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第十六周英语作业  

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第十六周英语作业

一、摘抄、背诵、默写Unit 9 Section B摘记。要求:认真摘抄到摘记本,划出重难点,注出自己的理解读出声音让家长听到;没去家长处背诵过关,家长不要签名。默完后用红笔批改并订正在默写内容的后面。孩子完成后,请家长在默写纸右上角签名:已背已默+家长姓名+日期(年月日)。另外一份空白默写纸返校时带来;

 

二、背诵并默写Units 1-9句型(默在Units 1-9句型复习默写纸上);

 

三、周日晚自修在校完成一份词汇专项练习;

 

四、认真阅读第十三期《二十一世纪报》,不会的单词注上中文和音标,不太理解的句子用下划线标出,读通文章,背诵重点句型或词组,为下周二的测试做好准备

 

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Social media friends

How important is social media for teenagers today? Although they may have become a part of teenagers’ lives, teenagers still consider real-life relationships far more important than online ones, according to a recent online survey in the UK.

   The findings come from British company ComRes, which surveyed 1,015 British teenagers aged 15 to 18 online.

   The survey shows that British teenagers are keen social network users. Only 1 percent of people said they never checked social networks. They also actively make friends on social media. One-third of the teenagers have met someone in person they originally met through social media.

But when asked which group of friends is more important to them, most people chose friends they knew in person.

    Like their peers in the UK, Chinese teenagers also widely use social networks. A 2012 report by China Youth & Children Research Center shows that over 90 percent of the Chinese youth have social media accounts.

    But Chinese teenagers seem not so active in making friends through social media. One of the concerns is security (安全).

    “It’s not safe to talk to strangers online,” Pan Jiachen, a 14-year-old Beijinger said. “I wouldn’t really befriend anyone that I don’t know from someone else.”

    Dr Emma Short, a psychologist (心理学家) at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK, also expressed her worry over the number of British teenagers meeting up with people they first befriended online.

     “It’s not safe because they may not be who they say they are,” she said. “You know nothing about them apart from the conversation you’ve had online – which is a very small part of the person they may be.”

    Other numbers from the ComRes survey

25% of teenagers said they were addicted (上瘾的) to social media but 62% thought their friends were instead.

25% wished they could give up social media.

13% said their online friends knew them better than their real-life friends.

51% of the people said they felt it important to check a message as soon as it came through.

Thanks for Turkey Day

What was the last thing you felt grateful for? Here is a special day for you to say thanks. The day is Thanksgiving. It is about expressing your gratitude to the important people and all the good things in your life.

    Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US and Canada. In the US, it falls on the fourth Thursday of November every year. This year it is on Nov 27. Kids are happy because they get the day off school. They have time to stay with family and, more importantly, enjoy a big dinner.

    Like China’s Spring Festival, preparing a big meal and bringing the family together at home is a long-standing tradition of Thanksgiving.

    Turkey is the most traditional food of the dinner. Ever since Thanksgiving was made an official holiday in 1863 in the US, turkey has always been on the menu.  This is why Thanksgiving is also called Turkey Day. Parents usually stuff (填塞) the turkey and then roast () it in an oven. This gives you juicy meat with a rich flavor. But as time has passed, many families now prepare this traditional dinner in new ways, such as deep-frying or smoking the turkey.

     Many other foods also come with the main dish. Pumpkin pie is a popular dessert for the day. The largest pumpkin pie has a recorded weight of 3,699 pounds (1,678 kilograms) in 2010 in the US. People also eat sweet potatoes with brown sugar or maple syrup (枫糖浆). What a sweet taste!

    With so much food, the meal usually starts early in the afternoon. It may last a few hours until everyone is stuffed with turkey.

    However, one should never forget to express what he or she is thankful for.   as the proverb goes: Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.

Traditions of Thanksgiving

Breaking the wishbone (如愿骨)

The wishbone is a V-shaped bone in the breast meat of a turkey’s chest. After roasting, the wishbone becomes dry and brittle (脆的). Two people take each end of the bone, make a wish, and then pull. It is said that whoever ends up with the larger part of the bone will have good luck.

The turkey pardon (赦免)

Every year, there are more than 45 million turkeys that are cooked and eaten in the US. But two lucky turkeys are released on that day: National Thanksgiving Turkey and the alternate (代替的) turkey (in case something happens to the official turkey). At a White House ceremony, the US president will give them an official “pardon” by patting one of them on the head. Then, they will live happily on a farm.

Helping others

Many people in the US use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the poor. Some people volunteer to serve food at homeless shelters (收容所) on Thanksgiving Day. Others donate to shelters or hold events for collecting canned food and help those in need.

Did you know?

The first Thanksgiving was in 1621. When the early Europeans settled in the US, they experienced a hard winter without food. Luckily, with the help of Native American Indians, the Europeans got a big harvest later. So they had a great meal with Native American Indians and thanked God for their good luck. The celebration lasted for three days.

Can we have too many friends?

How many friends do you have? Making a lot of friends makes you popular at school. Also, whenever you want to find someone for help, there is always a certain friend there. Now scientists suggest that parts of the brain in those with a higher number of friends are larger than those with fewer friends.

Scientists have studied the connection between brain size and social interactions (互动) on monkeys. They found that parts of the brain in more sociable monkeys were larger. They were better at predicting the intentions (意图) of other monkeys.

As for humans, the researchers at McGill University, Canada, studied the differences between those with larger social groups, and those with smaller groups. The researchers studied 18 people. In order to find out the size of each person’s social group, the people were asked how many social interactions they’d had in the past month.

Then researchers looked at brain scans (扫描). They found that, just like monkeys, parts of the brain in humans with larger social groups were larger.

Although long-term studies are needed to figure out whether social interaction caused these changes in the brain, scientists were sure about one thing: Some brain regions that are larger suggests other regions might be smaller, lead scientist Mary Ann Noonan said to LiveScience.

For example, if you’re spending a lot of time with friends, you won’t have much free time to learn other skills, such as playing the piano, Noonan said. These parts of the brain stay small.

Having too many friends is not always good. What’s more, it’s difficult to maintain a lot of meaningful relationships. Maybe we should stick to a smaller, but closer, group of friends.

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