Whether you're just starting your own business or thinking about beginning one,keeping costs down is important. (1)
.Here are some tips you can use to save money for your business.
    •Repurpose when possible
    Before you spend money on a business,look around your home to see if you have something that could be repurposed to fill the need you have at work.For example,you could use some of your paint in the garage to make an old table and chairs look new.This is another form of recycling. (2)
    •Simplify your needs
,and imagine what your business would look like without each one.If you don't need it,consider the cost savings and if it's worth doing without saving that money.If you're still designing your business plan,then build it with necessities only and add on as your business grows.
    •Give and take
    Sharing advertising space on local posters or booths at trade shows can also help keep expenses down but your community recognition up. (4)
,such as sharing materials,transportation or building space.But make sure you engage with professionals you trust and get everything in writing so it's clear who is responsible for what.

    Always keep your eyes and ears open to new opportunities not just for clients and work,but also for ways to improve on services you need as part of your business.If a new local business is offering good service at a reduced rate,support it and save money.Research each addition to your work until you find the best deal.Taking time to do this now will save money in the long run.

A.Never stop learning
B.Know your numbers
C.Partnerships can take many forms
D.Examine your expenses line by line
E.After all,every dollar saved will lead to a better future
F.Moreover,it keeps materials in circulation and your costs down
G.There are various free services and goods your business can make use of
  • 1.    On Monday,August 21,millions of Americans across the country wore their protective eyeglasses to watch the highly expected total solar eclipse(日全食).Though eclipses,which occur about every 18 months,are not rare,this one was historic.It was not only the first total solar eclipse visible from the mainland US in more than 38 years,but also the first to be seen coast to coast in almost a century.
        The crowds were thrilled as the moon briefly blocked the sun,covering cities all the way from Oregon to South Carolina with darkness.Many people felt cold as the temperature dropped dramatically,by up to 12 degrees Fahrenheit,during totality.Those fortunate enough to have clear skies not only saw the corona(日冕),the sun's outer atmosphere,which is usually not visible in the sun's glare,but also the bright stars and planets.
        Unfortunately,the weather was not cooperative everywhere.The crowds who gathered in Charleston,South Carolina,the last big city in the path of totality,had to struggle against a thick cloud cover when the partial eclipse began at 1:17 pm.It did thin out a little as totality took place at 2:46 pm,allowing for a good view of the eclipse,but not the sun's corona!However,some spectacular flashes of lightning that occurred just as the moon covered the sun helped ease the disappointment somewhat.
        The rare event,believed to be the most observed and most photographed eclipse in history,was a huge success.As Bill Nyeor"the Science Guy"briefly put it,"Experiencing an eclipse changes the way we feel about space and how we are connected.This moment will remind us all that we share a common origin among the stars and that we are all citizens of the same planet."

    (1)What can we know about the total solar eclipse?

    A.People in Oregon were unable to see it.
    B.Many Americans looked forward to it.
    C.The temperature on that day went higher.
    D.It last occurred in America 100 years ago.
    (2)What did the people in Charleston fail to see?

    A.The moon.
    B.The corona.
    C.A thick cloud cover.
    D.Flashes of lightning.
    (3)What does Bill Nye think of the event?

    (4)Where is the text most probably taken from?

    A.A weather report.
    B.A travel magazine.
    C.A news report.
    D.A sightseeing guidebook.
  • 2.    Once you know where you are going,arranging for the basic transportation is the next task.
        Trains – Traveling by train has fallen out of favour with many travellers in North America,but trains are well worth considering when the location you are traveling to is well-served by trains.High speed train travel,when combined with rail passes,can also be a good way to get to different parts of a large country and avoid the stress of driving or flying.Be aware that long distance passenger train schedules are rarely accurate (especially in North America),so plan to give yourself a day or so before boarding and after leaving those trains.
        Airlines – Airfares are usually cheaper when purchased in advance rather than at the last minute,so book your airline tickets first,then structure the rest of your trip around your arrival and departure times.Airfares vary on different days of the week and different times of the month and year,so if you're flexible with your departure time,select that option on the booking website so cheaper fares can be found for you to consider.
        Car rentals – If you are driving to a destination instead of flying,you will need to prepare for spending days on the road.It is also important to keep a close eye on car rental rates,since they can jump around based on demand,and even from location to location within a city or region.
        Tours – Tours are great because everything is usually arranged for you.The downside is that you are part of a group,so no matter where you go,there is a crowd with you.You need to be flexible when traveling with a tour group because not all the arrangements (or possibly tour members) may suit you.

    (1)What do we know about traveling by train?

    A.It's North Americans' favorite.
    B.It is convenient in North America.
    C.It might not guarantee your travel schedule.
    D.It causes as much stress as driving.
    (2)What do Airlines and Car rentals have in common?

    A.The money charged varies.
    B.Your flexibility is allowed.
    C.Convenience is guaranteed.
    D.No preparations are needed.
    (3)Which option can save the trouble of organizing in person?

    C.Car rentals.
  • 3.    You've probably tried easy center-city Beijing rides if you enjoy riding.Now it's time to level up your rides so they will take you out into the countryside and attractive mountains.
        Death Valley
        Approximate distance:100 km loop(环线)
        It may sound terrifying but Beijing's cyclists named this northern route"Death Valley"because of the huge tomb it passes,not the number of on-road accidents it has seen.In reality,it's the closest,mostly car-free loop to the city center and great for really stretching your legs.
        Tuesday/Thursday TTT
        Approximate distance:54km loop
        While it°s not particularly scenic,there are few traffic lights,and the roads are not too busy and have adequate bike lanes on each side,making it a relatively trouble-free ride.If you'd like to ride with a group,seek out early morning Beijing rider groups and join them on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5am or 6 am depending on the season.
        The Verse
        Approximate distance:120km loop
        It passes a café with good(although expensive) food and even high-end accommodation,but the best part is their super welcome attitude towards cyclists.It's a hike that is well worth the effort,as you are rewarded with amazing views of the Great Wall upon arrival and a ride back that is mostly downhill.
        Tongzhou Grand Canal Forest Park
        Approximate distance:70km loop
        This park is the closest place for riders to enjoy the Grand Canal from Beijing.The Grand Canal is a true wonder in China,and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history.The oldest parts of it date back to the 5th century B.C.It will be a fun ride here.

    (1)How does the route Death Valley get its name?

    A.It offers deadly loops for cars.
    B.It is located in an isolated place.
    C.It involves passing a large tomb.
    D.It witnesses numerous accidents for cyclists.
    (2)Which of the following covers the shortest distance?

    A.Death Valley.
    B.Tuesday/Thursday TTT.
    C.The Verse.
    D.Tongzhou Grand Canal Forest Park.
    (3)What do the last two routes have in common?

    A.There are on-road accidents.
    B.There are some cafés.
    C.They have adequate bike lanes.
    D.They have historical sites.
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