(2018·浙江高考)Few people I know seem to have much desire or time to cook. Making Chinese 56________ (dish) is seen as especially troublesome. Many westerners 57________ come to China cook much less than in their own countries once they realize how cheap 58_______ can be to eat out. I still remember 59 _______ (visit) a friend who’d lived here for five years and I 60 _______ (shock) when I learnt she hadn’t cooked once in all that time.
While regularly eating out seems to 61_______ (become) common for many young people in recent years, it’s not without a cost. The obvious one is money; eating out once or twice a week may be 62 ________ (afford) but doing this most days adds up. There could be an even 63 _______ (high) cost on your health. Researchers have found that there is a direct link between the increase in food eaten outside the home and the rise in 64 ________(weigh) problems.
If you are not going to suffer this problem, then I suggest that the next time you go to your mum’s home __65______ dinner, get a few cooking tips from her. Cooking food can be fun. You might also begin to notice the effects not only on your health but in your pocket.
(2017·浙江高考)Last October, while tending her garden in Mora，Sweden，Lena Pahlsson pulled out a handful of small 56.________(carrot) and was about to throw them away.But something made her look closer, and she noticed a 57.____________(shine) object.Yes, there beneath the leafy top of one tiny carrot was her long－lost wedding ring.
Pahlsson screamed 58.________loudly that her daughter came running from the house.“She thought I had hurt 59.________(I)，”says Pahlsson.
Sixteen years 60.________(early), Pahlsson had removed the diamond ring 61.________ (cook) a meal.When she wanted to put the ring back on later, it was gone.She suspected that one of her three daughters—then ten, eight, and six—had picked it up, but the girls said they hadn’t.Pahlsson and her husband 62.________ (search) the kitchen, checking every corner, but turned up nothing.“I gave up hope of finding my ring again，” she says.She never replaced it.
Pahlsson and her husband now think the ring probably got 63.________ (sweep) into a pile of kitchen rubbish and was spread over the garden，64.________it remained until the carrot’s leafy top accidentally sprouted (生长) through it.For Pahlsson, its return was 65.________ wonder.
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Last year, I was assigned to work at an office near my mother’s house, so I stayed with her for a month. During that time, I helped out with the housework and contributed to the groceries.
After less than a week, I started noticing that the groceries were running out pretty quickly — we were always suddenly out of something. (25)_______(wonder) how my mum could consume them so quickly, I began observing her daily routine for two weeks. To my surprise, I found that she would pack a paper bag full of canned goods and head out every morning at about nine. Eventually, I decided to follow her and (26)_______ happened truly amazed me. She was taking the food to the refugee camp, in (27)______ she distributed it to children.
I asked around and found out that my mum was very well known in the area. The kids were very friendly with her and even looked up to her as if she were their own mother. Then it hit me —shy would she mot want to tell me about what she (28)_____(do)? Was she worried about how I would react or that I would stop (29)_____(buy) the groceries if I found out?
When she got home, I told her about my discovery. (30)_____ she could react, I gave her a big hug and told her she didn’t need to keep it a secret (31)______ me. She told me that some of the children lived with an older lady in a shelter while others slept on the streets. For years, my mum has been helping out by giving them whatever food she could spare. I was so impressed by (32)_____ selfless she was.
Stress: Good or Bad?
Stress used to be an almost unknown word, but now that we are used to talking about it, I have found that people are beginning to get stressed about being stressed.
In recent years, stress(33)______(regard) as a cause of a whole range of medical problems, from high blood pressure to mental illness. But like so many other things, it is only too much stress(34)______ does you harm. It is time you considered that if there were no stress in your life, you would achieve a little. If you are stuck at home with no stress, then your level of performance will be low. Up to a certain point, the more stress you are under, the (35)_____(good) your performance will be. Beyond a certain point, though , further stress will only lead to exhaustion, illness and finally a breakdown. You can tell when you are over the top and on the downward slope, by asking yourself (36)_______ number of questions. Do you, for instance, feel that too much is being expected of (37)______, and yet find it impossible to say no? Do you find yourself getting impatient of (38) _____(annoy) with people over unimportant things?... If the answer to all those questions is yes, you had better(39)______(control ) your stress, as you probably are under more stress than is good for you.
To some extent you can control the amount of stress in your life. Doctors have worked out a chart showing how much stress is involved in various events. Getting married is 50, pregnancy 40, moving house 20, Christmas 12,etc. If the total stress in your life is over 150, you are twice as likely (40)_______ (get )ill.
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