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Little Tommy was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything—tutors (家庭教師), cards, special learning centers—in short, everything they could think of. Finally they took Tommy to a catholic (天主教的) school.
After the first day, little Tommy came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn’t kiss his mother hello. Instead, he went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread (鋪開) out all over the room and little Tommy was hard at work. His mother was surprised. She called him down to dinner and as soon as he finished eating, he went back to his room, without a word. In no time he was back hitting the books as hard as before. This went on for some time, day after day while the mother tried to understand what was happening.
Finally, little Tommy brought home his report card. He quietly put it on the table and went up to his room and hit the books. His mom looked at it and to her surprise, little Tommy got an A in math. She could no longer hold her curiosity (好奇心). She went to his room and asked, “Son, what was it? Was it the nuns (修女)?”
Little Tommy looked at her and shook his head, “No.”
“Well then,” she asked again. “WHAT was it?”
Little Tommy looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school, when I saw that man nailed (釘) to the plus sign (加號), I knew they weren’t joking.”
1. Why did Tommy’s parents send him to a catholic school?
A. Because he could eat well there.
B. Because he could earn more about nuns.
C. Because his parents wanted him to do better in his math.
D. Because his parents didn’t want him to learn math any more.
2. Tommy’s mother felt surprised that his son _______.
A. was still the same as usual B. ate so much at dinner
C. kissed her hello after school D. worked hard but said little
3. “Hitting the books” means “_______” in Chinese.
A. 用功 B. 捶書
C. 發泄 D. 振作
4. The last sentence in the passage shows that _______.
A. Tommy felt sorry for the mail B. Tommy was afraid of being nailed
C. Tommy didn’t like the plus sign D. Tommy liked playing jokes on others
5. From the passage, we can infer (推斷) that _______.
A. teachers should be strict with their students
B. mistaking (誤解) might do good sometimes
C. a catholic school is much better than other ones
D. nuns are good at helping children with their math
What are you going to do if you are in a burning house? How will you escape? Do you know how to save yourself? Please read the following passage.
Escaping a fire is a serious matter. Knowing what to do during a fire can save you life. It is important to know the ways you can use and show them to everyone in the family, such as stairways and fire escapes, but not lifts.
From the lower floors of the buildings, escaping through windows is possible, learn the best way of leaving by windows with the least chance of serious injury.
The second floor window is usually not very high from the ground. An average(平均高度的) person, hanging by the finger-tips will have a drop of about six feet to the ground. It is about the height of an average man. Of course, it is safer to jump a short way than to stay in a burning building.
Windows are also useful when you are waiting for help. Be sure to keep the door closed. Or smoke and fire may be drawn into the room. Keep your head low at the window to be sure you get fresh air rather than smoke that may leaked(滲) into the room.
On a second or third floor, the best windows for escape are those that open onto a roof. From the roof a person can drop to the ground more safely. Dropping onto cement(水泥) might end in injury. Bushes(灌木叢) and grass can help to break a fall.
1. It is important to _______.
A. put out the fire in the burning house B. know the ways to escape the fire
C. jump off a burning house D. keep the door closed
2. It is possible to escape through the windows _______.
A. if there are some bushes on the ground B. if you are strong enough
C. if you live on a lower floor D. If you have a long rope
3. Which of the following escaping way is NOT right? _______.
A. You can escape though stairways. B. You can choose fire escapes.
C. Escape from the windows that open onto a roof. D. Use a lift to come down at once.
4. Open the window so that _______ if the building is on fire.
A. you can get fresh air B. you can call for help
C. you can easily jump off D. you can be seen first
5. The best title of the passage is _______.
A. Escaping from the Windows B. Save Yourself in the Burning House
C. Knowledge on Fire D. Waiting for Help
He is quiet and shy. He likes to hide his eyes behind his hair. He doesn’t smile very often. However, if you talk to him about music, he’ll have a lot to say.
This is Jay Chou, the 24-year-old Taiwanese pop king(天王). His fans are so excited because he will sing songs in Beijing on September 12. Those songs are from his new album (唱片), “Ye Huimei”, and the album was released (發行) in July and was named after his mother.
Chou grew up just with his mother. He did not talk much and did badly in many school subjects.
His mother noticed the boy’s special interest in music and sent him to learn piano when he was only three years old. He loved it and kept on practicing.
Chou is not very handsome. He does not speak clearly when he sings or talks. But the singer has huge crowds of fans. “He is really good at music. It makes him attractive(有魅力的) to me,” said Liu Jiajun, a Junior 2 student in No.101 Middle School in Beijing.
“He is true to himself. He never follows others,” said Zhang Yujie, a Junior 1 girl at Huaibei Middle School in Sihong, Jiangsu Province.
1. From this passage, we know that Jay Chou _______.
A. is very handsome B. has a bright smile
C. often makes too much noise D.. is a pop music star
2. His fans are so excited because _______.
A. he released a new album in July B. he will sing new songs in Beijing
C. he can play the piano very well D. his new album was named after his mother
3. When he was a little child, he _______.
A. talked a lot every day B. did well in his study at school
C. started to like music D. had huge crowds of fans
4. According to one of his fans, Jay _______.
A. is a good student B. has long and beautiful hair
C. is a well-known pianist D. is very attractive to them
5. The sentence “He never follows others” in the last paragraph means _______.
A. he always has his own style(風格) B. he likes to walk alone
C. he doesn’t like other people’s songs at all D. no one can catch up with him
Do you know how to play a game called “Musical Chairs”? It is easy to play and most people enjoy it. All you need are some chairs, some people and some way of making music. You may use a piano or any other musical instrument, if someone can play it. You may use a tape recorder. You can even use a radio.
Put the chairs in a row. The chairs may be put in twos, back to back. A better way is to have the chairs in one row with each chair facing in the opposite direction to the chair next to it.
The game is easy. When the music starts, the players walk round the chairs. Everyone goes in the same direction, of course, they should walk in time to the music. If the music is fast they should walk quickly. If the music is slow, they should walk slowly.
The person playing music cannot see the people in the game. When the music stops, the players try to sit on the chairs. If a person cannot find a chair to sit on, he drops out. Then, before the music starts again, one chair must be taken away. When the music stops again, one more player will be out.
At last, there will be two players and one chair. The one who sits on the chair when the music stops is the winner.
1. If ten people are playing musical chairs, you must begin with _______.
A. nine chairs B. ten chairs C. eleven chairs D. one chair
2. Which of the following is not suitable for playing musical chairs? _______.
A. A piano B. A radio C. A tape recorder D. A telephone
3. The chairs should be put _______.
A. with the desks B. before the winner C. all over the room D. in a line
4. When the music starts, the players must _______.
A. run about the room B. get down C. walk around the chairs D. sit on the chairs
5. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. The game “Musical Chairs” is not difficult to learn.
B. The last one can sit on the last chair.
C. The winner can sit on the chair.
D. If the person plays music, he cannot be the winner.
“Well, we’re in our new house. Let’s get a new pet to get along with it,” Mrs Brown said to her husband.
“That sounds like a pretty good idea,” he answered. “Do you want to see the ads in the newspaper?”
“Let’s go to the animal shelter. Many pets there need homes. Since tomorrow is Saturday, we can both go,” she said.
Next morning the Browns met Mr Snow at the animal shelter. “We want to be sure that the pets here go to good homes,” Mr Snow said, “So I need to ask you some questions.”
After they talked for a while, the Browns decided to get a small dog. It wouldn’t need a big house or a big yard. A small dog would bark(吠) and warm them if someone tried to break into their house. After Mr Snow gave the Browns a book on pet care, they chose one and wanted to take her home right away. But the animal doctor hadn’t checked her yet. So Mr Snow told them to return on Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon the Browns went to the animal shelter. The animal doctor said, “Shadow has had all of her shots(預防針). She will be healthy.” The browns thanked the doctor and took Shadow home.
1. From the reading we learn that _______.
A. the Browns have never had a pet before.
B. the Browns knew about Shadow from the newspaper.
C. Shadow is a small and healthy dog.
D. Mr Brown didn’t quite agree with his wife.
2. The word shelter in the reading means _______.
A. a place to sell small dogs
B. a place to keep homeless animals
C. a place to study animals
D. a place to sell books on pet care
3. Mr Snow asked the Browns some questions to _______.
A. see if they had moved to a new house
B. find out how rich the Browns were
C. know where they’d keep their new pet
D. make sure they’d take care of pets
4. The Browns thinks that a small dog _______.
A. doesn’t need any room to keep
B. can help them watch their house
C. eats less food than a bigger one
D. usually has a beautiful name
5. It’s clear that _______.
A. Shadow will not be easy to get ill
B. the Browns were not satisfied with Shadow
C. Mr Snow didn’t check Shadow at all
D. Shadow likes barking a lot
A famous teacher was speaking to the students at our school. He began his lesson by holding up a ¥100 bill. Then he said to the three hundred students, “Who would like this ¥100 bill?” The students began to put up their hands at once.
Then he said, “I am going to give this ¥100 to one of you, but first, let me do this.” He then made the bill into a ball. Then he said, “Who wants it now?” The hands went back into the air.
“Well,” he said, “What if I do this?” and he dropped it on the floor and stepped on it. He picked up the dirty, crumpled bill and said, “Who still wants it?” Hands went back into the air.
“My friends,” he said, “you have learned a valua¬ble lesson today. No matter (無論) what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not go down in value (價值). It was still worth ¥ l00!”
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crum¬pled, and stepped on by the chances we take and the things that happen to us. We feel as if we are worth nothing. But remember, no matter what has happened to you, you will never lose your value: you are always valuable to those people who love you. Your value doesn’t come from what you do or whom you know, but WHO YOU ARE.
You are special and valuable. Don’t ever forget it!
1. Even though it was dirty, the money _______.
A. still went up in value B. was worth nothing
C. didn’t go down in value D. was still ours
2. We are always valuable to the people _______.
A. who pay us B. who call us C. who hate us D. who love us
3. Your value doesn’t come from what you do but _______.
A. who you know B. who made you C. who you remember D. who you are
4. The sentence “Hands went back into the air” means “_______”.
A. the students put up their hands again
B. the students put down their hands
C. the students put their hands behind their backs again
D. the students put their hands in front of them
5. Why did the famous teacher use a ¥100 bill at his lesson?
A. Because he wanted to make the bill into a ball.
B. Because he used to drop a bill on the floor and stepped on it.
C. Because he was going to give the bill to one of his students.
D. Because he wanted to make the students know what value was.
“I sometimes get up at three or four in the morning and I surf the net.”
“I often check my e-mail forty times a day.”
“I often spend more than three hours during one time on the net.”
“I spend more time in chat rooms(聊天室) than with my ‘real-1ife’ friends.”
Do you know any people like these? They are part of a new addiction(癮) called Internet addiction. Internet addicts spend at least thirty to forty hours online every week. The use of the Internet can be an addiction like drug(毒品) use. People lose control(控制) of the time they spend on the Internet
For example, one college student was missing for several days. His friends were worried, and they called the police. The police found the student in the computer lab: he was surfing the net for several days straight.
Studies show that about 6 to 10% of Internet users become addicted. And people worry about the teens because the Internet is changing the playing field for some of them. They spend more time in cyberspace than in the real world of friends and family.
Is “surfing the net” a hobby or an addiction for you? You may have a problem if you have these symptoms(癥狀):
●You do not go to important family activities or you do not do school work because you like to spend hours on the Internet.
●You can’t wait for your next online time.
●You plan to spend a short time online, but then you spend several hours.
●You go out with your friends less and less.
1. What does the beginning of the passage tell us?
A. How to become an Internet addict. B. What an Internet addict usually does.
C. Where to find an Internet addict. D. Why to write this passage.
2 How does the writer describe the addicts’ use of Internet?
A. It is something like keeping drugs. B. It is a way of producing drugs.
C. It is like taking drugs. D. It is terrible to imagine.
3. Why do people worry about the teens?
A. The teens are wasting too much money.
B. They used to work on the Internet.
C. The playing field of the teens will disappear.
D. More and more of the teens wil1 become addicted to the Internet.
4. The example in the passage shows that _______.
A. Internet problems are more serious among college students
B. Internet addicts usually stay in the computer lab without sleep
C. Some of the Internet users have already been seriously addicted
D. The police often help to find those Internet addicts.
5. What is the writer trying to tell us at the end of the passage?
A. Don’t be addicted to the Internet.
B. Go to family activities more often.
C. Do things as you have planned
D. Stay with your parents as often as possible.