William is a 49-year-old worker. He likes acting as a cartoon character “Popeye the Sailor”. During an interview with a reporter on January 17, 2011, he said he player for friends and made them happy for over 30 years. He said he would go on playing Popeye because he enjoyed playing.
A fishing boat stopped at the Nanchang section of the Ganjiang River in Easrt China’s Jiangxi Province on January 12, 2012. There is little water in Ganjiang River and Poyang Lake in the province, so people in the dry place don’t have enough water to drink.
Students stood in motor tricycles on the way to school in Chaohu, East China’s Anhui Province on November 21, 2011. In China, school buses aren’t safe enough and they usually take too many students. On November 16, 2011, a school bus accident killed 21 students in Gansu Province.
The New Year’s Eve Ball is 12 feet high. There are 2688 crystal triangles on the ball. The ball stands on the top of the Times Square in New York on December 30, 2011. About one million people will meet at the Times Square to watch the ball fall down at midnight on New Year’s Eve and welcome 2012.
1. What does William do?
A. A reporter. B. A worker. C. An actor. D. A driver.
2. How was the weather in Jiangxi in 2011?
A. It rained little. B. It was very cold.
C. It was very hot. D. It was windy.
3. A school bus accident killed 21 students on ________.
A. Jan 17, 2011 B. Nov 21, 2011 C. Nov 16, 2011 D. Dec 30, 2011
4. What happened on Dec 30, 2011?
A. A big ball stood on the Times Square.
B. Many people stood on motor tricycles.
C. A fishing boat stopped at Ganjiang River.
D. A reporter interviewed William.
Thomas Suarez, an eight-year-old boy, is the world’s youngest Chief Executive Officer of a successful Internet ___1___!
Thomas Suarez started his company at the age of six. ___2___ he saw marbles, he became very interested in them and his mother called ___3___ Marble King.
When some older kids ___4___ away his collection, the young boy asked his mother to get him some others. ___5___, when his mother tried to buy some more on the Internet, she was ___6___ to find that there really wasn’t a place to buy marbles.
That’s when the six-year-old boy ___7___ the idea and he asked his mother to set up a website that ___8___ just marbles.
To her surprise, orders started coming in. Today, the young kid is so ___9___ that he has asked his mother and two brothers to ___10___ him. The young boy is now trying to make sure his mother ___11___ brothers make marbles with the Marble King logo. He has made a big ___12___ of marbles. We just wonder what this successful company will do when he grows up.
1. A. company B. school C. hospital D. club
2. A. Where B. Why C. How D. When
3. A. him B. he C. she D. her
4. A. went B. came C. brought D. took
5. A. Also B. Too C. However D. As well
6. A. excited B. relaxed C. surprised D. worried
7. A. came over B. came up with C. came in D. came through
8. A. bought B. sold C. made D. cut
9. A. interesting B. boring C. busy D. free
10. A. came B. go C. help D. look
11. A. and B. but C. or D. then
12. A. difference B. success C, difficulty D. kindness
Until late in the 20th century, most Americans spent time with people of different generations. Now middle-aged Americans may not keep in touch with the old until they are themselves.
That’s because we group people by age. We put our three-year-olds together in day-care centers, our 13-year-olds in schools and sports activities, and our 80-year-olds the old people’s home. Why?
We live away from the old for many reasons. Young people sometimes stay away from the old in order to get rid of fears of aging and dying. It is much harder to watch someone we love disappear before our eyes. Fortunately, some of us have found our way to the old.
A reporter moved her family to a block filled with old people. At first, her children were disappointed. But the reporter baked banana bread and asked her children to give it away to the neighbours. Soon the children had many new friends, with whom they shared food and stories. In this case, the old saved the young.
The young, in turn, save the old. Once I was in an old people’s home when a visitor showed up with a baby. She was immediately surrounded. People who had been in bed for weeks suddenly were ringing for a wheelchair to see the baby.
Grandparents give their grandchildren a feeling of security. And grandchildren speak of attention they don’t get from worried parents. A teacher said that she can tell which pupils are with their grandparents. They are quieter and calmer.
1. How did Americans spend time with the old in the 20th century?
A. Most of them never spent time with the old.
B. Some of them spent time only with their parents.
C. Most of them spent time with their parents or grandparents.
D. Some of them spent time only with their grandparents.
2. Paragraph 2 tells us that ________.
A. Americans live in groups according to their ages
B. grandparents don’t like living with the young
C. Americans put their kids in day-center
D. teenagers spend time in schools and sports activities
3. Why do young people stay away from the old according to the passage?
A. Because the young are too busy to take care of the old.
B. Because the old need medical service.
C. Because the young are afraid to see the old dying before their eyes.
D. Because the old need to live a quiet life.
4. Which is true according to the passage?
A. The reporter likes baking bread.
B. The reporter’s kid likes eating banana.
C. Grandparents can make the kids calm.
D. Grandparents don’t like babies.
1. ---Is that your mum?
---Yes, ________ is
A. it B. he C. she D. that
2. The man next to ________ is my uncle.
A. I B. me C. my D. mine
3. ---Are those your sisters?
A. Yes, she is B. No, she isn’t C. Yes, they are D. No, they are
4. ________ a clever boy he is!
A. What B. How C. What’s D. How’s
5. Look! You can see some flowers ________ front of the classroom. And a dog is ________ your left.
A. on; on B. at; of C. in; on D. for; in
6. It is ________ room.
A. Li Lei and Li Ming B. Li Lei’s and Li Ming
C. Li Lei’s and Li Ming’s D. Li Lei and Li Ming’s
7. ---Is your mother a nurse?
---________. She is a teacher.
A. Yes, she is B. Yes, she isn’t C. No, she is D. No, she isn’t
8. ________ name is Jack. ________ name is Mary.
A. He, She B. His; Her C. He; Her D. His; She
9. This is ________ manager. He is very good to us.
A. we B. our C. us D. ours
10. ---Why are you standing, Alice?
---I can’t see the blackboard clearly. Two tall boys are sitting ________ me.
A. behind B. next to C. between D. in front of
11. ---What does your father do, Lily?
---He is ________. His job is to make sure that drivers obey the traffic rules.
A. an actor B. a policeman C. a waiter D. a reporter
12. My ________ is my father’s brother.
A. grandfather B. cousin C. uncle D. aunt
13. ---What is your ________?
---She is a doctor.
A. friend’s job B. friend’s jobs C. friends’ job D. friends’ jobs
14. My ________ jobs are teachers.
A. parent’s B. parents’ C. parents D. parents’s
15. ---Are these your English books?
---No, ________ aren’t. I think they are ________ books.
A. they; her B. their; her C. their; she D. they; she
16. Lily is my uncle’s daughter. She is my ________.
A. sister B. cousin C. aunt D. parent
1. This is a photo of my __________. They are my father, my mother and I.
2. My father’s father is my __________.
3. My mother’s sister is my __________.
4. He likes red very much, so his __________ colour is red.
5. My uncle’s son is my ___________.
6. Lucy is my mother’s daughter, so she is my __________.
7. Tony’s mother works at a hospital, but she isn’t a doctor, maybe she is a __________.
8. My brother is a bus driver, he works at a bus __________.
9. There is a new __________ near the railway station, you can live there.
10. My mother and my aunt are the __________ of my grandparents.
1. They __________ good friends. (be)
2. Betty and Jerry __________ from England. (be)
3. Are those __________ parents? (your)
4. She is __________ Chinese teacher. (us)
5. __________ mother is thirty-eight years old. (Mary)
6. The man __________ in a factory and he is a good __________. (work)
7. __________ aren’t Lily’s shoes. (this)
8. Tom is ____________________ brother. (Jim and Jack)
9. __________ is my aunt. We often visit ________. (she)
10. I have five __________ of my friend Tom at home. (photo)
11. This is __________ mother. Let’s go and say “Hello” to her. (Daming)
12. Those ________ Lily’s parents. (be)
13. The three __________ are my good friends. They are from America. (man)
14. Her __________ names are Lucy and Jim. (friend)
15. That __________ teacher can speak a little Chinese. (England)
2. That is his parent. (改为复数句)
3. These are my grandparents. (改为一般疑问句， 并作否定回答)
4. I’m English. (改为同义句)
5. Those are American children. (改为单数句)
6. What does your father do? (写出同义句)
1. That are my sisters, and they are at school.
2. What’s are these? They are photos.
3. My brother is in class 3.
4. My dad’s parents is on the right.
5. Those are my uncle’s son and daughter, my cousin.
6. These are Daming’s friend.
7. Is Helen and Bob Chinese?
8. He is a student and her name is Tom.
9. Is you brother a worker?
10. Dad, this’s my friend, Tom.
3. Jim是他们的儿子， Kate是他们的女儿。
Wu Dong has a good friend, and his name is Peter. He is from the USA. Wu Dong and Peter are in the same class. They go to school five days a week. They stay at home on Saturday and Sunday. Peter likes China and Chinese food. He likes rice cakes very much. At school they play ping-pong after school.
Wu Dong and Peter like making things. Now they are making a plane. They like flying planes on Sunday morning. Peter speaks English and a little Chinese. Wu Dong speaks Chinese and a little English. They teach each other.
1. Where does Peter come from?
A. The UK. B. The USA. C. China. D. Canada.
2. How many days are they at school each week?
A. Six. B. Seven. C. Five. D. Four.
3. What do they do after school?
A. They play ping-pong at home. B. They play ping-pong at school.
C. They make things at home. D. They make things at school.
4. What do they teach each other?
A. Wu Dong teaches Peter English and Peter teaches Wu Dong Chinese.
B. Wu Dong teaches Peter Chinese and Peter teaches Wu Dong English.
C. Wu Dong teaches Peter to play tennis.
D. Peter teaches Wu Dong to make a plane.
5. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Peter doesn’t like Chinese food.
B. Peter likes playing ping-pong and making things.
C. Peter speaks good English and Wu Dong speaks good Chinese.
D. Peter and Wu Dong don’t go to school on Saturday and Sunday.
14-year-old McKay Hatch is on duty. He wants kids and adults to stop using bad language. ___1___. The members of the club make sure not to use a bad word while talking.
It all began when McKay starter middle school. His friends who never used bad words, started to cuss because they thought it was cool.
___2___. So he decided to do something about it. He threw his friends a “no cussing challenge”. They agreed to it, but some kids said bad words were a part of their usual language, and that they did not know how to stop.
That’s when McKay decided to start the club. The members would help each other by reminding and helping each other not to cuss. ___3___.
McKay wanted adults and kids on the streets could become the members. He then decided to set up a website, called www. nocussing.com where kids and adults can become members by promising to stop using bad language. ___4___. Now McKay is very happy with the success
A Happy 2012 to all of you! We hope that you and your loved ones welcome the New Year in style. Now take a cup of hot coffee, sit back and see how the year is coming in some cities!
Australia is one of the first places to welcome the New Year in the world. People meet at the Sydney Harbor. This year, people can see the wonderful show on phones, and can also join in the fun over the radio.
Hong Kong, China
Hundreds of thousands of people will meet at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor to watch a wonderful show of fireworks. People will send off fireworks from the top of the city’s ten most famous buildings.
More than 250,000 people will meet on the banks of the River Thames in London, to watch a wonderful show of lights and sounds shooting out from the city’s Giant Ferris Wheel.
New York, USA
In New York, over one million people will meet at Times Square to watch the world famous crystal ball drop and the wonderful firework show. People will sing and dance on Times Square. They want to welcome the New Year by saying Happy New Year with friends.
1. Which of the four countries welcome the New Year first?
2. Where will people in Hong Kong watch a show of fireworks?
3. How did people in London welcome the New Year?
4. Where can we see the famous crystal ball?
5. What do people usually say on New Year’s Day?
A. B. C.
A. B. C.
5. What does the man want to buy?
A. A coat. B. A jacket. C. A shirt.
6. How much will the man pay?
A. $ 80. B. $100. C. $120.
7. Who did Tony go to the movie with?
A. His friends. B. His parents. C. His brother.
8. What does Tony think of the movie?
9. Where are the two speakers?
A. On a train.
B. On a plane. C. On a bus. C. In 4 hours. 10. How soon will the speakers arrive in Beijing? A. In 2 hours. B. In 3 hours.
11. What’s Linda’s problem?
A. She doesn’t feel well. B. She doesn’t work hard. C. She has no friends.
12. What will Mr. White talk about at the parents’ evening?
A. His country. B. Their daily life. C. Linda’s problem.
13. Why does the teacher invite Mr. White to speak at the parents’ evening?
A. To make other children notice Linda.
B. To help others understand Linda better.
C. To ask other parents to teach their children.
14. Who is Nancy’s talk for?
A. The teachers.
B. The students.
C. The older people.
15. What is Nancy mainly doing now?
A. Giving a lesson.
B. Predicting the future.
C. Making an advertisement.
16. What can you learn from Nancy’s talk?
A. The younger should take more exercise in late adulthood.
B. Changes of the old’s lifestyle are more important.
C. Lifestyle has a great influence on health.