This year 2,300 teenagers from all over the world will spend about ten months in US homes. They will attend US schools, meet US teenagers, and form impressions of America.________They will learn new languages and gain a new understanding of the rest of the world.
________Fred, nineteen, spent last year in Germany with George's family. In turn, George's son Mike spent a year in Fred's home in America.
Fred, a lively young man, knew little German when he arrived, but after two months' study, the language began to come to him. ________Students rose respectfully when the teacher entered the room. They took fourteen subjects instead of the six that are usual in the United States. There were almost no outside activities.
________The father's word was law, and all activities were around the family rather than one of the members. Fred found the food too simple at first. Also, he missed having a car.
"Back home, you pick up some friends in a car and go out and have a good time. In Germany, you walk, but you soon learn to like it."
Meanwhile, in America, Mike, a German boy, was also forming his idea. "I suppose I should criticize (批评) American schools, " he said. "It is far too easy by our level.________In Germany we do nothing but study. Here we take part in many outside activities. I think that maybe your schools are better in training for citizens. There should be some middle ground between the two. "
A. Family life, too, was different.
B. But I have to say that I like it very much.
C. Here is a two-way student exchange in action.
D. School was quite different from what he had expected—much harder.
E. At the same time, about 1,300 American teenagers will go to other countries.
David has always wanted to study Chinese kung fu. He heard
that there was a Chinese kung fu school on the mountain. So one day, he went and found the school. When David met the headmaster， he told the headmaster he wanted to study Chinese kung fu there. The headmaster nodded and agreed.
But the school has a strange rule. All the students need to be silent. They can only speak two words every three years. That means students have a long time to think about what they really want to say. They must use their two words wisely.
Three years went by and it was David's first chance to speak. There were lots of things he wanted to say. He thought for a second before saying, "Food bad." But after that, the food in the school did not change at all,
Another three years passed and David got another chance to speak. He said,"Bed hard." But still, he didn't get a new bed. David felt very disappointed. So after another three years, he went to see the headmaster and said, "I quit (退学)."
"I'm not surprised," the headmaster replied. "You only ever (总是) complain.
How do you often go to school? Do you take a bus or a car? These ways mean you have to stay on the ground. But have you ever dreamed of flying to school? ________. Now let me introduce the first flying motorcycle in the world to you.
Its name is Speeder and it's made in the USA Speeder has no wheel is, but there is a screen on it. ________ It can fly for 10 to 22 minutes each time. ________That's much faster than a car. It can fly more than 4, 500 meters high.
What's more, Speeder can move things or people more easily than a helicopter(直升机). ________.
Maybe you want to have one and fly it to school right now. But if you want to ride Speeder, you have to have a pilot's license first ________
If you're too heavy, it will be too hard for Speeder to take off.
A. It can fly at 240 Kilometers an hour.
B. And you must weigh less than 109 kg.
C. It can take patients to hospital more quickly.
D. Riders find their way by touching the screen.
E. Can you imagine a motorcycle can fly high in the sky.
Ingvar Kamprad was born on 30'' March, 1926 in Sweden. He is a very wealthy person 1comes from Europe and he is also the seventh richest person in the world. A businessman from childhood, he started from 2matches to his neighbours as a young boy to selling furniture to the world. He is well-known as the creator of the furniture store IKEA.
Kamprad discovered the secret of business 3 a young age. He realized that he could 4 matches in bulk（批发）from Stockholm and sell them separately at reasonable prices, and still make a good profit（利润）.He 5 increased his business from matches to fish, Christmas cards and pens. When Kamprad turned 17, his father gave 6 some money as a reward for succeeding in his studies. With the money, IKEA 7 born.
IKEA is one of 8 shops in the world. It sells 9 furniture, accessories, bathroom and kitchen items. IKEA 10 by people for always giving names instead of numbers to each of its products. Kamprad couldn't remember product codes 11he has dyslexia（阅读障碍）.He found names easier to remember than product codes. The store's name comes from Ingvar Kamprad's initials (IK), those of the family farm where he was born-Elmtaryd and the village close by Agunnaryd. IKEA is 12 successful that it attracts lots of buyers to choose its furniture. Therefore, IKEA now has stores in over forty different countries.
Kamprad is famous for his frugality（节俭）.He owns 13 vineyard in France and his business spreads across the world. Even though, he doesn't wear suits, only flies economy class, and always asks his office workers 14on both sides of a sheet of paper. He 15drives afifteen-year-old Volvo, and is known to buy things on sales.