Jonny: Hey! I’m just practicing Tai Chi(太极).Would you like to join me?
Peter: I know nothing about it. Is it difficult?
Jonny: It seems easy, but you need a lot of practice. You just follow me like this.
Peter: OK. Don’t laugh 1. me. I may look funny.
Jonny: Bend your knees slightly and reach out your arms like tree branches, naturally and 2. (soft).Try to keep your body straight. Move slowly, then be sure to keep your balance and don’t let your body shake.
Peter: I cannot control my body well. My legs become3. (pain).
Jonny: Keep 4. (hold) your position(姿势) for a while. It helps develop your strength（力量）and flexibility（灵活性）. Raise（抬起）your leg and let5. stay in the air for seconds.
Peter: I feel my legs shaking. I cannot do this any longer.
Jonny: Be patient! Tai Chi 6. (call)“shadow boxing” in English. It asks you to act like water: to be flexible as well 7. strong. In real competition, a Tai Chi master borrows the strength of the competitor and uses this energy to fight back. The 8. (hard)you try to beat him, the more likely you will get hit. He controls you!
Peter: Unbelievable! Oh..., 9. you don’t mind, I’ll stop and take a deep 10. .
The Spring Festival marks the first day of a new year, so the first meal is rather important. People from the North and the South have different _________ about the foods they eat on this _________ day. In Northern China, people _________ eat Jiaozi. The word Jiaozi in Chinese means the_________ of winter and the beginning of spring. According to historical _________ , in the past people from the North and the South both ate Jiaozi on Chinese New Year’s Day. Perhaps _________ the areas in Southern China _________ more rice than those in Northern China, southern people slowly _________ to eat many other kinds of food on New Year’s Day. _________ , the most common foods for the first _________ are noodles, New Year Cake and Tangyuan. The noodle is a _________ of long life. The New Year Cake is called Niangao in Chinese, which _________ the hope of improvement in _________ year after year. Tangyuan is a symbol of family _________ according to the Chinese.
To _________ a New Year visit to relatives and friends is an important activity during the Spring Festival. People also send cards to _________ a New Year’s greeting. What children love most is to set off firecrackers.（烟花爆竹）_________ , as the pace of life is becoming faster and faster, people have _________ new ways to celebrate the Chinese traditional New Year. For example, many people no longer send out greeting cards. _________ , they use short messages or emails. Also to travel during the New Year holidays has come into _________ .
1.A. word B. habits C. meanings D. stories
2.A. usual B. unforgettable C. common D. special
3.A. seldom B. usually C. never D. hardly
4.A. end B. future C. result D. effect
5.A. reasons B. records（记载） C. notes D. stories
6.A. as long as B. though C. but D. because
7.A. caused B. took C. produced D. brought
8.A. understood B. knew C. made D. began
9.A. Besides B. Therefore C. Consequently D. except
10.A. subject B. title C. program D. meal
11.A. symbol B. sign C. mark D. signal
12.A. transports（运输） B. represents(代表) C. gets D. takes
13.A. health B. family C. life D. work
14.A. reunion B. luck C. happiness D. sadness
15.A. do B. pay C. get D. carry
16.A. express B. describe C. explain D. give
17.A. Luckily B. Unfortunately C. However D. Besides
18.A. given up B. taken up C. got up D. broken up
19.A. Instead B. Fortunately C. But D. And
20.A. fashion B. effect C. sight D. power
We spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, and looking for that special love．Unfortunately, that’s not usually how life works．To be loved, you should love and respect yourself as much as you do others．In order to love someone, you should love yourself．
●Stop comparing(比较) yourself to others． 1. We all have different gifts．When you compare yourself to others for what they have, whether it is a car, a house, or a job, it makes you feel bad about yourself．Really be grateful about everything you have．Gratitude（感恩）keeps your heart open to love．
●Practice receiving love．To truly love is to be able to receive it．When someone loves you, does some kind deeds（事情）to you, or says kind words, accept it． 2. Know that you are worthy of love．It is important to accept a gift of love by others．You give yourself a chance to learn more about yourself that you are lovable． 3.
● 4. Write about your experiences, good and bad．When you write down good experiences, allow yourself to feel those feelings．When you remember bad experiences, allow yourself to feel self-compassion．Compassion is not self-pity, but rather willingness to accept one's own pain and regret．
●Stop trying to be perfect．Stop blaming yourself for being less than perfect． 5.
Just follow all the steps above and don't let anyone's expectations of you put any pressure on you．
A．Keep a diary．
C．Do not feel sorry about it．
D．Always do your best, but not reaching perfection(完美) is not a failure．
E．Allow yourself to accept the love that has come to you．
F．You give someone a joy of giving by loving you．
G．Everyone on the earth is unique(独一无二的)．
Good health is the most valuable（珍贵的） thing a person can have, but one cannot take good health for granted（理所当然）. It is important to remember that the body needs proper care in order to be healthy. There are three things that a person can do to help stay in good shape: eat right food, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly.
Proper nutrition (营养) is important for good health. Your body cannot work well unless it receives the proper kind of “fuel”(燃料). Don't eat too much food with lots of sugar and fat. Eat plenty of foods high in protein, like meat, fish, eggs and nuts. Vegetables and fruits are very important because they provide necessary vitamins and minerals（矿物质）. However, don't overeat. It is not helpful to be overweight.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is also important. If you don't get enough sleep, you will feel tired and easily get angry. You have no energy. Over a long period of time a little amount of sleep may even result in a change of personality (个性). Be sure to allow yourself from seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you do, your body will feel strong and refreshed, and your mind will be sharp.
Finally, get plenty of exercise. Exercise makes the body strong and prevents you from putting on weight. It also improves your heart and lungs. If you follow a regular exercise program, you will probably increase your life-span (寿命). Any kind of exercise is good. Most sports are excellent for keeping the body in good shapes: basketball, swimming, bicycling, running and so on, are good examples. Sports are not only good for your body, but they are enjoyable and interesting, too.
If everybody were to eat the right foods, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, the world would be a happier and healthier place. We would all live to be much older and wiser.
1.In order to keep healthy, ________.
A. we should eat a lot of sweets
B. one needs a large amount of fat
C. people should eat according to the foods nutrition
D we must try to sleep day and night.
2.The title of the article should be ________.
A. Eating and Exercising
B. How Vitamins Work in Man's Body
C. How to Stay Healthy
D. Sleeping Well
3.The passage is probably taken from ________.
A. an advertisement(广告) B. a travel journal
C. an English dictionary D. a magazine
When I was sixteen years old, I made my first visit to the United States. It wasn’t the first time I had been abroad. Like most English children I learned French at school. And I had often been to France, so I was used to speaking a foreign language to people who didn’t understand English. But when I went to America I was really looking forward to having a nice easy holiday without any language barriers.（障碍）
How wrong I was! The misunderstandings(误解) began at the airport. I was looking for a public telephone to give my American friend Penny a call and tell her that I had arrived. A friendly old man saw me looking lost and asked if he could help me.
“Yes,” I said, “I want to give my friend a ring.”
“Well, that’s nice,” he said. “Are you getting married? But aren’t you a bit（点） young?”
“Who is talking about marriage?” I replied. “I only want to give my friend a ring to tell her I’ve arrived. Can you tell me where there’s a phone box?”
“Oh!” he said, “There’s a phone downstairs.”
When at last we met, Penny explained the misunderstandings to me.
“Don’t worry,” she said to me. “I had so many difficulties at first. There are lots of words which the Americans use differently in meaning from British. You’ll soon get used to all the funny things they say. Most of the time British and American people understand each other!”
1.At first the writer thought _____ in America.
A. he wouldn’t have any language difficulties
B. he would not understand the Americans
C. the Americans might not understand him
D. it wouldn’t be an easy and relaxing holiday
2.From the passage we can see that “give somebody a ring”_____.
A. means the same in America as in England
B. means “call somebody” to the American people.
C. has two different meanings
D. means “be going to get married” in England
3.In the last paragraph, the underlined “they” refers to（指的是） _____.
A. the old man and the boy B. the Americans
C. the British D. the French
4.Penny will agree with the idea that _____.
A. Americans use words entirely（完全地） differently from British
B. Americans speak in a funny way
C. It will be hard for the author（作者） to get used to American English
D. Americans and British can understand each other in most cases（情况）
Music is an international language. The songs that are sung or played by instruments（乐器） are beautiful to all people everywhere.
Popular music in America is what every student likes. Students carry small radios（收音机） with earphones and listen to music before class, after class and at lunch. Students with cars buy large speakers (扬声器) and play the music loudly as they drive on the street.
Adult drivers listen to music on the car radio as they drive to work. They also listen to the news about sports, the weather, politics(政治), and activities of the American people. But most of the radio broadcast(广播) is music.
Pop or popular music singers make much money. They make a CD or tape which radio stations use in every state. Once the popular singer is heard throughout the country, young people buy his or her tapes. Some of the money from these tapes comes to the singer. Wherever the singer goes, all the young people want to meet him or her. Now the singer has become a national star.
Besides pop music, there are two other kinds of music that is important to Americans. One is called folk music. It tells stories about the common（平凡的）life of Americans. The other is called western or country music. This was started by cowboys who would sing at night to the cows they were watching. Today, any music about country life and the love between a country boy and his girl is called western or country music.
1.In America, every student likes ______.
A. folk music B. country music
C. pop music D. western music
2.According to the passage, most of the car radio broadcast is ______.
A. sports B. the weather C. politics D. music
3.How many kinds of music are mentioned(提到) in the passage?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six.
4.What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Music in America B. Music Listeners
C. Cowboys in America D. International Language
A driver stopped his car on a street side to have a rest. As he lay down in the seat and closed his eyes, a person came up and knocked at the window to ask the time. The driver opened his eyes and looked at his watch. “It’s 8:05,” he said. Then he went to sleep again. But soon he was waken up again because a second person was knocking at the window. “Sir, do you know the time?” he asked. The driver looked at his watch, and told him it was half past eight.
In this way, the driver thought he could not have a good rest, so he wrote a short note and stuck(粘贴) it on the window for all to see. It said, “I don’t know the time.”
Again, he lay down in the seat for his sleep. A few minutes later, a third person came and began to knock at the window, “Hey, sir,” he said. “It’s 8:45.”
1.How long had the driver been there when the third person called him?
A. 40 minutes. B. 25 minutes.
C. 50 minutes. D. 70 minutes.
2.Why did the driver write a note and stick it on the window?
A. Because he didn’t know the time.
B. Because he didn’t want anybody to trouble him.
C. Because he needed somebody to wake him up.
D. Because he wanted somebody to tell him the time.
3.The third person knocked at the window to _____.
A. ask him the time
B. ask him not to sleep
C. see if the driver was sleeping
D. tell him what time it was
4.What do you think of the third person?
A. Cold-hearted. B. Helpful.
C. Thankful. D. Hopeful.
该句多一个词：把多余的词用斜线 ( \ ) 划掉, 在该行右边横线上写出该词，并也用斜线划掉。
该句缺一个词：在缺词处加一个漏字符号 ( ∧ ), 在该行的右边横线上写出该词。
1.We are amazing to see pictures of the Amber Room. ______
2.The task will be finish next week. ______
3.As result, I was late for school. _______
4.The Amber Room was lost, that made me sad. _______
5.Great changes have been taken place in my hometown since 2013. _______
1.Cultural relics (属于) to people.
2.China is the country to (主办) 2008 Olympic Games.
3. (电脑) are becoming more and more popular.
4.We should help (野生动植物).
5. （音乐）is the most beautiful language.
Are you truly happy? __ 1._ .
__ 2._ . It is easy to begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who think that way. On the contrary, if you are surrounded by people who are happy, their emotional state will be infectious.
__ 3. . These few minutes will give you the opportunity to focus on the positive things in your life and will lead you to continuous happiness.
__ 4._ . Whether you treat yourself to lunch, take a long, relaxing bath or simply spend a few extra minutes on your appearance, you will be putting yourself in a better mood.
__ 5._ . Find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you happy.
Keeping healthy is another way to achieve happiness.
A. Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness.
B. The following tips may help you to create happiness.
C. Surround yourself with happy people.
D. There are some reasons in life that lead to unhappiness.
E. Being overweight or not eating nutritious foods can have a negative effect on your health.
F. Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy.
G. It’s also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself.
The Amber Room belongs to the eight wonders of the world. It was given the name because almost several tons of amber were used to make it. First it was designed for the palace of FrederickⅠ. Then Frederick William Ⅰ, the next king of Prussia, sent it to Peter the Great as a gift of friendship from Prussian people.
Later, CatherineⅡ had the Amber Room moved to a palace outside St. Petersburg where she spent her summers and she told her artists to add more details to its design.
Unfortunately, during the Second World War, the Nazi German was at war with Russia. In September 1941, the Nazis secretly stole the Amber Room and sent boxes of the Amber Room on a train for Konigsberg. After that what really happened to the Amber Room remains a mystery.
1.The Amber Room was designed for________.
A. FrederickⅠ B. Frederick WilliamⅠ
C. Peter the Great D. CatherineⅡ
2.The reason for the missing of the Amber Room is ________.
A. the Second World War B. the disaster
C. the time D. none of the above
3.Who stole the Amber Room in 1941?
A. Prussian people B. CatherineⅡ
C. Peter the Great D. the Nazis
4.The story is about ________.
A. the war between the Russians and Germans
B. the history of the Amber Room
C. how to build the Amber Room
D. why the king built the Amber Room
The modern Olympic Games happened in the year 1896. The Games are held every four years. There are two main sets of Games. The Winter Olympics are held two years before the Summer Games. Many countries want to host the Olympic Games for it’s a great honor to be chosen.
The Olympic Games are organized and controlled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It sets the general program, chooses the city where the games are to be held, and determines the standards of what is an amateur athlete.
Besides, each participating country has a National Olympic Committee that is responsible for arranging the participation of the nation’s athletes in the games.
1.If the next Summer Games will be held in 2024, when will the Winter Games be held?
A. in 2024 B. in 2022
C. in 2026 D. in 2028
2.Why many countries compete for the host of the Olympics?
A. for the honor
B. for the money
C. for the medals
D. for the peace
3.Which of the following is NOT the IOC’s duty?
A. to organize and control the Olympic Games
B. to choose the city where the games are to be held
C. to determine the standards of what is an amateur athlete
D. to make the arrangements for the nation’s athletes
One day, Daisy dreamed a strange dream. She flew in a wonderful carpet to talk with an antelope in Tibet. The antelope told her they were hunted because of their fur which can be used to make sweaters like hers.
Later, she flew to Zimbabwe where she talked with an elephant and got to know the farmers there no longer hunted them. That’s because the government decided to help and the farmers finally made a lot of money.
At last, she arrived at the thick rainforest where a monkey told her “no rain forest, no animals and no drugs.” Although finally everything was gone, she had learned so much.
1.How many places has Daisy been to?
A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5
2.Why the antelopes were hunted in Tibet?
A. Because their fur can be made into sweaters.
B. Because the number of them is large.
C. Because they are not wild animals.
D. Because they are not important.
3.Why the farmers in Zimbabwe no longer hunted elephants?
A. Because farmers knew the importance of wildlife protection.
B. Because elephants were endangered animals.
C. Because the government helped farmers to make money.
D. Because elephants and farmers lived in peace.
I began as a calculating machine in 1642 in France. In 1822 I was built as an analytical machine. Then in 1936 Alan Turing wrote a book and built a universal machine. As the years have gone by, I have been made smaller. There were times when my size totally changed. And my memory became so large that I couldn’t believe it. In the 1960s they gave me a family connected by a network. I was able to share my knowledge with others through the World Wide Web. Since the 1970s many new applications have been found for me.
1.In 1642 I was made as a calculating machine in England.
2.I became an analytical machine in 1822.
3.Charles Babbage wrote a book and built a universal machine in 1936.
4.My size became smaller but my memory became so large.
5.I was connected by a network in the 1970s.
Every year students in many countries learn English. Some of these students are children, _____ students are young people. Why do all these people want to learn _____ ? It is not _____ to answer this question. Many boys and girls learn English at school. It is one of their _____ . Many people learn English because it is _____ in their work. Some young people learn English _____ their higher studies because some of their books are _____ English. Other people learn English because they want to _____ newspapers in English. Some people learn English because they want to _____ in the USA, England or Australia. English is very _____ in our life.
1.A. all B. the other C. both D. other
2.A. English B. Chinese C. culture D. language
3.A. hard B. difficult C. easy D. good
4.A. books B. tasks C. interests D. subjects
5.A. good B. useful C. colorful D. useless
6.A. for B. of C. to D. from
7.A. in B. with C. at D. of
8.A. know B. see C. watch D. read
9.A. go B. work C. like D. come
10.A. helping B. helped C. helpful D. helpless
Endangered animals may die _____.
A. out B. down C. off D. of
My watch is broken. It _____.
A. is repairing B. is being repaired
C. has been repaired D. has repaired
_____ we all know, the Amber Room was missing.
A. As B. It C. Which D. That
With _____ help of my teacher, I have made great progress.
A. the B. a C. an D. /
What does WWF _____?
A. stand up B. make up
C. call for D. stand for
I bought a dress for only 10 dollars; it was a real _____.
A. exchange B. bargain C. trade D. business
A new building _____ next week.
A. will build B. will be built
C. is built D. was built
Last night I saw a film, _____ was about the wild animals.
A. which B. that C. who D. whom
What she said just now made me _____.
A. amaze B. to amaze C. amazed D. amazing
There is no doubt _____ humans should protect the environment.
A. that B. which C. what D. why
Everyone in our village likes my father, so he has a sense of humor. On other words, he can make others laugh easy and people feel happy to be around him. I admire him very much and dream of that some day I will be as humorous as him. I even asked him how have a good sense of humor, but what she replied disappointed me.
“Not someone can be humorous, because those who is humorous are usually born to be humorous,” he said. However, later, he adds, “But you can be humorous too if you know a lot of joke.” That’s why now I’m reading a book of jokes.
In the United States, there were 222 people ___1.___(report) to be billionaires(亿万富翁) in 2003. The __2.___(rich) of these is Bill Gates, worth at least $ 41 billion, __3.____made his money ____4.____ starting the company Microsoft. Mr. Gates was only 21 years old __5.__he first helped to set up the company in 1976. He was a billionaire by the time he was 31 years old.___ 6.___, there are still some other people who have made lots____7.___ money at even younger ages. Other young people who have struck it rich include Jackie Coogan and Shirley Temple. ___8.____ of these child actors made over a million dollars ___9.____ (act) in movies before they were 14. But _10.___ youngest billionaire is Albert von Thurn und Taxis of Germany, who, in 2001, inherited (继承) a billion dollars when he turned 18!
As science developed rapidly in the direction of technology it supplies man a better and more comfortable _________ .Men will be working shorter and shorter hours， _________ housewives will also be able to have more free time. Can you _________ doing housework without a housewife ? Scientists believe this will _________ into realities in not very long time , and perhaps during your lifetime house-robots will take _________of housewives.
When I _________this kind of machine with housewives, some 90 percent of them replied _________ “How soon can I buy one?” The other 10 percent said,“ I would be terrified to see it _________ about my house.” But when I explained to them that it could be turned _________or stopped , they quickly realized that it was a_________ object.
In my own_________ we have found that the washing-up machine is regarded as a good _________in the room. There’s no greater _________ than to go to bed in the evening and _________ that the washing-up is being done downstairs after we are_________ .
Some families would _________ to have their robot slaves_________ all the downstairs housework after they were in _________ at night, while others would have it _________ in the mornings. But this would be entirely a matter of_________.
1.A. machine B. house C. life D. sleep
2.A. even though B. while C. however D. so
3.A. think B. enjoy C. infer D. imagine
4.A. turn B. be turned C. produce D. be produced
5.A. place B. places C. a place D. the place
6.A. discussed B. supplied C. helped D. sold
7.A. coolly B. immediately C. politely D. slowly
8.A. moving B. talking C. jumping D. playing
9.A. into B. on C. over D. off
10.A. terrible B. useful C. real D. future
11.A. home B. opinion C. future D. time
12.A. furniture B. pet C. hand D. person
13.A. trouble B. pleasure C. choice D. object
14.A. know B. feel C. notice D. find
15.A. home B. tired C. out D. asleep
16.A. use B. rather C. feel like D. like
17.A. to do B. doing C. do D. wash
18.A. work B. bed C. need D. house
19.A. to do B. doing C. done D. do
20.A. choice B. practice C. idea D. quality