It’s hard to make friends if you stay at home alone all the time. Get out of the house and do things that will put you in touch with(接觸) other people. It’s easier to make friends when you have similar interests.
Don’t be afraid to show people what you’re really good at. Talk about the things you like and do best. People will be interested in you if there is something interesting about you.
Look at people in the eye when you talk to them. That way, they’ll find it easier to talk to you, or people may think you’re not interested in them and may stop being in¬terested in you.
Be a good listener. Let people talk about themselves before talking about “me, me, me”. Ask lots of questions. Show an interest in their answers.
Try to make friends with the kind of people you really like, respect (尊敬), and admire (羨慕)—not just with those who are easy to meet. Be friendly with a lot of peo¬ple. That way, you’ll have a bigger group of people to choose from and have more chances for making friends.
1. How can we have more friends, get in touch with other people or stay at home?
2. When Jim talks to people, he always looks right, left, or at the floor. Do you think it’s right? Why or why not?
3. Cindy always talks about herself when she talks to other people. What advice (it’80 do you think she needs to follow?
4. What should you do if you want to have more chances for making friends?
5. What’s the main idea of the passage?
Thanksgiving Day is a very special day for people in the United States. They celebrate it on the last Thursday in November. Canadians also celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but they do it on the second Monday of October. In Britain, where this festival is called Harvest Festival, people celebrate it earlier in the year, in September.
A harvest is the fruit you take from the trees and the crops you take from the ground. In North America and Britain, harvest time for most fruit and crops is in the autumn. In these countries and other Christian places, people give thanks to God on a special day of the year. They thank God for the good things that have happened during the year and for the good harvest they have had. People usually take small boxes of fruit, flowers, and vegetables to their churches to show their thanks.
The first thanksgiving service (儀式) in North America took place on December 4th, 1619 when 38 English people, arrived in America to make their home in the new country. They held this service not to thank God for the harvest, but to thank God for their safe journeys. The next year, many more English people arrived. They had a bad winter, but fortunately the harvest was good. they decided to celebrate it with a big meal. They shot and killed small animals to eat and cooked every¬thing outside on large fires. About 90 Indians also came to the meal. Everyone ate at tables outside their houses and played games together. The festival lasted three days.
A Thanksgiving Day celebration was held every year for a long time, but not always on the same day of the year. Then, in 1789, President George Washington named November 26th as the Day of Thanksgiving. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln changed the date, and said that the last Thursday in November should be Thanksgiving Day.
Nowadays, North Americans around the world get together with their families on this day to eat good food and have a happy time.
1. Is Thanksgiving Day celebrated on the same day in North American countries?
2. When did the first thanksgiving service take place in North America?
3. Who made the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day in the USA?
4. What does the word “fortunately” mean in Chinese?
5. Translate the sentence "They thank God for the good things that have happened during the year and for the good harvest they have had." into Chinese.
Reading for pleasure is the easiest way to become a better reader in English. It is also the most important way.
Some students say they don’t want to read for pleasure. They say they want to use their time to learn the rules of the language and new words. They say that pleasure read¬ing is too easy.
Many experts (專家) say pleasure reading is very important for learning English. Dr. Stephen Krashen, a famous expert on learning languages, says that pleasure reading helps you learn many important things about English. Students learn more grammar and more words when they read for pleasure. They also learn more about good writing.
Dr. Krashen tells us that pleasure reading helps each student in a different way. Each student needs to learn something different. Pleasure reading makes it possible for each student to learn what he or she needs.
Reading for pleasure is not the same as studying. When you read for pleasure, you choose your own books, and you don’t have to remember everything. There are no tests on your pleasure reading books. Pleasure reading will help you:
●learn how English speakers use English
●read faster in English
●find examples of good writing in English
●learn new words
●learn about the cultures (文化) of English speakers
1. Is pleasure reading important for learning English?
2. Which is the easier way to become a better reader, pleasure reading or studying?
3. What do some students think of pleasure reading?
4. How can we become better readers?
5. What’s the greatest advantage (優點) of pleasure reading?
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00—8:45 Maths Chinese English Maths Chinese
8:55—9:40 English Maths Chinese Chinese Computer
10:0—10:45 Art Physics Biology Politics Computer
10:5—11:40 P.E. English Maths Chemistry English
1:00—1:45 History Geography Physics History Maths
2:00—2:45 Music Chemistry P.E. English Biology
2:55—3:40 Chinese Class Meeting Politics Chinese Geography
1. You have an art class on ______.
A. Monday B. Tuesday C. Wednesday D. Thursday
2. You have ______ Chinese classes every week.
A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 6
3. How long will you rest for lunch-time?
A. 60 minutes B. 70 minutes C. 80 minutes D. 90 minutes
4. You have ______classes only on Monday and Wednesday?
A. art B. music C. biology D. P.E.
5. You can send and receive e-mail from ______to ______ in computer class on Friday.
A. 8:00; 9:00 B. 8:55; 10:45 C. 10:00; 11:40 D. 2:00; 3:40
Huaihua Foreign Language School
Lin Nan, Teacher of English
Yingfeng Street, Huaihua, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Bp:1240822018Zip code:418000 Daqing Children’s Hospital
Liu Hong, Doctor
12 Xingling Road, Changchun, Jilin 130027
Fax:0431-5768904 E-mail:[email protected]
Red Star Farm
Zhang Hui, Farmer
Shangping Village, Zhejiang, 419100
Tiantai Taxi Company
Yang Jun, Driver
235St. Tongzhi, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 31007
1. We can learn English from ______.
A. Yang Jun B. Zhang Hui C. Liu Hong D. Li Nan
2. You may telephone ______ for help if your grandmother is ill.
A. Yang Jun B. Zhang Hui C. Liu Hong D. Li Nan
3. We can call ______ when we want to take a taxi to Hangzhou Railway Station.
A. 13973098479 B. 0745-2709348 C. 1992301636 D. 13704358529
4. Of the four, we can’t send fax to the ______.
A. driver B. teacher C. doctor D. farmer
5. If you have some questions about your health, please send an E-mail to ______.
A. [email protected]
B. [email protected]
C. [email protected]
D. [email protected]
Drive for busy restaurant some evening and weekend work
All meals are free
Ring 33335678 House for Sale
￥150, 000, built in 1995
The house with 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and a breakfast room. It’s on the south side of the city
Yingbin Supermarket, the biggest shopping centre in our city will open on July 8, 2005. Everybody with today’s Tianjin Daily will get a small present that day. You are wellcome.
Add: No.6 Huanghe Road tianjin Daily June 1, 2005 Rose’s Special Concert
Time: 2 p.m., July 3, Saturday
Place: People’s Statium
RMB: 150 yuan for adults;
70 yuan for students
June 25, 2005
1. If you work as a driver in the restaurant, you may ______.
A. never pay for meals B. pay a little for meals
C. work on weekends D. work in the afternoon
2. If you buy the house, you ______.
A. may pay more than ￥150, 000 for it B. must have breakfast in the kitchen
C. have to take a bath in the public bathroom D. may live on the south side of the city
3. Any customer with a Tianjin Daily of June 1, 2005 will get a small present from ______.
A. every supermarket B. Huanghe Road
C. Tianjin Daily D. Yingbin Supermarket
4. When will the concert be?
A. Julu1, 2005 B. June 8, 2005
C. July 3, 2005 D. June 25, 2005
5. If two adults and two students want to go to the concert, the tickets will cost RMB______.
A. 220 yuan B. 440 yuan C. 270 yuan D. 370 yuan
Miss Grey lived in a small house. She was old and did not like noise at all, so she was very pleased when her noisy neighbor moved out. A young man moved in and Miss Grey thought the man seemed to be quiet.
But at three o’clock the next morning, the noise of a dog woke her up. She thought she had never heard a dog there before. It must be the young man’s dog. So she telephoned the young man, said something bad about the dog and then hung up the telephone before he could answer. Nothing more happened until three o’clock the next morning. Then Miss Grey’s telephone rang, and when she answered, a voice said, “You telephoned me twenty-four hours ago. Now I’ve rung you up to say that I haven’t a dog.”
1. Miss Grey felt sorry when her noisy neighbour moved out.
2. Miss Grey’s new neighbour was as noisy as the old one.
3. Some noise woke her up in the early morning.
4. She thought the new neighbour had brought a dog with him.
5. The young man rang up Miss Grey in the early morning, because he wanted to punish(懲罰) her.
Yesterday evening, when I went to town with my mother, we met a strange old man. It was raining hard and we had no umbrella(傘). We were trying to get into a taxi when he came up to us. He was carrying a nice umbrella and he said that he would give it to us for only a pound. He had forgotten his wallet, he said, needed taxi-fare(出租汽車費) to go back home. My mother didn’t believe what he had said at first, and asked him a lot of questions. But the old man didn’t get into a taxi. We followed(跟隨) him and found he went into a pub(小酒店) and bought himself a glass of whiskey (威士忌) with the pound. After he drank it, he put on his hat and took up one of the many wet umbrellas there and went off with the new one. Soon after that, he sold it again.
1. The old man sold an umbrella to the writer and her mother.
2. He gave it to them for only a pound because he had forgotten his wallet and needed taxi fare to go back home.
3. The umbrella was worth more than one pound.
4. The old man sold his own umbrella.
5. He was an honest man.
Most people want to work, but it has become more difficult in today’s world to find work for everyone. The economy (經濟) of the world needs to grow by 4% each year just to keep the old number of jobs for people. Often this is not possible, and so more people are out of work. Some people have no jobs now because new machines can do the work of many people in short time. Also, machines do not ask for more money and longer holiday. In all of the countries of the world, machines are taking work from people, not only in factories but also on the farms. One machine can often do the work from forty people. About 75,000 people are moving to the cities a day to look for jobs, but only 70% of them can find jobs.
1. It was _______ for people to find work before than today.
A. not possible B. difficult C. more difficult D. easier
2. If the economy of the world grows by 4% each year, _______.
A. people will have no jobs B. people can still have jobs as before
C. 4% of the people will have jobs D. 97% of the people will have jobs
3. One machine can do as much work as _______.
A. 40% of the people B. 4% of the people in the world
C. 40 people D. 75,000 people
4. How many people outside cities go into to look for jobs each day?
A. 70% of the people. B. 4% of the people in the world.
C. More than 75,000. D. About 75,000 people.
5. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Machines are taking work instead of people.
B. Now more people are out of work.
C. Machines need more money and longer holidays.
D. Most people want to have jobs.
A young man once went into town and bought himself a pair of trousers. When he got home, he went upstairs to his bedroom and put them on. He found that they were about two inches too long.
He came downstairs, where his mother and his two sisters were washing up tea things in the kitchen. “These new trousers are too long.” He said. “ They need shortening (縮短)by about two inches. Would one of you mind doing this for me, please?” His mother and sisters were busy and none of them said anything.
But as soon as his mother had finished washing up, she went quietly upstairs to her son’s bedroom and shortened the trousers by two inches. She came downstairs without saying anything to her daughters.
Later on, after supper, the elder sister remembered her brother’s trousers. She was a kind-hearted girl, so she went quietly upstairs without saying anything to anyone, and shortened the trousers by two inches.
The younger sister went to the cinema, but when she came back, she , too, remembered what her brother had said. So she ran upstairs and took two inches off the legs of the new trousers.
1. The young man bought the new trousers _______ his size.
A. as long as B. two inches longer than
C. as big as D. two inches shorter than
2. He asked _______ to shorten his new trousers.
A. his mother and sisters B. his two sisters
C. his elder sister D. his mother and one of his sisters
3. His mother and sisters ________.
A. agreed to do that B. didn’t want to do that
C. said nothing to him D. said something to him
4. His elder sister shortened the trousers ________.
A. after finished washing B. before she went to bed
C. when she came back from the cinema D. after having supper
5. The next morning the young man would find the trousers were _______.
A. two inches shorter B. four inches shorter
C. six inches shorter D. eight inches shorter
When you are learning English, you find it not clever to put an English sentence, word for word, into your own language. Take the sentence “ How do you do?” as an example. If you look up each word in the dictionary, one at a time, what is your translation? It must be a wrong sentence in your own language.
Languages do not just have different sounds, they are different in many ways. It’s important to master(掌握) the rules(規則) for word order in the study of English, too. If the speaker puts words in a wrong order, the listener can’t understand the speaker’s sentence easily. Sometimes when the order of words in an English sentence is changed, the meaning of the sentence changes, But sometimes the order is changed, the meaning of the sentence doesn’t change. Let’s see the difference between the two pairs of sentences.
“She only likes apples.”
“Only she likes apples.”
“I have seen the film already.”
“I have already seen the film.”
When you are learning English, you must do your best to get the spirit(精神實質) of the language and use it as the English speaker does.
1. From the passage we know that _______when we are learning English.
A. we shouldn’t put every word into our own language
B. we should look up every word in the dictionary
C. we need to put every word into our own language
D. we must read word by word
2. The writer thinks it is _______ in learning English.
A. difficult to understand different sounds
B. possible to remember the word order
C. important to master the rules in different ways
D. easy to master the rules for word order
3. We can learn from the passage that ________.
A. the meaning of an English sentence always changes with the order of the words
B. The order of words can never change the meaning of an English sentence
C. sometimes different order of words has a different meaning
D. if the order of words is different, the meaning of the sentence must be different
4. “She only likes apples.” ________.
A. is the same as “Only she likes apples.”
B. is different from “Only she likes apples.”
C. means “She likes fruit except apples.”
D. means “She doesn’t like apples.”
5. Which is the best title (標題) for this passage?
A. Different Orders, Different Meanings
B. How to Speak English
C. How to Put English into Our Own Language
D. How to Learn English
A cheap sweater
Mr. Ford saw a nice sweater in the shop window. It was very cheap. So he bought one.
When he went back home he put the sweater on, It was all right and he was pleased with it.
In the afternoon he went out to work in his garden. It soon began to rain, and Mr. Ford had to run into his house. He ran quickly, but he still got wet.
Then his sweater started to shrink. It got smaller and smaller. Mr. Ford tried to take it off, but he couldn’t.
In the end, with the help of his wife, he got out of the sweater. Mrs. Ford laughed, “ You see, you bought a cheap thing, but…”
1. Mr. Ford bought the sweater because it was very nice and cheap.
2. “Shrink” here means “become smaller”.
3. Mr. Ford was not good at buying things.
4. Mr. Ford put the sweater on as soon as he bought it.
5. Mr. Ford took off the sweater by himself.
One day, Mr White told the class to get ready for a hobby show. All the students had the whole morning to get what they were going to show.
All the students came back on time except Bob, the laziest boy in his classmates’ eyes. It was very difficult to believe that such a boy could have a hobby. But to their surprise, Bob came back with many beautiful stamps in his hand. Mr White was very happy after watching them. However, Bob was going to take them back.
“Bob, you can’t take them back until the others watch them this afternoon,” said Mr White.
“But I’m sorry they are my brother’s,” he answered. “He doesn’t want them to be out of our home for long. He’s afraid that they will be lost.”
“Bob, you should show your own hobby here, not someone else’s” Mr White be¬came a bit angry.
But Bob’s following words made him even angrier. “Mr White, it’s true that I have a hobby. My hobby is watching my brother collecting stamps.”
1. All the students ______ the whole morning in ______ready for the hobby show.
2. Bob was so______ that his classmates didn’t ______ he could have a hobby.
3. When Bob ______ to his classroom, he brought many beautiful ______.
4. The things in ______ hand were ______ his but his brother’s.
5. Bob thought he ______ a “hobby”. He liked ______ his brother collecting.
I’ll be home late tonight. I have to stay for a business meeting after work. Will you please pick up my jacket from the dry cleaner? The children are at Mother’s. Pick them up there. Could you give them their bath and make dinner for them? Don’t wait for me for dinner. I don’t know what time the meeting will end. And please don’t forget to buy some bread, milk and a little fuller at the supermarket. We don’t have any.
This is a (1) ______ from Sue to John. Sue is John’s (2) ______. One day Sue had to stay for a meeting and couldn’t go home for (3) ______. The children were at their (4) ______ home. So Sue wrote to tell John to do some (5) ______. He would go and get the children (6) ______ first then he would (7) ______ some bread, milk and (8) ______ the children to take a bath. She didn’t tell John how long the meeting would (9) ______ because she didn’t (10) ______ when the meeting would be over.
I will never forget the lesson which Mr Li gave us. One day Mr Li was speaking to us in our school meeting room. He began his speech by holding up a ¥100 bill. He asked, “Who would like this ¥ 100 bill?” Most of us put up our hands quickly. 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 and said, “Who wants it now?” We raised our hands again. But he said, “Wait a moment.” He then dropped it on the floor and stepped on it. After that, he picked up the dirty bill and said, “Who still wants it?” Many hands were still up. “My friends,” he said, “you have learned a valuable lesson today. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not go down in value. It was still worth ¥100!”
“We always lose many chances we take in our lives.” He went on speaking, “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 who you know, but WHO YOU ARE.”
“You are special and valuable. Don’t ever forget it!”
1. The writer will never forget the lesson which ______.
2. After Mr Li made the bill______, he asked who wanted it.
3. No matter what Mr Li had done to the bill, the students still wanted it because they knew that ______.
4. When people lose many chances in their lives, they feel______.
5. From the story we learn that if we are in trouble, ______.