Jessca: I’m so excited! We have two weeks off! What are you going to do?
Natasha: ___1___I guess I’ll just stay home. Maybe I’ll catch up on my reading. What about you? Any plans?
Jessica: Well, my parents have rented an apartment in Califoria. I’m going to take long walks along the beach every day and do lots of swimming.
Jessica: ___3___My parents will be happy to have you with us.
Natasha: ___4___ I’d love to!
A.Do you mean it?
B.Say, why don’t you come with us?
C.I’m not sure.
Children in the United States are exposed to many influences other than that of their families. Television is the most significant of these influences, because the habit of watching television usually begins before children start attending school.
Parents are concerned about the lack of quality in television programs for children. The degree of violence in many of these shows also worries them. Studies indicate that, when children are exposed to violence, they may become aggressive or insecure. Parents are also concerned about the commercials that their children see on television. Many parents would like to see fewer commercials during programs for children. And some parents feel that these shows should not have any commercials at all because young minds are not mature enough to deal with the claims made by advertisers.
Educational television has no commercial and has programs for children that many parents approve of. The most famous of these is Sesame Street, which tries to give preschool children a head start in learning the alphabet（字母）and numbers. It also tries to teach children useful things about the world in which they live.
Even though most parents and educators give Sesame Street and shows like it high marks for quality, some critics argue that all television, whether educational or not, is harmful to children. These critics feel that the habit of watching hours of television every day turns children into bored and passive（被动的）consumers of their world rather than encouraging them to become active explorers of it.
Scientific research results cant now be quickly（）to factory production.
Online shopping promotes excessive household consumption, and non-consumerism is gradually on the rise. This trend is also spreading to the circle of cyber celebrities. Some YouTube celebrities are calling on their fans to take on the challenge of not spending for a year. Two friends from Canada completed the challenge, who only spend their money on food in a year. In the first three months, they learned not to spend their money on any household appliances, clothes, daily necessities. In the next phase, they give up the expenditure on service such as haircuts, eating out and filling cars, which saved them $55,000 in a year.
Directions: You are to write in no less than 120 words on the topic of “Health and Happiness”. You should base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below. Write your essay on the Answer Sheet.