I never knew how amazing it would feel to help a family 4,560 miles away from my home. I never knew how great an effect I could have on that single family.
From the moment I walked into French class, I knew almost instantly that I belonged there. My teacher, Madame Weiser, is a kind and caring woman, and is the person who started the interest within me to help a family abroad, no matter how many miles apart.
Back in 2011, my teacher traveled as a tourist to Maxi, a country settled in West Africa with a large French-speaking population. She didn’t expect to adopt an entire family, but fate had other plans. Madame met a nice man named Monsieur Diarra, a driver who had shown her the way through the dry lands of Mali.
Mali is now a war-torn country and unsafe for tourists to visit, leaving little work for taxi drivers. Madame Weiser realized how Monsieur Driarra’s family struggled on a daily basis, for he had a wife and four children to support as well as their grandmother, so she made a final decision to send the family as much money as she could raise every month.
Now, three years later, Madame Weiser has still kept up her fund, collecting money from family and friends as well as students to support the cause. It has become more than just my teacher donating to her adopted family abroad.
As president of French Club at my high school and a French Honor Society member, I decided that our club should work to raise money for the family in need. By washing cars, we raised over $1,000.
From my experience, I’ve learned that making an effort is worth more than anything. Its effect is priceless!
21. Why do taxi drivers have difficulty finding work in Mali?
A. People don’t like taking a taxi.
B. Tourists visiting Mali are few.
C. Mali is very unsafe for them.
D. Public transport is enough.
22. What does the underlined expression “the cause” refer to?
A. Teaching Trench in West Africa.
B. Looking for jobs for the drivers in Mali.
C. Helping the homeless as much as possible.
D. Donating money to the adopted family abroad.
23. What did the writer think of her experience?
A. Boring B. Puzzling C. Satisfying. D. Relaxing.
24. What is the best title of this passage?
A. The Love for Africa. B. A Kind Foreign Driver.
C. My Helpful Teacher D. My Unforgettable Class
Researchers recently found that hackers took control of 300,000 home routers(路由器). Once your home router has been controlled, hackers could redirect your network to malicious websites controlled by hi-tech thieves who could then steal your online back details and other sensitive data. However, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your router.
Say no to 12345 passwords
First, never leave your router open without a password and make sure you change both your Wi-Fi and router login password from the default one it comes with. If you use the default password , this could give someone access to the router setup, which could allow them to change your router settings, including viewing any security keys.
Don't broadcast it
Make sure you don't show up in other people's wireless network scans. Know your network name so you can easily enter it into any devices you want to access that network. Other people do not need to know your network name. To prevent outsiders from seeing your network's name and attempting to join your wireless network, turn off broadcasting in your router's settings.
Invite only please
One way you can ensure no one else joins your network without your permission is to enable your router to only allow certain devices to connect, and ban all others. To do that you can filter by media access control (MAC) addresses.
Turn it off
This is a simple piece of advice that can go a very long way in keeping you safe. Simply turn off your router when you're not using your network. If you're at work all day and no one's home, why keep it running?
Build a firewall
The firewall built into your router prevents hackers on the internet from getting access to your PC so it's always worth enabling it to help add an extra layer of security. However, it does nothing to stop people in range of your Wi-Fi signal from getting onto your network – and as said, a router in the wrong place means your Wi-Fi signal could reach pretty far.
For further protection, you should run software firewalls on the individual PCs on your networks.
25. If you use the default password, ______________.
A. your home router will be linked to some bad websites.
B. you will find it’s very convenient to surf the Internet
C. your home router will be changed for new settings.
D. you will fail to use your own login password
26. What should be done to shelter your wireless network?
A. To build a firewall into your router.
B. To think out a complicated login password and use it.
C. To shut off your router when you find it not safe.
D. To switch off broadcasting in your router settings
27. The purpose of the passage is to tell____________.
A. how to keep your Wi-Fi network secure
B. how to deal with your home router efficiently
C. how to locate the hackers on the Internet
D. how to prevent others from joining your network.