【Unit 1】七上-沪教牛津版-教材帮-文化拓展
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How to be a good friend

       Being a good friend isn’t always easy, but spending time nurturing(培养)a lasting(持久的) friendship is worth(值得) the effort(努力). As years pass by, some people will stay by your side, but many won’t. And you’ll realize that the friendship you keep is valuable(有价值的). To have a good friend, you must be a good friend. But, what is the qualities(品德) of a good friend? 

  • Be trustworthy(可信赖的). Try not to make a promise that you can’t keep. If you say you’ll go out with a friend but later you can’t go, you can give your friend a gift and tell him or her you’re sorry. Nobody is perfect, and it’s okay if you break a promise sometimes. But don’t make it a regular thing.
  • Be respectful(尊重的). Good friends show respect for each other by being open with each other. If your friend doesn’t share the same values(价值观) with you, respect his or her choices and keep an open mind about their values.
  • Be a good listener. Don’t interrupt(打断) conversations when your friend is talking to you. Listening may help keep a close relationship between you and your friend.

       You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money being a good friend. The best gifts are often handmade.