For a long time, “made in China” made people think of cheap, low-quality （质量） goods.
1 ． Time magazine recently released （发布） a list of the 100 most influential companies in the world. Several Chinese companies were included, such as Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, DJI, TikTok and DiDi Chuxing.
These companies are shaping the world with highly developed technology. It is reported that DJI holds 70 percent of the drone （无人机） market in the world. This year, it invented a new drone with a set of glasses that gives users a first-person picture of their drone 5s flight. TikTok has become one of the most popular apps in the US with its endless videos. 2 ．
Chinese fashion （时尚） also has a large number of consumers （消费者） . In 2011, Chinese brands Feiyue, Huili and Li-Ning got international attention. 3 ． In 2020, its income （收入） reached over 10 billion dollars, an increase of 100 percent over the year before. Many European consumers say Shein is affordable, modem and of high quality.
4 ． Thanks to a bigger market, improved supply chains （供应链） and efficient （高效的） producing, Chinese brands and homemade products are rushing to the public. The best period of time for the development of Chinese brands has come.
A ． More recently, Shein has become one of the most popular Chinese fast fashion brands abroad.
B ． But now Chinese brands have won the hearts of people at home and abroad.
C ． In the future, Chinese brands will continue to develop.
D ． Millions of the US users spend an average of 46 minutes on TikTok every day.
•Music and Books
•Toys•Household appliances （家用电器）
•Furniture （家具） •Technology
•Women’s Shoes •Women’s Accessories （饰 品）
•Women’s Sportswear •Make-ups
•Women’s Clothing •Underwear
•Men’s Accessories • Men’s Clothing
•Teens’ Clothing • Men’s Shoes
It’s Sunday today. Mrs. Smith goes to Delia’s with her seven-year-old son Tim.
1 ． First, Mrs. Smith goes to 1F of Delia’s to ________.
A ． draw some money B ． buy some snacks
C ． have a rest D ． park her car
2 ． Then, Mrs. Smith needs to go to ________ to get a new blender.
A ． the second floor B ． the third floor
C ． the fourth floor D ． the fifth floor
3 ． Mrs. Smith spends much time on 3F because she can find most things for ________.
A ． her son B ． herself C ． her parents D ． her husband
4 ． The form above is ________.
A ． shopping instructions B ． a shopping list C ． store rules D ． a sale ad
It was a cold, rainy day. My mother and I drove to the mountains. It was dangerous to make the two-hour journey along the highway in such weather. I didn’t want to take the risk. But my mother advised that we go to see something at the top of the mountain.
After ten minutes’ driving, we stopped the car and got out. Walking along a path , we turned at a corner. Gradually, the peace and silence of the place began to fill my mind. From the top of the mountain, I saw several fields full of flowers, shining like a carpet （地毯） before us. It looked as if the sun spilled （播洒） gold down the mountain.
A lot of questions came to my mind. Who created such beauty? Why? How?
As we moved on, we saw a sign that read, “Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking.”
The first answer was, “One Woman—Two Hands, Two Feet, and Very Little Brain.” The second was, “One at a Time. ” The third, “Started in 1971.”
On our way home, I was so shocked by what we had seen. “She changed the world. One bulb （一株） at a time. She started almost 50 years ago. It was probably just the beginning of an idea, but she kept at it.” I said, “Imagine, if I had a dream and worked at it, just a little bit every day, what might I have achieved?”
My mother looked at me, smiling. “Start tomorrow.” She said, “ Better yet, start today.”
1 ． The writer didn't want to go to the mountains because ________.
A ． she was tired of driving
B ． their car was running out of petrol （汽油）
C ． it was getting dark
D ． it was not safe to drive in such weather
2 ． The underlined word “path” shares a similar meaning with _________.
A ． beach B ． road C ． bank D ． village
3 ． The person in Picture ________ probably grew the flowers in the mountain.
A ． B ． C ． D ．
4 ． The passage mainly tells us that ________.
A ． beauty always lies on the top of the mountain
B ． even common people have great wisdom （智慧）
C ． sticking to a dream will bring a big change
D ． we should enjoy every moment in life
China’s Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi highly praised Edgar Snow （ 1905-1972 ） , a reporter from America on March 7 this year during the National People’s Congress in Beijing. He said Snow was always “staying truthful and objective （客观的） and standing by justice （正义） and conscience （良心） .”
Snow came to China in 1928. He spent over 10 years in China trying to understand its people and showing what he learned to the rest of the world. He is best known for his books and articles on Communism （共产主义） in China and the Chinese Communist Revolution （革命） . For example, Red Star Over China, which came out in the 1930s, is known as the first book that introduced China’s revolution to the west. In it, Snow collected first hand information on the Long March, as well as on the work and life of members of the Communist Party of China.
Many westerners were introduced to the Party through his book. Norman Bethune, a Canadian doctor, came to China after reading Snow’s book. He worked hard to save the lives of Chinese soldiers during World War II.
“When the whole world had forgotten us, Snow came to see us and told the world what had happened. We will remember Snow’s great help to China forever,” Chairman Mao said during the interview with a German reporter in 1938.
Snow’s spirit is not only needed now, but also in the future. No matter what era （时代） it is, people all over the world always need some connection, as well as understanding and help from each other.
1 ． Edgar Snow was ________.
A ． an American reporter B ． a German writer
C ． an English educator D ． a Canadian doctor
2 ． Snow’s book Red Star Over China________.
A ． came out in 1928
B ． took him more than 10 years to finish
C ． was the first to introduce China to the west
D ． included information about the Long March
3 ． Norman Bethune came to work in China because ________.
A ． he wanted to learn about Chinese revolution
B ． he was influenced greatly by Snow’s book
C ． he was invited by Edgar Snow
D ． he planned to write a book on World War II
4 ． The best title for this passage is ________.
A ． Edgar Snow’s work and spirit
B ． Edgar Snow’s life experience
C ． Those who offered help to China
D ． Books on the Chinese Communist Revolution
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Shadow puppetry （皮影戏） started during the Western Han Dynasty and it has a long history of more than 2, 000 years. It used to be popular in the countryside because it was simple and cheap.
The puppets are usually made from leather （皮革） or paper. It is hard to make them. The puppet-makers have to take 24 steps, which include washing the leather, carving （雕刻） and painting, to make a puppet.
Just like many things that are in danger, traditional arts also face the risk of disappearing. “Many young people still think that shadow puppetry is an old-fashioned folk art, ” said Liu Chaokan, the sixth-generation inheritor （继承人） of shadow puppetry in Yunnan province.
Liu understands why old art forms couldn’t interest young people, so he connects new stories with the traditional form of storytelling. In a recent show based on the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West, Baigujing dances to a Korean pop song. Popular Chinese cartoon characters, together with the modern factors （元素） , are Liu’s secret in getting the attention of children. “Since they couldn’t understand those old stories, why don’t we show them the cartoon characters they love in shadow puppetry shows?” said Liu.
To keep the old art forever young, Liu thinks they should respect （尊重） its traditions and protect the basic of the art.
1 ． How long has shadow puppetry been in China?
2 ． What are the puppets made from?
3 ． How do many young people feel about shadow puppetry according to Liu Chaokan?
4 ． Which ancient Chinese novel is mentioned in the passage?
5 ． Do you think traditional arts like shadow puppetry will disappear? Why or why not?
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