—Li Ming and Wang Gang disagree with me.
—Never mind, no one can anybody.
A. satisfy B. cancel C. promise D. discuss
The boys tried , but they failed. There was a fight between them.
A. to be angry B. not to be angry C. be angry D. not be angry
We are all busy the coming English exam.
A. to get ready B. getting ready C. to prepare for D. preparing for
Jack has told us .Would you like to tell us
A. something interesting; anything else B. something interesting; else anything
C. interesting something; anything else D. interesting something; else anything
Be careful, you’ll make mistakes.
A. and B. but C. or D. so
The park is home many wild animals.
A. at B. to C. in D. on
I like travelling by train, it is not as fast as by plane.
A. until B. unless C. though D. because
That’s an exciting story the passage.
A. according to B. look forward to C. lead to D. thanks to
of the population here are workers.
A. 20 percents B. 20 percent C. The 20 percent D. The 20 percents
A number of animals killed and the number of them getting smaller and smaller.
A. has been; are B. has been; is C. have been; is D. have been; are
What did you do your guests
A. welcome B. welcoming C. to welcome D. welcomed
Eric is a middle school student China.
A. visits B. to visiting C. visiting D. visited
The driver offered the three children to the train station.
A. drive B. to drive C. driving D. drove
Try yourself and have a good time at the party.
A. to B. be C. to be D. to being
Tom always makes his sister the room. But today he was made the room by his mother.
A. clean; clean B. clean; to clean C. to clean; clean D. to clean; to clean
Martin is a fifteen-year-old boy. He used to be a “problem child”, but a recent ______ with his mother changed his life. He didn’t use to give his mother many problems. ______, after his father’s death a few years ago, Martin’s life became ______ more difficult. His mother couldn’t afford to pay for her child’s education. To do this, she ______ work, and so she was often not at home.
His mother looked after him as ______ as she could. Unfortunately, Martin still caused problems. He was not ______ in studying and he often got into trouble. Luckily, his mother was very ______ and didn’t give up trying to help him. In the end, she ______ a difficult decision: to send him to a boys’ boarding school. Martin hated it and used to cause a lot of trouble.
One day, he told his teacher he wanted to leave the school. The teacher said it was necessary for Martin to ______ with his mother. Martin called his mother, but to his ______, this phone call changed his life.“It was exactly ______ I needed, ” he said.“My mother helped me to understand how much she had given me. She also told me that even though my father was no longer with us, he was ______ me and would always take pride in everything good I do. That’s when I decided to change. I realize that ______ my father died, I have been afraid of being alone, and have tried to make my mother pay more attention to me.”
Now Martin has ______ changed. He has been working hard and is now one of the best students in his class. How was he able to change His mother’s ______ helped him to feel good about himself.
1.A. conversation B. report C. survey D. speech
2.A. So B. But C. Therefore D. However
3.A. very B. many C. much D. too
4.A. could B. had to C. should D. would
5.A. soon B. quickly C. well D. good
6.A. pleased B. tired C. bored D. interested
7.A. worried B. patient C. careful D. serious
8.A. made B. took C. got D. thought
9.A. argue B. say C. discuss D. talk
10.A. surprised B. surprising C. surprise D. surprises
11.A. which B. what C. that D. how
12.A. seeing B. noticing C. helping D. watching
13.A. since B. before C. after D. when
14.A. always B. hardly C. really D. just
15.A. advice B. love C. idea D. decision
The water tap was leaking (漏水) again, and the noise was driving Cassie crazy.
Cassie looked at her watch. It was nearly nine o’clock. She climbed out of bed and stood on a chair by the shelf. Her mother’s Mr. Fix-It Book was on the top shelf. Cassie stepped down quietly. She read the book quickly until she found the page she was looking for, and then began to read carefully.
Next, Cassie opened a box in the kitchen and picked out the tools she needed — a hammer, a wrench, and several small things. It was no easy job for her to do the repair, and she tried several times. Finally, the water tap was in pieces. One by one, she carefully laid them out on the table. That way she would know how they went back. While this was going on, her cat walked over to watch what she was doing.
Cassie worked late into the night. At one point, she thought she was done. Oops! A small piece that she had forgotten still lay on the table. Slowly Cassie took the water tap apart（分开）one more time. This time she made sure everything was in place. She turned the water tap on and then off. One…two…three…She waited a full minute. There was no leak! Cassie smiled and put the tools back into the box. Then she went back into bed.
The next morning, Dad was in the kitchen when Cassie got up.
“Notice anything, Dad ” she asked.
He looked around and listened. “Hmm, something’s missing… I can’t find out what it is… Wait, it’s too quiet in here!”
“That’s right,” Cassie said. “Something is missing. I fixed the water tap. It doesn’t leak
“That’s my girl,” Dad said, “It’s a good thing you are really like your mother.”
1.The noise of ______ was driving Cassie crazy.
A. the tap B. her cat C. her father D. the clock
2.Mr. Fix-It Book is probably a book on how to ______.
A. train pets B. fall asleep C. fix things D. cook food
3.Cassie took the water tap apart again because ______.
A. she had forgotten one piece B. the tap was still leaking
C. the cat had taken one piece away D. she hadn’t understood the book
4.The water tap wasn’t fixed until ______.
A. nine o’clock B. late that night
C. the next morning D. the next afternoon
5.In the end, ______ fixed the water tap.
A. Cassie’s mother B. Cassie’s father C. Mr. Fix-It D. Cassie
More and more people like bicycling and it is no surprise. It is fun, healthy and good for the environment. Maybe that’s why there are 1.4 billion bicycles and only 400 million cars on roads worldwide today. Bikes can take you almost anywhere, and there is no oil cost!
Get on a bicycle and ride around your neighbourhood. You may discover something new all around you. Stopping and getting off a bike is easier than stopping and getting out of your car. You can bike to work and benefit (受益) from the enjoyable exercise without polluting the environment. You don’t even have to ride all the way.
Folding (折叠) bikes work well for people who ride the train. Just fold the bike and take it with you. You can do the same on an airplane. A folding bike can be packed in a suitcase. You can also take a common bike with you when you fly. But be sure to look for information by getting on airline websites. Not all airlines are bicycle-friendly to travellers.
Health Benefits of Bicycling:
It helps to prevent heart diseases.
Bicycling helps to control your weight.
A 15-minute bike ride to and from work three times a week burns off five kilos of fat in a year.
Bicycling can improve your mood (心情).
Exercise like bicycling has been shown to make people feel better, more relaxed and self-confident.
Bicycling is healthier than driving.
1.From the passage, we know that bicycling is becoming very .
A. surprising B. exciting C. expensive D. popular
2.When you are riding your bicycle around your neighbourhood, you may .
A. pollute the environment around B. find something you didn’t notice
C. go everywhere and use a little oil D. get off your bike and begin to work
3.If you travel with a folding bike, you can fold it and .
A. get out of the car B. take it onto a train
C. put it in your purse D. go on airline websites
4.One of the benefits from bicycling is that .
A. you can fold the bicycle B. you will be friendly to others
C. you will be more relaxed D. you may get fatter and fatter
5.Which is TRUE according to the passage
A. Bicycling is enjoyable exercise for people. B. Driving cars is healthier than riding bikes.
C. Riding a bike pollutes your neighborhood. D. Common bikes are welcomed by all airlines.
Like many people, I have no clear idea about heroes. At some point, we all wonder if we need a hero and what a hero really is.
Although there are a lot of differences in cultures, heroes around the world generally share a number of characteristics (特点) which give us courage and make us want to learn from them.
A hero does something worth talking about. A hero has a special story to tell and people think highly of it. But a hero is not just the person with great fame (声誉) .
A hero has powers (力量) larger than himself. Some people want to live like a hero, and they have to experience life with new and further meaning. A sure test for would-be heroes is what or whom they serve. What do they want to live and die for If the answer suggests they serve only their own fame, they may be famous persons but not heroes.
A hero has a vision from the mountaintop. He has the power to move people. He creates new possibilities. Without Gandhi, India might still be part of Britain. Without Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans might take different buses, eat in different restaurants, go for walks in different parks, and shop in different stores because of the different colors of their skin.
There might be changes in society without a hero, but the speed of change would be rather slow. Thanks to heroes in history, they make the society develop so rapidly.
1.According to this passage, a hero is a person who always .
A. gives us courage B. thinks highly of others
C. shares great fame D. stands on the mountaintop
2.If you want to live like a hero, you should .
A. experience a new and meaningful life B. listen to something worth talking about
C. serve your own fame and try to be famous D. know where and how you want to live
3.The underlined word “vision” in the passage means “ ”.
A. 风景 B. 想象 C. 远见 D. 形象
4.Black people in America used to before Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. shop at the white’s stores B. take buses with the white
C. take walks in the white’s parks D. eat in restaurants without the white
5.What can we learn from the passage
A. We don’t need heroes anymore at some point now.
B. Heroes are all the same though different in cultures.
C. People get power from heroes to move to a new place.
D. Our society has developed faster because of heroes in history.
We all like to visit friends during Chinese New Year. But what gifts should you give your hosts’ children The key point to choosing a New Year gift is expressing your wishes to the children, either for their healthy growth or for their cleverness.
1Candy Take some candy with you during Chinese New Year, so that you can give some happiness to the kids you come across.
2Red Pockets for Children If your Chinese hosts have children, do not forget to prepare some red pockets. Both the hosts and the children would appreciate it if you know the tradition.
3School Supplies Visiting your Chinese hosts with some school supplies like a writing pen, a school notebook, a nice box of painting brushes or some interesting books will give the kids a pleasant surprise.
4Toys A good-quality toy is also a nice gift for your hosts’ children, such as a Barbie doll (芭比娃娃) for a little girl and a remote control (遥控的) car for a little boy.
5Clothes If you are quite intimate with your hosts’ family, you can buy their children a set of clothes as a gift.
1.You can give some happiness to your hosts’ children if you take some candy.
2.__________ like a writing pen, a school notebook and so on will give the kids a surprise.
3.If your hosts’ child is a little boy or a little girl, what will you give him/her
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Read books written by authors from a particular culture.
Try to learn a foreign language.
Watch television shows or movies made in that part of the world.
With the development of science and technology, the world is becoming smaller and smaller. To communicate with other people around the world well, it’s important to know about different cultures. Here are some different opinions of learning different cultures.