Despite being asked to stay safe during the outbreak(爆发) of the novel coronavirus(新型冠状病毒), students and teachers across the country can keep themselves busy with classes online.
A student used a mobile phone to attend an online class at home in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in April. His home was recently connected to the Internet.
DingTalk, a virtual workplace developed by Alibaba Group, held online classes for about 50 million students nationwide, from primary to high school level.
Physics teacher Zhao Chuanliang gave an online class to his students at Henan Experimental Middle School in Zhengzhou on Sunday.
I am writing to report my online lessons.
Imagine that you’re going for a walk in a forest when you come upon a guy furiously sawing down a tree.
“What are you doing?” you ask.
“I am sawing down a tree,” comes the curt reply.
“How long have you been at it?”
“Four hours so far, but I’m making progress,” he says, sweat dripping form his chin.
“You saw looks very dull,” you say. “Why don’t you take a break and sharpen it?”
“I can’t, you idiot. I’m too busy sawing.”
From Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
The Youngest Skier To The South Pole
On Friday December 9th, a 16-year-old skier, Ameba Hempleman-Adamsreached the South Pole with her father after skiing 97 miles and spending 17nights on the ice. On the final day they skied 14 miles and afterwards Ameba said she felt “elated and tired” on reaching the South Pole.
“The biggest challenges were the freezing cold and eating only dried food. The best bit has been experiencing what Dad does on expeditions (探险). It’s the first time I’ve been on a difficult long journey with him and now I know what it’s like. The trip brought me closer to Dad, but I also had to put up with his snoring (鼾声) which was terrible.”
She added, “Would I do it again? I’m not sure. I’ll have to think about that after a few nights’ sleep! At times it’s been really hard: I’ve got aching shoulders, and my back’s been sore from pulling my sledge (雪橇), I’ve got blisters (水泡) on my feet from the boots and I’ve got a cold burn on my nose from my sunglasses. 43 ”.
She said the most extraordinary part of the trip had been the breath taking scenery and the sense of isolation in the Antarctic landscape. “I’ve really missed my friends while I’ve been away and want to thank them for all their messages of support.”
Friends and relatives who posted comments on Ameba’s expedition website paid tribute (致敬) to her positive attitude which, they said, would be an inspiration to others.
Her father, David, said “Ameba has done amazing well. I’m proud of her. She showed real determination. She was tough and she pulled her sledge the whole way. It was a special experience to share those 97 miles with her.”
假如你是建华中学的学生王新，在网上看到了Ameba的故事，决定给她写封邮件，交流分享你的想法。内容包括：1. 你对她的旅行有何看法并说明原因；2. 分享你的旅行经历。
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Help Hermit Crabs
Hermit crabs are nature’s recyclers. They eat waste and help keep oceans and shores clean. Unlike other crabs, the hermit crab has a thin outer shell over its soft tail. This makes the hermit crab easy prey for hungry predators (天敌). Hermit crabs stay safe by living in old seashells. A hermit crab is picky (狡猾); it tries on many shells until it finds one that fits just right. In recent years, however, many hermit crabs have had trouble finding their perfect homes. What is the problems There are not enough shells to go around!
One reason for the seashell shortage is that ocean water is not as clean as it once was. This has caused chemical changes to sea water. Some sea animals, like snails, are affected by these changes. Now there are fewer snails making shells. People visiting the beach often take shells home as souvenirs (纪念品). This is another problem. Other people even take shells for their own pet hermit crabs! They do not realize that hermit crabs in the wild need those shells too.
Now people are working to solve this hermit crab housing shortage. They are teaching beach-Boers to leave seashells where they belong--at the seashore! Some people even make fake seashells that they hope the hermit crabs will like. For example, a group called Project Shelter invited people who visited their website to create different designs for hermit crab shells.
These designers had a lot to consider. What kind of material should be used to build a seashells. The material must be light enough for the hermit crab to carry, but strong enough to protect the crab from predators. The man-made shells could not contain glue or any other substance (物质) that might harm a hermit crab. Another challenge with building a hermit crab home was the opening to the shell. Too big would mean the crab would not feel safe. Too small would be uncomfortable, and the crab would not want to move in.
The Project Shelter shells are placed in the wild for hermit crabs to find. Lucky hermit crabs can move into these new dream homes.
I am Li Hua.an exchange student from China. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I am so looking forward to my college life. I have pictured it thousands of times in my mind. The free lifestyle and lively parties are always appearing in my mind. The great expectation of campus life endows me a lot of passion to keep studying After one year's study I would find my lifestyle.
The first thing for me is to learn more knowledge. Most students find a way to release themselves and skip or sleep in the class. They think study is just the task, so they give up improving themselves and take part in all kinds of activities, which bring them great joy. The wrong conception about college stage makes most students miss the best time to equip themselves with sills. I realize my job and dare not to loosen study.
I am a high school student. I am a little overweight and I am embarrassed about that. I do not like going out any more for some people often laugh at me behind my back when I go for a walk. Certainly, I do not feel comfortable going to the gym to work out. Instead, I prefer to exercise at home, and it seems that I am always going on a diet. However, no matter what I do, my efforts to lose weight always end in failure.
And I do worry that my weight might damage my health. I’m not sure whether I should take weight-loss pills. There is news about a Canadian actress who suffered liver failure because of taking those pills.
What do you think I should do?
It was a cold December day． After saying goodbye to his neighbor， David， Tom set out for a run with his dog， Taz．As a professional athlete， Tom often went for training runs by himself， and had done this particular route many times before， but that day something unusual happened to him．
About an hour later， Tom hit some black ice． He found himself slipping down the rock face， which became steeper and steeper （陡峭的）until suddenly he was in free fall． He fell 60 feet into the canyon （峡谷），landing on grass and dry branches． If he'd missed them， there was no way he would have survived． He could feel his legs，so he knew he wasn't paralyzed （瘫痪的），but he was in great pain． Taz had managed to find his way back to Tom， so Tom knew there must be a way out of the canyon， but he couldn't stand or even crawl （爬行）． He later learned that he had broken his pelvis （骨盆）．
Tom shouted for help， and tried to pull himself forward． Every inch was an effort． It took him five hours to go a quarter of a mile． Eventually it got so dark that he couldn't see where he was going． He decided to stay next to a river which he could drink some water from． All he had on him were his jogging clothes， a water bottle， two boxes of medicine， a bar of chocolate， and a shower cap which adventure racers often wear to prevent heat loss．
At night， the temperature dropped below freezing． Tom couldn't go to sleep or he would die， so he stayed awake lifting his head a few inches，over and over． Throughout the night，Taz curled up next to him and kept him company． The next morning， he couldn't move any more． He tried to stay positive． He was sure somebody would find he was missing or hear him screaming for help． But there was nobody around．
As time went by， Tom felt himself growing weaker and he knew he must take action，
About three hours later， Taz returned and Tom heard an engine in the distance．
Recently, I told my 7-year-old grandson that I wouldn’t get to see him for a week because I was going away on business. He knows I often travel, but the “business” part caught his attention.
“Can’t you write your articles at your house?” he asked. He knows I write some articles each week. “I’m not writing on this trip,” I said. “I’m speaking; it’s part of my job.”
For many years, my children knew me as simply their mother.
In kindergarten (幼儿园), when asked to tell his class about his family, my oldest child said, “My dad teaches chemistry and coaches basketball. And my mom drives us to his games.”
My own mother worked as a waitress to put food on the table and second-hand shoes on our feet. I was proud of all she did, but I loved her most for being my mother.
The best way to think of someone is never by their job description; it’s a celebration of the reasons why they’re loved and the ways they make the world a better place.
My children lost their father to cancer when they were just becoming adults. They admired him greatly as a teacher and a coach. But they loved him most for simply being their dad.
We are defined ( 界 定 ) not only by our job, but also how we treat people we work with and
deal with along the way.
I’m thankful for my job. But I’d like to be known to my family and friends and myself for the reasons that they love me and the ways I try to make their world a better place.
（1）根据短文内容，用自己的语言以第一人称写一篇 60 词左右的英文摘要；
On a bright, warm July afternoon, Mac Hollan, a primary school teacher, was cycling from his home to Alaska with his friends. One of his friends had stopped to make a bicycle repair, but they had encouraged Mac to carry on, and they would catch up with him soon. As Mac pedaled（骑行）along alone, he thought fondly of his wife and two young daughters at home. He hoped to show them this beautiful place someday.
Then Mac heard quick and loud breathing behind him. “Man, that’s a big dog!” he thought. But when he looked to the side, he saw instantly that it was not a dog at all, but a wolf, quickly catching up with him.
Mac’s heart jumped. He found out his can of bear spray. With one hand on the bars, he fired the spray at the wolf. A bright red cloud enveloped the animal, and to Mac’s relief, it fell back, shaking its head. But a minute later, it was by his side again. Then it attacked the back of Mac’s bike, tearing open his tent bag. He fired at the wolf a second time, and again, it fell back only to quickly restart the chase.
Mac was pedaling hard now. He waved and yelled at passing cars but was careful not to slow down. He saw a steep uphill climb before him. He knew that once he hit the hill, he’d be easy caught up and the wolfs teeth would be tearing into his flesh. .
At this moment, Paul and Becky were driving their car on their way to Alaska. They did not think much of it when they saw two cyclist repairing their bike on the side of the road. A bit later, they spotted what they, too, assumed was a dog running alongside a man on a bike. As they got closer, they realized that the dog was a wolf. Mac heard a large vehicle behind him. He pulled in front of it as the wolf was catching up fast, just a dozen yards away now.
The car abruptly stopped in front of him
A few minutes later，the other two cyclists arrived.
3. 参考词：布袋戏：glove puppetry；民俗文化村：folk culture village