Some people think in order to be successful, one has to make enemies. Do you agree or disagree, and explain why.
Do you agree or disagree that to succeed we need to make enemies?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement. Sometimes it is necessary for us to have enemies to be successful.
I disagree, it’s not necessarily the case. First, there’re many definitions for success. To be successful is to lead a life that you intend to and enjoy, not a life necessarily with a lot of money. Say I feel that my mom is quite successful because she lives a happy life, but she obviously doesn’t have any enemies. And even for the people who are successful in career and with high social status, the effort they’ve spent along the way could be quite legitimate that wouldn’t have induced any serious conflict with others’ interests. Sure there must have been competition, but competition is common in any aspect of life which doesn’t always bring out hostile feelings. So basically I think the statement stands without solid ground.
Well, I think the sentence holds water in certain situations. There is an old saying goes like, if you have not offended anyone, you wouldn"t have achieved anything. To be successful, sometimes, you have to work really hard on your goals, so that means you are really devoted to your dreams, and have little time to consider interpersonal relations or let us say, the complex office politics. It is just impossible for everyone to like you in this world, nor do you have to strive hard to intentionally make everyone likes you. What you need to consider is to be excellent, produce good products and be valuable.
Personally, I think it is necessary to have enemies to be successful. For instance, as a student, if I know I have competitors in terms of academic performance, the peer pressure will motivate me to work hard to finish assignment, work on projects, and even stay up late to prepare for exams. Also, as a professional if I know I have my coworkers as my competitors, I will be more hardworking. I will be more patient to customers so that I can close more deals and make more profits for the company, at the same time I can enjoy a better chance to get promoted.
( ) 1. Which month is it now?
( ) 2. What is Billy probably doing now?
( )3. What will the weather be like?
( )4. What sport are they doing?
( ) 5. How many times has the man been to China in all?
A. Twice. B. Three times. C. Once.
( ) 6.When did the man arrive?
A. At 5:35 B. At 5:55 C. At 5:45
( ) 7. Which floor is the woman on now?
A. The second floor B. The third floor. C. The fifth floor.
( ) 8. Where is Sandy now?
A. In America. B. In Japan. C. At home.
( ) 9. What will the man have to do next week?
A. He will lend some money to the woman.
B. He will borrow the money from the woman.
C. He will give the money back to the woman.
( ) 10. What does the woman suggest(建议)?
A. Don’t exercise in the morning. B. Exercise just after getting up.
C. Don’t exercise so many times a day.
( ) 11. Where is Lily going for lesson?
A. Her school. B. A language school. C. An art school.
( ) 12. What is she planning to do in France?
A. To have fun. B. To improve her French. C. To learn painting.
Meals 14 at dinner Prefer a big dinner at home or restaurants
Table Manners(礼仪) Like to talk and laugh while eating at the restaurant Like to eat 15 at the restaurant.
( )13. A. Eating differently B. Eating manners C. Eating habits
( )14. A. eat well B. eat more C. eat less
( )15. A. noisily B. quietly C. comfortably
( )16. Why did the speaker go to a language school?
A. To teach English. B. To learn some English.
C. To see his friends from America.
( )17. How many days a week did the speaker go to the language school?
A. Five days. B. Six days.
C. Seven days.
( )18. What did the speaker do one day during the break?
A. Asked for something to eat. B. Thanked Alice for the cake.
C. Asked Alice a question.
( )19. What did the speaker think after Alice answered the question?
A. Alice was very helpful.
B. Alice wanted something else except a piece of cake.
C. America was really a “money” country.
( )20. Why did Alice look at the speaker with a big smile?
A. The speaker was very funny.
B. The speaker understood her in the wrong way.
C. Alice was very friendly to the speaker.
( )1. ---Is Mr. Xi Jinping _______ honest and capable man?
---Yes. And that is why he was chosen to be _______ president of our country.
A. a; a B. an; the C. the; the D. a; /
( )2. ______ he got ready to leave home, his parents came to his home.
A. While B.As C.Until D.If
( )3. Peter tried on three jackets, but ____ of them fitted him.
A. all B. none C. both D. neither
( )4. Of the seven days in a week, Saturday is said to be the most popular _______ for a wedding in some countries.
A. way B. situation C. choice D. chance
( )5. He realized his mistakes and took action to reduce the loss _______ it was too late.
A. until B. when C. before D. as
( ) 6. ---Peter is not himself these days.
---well, could you tell me________?
A. how is he feeling now B. why was he so unhappy
C. what is wrong with him D. that something worried him
( ) 7.Mr. Green was_______ with the medal______his great achievement in this field.
A. presented, because of B. protected, because
C. prepared, because of D. provided, because
( ) 8. There’s no doubt _______ Emily will be the hostess (女主持) of the New Year’s party.
A. if B. when C. what D. that
( ) 9. --- Didn’t your brother ________ go to school by bike?
--- Yes, he did. But he ________ walking to school now.
A. used to; used to B. use to; used to
C. used to; is used to D. use to; is used to
( ) 10. ---How delicious the coffee is!
---That’s right. It will taste ______ with milk.
A. bad B. well C. worse D. better
( ) 11. It’s clever _____ her to work out _____ many difficult math problems.
A. for; so B. of; such C. of; so D. for; such
( )12. ---There is somebody knocking at the door. Who________ it be?
---I’m not sure. It ________ be a postman.
A. may; must B. will; can C. can; may D. may; will
( )13. Money is important in my life, but it isn’t_______ to me.
A. everything B. something C. nothing D. anything
( )14. ---Are you going to take part in the speech competition?
--- _____. It’s too good a chance to miss.
A. No problem. B. Thanks a lot. C. Never mind. D. That’s for sure.
At the beginning of this century, medical scientists made an interesting discovery(发现): we are built not just of flesh (肌肉) and blood but also of time. They were able to show that we all have a ‘body clock’ 15 us, which controls the 16 and fall of our body energies. It can 17 us different from one day to the next.
The idea of a ‘body clock’ should not be too 18 because the lives of most living things are controlled by the 24-hour night-and-day cycle (循环). We feel 19 and fall asleep at night. We become 20 and energetic during the day. Most people will have a bad feeling if the 24-hour cycle is 21 . For example, people who are not used to working at night can find that lack (缺少) of sleep causes them to 22 badly at work.
23 the daily cycle of sleeping and waking, we also have other cycle which lasts longer than one day. Most of us would 24 that we feel good on some days and not so good on others; sometimes our ideas seem to be so active and at other times, they are not.
( )15. A. beside B. inside C. outside D. under
( )16. A. life B. offer C. use D. rise
( )17. A. show B. treat C. make D. change
( )18 A. difficult B. natural C. surprising D. frightening
( )19. A. quiet B. tired C. comfortable D. cheerful
( )20. A. regular B. serious C. lively D. clear
( )21. A. disturbed B. pushed C. restarted D. troubled
( )22. A. perform B. suffer C. count D. control
( )23 A. With B. As well as C. Except D. Rather than
( )24. A. afford B. admire C. advise D. agree
Frank Smithson woke up and got up to turn off the alarm clock(闹钟). “Oh no!” he thought to himself. “Another day at that office; a boss (老板) who shouts at me all the time.”
As Frank went downstairs, his eyes fell on a large brown envelope (信封) by the door. He was very happy when he opened it and read the letter inside. “Bigwoods Football Pools (足球赌博公司) would like to congratulate you. You have won half a million pounds(英镑).”
Frank suddenly came to life. The cigarette fell from his lips (唇) as he let out a shout that could be heard halfway down the street.
At 11:30 Frank arrived at work. “Please explain why you"re so late,” his boss said. “Go and jump in the lake,” said Frank. “I"ve just come into a little money so this is good-bye. Find yourself someone else to shout at.”
That evening Frank was smoking a very expensive Havana cigar (雪茄) when a knock was heard on the door. He rushed to the door. Outside were two men, neatly dressed in grey suits. “Mr. Smithson,” one of them said, “we"re from Bigwoods Pools. I"m afraid there"s been a terrible mistake…”
( 25. What do we know about Frank from the passage?
A. He was a lazy man. B. He was a lucky person.
C. He had made a lot of money. D. He didn"t get on well with his boss.
( )26. When he heard the knock at the door, Frank probably thought _________.
A. someone had come to say sorry to him
B. someone had come to give him the money
C. his friends had come to ask about the football pools
D. his friends had come to congratulate him on his luck
( )27. On hearing “…there"s been a terrible mistake…”, Frank was most likely to be_____.
disappointed (失望的) B. worried C. grateful D. curious
No one wants to look silly or do the wrong thing at a new job. It is important to make the right impression(印象) from the first day. You’ll face new people. You will be in a new place.
It may be difficult to know what to do. Here are five tips to help you make it through the first days at a new job:
1. First impressions can last forever. Make sure you make a good one. Before your first day, find out if your new job has a dress code (rules about what you can wear to work). If so, be sure to follow it. No matter what, always be neat and clean.
2. Get to work on time. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes to make sure you arrive on time.
3. Pay attention to introductions. One of the first things that your supervisor may do is to introduce you to co-workers. These co-workers will be important to you. They are the ones who will answer your questions when the boss is not around.
4. Ask plenty of questions. Make sure that your supervisor has told you what is expected of you. If he or she has not told you your duties, ask for a list. Set daily and weekly goals for yourself.
5. Never be the first one to leave. Watch what your co-workers do around quitting time (下班时间). It does not look good for you to be eager(急切) to leave.
( )28. Before you arrive at work, you should __________.
A. dress in a right way B. introduce yourself
C. know your duties D. know your co-workers well
( )29. According to the passage, which of the following statements is True?
A. You should be the first one to arrive at work.
B. You should ask your co-workers for your duties.
C. You should not be eager to go back home.
D. You are required to arrive 15 minutes earlier.
( )30. According to the passage, your supervisor is most likely your __________.
A. visitor B. teacher C. workmate D. leader
Have successful people ever felt sad? Do they have any “secrets” to success? The answers to these questions can be found in US president Barack Obama’s “back to school” speech. Here is an excerpt(摘录) from his speech.
I know that sometimes, you get the sense that you can be rich and successful without any hard work—that your ticket to success is through pop music or basketball or being a TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.
But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. Not all the homework will seem rather important to your life right this minute. And you may not succeed at everything the first time you try.
That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures (the opposite of success). JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was turned down 12 times before it finally came out. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots (投篮) during his career. But he once said, “I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures beat you—you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time.
No one’s born being good at things. You become good at things through hard work.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to tell when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.
And even when you’re struggling(奋斗), even when you’re discouraged (泄气), and you feel other people have given up on you—don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.
( )31.Why does Barack Obama mention (提到) JK Rowling and Michael Jordan in the third paragraph?
A. To compare these two famous persons.
B. To explain that the more failures he has, the more successful he is.
C. If you want to be successful, you should fail first.
D. To show that failure is the mother of success.
( )32. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. No one can be successful without working hard.
B. Failure can be good if you treat it in a right way.
C. Those who believe in themselves shouldn’t ask others for help.
D. One should try his best to make his dream come true.
( )33. Which of the following has the closest meaning to the underlined sentence?
A. One shouldn’t ask questions because it is a sign of strength.
B. One should believe in himself though he will face much difficulty.
C. One doesn’t have to work hard when he has failed several times.
D. One doesn’t have to ask for help because it is a sign of weakness.
What’s the most important thing for you to have in your life? Somebody mentions(提到) hard-work, others suggest knowledge, love and luck.
If you arrange the 26 English letters alphabetically(按字母表的顺序)and use numbers to represent each of them, for example, 1 for a, 2 for b, 3 for c…, you can change an English word into a number. So hard-work becomes 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98, meaning 98 is its mark; knowledge: 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96, while love:12+15+22+5=54, and luck : 12+21+3+11=47, a small mark. None of these words can give one a full mark. What about money or prayer(祈祷)? They can’t , either.
Then what else? Don’t be worried.You can always find an answer to a problem in your life, when you change your way of looking at things or doing things, or your attitude(态度).Yes, attitude is the word. See for yourself: attitude:1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100，a full mark.
Different attitudes lead to different courses of life. Most times people hope for a better life. It is possible that one will have a change for the better after one has changed one’s attitude.
When you change your manner and became friendly towards others, you’ll meet more smiling faces towards you. In the same way, if you take a positive (积极地) attitude towards failure(失败),you’ll find it’s also rewarding though it has caused you losses.
( )34. What is the mark of the word “money”?
A. 54 B. 72 C. 96 D. 100
( )35. In the writer’s opinion, what is the most important thing in a person’s life?
A. Hard-work. B. Knowledge. C. Money. D. Attitude.
( )36. According to the passage, if you meet with problems, the best way out is to _______.
A. ask for help from others B. say your prayers to God
C. change your attitude D. try maths-solving methods (方法)
( )37. From the passage we can learn that ______.
A. different attitudes come from different courses of life
B. mathematics can solve every problem easily in our daily life
C. failure sometimes can bring you good if you take a positive attitude
D. none of the English words except “attitude” equals to 100 or more
The famous ________________(direct) names are almost well known to all in China .
2. Seven ______________(twelve) of the students have been to the exhibitions.
3. What he said drove her even ________________(mad).
4. How _____________(noise) the children are playing on the playground!
5. I have no idea _______________ (是否) to stay or leave at the moment.
6. One of the ______________ (不利条件) of living in the countryside is that you can’t buy everything you want easily.
7. I’m wondering if the boy was deeply __________ (影响) by some unhealthy websites.
8. I sat _______________ (紧靠) the wall, so he didn’t notice me at all.
1. When to go climbing _______________ (decide) by us last night.
2. The police said that they _______________ (remind) parents not to let their children go out alone on TV the next day.
3. While I was watching a football match on TV, my twin brother _______________ (pack) for the next day’s trip to Qingdao.
4. Nothing much should ____________ (do) at the moment. All we can do now is to wait.
5. The goal of this lesson is ____________ (learn) how to make telephone calls in English.
6. They met happily yesterday. In fact, they ______ (not meet) each other for many years.
7. He seemed to have difficulty _______________ (control) his actions.
8. Why can’t you just believe me? I _____________(tell) you everything I know!
He prefers ____________________________________________________ letters.
I wonder how long _________________________________________ .
If you have a look at the wall newspaper, you will find that quite a few articles _____________ __________________ a poem.
His achievements __________________________________________my imagination.
It is said that the life of tigers in North China ________________________________.
The old photos often ________________________________________ thirty years ago.
Tennis is in its second life. Its first game b 1 in France. The name of the game comes from the French w 2 "tennez". The English men c 3 the game "tennis" when they watched the Frenchmen play 800 years ago.
The Englishmen liked the French game. Tennis courts were b 4 in every park, in every city, just like today. The two countries played against each other. At first they played for h 5 . Then they won money. Later people began cheating(欺骗)to get money. Three hundred years ago the game was forbidden(禁止)to s 6 the cheating. The game also d__7___. Americans found the old courts when they went to Europe 100 years ago. They learned w __8__ they could do about the game. They liked the game as the Englishmen did before. After returning home, the Americans built tennis courts. Tennis began to become p 9 in all the United States. Now it is one of the most e 10 games in the world again.
At present ,Earth is becoming __________________________________________________
1965年，一位韩国学生到剑桥大学主修心理学。在喝下午茶的时候，他常到学校的咖啡厅或茶座听一些成功人士聊天。这些成功人士包括诺贝尔奖获得者，某一些领域的学术权威和一些创造了经济神话的人，这些人幽默风趣，举重若轻，把自己的成功都看得非常自然和顺理成章。时间长了，他发现，在国内时，他被一些成功人士欺骗了。那些人为了让正在创业的人知难而退，普遍把自己的创业艰辛夸大了，也就是说，他们在用自己的成功经历吓唬那些还没有取得成功的人。作为心理系的学生，他认为很有必要对韩国成功人士的心态加以研究。 1970年，他把《成功并不像你想像的那么难》作为毕业论文，提交给现代经济心理学的创始人威尔布雷登教授。布雷登教授读后，大为惊喜，他认为这是个新发现，这种现象虽然在东方甚至在世界各地普遍存在，但此前还没有一个人大胆地提出来并加以研究。惊喜之余，他写信给他的剑桥校友当时正坐在韩国政坛第一把交椅上的人朴正熙。他在信中说，“我不敢说这部著作对你有多大的帮助，但我敢肯定它比你的任何一个政令都能产生震动。” 后来这本书果然伴随着韩国的经济起飞了。这本书鼓舞了许多人，因为他们从一个新的角度告诉人们，成功与“劳其筋骨，饿其体肤”、“三更灯火五更鸡”、“头悬梁，锥刺股”没有必然的联系。只要你对某一事业感兴趣，长久地坚持下去就会成功，因为上帝赋予你的时间和智慧够你圆满做完一件事情。后来，这位青年也获得了成功，他成了韩国泛业汽车公司的总裁。
It"s not because it"s hard for us to do it, but because we don"t dare to do something.
In 1965, a Korean student majored in psychology at the University of Cambridge. In the afternoon tea time, he came to the school to some coffee or tea successful people chat. These successful people, including Nobel laureates, some areas of academic authority and some people who created the economic miracle, these people are funny, Juchongruoqing, his success is very natural and logical. It was a long time, he found, in the country, he was deceived by some successful people. In order to let those who are business people involved, generally difficult to exaggerate their own business, that is to say, they use their own success stories to frighten those who are not successful people. As a student of the Department of psychology, he thinks it is necessary to study the mentality of successful Korean people. In 1970, he submitted his graduation thesis to Professor Will Braden, the founder of modern economic psychology, not as difficult as you thought. Professor Braden was surprised when he read it. He thought it was a new discovery. Although this phenomenon exists universally in the east or even around the world, no one has ventured it out and studied it yet. In his surprise, he wrote to his Cambridge alumni, who was sitting on the top of the Korean political chair, Pu Zhengxi. He said in the letter, "I don"t dare say how much help this work has on you, but I"m sure it can shake off any of your political orders." The book was later accompanied by the economic takeoff of South Korea. This book inspired many people, because they tell people from a new perspective, success with the "labor of their bones, their body skin hunger", "the night", "the first cantilever cone," there is no causal link. As long as you are interested in a career, it will succeed for a long time, because the time and wisdom that God gives you is enough to do a successful job. Later, the young man was also successful, and he became the president of the Korean pan industry Motor Company.
Warm reminder: a lot of things in the world can be done as long as we want to do it. The difficulties we overcome can also be overcome, without any iron will and no more skills or strategies. As long as one is still living in a simple and interesting way, he will eventually find that the creator"s arrangement for the world is a matter of time.
Faith is a powerful force. When you believe that you can succeed, you will succeed.
One day, I found a black spider in a big net between the two eaves of the backyard. The spider will fly? Or, from the eaves to the eaves, the middle one Zhang Yu wide, the first line is how to pull the past? Later, I found the spider walked many detours from one another, the knot, along the wall, step by step forward to climb, carefully, cocked tail, not to touch the ground wire of gravel or other objects, through clearing, then climbed the opposite eaves height, almost, and then tighten, later also is such.
Warm hints: Spiders don"t fly, but they can tie the net in the air. It is a diligent, sensitive, silent and tenacious insect, and its net is exquisitely made and regular, and the eight diagrams are open as if they were helped by God. This result, reminiscent of those who be scanty of words and modest wise men. So I remember that spiders don"t fly, but it keeps the net in the air. Miracles are caused by the persevering.
There was a poor man, poor life, and a rich man, poor him, had a good heart and wanted to help him get rich. The rich gave him a cow, told him to make a good start, and wait for the spring to sow the seeds, and fall away from poverty. The poor are hopeful to start fighting. But after a few days, the cattle have to eat grass, people want to eat, the days are more difficult than in the past. The poor think, it is better to sell the cattle, buy a few sheep, first kill a eat, the rest can also have a lamb, grow up and sell, can make more money.
The plan of the poor is to be fulfilled, but after eating a sheep, the lamb is slow to grow, and the days are difficult. The poor want to go on like this. It"s better to sell the sheep and buy the chicken. The speed of laying eggs is quicker. The eggs can make money immediately, and the days can be better now.
Poor planning and got it, but did not change, and hard, could not help but to kill, finally only a chicken, poor ideal thoroughly collapse. He thought, rich is hopeless, still be inferior to the chicken sold, a pot of wine, three cups, don"t worry.
Soon, spring came, and the well off rich man came to the seed with great enthusiasm. He found out that the poor were drinking with pickles, and the cattle were no longer there. The house was still poor. The rich turned around and walked away. The poor, of course, have been poor.
Many poor people have dreams, even opportunities and actions, but it is difficult to stick to it. According to an investment expert, the secret of his success is: no money, no matter how hard it is, do not invest and save. Pressure will make you find new ways to make money, and help you pay the bill.
Character forms a habit, and habits determine success.