Eating habits are different in different countries. The Chinese have a saying “Eat good things for breakfast, eat a big meal for lunch, but eat less at dinner.” Many Americans think one should start the day with a good breakfast, but their ideas about lunch and dinner are different.
Most Americans only give themselves a short time for lunch. So they eat a small lunch. After work they will have more time to eat a big dinner at home. Eating at restaurants is also different. In China, people like to talk and laugh while eating. In America it is not like this. They don' t like the noises of the outside world. They want a quiet place to eat. If someone is talking too loudly，the manager (经理) of the restaurant will look at him or her angrily. If some people are talking too loudly, the manager of the restaurant may come out and ask them to be quiet.
( ) 1.Chinese and Americans both eat good things for _______
A. breakfast B. lunch C. dinner D. drinking
( ) 2. Americans eat a _______lunch.
A. delicious B. big C. different D. small
( ) 3.______ like to talk and laugh while eating at the restaurant.
A. Americans B. Chinese C. Russia D. Japanese
( ) 4.Americans prefer a big dinner in a _____ place after work.
A. quiet B. noisy C. safe D. interesting
( ) 5.If somebody is talking loudly, _______will be angry.
A. some people B. waiter(服务员) C. the manager D. someone
What is the population of China? There are more than 1.3 billion people in China. 1 How to control the population growth is a big problem.2 But I don`t quite agree with them because where there is a will there is a way.
3 Our farmland is becoming less and less to everyone. We have already got too many mouths to feed. Unless we control the population growth, many people will face the danger of hunger. In some places, little is done to carry out the one-child policy. 4 They can no longer do what they were looking forward to many years ago.
5 Yet the fighting won`t end until everyone knows its importance and does something for it.
A. The question is how we make everyone know how serious the population problem is.
B. We are fighting against too fast population growth.
C. Some people think it is impossible to control the population growth.
D. It is almost one fifth of the world`s population.
E. We should make people know that a family can`t have too many children.
London has a population of about 7,000,000. From about 1800 until World War II, London was the biggest city in the world, but now there are many cities which are bigger.
London is famous for many things. Tourists come from all over the world to visit the famous buildings and hear the famous clock, Big Ben.
Like many big cities, London has problems with traffic and pollution. Over 1,000,000 people a day use the London underground, but there are still too many cars on the streets. The air isn’t clean, but it is cleaner than it was 100 years ago.
For me, the best about London are the parks. There are five in the city center. But my children’s favorite place is Hamleys, the biggest toy shop in the world!
( ) 1. What is the Chinese for “population” in this passage?
A. 污染 B. 人口 C. 车祸 D. 流行
( ) 2. When was London the biggest city in the world?
A. From about 1800 until World War II B. In 1950
C. About 1.800 years ago D. In the 21st century
( ) 3. What is Big Ben in London? It is ____ .
A. children’s favorite toy shop B. the best park in the city center
C. a famous clock D. a nice museum
( )4. How many people use the London underground every day?
A. 7,000,000 B. 1,000,000 C. More than 1,000,000 D. 1,800
( ) 5. How was the air in London one hundred years ago？ It was _____
A. much cleaner B. the same C. the cleanest D. dirtier than it is now
Ireland(爱尔兰)is strong and rich in music. The Irish people love to sing, to dance and to make music of all kinds. The harp(竖琴)has always been a very important musical instrument in Ireland. In the wars between the Irish and the English, it was like a national flag for the Irish. In the seventeen century it became more than that. One very famous harper was O’Carloan. He was born in Westmeath in about 1670. When O’Carloan was about sixteen he became blind. With the help of a kind, rich lady he learned to play the harp. He also wrote poems music for the harp. People have saved a lot of his music and harpers still play O’Carloan’s beautiful songs.
When they hear the word “nocturn”(夜曲), people usually think of Chopin. Chopin’s nocturnes are famous but the first nocturnes came from an Irishman. He was John Field. He was a pupil in London of the great pianist Clementi. We can’t hear him today because there were no record of music in his time. Ireland also has its great pop and rock musicians. A very successful group is U2. It started in Dublin in 1979. U2 is a rock group. It knows the young people of Ireland and things that they feel and want. They speak for young people of Ireland and the things that they are famous all over the world. Today there are many Irish musicians. A lot of them are world-class, and that is wonderful for a country with only five million people.
( ) 1. O’Carloan ________ in about 1686.
A. was born B. became blind C. became famous D. began to play the harp
( )2.______ helped O”Carloan learn to play the harp.
A. A singer B. A man C. A teacher D. A woman
( ) 3. The first nocturnes came from _________xkb1.com
A. O’Carloan B. Clementi C. Chopin D. John Field
( ) 4.From the passage we know U2__________.
A. is a great rock musician B. started 37 years ago
C. are popular with the old people D. were started by a rich lady
( ) 5. The best title mainly talks about _________.
A. the Irish Music B. two Irish Musicians
C. the First Nocturnes D. a Wonderful Country
Mother’s Day is a holiday for mothers. And on this day, mothers don't work. It is on the second Sunday in May. It is celebrated in the United States, England, Sweden（瑞典）, India, Mexico（墨西哥） and some other countries. Little by little, it becomes widely celebrated. On that day, many people send presents of love to their mothers. Those whose mothers are still living often wear a pink（粉红的）or red rose or carnation（康乃馨）, while those whose mothers are dead wear a white one.
The idea of a day for mothers was first given（被提出） by Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia（费城）. The celebration of the first American Mother's Day was held（举行）in Philadelphia on May 10th, 1908. Soon the holiday became popular around the country and the world.
( ) 1. Mother’s Day is on __________.
A. the second Saturday in May B. the second Sunday in May
C. May the second D. May the twelfth
( ) 2. When one’s mother is still living, she often wears a ________ rose or carnation.
A. white B. pink C. yellow D. blue
( ) 3. The idea of _________ for mothers was first given by Miss Anna Jarvis.
A. a present B. a week C. a day D. a flower
( ) 4. The first American Mother’s Day was ____________.
A. on 10th May, 1908 B. on 2nd May, 1908
C. on 10th May, 1809 D. on 2nd May, 1980
( ) 5. The celebration of the first Mother’s Day was held__________.
A. in New York B. in Philadelphia
C. in Washington D. C. D. in Australia
Our new foreign students are going to arrive very soon, and here are some ways to communicate with them politely.
How close do you stand when you talk to a friend? You can stand close to people in the Middle East but don’t stand too close to North Americans! Give them more personal space.
Do you know how to touch people correctly? Chinese girls often walk arm in arm with their friends. South Americans sometimes hold your arm when they talk to you, so you can’t move away! But in Britain many people don’t like other people to touch them at all.
Do you look at people when you talk? In some places, it isn’t polite to look at people when you talk, but in other countries it isn’t polite to look somewhere else. In Britain and the US, people usually look at each other when they talk.
And how do you say goodbye? That’s easy, wave（挥手）to say goodbye. But be careful! In Greece, it’s not at all polite! In fact, it’s very rude!
( )1. From the passage, we should give ________ more personal space.
A. people in the Middle East B. people in North America
C. people in the South America D. people in North China
( )2. We can’t wave to say goodbye in ________.
A. America B. Japan C. Britain D. Greece
( )3. How many ways are given to communicate with foreign students?
A. Two B. Three C. Four D. Five
( )4. What’s the best title of this passage?
A. Saying goodbye B. Touching people
C. Looking at people D. communicating politely
At present, more and more people are crazy about travelling. Why do people travel? “To see more of the world,” many people would say. But travelling abroad now means much more than that for the growing number of Chinese tourists. Of course it offers us good opportunities to meet people from other countries, learn about their culture and customs.
According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), more than 1 billion people travelled to another country in 2012. In 2012, Chinese people travelled abroad 30 percent more than in 2011. The prosperity (繁荣) of the tourism industry can also bring both our country and foreign countries great economic benefits (经济利益). Chinese people usually join large tourist groups and visit several countries in one trip.
Chinese people don’t just travel for sightseeing. The China International Travel Service Company said that all their tour trips sold out a month before Christmas Day. Stores offered discounts (打折) during that time, so shopping in Europe and the United States is popular among Chinese travellers.
In December, China is going through a very cold winter. So many people like to go to some countries in Southeast Asia because the weather there is quite pleasant.
The improvement of living standards means more Chinese can travel abroad. But many of them don’t have a sense of public manners. A report by Living Social website in March 2012 even listed Chinese as the world’s second worst tourists.
If you want to change that bad name, remember to avoid the following: littering, spitting, snatching bus seats, line-jumping, taking off shoes in public, talking loudly and smoking in non-smoking areas. Besides, we should learn some necessary manners of foreign countries.
1. Chinese people travel abroad not to _________.
A. go shopping B. see more of the world
C. go sightseeing D. make money
2. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, ________.
A. 30% of the people who travelled abroad are Chinese
B. the number of people who travelled abroad rose by 30%
C. more than 1 billion people travelled abroad in 2012
D. more than 1 billion Chinese people travelled abroad in 2012
3. Which of the following is NOT true about Chinese people? _________
A. Chinese people like joining large tourist groups.
B. Many Chinese like to go to Southeast Asia in winter for sightseeing.
C. More and more Chinese people can travel abroad now.
D. Chinese are the second worst tourists in the world.
4. As a good tourist, you should ________.
A. litter and spit here and there
B. jump the line and take off the shoes in public
C. have a sense of public manners
D. speak loudly and smoke as you like
5. What’s the best title of the passage? __________
A. Travelling B. Travelling abroad
C. Chinese tourists D. Chinese people like travelling
Mineral City is an interesting place to visit. It is a beautiful little town with many old buildings.
Take a walk through the center of the town on Main Street. Look first at the Mineral City Hotel. It is on the corner of Main Street and Glenn Avenue. It is about 150 years old and people will stay there. There is an interesting old building across from the hotel. This was a post office. Now it is a store for books and videos. There are many places to eat on Main Street. You can get lunch or dinner in one of these places. There is a park between Main Street and Oak Street. You can sit on a bench(长凳) in the park. It is nice and quiet, and you can enjoy the trees and flowers.
You can also take a walk down Glenn Avenue. Look at the old buildings and interesting little stores on this street.
1．Mineral City is ________．
A．a big city B．a busy city
C．a beautiful town D．an old building
2．The store for books and videos is ________．
A．across from the hotel
B．on the corner of Oak Street
C．in the park
D．behind the park
3．There is a ________ park between Main Street and Oak Street.
A．beautiful and old B．nice and quiet
C．busy and dirty D．big and interesting
4．There are some ________ on Glenn Avenue.
C．new buildings and quiet parks
D．old buildings and interesting little stores
5．Which is NOT true?
A．The Mineral City Hotel is on the corner of Main Street and Glenn Avenue.
B．The Mineral City Hotel is about 150 years old.
C．There are many places to eat on Main Street.
D．The Mineral City Hotel is a beautiful and new building.
Started in 1636, Harvard University is the oldest of all the many colleges and universities in the United States. Yale, Princeton, Columbia and Dartmouth were opened soon after Harvard.
In the early years, these schools were much alike (*similar). Only young men went to college. All the students studied the same subjects, and everyone learned Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Little was known about science then, and one kind of school could teach everything that was known about the world. When the students graduated, most of them became ministers or teachers.
In 1782, Harvard started a medical school for young men who wanted to become doctors. Later, lawyers could receive their training in Harvard's law school. In 1825, besides Latin and Greek, Harvard began teaching modern languages, such as French and German. Soon it began teaching American history.
As knowledge increased, Harvard and other colleges began to teach many new subjects. Students were allowed to choose the subjects that interested them.
Today, there are many different kinds of colleges and universities. Most of them are made up of smaller schools that deal with(涉及)special fields of learning. There's so much to learn that one kind of school can't offer it all.
1.The oldest university in the US is _________.
A. Yale B. Harvard C. Princeton D. Columbia
2.From the second paragraph, we can see that in the early years,______.
A. those colleges and universities were the same
B. people, young or old, might study in the colleges
C. students studied only some languages and science
D. when the students finished their school, they became lawyers or teachers
3.Modern languages the Harvard taught in 1825 were ________.
A. Latin and Greek B. Latin, Green, French and German
C. American history and German D. French and German
4.As knowledge increased, colleges began to teach_______.
A. everything that was known B. law and something about medicine
C. many new subjects D. the subjects that interested students
5.On the whole, the passage is about___________.
A. how to start a university B. the world-famous colleges in America
C. how colleges have changed D. what kind of lesson each college teaches
In many English homes people eat four meals a day: breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner.
People have breakfast at any time from seven to nine in the morning. They eat porridge，eggs or bread.
English people drink tea or coffee at breakfast.
Lunch comes at one o'clock. Afternoon tea is from four to five in the afternoon and dinner is about half past seven. First they have soups, and then they have meat or fish with vegetables. After that they eat some other things, like bananas，apples or oranges. But not all English people eat like that. Some of them have their dinner in the middle of the day. Their meals are breakfast, dinner, tea and supper and all these meals are very simple（简单的）.
( )1. Many English people have meals a day.
A. two B. three C. four D. three or four
( )2. People may have for their breakfast.
A. tea and eggs B. porridge，eggs，bread，tea or coffee
C. tea and coffee D. bread and eggs
( )3. People have lunch at ．
A. any time B. nine C. five D. one
( )4. People don't have for their dinner.
A. porridge B. bananas and apples C. some soup and meat D. meat and fish
( )5. In many English homes dinner comes ．
A. at one o'clock B. in the middle of the day C. at noon D. at night
Chicago (芝加哥) is next to a big beautiful lake, Lake Michigan. In the summer Lake Michigan is warm and blue. People lie on the beaches and swim in the water. In the winter Later Michigan is cold and gray. Snow covers the beaches, and ice covers the water.
On one of such cold days, a little boy and his father were playing in the snow on Chicago beach. The boy was Jimmy. He was four years old. Suddenly the ice broke, and Jimmy fell into the cold water. Jimmy's father jumped into the water. He couldn't find Jimmy. Minutes went by. He still couldn’t find Jimmy. Firemen arrived. Twenty minutes later they found Jimmy and pulled him out of the water. Jimmy was not breathing, and his heart was not beating. He was dead. At the beach paramedics (医务辅助人员) worked on Jimmy for an hour. He began to breathe, and his heart began to beat. The paramedics rushed Jimmy to the hospital.
Doctors at the hospital put Jimmy in bed .They put him on a cold mattress (床垫) because they wanted his body to warm up slowly. They gave him some medicine because they wanted him to sleep. After eight days, he woke up. He was treated in the hospital for six more weeks. Every day he got better. Then he went to another hospital. He stayed there for seven weeks. He began to walk, talk, and play again. All people think he’s been great.
Jimmy was in the water for more than 20 minutes. He couldn’t breathe in the water. He couldn’t get any oxygen. But today he is alive and healthy. How is it possible? Jimmy is alive because the water was ice cold. Usually the brain (脑) needs a lot of oxygen. But when it’s very cold, the brain slows down. It does not need much oxygen. So the ice cold water saved Jimmy. Jimmy’s father has another reason. He says, “Jimmy is alive today because he is a fighter.”
( ) 1.The story probably happened in __________.
A. January B. June
C. October D. May
( ) 2. How long did Jimmy stay in hospital before he got healthy?
A. Seven weeks B. Thirteen weeks
C. Eight days D. Ninety–nine days.
( )3. Which one is the right order according to the story?
a. Paramedics worked on Jimmy for an hour
b. Jimmy began to walk, talk, and play again.
c. Jimmy fell into cold water.
d. Jimmy was sent to the hospital quickly.
e. Jimmy woke up, but he couldn’t walk or talk.
f. Firemen pulled Jimmy out of the water.
A. c—f—e—d—a—b B. c—f—a—d—e—b
C. a—c—e—b—f—d D. a—c—f—e—b—d
( ) 4. Why can Jimmy be alive according to the last paragraph?
A. Because he slept for a long time B. Because he is a fighter
C. Because he water was ice cold D. Because he was sent to hospital quickly.
( ) 5. Which is the best title for the story?[
A. A Dangerous Lake B. A Little Strong Boy
C. A Proud Father D. Clever Doctors
Americans with small families own a small car or a large one. If both parents are working, they usually have two cars. When the family becomes large, one of their cars is sold and they will buy a van.
A small car can hold four persons and a large car can hold six persons but it is very crowded. A van can hold seven persons easily, so a family of three children could ask their grandparents to go on a holiday travel. They could all travel together.
Mr. Hagen and his wife had a third child last year. This made them sell a second car and buy a van. The sixth and seventh seats are used to put other things, for a family of five must carry many suitcases when they travel. When they arrive at their grandparents’ home, the suitcases are brought into the two seats. The van can then carry the grandparents.
Americans call vans motor homes. A motor home is always used for holidays. When a family
are traveling to the mountains or to the seaside, they can live in their motor home for a few days or weeks. All the members of a big family can enjoy a happier life when they are traveling together. That is why motor homes have become very popular. In America there are many parks for motor homes.
1. The word “van” in this text probably means ____________.
A. 住房汽车 B. 机动车辆 C. 移动家庭 D. 大型卡车
2. Before Mr. Hagen and his wife bought a van, they__________.
A. sold their old house B. sold their second car
C. moved to their grandparents’ home D. built a new place for a van
3. A motor home is usually owned by a family with__________.
A. a baby B. much money C. more than two children D. interest in vans
4. Americans usually use motor homes____________.
A. to visit their grandparents at weekends
B. to drive their children to school every day
C. to travel with all the family members for holidays
D. to do some shopping with all the family members
5. Motor homes have become popular because___________.
A. they can take people to some other cities
B. big families can take more things along
C. some people think motor homes are cheap
D. they can bring families a much happier life
In the UK, most children have their lunches at school, but in some schools, parents can choose what their children eat. The children can have a school dinner — a hot, cooked meal; or they can take a packed lunch with them, which usually includes cold food like sandwiches.
Often parents know what their children want. Cath, a mother of three children, told us, “My children have packed lunches because they say they hate school dinners. So I make three packed lunches every morning. ”
However, another mother, Susan, made a different choice. She said, “My daughters have always had school dinners. I think they probably get healthier food at school than a few sandwiches I make for them.”
But are school dinners healthy? Kaz, a father, thought poorly of them. He said, “Fizzy drinks were offered and I think there were lots of chips.”
Jamie Oliver spent a year working in a school kitchen. He was worried about the unhealthy food which included burgers, pizzas and chips. So he tried to cook healthy food such as good stews and curries for the children instead.
So Jamie improved the school dinners, and trained the dinner ladies to cook healthy food in that school. Then he advised the government to improve school food across the country. And it seems that the changes have begun.
Anna, a pupil, told us, “we used to have a fast food window where you got chips and coke, but they stopped that this year. There’s salad restaurant, which is good, so it’s healthier than it was.”
1. How many ways do most children in the UK have meals at school?
A. One. B. Two.
C. Three. D. Four.
2. _______would like the children to have the school meals.
A. Cath B. Susan
C. Kaz D. Jamie
3. Jamie thought _______ were healthy food.
A. stews and curries B. burgers and pizzas
C. chips and fizzy drinks D. sandwiches and coke
4. The last two paragraphs show that _______.
A. there’s a salad restaurant in every school
B. salad is the only healthy food for students
C. schools have begun to cook healthier food
D. the government offers to improve dinners
5. What would be the best title for the text?
A. Healthy Food B. Unhealthy Food
C. Packed Lunches D. School Dinners
Traveling can be a good way to get life experiences, especially during Spring Break－a weeklong school vacation in the United States. But what if you’re a student and don’t have enough money for a trip? Don’t worry. Here are some useful tips.
☆Save: This probably is the most important preparation for traveling. Cut expenses（开支）to fatten your wallet so you’ll have more choices about where to go and how to get there.
☆Plan ahead: Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your trip. Tickets may cost more when bought suddenly. Giving yourself several months to get ready can mean security （安全）and savings.
☆Do your homework: No matter where you go, research（研究）the places you will visit. Decide what to see and where to have dinner. Travel books will offer information on the cheapest hotels and restaurants.
☆Plan reasonably: Write down what you expect to spend for food and hotels. Stick to your plan, or you may not have enough money to cover everything.
☆Travel in groups: Find someone who is interested in visiting the same places. By traveling with others you can share （分享）costs and experiences.
☆Work as you go: Need more money to support your trip? Look for work in the places you visit.
☆Go to a lesser-known （不出名的）place: Tourist cities may be expensive. You may want to rethink your trip and go to a lesser-known place. Smaller towns can have many interesting activities and sights.
☆Pack necessary things: The most important things to take are not always clothes. Remember medicine in case you get sick and snacks（小吃）in case you cannot find a cheap restaurant.
☆Use the Internet: The Net can help to save money. Some useful websites include www. Travelocity. com, www. Bargains-lowestfare. com and www. Economytravel. com.
By planning reasonably, students can enjoy traveling. You will remember your travel experiences all your life.
1. Before your trip, the most important thing you should do is to _______.
A. make a plan of the route B. get information on the Internet
C. save money by spending less D. buy tickets in advance
2. The writer advises （劝告）you _______.
A. not to share costs with other people
B. not to go to well-known places
C. not to visit dangerous places
D. to buy anything you want to buy
3. During your trip, ________.
A. you need more medicine than clothes
B. you should look for work all the way
C. you should remember to do your homework
D. you can get useful life experiences
4. The main idea of the passage is _______.
A. where to spend your holidays B. how to save the money for your trip
C. when to prepare your trip D. how to spend your trip
Most Americans enjoy moving from place to place. For example, they often drive their cars 120 to 160 kilometres away just to have dinner with a friend or even fly to London or Paris just to watch a football match. In some states only one person in five lives in a place for more than five years. One may be born in one city, and go to school in another. He may finish his middle school in two or three cities, and then go to college far across the country. When he begins to work, he may possibly move from job to job. Moving from one job to another, which is called “job-hopping”, can be seen in many places in the United States.
Job-hopping does good to workers because every change of a job gives them a chance to get better pay. And job-hopping also gives bosses the chance to get new ideas and skills from him or her.
1. From this passage, we can see Americans often travel to _______________.
A. have dinner with their friends B. go shopping
C. watch a football game D. enjoy themselves
2. Job-hopping means “_______________”.
A. looking for a job B. having a job
C. changing jobs often D. losing a job
3. In the USA job-hopping _______________.
A. is very popular B. helps young people go to college
C. helps workers in traveling D. helps students begin to work
4.The writer thinks job-hopping _______________.
A. does good only to the workers B. does good only to the boss
C. must be stopped D. is helpful
Strange things happen to time when you travel because the earth is divided（划分为）into twenty-four zones（时区）, one hour apart. You can have days with more or fewer than twenty-four hours, and weeks with more or fewer than seven days.
If you make a five-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean, your ship enters a different time zone every day. As you enter each zone, the time changes one hour. Travelling west, you put your watch back, travelling east you put it forward. Each day of your trip has either twenty-five or twenty-three hours.
If you travel by ship across the Pacific Ocean, you cross the international date line（国际日期变更线）.By agreement, this is the point where a new day begins. When you cross the line, you change your calendar（日历）one full day, backward or forward. Travelling east, it is tomorrow.
1. Strange things happen to time when you travel because .
A. no day really has twenty-four hours
B. no one knows where time zones begin
C. the earth is divided into time zones
D. time flies
2. The difference in time between zones is .
A. one hour B. one than seven days C. seven days D. one day
3. If you travel east across the Atlantic Ocean, you put your watch .
A. one hour forward in each time zone
B. one hour forward for the whole trip
C. back one full day for each time zone
D. neither back nor forward
4. From this passage, it appears that the Atlantic Ocean .
A. has only one time zone
B. is divided into five twenty-four time zones
C. is divided into five time zones
D. is divided into seven time zones
5. The international date line is the name for .
A. the beginning of any new time zone
B. any point where time changes by on hour
C. the point where a new day begins
D. the point between two different zones
“The history of York(约克) is the history of England.” King George VI(乔治六世) said. York was first built in A.D. 71, and it has a rich and long history of more than 1, 900 years. Its history makes it one of the most popular cities for visitors in England. People can hear a lot about England’s history and they can see it and walk in it. Thousands of people from different countries take a walk through 1, 900 years of history on York’s city walls. “York is a great city with many special buildings, old city walls and a famous university(大学)—York University. Besides(此外), it has interesting shops and many fine restaurants. It’s both old and modern. I really love it.” said Jack Smith, a visitor from the U.S.A.
It’s really easy to come to York. York is between London and Edinburgh(爱丁堡), the capital of Scotland(苏格兰). You can take a train from London to York. If you have enough time, you can also take a bus from London to go through Cambridge(剑桥) to York. Come and find out more about York’s history!
( ) 1. How many years of history does York have?
A. Less than 1, 900 years. B. Only 71 years.
C. Less than 71 years. D. Over 1, 900 years.
( ) 2. Where is York? It’s .
A.in Cambridge B.in Scotland C.in England D.in the U.S.A.
( ) 3. What did Jack Smith think of York?
A. Very boring. B. Very interesting. C. There is nothing to see.D. A little scary.
( ) 4. What does the sentence underlined(下画线) mean?
A. You can learn nothing about the history of England in York.
B. Both York and England have short history.
C. You can learn much about the history of England in York.
D. York is the only place in England.
( ) 5. From the passage, we know that is the right map.
Now let’s come to the Bolshoi Theater(莫斯科大剧院) near the center of
People in different countries have different ways of doing things. Something that is polite in one country may be quite impolite in another. In Britain, you mustn’t lift (举起) your bowl to your mouth when you are having some soup. But it’s different in China. And in Japan you even needn’t worry about making a noise when you have it. It shows that you are enjoying it. Making a noise is considered as (被认为) bad manners (举止，礼仪) in Britain. If you are a visitor in Mongolia（蒙古）, what manners do they wish you to have? They wish you to give a loud “burp” (打嗝) after you finish eating. Burping shows that you like the food.
In Britain, you should try not to put your hands on the table when you’re having a meal. In Mexico(墨西哥), however, they hope you keep the hands on the table during a meal. But Arabians（阿拉伯人） consider you must be very careful with your hands. You mustn’t eat with your left hand. Arabians consider it very bad manners eating with left hands. So, what should you do if you are on a visit in another country? Well, you can ask the local people to help you or just watch carefully and follow them if you are on a visit in another country.
1. It is impolite to lift your bowl to your mouth when you are having some soup in ______.
A. Britain B. China C. Japan D. Mexico
2. In Mongolia, burping after eating shows that _________.
A. you are rude B. you are hungry C. you dislike the food D. you like the food
3. What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. People in different countries have different ways of doing things.
B. British people are very polite.
C. You mustn’t eat with your left hand.
D. Don’t worry about making a noise when you have soup
Food between China and western countries are very different. We Chinese may spend half of our life time on making and eating food. First, Chinese people choose food very carefully. They often try to use fresh material to make food. For example, people who live near the sea often eat fresh fish. Second, Chinese have a lot of ideas and skills for cooking. We can cook a chicken in over ten ways. That’s why Chinese food is so popular in the world.
In western countries like England or America, people don’t have fresh food because they buy their food from supermarkets where the food may stay for many days. They would also enjoy fast food like burgers and chips. They are unhealthy to human body. Western people are very good at making cakes and chocolate. They are very sweet but they make you become fat quickly.
There are some other differences. Chinese people use chopsticks while western people use forks and knives. Chinese people only have three meals a day but western people will have more. For example, they have afternoon tea. If you are a housewife and have a lot of time, you may also have morning tea.
( ) 1. How long may Chinese spend on making and eating their food?
A. Half an hour a day. B.Half a week a month.
C. Half a month a year. D.Half of their life time.
( ) 2. Why don’t people in western countries have fresh food?
A. Because they buy their food from supermarkets.
B. Because they have lots of ways and skills to cook.
C. Because they are healthy to human body
D. Because they don’t enjoy fast food.
( ) 3. What can make you become fat quickly ?
A. burgers and chips B. cakes and chocolate
C. burgers and cakes D. chips and chocolate
( ) 4. How many meals do Chinese have a day?
A. four B. three C. five D. Two
( ) 5. What is the best title of the passage?[
A. Differences of Food Between China and Western Countries
B. Differences Between England and America
C. Differences Between Fork and Knife
D. Differences Between Tea and Chocolate
To：Jenny@126.com From: Liming@yahoo.com.cn
Subject: Autumn! Date:29/09/ 8:00 p.m.
Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival. We will watch the moon tonight, and look for Chang’e and Wu Gang. We usually eat mooncakes. They are round, like the moon.
National Day is also in autumn, on October 1st. My mother and father are usually free for seven days! We will do many things together. I like going to the National Day celebration.
But the best thing in autumn is my birthday. It’s in October. I will be fifteen years old. Goodbye.
To：Liming@yahoo.com.cn From: Jenny@126.com
Subject: _______! Date:29/09/ 9:12 p.m.
Dear Li Ming,
Thank you for your e-mail! I love autumn too. In Canada, we have an autumn holiday called Thanksgiving Day. Family members always celebrate it together. I will go to my grandmother and grandfather’s house. My uncles, aunts and their children will be there too.
Canadian Thanksgiving Day is in early October. In the USA, they celebrate Thanksgiving Day in late November.
Have a good time on your birthday, Li Ming! On my birthday, I have a cake with candles. Everyone sings the song “Happy birthday”. Then I blow out the candles! Will you have a cake for your birthday?
（ ）1.— When is Li Ming’s birthday?
A. On September 29th B. In September C. Before September 29th D. After September 29th
（ ）2. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day ____.
A. in early October B. in early November C. in late October D. in late November
（ ）3.—What do Canadians usually do on Thanksgiving Day?
—They usually ____.
A. eat cakes B. stay together C. watch the moon D. sing a song
（ ）4. The subject(主题)of Jenny’s e-mail is “____”.
A. Your birthday B. My birthday C. Thanksgiving Day D. National Day
（ ）5.—What must Li Ming and Jenny use when they write to each other?
A. Pens B. Paper C. Computers D. Telephones