It’s reported that Chinese singing group Chopsticks Brothers will perform Little Apple at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Chopsticks Brothers which consists of the director Xiao Yang and the musician Wang Taili played a middle-aged singing duo(二人组) in the film Old Boys. In the film, they sang Little Apple when they auditioned（试唱） for an American music talent show and received a thumbs-up from the judges.
Now, life is following art.
The duo has confirmed their performance at the American Music Awards—an award show second only to the Grammys（格莱美音乐奖） in prestige(名声).They will join famous singers including Taylor Swift and One Direction to show a night of music to the world.
"I did not expect the plot in our film to come true in real life," Xiao Yang said during an interview."It seems unreal. We've worked on music for so long and after all these years, this is another story of dreams coming true for 'old boys'," said Wang Taili.
This is the first time a Chinese"god" song will be shown on the global stage.
Little Apple has taken China by storm. Its MP3 received 579 million hits and the music video has been played 823 million times on China's major music and video streaming websites.
It’s said that the song has been played to at least 500 million listeners.
1.What does Wang Tianli do?
A. He is a director. B. He is a musician. C. He is a judge.
2.The underlined “plot”in Paragraph means ________ in Chinese?
A. 情节. B. 策略. C. 场地.
3.According to the passage, which of the following is not true?
A. Little Apple is the first time a Chinese"god" song will be shown on the global stage.
B. Grammys shows the second only to American Music Awards in prestige.
C. Chopsticks Brothers will perform Little Apple at the 2014 American Music Awards..
4.Which film did Chopsticks Brothers play?
A. Old Boys. B. Little Apple. C. Grammys.
5.What can we guess from the passage?
A. Little Apple is very popular in China.
B. Xiao Yang and Wang Taili are real brothers.
C. Chopsticks Brothers will attend Grammys.
According to scientists’ research, the month in which babies are born could affect them in some ways.
Babies born in spring get sick easily. Children born under Aquarius (Jan. 21st—Feb. 19th) may be less clever than those born in other seasons. They may also have shorter lives than those born in autumn. Scientists believe many of the differences can be explained by the mother’s exposure to sunlight in pregnancy (怀孕). Sunlight helps lead to the production of vitamin D in the body. The lack (缺乏) of vitamin D in the first months of life may have a bad effect on health.
Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin”. It has a good effect on health. A study showed that people born from April to June had slightly shorter lives than those born in October, November or December. Similar studies in the US showed that people born in autumn lived about 160 days longer than those born in spring.
Professor Russell Foster said the conclusions were surprising and interesting. He added, “These are small effects but they are very, very clear. I am not giving voice to star signs and they are just for fun. But it is true that we are affected by our season of birth.”
( ) 1. A child’s season of birth can affect all the following things EXCEPT according to the first two paragraphs.
A. his health B. his height C. his length of life D. his quality of being clever
( ) 2. What does the underlined word “exposure” mean in Chinese?
A. 偏爱 B. 抗拒 C. 过敏 D. 暴露
( )3. What can we know about vitamin D according to the passage?
A. It comes from sunlight. B. It helps people live longer.
C. Sunlight prevents its production. D. It does harm to people’s health.
( ) 4. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. Women should get enough sunlight in pregnancy.
B. Children born under Aquarius are cleverer than those born in autumn.
C. People born in May will live longer than those born in October.
D. Professor Russell Foster is interested in star signs and believes in them.
( ) 5. What does the passage mainly tell us?
A. People can know the length of life by star sign.
B. Women should choose to give birth to children in spring.
C. A child’s season of birth has an effect on him or her.
D. Vitamin D is very important to people’s health.
The Red Cross Society of China (RCC) (中国红十字会)has so far received 150 million yuan (18 million US dollars) in donation (捐款) for tsunami-hit(遭受海啸袭击的) countries, reports from the RCC said on January 14, 2005.
2.66 million US dollars of the money were sent to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Maldives soon after they were hit by the killer disaster(灾难)late last month. The rest(剩余部分) of the money will be sent for rebuilding villages, schools and orphanages(homes for children who lost their parents) in the disaster area, the reports said.
According to the reports, two RCC’s rescue(营救) teams have arrived in Indonesia and Sri Lanka Friday. A third team will go to Thailand early next week.
The RCC will report how much money has been collected and the uses of the money on its Website on time, the reports said.
( )1. The countries were hit by ___________.
A. a forest fire B. a tsunami C. a big flood D. a drought disaster.
( )2. The RCC collected money for _______________, Thailand and Maldives.
A. Indonesia, China B. Indonesia, Sri Lanka C. China, Sri Lanka D. Indonesia, America
( )3. The rest of the money will NOT be used to rebuild _________ in the disaster area.
A. villages B. schools C. airports D. orphanages
( )4. Which statement (陈述) is true according to the passage?
A. The RCC has so far received USD 20.66 million in donation for tsunami-hit countries.
B. A third team will be sent to Maldives next week.
C. Two RCC’s rescue teams have arrived in Thailand.
D. The uses of the money will be reported on its Website on time by the RCC.
( )5. The passage is probably from _________.
A. A newspaper. B. An advertisement. C. An instruction book. D. A storybook.
We talked to 300 people. One hundred were from 11 to 18 years old. One hundred were from 19 to 26. One hundred were 27 to 35 years old. We asked them what they like to do on weekends. Please look at the chart.
Favourite things to do (by age)
1. People of 19-26 most enjoy .
A. taking a walk B. playing computer games
C. watching TV D. going to the movies
2. People aged 11-18 enjoy most.
A. talking a walk B. watching TV
C. going to the movies D. playing computer games
3. How many people enjoy playing computer games in the 19-26 group?
A. 75 B. 60 C. 25 D.50
4. Which things do most people enjoy doing?
A. Watching TV and playing computer games.
B. Playing computer games and taking a walk.
C. Going to the movies and watching TV.
D. Taking a walk and watching TV.
5. Which of these sentences is true?
A. People aged 27-35 like playing computer games best.
B. People aged 11-18 like going to the movies best.
C. People aged 19-26 enjoy playing computer games more than watching TV.
D. Both A and C.
Obama has made history by becoming the first African-American president in American history.
Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. his parents separated(分开) when he was two years old and later divorced(离婚). Obama grew up with his mother in Hawaii, and for a few years in Indonesia. Later, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. Obama met his wife, Robinson, in June, 1989 and married her on October 3, 1992. The couple’s first daughter was born in 1998, followed by a second daughter in 2001.
Obama took office on January 20, 2009. However, just when he became president, he had to face many serious challenges(挑战), including two foreign wars, climate change and what he had described as “the worst financial crisis(经济危机) in a century”. But Obama said that he himself had been ready to face these challenges.
Obama’s success is a true milestone. It speaks to the fact that in America you really do get a chance to do anything, if you have the talent and ability and you work hard enough.
1. How old was Obama when he became American president?
A. 48 B. 40 C. 37 D.31
2. Obama’s success tells us that ______.
A. any black people can become president
B. you can succeed if you are talented enough
C,. everyone can succeed if he is lucky enough
D. a talented person can succeed if he works hard enough
3. What does the underlined phrase “took office” in the third paragraph mean?
A. 生效 B. 就任 C. 离职 D. 竞选
4. According to the passage, Obama had to face the following challenges except______.
A. climate change B. financial crisis
C. population problem D. foreign wars
5. The whole passage is mainly about Obama’s ______.
A. childhood B. family C. education D. experience
Like most teenagers in the world, Joso Montanaro a teen artist in Brazil, likes reading and drawing cartoons. But he is special—his drawings get published(出版).
Montanaro is now drawing cartoons for Folha. Folha is Brazil’s largest newspaper and is known for its cartoons. Montanaro has already been working at Folha for two years. Each week he draws two, there or four cartoons and sends them to the paper. From those editors choose one for the next day’s page.
Montanaro draws about the news of the day. Recently he worked on The Wave—a drawing of the tsunami(海啸) that hit Japan. Montanaro also likes to draw cartoons about the funny things that happen in Brazilian politics(政治).
“I like doing political drawings because you can joke about somebody bigger than you.” Montanaro says.
Folha’s art director ,Mario Kanno, says editors saw something new and different in Montanaro’s work.“We brought him in with this idea to show that, yes, young people also read newspapers and can show their ideas on politics,”Kanno says.
Montanaro’s love for cartoons began when be was only 7 or 8 year old. His dad bought him comics. Montanaro says these books gave him the ideas that got him drawing.“I think those great works have really helped me,”he says.“They remind me that I should draw something in my book every day.”
1. What is Montanaro doing for Folha now?
A. He is publishing story books. B. He is drawing cartoons.
C. He is sending newspapers. D. He is writing articles.
2. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Folha is famous for its cartoons.
B. Folha is the largest newspaper in Brazil.
C. Montanaro draws one cartoon for Folha every week.
D. Montanaro began to work for Folha two years ago.
3. Why does Montanaro like drawing political cartoons?
A. Because he can show his ideas on politics.
B. Because he is very interested in political jobs.
C. Because he thinks it’s easier to draw political cartoons.
D. Because he can make fun of some important people.
4. What made Montanaro draw and helped him a lot in his drawings?
A. The comics his dad bought him. B. His interest in cartoon films.
C. The fun of drawing cartoons. D. His dad’s ideas about cartoons.
5. What’s the best title for this passage?
A. Folha’s art director. B. Brazil’s largest newspaper.
C. Teen artist in Brazil. D. Montanaro’s great father.[
A new report shows what life might be like in 100 years from now. It describes skyscrapers that are much taller than today’s buildings, underwater ‘bubble’ cities and holidays in space. Th3e report is from a company. It asked experts(专家) on space and architecture, as well as city planners, to give their ideas on the life in 2116. They said the way we live, work and play will be totally different to how we do these things today. The experts used the Internet as an example. They said that 25 years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet and smartphones would change our lives. The Internet has completely changed the way we communicate, learn and do daily things. The experts said the changes in the next century would be even more unbelievable.
Researchers questioned 2,000 adults about the prediction(预言) they thought were most likely(很可能的) to happen in the future. They predicted that in the future, few people will go to an office but will work from home and have work meetings online. People will have highly developed 3-D printers that will let you download(下载) a design for furniture or a food recipe and then ‘print’ the sofa, table or pizza at home. There will also be less need for visits to the doctor. We will all have a home health instrument that will tell us what the problem is and give us treatment. We will also be going into space for holidays and to get resources that we have used up on Earth. A prediction that is missing is whether people will need to study English.
1. The writer uses the example of the Internet in Paragraph 1 to show .
A. the Internet was often used B. the Internet has developed fast
C. people will not believe the changes D. technology will change people’s lives
2. With the help of highly developed 3-D printers, a way to get a sofa in 2116 is to .
A. buy one in a shop B. ask somebody to make one
C. download a design and ‘print’ one D. design and make one by oneself
3. According to the passage, the missing prediction is .
A. how people will work
B. where people will get resources
C. what people will have at home to treat illness
D. whether people will still need to learn Engli sh
4. The passage is mainly about .
A. the life in 2116 B. holidays in space
C. the history of the Internet D. medical treatment
5. The passage is most probably from .
A. an advertisement B. a newspaper
C. a detective story D. a health report
Recently, a very simple question became widely spread online: what China should be proud of? 1
Lanlan, whose real name is Negar Kordi, is from Canada. She came to China five years ago and is a student at Ningbo University. Now she has 120,000 fans on the Internet and the number is still growing.
Lanlan loves China and Chinese. 2 And that’s why she is so well received among Chinese net friends. The following is china in her eyes.
“It is the easiest country in which to find a job. If you are not too lazy, it is really very simple to find a job in China. I believe there’re more job chances here than in any other country in the wold.”
“ 3 About 400 million Chinese are studying English. If they can speak good English in the future, China will have the greatest number of English speakers of any non-English speaking country.”
“The speed of Chinese trains is fast. From Ningbo to Beijing, the train runs 1, 365 kilometers for seven hours and the ticket fare is only 595 yuan. ”
“Its public security is great. 4 I have travelled in many countries, and I think China really is very safe.”
“There are much more things China should be proud of. Many Chinese people often criticize（批评）China. At first, I believed that they didn’t like china or that they loved western countries. But later, I realized that they just set a very high standard for China. 5 China must be much better than other countries. ”
A. The foreign language level is surprising.
B. This country of 1.4 billion people makes me feel safe.
C. A foreign girl living in china gave a very touching answer.
D. They believe that it’
E. She believes china will be the strongest country in the world in future.
Here are some facts about homes in the United States and the people who live in them. In the early 1990s, about 50% of the Americans owned their homes and the rest rented (租) their homes. The rented homes were usually apartments (公寓).
74% of the people in the US make their homes in or around cities. 26% live in the country. Dogs live in about 40% of all homes in the US. About half that number have cats.
Families in the US are becoming smaller. On the average (平均), 2.64 people lived at home in early 1990s. In 1960, the average was 3.5.
Half of the teenagers in the US have their own bedrooms.
An American moves, on the average, twelve times in his or her life. In Japan a person moves about five times, and in England a person moves eight times.
1. Most Americans live ________, according to the passage.
A. in or around the cities B. in cities
C. around cities D. in the country
2. How many American families own a cat?
A. About 40%. B. About 20%.
C. About 74%. D. About 26%.
3. On the average, there were ________ people in an American family in 1994.
A. more than 3 B. only 3.5
C. less than 2 D. about 2.64
4. ________ in the US have their own bedrooms.
A. All of the people B. Most of the children
C. Half of the teenagers D. Only some of the teenagers
5. What can we learn from the passage?
A. In the early 1990s, most of the Americans owned their homes.
B. Families in the US are becoming bigger and bigger.
C. A Japanese moves more often than an American.
D. An American moves more often than an Englishman.
At 9:00 a.m. yesterday, bus No. 26 was going along Zhongshan Road when the driver saw an old man lying on the side of the road. A woman next to him was shouting for help.
The bus driver , 24-year-old Wang Ping, stopped the bus without thinking twice. he got off and asked the woman what happened. She said that the man had a heart problem and should go to the hospital. Mr. Wang knew he had to act quickly. he told the passengers that he must take the man to the hospital. he expected most of the passengers to get off and wait for the next bus. But to his surprise, they all agreed to go with him. Some passengers helped Mr. Wang to move the man onto the bus.
Thanks to Mr. Wang and the passengers, the man was saved by the doctors in time. “It’s sad that many people don’t want to help others because they don’t want any trouble,” says one passenger. “but the driver didn’t think about himself. He only thought about saving a life.”
Read the passage and write (T) before the things that happened in the story, and write (F) the things that didn’t happen in the story.
( ) 1. Wang Ping was the driver of bus No. 26 at 9:00 a.m. yesterday.
( ) 2. Bus No. 26 hit an old man on Zhongshan Road.
( ) 3. The passengers on the bus did not want to go to the hospital, so only Wang Ping went with the woman and old man.
( ) 4. Some passengers helped to get the old man onto the bus.
( ) 5. The old man got to the hospital in time.
A Race in the Clouds You may have seen running races before. But this one was different. It happened in the air. Three tightrope (钢索) walkers had a race against each other in Chongqing, China. They ran across a tightrope that was about 300 meters above the ground. Each of the walkers ran as fast as they could.
Follow Hawking on Weibo Stephen Hawking, from the UK, is one of the greatest living scientists in the world. On April 12th, he put his first message on Weibo. “I hope to tell you more about my life and work,” wrote Hawking. He got over 380,000 followers in only two hours.
Kobe’s Goodbye A great basketball player retired (退役). His name is Kobe Bryant. Bryant, 37, played in NBA for 20 years. He is one of the greatest players in NBA. He has won five NBA championships (冠军). He also has got the third largest number of points in NBA history, even more than Michael Jordan.
1. A special running race happened ____________ in Chongqing.
A. in the water B. in the air C. on the ground D. on Weibo
2. Hawking put his first message on Weibo ____________.
A. to tell people about his life and work
C. to know more about China B. to get more fans
D. to win a match
3. Kobe Bryant started to play in the NBA at the age of ____________.
A. 5 B. 17 C. 20 D. 37
（CCTV 9, October 16,2003）
CHINA launched its first manned spaceship into space at 9 yesterday morning. Yang Liwei, 38, is the first spaceman of China. He was chosen from 14 pilots after many difficult tests. The ship circled the earth 14 times in about 20 hours.
CHINA will send two more astronauts into space next year. This time, they will stay up there for five to seven days testing the spaceship. Fourteen astronauts are now training for the trip. Last October, Shengzhou V made China the third nation to send a man into space.
（China Daily, April 6,2004）
THE 2008 Olympic Games will get some help from space. Next May, China will send a small satellite into space. It will watch the Olympic venues （场馆）as people build them. The satellite will also help us to keep the environment clean. It will stay in space for 5 years.
（www.yahoo.com May 2004）
1. How many countries sent spaceship with man into space?
A. One B. Three C. Two D. Four.
2..How long did Yang Liwei stay in the space?
A. Seven days. B. Five years.
C. About five days. D. About twenty hours.
3. When will China send up a satellite into space to watch the Olympic venues?
A. In May, 2005 B. In April, 2008
C. In April, 2005 D. In May, 2008.
4.How old is Yang Liwei this year?
A. 38 B. 40 C. 39 D. 37
5. According to （根据）the news above, which is right?
A. China will send two more astronauts into space in 2006.
B. Shenzhou V was sent up into space on Oct. 15,2003.
C. China has sent a spaceship with two people into space.
D. The satellite will only help us to keep the environment clean.
The European Union (EU) is like a wall. Some Eastern European countries like Albania want to get inside, while the UK is thinking about getting out.
On June 23 this year, people from the UK will vote (投票) and decide if the country will stay in the EU, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Feb 19.
The EU is an organization in which its 28 member countries work together. But the UK has always kept away from getting too deeply into it. Now, 19 out of the 28 members use the same money: the euro (欧元), but the UK is not one of them. Also, some EU countries set up the Schengen(申根) area, so people in it can move freely without a visa (签证), just as we do between Chinese provinces. However, the UK chose not to join.
In recent years, the EU seems to be even less attractive to many British people. More and more foreign workers from other countries, especially those in Eastern Europe, go to Britain. And many British believe that it put a burden on the UK’s welfare (福利), reported the Daily Mail. Besides this, the country has always given money to the EU but gets less in return, according to The New York Times.
However, there are also people who want the UK to stay in the EU. They say it’s easier for the UK to sell things to other EU countries. The EU as a whole has a big say on the international stage, and leaving the EU would hurt the UK’s influence on the world. Leaders of other EU countries like Angela Merkel of Germany and Francois Hollande of France hope to keep the UK in the EU, too.
“We need to think carefully about what is best for Britain, what is best for our future,” said Cameron. And as each side has its own ideas, we may not know the result until June.
1. ___________ will decide if the UK will stay in the EU.
A. People all over the world. B. People in the EU
C. People from the UK D. The UK Prime Minister
2. ____________ members of EU don’t use euro.
A. 1 B. 19 C. 28 D. 9
3. The underlined word “burden” in paragraph 4 means ____________ in Chinese.
A. 财富 B. 负担 C. 利益 D. 增长
4. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
A. The EU is a country which has 28 provinces.
B. People from Schengen area can move freely to the UK without a visa.
C. Everybody in the UK wants to get out of the EU.
D. Leaders from Germany and France want the UK to stay in the EU.
A survey by baidu.com showed there were 16 million bloggers (写网络日志的人). Xu Jinglei was one of the first famous people that the website sina .com. invited to open blogs.
The web log written by Xu Jinglei is now the world’s most popular . Xu , an actress-turned –director, became famous overseas when she won a Best Director Award for the film. A Letter From an Unknown Woman in 2004.
Her blog has broken the domestic (国内的) record with more than 10 million visits .
Xu updates (更新) her blog every other day . But if she feels very good she sometimes posts two or three articles in a day .
Visitors leave thousands of messages about each of her articles , praising (赞扬) her open, free writing style, commenting (评论) on films.
( ) 1. Now Xu Jinglei’s web log is ________________ .
A.broken by hacker B.written by an unknown woman
C.the world’s most popular D. closed by government
( ) 2. How many visitors does Xu’s blog have ?
A. About 16 million . B. About 36.82 million
C. 2004 D. over 10 million
( ) 3. _________ invited Xu Jinglei who was one of the first famous people to open blogs.
A. The website baidu.com B. The website sina.com
C. The website Yahoo.com D.The website blog.com
( ) 4. From the passage we know that ________________ .
A.a survey by baidu.com showed there were 16 million bloggers writing in English
B.Xu Jinglei was the only one that the website sina.com invited to open blogs
C.Xu Jinglei always posts one article in a day
D.Visitors leave lots of messages about her articles in her blogs
We have always been interested in the moon. 2, 000 years ago, people already knew it moves around the earth and where it would be in the sky at different times of the year. At that time, everything about the moon was learned by watching it carefully in the sky.
When scientists could use telescopes to study the moon more closely, their ideas began to change. They could see the moon was made of rocks. Most scientists thought moon rocks would be different from those on the earth. This was because they believed the moon had once been a planet that had been caught in the earth’s gravity millions of years earlier.
In 1969, moon rocks were finally brought to the earth and studied. Much to their surprise, scientists found that, except for water, the moon and the earth were made of the same things. Once again new ideas were needed for this new information.
After years of study, most scientists now think that the moon was once part of the earth. They believe very early in its history, maybe 4 billion years ago, something about the size of Mars hit the earth. This sent billions of rocks into space around our planet. These rocks slowly joined together and after many years became the moon.
In the future, even though our ideas about the moon may change again, we will still be interested in it.
( )1.Before 1969 most scientists thought the moon was _____.
A.part of the earth billions of years earlier
B.older than the earth
C.a planet caught by the earth’s gravity
D.made of the same things as the earth
( )2.After years of study, most scientists now think _____.
A.the earth was once part of the moon
B.the moon was once part of the earth
C.something about the size of Mars will hit earth in the near future
D.a lot of rocks will slowly join together to become the other moon
( )3.From this passage we can learn that _____.
A.scientists in the past were not clever
B.scientists are so clever that they know everything
C.new information brings new ideas
D.we now know everything about the moon
Nowadays , more and more parents have moved to cities to make a living. As a result, their children have become “ home-left children(留守儿童)” and they need more care. The survey below is from villages in Ningde, Fujian Province. 200 children there were chosen to answer the questions.
What they want
The way to relax
Talk with friends
Do some reading
The way they prefer to live
Live with parents
Live with grandparents
Live at school
What they think of parents’ working in the city
The happiest place
( ) 1. Home-left children want _____________ most.
A. money B. love C. freedom D.others
( ) 2. About three fifths of the home-left children relax themselves by _______________.
A. doing some reading B. having sports
C playing games. D.talking with friends
( ) 3. _____________ home-left children think parents’ working in the city is good.
A. 28% B. 31 % C. 41% D.59%
( ) 4 . According to the form, _________home-left children think school is the happiest place.
A. 38 B. 52 C. 104 D.96
( ) 5. From the form, we know that __________.
A. home-left children can get more money
B. most home-left children prefer to live with their parents
C. home-left children want to live in big cities
D. most home-left children like to live alone
A report from the United Nations said that around 60 million people across the world, with 80% of them in Asia, are drinking polluted water. Some 4,500 children die every day because of polluted water.
A report showed that environmental problems kill 3 million children under five years old each year, making them one of the key contributors in more than 10 million child deaths worldwide each year.
Dangerous factors include indoor and outdoor air pollution, water pollution, lack of good hygiene facilities and poor ecological systems , it said.
Another study showed that parents and experts from seven countries including the United States, India and Nigeria, regarded pollution as the biggest threat to children's natural living environment.
Many parents say that children today are being brought up with fewer blue skies than when they were little kids.
Mrs. Green tries to teach her daughter Su san by setting a personal example. She picks out recyclable waste and uses the water from the washing machine to wash the toilet.
Chinese children mostly learn about environmental protection in school.
Some non-governmental organizations and child centers also teach kids to protect the environment. More parents have become aware of it. Family is now playing a more important role," says a Chinese official.
Vera Lehmann, an expert from Germany says many Chinese are increasingly aware of polluted. "I was surprised to find how much schools in China are willing to contribute to educating the children on environment," Lehmann said. "There has been a big change between now and ten years ago when I first traveled here."
1. What is the main cause of child deaths?
A. polluted water B. poor ecological systems
C. indoor and outdoor air pollution D. environmental problems
2. How m any dangerous factors are mentioned in the article?
A. three B. four C. six D. five
3. From the example of Mrs. Green ,we can know that she is a woman who .
A. is strict with her daughter. B. takes good care of her daughter.
C. likes housework very much. D. pays much attention to recycling.
4. Which is right according to the article?
A. 80% of the people in Africa are drinking polluted water.
B. Not only developed countries regarded polluted as the biggest threat to children's natural living environment.
C. The government now plays a more important role in protecting the environment.
D. Vera Lehmann thinks China still pays no more attention to the poor condition as usual.
5. What's the best title of the article?
A. Teaching children to stay green.
B. Children today are in poor condition.
C. Children died of environmental pollution.
D. The biggest problem in the world.
The earthquake which struck Yunnan Province on August 3rd had a high death number because of its high magnitude, follow-on disasters and the high population of the area.
The death has risen to 615 four days after the powerful earthquake. Among the reported deaths, 526 were in the worst-hit Ludian County and 76 in Qiaojia County. The official count showed that there were 114 missing and 3,143 people injured in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake. And the earthquake caused lots of buildings to fall down, including at least one school.
CCTV says that the earthquake was the strongest that hit Yunnan in the recent 14 years, and the epicenter was in Longtou- shan town in Yunnan’s Ludian County. It also says the government is sending thousands of tents, folding beds, quilts and coats to the affected area. Attempts to reach the epicenter have been stopped by heavy rain, with some rescuers forced to travel on foot.
Southwestern China is often struck by earthquakes. In 2012 an earthquake in the Yunnan region killed at least 80 people.
A week later, a memorial service was held on Sunday in Ludian County for the victims of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked the area. While people gathered in public places for three minutes of silence, drivers sounded their car horns.
“I am expecting those who lost their loved ones to survive.” said Ke Guoxian, a teacher at the Third Elementary School of Ludian County.
“I am so touched that so many people rushed to help us.” said Ma Siying, a fourth-grader at the school.
1.How many people lost their lives in this earthquake?
A. At least five hundred.
B. At least six hundred.
C. At least two hundred.
D. At least three thousand4. Which of the following sentence is NOT TRUE?
2. What caused a high death number in the earthquake?
A. Heavy rain and the falling rocks.
B. Lots of buildings and the high magnitude.
C. The high magnitude and population of the area.
D. Follow-on disasters and heavy rain.
3. The underlined word “touched” means _______ in the passage.
A. 触摸的 B. 失常的 C. 感动的 D. 疯狂的
4.Which of the following sentence is NOT TRUE?
A. The earthquake was the strongest to hit Yunnan in the recent 14 years.
B. Some rescuers had to travel to help people on foot because of the falling rocks.
C. Southwestern China is often struck by earthquakes.
D. The memorial service was held for the victims after the earthquake.
5. From the passage, we know _____ .
A. when disaster struck, help came from all sides
B. when the earthquake happened, lots of people died
C. after the earthquake, we shouldn't hold a memorial service
D. we hope those who lost their loved ones will survive
TOKYO, JAPAN – What do you do when you see a cockroach (蟑螂)? Do you hit it with a newspaper? Do you step on it?
When researchers at Tokyo University see a cockroach, they take the remote control and make the cockroach turn around, run left or right, or go forward. These scientists are changing the cockroaches into robots（机器人）. Each cockroach has a very small packet that has in it a microprocessor (微处理器). Then researchers can send signals (信号) from the remote control to the packet. The signals control the movements of the cockroaches.
Why does anyone want to control a cockroach? “Insects can do many things that people can’t,” says Isao Shimoyama, head of robot research at Tokyo University. In a few years, he says, these robot insects will carry very small cameras. They will be able to move through earthquake rubble (瓦砾) to look for people or move under doors to find information about someone.
This may seem strange, but the Japanese government thinks the research is very important. The government is giving the scientists $ 5 million for this research.
First, the research keeps hundreds of cockroaches. They use only the American cockroach because it is bigger and stronger than other cockroaches. Then they choose the best cockroaches and remove their wings and antennae (触须). They put small packets where the antennae were. The packets weigh about three grams, or about two times the weight of the cockroaches themselves. “Cockroaches are very strong,” says Ralph Holzer, who is a researcher at Tokyo University. “They can lift 20 times their own weight.”
With a remote control, the scientists send signals to the packets. When a cockroach gets the signal, it moves. The problem is that the cockroaches don’t always move in the right direction.
( )1. The scientists are changing the cockroaches into robots because _________.
A. they want cockroaches to do things people can’t in the future
B. they want to control the movements of the cockroaches
C. they want cockroaches to take photos of the earthquakes
D. they want to send signals to the packets on the cockroaches
( )2. Scientists control cockroaches’ movements _________.
A. by removing their wings B. by sending signals from the remote control
C. by using very small cameras D. by removing their antennae
( ) 3. What can cockroaches do to help people?
A. They can lift 200 times their own weight.
B. They can help people to carry very small cameras.
C. They can keep hundreds of cockroaches.
D. They can search for those people in rubble after an earthquake.
( )4. What problem do the cockroaches meet with?
A. The cockroaches sometimes don’t move.
B. The cockroaches are too big to move through earthquake rubble.
C. The cockroaches sometimes move in the wrong direction.
D. The cockroaches can only lift 20 times their own weight.
Norovirus(NV，诺如病毒) is a very special virus. It can be passed through air, food, water, even infected persons’ dejection or vomit. What’s worse, it breaks out easily in communities, schools, hospitals, armies and nurseries. The people who are affected by Norovirus always have the following symptoms: feeling sick; having a fever; having a stomachache; and diarrhea.
Nowadays many students have been affected by NV. For example, in December, 2010, because of water pollution, 429 people in Guangzhou were infected be NV. Luckily, no one died of it. On February 19th, 2014, more than 400 students in Jiaxing were sent into hospital because of the infection of NV. The local bureau of education had to suspend classes for days. The similar accidents happen in Japan, Germany, and America and so on.
Then what can we do to protect ourselves from being infected by NV? Here are some suggestions:
People should pay more attention to their personal hygiene, such as washing hands as often as possible;
Try to avoid eating cold and uncooked food;
Don’t go to some diners, especially the unlicensed sellers;
Lower the chances of taking part in large-scale activities in order to lower the chances of possible infections.
1. In which way can Norovirus affect people’s health?
A. through air B. through food and water
C. through infected persons’ dejection or vomit D. all of the above
2. How many symptoms does a person who is infected by NV have?
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
3. Which of the following statements is true according to the second paragraph?
A. Many people died of NV in Guangzhou in 2010.
B. Because of NV, many students couldn’t go to school in Jiaxing in 2014.
C. The situation in china is more serious than foreign countries.
D. The dirty air caused the people in Guangzhou to be infected by NV.
4. What can we do to stop from getting the virus?
A. wash hands often to keep them clean B. drink cold water
C. join fiends to parties D. go to roadside stand with friends
5. Where can we most probably read the passage?
A. in a travel guide B. in a fashion magazine
C. in a history book D. in a medical magazine