I’m Mike. I am a student. In my teachers’ eyes, I am not a very good student, because I don’t study hard at my lessons and I am sometimes late for school.
Last Wednesday,I was late for school. My teacher was a little angry. “Come to school on time tomorrow,or I will telephone your father,” said my math teacher. I was afraid. So I got up early the next morning. After a quick breakfast, I rode my bike to school. Soon I was riding across a bridge. Just at that time, I heard somebody shouting for help. I stopped and found a little girl struggling in the river. I got off my bike, jumped into the river and swam to the girl as quickly as I could.I tried my best to push the girl to the bank. At last the girl was saved. When I got to the classroom, the class had been on for 15 minutes. My teacher criticized me.
Till now, I haven’t told my math teacher why I was late that morning. But I didn’t regret（后悔） it at all.
( )1. Why don’t Mike’s teachers like him?
A.Mike is often late for school B. Mike doesn’t study hard at his lessons
C. Mike often saves the children falling into the river.
( )2. How did Mike go to school last Thursday?
A. On foot B.by bike C.by bus
( )3. What’s the Chinese meaning of the word “struggling” in the text?
A.挣扎 B.嬉戏 C.潜水
( )4. Why did Mike come to school late again on Thursday morning?
A.He got up late in the morning. B. He saved a girl on his way to school.
C. His bike was broken on the way to school.
( )5.what’s the best title of the text?
A. A brave student B. A cruel(残忍的) teacher C. A misunderstanding（误会）
In Canada and the United States，people enjoy entertaining(请客)at home.They often invite friends over for a meal，a party，or just for a coffee and conversation.
Here are the kinds of things people say when they invite someone to their home：
“Would you like to come over for dinner Saturday night？”
“Hey，we're having a party on Friday.Can you come？”
To reply to an invitation，either say thank you and accept，or say you're sorry，and give an excuse：
“Thanks，I'd love to.What time would you like me to come？”or “Oh，sorry，I've tickets for a movie.”
Sometimes，however，people use expressions that sound like invitations but which are not real invitations.For example：
“Please come over for a drink sometime.”
“Why not get together for a party sometime？”
“Why don't you come over and see us sometime soon？”
They are really just polite ways of ending a conversation.They are not real invitations because they don't mention a specific(确定的)time or date.They just show that the person is trying to be friendly.To reply to expressions like these，people just say “Sure，that would be great！”or “OK，yes，thanks.”
So next time when you hear what sounds like an invitation，listen carefully：Is it a real invitation or is the person just being friendly?
( )1. Why do Canadians and Americans often invite friends for meals at home?
A．Because they can save time. B．Because they can spend less money.
C．Because they enjoy entertaining at home.
( )2. Which of the following is a real invitation?
A．“If you are free，let's go for a dinner sometime.”
B．“I've two tickets here.Can you go to the movie with me？”
C．“Would you like to have a cup of tea with us sometime？”
( )3.If people say “Let's get together for lunch some day.”，you just say “______”
A.That would be nice. B．How about this weekend? C．Oh，sorry.I'm very busy.
( )4. People use “an unreal invitation” in order to(为了)show that ______.
A．they're trying to be friendly B．they're trying to be helpful
C．they're trying to make friends with others
( )5. The passage is mainly about______.
A．entertainment at home B．real invitations or not
C．expressions of starting a conversation
Tom was eight years old. He was a good boy. But he couldn’t get up early. He slept until nine or ten o’clock in the morning. He was often late for school.
Tom’s mother didn’t want him to be late for school. So she bought him an alarm clock. She said to Tom, “You must get up when you hear the clock ring.”
“Yes, Mum,” said Tom. After that Tom got up at seven thirty when he heard the clock ring.
One day his mother forgot to make the clock get ready to ring. And the next morning Tom didn’t get up at seven thirty. It was time for breakfast. Mother went to see him. Tom was in bed and his eyes open.
“Why didn’t you get up?” Mother was angry.
“You told me to get up when I heard the clock ring. So I am waiting for the bell.”
( ) 1.Tom was a .
A. teacher B. student C. worker D. farmer
( ) 2.Tom’s mother bought him a clock because .
A. he couldn’t get up on time B. it was very beautiful
C. it was Tom’s birthday that day D. it was cheaper
( ) 3. The clock rang at .
A. 6:30 B. 7:00 C. 7:30 D. 6:00
( ) 4.What happened that day?
A The clock was broken B Tom was ill
C The clock didn’t ring D. Tom’s mother was ill.
( ) 5. Tom didn’t get up on time that day because he .
A. was waiting for the bell B. didn’t want to go to school
C. didn’t want to have breakfast D. was oversleep
Bob and his family like eating fish very much. He often buys some fish in the shop and takes them home for dinner. His wife (妻子) often asks her friends to their home to have lunch and eat fish. One day, Bob buys some fish home and goes to his office to work. His wife sees the fish and thinks, “Good! I can ask my friends to come for lunch.”
When Bob comes home from work in the evening, he can’t find his fish. His wife says, “ Oh, It’s your cat. Your cat eats it.” And she gives Bob some bread for dinner. The husband is very angry(生气的). He takes the cat and his wife to the shop near (附近) their home to weigh the cat. Then he asks his wife, “You see, my fish is one kilo, and this cat is one kilo, too. My fish is here. Then where is my cat?”
1. What does Bob do?
A. A farmer. B. A cook. C. A driver. D. An office worker.
2. What does Bob’s wife give him for dinner?
A. Some bread. B. Some chicken. C. Some fish. D. Some rice.
3. The underlined word “weigh” means “______” in Chinese according to the context(根据上下文)
A. 重量 B. 称 C. 喂食 D. 打
4. Who eats the fish?
A. Bob and his friends. B. Bob’s wife and her friends.
C. Bob’s cat. D. We don’t know.
5. What’s the best title (最好的标题) of this passage?
A. Bob and His Wife B. The Clever Cat
C. Where is My Fish? D. Eating Fish
I saw a man, about 30 years old, hobbling(蹒跚) down the road when I was shopping in town. He was homeless and seemed to have a pain (疼)in his leg. I watched him for a few minutes but wasn’t able to help that day.
All that evening, I thought about his life and story. Later, I decided that if I met him again,
I would help him. I saw him in the street the very next day! I saw him put some money into a donation box(捐款箱) . Then I quickly went to the cash machine(自动取款机) to get some money. With money in my pocket, I followed him. I heard him ask a lady for money. He said he had ulcers(溃疡) in his leg and he wanted to see a doctor. The lady couldn’t help but ask him about his problem.
I walked up to him after that. Then I put the folded(折叠的) money in his hand so he wouldn’t feel uncomfortable. I didn’t say anything. We just looked at each other and he said, “God bless you!”
I can’t tell you how good I felt to help others. I hope he smiled a lot that day.
1.There was something wrong with the man’s foot.
2.I decided to help the man if I met him again.
3.The man asked a lady for money, because he wanted to see a doctor.
4.The man felt uncomfortable when I put the folded money in his hand.
5.I felt very happy to help others.
Lydia lost her bike at school last month. The bike cost 800 yuan. She felt worried and just kept thinking, “ If I tell my parents about it, they will be angry!” Finally, she decided to buy
a new bike just the same as the bike she lost. She took out of all her pocket money but it was only 500 yuan. So she decided to eat less at lunch time so she could save some money. Her parents usually gave her 20 yuan for lunch and she wanted to save a half every day. But soon, she felt so hungry in the afternoon that she couldn’t listen to her teachers carefully.
When she came home one day, her mother asked, “What’s wrong with you, Lydia? You look terrible these days!”
Lydia told her parents what had happened with tears(眼泪)in her eyes.
“We won’t be angry if you tell us the truth(真相). You’re more important than the bike!” said her father.
1. When did Lydia lose her bike?
A. Last month. B. Last week. C. Last year. D. This week.
2.Why didn’t Lydia tell her parents the truth?
A. Because she didn’t like her parents.
B. Because she wanted to find it again herself.
C. Because she had enough money to buy a new bike.
D. Because she was afraid that her parents would be angry.
3.How much would Lydia like to save a day?
A. Twenty yuan. B. Ten yuan. C. Five yuan. D. Three yuan.
4.Lydia couldn’t listen to her teachers carefully in the afternoon because ________.
A. she didn’t work hard.
B. she felt hungry.
C. she missed her parents.
D. she thought about her bike.
5.What can we learn from the passage?
A. Lydia liked to lie(撒谎) to her parents.
B. Lydia’s parents bought her a new car.
C. Lydia’s parents weren’t angry when they knew the truth.
D. Lydia bought a new bike with her pocket money.
Susan Boyle was born as the ninth child in a Catholic family. She suffered from learning disabilities ever since her birth because of her mother’s poor health.
School was difficult for Susan and she was bulled(凌辱) because of her different behaviour. Her siblings, who were much older, had life experiences that were unknown to their little sister. From the time of her birth, Susan was a screamer. The only really safe place that she would use as a repeat was her bedroom. There she would hang posters of her musical heroes on the walls and sing popular music into a hairbrush that she pretended was a microphone.
One by one her brother and sisters moved away from home and then Susan’s father died. This left her alone with an old mother and a cat. She tried volunteer work. Her best state of mind, however, was found when she was singing and so she would regularly join others in karaoke or pubs where she could show her skills and receive appreciation(欣赏)from the crowd.
When Susan announced at Christmas that she was planning to take part in the Britain’s Got Talent competition, her brothers and sisters tried to discourage her. It was a wonder that she was even able to do the audition(试唱) considering the troubles she faced just physically getting to the right place.
The Woman I Was Born to Be is a beautiful story written in the simple but humorous voice of the author, Susan Boyle. She tells her story from birth to the present in an interesting and educational manner.
I love this book ! In fact, I read the whole thing in one day! There is something in the stories that not only teaches the reader but also encourage us to reach for our dreams—no matter how impossible they may seem to be!
1. What does the underlined part “Her siblings” in Paragraph 2 refer to?
A. Susan’s parents B. Susan’s friend
C. Susan’s classmates D. Susan’s brothers and sisters
2. What can we learn about Susan from Paragraph 3?
A. She liked being alone B. She was good at singing
C. She had various hobbies D. She disliked volunteer work.
3. We learn that the book The Woman I Was Born to Be_______.
A. is based on Susan’s life stories
B. is written to educate readers
C. is very sad to read
D. is difficult to read
4. What does the author probably think of Susan’s life stories?
A. Encouraging B. Discouraging C. Worried D. Boring
Last summer I went through a training program and became a literacy(识字) volunteer. When I began to know what other people’s lives were like because they could not read, I realized the true importance of reading.
My first student Marie was a 44- year-old single mother of three. In the first lesson, I found out she walked two miles to the nearest supermarket twice a week because she didn’t know which bus to take. When I told her I would get her a bus timetable, she told me it would not help because she could not read it. She said she also had difficulty once she got to the supermarket because she couldn’t always remember what she needs. Since she did not know words, she could not write out a shopping list. Also, she could only know items by sight, so if the product had a different sign, she would not know it as the product she wanted.
As we worked together, learning how to read built Marie’s self-confidence, which encouraged her to continue her studies. She began to make fast progress and was even able to take the bus to the supermarket. After this successful trip, she reported how self-confident she felt.
At the end of the program, she began helping her youngest son, Tony, a shy first grader with his reading. She sat with him before he went to sleep and together they would read bedtime stories. When his eyes became wide with excitement as she read, pride was written all over her face. As she described this experience, I was proud of myself as well. I found that helping Marie to build self-confidence was more rewarding than anything I had ever done before.
As a literacy volunteer, I learned a great deal about teaching and helping others. In fact, I may have learned more from the experience than Marie did.
1. Marie didn’t go to the supermarket by bus because______.
A.she lived too close to the supermarket
B.she wanted to stay fit through walking
C.there were no bus stops in front of the supermarket
D.she had no idea which bus to take to the supermarket
2. What did the writer probably find when he was teaching Marie to read?
A.Marie learnt how to read really fast
B.Marie had no gift for learning how to read
C.It was hard for Marie to change her habits
D.It was hard for Marie to build self-confidence
3. We learn that in the end________.
A.Marie could read and became confident
B.the writer chose to help Marie’s son to read too
C.the writer decided to spend more time learning to read
D.Marie thought she learnt more from the experience than the writer
4. What is the passage mainly about?
A.The importance of learning to read
B.The difficulties that a single mother faced
C.The writer’s most unforgettable experience
D.The writer’s experience as a literacy volunteer
The great success of Tu Youyou, the first Chinese woman national to win a Nobel prize in science, has made Chinese full of happiness and hopes on the future of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Tu was born in 1930 .
She discovered(发现) Artemisinin(青篙素), a medicine that is greatly useful for patients(病人) suffering from malaria(疟疾病). “Artemisinin is a gift for the world people from the traditional Chinese medicine. It is important to cure(治愈) malaria and other diseases and help the health of the world people,” Tu said in Beijing.“The prize winning is an honor(荣誉) for China’s science and traditional Chinese medicine in their course of reaching out to the world.”
In 2011, Tu became the first scientist on the mainland to win America’s Lasker Award because of discovering Artemisinin.
On China’s Sina Weibo, hearing the breaking news, at least tens of thousands of users discussed and gave a lot of“thumb-ups.”One of them called “Shengxiaxohuiyi” wrote, “ Now I feel truly proud of being a medical student.”
1. How old was Tu Youyou when she received Lasker Award?
A. 85. B. 81. C. 45. D. 25.
2. People use Artemisin to ______.
A. make deathrates(死亡率) of all the patients lower in hospital
B. reach out to the world
C. help patients suffering from the malaria
D. make people work on Chinese medicine
3. What do most Chinese people think of Tu Youyou’s prize?
A. Proud B. Just so-so C. Relaxed D. Unbelievable
It’s Charlie’s birthday today, but he isn’t feeling happy. No one wishes him a happy birthday. Mother says nothing about his birthday. She just tells Charlie to play outside. At lunchtime, his mother calls, “Come in for lunch, Charlie!” Charlie slowly walks into his house. But the living room looks different. Charlie sees a big “Happy Birthday” banner(横幅). Then, he sees a birthday cake, balloons(气球), presents, and all of his friends. “Happy birthday!” everyone shouts. Charlie’s face lights up. He is happy and surprised(吃惊). No one forgets (忘记) his birthday after all!
( ) 1. What is this story about?
A. Eating cake. B. Charlie’s birthday.
C. Forgetting a birthday. D. Having fun at a friend’s party
( )2. Why is Charlie not happy?
A. He doesn’t like his party. B. He doesn’t like his presents.
C. He wants to eat cake. D. He thinks people forgets his birthday.
( )3. Why does the living room look different?
A. There are many decorations(装饰). B. The lights are on.
C. There is a birthday cake. D. There are many presents.
( )4. What’s the Chinese for “light up” here?
A. 点燃 B. 容光焕发 C. 抬起来 D. 照亮
( ) 5. Which of these is not right?
A. There are many lovely things in the living room.
B. Charlie’s mother plays a trick on Charlie.
C. Charlie is happy all day.
D. No one forgets Charlie’s birthday.
Recently，we’ve often heard about earthquakes in some places in the world，but do you know what to do before，during and after an earthquake? Here is some advice for you．
Before an earthquake It’s necessary to prepare yourself and your family．All family members should know how to turn off gas，water and electricity and know useful telephone numbers（doctor，hospital，police，119，etc．）Never put heavy things over head．
During an earthquake It’s important for each of you to stay calm．If you are indoors，quickly move to a safe place in the room such as under a strong desk or a strong table．The purpose is to protect yourself from falling objects．Stay sway from windows ，large mirrors， heavy furniture and so on．If you are cooking，turn the gas．
If you are outdoors，move to an open area like a playground．Move away from building，bridges and tress．If you are driving，stop the car as soon as possible，staying away from bridges and tall buildings．Stay in your car．
After an earthquake Once the shaking has stopped，DO NOT run out of the building at once．It’s better to wait and leave when it is safe．
Check around you and help the people who are in trouble．If your building is badly broken，you should leave it．If you smell or hear a gas，get everyone outside and open windows and doors．If you can do it safely，turn off the gas．Report it to the gas company．
（ ）1．Which of the following is not mentioned in the second paragraph?
A．People should know how to turn on gas．
B．People should know how to save water．
C．People shouldn’t put heavy boxes over beds．
D．People shouldn’t forget the phone numbers of others．
（ ）2．When an earthquake happens，_____ can help you deal with it．
A．standing still B．looking outside
C．staying calm D．moving indoors
（ ）3．During an earthquake，if you are driving in an open area，you should ____．
A．speed up your car B．stop your car and stay in
C．slow down your car D．stop your car and run out
（ ）4．When the earth stops shaking，you should _____．
A．check around you first B．run out of the building at once
C．break the windows and doors D．write a report to your company
（ ）5．You can learn ____ after reading the passage．
A．what an earthquake is like
B．what to do to avoid an earthquake
C．how an earthquake happens
D．how to protect yourself in an earthquake
Amy was a few minutes late．Mr．Smith had left the office when she got there．His secretary told her he would be back in a few minutes．She had to sit down and waited for a few minutes in the outer office．
“I’ll never get this job，”she told herself．For a moment she wanted to run out of the building．Just then，Mr．Smith came through the door and hurried into his office．A few minutes later，his secretary took Amy in and introduced her．
Amy apologized for being late．Mr. Smith didn’t seem to mind．They talked a few seconds and then got down to business．He took out her letter of application．
“You’ve never worked in radio or television before，have you?” he asked．Amy answered that she was afraid that she hadn’t．Now，she was even made sure that she would not get the job．Mr. Smith asked her a few more questions．
To her surprise，he seemed to be interested in her other qualifications．She was even more surprised when he asked if she could start soon．
“I wonder if you would mind starting next month?” he asked with a smile．It seemed she had got the job after all!
（ ）1．Amy had to wait because ________．
A．her secretary told her she would be back in a few minutes
B．the man she wanted to see had just gone out
C．Mr．Smith was late to come to his office
D．it was not time for Mr．Smith to do his work
（ ）2．Amy wanted to leave the building ________．
A．for she had something important to do
B．to look for Mr．Smith herself
C．because she was told that she wouldn’t be able to get the job
D．with the thought that she would be refused
（ ）3．The underlined word-group “get down to business ” here means ________．
A．get downstairs to the office
B．have business going on
C．go out of the office to keep away from others
D．start to talk about her application for the job
（ ）4．_______，so she got the job．
A．Amy was very good at talking
B．Amy hadn’t worked for others
C．Amy’s qualifications were very helpful
D．Amy didn’t mind whether she could get the job or not
（ ）5．Mr．Smith asked Amy if she could _________．
A．start her work as early as possible
B．wait for an answer for starting work until the following month
C．begin to work in the month that followed
D．possibly take the job and begin to work right away．
Something about Black Flowers
Most of the flowers in natural are red，orange and yellow．If we have seen a black flower，it’s chance in a million．
People have made a census（普查）to colors of more than thousands of flowers and discovered that only eight of them are black．
As we know，sunlight is formed by seven different colored lights．The wave length of each light is different，so the quantity of heat in each light is also different．Flowers，especially their petals（花瓣），are easy to be harmed by high temperature．
Black flowers can take in all the light waves which cause the flowers to dry up in a high temperature．So black flowers can rarely survive（幸存于）sunlight． But red flowers，orange flowers and yellow flowers can protect themselves from sunlight by reflecting the red light，orange light and yellow light，each of which has a large quantity of heat．
（ ）1．According to the writer，it is _____ to see a black flower．
A．impossible B．hard C．common D．no chance
（ ）2．The underlined word “them” in the second paragraph refers to ________．
A．kinds B．colors C．flowers D．a million
（ ）3．The passage tells us that __________．
A．black flowers are so weak that it is difficult for them to grow up
B．there are only eight black flowers in natue
C．sunlight is formed by seven different colored lights，so the wave length of each
light is different
D．black flowers can take in the light of all the wave lengths which make them dry
up because of high temperature
（ ）4．Which of the following ideas is wrong?
A．people have found that only a few kinds of flowers are black．
B．flowers are easy to be harmed by very high temperature．
C．red，orange and yellow flowers can also absorb the light of all wave lengths．
D．the black flowers cannot protect themselves from sunlight．
（ ）5．The red，orange or yellow light _____．
A．has less heat than the other lights B．has more heat than the other lights
C．also has a great deal of heat D．has a little heat
My teenage son Karl became withdrawn after his father died. As a single parent, I tried to do my best to talk to him. But the more I tried, the more he pulled away. When his report card arrived during his junior year, it said that he had been absent 95 times from classes and had six falling grades for the year. In this way he would never graduate. I sent him to the school adviser, and I even begged him. Nothing worked.
One night I felt so powerless that I got down on my knees and asked God for help. “Please God, I can’t do anything more for my son. I’m at the end of my rope. I’m giving the whole thing up to you.”
I was at work when I got a phone call. A man introduced himself as the headmaster. “I want to talk to you about Karl’s absences.” Before he could say another word, I choked up（哽咽）and all my disappointment and sadness over Karl came pouring out into the ears of this stranger. “I love my son, but I just don’t know what to do. I’ve tried everything to get Karl to go back to school and nothing has worked. It’s out of my hands. ” For a moment there was silence on the other and of the line. The headmaster seriously said, “Thank you for your time”, and hung up.
Karl’s next report card showed a marked improvement in his grades. Finally, he was even on the list of the best students at school. In his fourth year, I attended a parent –– teacher meeting with Karl. I noticed that his teachers were surprised at the way he had turned himself around. On our way home, he said, “Mum, remember that call from the headmaster last year?” I nodded. “That was me. I thought I’d play a joke but when I heard what you said, it really hit me how much I was hurting you. That’s when I knew I had to make you proud.”
1. Which of the following has the similar meaning as the underlined word “withdrawn”in the first paragraph?
A. Quiet and lonely B. Relaxed and excited
C. Talkative and lively D. Happy and easy-going
2. According to the first report card, Karl _________.
A. often went to school late B. failed in all the exams
C. did a good job at school D. didn’t do well at school
3. When the mother said “It’s out of my hands.” to the headmaster, she meant that she ___________.
A. didn’t know what to do about her son
B. would drive her son away from the house
C. had no money to support the family
D. she would have to hang up
4. Who was it that telephoned Karl’s mother that day?
A. The headmaster. B. The school adviser.
C. Karl himself. D. The passage doesn’t tell us.
5. From the passage we can learn that _____________.
A. children in single – parent families always have mental problems
B. mother’s love plays an important role in teenagers’ life
C. parents should give their children as much help as possible
D. school education still works well without support from parents
Thirty years ago, Lake Ponkapog in Hartwell, New Jersey, was full of life. Many birds and animals lived beside the water, which was full of fish. The lake water is polluted . It is in a color of dirty brown, and it is filled with strange plants.
How did this happen? First, we must think about how water gets into Lake Ponkapog. When it rains, water comes into the lake from all around. In the past, there were forests all around Lake Ponkapog, so the rainwater was clean.
Now there are many homes around the lake. People often use chemicals in their gardens. They use other chemicals inside their houses for cleaning or killing insects. There are also many businesses. Businesses use chemicals in their machines or shops. Other chemicals fall onto the ground from cars or trucks. When it rains, the rainwater picks up all the chemicals from homes and businesses and then carries them into the lake. They pollute the water and kill the animals.
Boats on the lake are also a problem. Lake Ponkapog is a popular place for motorboats. But oil and gas from boats often get into the lake. So more bad chemicals go into the water this way.
People in Hartwell are worried. They love their lake and want to save it. Will it be possible?
A clean lake must have clean rainwater going into it. Clean rainwater is possible only if people are more careful about chemicals at home and at work. They must also be more careful about gas and oil and other chemicals on the ground. And they mustn’t use motorboats any more on the lake. All these may change people’s lives. Only then can Lake Ponkapog be a beautiful, clean lake again.
1. In the past, the water in Lake Ponkapog was made clean by __________
A. forests B. rain C. birds D. fish
2. Chemicals from homes and businesses_______________
A. are always clean B. can help the animals
C. are good for the lake D. get into the rainwater
3. Clean rainwater will mean____________
A. more boats on the lake B. more dirty things in the lake
C. a cleaner lake D. a dirtier lake
4. To save Lake Ponkapog, people need to _____________
A. be more careful about chemicals
B. use less water
C. grow fewer plants in the gardens
D. use more motorboats on the lake
5. The passage is about____________
A. boats on Lake Ponkapog
B. why the water is dirty in Lake Ponkapog
C. clean rainwater
D. dirty lakes
John lived with her mother when he was young. He didn’t know who his father was. The woman did some washing for the rich and could buy only some bread for her son. So the boy was short and thin.
One cold morning there was much snow in the streets. A car knocked the woman down and the policemen took her to the hospital. She didn’t tell John that his father deserted(遗弃) her before he was born until she died. She left her son the name and address of his father.
John found his father, Mr. Brown, in another city. He was one of the richest shopkeepers and he had to receive his son. From then on the boy lived a rich life. He ate all kinds of delicious food and wore beautiful clothes. But he didn’t go to school and could not read or write.
Once his father took him to a party. He saw a newspaper lying on the floor and picked it up while others were talking about a film. He had a look at it and found a car’s wheels were upward, he called out,“ Oh, dear! An accident happened!”
All the people were surprised and began to read the newspaper. But soon they all began to laugh. Do you know why?
1. John didn’t know his father because .
A. the man was rich B. the man deserted his mother
C. his mother left the man D. the man didn’t like him
2. John was short and thin because .
A. he didn’t like sports
B. his parents were short too
C. he was often hungry when he was young
D. his mother never gave him food
3. The woman told John who his father was .
A. after she was knocked down by a car B. before her son left
C. before she was in hospital D. before she died
3. After John found his father .
A. he was angry with the man B. he started a rich life
C. he wouldn’t live with him D. the man was bad to him
5. The people at the party laughed at him because .
A. he held the newspaper upside down B. he wasn’t polite
C. the newspaper was yesterday’s D. he wasn’t clever
Amelia Earhart was born in America in 1897. As a little girl, she could climb trees and catch rats. When she was seven years old, she discovered she was interested in flying. In 1920, Amelia took a plane and knew she had to fly! Just days after that, she took her first flying lesson. Six months later, she bought her own plane!
A Life-Changing Flight On June 18, 1928, Amelia became world-famous because she flew across the Atlantic with others as the first woman. And then she was called the “Queen of the Air”.
Making and Breaking Records Although Amelia was well-known in the flight, she never stopped practicing it. In 1932, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic by herself, and later in 1935, she was the first person to fly over the Pacific from Hawaii to California by herself.
The Last Flight When her 40th birthday was coming, Amelia prepared for her biggest challenge — an around-the-world flight. On June 1, 1937, she began her 46,671-kilometer flight. Something unlucky happened on June 29. She never came back again.
However, her name still lives on till now.
1. What was Amelia interested in when she was seven years old ?
A. Jumping. B. Flying. C. Climbing trees. D. Catching rats.
2. When did Amelia take her first flying lesson ?
A. In 1897. B. In 1904. C. In 1920. D. In 1928.
3. Why was Amelia called the “Queen of the Air” ?
A. Because she bought her own plane.
B. Because she used to practice flying.
C. Because she could fly faster than others.
D. Because she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
4. Where did Amelia fly over in 1935 ?
A. Japan. B. England. C. Part of the Atlantic（大西洋）. D. Part of the Pacific.
5. What can we know about Amelia from this article?
A. She died in 1937.
B. She made a plane in 1897.
C. Her last flight was successful.
D. Her biggest challenge was to fly across America.
Albert was an ordinary worker in an oil company in America. His workmates gave a nickname “Four dollars a bucket of oil” below his name whenever and wherever he wrote down his name.
As time went by, people forget his real name. Later, when Rockefeller, the board chairman of the oil company, heard of it, he was very surprised, so he invited Albert to come to his office.
“Some people give you a nickname for ‘Four dollars a bucket’. Why aren’t you angry?” asked Rockefeller with some puzzlement in his eyes.
“Oh! Mr. Rockefeller! I like this nickname very much, because ‘Four dollars a bucket’ is our company’s advertisement. As long as some calls me ‘Four dollars a bucket’ once, I think it’s free advertisement for our company. It’s not necessary for me to get angry. Don’t you think so, Mr Rockefeller?”
“Oh! What a wonderful man!” Rockefeller said excitedly when hearing Albert’s words. “Young man! Work harder, you must be successful in the future! I believe in you!”
Five years later, Albert became the second board chairman after Rockefeller.
Later Albert said in one of his report, “ I don’t think we should feel sad when we have no way to do the world-shaking things. We should treat everything actively because maybe our future success will begin from a small thing!”
1. What was Albert in the oil company at the beginning?
A. A worker. B. The second board chairman.
C. A workmate. D. An assistant.
2. Why wasn’t Albert angry about his nickname? Because ____________.
A. he liked to have a nickname
B. it could make his workmates happy
C. he could become famous
D. it was a free advertisement for his company
3. What is the main idea of this passage?
A. Rockefeller asked young people to work harder.
B. It’s very important to do small things well.
C. You can’t get angry when someone calls your nickname.
D. You should make more advertisements for your company.
Long ago, a prince(王子)wanted to marry a real princess(公主), so he travelled around the world to find her. But he went back sadly.
One evening when a big rain came, there was a knock on the door. The old queen opened the door, and found a beautiful girl was standing in front of the gate. Water was running down from her hair and clothes. She said that she was a real princess.
The old queen asked her to come in. She put a pea(豌豆)on the bed, and then put twenty mattresses(床垫)on it. Then she asked the princess to sleep on this bed.
The next morning, the queen asked the princess, “Did you spend a good night? ”
“Well, ”said she. “I didn’t close my eyes all night. I felt I was lying on something hard. ”
Now they knew that she was a real princess because she felt the pea through the twenty mattresses. The prince married her, and they lived a happy life together.
（ ）1. What was the weather like when the princess came that night?
A. It was fine. B. It was snowy. C. It was rainy. D. It was windy.
（ ）2. How was the princess’ sleep that night?
A. Relaxing. B. Long. C. Good. D. Bad.
（ ）3. How could they know that the girl was a real princess?
A. She liked to eat anything even peas.
B. She could feel a pea through twenty mattresses.
C. She could make twenty mattresses during one night.
D. She could know the weather.
（ ）4. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. The story happened at the princess’ house.
B. The prince finally married the real princess.
C. The prince and the princess were good friends.
D. The queen didn’t like the princess at all.
（ ）5. Where can we find this story?
A. In a history book. B. In a game book. C. In a storybook. D. In a maths book.
A long time before I was born, my grandma and grandpa moved into the house on Beechwood Avenue. They had a young family of 4 little girls.
During that time, work was hard to find, so Grandpa did whatever jobs he could. He worked on a farm during the week and at weekends he and Grandpa grew some of their own food in the garden（花园）.
Everybody worked to keep the garden growing. All summer long, the family ate food from the garden and enjoyed the beautiful flowers.Grandma made jam(果酱）with strawberry, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pears and peaches. It was good to eat through the long winter.
The family grew up, and before too many years had passed, the grandchildren came to visit. Grandma and Grandpa still planted their garden every spring. Everyone still enjoyed the good food from the garden and always took some home.
Grandchildren grew up, and grandparents grew older.It became harder for Grandma and Grandpa to keep up the garden. So they made it a little smaller. There was still plenty to eat from the garden and lovely flowers to enjoy.
Then one summer when Grandpa was eighty-nine years old, all he could do was to watch from his chair as the vegetables grew and the flowers came out. Summer slowly went away, and Grandpa died before it was time to bring in the harvest(丰收).
( )1.How many people were there in grandparents’ family before the writer was born?
A. Five B. Six C.Seven D. Eight
( )2.The life then was very ________. People couldn’t find jobs easily.
A. easy B. happy C. hard D. free
( )3. Grandchildren took their grandparents’ vegetables home because ________.
A. they were too poor B. they liked them better
C. their parents asked them to do so D. they wanted to give some to their friends
( )4. As time passed by, grandparents made the garden smaller because ________.
A. they were not strong enough B. life was getting better and better
C. we didn’t enjoy their vegetables D. they lost interest to grow vegetables
( )5.The best title for the passage is ________.
A. Grandmother’s Garden B. Grandfather’s Garden
C. Our Grandparents D. Grandparents’ Garden