Lucky and unlucky
In some foreign countries, some people do not like the number 13. They don?t think 13 is a lucky number. For example, they don?t like to live on the thirteenth floor.
My friend Jack has got the same idea. One day, he asked some friends to dinner, When all of his friends arrived, he asked them to sit around the dinner table. He began to count the people in his mind while they were having the delicious food. Suddenly, he cried out,“ Oh, there are thirteen people here!?? Everybody?s face turned white except Mr Brown. He said slowly with a smile on his face,“ Don?t worry, dear friends! We have fourteen people here. My wife will have a baby in a few weeks. She?s in the family way now.”
All of them became happy again.“ Congratulations!” they said to Mr and Mrs Brown. They enjoyed the nice food and had a good time that evening.
foreign [f??rin] adj. 外国的，外交的
example [iɡ?zɑ:mpl] n. 例子； 榜样；
slowly [?slo?li] adv. 缓慢地，慢吞吞地
Read carefully and choose the right answer.
( ) 1. ____ were asked to dinner that day.
A Jack and I B Some of my friends
C 14 people D Some of Jack?s friends
( ) 2. Jack began to count the people_____.
A before dinner B at dinner time
C after dinner D when they came in
( ) 3. My friend Jack____ the number 13.
A likes B doesn?t C has got D wants
( ) 4. Why did their faces turn white when Jack said there were13 people?
A Because the table was too small
B Because they needed another person
C Because they thought 13 was a lucky number
D Because they thought 13 was an unlucky number
( ) 5. All the people became happy again____.
A when I went in B because they had a good time
C because the food was delicious
D because they heard they had one more person there
An old woman wants to go to New York to see her son. She gets up early and gets to the station at nine o?clock in the morning. When does the train come and leave? She is very worried. She stops a boy and asks him.
The boy looks at the woman and says, “tu: tu: tu: tu: tu:” The old woman sits in a chair and thinks and thinks. Then she says, “Oh, I see.” 能力测试
1. Read and write “T” or “F”.
(1). The woman is young. ( )
(2).The boy does not tell her the time. ( )
(3).The woman gets up early. ( )
(4).The train comes in the afternoon. ( )
(5).The woman knows the time at last . ( )
2. Read and choose.
A.1:58 B. 9:00 C. 2:02
(1) The woman gets to the sation at in the morning.
(2) The train comes at (3) The train leaves at in the afternoon.
Once there was a boy in Toronto. His name was Jimmy. He started drawing when he was three years old, and when he was five he was already very ___1___ at it. He drew many beautiful interesting pictures, and many people ___2___ his pictures. They thought this boy was going to be ___3___ when he was a little older, and then they were going to ___4___ these pictures for a lot of money.
Jimmy?s pictures were quite different from other ___5___ because he never drew on all of the paper. He drew on ___6___ of it, and the other half was always ___7___.
“That?s very clever,” everybody said. “___8___ other people have ever done that before.”
One day somebody asked him, “Please tell me, Jimmy. Why do you draw on the bottom half of your pictures, ___9___ not on the top half?” “Because I?m small,” Jimmy said, “and my brushes (毛笔) can?t ___10___ very high.”
Toronto英 [t???nt?u] n.多伦多（加拿大）
interesting英[?intristi?] adj.令人感兴趣的，有趣的 bottom英 [?b?t?m] n.底部； 末端； 臀部； 尽头能力测试
( )1. A. poor B. sad C. glad
( )2. A. bought B. brought C. sold
( )3. A. different B. clever C. famous
( )4. A. buy B. show C. leave
( )5. A. men?s B. people?s C. boy?s
( )6. A. half B. part C. side
( )7. A. full B. empty C. wrong
( )8. A. No B. Some C. Any
( )9. A. then B. and C. but
( )10. A. change B. turn C. pull
D. good D. took D. rich D. sell D. child?s D. end D. ready D. Many D. or D. reach
My name is Tina. I am a student in Bahu Primary School. My school is near. I usually go to work on foot. I have a happy family. My mother is an artist. My father is a teacher. He teaches Chinese. My brother is a policeman. He works in Qingdao now. And I have a lovely baby sister. She is five years old. I love my family.
artist英 [?ɑ:tist] n.艺术家； 美术家
Look, t hink and write.
1、 What does Tina?s mother do?
2、 How does Tina go to school?
3、 Where does Tina?s brother work?
4、 Does Tina have a lovely baby brother?
5、 How old is Tina?s sister?
According to the blank , choose the right answer.
1. My English teacher is ______.
A. young B. old
C. tall D. short
2. My English teacher is from ______.
A. China B. the USA
C. England D. Australia
3. ______ is my English teacher.
A. Miss Wang B. Mrs. Wang
C. Ms. Wang D. Mr. Wang
4. My English teacher is on a bus. You can call him /her at ______.
A. Room 2003 B. 0551-3456789
C. 18 Huangshan Road
5. My English teacher lives in the city（市）of ______.
A. Huangshan B. Hefei C. Wuhu My English teacher
This is Jim’s room. It’s not big, but it’s very clean. There is a bed in the room. It’s near the door. Under the bed, there are two balls. There is a desk and a chair near the window. the There is a bookcase beside the desk. On the bookcase, there are many books and newspaper. There are two pictures in the room, too. They are on the wall.
According to the passage , choose the right answer.
1. The balls are ______.
A. near the window B. on the desk
C. under the bed D. beside the desk
2. Jim’s bed is ______.
A. near the door B. near the window
C. on the bookcase D. on the wall
3. ______ are on the wall of Jim?s room.
A. The books B. The balls
C. The newspapers D. The pictures
4. Jim?s ______ are on his bookcase.
A. books B. newspaper C. pictures D. A and B
5. Jim?s room is ______.
A. big B. not clean C. dirty（脏的） D. not big
Where is the cat?
The cat is very lovely. Its name is Mimi. One day ,she plays with a tub. Look at the pictures. Just tell me Where Mimi is.
In picture A:
___________________________________________________________ In picture B：
___________________________________________________________ In picture C:
___________________________________________________________ Can you draw another one, show where Mimi is in the picture D . In picture D:
Do you know ?
According to the blank , choose the right answer.
1. Gina has ______, but she doesn’t have ______.
A. a watch; a ball B. a clock; a watch
C. a clock; a ball D. a watch; a baseball bat
2. Kate has ______, but she doesn’t have ______.
A. a watch; a ball B. a ball; a clock
C. a book; CDs D. a clock; a watch
3. Paul and Jim have ______.
A. books B. CDs
C. balls D. tennis rackets
4. Tommy has a ______ and some ______.
A. watch; balls B. book; CDs
C. baseball; CDs D. video cassette; books
When you are in England, you must be very careful in the streets
___1___ the traffic drives___2___ the left. ___3___ you cross a street,
you must look to the ___4___ first and then left.In the morning and in the
evening when people go to or come from work, the streets are
very___5___. Traffic is most dangerous then.When you go by bus in
England, you have to be ___6___, too. Always remember the traffic
moves on the left. So you must be careful. Have a look first, ___7___ you
will go the wrong way.In many English cities, there are big buses
___8___ two floors. You can sit on the second floor.From there you can
see the city very well. It?s very interesting.
( )1. A. so B. but C. however D. because
( )2. A. in B. on C. to D. by
( )3. A. After B. While C. Before D. But
( )4. A. left B. right C. buses D. front
( )5. A. busy B. long C. many D. dirty
( )6. A. safe B. busy C. dangerous D. careful
( )7. A. and B. or C. because D. when
( )8. A. with B. in C. on D. for
According to the blank , answer the questions. 1. Which animal lives the longest time?
___________________________________________________________ 2. Which animal has the shortest life?
___________________________________________________________ 3. Where do humans live the longest life?
___________________________________________________________ 4. Do people have a longer life in Mexico or in China?
___________________________________________________________ 5. Which has a shorter life --- a dog or a monkey?
How do I like to travel?
Many people like to travel by plane, but I don’t like it because an airport is usually far from the city. You have to get there early and wait for hours for the plane to take off and it is often late. you can?t open the window. You can?t choose the food. Planes are fast, but they still take hours to get out of the airport and into the city. I like traveling by train. I think trains are safe. Railway stations are usually in cities. When you are late for a train you can catch another one .you can walk around in the train and open the windows. You can see many interesting things on your way. I know it takes a little more time. I also like cars. You can start your journey when you want to, and you don?t need to get to a railway station or a bus stop. Also you can carry many things with you in a car. But sometimes there are too many cars on the road.
early英 [??rli ] adj.早的； 早期的； 早日的；
railway stations n. 铁路
journey英 [‘d??:ni] n.旅行，旅程行期
Read carefully and choose the right answer.
( )1. Why do many people like to travel by plane?
A. Because it is fast. B. Because it is safe.
C. Because you can walk around in the plane.
( )2. Which is not the good thing about the train?
A. It is safe. B. It takes a little more time.
C. You can open the windows.
( )3. If you want to take a lot of things with you ,what do you take to go out?
A.A bus B.A car. C.A train
( ) 4. What is the bad thing about the car ?
A. you needn?t go to a station
B. you can start your journey when you want to.
C. There are too many cars on the road.
( )5. What does the writer think of the plane ,train and car?
A. he thinks it takes a lot of time to go to and get out of the airport.
B. He likes to take a train because it takes a little more time.
C. He likes to take a car because he has a car.
Can you guess ?
Read these interviews with four people.
Dale: “ I read the newspaper every morning with breakfast. It’s very interesting. I read the news from other countries. I look at the weather, the sports pages, the movie reviews---everything!”
Lisa: “ I read a lot of magazines--- women?s magazines. I like articles about famous people. And I always look at the pictures of new clothes.”
Sandra: “ I don?t like reading the newspaper. All the news is terrible! I like reading books. I read a lot of happy love stories.”
Rick: “I don?t have time for books and newspapers. I read the news on the Internet. It?s very fast, and I can read news stories from many countries on my computer.”
interview英 [?int?vju:] n. 采访
interesting英 [?intristi?] adj.令人感兴趣的，有趣的
magazine英 [?m?ɡ??zi:n] n. 杂志
famous英 [?feim?s] adj.著名的，出名的
What do they read? write the person’s name in the correct space.
Mr. Lord goes to the barber shop every month to have a haircut. He sometimes takes his little son Peter with him and Peter sits there to wait for him. At that time Peter often has his haircut at home. Then one day, Mr. Lord says to his wife,“Peter?s five now, and let him have his haircut at the barber?s next time.”He takes Peter there the next day, and the barber puts Peter in the chair and says,“What hair style do you want?”“Like my father?s,”answers Peter .“With a hole in the middle.” 知识链接
barber英 [?bɑ:b?] n.理发师； 理发店(= barber's shop)
style英 [s? tail]发型
hole英 [h?ul] n.洞
According to the passage , and write “T” or “F”.
( )1 Mr. Lord has a haircut once a month.
( )2 Peter often has his haircut at the barber shop, too.
( )3 Peter is a pupil.
( )4 Mrs. Lord wants Peter to go to the barber shop to have a haircut.
( )5 Mr. Lord has no hair in the middle of his head.
Leaves have many different shapes. You can make beautiful pictures with leaves and paint. Here?s a fun project.
First, find some leaves. Then get some paper, paint, paintbrushes and glue. Glue the leaves onto the paper. Don?t use too much glue. Wait for an hour. Then paint over the leaves and the paper. Let the paint dry. In the next morning, carefully peel the leaves off the paper. You will see a beautiful leaf pattern.
There are many things you can make with your leaf pictures. You can make birthday cards or wrapping paper(包装纸).
project英 [pr??d?ekt] vt.放映； 计划
glue英 [ɡlu:] n.胶水； 胶粘物； 粘聚力
peel英 [pi:l] vt.剥皮；剥落
pattern英 [?p?t?n] n. 图案
According to the passage , put the sentences into the right orders. _________ Paint over leaves.
_________ Peel the leaves off the paper.
_________ Glue the leaves onto some paper.
_________ Find some leaves.
I?m Peter. I love English very much. I am studying in England. And my school day in England is quite different from my school day in China. School here starts at 9:00. I often get up at 7:30 on weekdays. And I leave home at 8:15. We finish school at 3:00 in the afternoon. But I don?t go home. I stay in the classroom to watch English TV programmes with my friends. And then we play ball games together. And I go home at 4:30. 能力测试
Look, think and choose.
( ) 1) Where is Peter now?
a. In China. b. In England .
( ) 2) Does Peter love English?
a. No, he doesn?t. b.Yes, he does.
( ) 3) What time does Peter get up on weekdays?
a. At 7:30. b. At 9:00.
( ) 4) Does Peter go home at 3:00?
a. Yes, he does. b. No, he doesn?t.
( ) 5) What does Peter do with his friends?
a. Watch b. Watch TV and play ball games.
( ) 6) What time does Peter go home?
a. At 4:30. b. At 4:00.