Today’s youth seem content to take the easy route and enjoy..
Today’s youth seem content to take the easy route and enjoy the ride of life. When tough situations arise, they often get annoyed and complain. How you live your teen years will have a profound influence on the rest of your life. You must learn to use your time wisely. You may not see it now, but developing leadership characteristics at a young age is very important. As we get older, it becomes harder to overcome bad habits and replace them with good ones. Possessing leadership qualities is essential, both in this life and in the world to come. There are certain qualities that one needs to develop in order to become a leader: justice, judgment, dependability, initiative, decisiveness, tact, integrity, enthusiasm, poise, unselfishness, courage, knowledge and loyalty. You may recognize these as good qualities to have, without realizing how they apply to leadership. The more these qualities are part of your nature, the more productive and enjoyable your life will be. All of these are qualities that one must possess to one degree or another. Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is something that is learned. No one is born a leader. We are all capable of exhibiting the leadership qualities mentioned above — some just choose not to. Of course, not veryone can be the “top dog”, let alone all the time. However, everyone does have the capacity to lead in some way — but action is required! Understand that learning is a fact of life—learning to ride a bike, learning to drive, learning to type, learning mathematics, etc. All of these activities require action. While we are born with many different abilities, if we do not use and develop them, those abilities will never come to fruition. Youth is an excellent time to start developing leadership characteristics. Take the time to study each one in detail. Put them into practice as you interact with other people. Determine which areas you are weak in, striving to always improve. Observe the leaders, and how they handle situations and carry themselves. Also, study the lives of great leaders. The results will serve you in this life — and beyond! 小题1:The purpose of the second paragraph is to show that .A．one must overcome bad habits at firstB．all leaders have the mentioned leadership characteristicsC．the earlier and the more you develop leadership characteristics, the better it is D．one must know how to apply the mentioned leadership characteristics first小题2:Not everyone can be a leader because______.A．they are lazyB．they don’t learnC．they don’t have the qualities mentionedD．they don’t develop their abilities小题3:What does the underlined sentence mean?A．Everyone can be a leader all the time.B．Everyone can not be a leader all the time.C．Nobody can be a top leader all the time.D．Nobody can not be a leader all the time.小题4:What is the best title for this passage?A．Learn to be a leader.B．Everyone can be a leader.C．Leadership characteristics.D．Leadership is something that is learned.
小题1:C 小题2:D 小题3:C 小题4:A 试题分析： 现在的年轻人越来越倾向于简单容易的生活方式并享受它，但是他们也忽略了年轻时好的品质的培养。一个人年轻时的良好习惯对以后的生活有着深远的影响。 小题1:主旨大意题。由“You may not see it now, but developing leadership characteristics at a young age is very important. As we get older, it becomes harder to overcome bad habits and replace them with good ones.”可知良好的习惯对我们以后的生活有巨大影响，因为年龄大了以后想改掉坏习惯很不容易。故选C。 小题2:细节理解题。由“We are all capable of exhibiting the leadership qualities mentioned above — some just choose not to.”可知每个人都有成为领导者的潜力，只是没有去开发。故选D。 小题2:句意猜测题。由“Of course, not everyone can be the “top dog””及下文可推测，不是所有人都能成为领头羊的。因此后面的意思是没有人可以一直是领头者。故选C。 小题2:主旨大意题。全文讲述了年轻时的好习惯对我们有巨大的帮助，尤其是成为领导人的能力培养。故选A。