How to Be Confident We are all human and have weaknesses. Even if your physical appearance or social skills aren’t what you wish they were, that doesn’t have to stop you from being confident.
1 _____ ★ Make a list of special talents you have, or things you do that are good—morally or otherwise. It doesn’t have to be a specific skill；it can be an approach or an attitude that you hold through life. 2 _____ Are you very patient with people? Do you always see the humorous side of things? Are you always there for your friends? ★ 3 _____When you feel strongly about something, speak loudly and clearly and make eye contact with people. People will judge you all the time ，and usually they’ll misjudge you anyway, so why bother trying to live up to their opinions at all? ★ Take care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise. Don’t abuse your body, don’t overload it, and don’t deny it any of the things it needs. At the same time, don’t obsess (沉迷)4 _____ Those things are only band-aids and make-up. Confidence es from within. In order to be confident ，you must value yourself and understand that your well-being is important. ★ Improve your posture. 5 _____ Don’t drop your shoulders. Make sure that your back is straight, your shoulders are square, and your chest sticks out slightly (but stay loose, otherwise you’ll appear stubborn and nervous). Good posture also helps with deep breathing, which helps with feeling calm and relaxed
A. But smiling at yourself in the mirror helps you to love yourself ， thus making you a bit more confident. B. Buying all the moisturizers (润肤霜） ， creams will not bring you closer to who you want to be. C. It is surprising how powerful the simple step of taking action can be. D. Do you always stay calm, cool and collected ，even in hurried situations? E. Having good posture can actually make you feel more confident. F. Know that you have important things to say and do. G. Here’s how to believe in yourself. 短文改错 I used to feeling pressured to do well in exams. I was such afraid of falling behind that I kept thinking about studying every minute of the day. The pressure makes me out of breath. To my disappointed, the more worried I was about my studies, the less effective I became。 Later， I realized I just took pressure too serious. So I tried taking things easy by taking part in various activity out of class, enjoying music and even daydreaming about fun things. To my delight, this worked! Gradually， I became more anxious about exams and began to take pleasure in my studies. Pressure cannot avoided. What counts is how to deal with properly, but above all, how to turn it into pleasure or challenge.
Without proper planning, tourism can cause problems． 71 ． If tourists create too much traffic, the inhabitants become angry and unhappy． They begin to dislike tourists and to treat them impolitely． They forget how much tourism can help the country’s economy． It is important to think about the people of a destination country and how tourism affects them． 72 ． Tourism should also improve the health and happiness of the local inhabitants． Too much tourism can be a problem． If tourism grows too quickly, people must leave other jobs to work in the tourism industry． 73 ． On the other hand, if there is not enough tourism, people can lose jobs． Businesses can also lose money． It costs a great deal of money to build large hotels, airports, first-class roads and other support facilities （设施） needed by tourist attractions． 74 ． If this room is not used most of the time, the owners of the hotel lose money． Building a hotel is just a beginning． There must be many support facilities as well, including roads to get to the hotel, electricity, sewers to handle waste, and water． 75 ． If they are not used because there are not enough tourists, jobs and money are lost． A． This means other parts of the country’s economy can suffer B． Tourism can bring a lot of benefits C． For example, too many tourists can crowd public places that are also enjoyed by the inhabitants （the people living there） of a country D． For example, a major international-class tourism hotel can cost as much as 50 thousand dollars per room to build E． All of these support facilities cost money F． Therefore, tourism plays an important part in local economy G． Tourism should help a country keep the customs and beauty that attract tourists
短文改错 My parents have decided to taking me to Britain for a visit. I am excited, hoping to make good use this opportunity. Firstly, I will talk to native speaker as much as I can to improve my English. Secondly, there were many attractions that interests me a lot, among which is Stonehenge. Besides, football, which it is popular in England, is my favorite sport. I have been dreaming of watched a live football match there but now the dream will come true. My friend, Alice, lives in London. I will probable meet her. However I do, I am sure I will have a good time.
Passage 6 The Winner’s Guide to Success How do successful people think? What helps them to make success? To find out the answers, an American scholar recently visited some of the most successful people in America. 71 Be responsible for yourself Sometimes you may want to blame others for your failure to get ahead. 72 You’re saying, “You have more control over my life than I do.” Live life “on purpose” Almost all successful people live life “on purpose”— they are doing what they believe they should and want to do. When you live your life on purpose, you’ll try your best to do your job or study as well as you can. You love what you do and you can find pleasure in what you do. Write a plan It is very difficult trying to get what you want without a good plan. 73 A good plan is like a map to you. Without this “map”, you may waste your time, money and also your energy; while with the “map” you’ll enjoy the “trip” and get what you want in the shortest possible time. Be willing to pay the price Nothing great is easy to get. So you must be ready to work hard — even harder than you have ever done. If you are not willing to pay the price, you won’t get anything valuable. Never give up 74 When you are doing something, you must tell yourself again and again: Giving up is worse than failure because failure can be the mother of success, but giving up means the death of hope. 75 Once an American writer was writing a novel. He could not have a good ending for his book until one night when he had a very good idea. He was so excited that he made a phone call to one of his best friends. “I’ve got a perfect idea,” he said, “I’ll put it down later and show it to you.” But he never did, because he died that night. His book was left without a perfect ending. So remember, do what you can right away. Never delay at all. A. It is just like trying to drive through strange roads to a city far away. B. It seems to us that everyone knows this. But it is easier said than done. C. Some people achieve success much later in life because they fail to realize earlier the importance of hard work. D. In fact, when you say someone or something outside of yourself is stopping you from making success, you’re giving away your own power. E. Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality. F. Don’t delay G. Here are some keys to success that they give. 短文改错 I have many friends so my best friend is called Li Hao. I met her about five years before in a class we attended together. Though we didn’t know each other before, but we have lots of things in common. At that time, the pressure with us to study was quite heavily. We both hoped to pass the National College Entrance Exam and entered university. She was very diligent and we both studied hard. I was good at maths while she good at English. Finally, we both did very well in the exam. As matter of fact, she gave me a lot of helps with my study. Our friendship has growing a great deal over the last five years.
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