Unit 1 Somet Strategies for Learning English
Unit 2 Sailing Round the World
Unit 3 The Present
Unit 4 Turing Off TV:A Quiet Hour
Unit 5 I Never Write Right
Unit 6 Sam Adams,Industrial Engineer
Unit 7 The Sampler
Unit 8 A Magician at Stretching a Dollar
Unit 9 Is There Life on Earth?
Unit 10 Going Home
Appendix 1 Key to Exercises（Unit 1-Unit 10）
Appendix 2 Chinese Translations of the Texts（Unit 1-Unit 10）
Appendix 3 Chinese Translations of the Reading Passages（Unit 1-Unit 10）
There were others to whom time was an enemy，though they knew the battle was alosing one.She felt no different in her inmost self，but outwardly there were cnanges‘There was a lessening of energy SO that things took longer to do,There was a tendencY towithdraw，but of this she knew she must watchful.However limited life might become，itwas essential to keep in stride though the pace might be slower.
Her group of friends began to decrease. Some went to the comfort Ofretirementhomes，some to the unknown.There were strong-built ones who still enjoyed travel andchided her becanse she nOW chose to stay at home.Through books and in herimaglnationshe did travel.There were many places she had never been-up the longest river to 1ts source or the highest mountain to its summit.She had not been where past civilizations hadlived and disappeared，or gone below the ocean to discover what undersea life was like
The Generation Gap
We 0ften hear people talking about the generation gap.The term is new，but the gap isas old as man.By“generation gap”we mean that young people and their Parentsdon tunderstand each other and that different generations have different and even conflicting values' old Mr.Ellis thinks he understands what has happened：“When 1 was a boy，I thoughtthe world was a beautiful place.My life was very pleasant.But when 1 was older，I Iearnedabout people whO were treated badly，people who didn’t have enough to eat·1 wanted to held them，and I married a girl who wanted to help them，too.We went to meetings andtalked a lot，but it didn’t seem to make much difference.
“Our children grew up in a world at war.They didn’t know when the fighting wouId stoD.Thev wanted their children to have nice clothes and toys.They didn’t want to th。nkabout the future.They thought nothing could be done about it.
“Now I have grandchildren，and they have their own ideas.They are trying to makethe world better.They are trying to help other people.They are making pe。Ple 1。。te“tOthem.I amproud of their generation”