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    Jessica Nabongo longs to set foot in every nation.She started traveling at age four,along with her parents on family trips from Detroit,Michigan and completed her mission when she landed in the Seychelles,having visited 195 countries.(1)
Along the way,she became a writer,photographer,and passionate advocate for inclusive and ethical(道德的) tourism .
   Here she talks to us about her experience and tips for traveling better.
   What inspires your adventures?
I have a strong desire to see the differences and similarities in how people live everywhere in the world,even at home in the United States.
   Did you ever experience any obstacles?
   I don't believe in failure.(3)
Embarrassment isn't a natural human personality,in my eyes-it comes from socialization.If I fell over in the middle of Grand Central Station,I'd laugh at myself.I firmly believe that every failure in your life is just an opportunity to learn.

   My mother has always said " humble(使谦逊) yourself." I appreciate it because when you travel,depending on your passport,depending on your social class,depending on so many different things,you can go to places with a lot of ego(自我),or you can humble yourself and know that everyone is equal.
What are some things people can do to travel more sustainably(可持续地)?
   Single-use plastic is one of the biggest things harming Earth right now,so a lot of my focus is on that.(5)
If you' re in a restaurant and you don' t have a big appetite,ask for a half portion.It's about being a deliberate(慎重的) traveler,just taking that extra minute to think how I can have a lower impact on this place that I' m in and on the planet in general.

A.But it's not just about the country count.
B.I believe failure is the mother of success.
C.Curiosity-that's what's always inspired me.
D.What did you depend on during your travel?
E.And I don't have the ability to be embarrassed.
F.What's the best piece of advice you' ve received?
G.But I also think it's important to watch how much you waste.
  • 1.    When I was a university student,I (1)
    (attract) by the Chinese.So I got a job as a teacher in Wuhan three years ago.Thinking back,I realize it was the students I met in the first year and Chinese university life in general (2)
    gave me the deepest impression.
        During my school days,I would rarely give up my spare time to any activity connected with study.Unless exams were approaching,my weekends were devoted to (3)
    (have) fun or perhaps a part-time job.My Chinese classmates,on the other hand, (4)
    (seem) to spend their entire waking hours studying.I understand that competition in Chinese universities is (5)
    (extreme) fierce.Nonetheless,their energy and motivation put(6)
    (I) to shame.
        My first year in China was also my first year as a teacher.It was both challenging (7)
    rewarding.One thing I know for certain is that my year in Wuhan helped me (8)
    (change) for the better.Thanks to the politeness and (9)
    (warm) of Chinese students,I overcame my fear of speaking in public and became more self-confident.Most importantly,I met dozens (10)
    nice people and made many excellent friends.
  • 2.    An embroidered (刺绣的) butterfly made by Liang Zhongmei is so lifelike that it could easily be mistaken for the real thing.It looks as if it could flap its colorful wings and fly free from its white cloth background.
        This 55-year-old embroiderer from Guizhou Province was born in a closed and underdeveloped village deep in the mountains,where most residents live by farming or as migrant workers (农民工).Losing her left arm at a very young age meant she could not feed herself,but she refused to become downhearted,and learned embroidery from her mother diligently and determinedly.
        After producing several works featuring butterflies and goldfish,she won many national professional skills awards in 2011 among people with disabilities.In 2012,she opened her workshop,with embroiderers putting their designs on the shelves to sell to locals,but business was poor.
        However,Liang's career prospered after an online commercial order.Now,clothes,ties,paintings and handicrafts produced by the workshop are sold to consumers worldwide via e-commerce platforms,with profit reaching from 300,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan annually.
        As the number of orders rose,Liang employed more workers,offering jobs to more than 100 female embroiderers in the neighborhood.She has also organized training courses for jobless women. "Thanks to the online buyers,our products sell well,which has changed our lives and brought us income and dignity," Liang said.
        Wang Danqing,an online seller,has worked with Liang's team since 2015.She said, "Many young consumers prefer products with cultural elements and personal appeal.Only by combining embroidered designs with modern life can cultural heritage be seen,loved,protected and
    passed down."

    (1)What do we know about Liang Zhongmei?

    A.She was brought up in a well-off environment.
    B.She made a fortune when her business began.
    C.She became world-famous after winning awards.
    D.She was strong-willed while learning embroidery.
    (2)Which of the following can replace the underlined word in paragraph 4?

    A.Went wrong.
    B.Took off.
    C.Held steady.
    D.Broke down.
    (3)What can we learn from Wang Danqing's words?

    A.New designs need to be integrated into the products.
    B.Expanding the range of product sales online is crucial.
    C.It is Liang's duty to pass on the embroidered technique.
    D.Products with personal elements are favored by the youth.
    (4)What is the main idea of the text?

    A.Online shopping gains popularity in China.
    B.Young people take a great interest in embroidery.
    C.Disabled Liang achieved success by trading embroidery online.
    D.Liang became an expert in embroidery despite her disability.
  • 3.    Ida Nelson was enjoying and relaxing in her bath when she heard the thunder of a small airplane circling the nearby airport.It was 11:30 at night in the Alaskan village of Igiugig,population 70,and,as she told the New York Times, "Anytime a plane flies over that late,you know something is wrong."
        Nelson and her sister leaped out of the bath,ran to the window and saw the problem:The airport's runway lights were out.Nelson threw on some clothes,jumped into her ATV,and floored it to the airport where she found a local pilot trying to turn on the lights manually. "Normally,if you push the button 10 or 15 times,the lights will just light up." Not this time.Meanwhile,she and the pilot learned of the plane's urgent mission:It was a medevac (救伤直升机),there to transport a seriously ill local girl to the nearest hospital,280 miles away in Anchorage.
        Nelson had a plan.Driving her ATV to the end of the runway,she switched her headlights on for the plane to follow.Great idea,but it wasn't enough.More light was needed,so a neighbor called nearly every home in the village - 32 of them.Within 20 minutes,20 vehicles arrived at the airport,many of the drivers still in pajamas.Following the directions from the medevac pilot,the cars lined up on one side of the
        The medevac made its final approach and,guided by the headlights,landed safely.The young patient was loaded onto the aircraft,and the plane immediately took off again.Her illness was never publicly revealed,but she has since recovered and left the hospital.
        In a world filled with uncertainty,the little community's positive activism is a big deal.Not so much for Nelson.As she told CNN,in Igiugig,coming together is "kind of a normal deal."

    (1)How did Ida Nelson tell something wrong happened?

    A.By observing the runway lights.
    B.By listening to the sound of the airplane.
    C.Through the time the airplane turned up.
    D.Through the behavior of the local pilot.
    (2)What was Nelson's idea?

    A.To light up the runway.
    B.To help repair the lights.
    C.To call in more villagers.
    D.To turn on more runway lights.
    (3)What does the story intend to show?

    A.Love makes the world go around.
    B.A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    C.Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
    D.A small action can make a big difference.
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