China is a country with many colorful and festival. The Dragon Head Raising Day is one of them. This special day is on the second day of the second month in the Chinese lunar calendar. It ___86s_____for the started of spring and farming.
The dragon is ___87___[ɪm'pɔ:（r）tnt]in Chinese. We Chinese people call 88_______(我们自己)the “descendants （传人）of the dragon”. So people 89______the Dragon Head Raising Day with many customs about dragon. On the day in 90a ________times, people put ashes in the kitchen. This was to “lead the dragon into the house ”. People believed that with the 91_______of the dragon ,they could have a good 92_______（收获）in autumn.
Also, people eat special foods on that day. The foods usually named 93a _______dragon. For example ,people eat “dragon whisker ” noodles and dumplings called “dragon teeth ”.
Today ,many customs have disappeared. But one that has 94______is the cutting of hair. It was said that a haircut during the first lunar month may bring luck to the 95______of a family –mother’s brothers. So many people have their hair cut on the Dragon Head Raising Day.
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I am Jackie Lee, an American Chinese. Let me tell you about my grandfather's life story.
My grandfather was 71 in 1932 and grew up in a poor village in Fujian, China. At the age of 14, he first heard of
America. It was said to be the land of gold and poor people could easily become 72 there.
So, my grandfather came to America. "I had thought it was easy to 73 money in America," he told me. "But when I 74 in Los Angeles, I realized it was not true. I couldn't find a good job because I spoke little English. I wanted to go to a language school to learn English, 75 I couldn't afford it. Later, I worked in a small 76 , serving the guests, cleaning up the tables, washing the dishes and sweeping the floors. I was such 77 helpful and honest worker that my boss was pleased with me. I was popular with my workmates, 78 . Life became easier and in the end I entered an evening school to learn English."
My grandfather kept working hard , and finally made 79 dream come true. Things do not come easily in life. That is what I have learned 80 my grandfather.
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Holding doors open for people behind you, picking up litter, thanking people … these acts of kindness seem very ___78___. But students at James Middle School know that such small acts make the world a better place.
Eighth-graders from James Middle School, took part in the Random Acts of Kindness Week __79__ March 31 to April 4. During the week, they tried their best to do kind things for others. Celeste Murray, an English teacher at the school, started the activity. Since she was little, she has always tried to do small acts of kindness is her daily life. “I believe the world is __80__ by small things,” she told the newspaper The Daily Times. Over the week, to her surprise, Murray also __81__ great changes in her class.
Before that, she always needed to ask her ___82___ to push the chairs in or turn off the lights before they leave the classroom. Now, the students do those things by __83___. “The teachers have a lot of work,” said Jordon, one of Murray’s students. He learned to care more about others. Eliza, __84__ student, gave out more praises (赞扬) to others. “It makes them feel happy and successful,” she said. The activity made students feel that they can make a difference. Hailey decides to continue to do at least one act of kindness every week, __85__ busy she is. She believes her acts could encourage others.
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If you read a clock, you can know the time of day. But how did the early people know about the time?
We cannot see or hear time. We know it only when it’s passing. We know it has passed only when something 78 . In the real world, changes never stop. Some changes happen only once 79 others happen again and again.
In early human history, people found that the changes of “light and darkness” seemed to 80 again and again. The sun rises in the east, producing 81 and goes down in the west, causing darkness. This “light and darkness” was the first “time” for the early humans. We now call it one day.
People also saw the sun rise in the sky, sometimes 82 but sometimes lower. They counte d the days that passed from the sun’s highest position (位置) until it returned to that position. That was three hundred and sixty-five days. That’s just one year.
Early humans also noticed changes of the moon. 83 used the changing faces of the moon to tell time. The moon was “full” when its face was bright and round. The early humans counted how many times the sun appeared 84 full moons. They learned that this number always remained the same ---about twenty-nine. Twenty-nine suns equaled (等于) one moon. We now know this is one 85 .
In this way, we humans get the time of day, month, year and so on.
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