Teenagers who don’t get up in the morning are brighter and more successful.
A study of students’ sleep by researchers in the USA found that teenagers who get up early are often tired and can’t concentrate in class.
“Young children love to get up early but teenagers have a different biological clock,” says a professor of Brown University. Her research showed that teenagers naturally go to sleep and wake up later than normal – for good biological reasons.
Now many American schools have changed that start of their morning classes from 7.30 to 8.30 or even 9.00.
People do get hurt in "adventure sports" and the most dangerous is climbing, which kills eight people a year. But it is not always obvious which activities are dangerous. For instance, two people die every year in hanggliding accidents, but the same number are killed by badminiton, whereas six people a year die in fishing accidents! So "exciting" isn't always the same as "dangerous". This is even more true when you consider the activities of every day life. Many more people die due to accidents in the home than from sports of any king.
If you're not sure whether you want to say yes or no, then say you'll give an answer later, and refuse to discuss it further. This gives you time to decide and to prepare yourself to say no if necessary. Use body language to give your words more authority:stand up straight, straighten your shoulders and look at the person. If your're talking on the phone, stand up-it makes you feel and therefore sound more confident. If a request is reasonable but you don't want to do it, then offer an alternative, for example, "I don't have time on Saturday, but I could do it one night next week."
At last, after what seemed to us an age, the liftboat reached the man and two of the sailors pulled him on board. This was not at all easy, for the sea was rather rough. Then the sailors began to row back to the ship again. the lift boat was rasied out of the water and the rescued man, wrapped in a blanket, was helped out on to the deck. Leaning on the arm of the ship's doctor, but still able to walk in spite of his terrible experience, he was led off to the ship's hospital. As he passed along the deck, everyone cheered loudly.
Sally had been studying at an art college for a year and, like most students, she did not have much money. It was going to be her mother’s birthday soon, and she wondered what she could buy her as a present that would be nice and useful but not too expensive.
One day, a week from her mother’s birthday, she went shopping to try to find her mother a nice present. She came across a shop that was selling umbrellas cheap, and decided that one of those would solve her problem, since her mother had lost hers the month before. *
On the train back home that evening she felt hungry, she went to the buffet car for a sandwich. She had left the black umbrella above her seat in the compartment, but when she got back, it had gone! Sally burst into tears. The other three passengers felt sorry for her and asked what the matter was. When she had explained that her present for her mother had disappeared, the three passengers asked her for her mother’s address, in order to be able to send the umbrella on to her in case someone had removed it by mistake.
The next week, Sally got a letter from her mother, which said, “Thank you for your lovely presents, but why did you send me there black umbrellas?”
For many years,Hawaiihas been a magic name to people who like to travel. The beaches there are the best in the world /and the waves are the highest. And the weather is neither too hot nor too cold all the year around. The water is very clear, too. It’s too wonderful for people to do water sports there, just like surfing, diving, water-skiing or swimming. Especially surfing there is so exciting that many surfers and travelers from all over the world are attracted every year.
People on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, inJapanand inAmerica, dream of seeing these beautiful islands in the middle of ocean. They also want to see sunset over the ocean. In the tropical lands, the sun drops like a ball of golden fire into the sea, and it drop so quickly that you can almost see it move. People often have a quiet, peaceful time here, perfect for a leisurely walk along the water.
The first people came toHawaiinearly two thousand years ago, but skyscraper hotels were only built in the last 25 years. Now yet airplanes make it possible to fly toHawaiifor a weekend fromTokyoorSan FranciscoorLos Angeles.
Wherever people come from, they really want to see the original beauty of Hawaii.
A Brave Mother
Liza, a middle-aged woman, went to prepare lunch, leaving Barney, her 3-year-old-son, playing by himself in the backyard.
All of a sudden, a sharp cry of Barney came into the mother’s ears, and Liza rushed into the backyard and found a big snake entwining the little child with its body and trying to swallow the boy. Liza was terrified and quite angry. She made up her mind to save her son from the snake’s mouth.
It was mother’s love that made Liza forget what she faced. She took up an old hatchet from the ground and struck the snake with all her strength.
One two with the hatchet, Liza hit the snake again and again, but she felt as if she was striking a mass of solid rubber. The little boy’s voice and breath were getting weaker and weaker. Liza’s heart was broken and she got nearly mad.
Suddenly Liza put aside the hatchet and threw herself to the snake, opened her mouth and bit into the snake’s back as if tearing a tough steak. Liza was really mad.
By and by a small piece of flesh was bit off. Liza picked up the hatchet again and hit at the wound in the snake’s back madly and savagely.
Stinking blood was spraying out of the snake’s body. The snake was so badly wounded that it let go of Barney and moved back into the forest hurriedly. It had never imagined how human beings had such sharp teeth. On half way home, the snake lay, dead.