Some people are great at remembering faces. While, there is evidence1. for some people, remembering a face can be difficult. Even for others, remembering a face may be impossible. Such people have a condition 2. (call) “face blindness”. Its actual name is Developmental Prosopagnosia, or DP 3. short.
Experts say DP can differ greatly from patient to patient. In less severe cases, people are unable to describe the face of someone they have just met. In severe cases, people cannot even recognize4. (they) own children in a group photo.
Those, 5. have DP, show no clear signs. Take Dacia for example. If you met her, you probably wouldn’t know that she suffered brain damage as a child. There would be no sign of it until you meet her 6. second time. She wouldn’t remember you at all. Dacia has mostly recovered from her 7. (injure). But now, she suffers form face blindness.
Once face blindness 8. (think) to be very rare. But recent 9. (study) have shown that it might be more common than experts thought. The study on face blindness will not directly lead to any treatments. However, it could lead to a much 10. (deep) understanding of how we all remember the world around us.
An old man was seated in the train with his 25-year-old son. As the train started, the young man was filled with much joy and 1.(curious).
He was seated on the window side. He stuck out one hand feeling the 2.(pass) air. He shouted, “Papa see all the trees are going behind”. The old man smiled and admired his son’s emotions.
There was a couple 3. were seated beside the young man. They were just sitting and listening to the conversation between the father and the son. They probably felt somewhat awkward, 4.(observe) the 25-year-old man was behaving like a small child.
Suddenly the young man again shouted, “Papa see the pond and animals. Clouds are moving with the train”. The couple was watching the young man, 5.(obvious) ashamed of him.
Now it started raining and some waterdrops touched the young man’s hand. He was filled with even more joy and he closed his 6.(eye). He shouted excitedly again, “Papa, it’s raining; the water 7. (touch) me, see papa”.
The couple couldn’t help themselves any 8.(long) and asked the old man, “Why don’t you visit a doctor and get your son 9.(treat)?” The old man said, “Yes, we have come from the hospital. Today my son got eyesight first time in10.(he) life.”
The British have many traditions but there is nothing more quintessential(典型的）than 1.(take)afternoon tea.We know the Brits have a love affair with drinking tea, 2.more than 160 million cups drunk every day,but it was the invention of afternoon tea 3. turned tea-drink into a popular pastime.
This sociable feast involves drinking good quality tea 4.(comfort)while nibbling(小口吃）on nice sandwiches,scones with jam and cream and a selection of small cakes.And,of course, it can only happen in the afternoon!Afternoon tea,which 5.(design)as a light snack to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner,dates back to the 1840s.It went on to become a 6.(fashion) social occasion for the upper classes.
Now there is a resurgence(复苏）in its 7.(popular)in the UK and it is available to anyone who can afford it. 8. it can be enjoyed at home,the best way to experience it is at a smart hotel or cafe.But if you're thinking of visiting such a place 9.(enjoy)a plate of sweet and savory treats with a steaming hot brew,remember the rules you must follow to avoid 10.(ask)to leave.
Writer Henry James once noted that"there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."I'm sure once you have tried it,you will agree.
Recently 1.Internet slang word Foxi, or "Buddhist", has become popular, encouraging young people to remain calm and peaceful and avoid conflict as much as possible, 2.other words, to live like a Buddha.
The phrase 3.(create) in Japan in 2014 to describe young men who no longer bother to follow someone else’s life path. They prefer to stay in their own world without 4.(disturb) and care little about passion and success.
Now, Chinese Internet users 5.(pair) the phrase with other words to describe a similar mindset. For example, "Buddhist students" are those 6.study just the right amount — they don’t cut class, but they don’t burn the midnight oil, either. However, some are worried about it, for they say that Foxi actually reflects the 7.(real) that young people are losing their will 8.(fight). They are pretending to keep a healthy and wise attitude toward failure 9.(simple) because they’re incapable of succeeding.
But no matter what, there is one thing that "Buddhist youngsters" should keep in mind: you may want to keep a calm mindset regarding failure, 10.you should also be passionate and positive about school, work and life.
A landlord in Maine announced he would not be collecting rent from his tenants (租户) in April due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Nathan Nichols, of South Portland, wrote on Facebook that the tenants 1. (live) in the two units he owns are service and hourly workers, who may be out of work in the coming months.
“Because I am 2. (fortune) enough to afford it and I have the privilege of being in the owner class, I just let them know I would not be collecting rent 3. April,” Nichols wrote. “I ask any other landlords out there to take 4. serious look at the situation and consider giving their tenants some rent relief as well.
Nichols’ post has more than 22,000 shares and 5. (hundred) of comments praising his 6. (decide). In an update post on Facebook, he revealed that it had inspired at least one other landlord to do the same.
He added: “Every so often, however, there is a comment from a landlord who would like 7. (help) the tenants, but 8. (simple) can’t, or from a tenant who really wishes the landlord would help him, but 9. (doubt) whether they will. To these people, I say: I don’t know your situation and I don’t want to judge that a landlord 10. is still collecting rent is somehow a bad person.”
The Duanwu Festival, known as the Dragon Boat Festival, 1. (found) in memory of Qu Yuan, who was 2. poet and minister of the state of Chu during the Warring States period (475-221BC). The festival date is on the fifth day of May on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Traditional 3. (celebrate) of the Dragon Boat Festival include eating rice dumplings, drinking wine and 4. (race) dragon boats. You don’t have to live in China long 5. (know) the country’s most popular foods 6. good stories behind them.
That’s 7. (particular) true of rice dumplings, 8. have been connected with the Dragon Boat Festival for more than a thousand years.
Rice dumplings wrapped in leaves remain with us today as the 9. (tradition) way to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. In general, northern Chinese prefer sweet versions of these steamed treats while southerners like salty tastes. In the north, some rice dumplings are plain, to be dipped into sugar. In the south, however, locals have 10. (they) own creativity. They have added hum, chestnuts and mushrooms into zongzi over centuries.
This afternoon a poorly - dressed man came into my restaurant. After he finished his order, a million pound banknote 1.（take） out of an envelope. I asked Mr. Clements whether it was true. Mr. Clements said yes. The reason was 2.two of this amount had been issued by the Bank of England this year.
He thought 3.the gentleman showed us couldn't be a fake （赝品）.Till now, 1 have no idea 4. a gentleman with a million pound banknote dressed himself poorly and ate in our small restaurant. What happened today made me 5.（ excite）).
When I packed up my life and moved from the comforts of my little hometown to Waco, I felt lost. I didn't know 1. I was ready for that. For the first few weeks, I didn't miss home because there was so much for me to learn that I had no time to think about anything. I tried my best to adapt 2. college - level classes and remember the names of every new person I met. I explored every corner, 3.（look） for the perfect place to study. Nowadays, in my second semester, I have almost been used to the university life and for me, the school life is neither dull 4.stressful. One of the best things college has taught me 5.（be） how to be independent.
Li Jiaqi, a star in live-streaming （网络直播），knows how 1.（ draw） the audience's attention. Each time, he introduces a new item and then promotes （推 销）it directly, "Buy it — just buy it! It looks super, super, super good!" ---a sales pitch the online influencer is famous for.
Compared with Taylor Swift's headline show at 2019's Double Eleven evening party, Li's live-stream appeared 2.( simple) , but he probably had a greater influence on last year's festival. In the month 3.( follow) the shopping festival, Li's promotion 4.( drive) over one billion yuan in sales on Taobao Live.
As a new way of shopping, live-streaming has proved successful,5. has led more companies to use online influencers to promote their products . The rise of commercial live-streaming is partly based on convenience. Any product 6. be bought during live-streams with just a couple of taps and swipes . Without the advantage, 7. ( customer) may give up an item if its description does not provide enough information.
A convincing live-streamer together with limited-time discounts or lucky draws also 8.( account) for its popularity. Those tricks help persuade people to shop through live-streaming.
For now, there is still some doubt 9. live-streamers can really take responsibility for their broadcasts or not. However, buyers are quick to make judgements. " I don't plan to stop watching Li's live-streams. But out of 10.(curious) , I also do my own research instead of shopping immediately," said a Mr. Li, who often does shopping online.
Wenchuan quake survivor follows in his hero’s footsteps
Twelve years ago, Cheng Qiang was a 12-year-old boy who held a sign1.(say) ''I want to become an airborne trooper(空中骑兵)when I grow up. ''when he saw airborne troops leave 2.their rescue work in the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Now Cheng has become a soldier of the Chinese airborne troops, just3. he said he would.
Looking back on the day when the earthquake happened, Cheng had a lucky escape as he had skipped school and4. (go)swimming in a pond in Shifang,Wenchuan.But the earthquake destroyed his home and took away the5.(life)of his little niece and his classmates.
''We survived but fell into despair, not knowing6.to do, '' he said. Then on the second day of the earthquake came the moment he will never forget-a large number of airbome troops appeared in his hometown, carrying rescue supplies. Later, he knew Huang Jiguang was7. at the troop unit.
Huang Jiguang is a Chinese war hero 8.sacrificed(牺牲)himself in the Battle of Shangganling during9. War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea in 1952. ''Huang and I both come from Deyang, Sichuan province. The airborne troops are just like my family.'' Cheng said. ''So I made up my mind10.(become)one of them who could bring people strength and hope, '' he said.