The Internet has made English learning much easier. English learners used to be (1)(obliged) to spend their time in libraries looking for the books that would help them in their language studies. It was very inconvenient because a lot of materials could only be found in (2)(tedious) and uninteresting textbooks and readers. But today authentic content on a variety of subjects is only a click away. This is especially (3)

(beneficial) for those who wants to learn English earnestly.

In order to achieve fluency in English, you need to be comfortable using at least 10,000 words. The (4)(abundant) materials on the Internet make it possible for you to choose appropriate content to read and listen to. These materials can be (5)(adjusted) to your level if you input some key words in the search engine. But how can you remember the (6) (bulk) of unfamiliar words?

In this case, the Internet (7)(evidently)makes it easier to learn vocabulary. You can use online dictionaries to instantly find out their grammatical (8)(functions) and the specific meaning of these words. The Internet helps you to (9)(efficiently) accumulate vocabulary based on lively and interesting language content, which greatly reduces your (10)(distress) caused by inability to remember the new words. The efficiency of this vocabulary learning is one of the reasons why the Internet has become an ideal place to learn English.

Through exploration of the humanities, we learn how to think creatively and critically, to analyze, and to ask questions. Because these skills allow us to gain new (1)(insight) into everything from poetry and paintings to business models and politics, humanistic subjects have been at the heart of a liberal arts (2)(education) since the ancient Greeks first used them to educate their citizens.

Research into the human experience helps to (3)(boost) our knowledge about our world. Through the work of humanities scholars, we learn about the values of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, and about the (4)(mystery) of how history is made. Their efforts depict the great accomplishments of the past, help us understand the world today, and give us tools to imagine the (5)(prospect) of our future.

Today, humanistic knowledge continues to (6)(promote) the ideal foundation for exploring and understanding the human experience. Learning another language might help to (7)(invest) you with great insights as well as gain much (8)(appreciation) of different cultures. Taking a close look at a sculpture might make you think about how an artist's life (9)(affected) his creative decisions. Reading a book from another region of the world might help you (10)

(speculate) about the meaning of democracy. Listening to history courses might give you a clearer picture of what the future will be like.

There is a special life stage that our generation goes through. It is the (1)

(transition) period, during which we move from teenage to adolescence. We learn who we are and what we stand for and what inspires us. Also, in this period we are (2)(saddled) with a lot of pressure from our parents who want us to make something out of ourselves.

My parents have already expressed feelings of (3)(anxiety) over my future with academics and life. When I expressed to them recently that I would not mind graduating in five years instead of four in order to study abroad to (4)(acquaint)myself with the world, they seemed so shocked. That idea sounded foreign and to them was (5)(equivalent) to lack of ambition.

Apart from that, my mother has (6)(expressed) to me that she is worried that I am not searching for a boyfriend. I (7)(resent) this stupid idea of marrying out of college since it does not suit me one bit. Women today can get what they want out of life without a man, even children, as it becomes more (8)(acceptable) for women to adopt children.

I personally want to stay in school as long as I can to (9)

(reinforce) my academic work, possibly complete a law degree and start a career, and then after, and only after, begin to think about (10)

(shifting) to marriage. If my math is correct, that means I will be more or less "ready" for marriage at the age of 29 or 30, the age when my mother had me.

Traditional dating is a self-paced, general meeting of two people. The two usually(1)(commence) with spending extra time together, getting to know one another and seeing how (2)(tempting) they could be to each other. A good example is a man meeting a woman and sensing her (3)(charm). He then extends a formal invitation for a date. With traditional dating, you get to go at a steady pace, (4)

(allowing) yourself and your date to get to know each other through extensive contact.

There are many (5)(components) that can be expected from traditional dates. Men, who are supposed to (6)(display) these traditional values, will open the door for the woman, stand up when she leaves the table, pay for everything, and (7)(proceed) to the next move. In the1950s, a man would usually ask a woman out several days ahead for a specific date and time. If she accepted, they would (8)(arrange) for a time to pick her up. He would then take her to a dinner and a movie.

Today the rules of traditional dating are less clear. Twenty years ago, if a young lady asked a men out on a date, it was thought to be (9)

(weird). Now, women are being encouraged to take the initiative and ask men out. A date may consist of a brief meeting at a café or a trip to the (10)

(local) art museum. Men often pay on the first date, but the woman may offer to go Dutch. The traditional dating style has been found much less common now.

To spend or save is a question which many people have. There is always a(n) (1)(dilemma) whether one should spend the money that he has earned or save that money for the future. Well, there is no (2)

(explicit) answer to the question as different people have different (3)

(perspectives) on their life, and that is the reason why some people tend to spend all the money earned while others (4)

(retain) control over their money. People who spend all the money do not think much about the future. The only thing that they enjoy doing most is to (5)

(derive) pleasure from spending money. For example, if they like a particular car, mobile phone or laptop, they will buy it without giving it a thought. For them, the most important thing is to satisfy their material (6)

(appetite). People who have their first job or who haven't married often fall in this category. In the long run, saving is a good (7)

(option) for one's life as saving helps an individual to plan for future (8)(urgent) needs. That is also the reason why many people save money for a rainy day. Individuals who can (9)

(suspend) their spending save money successfully. Instead of buying on impulse, they delay their purchasing decision and won't be easily (10)

(manipulated) by commercial ads. Individuals who have responsibility for their family belong to this category.

Simplifying is not necessarily about less. It can be about more: more time, more enjoyment, more accomplishment, and more of what (1)

(profits) you. If you do a lot of things that don't bring you joy or support your long-term plan, then doing less of that kind of things makes sense because you can't (2)(preserve) everything. The purpose of simplifying is to remove what's not important.To understand what should be (3) (discarded), try to think of activities and things as either assets or obligations. An asset is something that is valuable. Some (4) (corresponding) examples are stocks, bonds, buildings, land, gold, etc., but a little more broadly, an asset is anything that can strengthen and (5) (motivate) you, moving you closer to your goals. However, obligations are debts. An obligation is anything that (6)(weakens) you, moves you farther from your goals, provides negative stress, creates anxiety, and decreases your health.Then how can you (7)(implement) the idea of simplifying? Think about your daily activities and start with just one area. For example, you may begin with (8)(obligations) by making a long list of your daily activities. Your list may (9)

(revolve) around such routines as paying bills and planning a birthday party for a friend, etc. Do the activities get you closer to your goals? If not, (10)

(modify) the list. Remove what is unnecessary in order to concentrate more on something important in your life.

It's obvious that women have come a long way as successful professionals. Women in the workplace are (1)(flourishing) as an increased number of women have made their presence felt in many industries and professions. The sector of the female workforce has (2)

(expanded) with more and more strength and thus has its (3)

(genuine) importance in the professional world.

Whether they like it or not, men have to accept that women are marching up the management ladder confidently and (4)(diplomatically). Women used to be much more "quiet and passive" due to the relatively small number of female employees in (5)(comparison) to males. Women today, on the other hand, have begun seeking their (6) (administrative) positions by using all their powers of intelligence.

Men are hierarchical and (7)(jealous) of the "beauty power" that allows women to get certain things based on their physical assets. Even though there is a(n) (8)(dispute) whether many professional females got into positions of power by using their appearance to their advantage, the (9)(valid) fact is the majority of women have worked hard to achieve their desired success.

Women were considered as (10)(bystanders) in the workplace for many years and it was believed that the only jobs that they could handle were those of teachers or secretaries, but today's women can not only hold their own positions in the workplace, but they also have the dual task of raising their families.

The animal rights movement is a social movement which seeks an end to using animals in the research, food, clothing, and entertainment industries, (1) (hence) being called animal liberation. It advocates the idea that the most basic interests of non-human creatures should be (2)

(afforded) the same consideration as those of human beings.

Advocates (3)(lobby) for animal rights from different aspects, ranging from the focus on animal suffering in laboratories to the argument that (4)(insists) on not casting animals as properties of human beings. Despite the different approaches, advocates broadly (5)

(consent) to the opinion that animals should be viewed as non-human members of the moral community and should be (6)(omitted) from being food, clothing, entertainment, or research subjects. The idea of (7) (awarding) rights to animals wins the support of several prominent scholars.

However, some critics argue that animals are unable to enter into a social contract or moral (8)(compass) and for that reason cannot be granted rights. Only humans have duties and, therefore, only humans have rights. There is nothing wrong or (9)(evil) about using animals as resources so long as there is no unnecessary suffering. From within the animal rights movement itself, there has also been (10)

(criticism) of certain forms of animal rights activism, in particular the destruction of fur farms and animal laboratories.