Reading newspapers has become an important part of everyday life. Some people read newspapers as the first thing to do in the morning. Others read newspapers as soon as they have free time during the day so that they can learn what is happening in the world.
Sometimes, we do not have enough time to read all the news carefully, so we just take a quick look at the front page. At other times, we may be in such a hurry that we only have a few minutes to look at the headlines of the passage.
Newspapers can be found everywhere in the world. We can get many different kinds of newspapers in big cities, but in some mountain villages we can see few newspapers.
Some newspapers are published once a week, but most of the papers are published once a day with many pages, some even published (出版) twice a day! You know different people enjoy reading different newspapers. Some like world news, and others prefer short stories. They just choose what they are interested in.
Today newspapers in English have the largest numbers of readers in the world. The English language is so popular that many Chinese students are reading English newspapers such as China Daily or 21st Century. Also they bring us more and more information with the Internet.
1. People read newspapers in order to ________.
A. learn the latest news B. meet their own different needs
C. read the short stories D. find the morning news
2. From the passage we can see that ________ when people get newspapers.
A. they read them very carefully B. they just read the headlines
C. not everyone reads all the pages D. they have no time to read them
3. Newspapers have so many pages because ________.
A. more and more people like to read them B. people enjoy reading something different
C. newspapers become cheaper D. more pages mean more money
4. Newspapers ________ are the most popular in the world.
A. in English B. in Chinese C. in other languages D. with many pages
5. According to the passage, besides newspapers, people also get information from ________.
A. magazines B. advertisements C. e-mails D. the Internet
Do you think reading is a good hobby for us?
First, reading is fun. You can always keep yourself happy if you like reading. You will never feel bored.
Next, you can read a book anywhere --- in a car, in the park, or even in the bathroom. All you need is a book!
Another reason for reading is that it is useful. If you read as a hobby, you will get better and better at it. And you will read faster and find it easier to understand what you read. As your reading skills improve, you will find your schoolwork becomes easier.
Some people say that reading is out of date (过时的). This is not true. You can read on computers, and the more you read, the better your computer skills will be.
Good readers may become writers, too. They always have more things to write about.
Reading is a wonderful hobby. Why not start reading right now?
1. From the passage, we can know reading can always keep us ________.
A. bored B. happy C. happy D. sleepy
2. Where can you read a book according the passage?
A. Anywhere. B. Only on a plane.
C. When you are driving a car. D. Only in the park.
3. How many reasons about reading are mentioned in the passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
4. It is ________ that reading is out of date.
A. true B. not true C. sure D. right
5. What does the passage mainly tell us?
A. Reading is a good hobby. B. You can read on computers.
C. Good readers must be good writers. D. How to improve our reading skills.
Mrs. Smith had two children. One is Sandy, eight years old, and ___1___ was Kitty, four years old. Sandy went to school, ___2___ Kitty did not. When Sandy was at home, he often played with Kitty while their mother was cooking or washing or cleaning, and he was usually very ___3___ to his little sister. Mrs. Smith was free to do her work quietly.
One Saturday morning, the two children were playing in the garden while their mother ___4___ lunch. They played happily. Suddenly, Kitty began to ___5___ and ran into the kitchen to her mother. Mrs. Smith stopped cooking and asked, “___6___ are you crying, Kitty?” “Sandy broke my toy horse,” Kitty answered, crying with a big ___7___. “How did he ___8___ it?” her mother asked. Kitty ___9___ crying, but didn’t answer for a moment. Then she said, “I hit him ___10___ the head with it.”
1. A. another B. the other C. other D. each
2. A. and B. or C. but D. because
3. A. kind B. rude C. important D. brave
4. A. cooked B. was cooking C. was cooked D. cook
5. A. laugh B. talk C. shout D. cry
6. A. What B. Why C. Where D. When
7. A. mouth B. ear C. eye D. nose
8. A. take B. bring C. break D. cut
9. A. loved B. stopped C. enjoyed D. began
10. A. at B. to C. in D. on
This story happened thousands of years ago. Two women lived in the same building. They each had a baby and the babies were of an age. One night one of the babies died suddenly, and its mother changed it for the other woman’s baby while that woman was sleeping.
The next morning they had a quarrel, “No, this is my child. The dead one is yours,” said the
other. Each one wanted the living baby, so they went to see King Solomon, who was thought to be the cleverest king at that time.
When King Solomon heard the story, he said, “Bring a knife. Cut the baby in two, and give each woman one half.” “That’s very fair. What a clever King you are!” said the dead baby’s mother. “Give her my child. Let it be hers! But don’t kill the child. Oh, King!” cried the other woman in tears.
King Solomon pointed to the woman in tears and said, “Give the child to her, for she is the baby’s mother!”
1. The two women ________.
A. were sisters C. didn’t know each other
B. were good friends D. lived in the same building
2. The two babies were ________.
A. of the same age C. in the same family
B. both dead at last D. cut in two
3. How did the dead baby’s mother get the living baby?
A. She gave birth to the living baby herself.
B. The other woman gave her baby to her.
C. She changed her dead baby for the living baby.
D. Solomon gave the living baby to her.
4. King Solomon decided the woman in tears was the child’s mother because ________.
A. she cried harder than the other woman
B. she said the King was fair and clever
C. the other woman was in great need of the baby
D. she loved her baby deeply and wanted her baby safe
5. From the story we know that King Solomon ________.
A. was not clever at all
B. was really a clever king
C. had already known who was the baby’s mother
D. really wanted to cut the baby in two
Many things can affect our feelings, such as environment, people and the way we think of things.
The ___1___ affects your feelings in an unspoken way. If the environment around you is pleasant, you are most likely to be a ___2___ person. On the other hand, if your environment is ___3___ fighting and argument, it might be easier for you to feel sad.
The people around us affect us ___4___ than the environment. The way they talk, the way they act and react, and the way they live can ___5___ our feelings easily. Many people like to copy other people in someway. For example, if you like their writing styles, you might find yourself ___6___ how they write.
The last one is the way we ___7___ things. Different people take different actions when they face the same thing, which shows people their feelings. For example, all people around you have yellow hair ___8___ you. You could say, “Why do I have black hair while ___9___ has yellow hair?” or you could also say, “Oh! I have black hair, so I must be very special!” Can you see the
___10___ between these? 1. A. people B. environment 2. A. happy B. pleasing 3. A. afraid of B. fond of 4. A. easily B. easier 5. A. influence B. know 6. A. copy B. copying 7. A. look at B. listen to 8. A. except B. including 9. A. else everyone B. anyone else 10. A. trouble B. difference
C. way C. sad C. full of C. easy C. tell C. copied C. find out C. besides C. everyone else C. problem D. time D. sorry D. tired of D. more easily D. understand D. to copy D. think of D. like
D. else anyone D. style
1. ---________ is a ticket for the film Hacker III?
---About forty yuan. A. How old B. How many C. How much D. How often 2. ---________ sweater is this?
---It can’t be Tom’s. It’s too small for him. A. Whose B. Who C. What D. Which 3. ---What’s the ________ of the shirt?
---It’s one hundred yuan. A. colour B. size C. prize D. price 4. ---How much ________ the shoes?
---Fifteen dollars ________ enough. A. is; is B. are; is C. are; are D. is; are 5. Excuse me. The T-shirt is good. May I ________?
A. try it on B. try on it C. try them on D. try on them 6. ---________ bowl of mutton soup would you like?
---A big bowl, please. A. What size B. What big C. How much D. How size 7. Oh, it ________ so nice. What beautiful music it is.
A. smells B. sounds C. tastes D. looks 8. ---________?
---Father’s Day is coming. I’d like to buy a present for my father. A. How much would you like C. What can I do for you? B. What colour do you want D. What size would you like 9. ---Thanks for the delicious food.
---________. A. No, thanks B. That’s right C. All right D. My pleasure 10. We live in Shanxi Province. She’s our beautiful home. We all love ________.
A. him B. them C. it D. her 11. ---________ is the price of the MP4?
A. Who B. How C. What D. How much
12. It ________ me 15 minutes to go to school on my bike. A. costs B. spends C. takes D. pays for
13. It usually ________ Mum about half an hour to cook supper. A. pays B. takes C. spends D. costs
14. Excuse me, is there _________ in today’s newspaper?
A. something new B. new something C. anything new
15. ---The sweater is very nice. I’ll take it.
---But you’d better ________ first. I think it is a little large for you.
A. pay for it B. put it on C. put it off D. try it on
16. We have to ________ two hundred yuan for the books and magazines. A. take B. spend C. cost D. pay
17. ---What do you think of the zongzi? ---They ________ delicious. Are they made by our mother?
A. sound B. taste C. feel D. look
18. ---How much is the ticket to Central Park?
---A one-way ticket ________ $40, and you can ________ another $20 for a round trip.
A. costs; pay B. cost; spend C. pay; spend D. spends; pay
19. ---Can I help you, boy?
---Yes. There is ________ wrong with my bike.
A. something B. anything C. everything D. nothing
20. ---Wow! How beautiful! ________ flowers are these?
---Today is Mother’s Day. They are for ________, Mum.
A. Which; you B. Which; yours C. Whose; yours D. Whose; you 翻译句子