The famous director(导演)of big and expensive film decided to film a beautiful sunset sea, so that people could see the man and woman players in front of The next morning he said to the men, “Have you
“No, sir,” one man answered, “We?re on the海岸线) here, and the sun sets in the west. We can get you a sunrise, but not a sunset.”
“But I want a sunset!” the director said. “Go to the airport, take the nextcoast, and get one.”
But then one of them had an idea. “Why don?t we film a sunrise and then put itprojector(放映机)backwards? Then it?lla sunset.”
“That?s aidea!” the director said. Then hemorning I want you to get me a beautiful sunrise.”
The group of men went out early the next morning and filmed a bright sunrise. Then at nine o?clock theymuch.
They all went into the studio(摄影棚). “All right,” the director said, “Now our players are going to say goodbye. Run the film backwards through the projector so that we can the ?sunset? behind them.”
The “sunset” began,after a quarter of a minute, the director suddenly put his face in his hands and shouted to the men to stop.
1. A. from B. in C. over D. off
2. A. them B. it C. the sea D. the director
3. A. called B. found C. told D. sent
4. A. brought B. chosen C. got D. made
5. A. east B. west C. south D. north
6. A. worriedly B. angrily C. friendly D. sadly
7. A. train B. taxi C. ship D. flight
8. A. onto B. inside C. through D. under
9. A. feel like B. look like C. become D. change
10. A. modern B. strange C. common D. wonderful
11. A. listened B. hurried C. turned D. rushed
12. A. posted B. took C. left D. moved
13. A. see
14. A. and
15. A. coming up to
二、阅读理解 B. try B. but B. catching up with C. push C. then C. going away from D. feel D. so D. getting close to
Modern life is impossible without travel. The fastest way of travel is by plane. With a modern airliner (客机) you can travel in one day to places which it took a month or more to get to a hundred years ago.
Travel by train is slower than by plane, but it has its advantages . You can see the country you are journey enjoyable.
Some people prefer to travel by sea when possible. There are large liners and river boats. You can visit many other countries and different places. Ships are not so fast as trains or planes, but travel by sea is a very pleasant way to spend a holiday.
Many people like to travel by car. You can make your own timetable. You can travel three or four hundred miles or only fifty or one hundred miles a day, just as you like. You can stop wherever you wish—where there is something interesting to see, at a good restaurant where you can enjoy a good meal, or at a hotel to spend the night. That is why traveling by car is popular for pleasure trips, while people usually take a train or plane when they travel on business.
1. According to this passage which is the fastest way of traveling?
A. By train. B. By sea. C. By car. D. By plane.
2. If we travel by car, we can ___________________.
A. travel only one hundred miles a day B. make our own timetable
C. travel to a very far place in a few minutes D. make the longest journey enjoyable
3. The underlined word “They” in the passage means ________________.
A. modern trains in the country B. the travelers on the modern trains
C. the slower ways of traveling D. comfortable seats and dining cars
4. From the passage we know that people on business usually _____________.
A. take a train or a plane B. take a boat or a ship
C. go by bike or on foot D. go by plane or by bus
5. How many ways of traveling are mentioned in the passage?
A. Five. B. Three. C. Four. D. Two.
We have talked about snails and their slow move. But much of the time snails don?t move at all. They are in their shells—sleeping.
Hot sun will dry out a snail?s body. A snail draws its body into its shell and closes the opening with a thin cover. Then it goes to sleep .A snail will die in a heavy rain. So whenever it rains, it goes inside its shell house and goes to sleep. A snail can sleep for as long as it needs to. It can take a short sleep. Or it can sleep for days at a time. And it spends all the winter months in its shell, asleep.
In the spring the snails wake up. Its body, about three inches long, comes out from the shell. When hungry, the snail looks for food. It can?t see very well. Its eyes, at the end of the top feelers(触角), are very weak. But its sense of smell is very strong. It helps the snails to the new greens. Then the
snail?s little mouth goes to work.
A snail?s mouth is no bigger than the point of a pin（针）. Yet it has 256,000 teeth! The teeth are so small that you can?t see them. But they do their work. If you put a snail in a hard paper box, it will eat its way out! And if a snail wears out its teeth, it will grow new ones.
Mostly, a snail looks for food at night. But on cloudy days it eats in the daytime. It eats all day long. A snail can go on eating for hours and never feel full.
6. A snail ___________.
A. doesn?t move at all B. moves more slowly in the day time
C. has thousands of feet D. sleep much of time
7. In the sentence “A snail draws its body into its shell”, the word “draw” means .
A. to make with a pen B. to keep away from
C. to pull D. to move to end
8. From the story we know__________.
A. they can see things very well B. they can find food easily with eyes
C. they can smell things very well D. a snail?s body is about 3 feet long
9. A snail goes to sleep when A. it feels hungry B. it is put in a paper box
C. spring is coming D. it rains heavily
10. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. A snail doesn?t like living under the sun.
B. In winter, the snail doesn?t eat or move.
C. The snail?s teeth can?t be worn out.
D. The snail?s strong sense of smell help to find things far away.
I don?t think there is anything wrong with your blood. The key to your problem is that long nap(打盹，小睡) after dinner.
If you didn?t sleep for hours during the early part of the evening, you would be more ready to sleep at bedtime. If you didn?t nap after dinner, you would not want to stay up so late, and you would not feel the need to take a sleeping pill. The pill is still working in your system when you get up in the morning. This helps account for the fact that you feel tired all day.
You should get out of the habit of sleeping during the evening. Right after your evening meal, engage in some sort of physical activity --- a sport such as bowling, perhaps. Or get together with friends for an evening of cards and conversation. Then go to bed at your usual time or a little earlier, and you should be able to get a good night's rest without taking a pill.
If you can get into the habit of spending your evenings this way, I am sure you will feel less tired during the day. At first it may be hard for you to go to sleep without taking a pill. If so, get up and watch television or do some jobs around your house until you feel sleepy. If you fall asleep and then wake up a few hours later, get up but do not take a sleeping pill. Read a while or listen to the radio, and make yourself a few hours? sleep that night, you will feel better in the morning than you usually
feel after taking a pill. The next night you will be ready to sleep at an earlier hour.
The most important thing is to avoid taking that nap right after dinner and avoid taking pills.
11. According to the writer, it is difficult for you to go to sleep because.
A. you get the habit of staying up late B. you haven’t taken sleeping pills
C. you sleep for hours after dinner D. you fail to do some exercises
12. Which of the following is NOT true if you want to get out of the habit of sleeping during the
A. Go to bed earlier than usual. B. Talk with friends after dinner.
C. Stay with friends after dinner. D. Do some physical labor.
13. According to the writer, you feel tired all day probably because A. you take sleeping pills B. you get up too early in the morning
C. you stay up too late D. you wake up too frequently at night
14. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. You mustn’t take sleeping pills in order to get a good night’s sleep.
B. You should stay up if you want to sleep effectively.
C. Food is necessary at night if you fail to go to sleep.
D. It is very important to get out of the habit of taking a nap after dinner.
15. We may infer(推断) that the author is most probably a A. doctor B. reporter C. scientist D. professor
Don?t be a couch potato. Make___1______（肯定） that you take plenty of exercise. ___2_______（人们）aren?t as active as they were in the___3______（过去）. It?s important to eat a healthy diet. Eat fresh vegetables and don?t eat fast____4__（食物）. Stay safe in the town by crossing the road______5____（小心地）. Stay safe in the countryside. When you go out walking, go ____6_____（和…一起） someone, or tell someone where you are_______7___（计划） to go and when you will return. ___8_____ （说）“no” to cigarettes and drugs: Smoking and taking drugs are ___9______ （坏的）for your health. If you follow these, you will live a long________(和) healthy life.
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