3 扬州中学2014-2015学年高一下学期期中考试 英语
江苏省扬州中学 2014-2015 学年度第二学期期中考试 高一英语试卷 第一卷（选择题，共 85 分)
第一部分：听力(共两节，满分 20 分） 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，你有 10 秒钟的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. Where does this conversation most probably take place? A. In the man’s home. B. In an office building C. In a department store. 2. What can we know about the man’s job from the conversation? A. He can’t sell many books. B. He has a promising career. C. He and his boss get along well. 3. What are the two speakers most probably talking about? A. Paintings. B. Flowers. C. Clothes. 4. Who may these two speakers be? A. Father and mother. B. Teacher and student. C. Mother and son. 5. What happened at the convenience store last night? A. Somebody robbed the store. B. Too many people crowded in. C. The employees refused to work. 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。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读每个小题，听完后，每小题将 给出 5 秒钟的作答时间，每段对话或独白读两遍。 听下面一段材料，回答第 6 至 7 题。 6. When does this conversation take place? A. In the morning. B. At noon. C. Late in the afternoon. 7. What does the mother have to do according to the conversation? A. Buy her son an English book. B. Wait for her son’s school bus. C. Meet her son’s History teacher. 听下面一段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。 8. What's the probable relationship between the two speakers? A. Colleagues. B. Neighbors C. Classmates. 9. What can we know about the man from the conversation? A. He takes the training course seriously. B. He didn’t listen carefully at the lecture. C. He prefers knowledge to food or drinks. 10. What does Nancy think of Professor Hall’s class? A. It occupies her time for lunch. B. It’s boring with so many facts. C. It’s instructive and interesting. 听下面一段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。
11. What are the two speakers talking about? A. Online reading. B. Rise of electronic books. C. Amazon Kindle and iPad. 12. Which company is now selling more e-books in the US than printed ones? A. Amazon.com. B. Apple.com. C. Sony.com. 13. How is the publishing world doing currently? A. It’s losing bookstores. B. It’s having a hard time. C. It enjoys a quick development. 听下面一段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。 14. Why does Jason want to see Professor Read? A. He has promised to talk to her. B. He needs her approval for his schedule. C. He has asked her to help him choose courses. 15. Which course does Jason take for the second time? A. Short story writing. B. History. C. Mathematics. 16. What is Professor Read concerned about? A. Why Jason is poor in poetry. B. How Jason will behave in her class. C. Whether Jason can handle so much work. 17. When do the two speakers meet for this conversation? A. Before the term begins. B. On the last day of class. C. After the first week of classes. 听下面一段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。 18. When did the Ferguson shooting happen? A. On December 13. B. On August 9 C. On July 17 19. What can we learn from the news? A. The public anger turned into violence in New York. B. What happened to Eric Gamer was recorded on videos. C. Civil rights organizations announced a national march in 2015. 20. What didn’t President Obama mention in his speech in Washington? A. American people’s feeling of unfairness. B. Specific comments on the New York shooting case. C. His plans to improve the relationship between the police and the people.
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）
21. Under the Dome, ________ 103-minute documentary released by Chai Jing, has pushed________ public awareness about air pollution and encouraged people to join in efforts to make a difference. A. the; the B. a; a C. the; 不填 D. a; 不填 22. —I feel it difficult to apply for a job in that famous company. —Why not read this magazine? This is ____ some useful information is available. A. what B. how C. where D. that 23. ______ a general introduction to the computer, the course also provides practical experience. A. Because of B. Aside from C. Except D. Due to 24. — This city is a dull place to live in.
— How surprising that you ___________ think so! I love it very much. A. shall B. might C. should D. must 25. Peter is ill, so you are supposed to _________ Class 4, and there is no doubt _________it is a great challenge to you, Mr. Zhang. A. take on; whether B. take up; that C. take over; that D. take out; whether 26. You’d better wash the coat in a proper way, for the material ___________ easily. A. is fading B. has faded C. is faded D. fades 27. The wedding dress of the Princess is noble and elegant. ________ is the beauty of this style that it will be popular with young women. A. Such B. It C. What D. That 28. We have no doubt that if the students’ interest in the subject is aroused, they will ________ the challenge and commit more of their time and energy to their studies. A. face up to B. keep pace with C. put up with D. live up to 29. The basketball coach, as well as his team members, ______ interviewed shortly after the match for their outstanding performance. A. were B. was C. is D. are 30. We promise _______ attends the party a chance to have a photo taken with the movie star. A. whoever B. whom C. who D. whomever 31. A meeting was held yesterday ______ the hero who lost his life for saving the drowning girl. A. in search of B. in memory of C. in place of D. in favor of 32. The computer was used in teaching. As a result, not only __________, but students became more interested in the lessons. A. saved was teachers’ energy B. was teachers’ energy saved C. teachers’ energy saved D. was saved teachers’ energy 33. I think Tom and John must have been in charge of yesterday’s party, _______________? A. haven’t they B. hadn’t they C. weren’t they D. didn’t they 34. The public strongly appealed to the local government to punish the ______ officials. A. commercial B. innocent C. poisonous D. corrupt 35. —Shall we offer the new position to Jack? —. ________ .You are the boss. A. You bet. B. It’s your call. C. No problem. D. It depends
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， 并在答题纸(卡)上将该项涂黑。 Are parents rational (理性的) about their children? No. Parents aren’t rational because 36 isn’t rational. Young people can understand this about romantic love, but they find it hard to 37 this element (元素) in parental love. My eldest daughter’s 38 the other day brought this up. “Let me ask you something, Dad,” she began in a tone of patiently controlled 39 that every experienced parent knows. “I sailed around the Mediterranean in a yacht (游艇) when I was seventeen,” she said. “I hiked through the Pyrenees from Spain to Paris. I’ve done rock climbing and deep-sea diving and slept in rainforests in the jungle of Indonesia. Right?” “Right,” I said, “So 40 ?” “So this,” she went on. “When I go to the corner drugstore to pick up some shampoo, why do
you always tell me to be 41 when I cross the street?” There is no 42 answer a parent can give to this. All I could mumble (嘟囔) in 43 was that when I was 50, my mother would 44 me not to drive too fast. If I were 80 and she were still alive, I would be getting the 45 warning. No matter the 46 , a child is a child. There is something else, too, that children find it hard to 47 . When they are far away, there is nothing we can do about their 48 . They are in the hands of the gods. Parents try not to 49 about it. But when the children are 50 , the old protective urge quickly comes back, and it doesn’t 51 how far they have been or what experiences they have got through. Most 52 happen around the corner, not in the rainforest. The most instinctive (本能的) act of almost every creature is to 53 its young, and with humans this 54 stays for a lifetime. In the parent’s mind, a child ages but does not 55 . Rational? No. But if we were rational, would we want children at all? 36. A. anxiety B. fear C. love D. desire 37. A. accept B. improve C. remove D. dislike 38. A. problem B. question C. warning D. explanation 39. A. anger B. pride C. worry D. surprise 40. A. when B. how C. what D. why 41. A. brave B. careful C. quick D. helpful 42. A. necessary B. different C. satisfactory D. ordinary 43. A. apology B. turn C. regret D. reply 44. A. persuade B. promise C. remind D. expect 45. A. different B. same C. extra D. right 46. A. age B. distance C. gender D. power 47. A. decide B. miss C. choose D. understand 48. A. success B. happiness C. luck D. safety 49. A. argue B. think C. forget D complain 50. A. aware B. hesitant C. close D. frightened 51. A. prove B. matter C. mean D. mind 52. A. accidents B. failures C. changes D. mistakes 53. A. follow B. protect C. spoil D. treat 54. A. impression B. effect C. opportunity D. response 55. A. stop B. compete C. leave D. grow
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 答题纸(卡)上将该项涂黑。 A IT was a 12-minute walk into the unknown, and it changed the history of space exploration forever. The first-ever spacewalk by former Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, 50 years ago on March 18, was also the first big test of space suit technology. The old Soviet-style space suit was not quite ready yet, however. It was affected by the lack of atmospheric (大气的) pressure in space. When Leonov had completed his space walk, he realized
that his space suit “had inflated (膨胀) like a balloon, preventing him from getting back inside the spacecraft”, according to the BBC. The cosmonaut let half of the air out of his spacesuit and survived despite losing oxygen. Nowadays, of course, this type of incident does not happen. But the problem of what to wear in space is still important, as space travel may soon be available to more people than ever. In 2017, Space X and Boeing may become the first private companies to put people in space. What should the new, rich space travelers wear? Well, their outfits (服装) won’t be like the white, boxy suits in the film Gravity. Those types of extra-vehicular (飞船外的) activity (EVA) suits will be for professionals working outside a spacecraft. The average space traveler will instead need something to wear inside in case of an emergency when getting up and down again in a rocket or during docking. These are called IVA (intra-vehicular activity) pressure suits, which should be effective, comfortable, and perhaps even fashionable. The best-known example is the orange “pumpkin suit” made famous by NASA, but more fashionable options may later be available. In fact, fashion and space have been together for years. The first space suits for the Apollo moon program were built by Playtex, an underwear maker, and the company still works with NASA. Nowadays in Brooklyn, New York there is a company called Final Frontier Design that makes the latest in space suit technology. All of their staff have backgrounds in show business (演艺界), making Broadway musical and circus (马戏团) costumes. They are currently looking to introduce their space tech, like vibrating (振动的) belts that can give directions by feel, to people on Earth. The walk into unknown space fashion is just beginning. How would you show off in space? 56. According to the article, today’s space travelers have different experiences to that of Alexei Leonov because ______. A. they have to perform space walks for long periods B. today’s space suits are much safer and more convenient C. they are provided with extra oxygen to survive in space D. they can wear their own outfits on space missions 57. The phrase “this type of incident” in Paragraph 3 refers to situations in which astronauts ______. A. fail their space walk missions B. put on the wrong space suit C. have trouble with their space suits D. forget the correct operating procedures 58. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the space suits that will be made for private companies’ space travelers in the near future? A. They will be intended for tough working conditions outside a spacecraft. B. They will have to be orange. C. They will be very heavy and expensive despite their fashionable look. D. They will be created with the help of artists and designers. 59.What is the best title of the passage? A. Fashion comes to space. B. Space travel exploration becomes more popular. C. What happened to Alexei Leonov 50 years ago?
D. How space suits work? B WHEN my brother Joe was 6 months old, my mother brought him home from the hospital and told me to watch him while she fixed supper. We started playing a game I called “dogs”, rolling on the floor like pups (小狗). Then I looked up and saw my mother watching us. She was crying. “He’s blind,” she said. “The doctor told me today.” I looked at Joe. He was laughing. “He can’t be blind,” I said. “He smiles at my face.” “He smiles at your voice,” she said. “He’ll never see your face.” That was that. Joe was blind. Mama went back to cooking. I went back to playing a dog. From the age of 8, Joe boarded at a school for the deaf and the blind, learning to read Braille. When he was 16, the school said he’d learned enough and sent him home with a Braille typewriter. At 21, Joe moved out to live on his own, he said, “like a man,” in an apartment 30 miles (48 km) away. He learned to cook, clean, do his own laundry, and do almost anything else he needed. Then he met the love of his life. She, too, was blind. When Joe called to tell me, he said: “Even a blind man can fall in love at first sight.” They shared 10 good years before he lost her to cancer. Painfully soon after, he also lost our mother, who was his champion, and our stepfather, who was Joe’s best friend. What is left when you lose the loves of your life? My brother clung with an iron fist (拳头) to three gifts: Faith, hope and love. His faith grew stronger. He always had hope. And his love for his family has never gotten weaker, despite death or disappointment. Loved ones leave, but love remains. The years ahead may prove to be his hardest. His legs are growing weaker, threatening to take away the independence he’s fought so hard to keep. My sister and I often wonder what will happen if Joe can’t live on his own. It’s not up to us. We’ll do what we can, but it’s his life. He won’t have it any other way. You don’t find strength to do something until it’s time to do it. Joe has found it whenever he has needed it. I believe he will again. 60. When the author’s mother brought her little brother Joe back from the hospital, the author ______. A. was sad because he couldn’t see things clearly B. immediately introduced him to the family dog C. worried that he might steal her mother’s love from her D. had great fun playing a game with him 61. Which of the following order of events is CORRECT according to the article? a. Joe started learning Braille at a school for the deaf and the blind. b. Joe moved out to live independently and learned to cook and clean. c. Joe was sent back home with his Braille typewriter. d. Joe had a hard time when he lost three beloved family members. e. Joe fell in love with a blind girl the first time they met. A. abedc B. acbed C. acebd D. aecbd 62. What is the key message the author wants to convey(表达) through the article? A. People have to spend more time with their loved ones. B. The disabled deserve our respect and support so that they can live an independent life.
C. Love, hope and determination can keep a man going despite hardship. D. People should learn to get over the loss of their loved ones as love always remains. C Christmas is long gone and Valentine’s Day is a distant memory. That means it's a slow time for jewelers, and a good time for you to make a purchase. Whether you’re out shopping for gold, or silver, here are a few things you need to know: What determines price? The purity of the metal is one of the elements that determines the price. Gold purity is indicated with a stamp of 10K, 14K, 18K, or 24K. And different countries have their own standards. For example, for a piece to be considered gold in the US, it must be at least 10K. In Britain and Canada: 9K. In Italy and France: l8K. Anything over l8K is really too soft for everyday wear. That’s why jewelry stores in the US sell mostly 14K. How much can you expect to pay? That depends on the weight of the metal and the gemstone(宝石). So keep that in mind, especially when buying online. To keep yourself from getting ripped off, ask yourself the following: ●How long has the company been around? ●What is its return policy? ● Is the jewelry featured on the website visible from all directions? ● Is the company transparent with the gram weights and the size of t he gemstones? Yellow gold? White? Rose? Yes, it's confusing, and while this is largely a personal decision, there are a few things to keep in mind. For starters. white or rose gold costs about l 0% more than yellow gold. If you want the “look for less”, consider gold plated jewelry. “Gold plated” and “gold overlay” mean the same thing and guarantee a thicker layer of finish than “vermeil” which is a flash finish that is thinner and less consistent, but more affordable. Buy vermeil finished pieces you want for a season or two just to follow the fashion. For pieces you want to wear for a lifetime, solid gold is best. What about sterling silver(标准纯银)? Sterling silver has been an alternative for white gold during the difficult economy, and while it used to be more popular with just the younger these days it has much more mass appeal. So much so that retailers are now offering fine gemstones with silver--something you used to see only with gold. Keep in mind that in the US. the sterling silver standard is 92.5% real silver. Don’t buy it if there isn’t a “925” stamp on it. And keep in mind that the lower price you’re paying for silver means more maintenance. To keep silver jewelry from becoming less shiny, consider keeping a piece of chalk in your jewelry box. 63. According to the passage, the underlined phrase “getting ripped off” in Paragraph 3 probab ly means “_______”. A. being charged B. being affected C. being cheated D. being attracted 64. Which of the following is relatively good for only wearing a short time? A. A 14K necklace. B. A gold-plated ring. C. A gemstone necklace. D. A vermeil earring. 65. We can infer from the last paragraph that silver jewelry should be kept ________ A. in a cold place B. in a dry place C. in a wet place D. in a hot place 66. The author writes the passage mainly to ________. A. encourage young people to buy fashionable jewelry B. tell people the best time to purchase gold and silver C. introduce the real value and popularity of gold and silver D. inform people of the factors to consider in buying jewelry D In the more and more competitive service industry, it is no longer enough to promise customer satisfaction. Today, customer “delight” is what companies are trying to achieve in order to keep
and increase market share. It is accepted in the marketing industry, and confirmed by a number of researches, that customers receiving good service will promote business by telling up to 12 other people; those treated badly will tell their tales of woe to up to 20 people. Interestingly, 80 percent of people who feel their complaints are handled fairly will stay loyal. New lineages for customer care have come when people can obtain goods and services through telephone call centers and the Internet. For example, many companies now have to invest(投资) a lot of money in information technology and staff training in order to cope with the “phone rage(愤怒)”—caused by delays in answering calls ,being cut off in mid-conversation or left waiting for long periods. “Many people do not like talking to machines,” says Dr . Storey Senior Lecturer in Marketing at City University Business School, “Banks, for example, encourage staff at call centers to use customer data to establish instant and good relationship with them .The aim is to make the customer feel they know you and that you can trust— the sort of comfortable feelings people have during face-to-face chats with their local branch manager.” Recommended ways of creating customer delight include: under-promising and over-delivering (saying that a repair will be come out within five hours, but getting it done within two ); replacing a faulty product immediately: throwing in a gift voucher(购物礼券) as an unexpected “thank you” to regular customers; and always returning calls, even when they are complaints. Aiming for customer delight is all very well, but if services do not reach the high level promised, disappointment or worse will be the result. This can be eased by offering an apology and an explanation of why the service did not meet usual standards with empathy (for example,” I know how you must feel”), and possible solutions (replacement, compensation or whatever suggests best meets the case). Airlines face some of the toughest challenges over customer care. Fierce competition has convinced them that delighting passengers is an important marketing tool, while there is great potential for customer anger over delays caused by weather, unclaimed luggage and technical problems. For British Airways staff, a winning telephone style is considered vital in handling the large volume of calls about bookings and flight times. They are trained to answer quickly, with their name, job title and a “we are here to help” attitude. The company has invested heavily in information technology to make sure that information is available instantly on screen. British Airways also says its customer care policies are applied within the company and staff are taught to regard each other as customers requiring the highest standards of service. Customer care is obviously here to stay and it would be a foolish company that used slogans such as "we do as we please”. On the other hand, the more customers are promised, the greater the risk of disappointment. 67. We can learn from Paragraph 2 that . A. well-treated customers promote business B. unsatisfied customers receive better service C. Satisfied customers catch more attention D. complaining customers are hard to satisfy 68. The writer mentions “phone rage” (Paragraph 3) to show that . A. customers often use phones to express their anger B. Customer care becomes more demanding C. people still prefer to buy goods online D. customers rely on their phones to obtain services 69. If a manager should show his empathy (Paragraph6), what would he probably say? A. “I’m sorry for the delay.” B. “I appreciate your understanding.” C. “I know how upset you must be.” D. “I know it’s our fault.” 70. Which of the following is conveyed in this article? A. Face-to-face service creates comfortable feelings among customers. B. A company should promise less but do more in a competitive market.
C. Companies that promise more will naturally attract more customers. D. Customer delight is more important for airlines than for banks.
第二卷（非选择题，共 35 分)
第四部分 任务型阅读（共 10 个小题，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最恰当的单词。 注意：每空格 1 个单词。请将答案写在答题纸上！ Once kids hit the teenage years, parenting becomes more difficult than ever. Establishing（建 立） effective house rules is one of the best ways to educate teenagers. House rules must respect teenagers’ desire to be independent and make sure they behave responsibly. How can effective house rules be established? First of all, get your teenager to take part in making the rules, which can help keep them motivated to follow them. Ask their opinion about what sorts of things they think are important when creating the rules and try to include some of their ideas. When creating the list of rules, don’t list every single rule imaginable. Instead, try to limit it to the ten most important rules. I’ve seen some parents come up with several pages of rules which turn out to be more like a rule book rather than a list. Remember, it is important to make the list easy to remember and to be a basic guide. Then, it is important that you write out the list of rules and hang them in a prominent (显眼的) location. Keeping the rules on the refrigerator or displayed somewhere where everyone can see them is a good reminder. Revise the rules whenever there’s a need, not very frequently though. Explain clearly in advance what negative consequences(后果) will be in store when a rule gets broken. But ensure（保证） that none of your consequences are equal to abusive parenting. For example, take off the rule that says — “if you don’t get home by 11 at night, make arrangements to stay elsewhere until morning”. Let helping with small household chores like cleaning up their own rooms serve as consequences for disobeying rules. Following these tips on establishing effective house rules accompanied by constant positive reinforcement (执行) will help improve your teenager’s behavior. Hope you can direct your teenager to become a responsible and independent person with the help of house rules!
Title Requirements for house rules
Establishing house rules for (71) __________ They must respect teenagers’ desire to be independent and (72)______ that teenagers behave responsibly. Trying to make the rules together ? Ask their opinions (74) ______ teenagers. ? Include their ideas ? Avoid (75)_______ every single Keeping the house rules simple rule imaginable. ? Limit the list to the most
(73) ________ on establishing
effective house rules Writing out the list of rules and hanging them somewhere visible
important rules. (76)______ your teenager of the rules ? Make the rules revised (77)______ necessary. ? Don’t abuse children if they (79)________ rules
Giving a clear (78)____________ of the consequences Conclusion
Your teenager’s behavior will be (80)____________ with the help of effective house rules.
第五部分：完成句子 (共 5 题，每题 1 分)
81. 谈到古典音乐，我们首先想到贝多芬。 classical music, we first think of Beethoven. 82. 约翰能用最简短的语言将自己的观点表达清楚。 John has a way to using as few words as possible. 83. 我已受够了驾车带孩子们到处去。 I have driving the kids around. 84. 他的车在半路上抛锚了，这导致他上班迟到了。 His car broke down on the halfway, which resulted in
85. 他满心遗憾地看着他的家被拆除，让位给新的购物中心。 With great sorrow, he watched his home being torn down to new shopping center.
书面表达 (共 1 题，满分 20 分)
阅读下面的短文，然后按照要求写一篇 150 词左右的英语短文。 With the development of economy, people tend to pursue high quality living conditions. Most of the parents try their best to offer their children comfortable circumstances, but they seldom have time to stay with their children. In my opinion, no matter how busy they are, they should make the best use of their time to stay with their children. Every time when parents take them to the amusement park, help them to prepare their birthday parties, applaud for them when they are competing in the sports meeting, the time they spend with children will become treasure in their memories. Children need the direction from their parents. There is some wrong behavior in our society, such as dishonesty, violence and so on. Children have weak resistance in defending this negative influence. In this case, parents' instructions seem to be very important to children's growth. Parents should sit down and talk with them about what they should do and should not do. I do not deny that there are some disadvantages in spending too much time with children. Some parents restrict their children, and give them little freedom to develop their interests. Therefore, I emphasize that parents should educate and instruct their children appropriately in their spare time apart from their busy work. 【写作内容】 你将参加一场主题辩论会，主题为“父母该为孩子的行为习惯负责吗?”参赛前，你要查 阅相关资料，并准备你的主题发言，请仔细阅读下文，然后完成以下的任务： 1、以约 30 个词概括短文的要点；
2、然后以约 120 个词就“父母该为孩子的行为负责吗?”这个主题发表你的看法，并包含 以下的内容要点： (1) 你认为父母是否该对此负责，并阐明你的理由； (2) 你对父母们的建议。 【写作要求】 你可使用实例或其它论述方法支持你的论点，也可以参照阅读材料的内容，但不能抄 袭阅读材料中的句子。
江苏省扬州中学 2014-2015 学年度第二学期期中考试 高一英语试卷
听力 1-5 CACAA 单项选择 21-25 DCBCC 完形填空 36-40 CABAC 阅读理解 56-59 BCDA 任务型阅读 6-10 ACABC 11-15 BABBC 31-35 16-20 CABBB 2015.4
26-30 DAABA 41-45 BCDCB 60-62 DBC
BBCDB 51-55 BABDD
71. teenagers 72. ensure 76. Remind
73.Tips/Suggestions/Advice 74.with 75. listing
77. whenever 78.explanation 79.disobey/break 80. improved
完成句子 81. When it comes to 82. get his opinion across 83. had enough of 84. his being late for work 85. make way for 书面表达 Parents Should Be Responsible For Children's Behaviors The passage mainly tells us that parents play an important part in children's growth, suggesting that no matter how busy parents are, they should spend more time staying with their children and give proper instructions. We know it is important for children to develop good habits. So it is disappointing and sad to see some children around us showing bad habits. As far as I am concerned, parents should be responsible for helping children develop good habits. The reasons are as follows. To start with, it is commonly held that parents are the first teachers of their children. The children adopt many ways and thoughts of their parents as they are growing. What’s more, parents' duties include not only providing food and clothing, but also knowledge and common sense required to go on well in society. Therefore, I hope parents can spend more time staying with their children, giving proper guidance to their children. Meanwhile, parents should mind their words and acts, setting a good example to their children.