What on earth does happiness mean? I can't give you its exact definition, but I'm sure if you love and help 1.________， you'll get it.
I'll never forget an old lady. She lives in 2.________ small house alone. It is said that her husband and her son 3.________ (die)in a road accident years ago. Her life is bitter, but she often helps others 4.________ a smile. Whenever it snows, she is always the first to clean the paths. She looks after several children living nearby. I am one of them. I often remember the stories she told us and her kind smile. Perhaps she is unlucky, but I think she is a happy person. Her life is full of 5.________ (laugh)and love.
But I'm sad to see some people getting their happiness in bad ways. They talk 6.________ (noise) in cinemas and meeting rooms; they destroy trees to enjoy themselves and they laugh at others' shortcomings. Perhaps they feel happy at that time, 7.________ they will never get true happiness because they 8.________ (lose)their personality already.
Now I know what happiness is；9.________ means kindness, love and unselfishness. Above all, I have come to understand that 10.________ (bring)happiness to others is getting ourselves happiness.
Each of us fails from time to time. If we are wise, we accept these failures as a necessary part of the learning process. 1.________ all too often as parents and teachers, we do not allow our children to have the same right. We convey either by words or by actions that failure is something to be ashamed 2.________， and that nothing but top performance lives up to our expectations.
When I see a child subject to this kind of pressure, I think of Donnie. He was 3.________ shy and nervous perfectionist. His fear of failure 4.________ (keep) him from classroom games that other children played with joyous abandon. He seldom answered questions for fear 5.________ he might be wrong. He seldom finished his work because he 6.________ (repeated) checked with me to be sure he hadn't made a mistake. I tried my best to build up 7.________ self-confidence. And I frequently asked God for direction. But nothing changed until midterm, 8.________ Mary Anne, a student teacher, was appointed to our classroom. She was young and pretty, and she loved children. My pupils, Donnie 9.________ (include), adored her. With her frequent 10.________ (courage), Donnie became confident.
Nowadays employees are supposed to make contributions to their companies. What is the 1.________ (value) contribution employees make to their companies, knowledge or judgment? I say judgment. Knowledge, no matter how broad, is useless
2.________ it is applied. And application takes judgment, 3.________
involves something of a sixth sense—a high performance of the mind.
This raises interesting questions about the best 4.________ (train) for today's business people. As Daniel Goleman suggests in 5.________ new book, Emotional Intelligence, the latest scientific findings seem to indicate that clever 6.________ inflexible people don't have the right stuff in an age when the suitable ability is the key 7.________ survival.
In 8.________ recent cover story, Time Magazine sorted through the current thinking on intelligence and reported, “New brain research suggests that emotions, not IQ, may be the true measure of human intelligence.” The basic significance of the emotional intelligence that Time called “EQ” 9.________ (suggest) by management expert Karen Boylston: “Customers are telling businesses.I don't care whether every member of your staff graduated from Harvard. I will take my business and go 10.________ I am understood and treated with respect.”
This semester, a total of 129 monitoring (監視的) cameras were set up in our school. Stairs, hallways, gates are 1.________ equipped. Everybody is talking about it.
Most students have mixed opinions about the change. On the one hand, they think we're safer on campus. Just think: With 129 new high-definition (高分辨率的) cameras 2.________ (work) day and night, who would dare to break into school? All images recorded 3.________ (send) to the operation room. On the other hand, students think the cameras are peeping (窺視) on them as well. They think they aren't free to say 4.________ do what they want. The cameras remind them they have to behave 5.________， which makes them unhappy. They want their freedom and privacy. But at least our 6.________ (secure) is guaranteed. Also, we don't have to worry about our personal property. 7.________ is said, freedom is not something you are given, but something you have to fight 8.________. Giving some of my freedom in exchange for safety is 9.________ fair trade. If the cameras are watching what I am doing, let them watch! I don't behave any differently 10.________ other students. Moreover, even if they can monitor what I do, they can never get into my mind and know what I am thinking.
Even in China today, most 1.________ (ability) teenagers have to go to special schools to receive 2.________ education. I know people are trying to give them more help, comfort and care, 3.________ I don't agree with such idea.
Those people's life is difficult and frustrating, 4.________ we should give them a hand in their normal life. But despite their disability, they're complete. They have their own thoughts and feelings. We can't say disability will limit a person's life. So it's necessary for them to study 5.________ (depend) and equally just as normal people. If they 6.________ (ask) to go to the special school, they will probably treat themselves 7.________ special, unlucky people. That will make them 8.________ (lose) hope.
9．________ those people need most is confidence and dignity. Most of them hate 10.________ feeling that they always need others' help. They just want to
prove themselves as we do.
In a word, help is essential, but we should give those people more individual space.
Poor student behaviour seems to be an 1.________ (increase) widespread problem and I think that modern lifestyles are probably responsible for this.
In many countries, the birth rate is decreasing so that families are smaller with 2.________ children. These children are often spoilt, not in terms of love and attention because 3.________ (work) parents do not have the time for
this, 4.________ in more material ways. They are allowed to have 5.________ they want, regardless of price, and to behave as they please. This means that the children grow up 6.________ consideration for others and without any understanding of 7.________ their standard of living comes from.
When they get to school age, they have not learned any self-control or discipline. Teachers continually complain 8.________ this problem and measures 9.________(take) to combat the situation. But I think the situation to the problem lies with the families, 10.________ need to be more aware of the future consequences of spoiling their children.
Beauty has always been regarded as something praiseworthy. Almost everyone thinks attractive people are happier and have more respectable jobs. But in the executive(主管的) circle, 1.________ can become a disadvantage.
While attractiveness is a positive factor for a man on his way up the executive ladder, it is 2.________ (harm) to a woman. Handsome male executives are considered to have more honesty than plainer men; effort and ability usually lead 3.________ their success. Attractive female executives are considered to have less honesty than unattractive 4.________ ；people do not connect their success with ability 5.________ with factors such as luck. All unattractive women executives are thought to have more honesty and to be more capable than the attractive female executives. However, interestingly, the rise of the unattractive overnight successes 6.________ (connect) more to personal relationships and less to ability.
Attractive women are not thought to be able. This is true even in politics. Anne Bowman, a writer, 7.________ recently made a study, asked 125 undergraduate students to rank two groups of photographs, one of men and one of women, in order of attractiveness. And then the students were told the photographs were of candidates for political offices. They were asked to rank them again, in the order they would vote 8.________ them. The results showed that attractive males 9.________ (complete) defeated unattractive men, but the women 10.________ (rank) most attractive by the students unchangeably received the fewest votes.
“Put yourself in someone else's shoes.” is 1.________ idiom that means if you imagine yourself to be in another person's position, good or bad, you may understand how they feel, good or bad, or why they have done 2.________ they've
This idiom comes from the fact 3.________ a pair of perfectly fitting shoes for someone may not fit another person as perfectly. So, literally, only if you put 4.________ another person's shoes can you feel how it is to walk in 5.________．
Metaphorically(比喻地) speaking, “their shoes” stands for other people's position. A local boy is detained(扣留) by the police 6.________ a theft, and one of his friends might 7.________ (private) say to himself: “I wouldn't want to be in his shoes now.” That is, he doesn't want 8.________ (put) into prison for stealing.
By trying to “put on their shoes”， we try to imagine ourselves in 9.________ situation, by seeing things from their point of view, by thinking about how we would want to be treated if we were them.
Harper Lee, of course, 10.________ (express) this idea best in To Kill a Mockingbird: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
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