As traditional Chinese art, paper cutting has a long history. The first and earliest paper cutting was found in China 1500 years ago. But this traditional art is disappearing now. 1 , Voyo Woo, a Chinese woman living in America, is trying to 2 this art back to life.
One Saturday in 2014, Ms. Woo held a paper cutting show at a shopping center near Washington. She had much fun 3 it and hoped more and more people would enjoy it.
Ms. Woo has been studying the art of paper cutting 4 she was a junior high school student in her hometown. She said all the students at school had to learn paper cutting. Because she had a 5 love for it, her teacher spent a lot more time teaching her after class. Later, she won the second prize in a national painting and art competition.
Ms. Woo went to America after she graduated from the university in 2008. Soon after that, she 6 an activity to promote (宣传) Chinese paper cutting. And then she was again invited to show the art in many other important 7 . “I love what I am doing and I will keep on doing it as much as possible. It is important to promote this art to Americans or 8 who is interested in it. Maybe it will make this art more popular.” Woo said.
From the 9 of paper cutting, people can know about Chinese cultural values, history and stories of people’s life. Ms. Woo uses the art as a tool to show Chinese culture 10 people who know little about it. Chinese art is not only for Chinese, but also all for people all over the world.
1. A. Especially B. Instead C. Luckily D. Usually
2. A. bring B. take C. carry D. hold
3. A. to do B. doing C. done D. having done
4. A. after B. since C. when D. if
5. A. widely B. wide C. deeply D. deep
6. A. gave up B. held on C. found out D. took part in
7. A. activities B. meetings C. matches D. competitions
8. A. people B. anyone C. every one D. no one
9. A. characters B. colors C. art D. spirit
10. A. for B. to C. with D. from
How do you spend your vacation? Many Americans like to have their vacations in 1 countries. One day an American 2 came to China. This was her first time to China and she wanted to 3 some friends there. She met a Chinese boy, Wang Tong. Wang Tong was only ten years old, and he always wanted to practice 4 . So he came up and said “ 5 ” to her, and then he began his first talk with a person 6 an English-speaking country.
“How old are you?” Wang Tong 7 then.
“I’m 8 . Please don’t ask a lady about her 9 ,” she answered.
Wang Tong was surprised. He didn’t know 10 . Can you help him?
1. A. another B. else C. other D. any
2. A.man B. boy C.woman D. child
3. A.make B. being C. do D. having
4. A.speak English B. speak Chinese C.speaking English D. speaking Chinese
5. A.OK B.Hello C. Sorry D. Good-bye
6. A.to B. at C. on D. from
7. A.asked B. told C.read D. spoke
8. A.sure B.shy C. happy D.sorry
9. A.dinner B. age C. job D. family
10. A.when B. why C. what D. where
The spring Festival is the Chinese New Year’s Day. It usually comes_ _1___February. Everyone in China__ 2__ the spring Festival very much. When the Spring Festival 3__,Li Hong usually_ 4 _ his parents clean their house and _5__some shopping and other housework. On that _6 everyone in China eats dumpings,New Year’s cakes,and other good _ 7__. Li Hong likes New Year’s cakes. But Wang Hai says dumpings are _ 8___ than New Year’s cakes.The Chinese people_ 9__ the New Year’s cakes and dumplings in their houses.How__10__ they are!
( ) 1.A.after B.on C.in D. by
( ) 2.A.has B.like C.remembers D.likes
( ) 3.A.goes B.comes C.reaches D.hears
( ) 4.A.helps B.makes C.gets D.takes
( ) 5.A.buys B. does C.goes D.carries
( ) 6.A.morning B.evening C.day D.afternoon
( ) 7.A.food B.drinks C.vegetable D.fruit
( ) 8.A.smaller B.better C.bigger D.sweeter
( ) 9.A.find out B.buy C.eat D.sell
( )10.A.happy B.delicious C.lovely D.great
China has changed so fast that it is hard to know when to start. I came to China in 1994 and 1 here ever since, so I have seen the changes in China. Take one city, Shenzhen for example. When I first saw this city, it 2 beggars(乞丐) and lots of low rise buildings. Many of the 3 had shack(窝棚) buildings on top of them.
There were no birds and other little wildlife. It was like entering a 4 planet. But in the past 20 years Shenzhen has been a rather modern city 5 huge high rise buildings and a stock(股票) exchange, also a very large shipping industry.
Now the city is very green, 6 the wildlife has returned. Finally I can hear the birds 7 and this brings hope of a better China in the future.
As China moves from being the “workshop” of the world to a more acceptable service industry and people live 8 than before. The present leader is taking the country in the best possible direction and 9 is admirable(令人钦佩的).
China has changed for the better and I’ve enjoyed every minute 10 I’ve spent there. I think the country will become more beautiful in the future.
1. A. am B. was C. have been D. has been
2. A. filling with B. was filling with
C. filled with D. was filled with
3. A. buildingsB. cities C. beggars D. changes
4. A. same B. different C. similar D. difficult
5. A. in B. on C. with D. of
6. A. because B. so C.although D. while
7. A. sang B. singed C. to sing D. sing
8. A. happy B. happier C. more happily D. happily
9. A. it B . they C. these D. them
10. A. what B. / C. where D. who
Every country has its own culture.
Even though each country uses doors, doors many have 1 functions and purposes which lead to 2 differences.
When I first came to America, I noticed that a public building had two different 3 and they had unusual functions. You have to4 the door with the word “PUSH” to go out of the building and to pull the door with the word “PULL” to 5 the building. This was new to me, because we use the 6 door in south Korea. For quite a few times I 7 to go out of a shopping centre and was embarrassed(尴尬).
The way of using school bus doors was also 8 to me .I used to take the school bus to 9 . The school decided that when the driver opened both the 10 and back doors, 11 who were getting off the bus should get off first , and students who were getting on should get on 12 . In south Korea, we do not need to wait for people to 13 . One morning, I hurried to the bus ,and when the bus doors opened, I unconsciously(无意识地)tried to get on the school bus 14 the front door. All the students around looked at me, I was totally 15 ,and my face went red.
1. A. different B. important C. practical D. unusual
2. A. national B. shy C. cultural D. amazing
3. A. exits B. entrances C. signs D. doors
4. A．move Ｂ.push Ｃ.pull Ｄ.knock
5. A.enter B.leave C.open D.close
6.A. main B.same C.front D.back
7.A managed B.succeeded C. failed D.tried
8.A.boring B.hard C.satisfying D.strange
9.A. classes B. home C. building D.door
10.A.left B.right C.inside D.front
11.A.parents B.students C.teachers D.drivers
12.A. sooner B. later C. faster D.earlier
13.A.get on B.get back C.get in D.get off
14.A. above B. over C.through D.across
15.A.embarrassed B.bored C.unsatisfied D.excited
Tea is popular around the world. Tea originated in China, so it should be no_1__that the use of teapots (茶壶)is from China as well. However,it is _2___that the invention of teapots came at least 500 years after tea was first made to drink.
During the early days of tea drinking,tea leaves were placed_3__into a cup of hot water. It wasn’t until the Ming Dynasty that the first 4___were created.
The first teapots came from Yixing, China ,Since the Sung Dynasty a kind of purple clay called zisha had been mined(开采) around Lake Taihu, and it was _5__ to make teapots. The clay can _6__the taste of tea. If a teapot is used long enough, it’ll store enough of the tea’s taste. Then it is __7___to brew(泡)tea with the teapot and boiling water alone.
Yixing teapots were the prototype(雏形)of teapots. They were made _8___hand and in some traditional ways. Yixing teapots are still used today in China,and their construction has _9__ little over the centuries.
Chinese teapots have stayed nearly _10__ over the centuries. From their first introduction to the West in the late 1600s,however ,western teapots have changed a lot at the European market.
( )1. A. choice B. trouble C.pleasure D.surprise
( )2.A.interesting B.frustrating C.strange D.exciting
( )3.A.slowly B.quickly C.directly D.correctly
( )4.A.teapots B.plates C.bowls D.glasses
( )5.found B.used C.discovered D.asked
( )6.A.get in B.join in C.fill in D.take in
( )7.A.strange B.possible C.difficult D.pleasant
( )8.A.by B.in C.for D.with
( )9.A.risen B.changed C.increased D.moved
( )10. A.different B.the different C.same D.the same
In many English homes, people eat 1 meals(餐) a day: breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. They 2 breakfast at any time 3 seven 4 nine in the morning. They 5 tea or coffee 6 eat bread or eggs. 7 comes at one o'clock in the afternoon. 8 tea is from four to five in the afternoon, and dinner is about 7:30. First, they have some soup; then they have meat(肉) or fish with vegetables(蔬菜). After that, they eat some other things, 9 bananas, apples or oranges. But not all English people like that. Some 10 them have their dinner in the middle of the day. Their meals are breakfast, dinner, tea and these meals are very simple(简单).
1. A. one B. two C. three D. four
2. A. has B. have C. eats D. eating
3. A. to B. on C. from D. in
4. A. in B. to C. from D. at
5. A. drink B. drinks C. cook D. cooks
6. A. but B. and C. or D. with
7. A. Breakfast B. Lunch C. Supper D. Tea
8. A. Morning B. Afternoon C. Evening D. Night
9. A. look like B. are like C. like D. would like
10. A. of B. on C. in D. for
For your next vacation, why not consider 1 Singapore. Singapore is a small city, and it doesn’t have any 2 or mountains, but it 3 a very large zoo. It is also a wonderful place for shopping.
Don’t plan on driving a car in Singapore. The traffic is 4 in some parts of the city, and most private cars are not 5 in downtown Singapore. It is 6 to get around the city by subway.
If you decide 7 Singapore, bring a lot of 8 ; living in Singapore is quite 9 . Also pack light clothes; Singapore is very hot 10 year round.
( )1. A. visiting B. visit C. to visit D. visits
( )2. A. shops B. beaches C. lakes D. rivers
( )3. A. was B. be C. has D. there is
( )4. A. big B. small C. heavy D. little
( )5. A. allow B. allowed C. allowing D. allows
( )6. A. easiest B. hardest C. quickest D. slowest
( )7. A. visit B. to visit C. visiting D. visited
( )8. A. book B. money C. time D. clothes
( ) 9. A. cheap B. cool C. expensive D. hottest
( )10. A. all B. none C. most D. much
Zhejiang is one of China's major tea－producing areas and Longjing tea is __1__ as China's best green tea.
Longjing tea became important over three centuries __2__.During the Qing Dynasty(朝)，it is said that when the famous emperor Qianlong went to visit Hangzhou，he always __3__ Longjing tea there. He enjoyed it so __4__ that he named eighteen Longjing tea plants as producers of “imperial(皇家的)tea”.
__5__，one kilogram of Longjing tea is made up of about seven thousand tea leaves. Nowadays，__6__ most of the tea leaves are picked by machine，some farmers still keep the tradition of picking the leaves by __7__.They say they can find leaves of the proper color and size. Machines can pick leaves __8_ than man，but they may not be able to classify(分类)them as well as man.
People __9_ drinking in the tea house. This has been a __10__ part of the life in Hangzhou since the Song Dynasty. At that time，Hangzhou was the capital of the Song Dynasty. Today，the tea house is one of the places where Hangzhou people most like to go.
( )1.A. returned B. cooked C. considered D. offered
( )2.A. ago B. before C. after D. soon
( )3.A. produced B. discovered C. destroyed D. drank
( )4.A. little B. few C. much D. many
( )5.A. Finally B. Generally C. Quickly D. Especially
( )6.A. since B. because C. though D. unless
( )7.A. hand B. equipment C. bus D. truck
( )8.A. slower B. faster C. better D. worse
( )9.A. imagine B. suggest C. enjoy D. hate
( )10.A. modern B. traditional C. strange D. tiring
Pizza is popular. It's usually round and made with tomato sauce and cheese.
Pizza may have begun as __1_ food for the poor in Italy. They took flat bread and topped it with olive oil，tomatoes，and cheese. In 1889，a pizza was made by that was __2_ for a king! It was made by using items in the __3__ of the Italian flag. Tomatoes made red，the cheese was white，and fresh basil(罗勒)__4__ added some green. An Italian baker made this pizza for the king and queen of Italy. Pizza wasn't just for the poor __5_ ！Italian immigrants(移民)brought pizza to America. This happened __6__ the late 1800s. Pizza gained fans outside Italy after WWII. They are __7_ known by American soldiers. They had _8_ pizzas in Italy. They brought home a craving(渴望)for more. In 1948，a boxed mix(混合配枓)appeared in grocery stores. People could __9__ Roman pizza mix and make their own pizzas. Pizza restaurants spread across the land. Pizza delivery got __10__ start in 1960.America's love for pizza continued to grow. Now there arc even barbecue pizzas!
( )1.A.lively B. local C. central D. direct
( )2.A.fit B. silent C. absent D. pride
( )3.A.colors B. speeds C. novels D. corners
( )4.A.speakers B. guards C. leaves D. gardens
( )5.A.anymore B. never C. seldom D. already
( )6.A.for B. above C. with D. during
( )7.A.politely B. exactly C. widely D. normally
( )8.A.suggested B. mailed C. tasted D. avoided
( )9.A.sell B. require C. deal D. buy
( )10.A.her B. its C. his D. their
Choose the best answer to complete the passage.
The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated 1 the fifth day of the fifth lunar month by 2
zongzi and holding dragon boat races.
The festival began during the period of Warring States（战国时期), and has a 3 of more than 2,000 years. The date of the festival is said to be the date 4 Qu Yuan died. He was a wise and upright（正直的）man, and was loved 5 people. He wanted the emperor of Chu 6 against the State of Qin with the cooperation（联合）with the State of Qi, 7 was refused and sent to the border area. During his stay in other states, he wrote 8 poems expressing his strong feelings for Chu. On the day when Chu was defeated by Qin, Qu Yuan 9 into Miluo River expressing his strong love for his native land by taking 10 own life.
After the 11 of Qu Yuan, people of Chu went to Miluo River to mourn（哀悼）over the great 12 they loved so much. Some threw eggs and rice wrapped in leaves into the river to feed the fish 13 keep them away from Qu Yuan. Some doctors poured realgar wine 14 the river to kill snakes and other animals that might try to eat Qu Yuan.
Now the Dragon Boat Festival has become a 15 festival for the Chinese people.
( )1. A. at B. on C. in
( )2. A. eating B. to eat C. ate
( )3. A. vacation B. history C. date
( )4. A. when B. where C. why
( )5. A. in B. with C. by
( )6. A. to fight B. fighting C. fight
( )7. A. or B. but C. so
( )8. A. much B. a lot C. many
( )9. A. jumped B. looked C. turned
( )10. A. his B. he C. him
( )11. A. die B. death C. dead
( )12. A. emperor B. doctor C. poet
( )13. A. in order that B. so that C. in order to
( )14. A. into B. from C. out of
( )15. A. modern B. traditional C. international
In the United States, Monday is the beginning of the workweek(工作周). It is the day most Americans like（1） _____. And it is certain that the day they like most is Saturday. Saturday is the（2） _____ of the workweek, and it is the beginning of the weekend. Life is（3） _____ at weekends. Most Americans take care of their houses, cars or gardens. They （4） _____ the feeling that time seems to move more slowly. The workweek is for things you have to do, but the （5） _____ is for things you want to do. Some people may get in a car and go for a
（6） _____ in the country. They like to take part in outdoor activities. They（7） _____ go to a public eating or a film on Saturday night. The（8） _____ of weekends is a recent invention(近期的发明). In the 1879s ,rich people began to speak of （9） _____ weekends in the country visiting friends. For most people, however, the workday was six days （10） _____.
1. A. most B. least C. more D. less
2. A. end B. beginning C. middle D. starting
3. A. terrible B. hard C. different D. same
4. A. hate B. enjoy C. remember D. forget
5. A. weekend B. weekday C. week D. workweek
6. A. walk B. dance C. drive D. run
7. A. must B. should C. need D. might
8. A. day B. idea C. programme D. knowledge
9. A. costing B. spending C. paying D. taking
10. A. long B. short C. early D. late
How are American families different from Chinese families?
In some ways American families are very different from Chinese ones, and in other ways they are 1 . American families, for example, enjoy family dinners, support and love each other just as Chinese families 2 . The differences come from culture, however. Many Chinese students are 3 to learn that American teenagers are allowed to make many decisions on their own, and that parents want their children to 4 home at eighteen.
In most American families, children are encouraged to make their own choices 5 a young age. They start with small choices and gradually 6 ones until they graduate from high school. That is when they face the biggest decision of their lives: 7 to do next. Parents and family will help with the choice, but the children themselves make the final decision.
Americans 8 move back into family homes when they get older. Instead, they prefer to have their own 9 for as long as possible. It is important to remember that these are cultural differences, and that Americans see this as 10 of the culture.
1. A. too much B. all right C. the same
2. A. do B. go C. work
3. A. worried B. surprised C. moved
4. A. leave B. return C. get
5. A. of B. for C. at
6. A. larger B. worse C. easier
7. A. which B. how C. what
8. A. often B. seldom C. once
9. A. chances B. choices C. lives
10. A. half B. part C. all
Venice is a beautiful city in__1__.It's one of the most 2 cities in the world. It's built on a group of small islands. 3 stone bridges cross the rivers 4 the islands. On the rivers there are little boats. They ate the "water buses" of Venice. If we travel 5 the rivers 6 a boat, Italians may 7 us about the beautiful places we see on 8 sides of the rivers. We can also see many old buildings and church of St. Mark. 9 a beaufiful city Venice is! I _10 _ I could visit it one day, but it's so far away.
( ) 1. A. Italy B. ltalian C. Italia D. China
( ) 2. A. usual B. unusual C. farthest D. strange
( ) 3. A. Hundred B. Hundred of C. Hundreds of D. A hundred of
( ) 4. A. among B. during C. in D. between
( ) 5.A. along B. alone C. lonely D. after
( ) 6. A. in B. by C.take D.catch
( ) 7. A.speak B. tell C. say D. talk
( ) 8.A.all B. either C. both D. neither
( ) 9.A. Where B. When C. How D. What
( )10.A. wish B. want C. think D. hope
It's interesting to visit another country，but there are some problems when we don't know the 1 very well. It may be 2 to talk with the people there. We may not know how to use the telephone in the country we are visiting. We may not know how to buy the
3 we need. In a 4 country we might not know where to eat or what to order in a 5 .It isn't easy to decide how 6 to tip waiters or taxi drivers. When we need help，we might not know how to ask for help. It is not pleasant to have an experience 7 that. 8 a short time，however，we learn what to do and what to 9 .We learn to enjoy life in another country，and we may be 10 to leave.
( ) 1. A. country B. words C. people D. language
( ) 2. A. happy B. easy C. tired D. difficult
( ) 3. A. something B. anything C. things D. shopping
( ) 4. A. new B. native C. known D. strange
( ) 5. A. hospital B. restaurant C. shop D. school
( ) 6. A. much B. soon C. many D. often
( ) 7. A. like B. with C. for D. as
( ) 8. A. In B. After C. Before D. For
( ) 9. A. say B. tell C. talk D. speak
( ) 10. A. glad B. sorry C. interested D. worried
In some provinces of Canada，people celebrate Family Day on the second Monday of February. It is a holiday that gives families the chance(机会)to 1 together.
On Family Day，many people plan and take part in(参加)activities such as visiting art museums，watching movies，playing games and holding parties，with their families. Some communities(社区)plan special public 2 too.
3 the weather is usually very cold in February，some people 4 choose to stay at home. Hot chocolate and freshly made cookies are the most popular snacks for
5 .Other people use the long weekend as a chance to take a short winter break，or to travel to visit friends.
On Family Day，most people have a day off work or school. Many stores and supermarkets are 6 ，but post offices may be open. Buses run 7 their usual timetables(时刻表).
Family Day was first 8 in Alberta，Canada in 1990.It was held to show the importance of family and home that were important to people in Alberta. Later，Family Day was 9 to other provinces，such as Ontario and Saskatchewan. British Columbia celebrated Family Day as a(n) 10 for the first time in 2013.One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there were no holidays from New Year's Day to Good Friday(受难节).It was such a long time.
( ) 1. A. work B. discuss C. exercise D. stay
( ) 2. A. events B. secrets C. memories D. interests
( ) 3. A. So B. Because C. But D. Although
( ) 4. A. never B. just C. ever D. still
( ) 5. A. her B. him C. us D. them
( ) 6. A. enough B. open C. closed D. free
( ) 7. A. thanks to B. because of C. instead of D. according to
( ) 8. A. held B. controlled C. studied D. borrowed
( ) 9. A. created B. continued C. introduced D. admired
( ) 10. A. success B. holiday C. weekend D. invention
In England, people 1 talk about the weather because you can experience (经历) four 2 in one day. In the morning, the weather is warm, just 3 in spring. An hour 4 black clouds come and then it 5 hard. The weather gets a little cold. In the late afternoon, the sky will be sunny, the sun will begin to 6 , and it will be summer at this time of a day.
In England, you can 7 have summer in winter, or have winter in summer. So in winter you can swim sometimes, and in summer sometimes you should take 8 clothes.
When you go to England, you will see that English people usually take an umbrella(雨伞), or a 9 with them in the sunny morning, but you should not 10 at them. If you don’t take it with you, you will regret(遗憾)later in the day.
1. A. never B. sometimes C. often D. not
2. A. times B. months C. weeks D. seasons
3. A. as B. like C. so D. than
4. A. later B. late C. soon D. latest
5. A. snows B. rain C. rains D. windy
6. A. cloudy B. sunny C. shine D. shining
7. A. either B. too C. neither D. also
8. A. warm B. cold C. cool D. hot
9. A. sweater B. raincoat C. coat D. hat
10. A. smile B. laugh C. look D. cry
Country music is very old. It came from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. It is a mixture of _1_ from all of these places.
In the west of America, cowboys had to take care of the cattle (牛). They had to watch them all day and all night because the cattle were nervous and ___2___ ran away. A cowboy’s life was ___3__ and dangerous. When he was alone in the desert with the cattle, he drank strong coffee to __4__ awake (清醒的) at night. He also sang songs to the cattle to make them quiet. He sang about the stars and the moon, about his family and his friends. The cattle ___5___the cowboy and went to sleep. They would not run away __6__ he sang beautiful and peaceful songs.
In the south of America, many people came from Ireland, Scotland and England. Other people came from France and Canada. They enjoyed their own kind of music. They used guitars, violins and other musical instruments (器具), too. They also added instruments from their homes, __7__ bottles and plates. When they __8__ their friends and families on holidays, they usually sang and played country music.
Country music describes life __9__. It talks about love, jobs, home and money. It talks about friends and enemies, trucks and highways, farms and crops. People in many parts of the world like country music because everyone knows ___10__ about these ideas. Also, many country music fans wear Western clothes and dance together to country music. Many bands (乐队) all over the world now perform country music.
1. A. music B. view C. sport D. exercise
2. A. never B. seldom C. sometimes D. ever
3. A. funny B. lonely C. happy D. noisy
4. A. smell B. keep C. seem D. sound
5. A. ran to B. followed C. watched D. listened to
6. A. that B. whether C. if D. what
7. A. like B. unlike C. as D. for example
8. A. came B. went C. introduced D. visited
9. A. incorrectly B. clearly C. shortly D. recently
10. A. nothing B. everything C. something D. anything
For me, Chirstmas always began in the middle of the cold, windy month of November. My sister Alice and I sat down in front of the fire and wrote a 1 to Father Chirstmas, telling him about all the presents we 2 . We carefully posted the letter to“Father Christmas, the North pole”……
Christman Eve came, The whole family helped to 3 the house, put up the Christmas tree and blow up the balloons. Then, in the afternoon, when Aunt Kate and my two cousins arrived,
4 was ready. Before we went to bed, we left some wine and meat for Father Chirstmas and then put our 5 at the end of our beds. We tried to keep 6 as long as possible to see Father Christmas, but the next thing we knew it was 7 -Christmas morning!
We couldn’t wait to 8 the stocking. It was now full of all kinds of small present and sweets. Christmas morning was bright and sunny. After going to church, my cousin David and I went out into the garden to 9 our new present. Lunch was always late, but what a lunch! Delicious turkey with all the vegetables followed by fruits and ice creams.
10 lunch, Father, Mother and Aunt rested on the sofas in front of the Queen’s speech on TV. We took out the toys, put on the funny paper hats, laughed at the jokes and played 11 .Then came the afternoon tea and a large 12 cake covered with snowmen. It didn’t seem possible, 13 we still went on eating. By bedtime all of the children were very 14 . As soon as Mom 15 the light, we all fell into a deep sleep.
1.A.card B.letter C.diary D.composition
2.A.wanted B.carried C.sold D.borrowed
3.A.repair B.build C.choose D.decorate
4.A.something B.nothing C.everything D.anything
5.A.shoes B.trousers C.jackets D.stockings
6.A.awake B.asleep C.alone D.away
7.A.morning B.afternoon C.evening D.night
8.A.wash B.change C.open D.hang
9.A.hand in B.play with C.throw away D.pass on
10.A.Before B.After C.During D.At
11.A.happily B.carefully C.silently D.slowly
12.A.birthday B.New Year C.Christmas D.Thanksgiving
13.A.but B.so C.or D.and
14.A.hungry B.tired C.excited D.surprised
15.A.turned on B.turned back C.turned up D.turned off
People all over the world celebrate the New Year. However, not all countries celebrate in the same way, and in some countries, the new year doesn’t begin on the 1 day every year.
In many countries, the New Year begins on 1st January, but people start celebrating on 31st December, New Year’s Eve. In New York many people go to celebrate in Times Square. 2 they’re waiting for the New Year, they listen to music, sing traditional songs and have fun. Just before 12 o’clock, everyone 3 down from 10: 10, 9, 8… As soon as it’s 12 o’clock, everyone shouts very 4 , “Happy New Year!”
New Year’s Day is often a family day. Some families get together for a special meal. When the weather is fine, many families go out for a 5 .
On New Year’s Day, many people make resolutions for the new year. They 6 a list of things, such as “I will help out more with housework. I will work 7 at school than others.” or “I won’t spend so much time playing video games.” When they have made 8 list, they read it to their family or friends and promise to 9 their resolutions.
So it doesn’t matter how they celebrate, 10 people in countries all over the world, it’s a time to say goodbye to the old year, and to welcome the new.
1. A. familiar B. same C. important D. normal
2. A. If B. Even though C. While D. Before
3. A. comes B. turns C. looks D. counts
4. A. loudly B. quietly C. sadly D. safely
5. A. walk B. secret C. job D. treatment
6. A. put on B. write down C. take away D. look after
7. A. quickly B. hard C. harder D. hardly
8. A. its B. his C. her D. their
9. A. follow B. make C. do D. give
10. A. By B. For C. With D. From