People often say that the Englishman?s home is his castle. They mean that the home is very important and personal to him. Most people in Britain live in houses rather than flats, and many people own their homes. This means that they can make them individual（个体的）;They can paint them, and change them in any way they like. Most house have a garden, even if it is a very small one, and the garden is usually loved. The house and the garden are the private（私人的）space of the individual.
People usually like to mark their space. Are you sitting now in your home or on a train? Have you marked the space around yourself as your? If you are on the train you may put your coat or small bag on the seat beside you. If you share a flat you may have one corner or chair which is your own.
Once I was traveling on a train to London. I was in a section for four people and there was a table between us .The man on the space on my side of the table at all. I was angry. Maybe he thought that he owned the whole table. I had read a book about non-verbal communication, so I took various papers out of my bag and put them on his briefcase! When I did this he stiffened and his eyes nearly popped(瞪出)out of his head. I had invaded(侵犯)his space! A few minutes later I took my papers off his case in order to read them. He immediately moved his case to his side of the table. Of course, it is possible that he just wanted to be helpful to me!
If you are visiting another country you may feel that you don?t have any private space. Hotel rooms look much the same in every country in the world. All day long, you share public spaces with other people. You see the local people in their private spaces and you feel lonely and “outside”. Local people can create their private spaces by talking about things you don?t know about .And you even feel that they like you to be outside them so that they will enjoy being inside even more! This is one of the difficulties of being a traveler! But if you understand it then it helps you .Haven?t you enjoyed being part of a group and “owning” a bit of space?
1.The writer was angry as he was traveling on a train to London because______.
A. he had no place to sit.
B. Someone had invaded his “space”
C. too many people shared a section with him
D. some other people talked about things he didn?t know about
2. “… you feel lonely and ?outside?” in paragraph 4 means that_______.
A. you are alone outside the house
B. you feel lonely because you travel on your own
C. you are alone and therefore you go outside to have some fun
D. you feel lonely and you don?t belong to that place or that group of people
3.In Paragraph 4 ,the pronoun “them? refers to（所指） “___________”.
A. public spaces B. private spaces C. local people D. other countries
4. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A. British people dislike marking their space.
B. You always feel at home in another country.
C. Most British people prefer living in houses to flats.
D. You can?t mark your private space in a foreign country.
5. Tha main purpose of the passage is to tell readers to _______.
A. own private spaces by living in houses
B. have one corner of their own in public places
C. realize the importance of “space” in communication
D. create their private spaces by talking with local people
Who wants to carry a bulky bag to school? No children. Nobody wants one shoulder to be lower than the other, and paining（疼痛）too. In India, most of us would look at the reduction（减少）of textbooks as a way out. But in a country like America, there are always more choices. A company called go Reader has created a "school bag" which is the size of a laptop computer（笔记本电脑）, weighing about 2.5 kg. The go Reader has a color screen and can "hold" all the textbooks that a student may need, says a report in 'The Asian Age' newspaper.
The company plans to work closely with the publishers（出版商） of textbooks so that these books can be supplied on the Internet. All the students will have to do is to download（下载） their textbooks. Making notes and marking important parts of a lesson can be done just as lots of 2
students have done on their textbooks before.
At present, the plan is being tested out in a university. Richard Katzmann, the owner of the company is having his creation tested at Chicago's DePaul University, where he studied. Does that mean it is goodbye to the new paper, and the smell of the black ink?
1. What does the underlined word “bulky” in the first line mean?
A. light B. small C. big and heavy D. old
2. What would Indians do to solve（解决）the problem?
A. They would reduce the textbooks. B. They would tell the parents to help students.
C. They would tell the teachers to help students. D. They would take students to school by bus.
3. The writer may think that Americans have a ________ way to solve the problem.
A. more stupid B. worse C. better D. quicker
4 The go Reader may be a machine ________.
A. that can work as a teacher
C. that can cheat students B. that can be used as textbooks D. that can hurt students
5. When the new machine is used, it is possible that ________.
A. students might study harder
B. students might study at home
C. students might not need teachers
D. students might study without paper textbooks
“When can I get a cell phone?” The answer is when your parents think you need one, though many kids seem to be getting them around age 12 or 13. Some younger kids may have them because their parents see it as a matter of safety and convenience. For example, a kid can call mom and dad when sports practice is over. And a cell phone can give kids almost instant access(快捷通道) to their parents if something goes wrong or they need help. It can give parents quick access to their kids so they can check on them and make sure they?re OK.
If you do get a cell phone, make some rules with your parents, such as how many minutes you?re allowed to spend on the phone, when you can use your phone, when the phone must be turned off, 3
and what you will do if someone calls you too often, and so on.
You?ll also have to learn to take care of the phone in your life. Keep it charged(充电) and store it in the safe place so it doesn?t get lost. And whatever you do, don?t use it in the bathroom. I know someone who dropped her phone in the toilet!
1. Parents buy cell phones for their kids because ___________.
A. they think it is necessary
B. they think their kids are old enough
C. they have asked the author for advice
D. they want to follow their kids wherever they are.
2. The author of the passage ___________.
A. wants to describe how children use cell phones
B. knows nothing about when children can have a cell phone
C. may have done a survey on kids using cell phones
D. has been a teacher for many years
3. Which of the following is true?
A. It is too young for kids of 12 or 13 to get a cell phone.
B. A cell phone is useful for kids and their parents.
C. The author is against the idea of kids to have cell phones.
D. Most kids are considering having cell phones.
4. Who is the passage most probably written by?
A. Parents who have bought phones for their kids.
B. Someone who does cell phone business.
C. A teacher who cares most about school safety.
D. Someone who works for children?s education.
5 Which might not be a rule for kids with a cell phone?
A. Keep it on all the time.
B. Make a call if something goes wrong.
C. Don?t use it in the bathroom.
D. Take care not to lose it.
A recent report from Dazhou Daily says about 18% of Dazhou teenagers can have problems with their minds（内心，精神）. Some students become worried because they have to study very hard. Others have trouble getting on well with people like their parents and classmates.
Zhang Qiang, a Junior 2 student from Dazhou, could not understand his teachers in class and was doing badly in his lessons. He was afraid of exams. When he looked at the exam paper, he couldn?t think of anything to write.
Another student, a 15-year-old girl called Wu Yan from Guang?an often argued with her classmates even her parents because of some different ideas. She became so annoyed about them that she started to cut her finger with a knife.
However, many students who have problems won?t go for advice or help. Some think they will look stupid（愚蠢的） if they go to see a doctor. Others don?t want to talk about their secrets. In order to solve the teenagers? problems, here is some advice :
●Talk to your parents or teachers often.
●Take part in group activities and play sports.
●Go to see a doctor if you feel unhappy or unwell.
1. It is reported that students in Dazhou can have problems with their minds.
A. most B. many C. some D. all the
2.From the passage we know teenagers have problems with their minds because of .
A. their study B. getting on with other people
C. their hobbies D. A and B.
3. Wu Yan started to cut her finger with a knife because .
A. she couldn?t get on well with her classmates and even her parents
B. she could not understand her teachers in class
C. she was afraid of exams
D. she had no money for a new shirt
4. Why don?t the students who have problems want to go for help ?
A. Because they think no one will help them.
B. Because they don?t want to talk about their secrets and they think it?s stupid to see a doctor.
C. Because they think they can solve the problems by themselves.
D. Because they think the doctors could do nothing with their problems.
5. How many pieces of advice are given to the teenagers who have problems in this passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
The Water World Swimming Pool is open every day from eight o?clock in the morning until half past seven in the evening. It costs two dollars sixty to enter the pool. There is a special cheap price for students with a student card. The price is one dollar forty. But you must bring your student card with you.
On Wednesday morning the pool is only open to mothers and babies. So mothers can enjoy themselves in the water with their babies. Please leave your older children at home on Wednesday morning.
The new Water World Café will be open up on June 22nd. From the café you can watch the swimmers or enjoy a drink after you swim.
Please call 2105369 for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the Water World Swimming Pool.
1. How long is the Water World Swimming Pool open every day?
A. Eleven hours. B. Seven hours.
C. Eleven and a half hours. D. Seven and a half hours.
2. What is the price for students with a student card to enter the pool?
A. Two dollars. B. One dollar forty.
C. Two dollars sixty. D. One dollar.
3. A ten-year-old boy can?t go to the Water World Swimming Pool .
A. on Saturday B. on Sunday
C. on Wednesday afternoon D. on Wednesday morning
4. From the café you can watch the swimmers or enjoy a drink after you swim ___________.
A. on May 21st B. on May 22nd
C. on June 23rd D. on June 21st
5. This passage is a(n) .
A. advertisement B. note C. story D. slogan
Most people want to be happy, but few know how to find happiness. Money and success alone do not bring lasting happiness. Aristotle, a Greek thinker, said, “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” In other words, we make our own happiness. Here are a few suggestions to help you be happier. The first secret of happiness is to enjoy the simple things in life. Too often, we spend so much time thinking about the future —for example, getting into college or getting a good job —that we fail to enjoy the present. You should enjoy life?s simple pleasures, such as reading a good book, listening to your favorite music, or spending time with close friends. People who have several close friends often live happier and healthier lives.
Another secret to living a happy life is to be active, and have hobbies where you forget your problems and time. Many people experience this dancing, or playing a sport, such as swimming. You can forget about your problems, and only think about the activity. Finally, many people find happiness in helping others. Studies show that people feel good when they spend their time helping others. If you want to feel happier, do good things for someone. You can help a friend with his or her studies, go shopping to buy food for an elderly person, or simply help out around the house by washing the dishes.
1. The best title（标题）of the passage is ________.
A. Money Makes You Happy B. The Secrets of Happiness
C. Ideas for Helping Other People to Be Happy D. Good Friends Make You Happy
2. The second paragraph tells us that ________.
A. the more friends you have, the happier you will be
B. we shouldn?t think about our future
C. happiness is to enjoy the simple things in life.
D. some people fail to live a happy life
3. The passage gives us ________ pieces of advice on happiness.
A. one B. two C. three D. four
4. The writer thinks that ________.
A. everyone knows how to live a happier life
B. it?s wrong to spend time on work
C. hobbies take up too much time
D. doing good things for someone can make you happier
5. Which of the following is not mentioned in the passage?
A. Reading a good book.
C. Playing a sport. B. Traveling to a foreign country. D. Spending time with close friends.
Saturday, March 20,1010
Dear Mom and Dad,
The time has come: I?m graduating, and I thank you both for all your help during these 15 years. I still remember when you used to say, “You can be whatever you want” I?m so glad you are my parents, especially when I hear kids say they don?t get on well with theirs. I?m glad that you support（支持）me when I decide to do anything. You always try to help, and that?s important to me.
Dad, I remember when you first took me fishing. I loved going even though I never caught anything. I also remember when you would get angry with me. I realize you were only trying to show me the right way. When would cry, you would always be there to try to cheer me up. That?s 8
what I call a good, loving, caring dad. Sometimes you and Mom don?t agree with me, but you are there by my side in anything that I do, and that?s why I love you both so much.
Mom, I enjoy going out with you and having our happy time every Friday night, and I hope that never changes .I love telling you everything; the best part about you is that you listen. I?m glad we do a lot together .You love to have fun, and Dad does, too. You always give me your opinion and I listen.
Thank you for bringing me up.
1.Allison writes the letter to show ________to her parents.
A. wishes B. support C. help D. thanks
2.In Allison?s opinion, other kids of her age may_____their parents.
A. have problems with B. get on well with
C. like to talk to D. like to listen to
3.Father might get angry with her when Alilison _______.
A. didn?t accept him B. didn?t do things in the right way
C. didn?t catch any fish D. didn?t agree with her parents
4. The underlined part “and Dad does, too” in Paragraph 3 means “_______”.
A. and Dad is funny, too B. and so is Dad
C. and Dad has, too D. and Dad also loves to have fun
5 What makes Allison and her mother good friends?
A. Cheering up each other. B. Listening to each other and having fun together.
C. Encouraging each other. D. Going out together.
James is a good student and he has lots of friends，but he also has a problem．Some older boys are bullying(欺负)him at school．James is very unhappy and he doesn't know what to do about it．Here are some suggestions to him and other teenagers in this situation．
Don't feel worried．It's not your fault(过错)! Being bullied can make you feel very lonely and 9
angry，but you are not alone．Don't feel that you have to hide the problem．You should find a person you can trust，and tell them．It might be your teacher，your parents，or even your friend's parents．After you tell someone，you will get some support and feel some relief(解脱)．
Speaking to an adult might make you nervous，but here are other things you can do．Some people express their feelings more easily on paper．Write a letter to someone or keep a diary．Include all the details(细节)about what the bullies do, as well as when and where the bullying happens．You can use it as proof to show what is going on．And it is a wonderful idea to show your letter or diary to a teacher or another responsible adult．Then the bullies will feel very afraid if their names appear in a letter!
Also，don't show you are sad and don't try and fight with the bullies. You could get in trouble yourself. Ignore them and just walk away. The bullies will soon stop.
1. What do you think the text is trying to tell us?
A. What to do about being bullied.
B. How to be a good student at school.
C. What to write well in a diary.
D. How to give suggestions to teenagers.
2. Why does the text advise you not to feel worried if bullied?
A. Because you are not alone.
B. Because it is not your fault.
C. Because someone has known about it.
D. Because you' re doing something wrong.
3. You'd better go and find a person you can trust and ____.
A. know what happens B. learn from them
C. ask for help D. make them lonely
4. If you remember and follow the suggestions above, ____.
A. nobody will speak to the bullies
B. everybody will feel some relief
C. someone will express their feelings
D. the bullies will soon stop
5. What does the underlined word "ignore" mean in the text?
A. take no notice of B. take care of
C. make full use of D. get more help from
【答案】A B C D A
British people like good food, and more than half of them go to a restaurant every month. Fast food is also very popular— 30% of all adults have a hamburger every three months, but 46% have fish and chips!
British people don't do a lot of sports. Only 17% of people go swimming every week, about 9% go cycling and 8% play golf—and only 6% of people play football( but 32% go to watch it ). Cinema and TV
Films are very popular in Britain, and about 60% of people between 15 and 24 go to the cinema every month. At home, men watch TV for about three hours every day — two quarters more than women.
British people love going on holiday, and have 56 million holidays every year. Most of these holidays aren't in the UK—27% are in Spain,10% are in the USA, and 9% are in France. Maybe this is because the weather in Britain isn't very good!
1Which food could be more popular among British adults, a hamburger or fish and chips?
A. A hamburger. B. Fish and chips.
C. Both. D. Neither.
2Which of the followings can show the right percentage (百分比) about Sports in Britain?
3. Those who are interested in movies are ____.
A. men B. women
C. old people D. young people
4. How long do British women spend watching TV every day?
A. Three hours. B. Three hours and a half
C. Two hours D. Two hours and a half
5British people's favorite country for a holiday is ____.
A. Spain B. France C. America D. Australia
【答案】B C D D A
You want to know about my staying in America, right? Well, to tell you the truth, it is really an eye-opening experience study here.
In China, I had English classes five times a week since fifth grade. However, I didn?t know how different textbook English could be from everyday English until I came to Hotchkiss School, Connecticut.
When I first studied English, I was told to say, “I am fine.” when people say “How are you ?”But in the US,I found that people say, “I am good.” or “I?m tired.”
One day, someone greeted me with “What?s up?”It made me confused. I thought for a moment and then smiled because I didn?t know what to say.
Since then, I have discovered more and more differences between Chinese and US cultures.
To my surprise, US girls spend a lot of time in the burning sun to get a tan. However, in China, girls try every possible way to get their skin paler, or “whiter.”
I also surprised by how hard-working .US students are. In China, schoolwork is almost everything, so we study hard and that? it. But here, a “good” student gets good grades, does a lot for the public and plays sports or music.
The kids here are so talented, I am starting to be sorry that I gave up playing the piano at an early age and that I have never thought about sports.
1. According to the writer, textbook English is _________everyday English.
A. quite different from B. the same as C. more difficult than
2. What does the word “tan ”in the sixth paragraph mean in Chinese?
A晒黑 B晒白 C 能量
3.A good US student spends his/her time ________.
A. only in doing homework
B. only on sports or music
C. on studies, sports or music and public work
4. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The writer is now in US.
B. American girls love to have white skin.
C.US students are talented and hard-working.
5. Which is the best title for the passage?
A. My Own Travel in the US
B. My Studying in the Scummy Opinion about the US 答案:AACBB