Summer Camps in Season!
STEM Camp July 10 to August 14, Cost: $180
90% of the jobs in the future will require STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education. We find ways to make learning fun and exciting for students to help ensure their futures. Campers participate in fun and engaging STEM activities! Register: www.stemcamp.ca or call 519-475-6600.
Kandalore June 15 to 28, Cost: $2,340
The finest traditional camp in Canada, provides the best of both canoe adventures and in-camp activities. For more than 65 years, Kandalore has given campers the opportunity to know and be themselves. We create a warm and supportive environment where kids can express their unique self, grow in self-confidence and build lifetime friendships. Register: www.kandalore.com or call 416-322-9735.
ESL Summer Camp June 25 to July 21, Cost: $5,500
Pickering College has an exciting ESL summer camp for students aged 12-18 who want to learn English and experience the wonders of summer at our 42 acre campus; students enjoy the excellent dormitory, dining, academic, and social facilities of one of Canada’s oldest independent schools. Register: www.pickeringcollege.edu.ca or call 905-175-8900.
DEEP Summer Academy August 16 to 26, Cost: $465
We provide highly motivated high school students from across the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science subjects. Organized by the University of Toronto. DEEP is one of the most diverse pre-university engineering programs all over the world with scholarships. Register: www.outreach.engineering.utoronto.ca or call 416-946-0816
one of my mom’s favorite things to say is, “Do the right thing, at the right time, and you will never be sorry.” While I was growing up, those words didn’t mean very much to me. I would just wrinkle my nose every time I heard them.
This year, with the thought of going away to college rising in my mind, I have found myself reflecting on that advice. I believe the quality of our life is decided when doing something to benefit someone else rather than ourselves. It isn’t found in those extraordinary moments of great beliefs, but rather in everyday, more ordinary times, when we have the opportunity to brighten someone’s day or make someone smile.
When my grandfather was sick, I heard Mom saying, “Call right now.” I had just gotten home from school, and all I wanted to do was relax, but I made the call. After hearing the gratitude in my grandfather’s voice and knowing how much it meant to him. I knew I “did the right thing at the right time”.
I’m not sure what college I will be attending next year, but I am sure that Mom’s words will be echoing around me. When the lonely girl in the dorm room across the hall is by herself, I will invite her to dinner. When a friend needs help studying for a final exam, I will help her when she asks. When I see a friend hurting herself with an eating disorder, I will take her to a doctor. Those words that I didn’t think much about growing up have become a part of me, without my even realizing it. My belief will at ways be to “do the right thing, at the right time”, so I will never be sorry.
One way of preventing floods may be making rain! This may sound rather strange. As we know, heavy rain is the cause of floods, and in Malaysia most of the floods are caused by the annual monsoon, which brings heavy rain to the east coast. If, however, the rain could be made to fall in the China Sea, there would be no more floods since the rain clouds would not reach the east coast.
Is it possible to make clouds give up their rain? Yes, it is, and in 1973 the National Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (NISIR) suggested that it would be tried. The institute knew of course that it is not possible to make all clouds give up all their rain. It calculated, however, that if the frequency of rainfall could be reduced by 10%, and the amount of rain that fell each time could be reduced by 15%, the total amount of flood damage would be reduced by 40%-50%.
Aa you probably know, clouds are caused by air containing water-vapor. The air rises and, since water-vapor becomes water when it cools, very tiny drops of water are formed. Since these drops are very small, they float in the air, and form cloud. When the cloud rises, however, the drops become colder. Because of this, they join together and become big drops. The big drops are no longer able to float because of their size, and they fall. As they fall, they pick up more drops and become bigger. This is the cause of rain.
All over the world mothers and fathers teach their children manners. Other children may have manners that are not like yours. There are all kinds of manners.
Many years ago, children who had good manners were seen and not heard. They kept quiet if grown-ups were talking. Today, well-mannered children have more freedom.
Somethings good manners in one place are bad manners in other places. Suppose you are a visitor in the land of Mongolia. Some friends ask you to eat with them. What kind of manners do they want you to have? They want you to give a loud “burp” after you finish eating. Burping would show that you like your food. In some countries, if you give a loud burp, you are told to say “Excuse me, please.” In many places people like to eat together. But in some parts of Polynesia it is bad manners to be seen eating at all. People show good manners by turning their backs on others while they eat. What are manners like in an East African town? The people try not to see you. They are being polite. You may see a friend. He may not see you at all. If you are polite, you will sit down beside him. You will wait until he finishes what he is doing. Then he will talk to you. Suppose you visit a friend in Arabia. You should walk behind the other tents until you come to his tent. If you pass in front of the other tents, you will be asked to each one. The people will ask you to eat with them. And it is bad manners if you say no.
Manners are different all over the world. But it is good to know that all manners begin in th same way. People need ways to show that they want to be friends.
Are you having trouble concentrating when you’re reading a book or listening to a lecture? This list of activities might help to improve your study habits.
Make a list. We often have trouble paying attention to one thing because your brain wants to think about something else. 36 You don’t worry about whatever else you should be doing.
Sleep more. Studies show that people who sleep fewer than eight hours a night for a period of time have slower response systems and more difficulty recalling information. 37
Eat Healthier foods. Many people enjoy foods high in fats and sugars. 38 They might give you a temporary burst of energy. However, that energy is soon followed by a crash.
Reduce screen time. This may be the most unpopular suggestion among young people. Screen time — time spent looking at cell phones, televisions, computer screens, has a clear effect on the attention span. 39
40 Concentration improves for students who participate in team sports. It could be that being active is helpful in this way. Participating in a sport trains your brain to concentrate on specific tasks, and shut out other thoughts.
列一个列表。我们经常难以关注一件事，因为你的大脑想要考虑其他事情。 36 你不担心你应该做的其他事情。
吃更健康的食物。许多人喜欢富含脂肪和糖的食物。 38 他们可能会给你一点暂时的能量。然而，这种能量很快就会消失。
One of Mark Twain’s classic novels is The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. It is set in a small American town in the 19th century. The people in this town are very traditional and live a quiet life.
The story is about a boy called Tom Sawyer, who lives with his aunt Polly. He is often in trouble with his aunt. Aunt Polly is very kind, but Tom thinks she is always trying to control him.
Tom is different from the other children in the town. He loves adventure. He does a lot of bad things, but he never really hurts anyone. He tried very hard not to go to school, and often jumps out of his bedroom window at night to meet his friends. He is very clever. One day, Aunt Polly asks him to do some painting, and he manages to get all the boys in the town to do the work for him by inventing a new painting game. It is these little stories that make readers want to keep reading the novel, but it is the adventures that is the most important part of the book.
Tom’s best friend is Huck Finn, a boy who has no home. In one adventure, they spend the night outside, and they see a man kill another man in the dark. Later in the book, Tom, Huck and another boy decide to leave the town because they think that life there is boring. They run away to an island in the middle of a river. They make fires, catch fish and sleep under the stars. They also make a boat to travel up and down the river. Without seeing the boys for days, the people in the town think they have died. One day, when Tom comes back to his aunt’s house to leave a letter telling that he is not dead, he hears his aunt talking about his funeral. Then Tom has an idea. On the morning of their funeral, the boys run back into town and attend their own funeral before telling everyone that they are still alive.
British and American English are different in many ways. The first and most obvious way is in the vocabulary. There are hundreds of different words which are not used on the other side of the Atlantic. For example, Americans use automobiles, freeways, gas, cabs and subways while the British use cars, motorways, petrol, taxis and undergrounds. Besides, sometimes the same word used by Americans and the British has a slightly different meaning, which can be confusing.
There are a few differents in grammar, too. In addition, the two varieties differ in spelling and pronunciation. American spelling seems simpler: center, color and program instead of centre, colour and programme. Many factors have influenced American pronunciation since the first settlers arrived four hundred years ago. But a Londoner doesn’t have much difficulty to understand a New Yorker.
The two varieties are moving closer. For more than a century, communications across the Atlantic have developed steadily, which has led to lots of American words and structures passing into British English. So, don’t worry. Users of English will all be able to understand each other — wherever they are.
During the summer holidays, my parents and I paid a visit to my grandparents by train. There were a large number of people and the train was crowded, but everyone helped those who had lots of baggage and behaved politely. Along the way, we enjoyed beautiful views. At first, we saw one hill after one. Then what came into view were fields with green crops. After a six-hour trip, we arrived at my grandparents’ house. Although I felt tired,
but I was happy to see my grandparents, whom I had not seen for a long time. It’s really an exciting trip because it was the first time that I had taken so a long-distance train.