Feeling left out?

  A reader wrote in to say that she was feeling lonely at break because her best friend wasn’t around.Here’s our advice to her-and to all kids who feel lonely sometimes.

  It’s hard when a best friend isn’t around-maybe because she moved to a different school or a different class.You may feel lonely at break or lunchtime You want to have new friends.but how do you make them? Maybe it seems like everybody else already has their friends.But remember, there’s always room for more friends.

  Start by looking around your classroom-think about which kids you’d like to play with at break.Look for chances to say hi to them, smile, and be friendly.Offer to share something or express your appreciation(欣赏)to them.Invite someone to play with you or say “Do you want to sit here?” in the lunchroom.When you’re at break,walk over to kids you want to play with.act friendly,and say “Hi, can l play, too?” or just join in.

  If you have trouble doing this or if you’re feeling shy, ask your teacher to help you make new friends.Teachers are usually pretty good at matching up friends.The best way to make friends is to be a friend.Be kind, be friendly, share, say nice things, offer to help-and pretty soon, you’ll have one, or two, or even more new friends.

  You might still miss that special best friend.But when you see each other, you can share something you didn’t have before she left:You can introduce her to your new friends!

  1.This text is written for __________.

  A.teachers B.parents C.students D.visitors

  2.According to the writer, some kids feel lonely at break because they _________.

  A.have trouble with their studies

  B.don’t have their best friends around

  C.need their parents to be with them

  D.are too young to look after themselves

  3.The underlined word this in Paragraph 4 refers to(指的是) ________ .

  A.sharing your ideas

  B.talking before many people

  C.studying better at school

  D.developing new friendship

  4.Some kids need help from teachers to make friends because _________.

  A.they miss their old friends a lot

  B.they have no time to stay with others

  C.teachers know who wants a new friend

  D.they are shy or not good at making friends

  5.The expression “feeling left out’’ means "________" in Chinese.

  A.受冷落 8.被调侃 C.挨批评 D.遭攻击

  1.C 2.B 3.D 4.D 5.A


  America is a mobile society. Friendships between Americans can be close and real, yet disappear soon. They don’t feel hurt. If the same two people meet again, even years later, they pick up the friendship .This can be quite difficult for us Chinese to understand .Friendships between us develop more slowly but may become lifelong feelings, extending(延伸)deeply into both families.

  There is another difficult point for us to understand .Although Americans treat friends warmly in their personal everyday lives, they don’t show their politeness to them if it requires a great deal of time. But in China ,we are usually generous with our time. We, as hosts, will appear at an airport even in the middle of the night to meet a friend. We may take day off from our work to act as guides to our friends :It is opposite in America ,Americans can not manage the time to do a great deal with a visitor outside their daily plans. They will probably expect the visitors to get themselves from the airport to the hotels. And they expect the visitors will phone them from there. Once the visitors arrive at their homes, the welcome will be full ,warm and real.

  For Americans ,it is often considered more friendly to invite a friend to their homes than to restaurants, except for business matters. Americans are ready to receive us foreigners at their homes, share their holidays, and their home life. So accept their hospitality(好客)at home and enjoy your visit in America!

  1.The underlined phrase “pick up”in Paragraph 1may mean “_______”.

  A. keep out B. give up C. pay no attention to D. continue

  2.Which of the following is the typical(典型的)way of American hospitality?

  A. Treating friends at home.

  B. Taking days off to be with friends.

  C. Meeting friends at the airport at midnight.

  D. Sharing everything they have.

  3.Which of the following statements in True according to the passage?

  A. Americans are always generous with their time.

  B. Americans don’t feel hurt if their friendships disappear soon.

  C. Chinese friendships develop more slowly but will never disappear.

  D. Chinese friendships are more sincere than American friendships.

  4.This passage is most probably written for _______.

  A. American students

  B. Chinese students

  C. Chinese visitors to America

  D. American visitors to China

  1.D 2.A 3.B 4.C