Jonny：Hey! I'm just practicing Tai Chi(太极). Would you like to join me?
Peter：I know nothing about it. Is it difficult?
Jonny：It seems easy, but you need a lot of practice. You just follow me like this.
Peter：OK. Don't laugh 1 me. I may look funny.
Jonny：Bend your knees slightly and reach out your arms like tree branches, naturally and 2 (soft). Try to keep your body straight. Move slowly, then be sure to keep your balance and don't let your body shake.
Peter：I cannot control my body well. My legs become 3 (pain).
Jonny：Keep 4 (hold) your position for a while. It helps develop your strength and flexibility. Raise your leg and let 5 stay in the air for seconds.
Peter：I feel my legs shaking. I cannot do this any longer.
Jonny：Be patient! Tai Chi 6 (call) “shadow boxing" in English. It asks you to act like water: to be flexible as well 7 strong. In real competition, a Tai Chi master borrows the strength of the competitor and uses this energy to fight back. The 8 (hard) you try to beat him, the more likely you will get hit. He controls you!
Peter：Unbelievable! Oh..., 9 you don't mind, I'll stop and take a deep 10 .
A serious problem for today's society is who should be responsible for our elderly and how to improve their lives. It is not only a financial problem but also a question of the system we want for our society. I would like to suggest several possible solutions to this problem.
First, employers should take the responsibility for their retired employees. To make this possible, a percentage of profits should be set aside for this purpose. But when a company must take life-long responsibility for its employees, it may suffer from a commercial disadvantage due to higher employee costs.
Another way of solving the problem is to return the responsibility to the individual (个人). This means each person must save during his working years to pay for his years of retirement. This does not seem a very fair model since some people have enough trouble paying for their daily life without trying to earn extra to cover their retirement years. This means the government might have to step in to care for the poor.
In addition, the government could take responsibility for the care of the elderly. This could be financed through government taxes to increase the level of pensions (养老金）.Further more, some institutions (社会福利机构）should be created for senior citizens, which can help provide a comfortable life for them.Unfortunately, as the present situation in our country shows, his is not a truly practical answer. The government can seldom afford to care for the elderly, particularly when it is busy trying to care for the young.
One further solution is that the government or social organizations setup some working places especially for the elderly where they are independent.
To sum up, all these measures have advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that some combination of these measures may be needed to provide the care we hope to give to our elderly generations.
A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a box by his feet．He held up a sign 1__ （read）, “I am blind, please help．” 2 were only a few coins in the box．The boy felt sad．A man was walking by．He took out a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the box．Then he took the sign, turned it around and wrote some words．He placed the sign 3 it had been so that everyone who walked by would see the new words．Soon the box was full 4__ coins．A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy．
That afternoon, the man, by 5 the sign had been changed, came to see how things were．The boy 6 （recognize） his footsteps and asked, “Are you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?” The man said, “ I 7 （simple）wrote the truth．I said what you said but in a 8 （difference）way．” 9 he had written was, “Today is 10 beautiful day but I can not see it．”