. Lucinda has made a lot of money from the book
B. all the customers have some mental problems
C. all the customers don’t agree with what Lucinda wrote
D. Lucinda talks with the customer face to face
Being young is associated with all the good things in life—beauty, hope, and energy. But youth also has negative associations—impulsiveness, trouble-making, and irresponsibility. This negative side seems to be what society focuses on more, which is why young people have mostly been considered as idle and difficult.
But when it comes to Generation Z—those born between 1996 and 2010—this stereotype doesn’t seem to apply anymore.
In Japan, for example, Gen Z-ers are less likely to buy on impulse, but take into consideration more a product’s true value. “They’re looking at the companies, not just the products,” Masahiko Uotani, CEO of Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido, told Bloomberg. “They’re asking, ‘Are they really delivering value to the society? Are they promoting diversity and inclusion?’”
Gen Z-ers are also more grounded than we’ve expected them to be. According to a recent survey by Bank of America, more than half of young adults aged between 18 and 23 said they were planning to buy a house within five years. And they’re not just saying it—they are willing to make sacrifices for it, including getting a second job and saving money for down payment instead of spending it on a vacation.
“Despite their young age, this group is pragmatic and actively planning for their future,” D.Steve Boland, head of Consumer Lending at Bank of America, told USA Today. “They have a clear vision how they are willing to help themselves in order to make it happen.”
Social issues are also at the center of concern of Gen Z-ers, who take themselves as a changing force of the world. In India, for example, young people who have just reached the voting age are eager to vote for a new leader who is capable of solving problems that matter the most to them, including pollution, unemployment and women’s safety.
As a Gen-Zer yourself, what is your plan for the future?
24. What do the underlined words “this stereotype” in paragraph2 refer to?
A. Being young is good.
B. Gen Z-ers are born after 1996.
C. The traditional poor impressions on the youth.
D. The associations with young people.
25. We can infer from the third paragraph that _____________.
A. Gen Z-ers in Japan are picky B. The Gen Z-ers are self-centered
C. The Gen Z-ers care little about products D. The Gen Z-ers are wise when shopping
26. What’s Steve Boland’s attitude to the Gen Z-ers?
A. Approving. B. Negative. C. Indifferent. D. Critical.
27. Which of the following words may best describe the Gen Z-ers?
A. Confident and independent. B. Visionary and responsible.
C. Persistent and down-to-earth. D. Active and creative.
Move over, helicopter parents! “Snowplow(扫雪机) parents” are the newest reflection of an intensive(强化的) parenting style that can include parents booking their adult children haircuts, texting their college kids to wake them up so they don’t sleep through a test, and even calling their kids’ employers.
Helicopter parenting, the practice of wandering anxiously near one’s children, monitoring their every activity, is so 20th century. Some rich mothers and fathers now are more like snowplows: machines moving ahead, clearing any difficulties in their children’s path to success, so they don’t have to suffer failure, frustration(挫折) or lose opportunities.
It starts early, when parents get on wait lists for excellent preschools before their babies are born and try to make sure their kids never do anything that may frustrate them. It gets more intense when school starts: running forgotten homework to school or calling a coach to request that their children make the team.
Rich parents may have more time and money to devote to making sure their children don’t ever meet with failure, but it’s not only rich parents practicing snowplow parenting. This intensive parenting has become the most welcome way to raise children, regardless of income, education, or race.
Yes, it’s a parent’s job to support the children, and to use their adult wisdom to prepare for the future when their children aren’t mature enough to do so. That’s why parents hide certain toys from babies to avoid getting angry or take away a teenager’s car keys until he finishes his college applications.
But snowplow parents can take it too far, some experts say. If children have never faced a difficulty, what happens when they get into the real world?
“Solving problems, taking risks and overcoming frustration are key life skills,” many child development experts say, “and if parents don’t let their children experience failure, the children don’t acquire them.”
28. What do we know about snowplow parenting?
A. It appeared before helicopter parenting.
B. It costs parents less than helicopter parenting.
C. It was a typical phenomenon of the 20th century.
D. It provides more than enough services for children.
29. What does the fourth paragraph mainly say about snowplow parenting?
A. Its cost. B. Its benefits. C. Its popularity. D. Its ending time.
30. Why does the author mention parents’ taking away car keys?
A. To show teenagers are no better than babies.
B. To advise teenagers not to treat their cars as toys.
C. To advise parents not to buy cars for their teenagers.
D. To show it’s correct to help children when necessary.
31. What’s the possible result of snowplow parenting according to the experts?
A. Children lacking problem-solving ability in reality.
B. Children mastering more key life skills than parents.
C. Children gaining great success in every aspect of life.
D. Children meeting no problems or frustration after growing up.
The Great Depression that followed the stock market crash of 1929 saw hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work. In the years of great fear and depression, a lot of American citizens looked desperately to the federal government for assistance. Of all the programs designed by President Roosevelt when he took office in 1932, few were more criticized—or had more lasting impact—than the Work Projects Administration, better known as the WPA.
The intention of the WPA, which functioned from 1935 to 1943, was to design and administer public works projects to help relieve unemployment. The majority of these projects involved historic or artistic attempts. The WPA’s Writers Project, for example, was responsible not only for such practical works as state guidebooks but also for the collection of historically valuable oral histories. Over 2,900 of these records were collected in 24 states. They provide an irreplaceable firsthand account of people’s diets, customs, celebrations, and political and religious beliefs at the time.
The artworks created through the Federal Arts Project are one of the WPA’s most lasting achievements. Out-of-work painters, both famous and unknown, created paintings that beautified schools, libraries, and government buildings, WPA photographers traveled across the country recording the hardships of life on small rural farms. When the United States entered World War Ⅱ in 1941, WPA artists were enlisted to produce posters supporting the war effort. Many WPA artworks, including hundreds of small drawings picturing scenes of everyday life, still exist today.
32. When did the Work Projects Administration begin to work?
A. In1929. B. In1932. C. In1935. D. In 1943.
33. What can be inferred about the WPA?
A. It was made up of several components.
B. It was President Roosevelt’s favorite project.
C. It played an important role during World War Ⅱ.
D. It trained artists before sending them out to work.
34. How does the author mainly develop this text?
A. By examples. B. By comparison.
C. Through a true story. D. Through a persuasive argument.
35. What’s the main idea of the text?
A. President Roosevelt designed the WPA.
B. The WPA helped relieve unemployment.
C. WPA artists painted pictures in schools and libraries.
D. The WPA produced many valuable and lasting works.
Guide for Teenagers
The teenage years can be tough, and it’s normal to feel sad every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. 36
Try not to isolate yourself.
When you’re depressed, you may not feel like seeing anybody or doing anything. Just getting out of bed in the morning can be difficult, but isolating yourself only makes depression worse. 37 Spend time with friends, especially those who are active.
Keep your body healthy.
Making healthy lifestyle choices can do wonders for your mood. Ever heard of a “runners high”? Physical activity can be as effective as medications for depression, so get involved in sports, ride your bike, or take a dance class. Any activity helps! 38 As for food, make sure you’re feeding your mind with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Avoid alcohol and drugs.
You maybe try drinking or use drugs in an effort to escape from your feelings and get a “mood boost”, even if just for a short time. However, substance use can not only make depression worse, but can cause you to become more depressed. 39 You will need special treatment for your substance problem.
Stress and worry can lead to depression. Talk to a teacher if exams or classes seem overwhelming. In addition, if you have a health concern you feel you can’t talk to your parents about, see a doctor. A health professional can help you approach your parents and guide you toward appropriate treatment. If you’re dealing with relationship, friendship, or family problems, talk to an adult you trust.
A. Even a short walk can be beneficial.
B. Turn to your parents for help.
C. As you get out into the world, you may find yourself feeling better.
D. In short, drinking and taking drugs will make you feel worse—not better—in the long run.
E. The more exercise you do, the healthier you will be.
F. Help is available and you have more power than you think.
G. Ask for help if you are stressed.
Donald lived in three different foster homes and changed schools with each move. The experience left him 41 and often dropping out of school, making Donald lose all 42 for school. Then he 43 Mr. Felipe, the CIS site coordinator(协调员) at his school.
Mr. Felipe 44 developed a plan to meet Donald’s needs. He 45 school supplies and clothes for Donald and encouraged him to join the schools karate(空手道) program. After months of working with Mr. Felipe, Donald’s 46 changed. He became more 47 and optimistic. He 48 making friends at school and building 49 with his teachers and classmates. Meanwhile, his grades 50 as well.
“My mom has 51 that my attitude has changed a lot, and my grades are much better too. I like to come to the CIS classroom because it is 52 to be here. Mr. Felipe gives us snacks and provides school supplies for us. We work in the garden and we get the 53 we need to study and do our homework. I feel happy and motivated when I come to this 54 .”
For Donald, Mr. Felipe is the person who changed his life. “I was in foster care when I was 4-5 years old and was 55 from my brother for part of the time. I’m back with my family now and happy to have them in my 56 ,” said Donald. “But I still 57 that time and the bad depression I felt. At school, art and football helped me forget and let it all 58 . It is Mr. Felipe who helped me when I was 59 . Because of him I became more serious about 60 and work in general.”
41. A. curious B. depressed C. satisfied D. innocent
42. A. reason B. chance C. confidence D. motivation
43 A. met B. found C. led D. urged
44. A. suddenly B. immediately C. strangely D. actually
45. A. mentioned B. tried C. purchased D. reserved
46. A. attitude B. study C. ambition D. future
47. A. ambitious B. generous C. flexible D. outgoing
48. A. missed B. continued C. resisted D. began
49. A. networks B. targets C. relationships D. trends
50. A. shrank B. changed C. improved D. erupted
51. A. noticed B. argued C. claimed D. hoped
52. A. outstanding B. fun C. challenging D. bearable
53. A. tool B. help C. money D. love
54 A. program B. design C. experiment D. research
55. A. put away B. knocked off C. split up D. turned down
56. A. profession B. life C. emotion D. experience
57. A. treasure B. manage C. keep D. remember
58. A. go B. heal C. flow D. tolerate
59. A. angry B. concerned C. upset D. ambiguous
60. A. hobbies B. relaxation C. sports D. school
Today, Mount Qomolangma’s peak is not a lonely place any more. Over 3500 people have 61 (successful) climbed the mountain over the past years. Meanwhile, climbers have complained about 62 (wait) for hours in the bottlenecks.
In fact, the dangerous 63 (crowd) aren’t the only problem. All those climbers need 64 (bring) a lot of gear(装置) and much of them ends up being left on the mountains, becoming the world’s 65 (tall) rubbish dump.
But the good news is 66 some mountaineers are overtaking it to clean up Qomolangma. Mountaineers Paul and Eberhard are part of Eco Everest Expedition which has been cleaning up rubbish since 2008. So far they 67 (collect)over 13 tons of garbage.
Some of that rubbish is even being used for 68 higher purpose. As part of the Mount Everest 8844 Art Project, a group of 15 artists Nepal collected 1.5 tons of garbage. They’ve changed the cans and oxygen tanks into74 piece of art that have are exhibited 69 Nepal’s capital. Part of the profit from sales 70 (be) available for the Everest Pakeers Association which has helped collect rubbish of the mountain.
61. successfully 62. waiting 63. crowds 64. to bring 65. tallest
66. that 67. have collected 68. a 69. in 70. is
64.考查固定短语。句意：所有的登山人员都需要带很多的装备，这些装备中有很多最终都被留在了珠峰上，成为世界上最高的垃圾场。根据固定搭配need to do sth（需要做某事）可知，此处应该用不定式形式。故填to bring。
66.考查表语从句。句意：但好消息是一些登山者现在正在从事清扫珠穆朗玛峰的工作。分析句子机构可知，此处是表语从句，从句some mountaineers are overtaking it to clean up Qomolangma的句子成分和句意都是完整的，所以用连接词that。故填that。
67.考查时态。句意：到目前为止，他们已经收集了超过13吨垃圾。句中so far（到目前为止）是现在完成时的标志词，主语是they，故用have done。故填have collected。
Everyone has a dream. We are on the way to achieve it whether the way is smooth or toughly. As Senior 3 student, I have the same dream as my classmates that I can be admitted to an ideal university. In the past three years, I have done everything I can to equip myself with that I have learnt from my teachers. Not only have I enjoyed the pleasure of study but also I have got closer to my dream. Anxious and pressure did discourage from me at times. Besides, with the encouragement of my teachers and classmates, I think I’ll make it.
I’m sure that there has still a long way to go to achieve my dream. No matter how challenged it is, I’ll make it come true. As the proverb said, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
【答案】41-45 BDABC 46-50 ADDCC 51-55 ABBAC 56-60 BDACD
61. successfully 62. waiting 63. crowds 64. to bring 65. tallest
66. that 67. have collected 68. a 69. in 70. is
Hello, everyone! I’m Li Hua, an exchange student from China. Knowing you are interested in Chinese food, I’m very glad to tell you something about it.
For Chinese, eating is not only a way of surviving but also reveals your attitude towards life. Having a good meal, tasty and healthy, means happiness.
And I’d like to recommend some delicious Chinese food to you. The first is hot pot, which originates from Sichuan. When eating hotpot, you can put everything you like in the boiling water in the oven. It’s very spicy but delicious. And the next is Zong zi. It is a kind of food made by rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. And I prefer sweet Zongzi.
That’s all. Hope this can help you better understand Chinese food.