foreign fast food, popular, like, clean, service, fast and convenient （方便的）, too much
Foreign fast food is popular in China many students like eating it. They like eating in fast food restaurants because most of them are clean and the service is fast and convenient. But fast food has too much salt, sugar and fat, and it too much bad for people?s health.
the fast food is not very healthy to us, I like it because it is quite different from Chinese food and it tastes good. When we hold a party, we usually choose eating there. But foreign fast food very often. If we eat it only once a month, we needn?t worry about anything.
After three years of staying together, you will say goodbye to your teachers soon. You must have much to say to your teachers.
We want to know:
What you want to say to your English teacher most.
Why you want to say so
What you want to tell her about your future plan
Dear Mrs. Guo,
I want to say ?Thank you? most at the moment when I have to say goodbye to you.
I really appreciate what you have done for me. I used to be too shy to speak English in front of the class. 2
You found my problem and helped me out. I can still remember your smile on the day when I won the first prize in the English speech contest. It was you who gave me the confidence.
I have a dream of going to the Beijing University in the future. Though it?s hard for me, I?m sure your love will encourage me to achieve.
A young man was about to finish school. For a long time he had to get a beautiful sports car. He knew his father could well 27 it, so he told him that a sports car was all he wanted.
Then on the morning of his graduation（毕业）,he was called to his father’s room. His father told him how 28 he was to have such a fine son, and told him how 29 he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful gift box. 30 , the young man opened the box and found a lovely Bible（圣经）with his name on it. Angrily, he raised his 31 to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible? ” He then 32 out of the house, leaving the Bible.
Many years passed and the young man was very 33 in business, and had a beautiful home and a wonderful family. 34 that his father was very old, he thought perhaps he should go to see him. He had not seen him 35 that graduation day. Before he could go, he received a 36 telling him that his father had died. He had to go home immediately and take 37 of the things that his father left him.
When he began to search through his father?s important papers, he saw the still new Bible, 38 as he had left it years ago. He opened the Bible and began to 39 the pages. As he was reading, a car key with a tag（标牌） dropped from 3
the back of the Bible. On the tag was the 40 of his graduation, and the words “PAID IN FULL”. Sadness and regret（悔恨）filled his heart. 26. A．expected 27. A．afford 28. A．excited 29. A．far
B．believed C．enjoyed B．spend B．proud B．much B．Tired B．head
C．cost D．pay C．angry C．long
D．Relaxed D．sound D．rushed D．successful D．Realizing
30. A．Interested 31. A．hand 32. A．looked 33. A．careful 34. A．Wanting 35. A．on 36. A．bag
C．Surprised C．voice C．walked
C．wonderful C．Noticing C．after C．phone C．notes C．always C．turn C．test
B．ticket B．part B．only B．open B．date
37. A．care 38. A．just 39. A．use
A Dear Sir,
I am writing to you about my stay at your hotel. My wife and I arrived on Saturday, 15th May and stayed for a week. Though we were treated well and found the service excellent, we think there are one or two matters we should bring your attention.
1. We had hoped for a nice holiday from our busy work lives, and your advertisement said “comfortable and quiet”. We want to have a chance to enjoy ourselves. However, we were always waken up by the noise every morning. Is it really necessary for the workers to start their repair work so early?
2. We had hoped to swim in your “wonderful pool”. To our disappointment(失望), we found that it was closed for the whole time of our stay.
I hope you do not mind my writing to you about these things, but I would be happy if you could give me some explanation. As I said at the start, it is a pity, and your service is so good in other fields.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Mr Hector Bradley
（ ）1. Whom is Mr Hector Bradley probably writing this letter to?
A. His friend. B. The owner of a hotel. C. An editor. D. His father.
（ ）2. When did they get to the hotel?
A. On 15th May. B. Three days ago. C. Last year. D. On a cold winter morning.
（ ）3. What?s the main idea of the second paragraph (段落)?
A. The hotel was very comfortable and quiet. B. The workers in the hotel were very hard-working. C. He thought the hotel hadn?t provided them a quiet place. D. The service in the hotel was very excellent.
（ ）4. What did Mr Bradley think about the swimming pool?
A. He felt disappointed because the swimming pool was closed for the whole time of their stay. B. He felt disappointed because the swimming poop was too small. C. He felt pleased with it because he had a good time there. D. He found it really wonderful, just like what was said in the advertisement.
（ ）5. What kind of letter is it?
A. An invitation letter. B. A thank-you letter.
C. A recommendation letter D. A complaint letter.
Proverbs(谚语) are quite common in spoken English. We don?t normally put them in a composition or
a letter. Sometimes it is helpful if you know what common proverbs mean. Here are a few examples.
1) “Once bitten, twice shy.” If a dog bites me, I shall be twice as careful in future when I see it. This
proverb is also used to apply（适用） to many things and not only to dogs. If you have been cheated at a
shop, you will not go the same shop again.
2) “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush（树丛）.” If I am a hunter, trying to catch birds, it is better to
catch one than to see two birds in a bush but not able to catch them. Thus this means that what you have
already got is better than the chance of being able to get something bigger in future.
3) “Too many cooks spoil the broth (soup)”. When too many people do something, they get in each other?s
way and do a bad job.
4) “To pour oil on troubled waters” is to try to calm things down. Oil is lighter than water. If a ship is in
trouble at sea, another ship may come to help it. The second ship can send small boats to rescue （营救）
people. However, it may first pour oil on the sea to make the sea less rough.
5) “Don?t be a dog in a manger( 槽 )”means“ Don?t be selfish.” In a stable ( 马房 ), the manger is the
place where the horse?s food is put. Sometimes a dog will sleep in the manger and bark when a horse
comes to get its food. The dog does want to eat the food in the manger but it will not let the horse eat it.
6) “He is sitting on the fence（围墙） ” means that somebody will not say whether he is in favor of a plan or
against it. He is sitting on a fence between two opposing sides, perhaps waiting to see which side will
7) “He who pays the piper（吹笛者） calls the tune.” A piper is a musician. The man who employs or pays
a musician can say what tunes the man will play. Thus this means that if a man provides the money for a
plan, he can say how it will be carried out.
8) “You can?t get blood out of a stone” means that you cannot get something from a person who has not got
any of the things you want. e. g. you cannot get a million dollars from a poor man.
（ ）6. Peter has a bicycle which is much too small for him but he does not want to let his younger
brother ride on it. His mother is angry and says to him: ______.
A. You can?t get blood out of a stone
C. The early bird gets the worm B. Don?t be a dog in a manger D. To pour oil on troubled waters
（ ）7. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had a quarrel. Their friend, Mr. Brown, want to talk to them. When he came
back, he told his wife that he had been trying to help the Smiths by ______.
A. pouring oil on troubled waters B. getting blood out of a stone
D. sitting on the fence C. being a dog in a manger
（ ）8. Mr. Wang paid for a new school. Some people didn?t like the design of the school but they didn?t
argue with Mr. Wang because ______.
A. he was sitting on the fence B. once bitten, twice shy
C. he who pays the piper calls the tune D. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
（ ）9. Mrs. Lin wanted to buy a new dress. Her husband suggested that she buy it from a shop near their
home. Mrs. Lin disagreed because she had been cheated by that shop. So she said :“I won?t go there
again because ______.”
A. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
C. once bitten, twice shy
B. I am sitting on the fence D. too many cooks spoil the broth 6
（ ）10. Mr. Brown had quite a good job in Hong Kong but he thought that if he went to Singapore, he
might get a much better job with more money and a larger house. His wife didn?t want him to leave
his job in Hong Kong and she reminded him that ______.
A. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush B. too many cooks spoil the broth
C. you can not get blood out of a stone D. To pour oil on troubled waters
What?s the meaning of “dark horse”? It?s someone who wins when no one expects it.
Han Xiaopeng took China?s first gold on snow. He became an Olympic “dark horse” last Thursday by
winning the gold medal in men?s freestyle aerial skiing(自由式滑雪空中技巧) at Turin in Italy. He made two almost perfect jumps for the highest score. Han had never won a world gold medal before, let alone(更不用说) in the Olympics!
“I never thought this would happen,” said the 23-year-old. “I feel like I?m in a dream.” It?s China?s
second gold medal at the Turin Olympics. But more important, Han?s gold was the country?s first ever in a snow sport. In 2002, China?s Yang Yang won the gold for speed skating at the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US.
Just because Han?s win was unexpected doesn?t mean that he didn?t work hard.
Han grew up in Jiangsu Province. Before he started his training on snow, he used to be an acrobat(杂技
演员) at a circus. In 1995, a coach found his talent(才能). The coach, Yang Er?qi, said Han had the agility(灵活性) and courage to be a ski jumper. When Yang first took the 12-year-old to northern China, the boy couldn?t swim, skate or ski. But he wasn?t afraid of the high platform(跳台) and kept on training.
Han almost left the sport after hurting his knee months before the Salt Lake Games. In that Olympics
he only got 24th. “I was hopeless at that time, but my family and the coach stood firmly(坚强地) behind me, helping me through,” he recalled.
Han Xiaopeng worked so hard that he won the gold medal in the Olympics at last. Because of his success, more and more people in China are becoming interested in skiing. We are proud of him and we hope he will have another big success in the next winter Olympics.
（ ）11. What does ?dark horse? mean? It means _____________.
A. a horse which is dark B. someone who is expected to win
C. a horse which likes living in the dark D. someone whose win is unexpected
（ ）12. Where did Han Xiaopeng take China?s first gold on snow?
A. In China . B. In Italy. C. In America. D. In Australia.
（ ）13. What made the coach, Yang Er?qi, choose Han Xiaopeng to be a ski jumper?
A. He had the agility and wasn?t afraid of the high platform.
B. He was good at skiing though he was only 12 years old.
C. He was born in the north of China and liked sports on snow.
D. He had the talent and he had won a world gold medal before.
（ ）14. Which of the following sentences is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. He was 23 when he won the gold medal at the winter Olympics.
B. He made two almost perfect jumps and got the highest score.
C. No one had won the gold before Han Xiaopeng at the winter Olympics.
D. He never gave up even though he had faced many difficulties.
（ ）15. What is the best title for this passage?
A. A Dark Horse at the Winter Olympics B. A Wonderful Match
C. A Hopeless Snow Game D. An Exciting Horse Race