Look at Li Ping's timetable, and then choose the right answer to each question.
1.From the timetable, we can know that Li Ping should get to school before________
A. 8 a．m. B. 8：10 a．m. C. 8：20 a．m. D. 8：40 a．m.
2．Li Ping has________ classes in the morning every day except(除了)Saturday and Sunday.
A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6
3．From Monday to Friday, Li Ping has two________ classes.
A. art B. music C. P．E. D. chemistry(化学)
4．Li Ping has about________ to rest at noon.
A. one hour B. one hour and a half
C. two hours D. three hours
5．Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Li Ping usually has history classes in the afternoon.
B. Chemistry is usually in the morning.
C. Li Ping only has a class meeting on Monday.
D. Li Ping only has two classes on Friday afternoon.
Colin is a French boy.But now he is in Beijing，because his parents teach French in a school in Beijing.They like living in China.
On weekdays Colin usually gets up at 6：30.He walks to school after breakfast. There are four classes in the morning, and two in the afternoon. School is over at four. After school he often plays football with his friends. He gets home at about five. He does his homework in the evening.
But on weekends he gets up a little late. Sometimes he goes to the park or goes shopping with his parents.
1．Where do Colin's parents work?
A．In the USA. B．In Beijing.
C．In France. D．In England.
2．Why are they in China now?
A．Because Colin's parents work in Beijing.
B．Because Colin's parents are students.
C．Because Colin's parents like living in England.
D．Because they don't like France.
3．What does Colin do after school?
A．He plays football with his friends.
B．He goes shopping with his parents.
C．He goes to the park and then goes shopping with his parents.
D．He does nothing.
4．When does Colin get home?
A．At 6：30. B．At about five.
C．At four. D．At 4：30.
5．How many classes does Colin have every day?
A．Four. B．Five. C．Six. D．Seven.
The aim of students who come to school is to study. But to study needs a right way, or we would waste the time or the money. The following are ways of studying.
The best time for reading is morning. Because in the morning, the air is fresh and our minds are clear. For that reason, we can get good results.
In studying we must be patient . If we don't understand a text well, we must read it again. We should not read the next one till we have learned the first one well. When we are studying, we must put our hearts into the book. We can not read absent-mindedly (心不在焉地) , or we can get nothing from the book while we are reading.
We must always ask “whys”. If it is not well understood, write it down and ask our teachers or parents, brothers or friends, in any possible way. We must know it completely and then our knowledge can be used well.
Though there are many ways for studying, however, the above mentioned (提及的) will be quite enough if we can keep them in heart and do so.
( ) 1.The article tells us ________.
A. to read in the morning B. to pay attention to ways of studying
C. the importance of reading D. to have patience in studying
( ) 2.This article has taught us ________ ways of studying.
A. many B. five C. three D. four
( ) 3.We'd better read in the morning because ________.
A. it is difficult to get good results
B. the air is fresh and our minds are clear
C. it is easy to remember what we have learned
D. both B and C
( ) 4. If we can't put our hearts into the book when we read, it is ________.
A. possible to learn something from it
B. easy to understand it well
C. impossible for us to get something from it
D. hard to get something from it
( ) 5. In studying, we must always ask “whys” in order to ________.
A. understand the book well
B. get some questions to ask our teachers
C. do with the new words
D. write down the questions
Scientists are trying to make the deserts（沙漠）into good land again. They want
to bring water to the deserts, so people can live and grow food. They are learning a
lot about the deserts. But more and more of the earth is becoming desert all the time. Scientists may not be able to change the deserts. People are bad things to the earth.
Some places on the earth don’t get much rain. But they still become deserts.
This is because some green plants are growing there. Small green plants and grass
are very important to dry places. Plants don’t let the wind blow the soil away. When
a bit of rain falls, the plants hold the water. Without plants, the land can become a desert much more easily.
( )1. Deserts________
A. get very little rain B. never have any plants or animals in them
C. can all be turned into good land before long
D. both A and C
( )2. Small green plants are very important to dry places because______
A. they don’t let the sun make the earth even drier
B. they don’t let the wind blow the earth away
C. they hold water
D. all of the above
( )3. Land is becoming desert little by little because________
A. plants can’t grow there
B. there is not enough rain
C. people haven’t done what scientists wish them to do
D. scientists know little about the deserts
( )4. Which is the main idea of the first paragraph?
A. Scientists know how to change desert into good land
B. Land is becoming desert faster than scientists can change it back into
C. If scientists can bring water to desert, people can live and grow food there
D. More and more places are becoming deserts all the time
( )5. After reading this, we can learn that _______
A. plants can keep dry land from becoming desert
B. it is good to get rid of the grass in the deserts
C. all places without much rain will become deserts
D. it is better to grow crops dry land than to grow grass
Today's Weather (December 8)
Wind at09:00: 12km/h
Wind at 09:00: 9km/h
Wind at09:00: 1Okm/h
Wind at 09:00:
Wind at15:00: 13km/h
Wind at15:00: 8km/h
Wind at 15:00: 11km/h
Wind at20:00: 1Okm/h
Wind at 20:00: 10km/h
Wind at 20:00: 7km/h
Wind at20:00: 10 km/h
( ) 1.From the weather report we know that the highest temperature in London is lower than that in Sydney.
A.22 ℃ B. 24 ℃ C. 26 ℃
( ) 2.According to( 根据 )the weather report the lowest temperature appears in .
A.London B. Moscow C. Paris
( ) 3.From the weather report the wind in Paris is the strongest.
A.at 09:00 B. at 15:00 C.at 20:00
( ) 4.The weather report “ ”tells the weather in Sydney.
A.It,s sunny and the high temperature is O ℃ .
B.It's cloudy and the humidity is 62%.
C.The low temperature is15 ℃ and the Humidity is 68%.
( ) 5.Which of the following can be true according to the weather report?
A.From the weather report, we know it is snowing now in Paris.
B.From the weather report ,we know it's rainy in Paris.
C.From the weather report, we know it's winter in Beijing.
Everybody gets depressed(压抑的) , or anxious sometimes. You feel that your parents or your friends hate you and you want to stay in your room and get away from them all. That can happen to anyone. However, the feelings usually pass in a few hours or a few days. Quite soon, you are back to yourself as usual.
Sometimes , some kids get bad feelings that do not go away easily. The sad or angry feelings go on for weeks or months. He or she may lose interest in friends and school. It can affect appetite. Even the one’s very favorite food seems tasteless.
A guide to dealing with depression, Kid Power, was written by an eleven-year-old boy who had depression himself. He describes the depressed kids as “Turtles” and “Dragons”. “Turtles” become very silent, lonely and slow down. “Dragons” show their depression with increased excitation and anger.
If your depressed feelings have been on for more than two weeks, if the depression is disturbing your life or if you start to wish you weren’t around, tell your parents, teachers or friends. Depression can be treated. You would be surprised how much better you will feel.
1. When somebody gets sad, __________.
A. the feelings can’t pass any longer B. he wants to stay alone in his room
C. he may like his friends more D. his parents get angry with his
2. Which of the following may happen when the depression of a kid goes on for weeks or months?
A. He likes eating at school B. He likes staying with his friends
C. He loses interest in his favorite food D. He loses his money for food
3. Kid Power is probably the name of a ________.
A. magazine B. newspaper C. dictionary D. book
4. An eleven-year-old boy who had depression himself divides depressed kids into _______kinds.
A. two B. three C. four D. five
5. “You would be surprised how much better you will feel.” Means “You would ________.”
A. be surprised because there are so many people having depression
B. be surprised if you feel much better
C. feel much better than can think
D. not be surprised if you can’t feel much better
Xiao Ming’s Letter and the Answers
Xiao Ming was worried about his study, so he wrote a letter to a magazine:
I’m a slow student in my class. Most of my classmates are much better than me. So I get very stressed out（有压力的）. It’s difficult to keep on working hard and it’s really not fun. And I think although I spend much time studying for the tests, I can’t get good grades. My father gives me some help sometimes. He tells me not to worry about it. But what do you think I should do?
Two readers read the letter from the magazine and here are their answers:
Dear Xiao Ming,
Many famous people are not so good at the age like you. Edison, the famous scientist ,had a bad headache for his studies when he was a 12-year-old boy. But everyone knows that he did a lot for the people in the world. And Newton had the same story like him. You should take it easy , then try your best. I believe you can do better.
Dear Xiao Ming,
When you are feeling stressed out, just smile and take a deep breath(深呼吸), you should believe tomorrow is another day.
( ) 1. Thumbelina gave ______ examples（例子） in the letter.
A. one B. two C. three D. four
( ) 2. Thumbelina wrote about those famous people _____.
A. to make Xiao Ming feel better B. to make Xiao Ming laugh
C. to show how much she knows D. to show that she dislikes them
( ) 3. The underlined phrase “Take it easy” means .
A. 认为它很容易 B. 别管它 C. 要放松 D. 要重视它
( ) 4. Which is NOT true?
A. Xiao Ming doesn’t have fun studying at school.
B. Xiao Ming’s father always helps him with his study.
C. Smiling can reduce（减少） the pressure（压力）.
D. Edison is well-known（著名的） in the world.
( ) 5. “Tomorrow is another day.” tells us _____.
A. It’s the weekend tomorrow.
B. Xiao Ming can get good grades tomorrow.
C. Tomorrow is different from today.
D. There are hopes in our lives(生活).
When pets get sick, you can usually take them to an animal doctor or an animal hospital. Sometimes animals are so sick or hurt that you shouldn’t move them. That’s why Dr. Bird, a veterinarian, has a traveling hospital. Dr. Bird drives his hospital, which is really a van（车厢）, to the animals.
Dr. Bird has run the hospital for over 10 years, and he has saved the lives of many pets. The van has an operating（手术）table, medicine and everything else he needs to treat animals. Dr. Bird says that there will soon be many more traveling hospitals to help sick or injured animals.
( ) 1. The best title is ______.
A. Why People Get Sick B. A traveling Hospital
C. Dogs Make Good Pets. D. A Sick Animal
( )2. Dr. Bird has run the hospital for ______.
A. 10 years B. 12 years C. 9 years D. 8 years
( ) 3. The story says that Dr. Bird’s hospital has ______.
A. no medicines B. no lights C toys D. medicines.
( ) 4. Dr. Bird is ______
A. a dentist B. an animal doctor C. very young D. very sick
( )5. The word “veterinarian” means _____
A. animal doctor B. nurse C. farmer D. truck driver
My friend, Dick, has a large police dog. It’s name is Jack. Every Saturday afternoon Dick takes Jack for a long walk in the park. Jack likes these long walks very much.
One Saturday afternoon, a young man came to visit my friend. He stayed a long time. He talked and talked. Soon it was time for my friend to take Jack for a walk. But the man was still there. Jack became very worried. He walked around the room several times and then sat down in front of the man and looked at him. But the man kept talking. Finally Jack could stand it no longer. He went out of the room and came back a few minutes later. He sat down again in front of the man, but this time he held the man’s hat in his mouth.
( ) 1. From the story, we know that Jack is ________.
A. Dick’s good friend B. a large police dog C. a young man D. The young man’s dog
( ) 2. Where does Dick walk with his dog every Saturday afternoon?
A. In his room B. In the street C. In the park D. In the field
( ) 3. Jack became very worried one afternoon because ______.
A. Dick couldn’t take him out for a walk at the usual time.
B. a young man came to visit Dick that afternoon.
C. Dick walked around his room several times.
D.he couldn’t find the young man’s hat
( ) 4.What does the word “stand” mean in the passage?
A 站立 B理解 C.支持 D忍受
( )5. Why did Jack sit down again in front of the man with the hat in his mouth?
A. He tried to make the man laugh. B. He liked the young man very much.
C. He asked the young man to leave. D. He wanted to talk with the young man
Twenty years ago, I drove a taxi for a living. One night I went to pick up a passenger at 2:30 AM. When I arrived to collect, I found the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window.
I walked to the door and knocked, “Just a minute,” answered a weak, elderly voice. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her eighties stood before me. By her side was a small suitcase.
I took the suitcase to the car, and then returned to help the woman. She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the car. She kept thanking me for my kindness. “It’s nothing,” I told her. “I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated.”
“Oh, you’re such a good man.” She said. When we got into the taxi, she gave me an address, and then asked, “Could you drive through downtown?”
“It’s not the shortest way,” I answered quickly.
“Oh, I’m in no hurry,” she said. “I’m on my way to a hospital. I don’t have any family left. The doctor says I don’t have very long.”
I quietly reached over and shut off the meter(计价器).
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked, the neighborhood where she had lived, the furniture shop that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she’d ask me to slow down in front of a particular building and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
At dawn, she suddenly said,” I’m tired. Let’s go now.”
We drove in silence to the address she had given me.
“How much do I pay for you?” she asked.
“Nothing.” I said.
“You have to make a living,” she answered. “Oh, there are other passengers,” I answered.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto tightly. Our hug ended with her remark, “You gave an old woman a little moment of joy.”
1. How was the old woman?
A. She was fine, but she wanted to have a family. B. She missed her hometown very much.
C. She was ill, but not serious. D. She was ill and she was dying.
2. The old woman chose to ride through the city in order to ________.
A. show she was familiar with the city B. see some places for the last time
C. let the driver earn more money D. reach the destination on time
3.The taxi driver did not charge(收费) the old woman because he ________.
A. wanted to do her a favor B. shut off the meter by mistake
C. had received her payment in advance D. was in a hurry to take other passengers
4. What can we learn from the story?
A. Giving is always a pleasure.
B. People should respect each other.
C. An act of kindness can bring people great joy.
D. People should learn to appreciate others’ concern.
When you want to go shopping, decide how much money you can spend for new clothes. Think about the kind of clothes you really need. Then look for those clothes on sale(销售).
There are labels(标签)inside all new clothes. The labels tell you how to take care of your clothes. The label for a shirt may tell you to wash it in warm water. A sweater label may tell you to wash by washing in cold water. The label on a coat may say "dry clean only." Washing may ruin(损坏)this coat. If you do as the directions(说明)say on the label, you can keep your clothes looking their best. Many clothes today must be dry cleaned. Dry cleaning is expensive. When buying new clothes, check(核实)to see if they will need to be dry cleaned. You will save money if you buy clothes that can be washed.X k b 1 . c o m
You can save money if you buy clothes that are well made. Well-made clothes last longer. They look good even after they have been washed many times. Clothes that cost more money are not always better made. They do not always fit(合身)better. Sometimes less expensive clothes look and fit better than more expensive clothes.
1. If you want to save money, you can buy clothes that _____.
A. don't fit you B. don't last long C. need to be dry cleaned D. can be washed
2. The best title(标题) for the reading should be ______.
A. Buying Less Expensive Clothes B. Taking Enough Money When Shopping
C. Being a Clever Clothes Shopper D. Choosing the Labels inside New Clothes
Body language is an action which has communicative meaning used in the verbal(言语的) or non-verbal communication. It can be used to express one’s intention(意图) and feelings. However, the meaning of body language is different from culture to culture.
A smile can show friendliness in one culture, embarrassment(尴尬)in another, and impatience in a third. Even silence means different things in different places. Though it feels like nothing in communication, silence can be meaningful in different cultures. In Western cultures, especially North America and the UK, silence is uncomfortable. It is often thought as a sign of inattentiveness(分心) or disinterest. In other cultures, however, silence is not considered a bad situation. In China, silence can be used to show agreement and receptiveness. In many aboriginal(土著的) cultures, a question will be answered only after a period of silence. In Japan, silence from women can be considered an expression of femininity（女人味）.
Even nodding ’yes’ or sharking one ’ s head ‘no’ can be misunderstood abroad . The yes-no gestures are reversed(相反) in countries like Bulgaria and Albania. In Turkey, “no” is gestured by nodding one ’s head up and back.
Some countries, like Italy and Spain, are known for talking with their hands. In parts of East Asia, gesturing is considered impolite behavior in a formal situation.
( )1 .What can we do if we want to express embarrassment?
A. Smile B. Cry C. Keep silent D .Shake our heads.
( )2.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The same body language has the same meaning in different countries.
B. In China ,silence means disinterest.
C. Nodding always means ‘yes’ in the world.
D. Italians like using their hands when they are speaking.
( )3.What’s the best title for the passage?
A. Body language in different cultures
B. The meaning of body language
C. The development of body language
D. Ways of learning about body language
( )4. We can probably read the passage in a ______.
A .textbook B. book about body language
C. sports magazine D. daily newspaper
We all know that volunteering your time to help others is good for the word. But it might be good for your body and brain too. Here are some ways that volunteering can benefit(使……受益)the volunteer.
Benefits to your well-being(幸福)
It’s no secret that doing good things can make you feel good about yourself. According to a study by United Health Group,96% of people who volunteered said that it improved their mood(心情), and 78% of volunteers said that it lowered their stress levels.
Doing good allows people to help improve their communities, and gives them a chance to learn new skills and meet new people---all things that can add to a person’s sense of well-being, according to the study.
The United Health Group’s study also found that 76% of people who volunteered said it made them feel healthier. And studies have shown that volunteering can be good for your health.
For example, in 2013, Carnegie Mellon University studied a group of adults over 50 and found that if they volunteered for more than 200 hours in a year, they were less likely to develop high blood pressure(高血压) than those who didn’t volunteer at all.
In most cases, the hope of health benefits is likely an added bonus(福利) rather than the reason behind volunteering. Anyway, giving your time to a reason you care about is a win-win.
( )1.Which of the following is from the United Health Group’s study?
A. 76% of volunteers thought volunteering could make them happy.
B. 78% of volunteers said volunteering raised their stress levels.
C. 96% of volunteers said volunteering lowered their blood pressure.
D.76% of volunteers thought volunteering could make them healthier.
( )2.Which of the following subtitles(副标题) can be put in _____?
A. Ways to volunteer B. Benefits to your health
C. Benefits to your work D. Volunteers’ health problems
( )3.From the last paragraph, we can learn that________
A. if we volunteer, we can help others and make ourselves healthy
B. we should know exactly why we volunteer
C. it’s time to volunteer right now
D. the reason behind volunteering is more important
( )4.What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. Volunteers are important to the world.
B.A lot of organizations need help.
C. Volunteering can benefit the volunteer too.
D. Volunteers often do some hard work.
I often hear a pet owner say, “I wish I knew what he wanted.” Well, the fact is that our pets talk to us all the time. We just need to learn what they are trying to say. Cats don’t make much sound. Their main communication is through body language. Actually, cats use sound mostly to communicate with human beings, and much less with other animals.
We talk to our furry friends all the time, so they have developed a “voice” to express themselves to us. It is important to mention three or four sounds. When a cat wants his owner’s attention(注意)，he will politely “meow”. A quick meow is a greeting. The well-know “purr” usually means “I’m happy”. But a cat will also purr when it is in pain. This is the cat’s way to warn others to back off, so it isn’t a good time to come near to the cat.
Most of a cat’s communication is through body language. Ears, the tail, legs, and eyes are all talking, giving us and other members of the animal world clear messages. By watching cats under different conditions, experts(专家) have learnt a lot about cat’s body language. So just as cats watch and try to understand us, we should watch them and learn about them.
( ) 1.The underlined words “furry friends” refers to_______.
A. cats B.cat trainers C. animal experts D.cat owners
( ) 2.What sound will a cat make when he feels pain?
A.A quick meow B. Purrs C. Hisses D. Growls
( ) 3.What may the writer probably write about in the following paragraphs?
A. The meaning of cat’s body language. B. The way the cats eat
C. The lifestyle of cats D. The way the cats communicate with other animals.
( ) 4.Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A .Cats don’t like making any sound.
B. When we hear a quick meow of a cat, we can’t go near to the cat.
C.A cat may growl when he meets a dog.
D. It isn’t necessary for dog owners to learn about the cat’s body language.
Life expectancy(预期寿命) is rising in much of the world. But doctors are seeing another trend that is disturbing. Some people are choosing lifestyles that contribute to early death. A new US study looks at four lifestyle choices that prevent people from staying healthy and living longer.
It used to be rare for people to live to 100. But babies born in the US today can hope to live that long. In the twentieth century, life expectancy in wealthy nations increased by as much as 30 years. Average life expectancy for Americans is 78. But doctors are seeing people adopt bad habits that can cut their lives short, such as eating too much or eating too much junk food, exercising too little and smoking cigarettes. These habits increase the risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Washington wanted to find out how many years are lost with these lifestyle choices. “What we found was that high blood pressure, smoking and overweight account for five years of loss of life expectancy in men and about four years in women at the national level,” Goodarz Daneai, one of the principal researchers said. The researchers broke down the data into race, income and location. and they found even greater differences. Middle-income whites have the best blood pressure. But Asian-Americans have fewest bad habits and the best health. “ They’re not getting heart disease because of low blood pressure, they are not getting cancer because they have low risk factors for cancer, including smoking,” Danaei said.
The researchers say public health officials could use the study to plan programs that will help people make better lifestyle choices.
1.Some people’s early death is the result of their .
A. life expectancy B. genes
C. lifestyles D. hobbies
2.Babies born nowadays in the US can be expected to .
A. live to 100 B. live less than 100
C. live 30 years longer D. live to 78
3.High blood pressure, smoking and overweight can lead to .
A. four years of loss of expectancy in men and five years in women
B. five years of loss of life expectancy in men while about four years in women
C. five years of loss of life expectancy in both men and women
D. Nine years of loss of life expectancy in both men and women
4.Compared with Asian-Americans, middle-income whites have .
A. fewer bad habits
B. better health
C. better blood pressure
D. lower risk of cancer
It is sometimes said that the English are polite people. This can make life difficult for foreigners. Suppose a foreign boy asks an English girl to go out with him and she says, "If I finish my work, I'll meet you in the cafe at 7 o'clock." Is she saying "yes" or "no" to his invitation?
In grammatical terms, she is using the conditional structure(表示条件的句式). By using the conditional, speakers of English can avoid (避免) giving a "yes" or "no" answer to a question. It enables people to be diplomatic(婉转的). If the girl doesn't want to go out with the boy, she won't appear at the cafe. She will let him understand she is still working. If she wants to go out with him, but doesn't want to appear too easy to catch, she has achieved (达到) that with her reply. Here she uses the first conditional which shows probability, it seems that she will go to the cafe. Being polite can make life very difficult!
The conditional is often used by people like politicians(政客), for example--who wish to avoid speaking out their ideas. This is very important if they are on their way to discuss an agreement. No one wants to give away his or her points before he or she starts. A government spokesman might say to a group of workers, "If we could pay you more, we would." The use of the conditional here makes room for argument although the speaker is using the second conditional form, which shows improbability. So it is unlikely the workers will get their rise.
"If" is a small word, which often appears in the English language. It can show politeness, reported speech and conditionals such as the First---probability---if I can come to your party, I will; the Second---improbability---if I saw you tomorrow, I'd give you the book; and the Third---impossibility (meaning it is too late to change something that has happened)--if you have told me, I would have helped you.
1. The using of the conditional can make a speech ______.
A. clearer B. quicker C. more polite D. more exciting
2. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Language used in the news should make room to argue.
B. Usually English girls are not easy to catch.
C. English people never speak out their ideas in public.
D. The word "if" can show different meanings.
3.According to the passage, “If it doesn’t rain tomorrow, I will go with you” means ______.
A. I will go with you tomorrow.
B. I won’t go with you until it rains tomorrow.
C. I may go with you tomorrow. D. I won’t go with you tomorrow.
4. In the passage, "If we could pay you more, we would. "probably means _______.
A. the workers will make more money
B. the spokesman doesn't give any promise (答应)
C. the spokesman keeps his word （食言） D. the workers' problems aren't difficult
5. This passage is mainly talking about ______.
A. the conditional in communication B. how to invite a girl in Britain
C. British people and their life D. some language points in daily English
Happiness is for everyone. You don' t need to care about those people who have beautiful houses with large gardens and swimming pools or those who have nice cars and a lot of money and so on. Why? Because those who have big houses may often feel lonely and those who have cars may want to walk on the country roads at their free time.
In fact, happiness is always around you if you put your heart into it. When you are in trouble at school, your friends will help you; when you study hard at your lessons, your parents are always taking good care of your life and your health; when you get success, your friends will say congratulations to you; when you do something wrong, people around you will help you to correct it. And when you do something good to others, you will feel happy, too. All these are your happiness. If you notice a bit of them, you can see that happiness is always around you.
Happiness is not the same as money. It is a feeling of your heart. When you are poor, you can also say you are very happy, because you have something else that can' t be bought with money. When you meet with difficulties, you can say loudly you are very happy, because you have more chances to challenge yourself. So you cannot always say you are poor and you have bad luck. As the saying goes, life is like a revolving(旋转的)door. When it closes, it also opens. If you take every chance you get, you can be a happy and lucky person.
1.Those who have big houses may often feel ________.
A. happy B. lonely C. free D. excited
2. When you fall down in a PE class, both your teacher and your classmates will ______.
A. laugh at you B. play jokes on you C. quarrel with you D. help you up
3. What will your friends say to you when you make great progress?
A. Oh, so do I. B. Congratulations. C. Good luck. D. It' s just so-so.
4. Which idea is NOT RIGHT according to the passage?
A. People who have cars would never like to walk in the open air.
B. You can get help from others when you make mistakes.
C. You can still be a happy person even if you have little money.
D. Happiness is always around you though difficulties come towards you.
5. Which of the following is this passage about?
A. Bad luck. B. Good luck. C. Happiness. D. Life.
Sports can help you keep fit and close to nature. However, whether you are on the mountains, in the waves, or on the grassland, you should realize that sport you choose might have great influence on the environment.
Some sports are resource—hungry. Golf, as you may know, eats up not only large areas of countryside, but also lots of water. Besides, huge amounts of energy are used to keep its courses (球场) in good condition. This causes major environmental changes. For example, in the dry places of Portugal and Spain, golf is often held responsible for (为…承担责任) serious water shortage(短缺) in some local areas.
There are many environment—friendly sports. Power walking is one of them that you could take up today. You don’t need any special equipment except a good pair of shoes, and you don’t have to worry about resources and your purse. Simple and free, power walking can also help you stay healthy. If you walk regularly, it will be good for your heart. Experts say that 20 minutes of power walking daily can make you feel less anxious, sleep well and keep thin.
Whatever sport you take up, you can make it greener than by using environment—friendly equipment and buying products made from recycled materials. But the final goal should be “green gyms.” They are better replacements(替代) for traditional health clubs and modern sports centers. Members of green gyms play sports outdoors, in the countryside or other open spaces. There is no special requirement for you to start your membership(会员身份). And best of all, it’s free.
1. Which of following does the author most probably support according to the passage?
A. Bicycling around the lake. B. Car racing on the road.
C. Playing basketball in a gym. D. Swimming in a sports center.
2. What does the phrase “resource—hungry” in this passage mean in Chinese?
A. 广为流行的 B. 亲近自然的 C. 低成本的 D. 耗费资源的
3. The author uses power walking as an example mainly because________.
A. it is an outdoor sport. B. it is loved by many people.
C. it uses fewer recourses. D. it is supported by experts.
4. The author writes the passage to __________.
A. show us disadvantages of golf. B. urge us to take part in green sports.
C. explain the major sports influence of popular sports.
D. discuss different kinds of environment—friendly sport.
The following is a quiz(自测) from a magazine:
Where do you live?
in a village
in a town
in a city.
How do you go to work/school?
by walking /bicycle
by driving a small car
How many times a year do you fly on airplanes?
How many hours of electricity do you use each day?
How often do you recycle?
Less pollution than the average(平均) person
As much pollution as the average person
A little more pollution than the average person
A lot more pollution than the average person
( ) 1. The underlined word “electricity” probably means “___________”
A. 灯光 B. 电力 C. 资源 D. 效率
( ) 2. Tom lives in a city, goes to work by subway, flies on airplanes once a year, uses 15 hours of electricity a day, and sometimes recycles used things. How many points does he get?
A. 11 points B. 12 points C. 13 points. D. 14 points.
( ) 3. Which of the following would be the best title for the quiz?
A. Where do you live? B. What do you recycle? C.Why do we travel? D. How green are you ?
There is an old Chinese saying, “If someone gives you a little drop of water, you should return a spring of water.” That means if someone helps you a bit, you should remember it and thank them gratefully(感激的)in return. We should live in a world of gratitude. We should prove it with actions, not just words. We thank people who hurt us, because they teach us important things. We thank people who give us up, because we learn how to be independent. We thank people who are selfish(自私的), because we learn the importance of being kind. Of course, we should thank people who help us; we should thank people who teach us; we should thank people who care about us.
We thank our parents. They work hard all the time in order to give their sons and daughters a better life. They cook meals for us; they do the chores for us; they always give us food and clothes; they teach us what is right and what is wrong. We thank our teachers who give us dreams. They teach us a lot of things but they ask for nothing from us. We are well-educated because of them.
There are a lot of people that we should be grateful to in our life. We should find a way to thank them.
( ) 1.According to the writer, what should you do if someone helps you?
A. We should thank them gratefully in return.
B. We should do nothing. C. We just go away at once.
D. We should give them money.
( ) 2. The word “them” in the second paragraph refers to (指代)_________.
A. parents B. teachers C. friends D. students
( ) 3.We should thank our parents because _________
A. they work hard for us all the time.
B. They give us everything they can.
C. They teach us what is right or not.
D. A, B and C
( ) 4. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. We don’t have to care about those who care about us.
B. We learn nothing from our teachers.
C. Our parents work hard to give us a better life.
D. Our parents don’t cook for us.
( ) 5. What’s the meaning of the underlined sentence?