南京师大附中 2013 届高三模拟考试
英 语 2013. 5 第一部分：听力（共两节，满分 20 分） 做题时,先将答案标在试卷上。录音内容结束后,你将有两分钟的时间将试卷 上的答案转涂到答题卡上。 第一节（共 5 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 5 分） 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项 中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。
听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟时 间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What is the woman going to do? A. Leave the window open. B. Ask for help. C. Shut the window. 2. What can we know about Lisa and Eric? A. They don’t want to have children for the time being. B. They will start a family as soon as they get married. C. They had a baby two years ago. 3. Where did the speakers plan to go? A. A shopping center. B. An opera house. C. The parking lot. 4. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. In a street. B. In a bank. C. In a shop. 5. What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers? A. Doctor and patient. B. Teacher and student. C. Roommates. 第二节（共 15 小题；每小题 1 分，满分 15 分） 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的 A、 B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听每段对话或独白前， 你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟；听完后，各个小题将给出 5 秒钟的作 答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听第 6 段材料，回答第 6 至第 7 题。 6. What are the man’s parents? A. Salespeople. B. Restaurant owners. C. Supermarket owners. 7. What did the man offer to the students? A. Drinks. B. Meals. C. Clothes. 听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至第 10 题。 8. When does the conversation take place? A. In the morning. B. In the afternoon. C. At night. 9. What is the boy doing? A. Watching TV. B. Listening to music. C. Watching the video. 10. Why is the woman tired in the daytime? A. She can’t sleep well at night. B. She has too much work to do.
C. She worries about the boy. 听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至第 13 题。 11. Why does the woman find drama and theatre useful? A. It helps her to attract more public attention. B. It strengthens her relationship with students. C. It enables her to understand people better. 12. How do the woman’s students respond to her way of teaching English? A. Passively. B. Positively. C. Sensitively. 13. What is the woman going to do if she has a Ph. D course? A. Promote Asian theatre to the world. B. Introduce more theatre to Asian countries. C. Bring her college more Asian theatre. 听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至第 17 题。 14. Why does the woman need some special things? A. To have a happy marriage. B. To celebrate her wedding party. C. To make herself pretty at the wedding party. 15. What has the woman got from her grandmother? A. A wedding dress. B. A diamond ring. C. Blue flowers. 16. What is the woman looking for? A. Something old. B. Something new. C. Something borrowed. 17. Where does the man usually put the coin? A. In his purse. B. In his shoe. C. In his pocket. 听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至第 20 题。 18. For what purpose were dogs NOT used in the old days? A. Guarding chickens. B. Hunting other animals. C. Keeping thieves away. 19. Which of the following is true? A. Dogs still perform all the duties they used to do. B. Dogs are now treated as part of a family. C. Only old people are seen walking their dogs. 20. What is the speech mainly about? A. Reasons for keeping dogs. B. Dogs and other animals. C. What dogs can do now. 第二部分: 英语知识运用 (共两节, 满分35分) 第一节: 单项填空 (共15小题; 每小题1分,满分15分) 请认真阅读下面各题, 从题中所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 21. — What a day! Nothing seems to be going my way. — _____, Susan. You are killing yourself for all the work.
A. Take it easy B. Go right ahead C. Good luck D. Have great fun 22. — Excuse me, sir. My visa is due at the end of this month. Can I _____ it? — Sure. You can just go to the Public Security Office in our city to fill in some forms. A. expand B. extend C. postpone D. confirm 23. They decided to chase the cow away _____ it did more damage here. A. when B. while C. before D. since 24. Honesty is a kind of quality, and that is _____ it takes to communicate with others successfully. A. what B. where C. which D. when 25. — Boss, we need to talk about it now! — I’ m busy. If you _____ talk about it with me, please wait till I finish my work at hand. A. can B. may C. must D. should 26. — Hi, Jack! When did you arrive in Nanjing? — Last weekend. I _____ a different culture since then. A .was experiencing B. have been experiencing C. will be experiencing D. had been experiencing 27. After the earthquake, many people had to be _____ in the tents because most of their houses were badly damaged. A. put away B. put out C. put up D. put off 28. A total of 110 people, including one in Taiwan, were reported _________ with H7N9 bird flu since it was first discovered in March. A. to have been infected B. to be infected C. having been infected D. being infected
29. “I’d like to give my thanks to those _____ help my son was able to survive this terrible disease,” said the woman on TV. A. who B. whose C. with whose D. with whom 30. The traditional ______ to dealing with complex problems is to break them down into smaller, more easily managed ones. A. application B. reference C. approach D. introduction 31. We _____ John’s name on the race list yesterday but for his injury. A. had put B. put C. would put D. would have put 32. Jimmy was so nervous that not a single word _____ down in the dictation. A. he wrote B. he was written C. was he written D. did he write 33. _____ to improving services, we will provide customers with all the information they need. A. Being committed B. Having committed C. Committed D. Committing 34. College students should learn to compromise. But some of them only expect people to change for them, not _____ way around. A. another B. the other C. other D. any other
35. — Wow, what a bridge! It must have been a hard job to build it. — Yes, we _____ a lot of time building it. A. have spent B. are spending C. spend D. spent 第二节: 完形填空 (共20小题; 每小题1分, 满分20分) 请认真阅读下面短文, 从短文后各题所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出 最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 It’s a delicate time – if not every parent’s worst nightmare – when a child enters adolescence. Not only are their bodies 36 physically, but hormones (荷尔蒙) are spreading violently and bad moods are in full swing. Katie Couric spoke with Dr. Barbara Greenberg, a parenting expert and clinical psychologist, all about how parents can 37 with their teens, and finally get some answers. Every parent wants to know what is going on inside their teenager’s 38 , and while the normal instinct (本能) is to give them the third degree (盘问) about their day, Dr. Greenberg strongly 39 us not to question teens closely for long, who are 40 to get upset or excited all of a sudden. 41 direct, general questions like “How was your day?” or “How was the date?”. Teens will respond more positively to 42 questions like “How was the movie?” 43 they aren’t ready to give you a whole bunch of information at once. 44 is an important part of any conversation, and interrupting your child may not get you much 45 . Most adolescents are discovering who they are and how they 46 society. While it might seem that their eyes are loaded with laser beams (激光束) and you are their next target, they are also under a lot of pressure, both socially and academically. Let them 47 themselves freely; this is their way of telling you about their 48 . Even though the idea isn’t “cool”, research has found that about 80% of teens admire and want to spend time with their parents. Teens really love their parents! 49 , but believe it. They are 50 between wanting that precious independence and 51 mom and dad. Show your kids at an early age that it’s okay to talk about anything at home. 52 like drugs, sex and alcohol can be scary for both 53 to discuss, but having these conversations has been proven to help teens keep a healthy lifestyle. It is totally possible to 54 a strong relationship with your teen! Just remember to 55 , listen to what they have to say, and don’t take that sigh when you ask about their homework too personally. 36. A. promoting B. enlarging C. changing D. increasing 37. A. live B. talk C. deal D. fight 38. A. head B. body C. school D. room 39. A. suggests B. encourages C. appeals D. persuades 40. A. possible B. eager C. anxious D. likely 41. A. Avoid B. Ask C. Prepare D. Ignore 42. A. simple B. accurate C. indirect D. special 43. A. unless B. because C. if D. when
44. A. Speaking B. Listening C. Respecting D. Understanding 45. A. respect B. love C. news D. response 46. A. put into B. fit into C. cater to D. appeal to 47. A. examine B. teach C. enjoy D. express 48. A. day B. future C. failures D. studies 49. A. Exciting B. Disappointing C. Fascinating D. Shocking 50. A. hesitating B. struggling C. concerned D. pushed 51. A. catching on to B. holding on to C. keeping up with D. getting along with 52. A. Worries B. Conversations C. Topics D. Questions 53. A. parties B. people C. members D. families 54. A. hold B. remain C. undertake D. maintain 55. A. be silent B. keep smiling C. stay calm D. be friendly 第三部分: 阅读理解 (共15小题; 每小题2分, 满分30分) 请认真阅读下列短文, 从短文后各题所给的A、B、C、D 四个选项中, 选出 最佳选项, 并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。 A On days when there is work, I talk to the other guys. Some of them tell me that the harvest season is coming in northern California, and they say that one can earn good money there. Things haven’t gone so badly in the car wash, but one afternoon I give the manager my thanks for having hired and promoted me, and with a little suitcase that night I board a Greyhound headed north. My ticket is made out for San Francisco, but I don’t plan to go that far. I plan to ride until I find a place where people are harvesting, and to get off the bus there. I sleep on the bus for a few hours that night, and in the morning, when I awake, I don’t know where we are. I get up from my seat and walk down the bus aisle, looking for a Mexican or Chicano to tell me our location, but strangely enough, I don’t see any among the passengers, who are all white-skinned. I pay attention to the road signs we pass, but they are not of much help. I can read the town names, but I don’t know where the towns lie. A map would help me, and I decide to buy one at our next stop. Lots of things are for sale at the bus stop’s gift shop, but there are no maps. I direct myself towards the shop’s operator, but I run into the language barrier. The operator is an Anglo, and when I speak to him in Spanish, he says that he doesn’t understand. I try to practice my very precarious (不可靠的) English with him, but it’s of no use. I have a rough idea of the sound of the words that I want to say, but I can’t pronounce them right. I make signs, signaling a big piece of paper and say “for California,” but he turns into a question mark, with eyes wide open, arms raised and hands extended. “Map,” I say, but I don’t pronounce the word very well. “Freeways, streets,” I add, but he still doesn’t understand. He points out chewing gum, candies, pieces of cake, sandwiches, soft drinks, and cigarettes, trying to guess what I’m asking for. But he doesn’t show me any maps. Finally, I back out of the store, and as I leave I hear him say, “I’m sorry.” A little before the bus leaves, I run into a Mexican-American in a hallway and I immediately ask him to help me find a map of California. We go back to the store.
The Chicano asks for a map. “Ahh! Ahaaa!” the operator exclaims. Then he goes to a corner of his shelves and takes out what I’ve been asking for. While I am paying him, he talks to the Chicano in a joyful tone. With the map in my hands, I give the Chicano my thanks, and he explains that the store-keeper thinks that I am asking if he needs anybody to clean the floor or “mop.” 56. The writer decides to leave his job and go to northern California because _____. A. his boss doesn’t like him B. things are going badly in the car wash C. he thinks he can earn more money there D. he is tired of his work 57. The writer wants a map in order to _____. A. find the way to San Francisco B. help him with the road signs C. know where he is in relation to the entire trip D. find his way back to his workplace 58. From the passage, we can infer that _____. A. the owner of the shop does not want to sell the writer a map B. the writer doesn’t do a good job in the car wash C. the writer is a migrant (流动的) farm worker D. the writer is traveling with a friend who can speak English 59. The writer tries to make himself understood by all the following EXCEPT _____. A. gestures B. words or phrases C. pronunciations D. spelling the word B Things to Do in Queenstown – Kawarau Bridge Bungy The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (bungee) is the World Home of Bungy Jumping. It was from this site in 1988 that Bungy pioneers AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch launched both themselves and an international phenomenon, which has become known as one of the most exciting things to do in Queenstown – the adventure capital of the world. This has been the world’s best known and best loved Bungy Jump for more than 20 years and it continues to set pulses racing amongst the extreme enthusiasts who visit from all corners of the globe, whether young in age or young at heart. If you want to be tied up and thrown off with a friend, then this is the site for you, as it offers Queenstown’s only tandem Bungy Jump. Just remember that sharing the thrill doesn’t mean sharing the fear! Once on the edge, poised 47 metres above the impressive Kawarau River, your final choice is clear – how wet do you want to get? What you need to know Age: Min 10 yrs (Children 14 and under need to be accompanied by an adult) Max 110 yrs Weight: Min 35kg – Max 235kg Tandem jumps: Total weight difference must NOT be more than 30kg. Clothing requirements: None... completely naked is quite a popular option. Medical considerations: Please read all medical considerations on our Safety page.
Pricing All prices include Bungy Jump, Certificate and Authentic Bungy Jumper T-shirt. Adult: $180 Child: $130 NZ Student: $150 (Must show a valid NZ Student ID at check-in.) Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $490 Non-refundable* or transferable (Refunds will only be given in the event that weather prevents a person from Bungy Jumping or person is considered unable to Bungy Jump by our Operations Crew for medical reasons.) Safety Safe... We invented safe. We were the first in the world to be awarded the ‘S’ Mark for exceptional safety and quality assurance of our products. Our professional crew and high standard of equipment, training schemes and procedures ensure that we will keep you safe. We’ve got the experience to back ourselves, with over 1 million Bungy Jumps and Swings in over 24 years of business! Need more details... download our Safety Practices document that outlines our Key Safety Processes and Procedures, Code of Practice, Training and Onsite Safety in more depth. 60. What’s the purpose of the article? A. To inform readers of the danger of Bungy Jumping. B. To recommend a thrilling activity – Bungy Jumping. C. To advertise the Kawarau Bridge Bungy. D. To share the knowledge of the Kawarau Bridge Bungy. 61. Which of the following statements is NOT true? A. Queenstown is appealing to extreme enthusiasts. B. People can enjoy many adventurous activities in Queenstown. C. Jumping with a friend can reduce fear. D. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy enjoys a high reputation around the world. 62. What can we learn from the article? A. One who is 70 years old and 120 kg cannot do Bungy. B. Two friends weighing 125kg and 75kg cannot do Bungy together. C. People shall not wear clothes when they are doing Bungy. D. Students can enjoy half price if they have a valid ID. 63. The following factors ensure the safety EXCEPT _____. A. professional crew B. the ‘S’ Mark for exceptional safety C. training schemes and procedures D. high standard of equipment C Yum! Brands Inc, owner of the KFC fast-food chain, said fourth-quarter same-store sales fell more than projected in China as demand was hit by a government investigation into one of its former chicken suppliers. Industry experts had predicted the negative impact of the probe, which is expected to be felt in the long term.
KFC sales in China in the last two weeks of December were affected by the release of the information associated with the probe into Chinese poultry (家禽) suppliers, the US company said. China same-store sales fell by 6 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, compared with a previous estimate (估计) for a decline of 4 percent, the filing said. Shanghai's food safety authority said that tests conducted by a third-party agency from 2010 to 2011 found that chicken supplied to the company by Liuhe Group Co contained too much antibiotics. Yum said it stopped all supplies from Liuhe in August 2012. The revelation caused heated debate among Chinese consumers. The negative impact will stay for a long time for KFC, which relies heavily on domestic chicken suppliers, said Gao Jianfeng, general manager of the Shanghai-based Bogo Consultants. With a huge number of restaurants demanding large quantities of chicken – the main substance on their menus – KFC won't be able to rebuild its supply chain in the short term, Gao said. He added that food safety issues in the Chinese supply chain, from chicken to fodder (草料), are widespread. “No single company can preserve its reputation in such an industrial chain,” he said. An increasing number of fast-food consumers have started to go to other Western chains such as McDonald’s or Burger King, he said. Zhao Ping, a researcher at the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said that due to their rising income levels, an increasing number of Chinese people are paying more attention to healthy eating, bringing new attitudes toward foreign fast-food brands and reducing their trust and appreciation of those chains. 64. The underlined word “probe” in the 2nd paragraph probably means _____. A. analysis B. investigation C. charge D. decline 65. We can infer from the text that _____. A. there are fewer chicken suppliers in China now B. with more money Chinese people are turning to foreign fast-food C. domestic chicken suppliers refuse to supply chicken to KFC D. foreign fast-food brands are facing crisis of confidence 66. The best title of the passage would be _____. A. Foreign food, safe food? B. Business affected worse than expected C. Foreign fast-food brands are more popular D. KFC VS MacDonald’s D As shocking as the idea of baby birds growing up in a cigarette-filled home sounds, a new study suggests that some birds may benefit from putting the stuff from cigarette butts (烟蒂) into their nests. The nicotine (尼古丁) remaining in smoked filters (滤嘴) may serve as a natural insecticide (杀虫剂), driving harmful
insects away from the nests and the baby birds living within. Tobacco plants produce nicotine because it defends against insects that would otherwise eat the plants. The butts are undoubtedly smelly. But birds are actually quite fond of smelly chemicals, such as those found in aromatic (芳香的) plants. Some nest-building species regularly fill their nests with fresh aromatics, possibly because the chemicals are good for the immune system or the development of the chicks. Alternatively, the plant chemicals might act as insecticides. In the study, researchers at the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala in Mexico set up heat traps, which attract harmful insects, in 55 nests around Mexico City. Some traps were lined with the stuff in smoked cigarette filters. The others were lined with the stuff from unsmoked cigarette filters, which did not contain nicotine and other smoking by-products. Whether the nest held eggs, chicks or nothing, the unsmoked cigarette traps collected more harmful insects, suggesting that it is the chemicals that drove harmful insects away. In a second experiment, the researchers collected 28 house sparrow nests and 29 house finch (朱雀) nests from Mexico City immediately after the chicks flew out for food. They found that the more smoked filter stuff filled a nest, the fewer harmful insects it had. The missing piece of the puzzle is whether the reduced number of harmful insects in the nests actually provided any benefit to the chicks. It is also unclear if nicotine or another chemical found in cigarettes may have turned the harmful insects out of the nests. If the results hold, then this study is an example of wildlife adaptation to urbanization – or at least evidence that birds are smart and can still follow their noses in urban environments. 67. What may be the function of nicotine in cigarette butts for birds? A. To drive harmful insects away from bird nests. B. To provide building materials for bird nests. C. To protect the plants from being eaten by insects. D. To attract baby birds to stay in the nests. 68. What is the first experiment aimed at? A. Proving that heat traps attract harmful insects in Mexico City. B. Comparing smoked cigarette filters with unsmoked ones. C. Analyzing what is produced from smoked cigarette filters. D. Studying what it is that drives harmful insects away. 69. What can you infer from the passage? A. Birds tend to use insecticide to protect the baby birds. B. Nicotine is the only chemical that drives harmful insects away. C. Some insects are afraid of smelly chemicals in aromatic plants. D. Unsmoked cigarette traps attract more harmful insects. 70. Where could you possibly see the passage? A. In a science report B. In an urbanization essay C. In a tobacco advertisement
D. In an anti-smoking brochure 第四部分: 任务型阅读 (共10小题;每小题1分,满分10分) 请认真阅读下列短文,并根据所读内容在文章后表格中的空格里填入一个最 ．． 恰当的单词。 注意:请将答案写在答题卡上相应题号的横线上。每个空格只填一个单词。 Preface (引言) to Revised (修订的) Edition How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in 1937 in an edition of only five thousand copies. Neither Dale Carnegie nor the publishers, Simon and Schuster, expected more than this modest sale. To their amazement, the book became an overnight sensation, and edition after edition rolled off the presses to keep up with the increasing public demand. How to Win Friends and Influence People took its place in publishing history as one of the all-time international best-sellers. It touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish (流行一时的) phenomenon of post-Depression days, as evidenced by its continued and uninterrupted sales into the eighties, almost half a century later. Dale Carnegie used to say that it was easier to make a million dollars than to put a phrase into the English language. How to Win Friends and Influence People became such a phrase, quoted, paraphrased (解释), used in different contexts from political cartoons to novels. The book itself was translated into almost every known written language. Each generation has discovered it anew and has found it relevant. This brings us to the logical question: Why revise a book that has proven and continues to prove its universal appeal? Why tamper with (篡改) success? To answer that, we must realize that Dale Carnegie himself was a tireless reviser of his own work during his lifetime. How to Win Friends and Influence People was written to be used as a textbook for his courses in Effective Speaking and Human Relations and is still used in those courses today. Until his death in 1955 he constantly improved and revised the course itself to make it applicable to the needs of an ever-growing public. No one was more sensitive to the changing currents of present-day life than Dale Carnegie. He constantly improved his methods of teaching; he updated his book on Effective Speaking several times. Had he lived longer, he would have revised How to Win Friends and Influence People to better reflect the changes that have taken place in the world since the thirties. Many of the names of famous people in the book, well-known at the time of its first publication, are no longer recognized by many of today’s readers. Certain examples and phrases seem as strange and dated in our social climate as those in a Victorian novel. The important message and overall impact of the book is weakened to that extent. Our purpose, therefore, in this revision is to clarify and strengthen the book for a modern reader without tampering with the content. We have not “changed” How to Win Friends and Influence People except to make a few removals and add a few more contemporary examples. The Carnegie style is undamaged – even the thirties slang is still there. Dale Carnegie wrote as he spoke, in a cheerful, colloquial, conversational manner. So his voice speaks as forcefully as ever, in the book and in his work. Thousands
of people all over the world are being trained in Carnegie courses in increasing numbers each year. And other thousands are reading and studying How to Win Friends and Influence People and being inspired to use its principles to better their lives. To all of them, we offer this revision in the spirit of the polishing of a finely made tool. Outline Details Introduction to the The book How to Win Friends and Influence People, first book published in 1937, is (71) ▲ among readers worldwide. Success of the book ? The name of the book How to Win Friends and Influence People became a (72) ▲ used phrase in English. ? The book was translated into almost all (73) ▲ . ? The book has influenced each generation. (74) ▲ for ? Changing currents made Dale Carnegie constantly revising the book (75) __▲ his book How to Win Friends and Influence People. ? Many names of then well-known people are no longer (76) ▲ by many readers today. ? Some examples and phrases are out of (77) ▲ . Changes to the ? In terms of content and style, the revised edition remains revised edition unchanged, with a few more (78) ▲ examples replacing old-fashioned ones. ? The revised edition caters more to the tastes of modern people. Influence of the ? More and more people are receiving (79) ▲ in book Carnegie courses. ? More and more people are reading and studying the book and putting its principles into (80) ▲ . 第五部分: 书面表达 (满分25分) 假如你是李华，你的一位美国笔友 Tom 正在纽约孔子学院学习汉语。他在学 习中国成语时碰到了困难， 所以写信向你寻求帮助。 请先认真阅读他的电子邮件， 然后回复。 Hey, Li Hua, How’s everything going? It’s almost a year since we last met in China. Now I am studying Chinese in Confucius Institute, NYC. Chinese is beautiful but rather difficult，especially the idioms. Yesterday I came across an idiom called “Ba Miao Zhu Zhang” (拔苗助长). I’ve heard the story behind it but don’t know its implied meaning. Could you tell me about it and the context where the idiom is properly used? Plus, can you give me some tips on how to learn the idioms well? Thank you so much for your help. With regards Tom
注意： 1. 作文中不得提及有关考生个人身份的任何信息，如校名、人名等。 2. 词数 150 字左右。开头和结尾已经写好，不计入总词数。 参考词汇：拔苗助长 to pull up the seedlings Hi Tom, How are you? I am so glad to hear from you. You mentioned the Chinese idiom “Ba Miao Zhu Zhang”. Well, ______________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Wish you every success in your Chinese study. Yours, Li Hua Keys: 1-5 CABCB 6-10 ABCBA 11-15 CBAAB 16-20 CBCBA 21-25 ABCAC 26-30 BCACC 31-35 DDCBD 完形 36-40 CBABD 41-45 ACBBD 46-50 BDADB 51-55BCADC 阅读 A —CCCD B—CCBB C—BDA D — ADCA 任务型 71. popular 72. widely/frequently/commonly 73. languages 74. Reasons 75. improve/revise/update 76. recognized/recognized 77. date 78. contemporary/ modern 79. training 80. practice / use 范文 Hi Tom, How are you? I am so glad to hear from you. You mentioned the Chinese idiom “Ba Miao Zhu Zhang”. Well, we use “Ba Miao Zhu Zhang” to describe the behavior of those who are too eager to get something done only to make it worse. For example, some parents expect too much of their children. Even if their children are still young, they put a lot of pressure on them to study harder, which prevents them from having fun. As a result, their children lose their interest in study. Educating their children in such a way is just like helping the seedlings grow by pulling them up. We say the parents are pulling up the seedlings (“Ba Miao Zhu Zhang”). Here are some tips to help you learn Chinese idioms well. Firstly, you should get yourself a good Chinese idiom dictionary for reference. Secondly, try to accumulate as many idioms as possible during your reading. Last but not least, since Chinese idioms are closely related to its culture, it is of great help to know more about its culture. Wish you every success in your study. Yours， Li Hua