The 8th Inter-School Musical Show!
The school is hosting the 8th Inter-School Musical Show for Grades 9-11 on December 19 at Harrington Center, Bank Road at 9 am. All students are welcome to try out for the show at the audition ( 试演 ), which will be held on December 8 at 9 am in the school’s Central Hall.
For more information, please email Mr. Black, the secretary of the Music Club, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
North Hill Field Day!
Grades 7-9: 9:30-11:30 am
Grades 10-12: 1:40-3:40 pm
On Friday, December 11, we will be holding our North Hill Field Day. It will be a day of laughs and lots of fun. Be sure to tell your children to bring cameras and take pictures.
The purpose of the day is for our school to get together for an enjoyable two-hour activity. There won’t be any competitions among the students. The real reward ( 奖励 ) will be happiness and the feeling of participation ( 参与 ).
1 ． Where should you go if you want to try out for the show at the audition?
A ． North Hill. B ． Harrington Center. C ． The Music Club. D ． The school’s Central Hall.
2 ． What does Mr. Black do?
A ． A teacher. B ． A secretary. C ． A director. D ． A manager.
3 ． North Hill Field Day will be held on _______.
A ． December 8 B ． December 9 C ． December 11 D ． December 19
4 ． What should students take with them to take part in North Hill Field Day?
A ． Cameras. B ． Sunglasses. C ． Notebooks. D ． Lunches.
5 ． The purpose of North Hill Field Day is to _______.
A ． take part in the speaking competition B ． hand in a report of the trip
C ． join a club after the trip D ． make the students enjoy the trip together
If you want to get healthy or stay healthy, there is one easy activity for you — walking. You may think that simply taking a walk is not enough to make a big difference. You may think that you need to do something like running to stay healthy. Well, a new study says that is not true. It finds out that walking may be as good for us as running.
Running is a high-impact ( 高强度的 ) activity and can be hard on the body. So, many people cannot run. Walking seems to have all of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of running.
Dr Russell Pate is a professor of exercise science at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He says, “Walking is one of the easiest and safest exercises a person can do. You do not need to learn a lot to get results.”
Walking needs no special skills or equipment . You can do it anywhere. It fits easily into your daily schedule ( 日程表 ). You can walk at work. You can walk if you want to go shopping. You can take the stairs instead of the lift.
Walking is a great exercise for beginners. If you are out of shape or getting back into shape after an illness or accident, walking is perfect. You can do a little at a time, or as we like to say, take baby steps.
1 ． The new study shows that ________.
A ． running is better than walking B ． walking is the best way of exercising
C ． walking and running are not good enough D ． walking is as good as running
2 ． Dr Russell Pate says walking is one of the easiest and safest exercises because ________.
A ． walking is a high-impact activity and can be easy on the body
B ． walking needs no skills
C ． walking needs no special skills or equipment, and we can do it anywhere
D ． walking has more advantages than running
3 ． What does the underlined word “equipment” in Paragraph 5 mean in Chinese?
A ．器材 B ．食宿 C ．机会 D ．阶段
4 ． Which one is TRUE according to this passage?
A ． Walking is not good for a beginner.
B ． Walking seems to have all of the advantages of running.
C ． You’d better drive when you want to go shopping.
D ． Walking does harm to all people after an illness or accident.
5 ． What is the writer’s purpose of writing this passage?
A ． To tell people that they shouldn’t walk more. B ． To tell people that walking is a waste of time.
C ． To tell people that they should walk more. D ． To tell people that they don’t need to run any more.
Becoming a Minimalist ( 极简主义者 )
I have too many things. My bedroom is often in a mess. I have shelves with dirty books I never read and CDs I don’t listen to. My drawers are filled with clothes I never wear. I was getting upset ( 心烦意乱的 ) that I never had any space in my bedroom. Then I read about minimalist. Minimalist suggests that you only keep the most necessary and important things and get rid of ( 处理掉 ) everything else. After reading about minimalism, I felt encouraged to solve my problem.
I started clearing out a lot of the things which I didn’t use. I collected bags of clothes to give to charity ( 慈善机构 ). I sold some of the CDs and books online. Although I knew that I would never need these things again, I still found it very difficult to get rid of them. My brain tried to stop me from letting them go. I said to myself “I might need that in the future!” or “Won’t I be sad if I lose that?” But the thing was, I knew I couldn’t keep everything.
After getting lots of things out of my room, I actually became quite excited to see the tidy room with some fresh space. And a tidy room also makes me have a clear mind! The main idea behind minimalism is to cut down what you own and really value the things you have. It’s not easy to be a minimalist. We are often told that it is better to have more things. Advertisements try to make us believe that we will only be happy by spending more money buying more things. Of course, I’m not a perfect minimalist — I’ve only just started. I still own a lot of things which I don’t really need, but I think this was a good start. In the future, I will be more mindful of what I buy. And I will continue to make an effort to get rid of what I don’t need.
1 ． Is the writer’s bedroom often in a mess?
2 ． When did the writer feel encouraged to solve the problem?
3 ． How did the writer get rid of some of the CDs and books?
4 ． What is the main idea behind minimalism?
5 ． Why is it not easy to be a minimalist?
It’s not always easy to discover oneself. From a young age, I had a strong sense of who I was to become, 1 an accident made me redefine ( 重审 ) myself.
To me, skating was above all. There was 2 in this world that filled my heart with such joy ( 快乐 ). I spent twenty-four hours a week practicing my 3 . It’s helpful. It brought me first place medals in nearly every 4 .
Unluckily, in one show, I fell down and hurt myself badly. After several checks, the 5 told me that I couldn’t return to my sport any more.
As my passion ( 激情 ) was 6 , I had little sense of who I was to become. And I became silent. I was afraid to speak in public. After eight months of suffering, something had to 7 . Instead of wasting my days sitting around painfully, I began to put my energy into local community service projects. By working 8 a swimming teacher and summer reading helper for kids in my spare time, I got an idea of who I wanted to become. After a few months, I spent time on my interest in the arts. Little by little, I 9 out of the shadow ( 阴影 ) and rebuilt my confidence.
Sometimes, some large rocks block ( 阻碍 ) our way. We can choose to stay behind or try to climb over. My accident was a rock 1 0 failed to stop me from reaching success. Today I’m a very confident person.
1 ． A ． and B ． but C ． or D ． so
2 ． A ． everything B ． something C ． nothing D ． anything
3 ． A ． skills B ． feelings C ． thoughts D ． habits
4 ． A ． meeting B ． exam C ． concert D ． competition
5 ． A ． waiter B ． doctor C ． teacher D ． driver
6 ． A ． found out B ． brought back C ． written down D ． taken away
7 ． A ． change B ． remain C ． leave D ． arrive
8 ． A ． to B ． as C ． in D ． at
9 ． A ． ran B ． sang C ． stood D ． stepped
1 0 ． A ． who B ． what C ． that D ． whom
A: Good afternoon. 1 ．
B: Yes. I’d like to buy a shirt for my grandfather.
A: What a nice boy you are! 2 ．
B: Size L.
A: OK. What about this one?
B: 3 ． Have you got any other colours?
A: Oh, yes. We have also got blue, brown and black.
B: Can I have a look at the blue ones? Blue is my grandfather’s favourite colour.
A: Sure. Here you are.
B: It looks nice. 4 ．
A: Ninety-nine yuan.
B: Oh, that’s too much.
A: 5 ． There’s a sale on today. Everything is half price.
B: OK. I’ll take it.
A ． What size would you like?
B ． Can I help you?
C ． Well, I’m afraid this is a bit small.
D ． What’s the matter with you?
E.But wait a minute!
F.Sorry, he doesn’t like white.
G.How much does it cost?
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