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My teachers asked me to see a speech expert in school.
I'd never 1 my speech before. If other people 2 me, it was good enough.
Before testing me, the speech expert asked, "what do you think of having good speech?" I told her it was not __3___.
" Well, when you are in an interview for a job, and ___4____ don't understand what you are saying, what are they going to say to you?"
" Nice meeting you, goodbye." She said.
Maybe she was ___5____ , I thought. So I took ___6___ each week with the expert.
After she tested me, she told me that I spoke too ___7____ and didn't keep enough eye contact (交流).
I had __8___ keeping eye contact with people. I learned that when I give someone eye contact, it means that I am talking to him or her, and I can see a reaction(反应), too.
In my first class, I found that I used to speak too fast. ___9____ I spoke too fast, the expert stopped me and asked asked me to say it again. __10____, I stopped at the end of every sentence. Later, I felt my speech slow down. I don't know if people understood me better, but my friends stopped asking me to say things again.
Speech is an important skill to have. If you have a good speech, that's good, but if you don't have it, it's time to improve.
1. A. heard of B. looked through C. asked for D. thought about
2. A. understood B. encouraged C. respected D. accepted
3. A. possible B. difficult C. important D. polite
4. A. you B. they C. we D. I
5. A. kind B. nice C. right D. wrong
6. A. classes B. exercises C. tests D. photos
7. A. slowly B. fast C. carefully D. loudly
8. A. excuse B. experience C. progress D. trouble
9. A. Although B. If C. when D. While
10. A. In fact B. At least C. At once D. At first
There once was a farmer who grew the best corn ih his town. One year, a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned _______ interesting about how he grew it. The reporter _______ that the farmer often gave his good corn seeds(种子) to his neighbors.
" Why do you give your good seeds to your neighbors?? They will compete with (与…竞争) you!" the reporter asked.
" Why , sir?" said the farmer. " don't you know? The wind picks up pollen(花粉) from the corn and blows it from field to field. If my neighbors grow bad corn, the bad pollen will have a bad influence on my corn. Only when my neighbor's corn _________, my corn will improve".
It is the same with our lives. Those who choose to live in peace must help their _____ to live in peace. Those who choose to live in peace must help others to live well. And those who choose to be _______ must help others to find happiness, fr the happiness of each is related to the happiness of all.
Key: 1-5 DACBC 6-10 ABDCD
something found/ learned improves neighbors happy