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1. What is the man waiting to do?
A. Enjoy some noodles. B. Eat some eggs. C. Drink some hot water.
2. What does the man advise the woman to do?
A. Give running another try. B. Try some of the other events. C. Talk with the P.E teacher.
3. For what purpose did the woman choose to take Spanish?
A. She wanted to be classmates with the man. B. She studied it when she was a little girl.
C. She had studied a similar language before.
4. What is Steve worried about?
A. His football. B. His lamp. C. His desk.
5. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. In a bookstore. B. In a game center. C. In a library.
6. How does the woman describe her students?
A. Diverse. B. Boring. C. Educational.
7. When does the conversation take place?
A. At the beginning of a term. B. In the middle of a term. C. At the end of a term.
8. Where was the group supposed to meet?
A. In the parking lot. B. At the movie theater.
C. At the entrance of the mall.
9. Which showing are the speakers late for?
A. The 12:00 showing. B. The 12:10 p.m. showing. C. The 1:30 p.m. showing.
10. Who is paying for the woman’s ticket?
A. Dave. B. Kate. C. Julia.
11. What is the weather like now?
A. It is windy. B. It is snowing. C. It is raining.
12. How did the woman get to the coffee shop?
A. She took a subway. B. She drove her car. C. She walked a few blocks.
13. Why did the woman come to the cafe?
A. She thought she would study well there. B. She planned to own a coffee shop someday.
C. She wanted to be surrounded by other students.
14. When do students usually have the most trouble in college according to the man?
A. During office hours. B. During the first year. C. During the last year.
15. What resource does the woman mention?
A. The writing center. B. The library. C. Tutors.
16. Where does the man think students should go for help with assignments?
A. The Center for Academic Success. B. Their network of friends.
C. The math lab.
17. What did John probably want to do when he finished school?
A. Be an engineer. B. Become a math teacher.
C. Study Modern Asian History.
18. What time did John need to be in the classroom for his English test?
A. At 8:30 a.m. B. At 9:00 a.m. C. At 4:00 p.m.
19. Why did John have ink on his shirt?
A. He did not have enough paper. B. Someone played a trick on him.
C. He fell asleep with his pen in his hand.
20. What was the terrible truth for John?
A. He had missed the test. B. He couldn’t find his car.
C. He had fallen asleep in class.
第一节 单项填空 (共15小题；每小题1分，满分15分)
21.As _____ media platforms gain more users, digital marketing, in which electronic platforms are adopted to convey information to promote sales, has become ______ priority for many global organizations.
A.the; a B.the; the C./; a D./; the
22.---What place is it?
---Haven’t you found out we ______ back where we _____?
A.are; were B.have been; are C. were; had been D.are; had been
23.He drove to the scene where the tiger was trapped _____ he was informed.
A. immediately B.quickly C.suddenly D.approximately
24.---The conference about building another bridge across the Changjiang River has come to an end, hasn’t it?
---No, it’s ____. Experts just disagree on the site.
A.under discussion B.under construction C.under consideration D.under way
25.To me public speaking was of more practical value than everything else I had studied in college because it had_____ my lack of confidence and given me the courage to deal with people.
A.wiped out B.brought out C.got out D.carried out
26.Sarah, who has just been promoted to sales manager of the international company, is responsible for the ______running of its sales department.
A. commercial B.smooth C.significant D.thorough
27.She was caught ____ make-up from the supermarket and was handed over to the police.
A. lifting B. promoting C. raising D.robbing
28.While early literacy skills are important for a child’s growth, there are some ______ question whether we are forcing our kids to read too early.
A.whose B.who C.what D.which
29.Dutch drivers caught driving a car over the legal alcohol limit _____ forced to fit their cars with “alcolocks” which can lock the engine.
A.are B.have been C.will be D.would be
30.---What can I do for you?
---Our old sheets ________, we want to buy new ones.
A. worn thin B.wearing thin
C.have been worn thin D.having worn thin
31.---The final exams are approaching, and I am afraid I can’t achieve high grades.
---You are not alone. I am _____ than you.
A.not more nervous B.no more nervous
C.no less nervous D.not less nervous
32.It is that time of the year again. Up and down the country, thousands of students in the library, attempting to cram the information necessary to ______ finals.
A.go through B.get through
C.pull through D.break through
33.The company finally breaks the limitations of traditional thought and its new designs represent a(n) _____ from the usual style.
A.dismissal B.absence C.protection D.departure
34.---Did you cheat in the exam yesterday?
---No, but for the fact that my maths teacher _______ me, I would have made mistakes then.
A.had reminded B.would reminded C.has reminded D.reminded
35.---We will win a good market share in the near future.
---What you said is just _____ if we are doing nothing.
A.a drop in the ocean B.the elephant in the room
C.pie in the sky D.a bull in a china shop
There are many theories about the beginning of drama in ancient Greece. The one most widely accepted today is based on the 36 that drama evolved from ritual. The argument for this view goes as follows. In the beginning, human beings 37 the natural forces of the world —— even the seasonal changes —— as unpredictable, and they sought through various means to 38 these unknown and dreadful powers. Those measures which appeared to 39 the desired results were then kept and repeated until they hardened into 40 rituals. 41 stories arose which explained or masked the mysteries of the rituals. As time passed some rituals were 42 , but the stories, later called myths, remained and provided material for art and drama.
Those who believe that drama evolved out of ritual also argue that those rituals contained the 43 of theater because music, dance, masks, and 44 were almost always used. 45 , a suitable site had to be provided for performances and 46 the entire community did not participate, a(n) 47 division was usually made between the “acting area” and the “auditorium.” In addition, there were performers, and, since considerable importance was 48 to avoiding mistakes in the practice of rituals, religious leaders usually 49 that task. Wearing masks and costumes, they often acted other people, animals, or supernatural beings, and imitated the 50 effect —— success in hunt or battle, the coming rain —— 51 an actor might. Eventually such dramatic representations were separated from 52 activities.
Another theory traces the theater’s origin from the human interest in 53 . According to this view, tales about the hunt, war and other things are gradually developed, 54 through the use of imitation and dialogue by a teller, and then through the assumption of each of the roles by a different person. A closely related theory traces theater to those dances that are mainly rhythmical and gymnastic 55 that are imitations of animal movements and sounds.
36. A. background B. assumption C. evidence D. theory
37. A. viewed B. employed C. imagined D. dismissed
38. A. take B. possess C. guarantee D. control
39. A. start B. conclude C. bring D. continue
40. A. usual B. direct C. convincing D. fixed
41. A. Apparently B. Actually C. Eventually D. naturally
42. A. spread B. abandoned C. followed D. celebrated
43. A. seed B. content C. myth D. history
44. A. costumes B. routines C. instructions D. performances
45. A. As a result B. In fact C. On the contrary D. Furthermore
46. A. when B. although C. unless D. before
47. A. deep B. equal C. clear D. extra
48. A. attached B. related C. committed D. dismissed
49. A. presumed B. resumed C. assumed D. consumed
50. A. unexpected B. unpredicted C. circulated D. desired
51. A. whenever B. as C. whatever D. although
52. A. social B. political C. economic D. religious
53. A. poetry B. storytelling C. novels D. dramas
54. A. at a time B. at once C. at first D. at last
55. A. or B. and C. but D. so
CCE Summer Camp in the US for Chinese Students
East and West Coast Programs
•Promote exchange and friendship between young students of China and the US.
•Deepen students’ understanding of the world.
•Broaden students’ vision and enrich students’ experience.
•Encourage pursuit of excellence in life and career.
•Cultivate good conduct and respectful behavior.
•Develop communication and leadership skills.
•Lectures including English language courses, American culture courses, SAT and TOEFL training.
•Workshops on professional and practical topics such as the college application process, SAT preparation, career planning, the code of conduct, social/business etiquette, leadership and communication skills.
•Home stay or college campus stay.
•Student exchange activities and meetings with US peers.
•Visits to US higher education institution campus, including finest liberal arts colleges and world-famous comprehensive research universities.
•Visits to educational venues such as art and science museums and libraries.
•Introduction to professional fields such as science, business and political science including visits to city halls, Silicon Valley and science labs.
•Carefully selected culture venues such as world-famous landmarks.
•Tour of selected US cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Monica, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, depending on if programs include East Coast visits.
Program time frame
From June to August during the summer.
•A US university or a US high school.
•Council on China Exchange (CCE) based in Los Angeles.
•A reliable travel agency based in Los Angeles.
•A participating Chinese high school or Chinese university.
Program contact information
Ying Cao, US Summer Program Manager
Council on China Exchange, Los Angeles
2339 Weatherford Court, Claremont, CA 91711
Email: [email protected]
56. Which of the following activities is NOT included in the programs?
A. Visiting a liberal arts college. B. Attending a lecture about social etiquette.
C. Having a workshop on career planning. D.Making a tour of Los Angeles .
57. Which of the following Chinese students have the opportunity to attend the programs?
A. Elementary students. B. Junior high school students.
C. Graduate students. D. College students.
Dating apps can be tricky to navigate, particularly when you’re trying to make out someone’s credibility. How do you know that Ben from London is really 25-years-old? Is his profile picture recent? Does he really have a puppy? Is his name even Ben? One thing you can’t cheat is your genetics, which is why a new dating app is using DNA compatibility（兼容性）as a basis for its matchmaking algorithm（算法）.
Pheramor requires all users to submit a cheek swab using a specially-created kit from which a team of in-house scientists can sequence the specific genes associated with attraction and identify which users might be sexually compatible.
The process works by isolating the 11 genes that link to our pheromones, the chemical signals that are believed to trigger sexual attraction. Combining this data with the personal information stated on users’ profiles allows the app to make very specific matches.
"Pheramor uses both your biology and your social technology; we collect your genetic data through a q-tip-like cheek swab and acquire your like, dislikes, and interests from your social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, etc,” the app’s website explains, "All of this information will be used in our proprietary algorithm, which is designed to learn your preferences.”The Houston-based app is already up and running but hopes to officially launch in February with 3,000 members.
"When we smell pheromones, what we're actually smelling is how diverse someone's immune system is compared to our own,” explains co-founder Brittany Barreto, who has a PHD in genetics, "Evolution is very strong. So we're smelling each other, trying to figure out who is the best person to mate with,” she told the Houston Chronicle.
She added that Pheramor's advanced technology digs deeper than traditional dating apps by moving past the basic info listed on most profiles, making it almost impossible for people to cheat their way to a date. Imposters might have trouble catfishing their way out of this one.
58. Which of the following is NOT concluded in Pheramaor's working process?
A. 11 genes related to pheromones should be separated first.
B. Individual info are to be collected visa social media tools.
C. Genetic samples are usually collected by medical operation.
D. Special method of calculation is used to guarantee the accuracy.
59. According to Brittany Barreto, we can conclude that _______.
A. pheromone is actually something behind different immune systems.
B. smelling is the best way for people to find companions.
C. Pheramor's advanced technology is just based on the basic info of people.
D. some traditional date apps also put an end to cheaters online.
60. The real purpose of writing this passage is to _______.
A. crack down on cybercrime. B. introduce a scientific research
C. promote a new app D. conduct a genetic experiment
It’s a brand new world — a world built around brands. Hard-charging, noise-making, culture-shaping brands are everywhere. They’re on supermarket shelves, of course, but also in business plans for dotcom startups and in the names of sports complexes. Brands are infiltrating (渗透) people’s everyday lives — by sticking their logos on clothes, in concert programs, on subway station walls, even in elementary school classrooms.
We live in an age in which CBS newscasters wear Nike jackets on the air, in which Burger King and McDonald’s open newsstands in elementary-school lunchrooms, in which schools like Stanford University are endowed with a Yahoo! Founders Chair. But as brands reach (and then overreach) into every aspect of our lives, the companies behind them invite more questions, deeper examination — and an inevitable backlash (强烈?#20174;? by consumers.
“Our intellectual lives and our public spaces are being taken over by marketing — and that has real implications for citizenship,” says author and activist Naomi Klein. “It’s important for any healthy culture to have public space — a place where people are treated as citizens instead of as consumers. We’ve completely lost that space.”
Since the mid-1980s, as more and more companies have shifted from being about products to being about ideas — Starbucks isn’t selling coffee; it’s selling community! — those companies have poured more and more resources into marketing campaigns.
To pay for those campaigns, those same companies figured out ways to cut costs else where — for example, by using contract labor at home and low-wage labor in developing countries. Contract laborers are hired on a temporary, per-assignment basis, and employers have no obligation to provide any benefits (such as health insurance) or long-term job security. This saves companies money but obviously puts workers in vulnerable situations. In the United States, contract labor has given rise to so-called McJobs, which employers and workers alike pretend are temporary — even though these jobs are usually held by adults who are trying to support families.
The massive expansion of marketing campaigns in the 1980s coincided with the reduction of government spending for schools and for museums. This made those institutions much too willing, even eager, to partner with private companies. But companies took advantage of the needs of those institutions, reaching too far, and overwhelming the civic space with their marketing agendas.
61. What does the passage intend to tell us?
A. The problems with current corporate practices.
B. The excessive presence of brands and marketing in people’s lives.
C. The importance of brands in American culture.
D. The nature of current marketing campaigns and strategies.
62. What is Naomi Klein’s attitude towards the infiltration of brands into public spaces?
A.Optimistic . B. Indifferent. C. Favorable. D.Concerned .
63. The passage suggests that most contract laborers in the U.S. ________.
A. may have trouble supporting their families financially
B. pretend to be permanent workers
C. have work conditions comparable to those of low-wage workers overseas
D. are likely to receive health benefits from their employers
64. We may infer from the last paragraph that ________.
A. inadequate federal funding facilitated the privatization of schools and museums
B. government reduced spending for schools and museums for their cooperation with companies[来C. public institutions were only too anxious to accept corporate marketing as a source of funding
D. by the 1980s, very few public institutions were not being funded by corporations
Exams never made me break out in a nervous sweat with tears threatening to ruin my already-trembling facade-but this one did. Even booking my piano exam reduced me to a blubbering mess of anxiety.
I feel permanently scarred inside churches-no longer admiring their beauty because, over the years, I have received such terrible marks from examiners hiding behind the stained-glass partitions . Despite being 15-too old, too cool to be frightened-I remember trembling inside the bathroom stalls before my tests. I wished I never had to play in front of others.
But this time, after booking my Level 8 Royal Conservatory of Music piano exam, I went back to my normal routine. A little practice here, a little practice there.
And then it happened.
My trusty, 10-year-old electric piano gave out . Middle C started to sound like an F-sharp and all other keys sounded like they were a fourth above their natural tone. Thankfully, my precious, boredom-saving buttons still worked. I could still change my piano’s settings from “piano” to “harpsichord .” I admit, it was a lot of fun banging on my wacky keys. Each note boinged like the sound on children’s TV shows when a character repeatedly runs into a wall.
Goofiness aside, I had to get my act together. I hated practising but I really wanted a good mark. When I told my father what had happened to my piano, he only glared at me with disappointment, “When I was your age, I learned to be resourceful .”
Hmm. I had a broken piano, an exam coming up in a few months and a father who refused to buy me a new piano because he wanted to teach me a “life lesson”. I finally came upon a decision: I’d practise at school.
Going to a private school had to have its benefits, so I looked for a place to play. The school had many pianos but only a few in tune. Within a few days of searching, my piano books, my artistic best friend and I headed off to a music room at every available opportunity.
I loved finding new pianos in hidden corners of the school and I laughed at the dusty old historic pianos. They really had character. I spent hours in those music rooms while my friend practised her art skills in sketching and drawing. She suffered through my annoying, repetitive scales while I looked over my shoulder once in a while and admired her work. Not only did I become a better musician, but I also managed to gain a few subpar skills as an art critic.
As my exam drew close, all the music teachers knew to look for me in the piano rooms during recess, after school and late on Fridays. In anticipation of my assessment, one of my music teachers let me perform for her as a mini practice exam. To my surprise, she was greatly impressed.
Within a few months I went from not caring about my playing to feeling actually, maybe, kind of proud of my work. And over countless hours spent in my favorite, soundproof music room, I discovered that behind the piano, I could become anyone. Talking to other people never came easy to me, but I was able to express myself through music. I became overjoyed. It was like I had developed a sixth sense, one that only musicians could understand.
When I played, my worries about what others thought of me and how I viewed myself merged to reveal who I really am. All my adolescent musings made me feel like I was in a cage, but music gave me the key. Sitting behind a piano and creating music combined the movement of my body and the inner workings of my heart.
Music had never been the love of my life but that was changing. I loved the idea of being on a stage and creating something for others to enjoy and remember. Actually, it wasn’t a something, but rather a feeling that the audience would carry outside into a world where music wasn’t the only thing that people cared for.
When the time came to play in front of an examiner, instead of fearing my judge, I feared nothing but being unable to represent all my hard work. All the anxiety I had about going up on stage dimmed, and when the lights went on, all I could think about was the marvelous journey I’d had to get here. Trilling the keys reminded me of when I’d spent nearly two hours alone in a music room, more content than I had been anywhere else. Playing the melody reminded me of the bittersweet music experiences of past years.
Many days later, I received my mark. Not only did I earn a rarely mentioned “well done” and an 82 per cent, I had rewritten what music meant to me.
Now whenever I get caught up in the daily struggle, I remember the hard work that it took to reach my goal. Whenever I feel discouraged, I never forget to look at the gleaming keys of my new upright piano. As my father always says, some lessons are just learned the hard way.
65.What made the author so stressful insides churches these years?
A. The religious atmosphere. B. The artistic performance.
C. The horrible surroundings. D. Her colorful fantasy.
66. What can be inferred according to the underlined sentence in Para 6?
A. The author's family was too poor to afford a new piano.
B. The father was quite angry about the author's bad behavior.
C. The author showed great dissatisfaction about her father.
D. The father wanted the author to address the problem independently.
67. Which of the following word has the closest meaning to the underlined word in Para 12?
A. mixed B. separated C. interacted D. exploit
68. The author changed her attitude towards music mainly because ________.
A. Her good friend accompanied her to get though hard time.
B. Her teachers treated her much more better than before.
C. Her family supported her quite well.
D. Her own understanding of musical value.
69.Which of the following indicates the change of the author's feelings?
A. Nervous -->disappointed -->angry -->calm
B. Curious -->frustrated -->hopeful --> grateful
C. Frightened-->indifferent -->passionate-->proud
D. Depressed -->satisfied -->disappointed -->peaceful
70. What might be the best title of this passage?
A. An Important Musical Test. B. A Hard but Enjoyable Life.
C. The Key to Happiness D. My Favorite Piano.
第四部分 任务型阅读 (共10小题；每小题1分，满分10分)
The expression, “everybody’s doing it,” is very much at the center of the concept of peer pressure. It is a strong influence of a group, especially of children, on members of that group to behave as everybody else does. It can be positive or negative. Most people experience it in some way during their lives.
People are social creatures by nature, and so it is hardly surprising that part of their self-respect comes from the approval of others. This instinct is why the approval of peers, or the fear of disapproval, is such a powerful force in many people’s lives. It is the same instinct that drives people to dress one way at home and another way at work, or to answer “fine” when a stranger asks “how are you?” even if it is not necessarily true. There is a practical aspect to this: it helps society to function efficiently, and encourages a general level of self-discipline that simplifies day-to-day interaction.
For certain individuals, seeking social acceptance is so important that it becomes like an addiction; in order to satisfy the desire, they may go so far as to abandon their sense of right and wrong. Teens and young adults may feel forced to use drugs, or join gangs that encourage criminal behavior. Mature adults may sometimes feel pressured to cover up illegal activity at the company where they work, or end up in debt because they are unable to hold back the desire to buy a house or car that they can’t afford in an effort to “keep up with the Joneses.”
However, peer pressure is not always negative. A student whose friends are good at academics may be urged to study harder and get good grades. Players on a sports team may feel driven to play harder in order to help the team win. This type of influence can also get a friend off drugs, or to help an adult take up a good habit or drop a bad one. Study groups and class projects are examples of positive peer groups that encourage people to better themselves.
Schools try to teach kids about the dangers of negative peer pressure. They teach kids to stand up and be themselves, and encourage them to politely decline to do things that they believe are wrong. Similarly, it can be helpful to encourage children to greet the beneficial influence of positive peer groups.
What is Peer Pressure
Concept of peer
pressure Peer pressure refers to the strong 71________ that you must do things the way other people of your age do.
It works in nearly everyone of us, and 72________ us in one way or another, good or bad.
A 73________ function of peer pressure to society Being social creatures, people expect the approval from their fellow members.
People around will affect how one lives 74________.
Peer pressure helps society function efficiently.
Influences of peer pressure on 75________ The desire to be socially accepted by one’s peers is like a drug.
Negative influences include lack of 76________ sense, criminal offences, and over-consumption.
Positive influences are good grades, team 77________ and the building-up of good 78________, etc.
To avoid the danger of negative peer pressure, kids should learn to be 79________when necessary, and say 80________ to anything that is wrong or illegal.
第五部分 书面表达 (满分20分)
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A research, which involves thousands of subjects aged 10-90, reveals that people reach different capacity peaks at different ages with teenagers blessed with good memories and the elderly possessing a large vocabulary.
The remarkable findings of the research are extremely beneficial. To begin with, clearly understanding their own strengths, people of different ages can develop their potential to the fullest. For instance, middle-aged adults have the greatest capacity to stay focused and work out arithmetic problems. What’ more, the findings will boost confidence of the aged, who find their ability in vocabulary reaching a new high.
As a teenager, I shall make the most of my memory to gain an edge over others. Skills like critical thinking and analysis can only develop on the basis of factual knowledge. Therefore, I’ll spare no effort to expose myself to books and memorize as much as possible. Hopefully, my memory peak will lay a solid foundation for my overall growth.听力材料
M: Are those noodles done yet? I’m so hungry, I could eat raw eggs!
W: Me, too. But I’m afraid they’re still cooking. It feels like I’ve been waiting for this water to boil all day.
M: I think it just seems longer because we’re so hungry.
W: What are we doing in P.E. today, John? I hope it’s not track and field again. I’m a terrible runner.
M: Not all of track and field is running, you know. Why don’t you try some of the “field” events? There’s the long jump, the high jump…
W: I studied a little French when I was younger, and I know that Spanish has some similarities, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. At least, that’s what I was thinking when I signed up for it.
M: It looks like we’ll be classmates.
W: What happened to this lamp, Steve? It looks like someone used it as a football.
M: I know. It fell off my desk last night. Do you think my parents will notice?
W: Definitely. You should send a text message and tell them about it before they get home.
W: Hey, Max! Do you know about the big game this weekend?
M: Uh…yeah, but keep your voice down. We’re supposed to be quiet in here. People are studying all around us.
W: What do you mean? It’s not like we’re in class. This is our free time.
M: How was your break? Ready for a new term?
W: It was fine, but it wasn’t long enough. I could use just one more week.
M: I hear you! How’s your new class load? What are you teaching?
W: Art History 101, the same as usual. But this year, I’m excited because my students are from different parts of the country.
M: Awesome. I’ll bet you’ll learn a lot.
W: Why are you in the lunch room? Don’t you have papers to grade?
M: No, I’m just planning tomorrow’s lesson. I got bored and decided to come see what’s in the fridge.
W: Well, there’s nothing in there yet. It’s only the first day of school.
W: Where are Jim and Kate? We’ve been waiting here forever. We were all supposed to meet here at noon by the entrance.
M: Yeah, they’re in the parking lot. And Dave and his wife Julia are right behind them. What time does the movie start?
W: In ten minutes, but since everyone is late, we might have to see another movie.
M: There is another showing at 1:30, so we can shop here for a while and then head up to the fifth floor.
W: OK. You get the tickets, and I’ll wait here for the rest of them. Do you have enough money for the tickets?
M: Actually, no. I only have enough for myself and one other person. What about you?
W: Dave’s wife is paying for me. So, I guess we’re stuck here.
M: I guess it would have been easier to have just gotten a ride with them…
M: Look outside, Hannah. It’s only raining now, but the temperature is supposed to drop. The streets will be icy if it gets cold enough.
W: I think the rain will turn to snow soon, actually. I wonder if I should put the snow chains on the tires before I leave.
M: Let me check the weather report. If it’s going to snow, you may want to think about just staying here.
W: I can’t stay in this café all night, Hank. And you shouldn’t either.
M: Well, I only have to walk a few blocks and I’ll be home. What are you going to do? It’s safer for you to take the subway.
W: I suppose I should have stayed home. I don’t know why I always feel like I can study better in a coffee shop. It’s a little crazy, isn’t it?
M: Not really. Look around you. This place is full of desperate students like us.
W: Well, if we ever get to graduation, I’m going to save up my money and buy a coffee shop in a college town.
M: That’s a great idea. But first, we have to survive this storm.
W: Welcome back to Valley High, Aaron. It’s been two years since you visited us, and you’re almost finished with college. Can you give the students some tips on how to succeed in college?
M: Uh, I will try. I think it’s important to take control of your schedule in the first year. Nobody will tell you when to do your homework, so you have to take charge. And of course, you need a good network of friends. It’s important to choose friends who also have good study skills. Otherwise, you’re doomed!
W: And what causes most new college students to fail?
M: Well, in addition to falling behind on their work and spending too much time on social activities, I think students also get in trouble when they don’t use the university’s resources.
W: You mean, like the library?
M: Well, yes. I’m also talking about services that can help students succeed. For example, the office for academic success can help you find tutors. Or you can visit the writing center or the math lab if you need help with an assignment. And of course, all professors have office h ours. You should take advantage of those when you are confused or get behind.
It was midnight, and John was studying for his last test. He had many classes, and getting the highest score was important to him. He knew that doing well in high school was important. He had stayed awake every night during final exams to make sure he could succeed.
On Monday night, he had worked on chemistry until 8:00 the next morning, just in time for his chemistry final. On Tuesday night, he had reviewed Modern Asian History until 4:00. On Wednesday night, he worked on his mathematics. He wanted to get the highest score possible on that test, because engineers must know math well. But on Thursday night, when he was studying for his English test, he began to fall asleep. His head was resting on his textbook, and his pen had made a big ink spot on his shirt. He had slept until 8:30, and he had only thirty minutes to get to the classroom. He put on his glasses and ran to the school. When he got there, there were no cars in the parking lot. The gates were closed. He looked at his smart phone and saw that all his friends had sent him messages. That was when he realized the terrible truth — he had slept longer than he had thought. It was the weekend, and the English test was over!
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