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Communication Repair

2021-10-06 19:36分类:高二英语 阅读:

 

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A

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What’s so strange about families of three generations living together in one house? They are only our parents, and they are probably no more annoying than our children. Living with the whole family is just something people do in many other countries. But in the UK it’s seen as weird1.
I had my mother stay in my house. Many people thought it was terrible. It just happened. At the time, she was alone, sick and miles away, so I let her move in. As my mother so clearly said, and I am forever repeating, "Why pay £600 a week to be miserable2 in a nursinghome3, if I can be miserable here for free?"But in the end it wasn’t miserable. It was difficult, and sometimes annoying, but better than driving to a nursing home every five minutes to make sure the elderly parent isn’t starving or suffering. And having a mother at home can be helpful. She can help me to take care of my child and dog, and cook food for us.
A few years ago I saw a programme on TV about an elderly man who lived alone with his dog. Every now and again he went in his wheelchair4, with the dog, to visit his son’s house. He didn’t go there often, although they lived nearby, and he looked a bit nervous when he did get there, but at least he went every Christmas, until one Christmas, when his dog had just died. He was very, very sad. And what did his family do? They set off on a skiing holiday. The old man ended up in a nursing home —a good one —but soon died.
There are probably some family members who are not suitable to live with, and some relationships that are poisonous. But most of us are pleasant, sometimes even charming. We could find that out —if we have the chance to live together.

Notes:

1. weird adj.不寻常的

2. miserable adj.痛苦的;非常难受的

3. nursing home n.(尤指) 私立养老院

4. wheelchair n.轮椅

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Read the passage and then choose the best answer to each question.

1. The topic of the passage is started by _______.

A. giving an example

B. raising a question

C. giving a definition
D. drawing a conclusion

2. What can we learn from the second paragraph?

A. Many people supported what the author had done.

B. The author’s mother helps to do some housework.

C. The author’s mother lived near to the author before.

D. The author’s mother was miserable about living with the author.

3. What can we infer about the elderly man from the passage?

A. He went to his son’s house often.

B. He felt comfortable in his son’s house.

C. His family didn’t like his dog.

D. He could not live without his dog.

4. What does the author think of living with one’s parents?

A. Weird.

B. Terrible.

C. Pleasant.

D. Boring.

Section

B

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18-year-old Kayla Perkins explains what is in her bedroom, "I throw some-thing on the floor and I know right where it is."However, her parents, Steve and Deborah Perkins, of McKinney, Texas, haven’t caught on. Even Kayla admits that, at the worst, her room is a mess.
Most families at some point have at least one child whose room looks like a landfill1. The mess can disturb the whole household. Dirty clothes pile up; dirty dishes get lost in the mess and smell bad; homework is lost; and valuable things are ruined.
Some parents let it go, believing that a bedroom is private space for children to manage as they wish. Others lecture2 their children, offer rewards for cleaning, or punish them when they don’t. What doesn’t work, parenting experts say, is constant lectures, verbal threats or getting very angry.
Mrs. Perkins says they picked up all the clothes on Kayla’s floor and hid them. "It was a scorchedearthpolicy3 —we cleaned everything up."When Kayla came back to a bare bedroom, there was screaming and shouting, "How can I live without my clothes?"Mrs. Perkins required Kayla to earn her clothes back by doing housework. These days, she keeps her room clean.
Humour can help, too. For example, since the 14-year-old daughter wasn’t bothered by the dirty clothes all over her floor, perhaps the whole family could start using her room as a place to store dirty clothes. Her attitude changed after her family did that. By the time she gave in and cleaned up her room a few days later, even she was laughing.
Parenting expert, Jim Fay, also recom-mends that parents first ask children in a nice way to clean up and agree on a reasonable time limit. Children often behave better if you treat them in the way you would want to be treated by your boss at work —with respect and high expectations. Notes:

1. landfill n.废物填埋地(或场)

2. lecture v.(尤指恼人地) 指责,训斥n.(冗长的) 教训,训斥

3. scorched earth policy n.(战争中的) 焦土政策

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Read the passage and then choose the best answer to each question.

1. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Parents should help children with bedroom cleaning.

B. How to give children clean, private space.

C. How to make children clean up their bedrooms.

D. Parents should lecture children to make them do some housework.

2. What always happens in Kayla’s bed-room, according to the passage?

A. She often spends a lot of time looking for her clothes.

B. It is clean and smells good.

C. Her dirty clothes pile up on the floor.

D. The whole family’s dirty clothes lie everywhere.

3. What do we know from the passage?

A. Children never admit their rooms are a mess, even though they are.

B. Different parents differ over their children’s bedroom cleaning.

C. Children often behave better if you treat them like your boss.

D. The 14-year-old daughter felt uncomfortable when her room was too clean.

4. Which of the following is NOT useful if parents want their children to clean up their rooms?

A. A scorched earth policy.

B. Verbal threats.

C. Humorous ideas.

D. Respect and high expectations.

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