(1)One day Jack went to a big dinner party. His coat was not good. When he
went in, no one looked at him and no one gave him 16 food. He was 17 angry that
he went home, and 18
his best coat and then came back to 19 party. Everyone stood up at once and
came to meet him. Other guests 20 him to the best table and gave him the best
food. Then Jack put the food in his coat and said, “Please eat, my dear coat.
”The other people were very 21 and said, “Why are you doing that?” Jack
answered, “I’m asking my coat 22 now. When I came here at 23 , nobody noticed me
24 gave me food. After I changed my coat, you gave me the best food. So you gave
food to my coat, not to 25 .”Everyone felt embarrassed(尴尬的).
( )1. A. any B. some C. few D. little
( )2. A. too B. very C. so D. such
( )3 A. wear B. put on C. to wear D. to put on
( )4 A. a B. an C. one D. the
( )5. A. take B. taken C. took D. takes
( )6. A. surprise B. surprising C. surprised D. angry
( )7. A. eat B. eating C. to eat D. ate
( )8. A. first B. the first C. last D. the last
( )9 A. and B. or C. nor D. but
( )10. A. I B. my C. mine D. me
(2) Reading newspapers has become an important part of our everyday life.
Some people read newspapers 26 the first thing to do in the morning, others read
newspapers as soon as they have free time during the day 27 they can learn what
28 in the world.
People just choose their favorite newspapers. Some like the world news, and
29 prefer short stories. Sometimes we don’t have enough time 30 all the news
carefully, so we just 31
a quick look at the front page. At other time, we 32 be in such a hurry
that we only have a few minutes to look at the titles(标题) of the passages.
Today, newspapers in English have 33 of readers in the world. The English
language is so popular 34 many Chinese students are reading English newspapers,
such as China Daily, 21st Century and so on. They bring 35 information together
with the Internet. We can’t live without newspapers.
( )1 A. for B. to C. like D. as
( )2. A. because of B. so that C. though D. such that
( )3. A. happens B. happened C. is happening D. will happen
( )4 A. some B. others C. the others D. else
( )5 A. to read B. read C. reads D. reading
( )6 A. get B. take C. bring D. give
( )7. A. must B. need C. should D. may
( )8 A. the large numberB. the larger number C. the largest number D. the
most large number
( )9. A. if B. that C. because D. though
( )10. A. many and many B. many and more C. more and more D. most and
(3) Colors and Our Feelings
Color is very important in our life. It has a lot 26 with our feelings. So
colors are sometimes called 27 , cool or neutral (中性的). Red and yellow are warm
colors 28 they make a room feel warmer. They also make the walls seem 29 to us
than they really are. We say 30 blue and green are cold. They can give us
different feelings—the room feels cooler and the walls seem to be farther away.
A neutral color 31 one that does not affect our feelings. Brown and gray 32
neutral, but they may also be put into warm or cool color that affect our
33 is important to choose the right colors we want. Though red might be
very good for a restaurant, it would be wrong 34 an art gallery(画廊). People want
to look at the pictures, not the walls behind. White is used to make a small
room look larger. 35 a room is very small, we can use white color for the
( )1 A. to do B. do C. does D. doing
( )2 A. dark B. bright C. hot D. warm
( )3. A. when B. why C. after D. because
( )4. A. near B. more near C. nearer D. nearest
( )5. A. what B. that C. if D. whether
( )6 A. are B. is C. was D. were
( )7 A. neither is B. is neither C. are both D. both are
( )8 A. It B. He C. That D. What
( )9. A. in B. at C. under D. for
( )10. A. But B. If C. So D. Until
(4) Beethoven had an ugly face and a very 1 temper(脾气), but people 2 him to
their homes. When he lost his temper, they forgave(原谅)him. He was often poor and
ill during his life. After one illness, he suddenly 3 himself deaf. At that time
he was 4 31. What a blow it was on him!
5 this didn’t stop Beethoven 6 on in his life. He went on 7 much music. He
wrote long pieces and short pieces, happy ones and 8 ones. During his life, he
composed(作曲)about 300 pieces. 9 people’s surprise, he wrote some of his best and
most beautiful pieces 10 he became deaf. Many of them are known and loved all
over the world.
( )1.A.good B. better C. bad D. worse
( )2.A.didn’t like to ask B. liked to invite C. didn’t like to take D.
liked to let
( )3.A.looked for B. found C. found out D. looked at
( )4.A.just B. just now C. still D. even ( )5.A.Because B. As C. But D.
( )6.A.to walk B. walk C. for walking D. from walking
( )7.A.write B. to write C. wrote D. writing ( )8.A.wonderful B. sad C.
hard D. strong
( )9.A.For B. In C. At D. To ( )10.A.before B. until C. after D. if
(1) A lot of boys and girls in western countries are wearing the same
clothes, and many boys have long hair, so it is difficult to tell whether they
are boys or not.
One day an old man went for a walk in a park in Washington and when he was
tired, he sat down on a chair by a swimming pool. A young person was standing on
the other side of the pool.
“Oh!” the old man said to the person sitting next to him, “Do you see the
person with the loose clothes and long hair? Is it a boy or a girl?”
“A girl,” said the person, “She is my daughter. ”
“Oh!” the old man said quickly, “Please forgive me. I don’t know that you
are her mother. ”
“I’m not,” said the person, “I’m her father. ”
( )1. What did the old man see on the other side of the pool?
A. A girl. B. A boy. C. An old woman. D. A man.
( )2 The old man thought the person sitting next to him was____.
A. a woman B. a man C. a girl D. a boy
( )3 “Please forgive me. ” in the passage means“____”
A. I’m not sure. B. I’m surprised. C. I’m sorry. D. I’m not living
( )4. Which is right according to the passage?
A. Most people in western countries wear the same clothes.
B. The old man thought the person next to him was a man.
C. It’s difficult to tell boys from girls because they wear the same
D. Sometimes men also have long hairs as women in western countries.
( )5. Which can be the best title for the passage?
A. Are they wearing the same clothes? B. Can you tell boys from girls?
C. Are they boys or girls? D. What’s wrong with the boys?
(2) These days most people in Britain and the U. S. A. do not wear very
formal clothes. But sometimes it is important to wear the right clothes.
Many British people don’t think about clothes very much. They just like to
be comfortable. When they want to enjoy themselves, they can wear almost
anything. At theaters, cinemas and concerts you can wear whatever you like. From
beautiful suits and dresses to jeans and sweaters. Anything goes as long as(只要)
you look clean and tidy.
But in Britain and the U. S. A. , men in offices usually wear suits and
ties, and women wear dresses or skirts(not trousers). Doctors and business
people always wear quite formal clothes. And in some hotels and restaurants men
have to wear ties and women have to wear tidy dresses.
In many ways, Americans are less formal than British people, but they are
more careful with their clothes. At home or on holidays, most Americans wear
uniforms or sports clothes. But when they go out in the evening, they like to
look nice. But in good hotels and restaurants, men have to wear jackets and
ties, and women wear pretty clothes.
It’s hard to say exactly what people wear in Britain and the U. S. A.,
because everyone is different. If you are not sure what to wear, watch first and
then do the same. You’ll feel more comfortable if you don’t look too different
from everyone else.
( )1 People in Britain and the U. S. A. wear informal clothes when they
A. go out to enjoy themselves B. are in offices
C. are in big restaurants D. go out to work
( )2. At concerts, doctors wear ____.
A. sweaters B. whatever they like
C. what others wear D. like players
( )3. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?
A. Women are usually not allowed to wear trousers in offices.
B. Officers always wear formal clothes even though they are at home.
C. Americans are more relaxed in their clothes than British people.
D. Though everyone is different, they wear the same clothes in offices.
( )4 “Anything goes” in the second paragraph means “____”.
A. Any clothes are all right B. Anything wears
C. All the things around are all right D. Not any clothes are all right
( )5 Men wear ties when they ____ in the U. S. A.
A. meet their families B. meet their close friends
C. eat something delicious D. have dinner in good restaurants
(3)Bicycles in China
Bicycles are very popular in China. In our country you can see bicycles
almost everywhere. When you walk on the road, you will find a lot of people
riding bicycles to school, shops and anywhere else. Therefore(因此), China is
known as “the kingdom of bicycles”. In China, many families have one or two
Compared(与……比) with cars, bicycles have many advantages. First, they are
much cheaper than cars. Most Chinese can’t afford cars, but they can afford
bicycles. Second, bicycles are small enough to park anywhere, while cars need a
larger piece of land to park. What’s more, with lower speed, bicycles are safer
However, bicycles also bring some problems. Some riders don’t obey the
traffic rules and some riders don’t think about others’ safety. So they ride too
fast. During rush hours, too many bicycles may cause traffic jams. We still have
a long way to go to solve the problem.
( )1. Where can you see bicycles in China?
A. In the big city. B. In the town.
C. In the country. D. Almost everywhere.
( )2 “The kingdom of bicycles” here is saying ____.
A. China has a large number of bicycles B. China makes bicycles
C. bicycles are a kingdom D. only China has bicycles
( )3. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of bicycles?
A. Bicycles are much cheaper than cars. B. Bicycles are easy to park.
C. Bicycles are more beautiful than cars. D. Bicycles are safer than
( )4. What problems can bicycles bring?
A. Bicycles are more and more expensive.
B. Riding bicycles is more dangerous than driving cars.
C. There are no places for so many bicycles.
D. Too many bicycles may cause traffic jams.
( )5. What does the last sentence mean?
A. We should drive cars instead of riding bicycles.
B. It’s too far to ride bicycles.
C. Bicycles are safe enough.
D. We still need to do much to solve the problem.
(4)Can you creat your own T-shirt? Let me tell you it’s easy! In the modern
world, designing a personal T-shirt with your own message or favorite image(图像)
is now a piece of cake.
At first, you can use a digital camera to take some photos. Also, you can
download beautiful pictures from the Internet. Of course, you can also draw your
favorite pictures by yourself. In a word, you can use your imagination.
Then, buy some heat-sensitive iron-on transfer paper(感热的可熨的摹写纸) and
print(打印) your picture or text using a standard ink jet printer(喷墨打印机). You can
print black or colors or even buy other special paper.
Put the paper onto a clean T-shirt that you bought from the shops, then
just use an electric clothes iron(熨斗) and in a few minutes you can make your own
T-shirt. You must be confident and proud in this kind of T-shirt.
( )1. What does the phrase “a piece of cake” mean here in Chinese according
to the passage?
A. 一块蛋糕 B. 小菜一碟 C. 非常困难 D. 一块饼干
2 How can you get your favorite picture?
We can ____ from the Internet, take photos with a digital ____ and ____ by
3. What paper can you use to print your picture?
We can buy some heat-sensitive iron-on ____ ____.
4 What can you do after putting the paper on the T-shirt?
We can use ____ ____ ____ ____.
(5 )A farmer had a cow. He took very good care of this cow and one day when
it was ill, he was very worried. He telephoned the vet.
“What’s the problem?” The vet asked him when he arrived.
“My cow’s ill,” the farmer said. “I don’t know what’s the matter with her.
She’s lying down and won’t eat. She’s making a strange noise.”
The vet looked over the cow. “She’s certainly ill,” he said, “and she needs
to take some very strong medicine.”
He took a bottle out of his box, put two pills into his hand and said,
“Give her these. The pills should make her better.” “How should I give them to
her?” the farmer asked.
The vet gave him a tube (管子)and said, “Put this tube in her mouth, then put
the pills in the tube and blow. That’ll make it.”
The next day the vet came to the farm again. The farmer was sitting outside
his house and looked more worried. “How’s your cow?” the vet asked.
“No change,” the farmer said, “and I’m feeling very strange myself.”
“Oh?” the vet said, “Why?”
“I did what you said,” the farmer answered. “I put the tube in the cow’s
mouth and then put two pills down it.” “And?” the vet asked.
“The cow blew first,” the farmer said.
( )1. In the story, the vet must be _________.
A. the farmer’s friend B. a milk factory C. a hospital for cows D. a doctor
( )2 The farmer asked the vet for help when his cow _______
A. couldn’t lie down B. didn’t eat the pills C. couldn’t make any noise D.
( )3. What medicine did the vet give the farmer?
A. Bottle of pills. B. A long tube. C. Two pills. D. A small box.
( )4 The vet taught the farmer how _________.
A. to blow the tube B. to make the cow take the pills
C. to take the medicine D. to put the tube in his mouth
( )5 Which of the following is true?
A. The farmer ate the pills himself.
B. The cow got better after taking the medicine.
C. The vet came to help farmer change the cow the next day.
D. The farmer waited for the vet outside his house the next day.
(6) The Farmer, His Horse, and His son
Once there was an old farmer, with a horse which was almost as old as
himself. He set out one morning with his son to sell the horse before it died.
Father and son walked, because the farmer did not want the horse to be too
They met two men on the road who said, “Why are you walking, farmer? You
have a horse, It’s a long way to market(市场). “The farmer know that this was
true, so he rode on the horse, while his son walked.
Then they met two old women, “What are you doing up there, farmer? Can’t
you see how tired boy is?” So the farmer got down, and his son rode instead.
Next, three old men stopped them, one said, “Why are you walking, farmer?
Get up, It’s too hot for an old man like you to walk today,” So the farmer got
up behind his son, and they rode on.
Some time later, a young woman passed them, “Why aren’t you walking?” she
asked, “It isn’t far to the market. Give your poor horse a rest.” So the farmer,
and his son, got down once again. It is a fact that you cannot please all the
people all the time.
( )1. The farmer wanted to sell the horse ____.
A. before it was dead B. before it become too tired
C. before it market was over D. before it was as old as he was
( )2. The two men on the road ____.
A. asked how far it was to the market
B. said they thought the horse looked very tire
C. asked why the farmer was not riding on his horse
D. told the farmer’s son to get off the horse and walk
( )3. The two old women said it was wrong for ____.
A. the farmer to ride such a tired horse
B. the farmer to ride while his young son walked
C. the boy to ride instead of his father
D. only one person to ride such a long way
( )4. The farmer got up behind his son because ____.
A. the old man said it was too hot for him to walk
B. the three old men stopped them on the road
C. he did not know why he was walking
D. his son could not ride the horse by himself
( )5. The young woman was most sorry ____.
A. for the old man B. for the farmer’s young son
C. that it was not far to the market D. for the horse
Everybody can suffer from stress. No matter what your age is，you can feel
stressed out by things that are happening in your life. Teenagers，however，have
many more opportunities to get stressed than people in any other age group.
Being a teenager is hard. You are not a child any more，but you are not an
adult，even though you have to deal with some very grown-up problems and
decisions. Families can be one of the biggest causes of stress，such as problems
with parents arguing at home. or problems with brothers and sisters. Teenagers
also have a lot of stress from school，either from their teachers or from their
friends. Some teenagers also feel stressed about choosing their education after
high school. Getting a place at university can be very difficult and some cannot
afford to go to university. The stress about getting a job when finishing school
is hard for some teenagers. There are so many young people finishing school and
not enough jobs for them. Sadly，there is nothing we can do to remove these
causes of stress from the 1ives of teenagers，but you can learn the best way to
deal with it. Talking to people is one of the best ways to deal with stress. It
may sound simple，but it is true. A problem shared is a problem halved.
1. Why is being a teenager often difficult?
A. Because even though you are not an adult， you must deal with adult
B. Because even though you are an adult， you must deal with children’s
C. Because even though you are a teenager， you must do a lot of
D. Because adults often make them feel stressed.
2. Families can add to the stress a teenager might experience ______.
A. by asking them to go to university
B. by helping them with their homework
C. as teenagers quarrel with their parents， and their brothers or
D. as families never support their children enough
3. Why can leaving school be a stressful time for teenagers?
A. Because they will be leaving their favourite teachers.
B. Because many people’s favourite memories are at school.
C. Because they may worry about getting a place at university.
D. Because they may worry about becoming an adult.
4. Why can finding a job after finishing school be difficult?
A. Because there is a lot of competition for jobs.
B. Because there are no jobs.
C. Because a job is more difficult than school work.
D. Because there is a lot of competition for places at university.
5. We can deal with the stress in our life ______.
A. by not trying to find a job
B. by forgetting about our problems
C. by getting a place at university
D. by sharing our problems with our friends