I.根据短文内容选择最佳答案。 (易, 限时4minutes, 20seconds)
One day, an old man came to a village. He told people he had a strange magic power. He wanted to choose the best, the most sensible（懂事的） ing’s mother said, “My son is the best, the most sensible and . He sings very well. Please choose him.” Qi Qi’s mother said, “My son is the best and theway.” Only Wen Wen’s mother didn’t sayher, “Do you have a son?” “Yes. He is ” said the mother.
three children. “Come here and help me carry,” Ming Ming’s mother shouted. But Ming Ming said, “No, I help you. I will sing.” Qi Qi ran away as soon as he saw his mother. “Mother, let me help you,” Wen Wen carried water away for his mother. “ Only this child is the best, the most sensible and the cleverest,” said the old man.
Wen Wen became the old man’s pupil. He grew up.
1. A. pupil B. worker C. son D. teacher 2. A. fathers B. pupils C. mothers D. children 3. A. more clever B. clever C. cleverer D. cleverest 4. A. housework B. homework C. reading D. skating 5. A. nothing B. any thing C. something D. anything 6. A. special B. important C. good D. bad 7. A. comes B. go C. came D. went 8. A. water B. fruit C. clothes D. table 9. A. didn’t B. won’t C. don’t D. haven’t 10 A. learned B. taught C. improved D. got
II.根据短文内容选择最佳答案。 (适中, 限时4minutes, 40seconds)
Many people think the more time is spent, the more work will be done. So students have to spend the whole __1__ doing schoolwork except the three meals. It is __2__ to see students struggling (挣扎) in a sea of schoolwork both at school and at home.
Modern students usually have many __3__. They love music and sports. They like reading and watching TV. A two-day weekend can get them __4__ from too much schoolwork, and they can do what they like. But still teachers do not think about it. __5__ they have too much schoolwork, they have no time to enjoy themselves. Students are really tired of their weekend homework. So they usually don’t do their weekend homework __6__ Sunday night. And there is not enough time but much work; students have to finish it carelessly. The __7__ weekend homework makes teachers angry.
Things always get __8__ without right ideas. Too much schoolwork makes students lose interest in learning. It’s also bad for their health.
A horse runs faster after a __9__. But for students only rest is not enough. So such a condition should be __10__ to give students both pleasure and knowledge.
Please give students less homework but leave them more free time. 1. A. day B. morning C. afternoon D. week 2. A. never B. common C. glad D. hardly 3. A. books B. interests C. sports D. friends 4. A. busy B. pleased C. away D. tired
5. A. For B. With C. Though D. Because 6. A. until B. when C. at D. on 7. A. good B. poor C. careful D. happy 8. A. better B. afraid C. worse D. wonderful 9. A. minute B. moment C. meal D. rest
10. A. kept B. changed C. same D. different III.根据短文内容选择最佳答案。 (难, 限时5minutes, 10seconds)
A young man and an old man were waiting for a bus at a station. They sat next to each other. “What’s that in your bag?” asked the young man, pointing to the big bag beside the old “Money,” answered the old man. The young man could ___2_____ believe his own ears. “What?” he said to himself in surprise, “So much money? My God! How I ___3______ to be able to get so much money!” Then he began to think about how to get the money.
The old man ____4____ tired and it seemed that he could hardly keep his eyes open.
“Are you tired, sir?” asked the young man. “Then you’d better lie down on the chair and have a good rest. Don’t worry ___5______ the bus. I’ll wake you up in time.”
“All right. It’s very kind of you, young man. ” The old man lay down and by and by he fell asleep.
The young man took the big bag carefully. ___6______ when he was just going to run away, he found a corner of his expensive coat was ____7_____ the old man’s body. Several times he tried to pull it out, but he couldn’t. At last he took off his ___8______ and went away with the bag.
The young man ran out of the station as quickly as his ____9_____ could carry him. He reached a place, where he thought the old man couldn’t ____10_____ him, then he stopped and quickly opened the bag.
To his surprise, there was nothing but old newspapers in it. He hurried to the station at once. But when he got there, he found the old man was gone. 1. A. man B. station C. driver D. corner 2. A. surely B. really C. nearly D. hardly 3. A. like B. love C. hate D. wish 4. A. was B. felt C. looked D. became 5. A. of B. about C. for D. at 6. A. So B. And C. But D. Because 7. A. above B. under C. over D. in 8. A. shoes B. shirt C. coat D. cap 9. A. legs B. foot C. friend D. bike 10. A. watch B. notice C. find D. meet
Keys: I.1-5 ACDAD 6-10 ACABA II.1-5 ABBCD 6-10 ABCDB III. 1-5 BAADB 6-10CDCDB
A man came home from work late, tired and found his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. "____1__ " " $20 an hour." replied the man. "Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down.
Looking up, he said, "___2___" The father felt angry with the little boy. The son quietly went to his room and shut the door. After about an hour, the man had calmed down, and started to think. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door." __3___" said the man, "Here's the $10 you asked for." The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you, daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father. " ___4___" the little boy said, "Daddy, I have $20 now. ___5___ Please come home early
Have you ever met anyone of your age from America? Do you think you would have a lot in common with middle school students there?
With only one look, you can see lots of differences. For example, classes in American schools are smaller than yours. Most classes have no more than 30 students. Most students in the US don’t wear school uniforms. And they don’t have group exercises each day as the way you do. If they saw your exercises, they would think you were very strange!
In fact, Chinese students and American students have very different lives.
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning? It’s probably your lessons at school. Chinese students are very hard-working, always under lots of stress from their parents and teachers.
Chinese students study hard at night, and sometimes even on the weekend because their exams are very important.
For Chinese students, school is life, but not for American students. They don’t have to worry about passing exams all the time, so they can spend time in and out of school doing things they enjoy. Kids do different things for fun, like playing sports, making music or surfing the Web.
But many American teachers think that just studying hard isn’t enough to make a good student. They encourage students to become well-rounded by trying lots of different things.
加勒比海—（火山）’s more, great each year for their Caribbean family vacation.
weather. They are so suitable for . It has the top family resorts（旅游胜地）and you can find (私人的)water parks.
people thinking the Caribbean is a good place for families to go.
Keys: (A)1-5 CEABD
(B) 1. don’t wear school uniforms 2. very important, school is life 3. under lots of stress
4. do things they enjoy/do things for fun 5. study hard at night, even on the weekend (C)1. place 2. something 3. from 4. beaches 5. interest 6. because 7. families 8. anywhere 9. even 10. offering 11. theirs 12. that 13. however 14. won’t 15. own