What will you do if you fail? Some people may choose to give up. However, one of the best ways to succeed is to keep your direction and stick to your goal. Your direction is like a light which shows you the way in darkness. Without it,you will easily get lost. Direction means goals. You can get nowhere with no goals. You can try to write your goals on paper and make some plans to achieve them. Then you will know how to plan your time properly.
The Internet_________________the world.
After a three-day rest,the travelers_______________again.
He was going to meet me earlier, but he________________.
His father drives to work every day and he often_______________.
I think it’s fun to_______________cartoon characters.
Nowadays many new and useful inventions have come into use. If I were a scientist, I would have my own invention-a magic door, a door that can take me to every part of the world. Since our life is getting busier and busier, my magic door is really needed. The population of the world is rising day by day, and the number of cars used is getting larger. So traffic jam becomes a big problem for people in both poor and developed countries. Moreover, by using a large number of cars, people have to face another problem-the pollution of the air. All those reasons lead to the need for such an invention like a magic door . It can take the place of
ways of transportation. Magic doors have many advantages(好处)。 First , you can go wherever you want in a minute. Just open the door and go through it, you can stand in another place. Two parts of the door are two parts of the world. Thus, magic doors can meet the need for discovering new places for people . Second, magic doors sometimes can even make people safe. Magic doors can be used in everyday life. If you dropped into a river by accident , for example, people would go there at once to help you get out of danger by using magic doors. All in all, people can benefit(得益) a lot from magic doors. If magic doors were invented and came into use widely, not just imagination, there would be a big change in our life!
Saying no can be very difficult. People who are very shy often have little confidence. It is very hard for them to say no.They would feel shy when they say no, but doing things that they don’t want to do will make them unhappy. A simple and direct “No” is the best way. If you want to explain, you can keep it simple. Just say,“No,I have already made plans for this time”or“No,I’m not free at that time.” Other indirect but polite ways of saying no:
*Sorry, I can’t do this right now.
*I’m afraid I can’t, but thank you for asking.
*Please accept(接受)that I cannot come.
*I’d rather not.
To say no you should:
*Start the sentence with the word” No”.
*Shake(摇晃)your head when you say no to make sure others understand. Your voice should be clear and direct.
Sometimes it is difficult to say no. You can try to reply and explain in the following way: “Sorry. I would like to take care of your cat next weekend, but I will be going out. I know it will be hard to find someone to take care of the cat. I will try to help you next time.” Remember that: you have the right to say no!
1.Who usually have trouble saying no according to the passage?
2.How can indirect ways of saying no sound?
3.When you really want to say“No”,how should you make your voice?
4.What does the writer encourage us to do?
5.When it is really difficult to say no, what are you supposed to try to do?
The Great Wall is known as the eighth wonder of the world. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world come to visit this place of 1._______in China. Last Saturday I went to the Great Wall 2.___some of my friends. It was a sunny day. On our way up, we saw many volunteers(志愿者) keeping order in the sun. They helped the elders with their bags, 3.____photos for some tourists and answered people’s questions. Though they were very4.______, they didn’t stop to have a rest. We were deeply moved when we saw this. Just at that moment, we saw a little boy standing alone and 5.___.
We went over and asked what 6._____to him. From his answer we knew that he couldn’t find his mother. We told him not 7.____about it and then we tried to get in touch with his mother with the phone number he gave us. Twenty minutes 8.___, his mother turned up. When she saw her son, she was very excited and thanked 9.______with tears in her eyes. That day we not only enjoyed the beauty of the Great Wall, but also felt the warmth of the society. 10._____everyone can reach out a helping hand to others, the world around us will be more and more harmonious(和谐的).
A: Hi, Peter, what did you do last night?
B:I read a book last night.
B:It’s about pandas.
B: It was wonderful. But it made me sad.
A: Did you learn a lot from it?
B: 3._________.Pandas are in danger now. I think we should protect them.
A:I agree with you. 4.________________?
B: Hum, I think we should give them a warm home and don’t hurt them.
A: Let’s join the Love Animal Club first.
B: 5.__________. The club must be fun.
A: Hi,Bettey. What are you going to do?
B: Hi,Lingling! _1.__
A: Oh, I’ve just come from there.
A: Yes. There will be an English speaking competition next Friday.
A: Life in the Future.
B: That’s a good topic. ___4.__
A: Yes, I’d like to. I think I can practice my spoken English. What about you?
B: Oh, you know, I am shy. I am afraid I can’t speak in public.
A:___ 5.___If you keep on practising, you will be successful.
B: I will think about it . Thank you very much.
We spend hours, days and years of our lives in education. But how perfect do you think your school is? Imagine you could design(设计) your ideal(理想的) school. What would it be like? We wanted to find out what teenagers around the world thought. Here is some designing from four children of different countries.
1.Ma thinks his dream school should provide______for students.
A. more enjoyable things
B. a comfortable computer room
C. a place to switch off from the lessons
D. a computer
2.Sonia thinks students should share a room where they can____.
A. play sports B. play instruments
C. play computer games D.play soccer
3.Richard wants to have____off every week.
A. two days B. three days
C. four days D. one day
4.Rebecca may like_____according to the passage.
A. playing music B. chatting with friends
C. doing some shopping D.play basketball
5.We can infer(推断) that in the four children’s opinions, the ideal school be a place where_____.
A. students can learn knowledge
B. students can get on well with their teachers
C. students’ wishes and interests can be respected
D. students can sing
Nobody knows who invented the pencil or when it was invented. A Swiss (瑞士人)described a pencil in a book in 1565. He said it was a piece of wood with lead（铅）inside it . Pencils weren’t popular, and people continued to write with pens. In 1795,someone started making pencils from graphite(石墨) and they became very popular. Today, people make pencils in the same way. They make the graphite into the shape of a stick, and then they put it inside a piece of wood. One pencil can make a line as long as 55 kilometers. When people first wrote with pens , they had to put the penpoint into ink after every few letters. Later someone invented a fountain pen(自来水笔) and this kind of pen could hold ink inside. A fountain pen can write several pages before you have to fill it again.
Two brothers, Ladislao and Georg Biro, invented the ballpoint pen(圆珠笔)that we use today. They left their country Hungary and started producing ballpoint pens in England in 1943 during World War II. Later, a French company called Bic bought the Biro’s company. Someone calls ballpoint pens bics. Australians call them biros. Whatever we call them, we use them every day.
1.When did the pencil become popular according to the passage?
A. In 1565. B. In 1655 C. In 1795 D. In 1943.
2.What do people use to make pencils today?
A. Lead. B. Graphite. C. Sticks. D. Ink.
3.Who call ballpoint pens biros?
A. Americans. B. Englishmen
C. Australians. D. Frenchmen.
4.Where were Ladislao and Georg Biro from?
A. America. B. Australia. C. England. D. Hungary.
5.What is the passage mainly about?
A. Some famous inventors.
B. The invention of some kinds of pens.
C. Who invented the pencil
D. Which kind of pen is the most useful.
Dear Mr. Heppell,
I am Sabrina Akhtar studying in a high school and I’ve noticed that forests are disappearing.
Forests are disappearing around the world each year. This is because of many different things such as farming and tourism pollution. If we stop doing these things, there will be a good future for people of tomorrow. Now I’m writing to ask you to help stop forests from disappearing. You can help by making shops stop selling paper made from trees and change to tree-free paper(paper not made from trees). This will help protect forests. There are many things we can do to help protect forests. If you would like to know more, please visit http://www.rainforestweb.org. By changing the little things, we can make a big difference. If you would like to contact(联系) me, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for taking your time in reading this letter.
1.The writer of this letter is__________.
A. a student B. a teacher
C. an officer D. a driver
2.__________is one of the reasons why the forests are disappearing.
A. Raining B. Tourism C. Planting C. Breathing
3.The writer advises Mr. Heppell to_________.
A. stop shops from using paper any more
B. use paper which is made from trees
C. stop shops from selling paper made from trees
D. plant more and more trees in the future
4.How can Mr. Heppell contact the writer?
A. By calling her. B. By interviewing her.
C. By visiting her. D. By e-mailing her.
5.What is the purpose of this letter?
A. To know more about Mr. Heppell.
B. To make friends with Mr. Heppell.
C. To ask Mr. Heppell to teach in the school.
D. To ask Mr. Heppell to help protect forests.
Helping your child to read and write at home will improve your child’s skills and confidence---it will also better equip(装备) them for learning in the classroom environment. Reading and writing skills are needed by every child in every subject in every year of their school life and outside school. As parents, you can play an important role in improving your children’s literacy（读写能力）by practicing reading, writing, spelling and speaking with them outside school. This kit(工具箱)includes a number of tips on how to help. By listening, asking questions, giving information, and reading with your child outside school hours---you can make a difference. Students who improve their reading and writing will increase their vocabulary and their ability to use English correctly. This kit includes tips on how to help your child to read, write and spell, such as:
reading aloud each night
including children in everyday conversations
listening to your child
reading your child’s writing
using a dictionary
encouraging your child to talk about events that don’t involve the parents
trying not to ask questions that require a “yes” or “no” answer
practicing reading and writing by filling in forms, writing letters, sending cards, or e-mails.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge is also a wonderful way to encourage your child to read. You can help your child by encouraging him or her to join the Challenge and discuss the books they are reading.
1.This passage is mainly written for_______.
A. children B. parents C. students D. teachers
2.From this passage we know parents can help their children improve____.
A. listening and writing skills
B. reading and listening skills
C. listening and speaking skills
D. reading and writing skills
3. _____is NOT mentioned in the tips above.
A. Reading aloud each night
B. Joining the English club
C. Reading your child’s writing
D. Writing letters and e-mails
4.Helping your children read and write can’t_____.
A. replace their teacher
B. make them use English correctly
C. increase their vocabulary
D. improve their confidence
5.Which is the best title for the passage?
A. Helping Your Child Read and Write
B. How to Read and Write
C. Practice Reading and Writing
D. How to Teach Your Child
A teacher was giving a talk to his students on stress(压力)management. He raised a glass of water and asked them, “How______do you think this glass of water is?” The students began to think and____. Their answers are different, from 20g to 500g. “It does not matter on the real____. It depends on how long you hold it. If I hold it for a ____,it is OK.If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you will have to call a ______. It is the exact same weight,but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. What we have to do is to put the glass down, ____for a while before holding it up again.” “If we carry our burdens(负担)______,sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on. The burden will become increasingly heavier. We have to ____the burden every now and then, so that we can be refreshed and are able to carry on.” So _____you return home from work tonight, put the burden of work down. Don’t carry it back home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you have , let them down for a moment if you can .And learn to____yourselves. Life is short but amazing. Enjoy it!
1.A. heavy B. full C. much D. long
2.A. read B. watch C. guess D. listen
3.A. glass B. weight C. water D. height
4.A. minute B. night C. day D. week
5.A. mother B. teacher C. doctor D. friend
6.A. rest B. shake C. look D. work
7.A. this time B. some other timeC. next time D. all the time
8.A. give up B. put down C. pick up D. think about
9.A. after B. since C. before D. until
10.A. save B. help C. care D. relax
----By the time I was five, I_________English.
A. had started learning B. have started learning
C. started to learn D. started learning
Mr. Green asked us to stop____. So we stopped______to him at once.
A. talking; listening B. to talk; listening
C. talking; to listen D. to talk; to listen
If more and more people ride bikes to work, there will be______pollution.
A. little B. few C. less D. fewer
Mrs. Green_________a farmer, but she is a writer now.
A. used to B. used to be
C. was used to being D. was used to be
He always does well in all of his subjects and his parents is________him.
A. proud of B. pride of C. proud D. pride
We__________you to have a good trip.
A. wish B. hope C. wish with D. hope to
You had better not throw_____old things. We should send them to the people in need.
A. away B. while C. as D. if
The box is_____heavy____I can’t carry it.
A. so; that B. such; that
C. such a ; that D. so a ; that
----Sorry, Mr. Green . I have____my homework at home.
----Never mind. But don’t forget______it to the school tomorrow.
A. left;bringing B. forget;to bring
C. left; to bring D. forgot; bringing
----I’m not going swimming tomorrow afternoon.
----__________. I have to clean up my bedroom.
A. So am I B. Neither am I C. Neither I am D. So I am
The movie makes us_______.
A. happy B. happily C. happiness D. unhappily
----Let’s sing along______the music, OK?
---That’s a good idea.
A. to B. with C. for D. on
_____is waiting for at the gate. He wants to say thanks to you.
A. Somebody B. Anybody C. Everybody D. Nobody
—Mom, how can I___my dream of becoming a basketball player?
----First, you should practice every day.
A. finish B. achieve C. have D. wake
They will stay in the country for______.
A. some time B. some times C. sometime D. sometimes
It will take the workers two years______the tall building.
A. build B. built C. building D. to build
Li Na is a good tennis player. We______her.
A. proud in B. pleased with
C. take pride in D. known for