Last summer, 15-year-old Bob had a problem. Like a lot of children. Bob was interested in doing many things. He liked dancing most and wanted to join a dancing group. But Bob’s high school didn’t have a boys’ dancing group but a girls’ group. He tried to join the girls’ group. And he made it.
Bob thought his problem was over after he had been one of the dancers in the dancing group. But a bigger problem was just beginning. The school didn’t allow Bob to stay in the girls’ group. “If we let Bob stay in the group,” the school said, “other boys will want to join. Soon, there won’t be any girls in the group." They took Bob off the group.
Bob was very angry about it, so he went to a judge（法官）. The judge said it was not a right decision and told the school to let Bob go back to the dancing group.
( )1. Bob’s favorite was ______ .
A. singing B. dancing C. drawing D. driving
( )2. It was difficult for Bob to join the school dancing group because _______.
A. the school only had a girls’ dancing group B. the school didn’t allow boys to dance
C. the group had enough dancers already D. he was not a good dancer
( )3. The school worried that ______ if Bob stayed in the group.
A. nobody would watch their dance B. other boys would join and the girls might leave
C. other schools might laugh at them D. the parents would be angry about it
( )4. The judge thought the school’s decision was ______.
A. useful B. necessary C. right D. wrong
( )5. We can infer（推断）that Bob felt _______ when he went back to the group.
A. hungry B. sad C. happy D. sure
We have arrived in the hot, wet city of Bangkok. This is our first trip to Thailand（泰国）. All the different smells make us want to try the food. We are going to eat something special for dinner tonight. The hotel we are staying in is cheap, and very clean. We plan to stay here for a few days, visit some places in the city, and then travel to Chiang Mai in the North.
Tuesday, March 27th
Bangkok is wonderful and surprising! The places are interesting. We visited the famous market which was on water, and saw a lot of fruits and vegetables. Everything is so colorful, and we have taken hundreds of
photos already! Later today we will leave for Chiang Mai. We will take the train north, stay in Chiang Mai for two days, and then catch a bus to Chiang Rai.
Our trip to Chiang Rai was long and boring. We visited a small village in the mountains. The village people here love the quiet life -- no computers or phones. They are the kindest people I have ever met. They always smile and say “hello”. Kathy and I can only speak a few words of Thai, so smiling is the best way to show our kindness. I feel good here and hope to be able to come back next year.
( )6. The diaries above show the writer’s ______ days in Thailand.
A. 3 B. 7 C. 15 D. 30
( )7. It seems that visitors ______ in Bangkok.
A. often feel hungry B. can always find cheap things
C. can’t take any photos D. can enjoy themselves
( )8. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Chiang Mai is a beautiful city in the south of Thailand.
B. The writer left Chiang Mai for Chiang Rai by bus.
C. Chiang Rai is a boring city in the mountains.
D. The writer is traveling alone in Thailand.
( )9. The people in the village _______.
A. are friendly to others B. like to speak English
C. are very weak D. hope to live in the cities
( )10. What is the best title（标题）for the whole diary?
A. My First Travel B. The Outside World
C. Traveling in Thailand D. A Country on the Train
A Trip to the Forest
One day Bob took two of his friends into the mountains. They put up their tents and then rode off to a forest to see how the trees were growing.
In the afternoon when they were about ten kilometres from their camp（营地）, it started to snow. More and more snow fell. Soon Bob could hardly see his hands before his face. He could not find the road. Bob knew there were two roads. One road went to the camp, and the other went to his house. But all was white snow. Everything was the same. How could he take his friends back to the camp?
Bob had an idea. The horses! Let the horses take them back! But what would happen if the horses took the road to his house? That would be a trip of thirty-five kilometres in such cold weather!
It was getting late. They rode on and on. At last the horses stopped. Where were they? None of them could tell. John looked around. What was that under the tree? It was one of their tents!
1. John and his two friends went to the forest to ________.
A. build their camp B. find their way home
C. enjoy the mountains in the snow D. watch the trees in the forest
2. They could not find their way back because ________.
A. there was only one road to their camp
B. they couldn’t decide which of the two roads led to their tents
C. there were no roads in the mountains at all
D. everything was covered by the white snow
3. It is clear that they wanted the horses to take them to _______.
A. John’s house B. the camp C. the forest D. the mountains
4. A. The horses stopped because _______.
A. it was getting late
B. they were tired after running for a long way
C. they knew that they had got to the camp
D. they had seen John’s house
5. The story happened _______.
A. on a cold winter day
B. on a dark snowy evening
C. in a cold camp far from villages
D. at night when nothing could be seen
Key: 1. D 2. D 3. B 4. C 5. A
Mexico's neighbours are the United States to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south. Mexico is about one quarter of the size of the United States. Mexico has more than ninety million people. The language of Mexico is Spanish. This makes Mexico the world's largest Spanish-speaking country.
Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The city is also very high. It is 7349 feet high (2240 metres). This makes it one of the highest capital cities in the world. The population, of Mexico City grows bigger every day. About thirty million people live there. It has more people than any other city in the world, even more than Tokyo.
Mexico also has its specialities. Many of the foods we eat started in Mexico. Foods like beans, maize,
avocados, tomatoes, peanuts, chili peppers, vanilla, and chocolate come from Mexico. Mexico is also famous for its cactus (仙人掌) plants. Mexico has more kinds of cactus than any other country.
(Words: 161 Minutes: 3 )
1. Mexico is ____the USA.
A. on the south of B. on the north of C. a part of D. as large as
2. Mexicans speak______.
A. English B. Spanish C. French D. Latin(拉丁语)
3. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico.
B. The population of Mexico City is 30,000,000.
C. Tokyo is one of the cities with the largest population.
D. Mexico City is the highest city in the world.
4. Tomatoes were originally (最初) grown in ______.
A. America B. Spain C. Tokyo D. Mexico
5. The best title (题目) of the passage is ___.
A. Mexico City B. Mexico's plants
C. Mexico D. Mexico's population
[Key] 1. A 2. B 3. D 4. D 5. C