— Do you think it’s ______ good fruit juice advertisement?
— Of course. I can’t wait to try ______ bottle of it.
Of the seven days in a week, Saturday is said to be the most popular ______ for a wedding in some countries.
Before we did detailed reading, the teacher asked some ______ questions to let us learn about the main idea of the passage.
— What colour would you like to wear ______ the party?
— Jane suggests a blue dress and a white pair of shoes ______ me.
— The electric fan can ______ blow away the terrible smell in the room, can it?
— It’s hard to say, but you may have a try.
— I don’t really like James. Why did you invite him?
— Don’t worry. He ______ come. He will be on the plane then.
— Have you heard of the new robot that can help us do the housework?
— Yes. That’s really great, but some people worry that it may ______ laziness.
— I hope not to forget my promise to come to your party next Friday.
— Don’t worry. You will ______ the time one day earlier.
|D．be reminded of
— How was everything going when you studied abroad?
— It was a difficult time at first, but things ______ fine finally.
— Sandy, I’m going to have ballet lessons. What do you think of it?
— You? It’s no use trying to learn ballet ______ you have a gift for music.
— Which colour do you prefer?
— ______ blue ______ white is OK. They are both my favourites.
— You can’t imagine ______ little ants can carry ______ heavy a thing.
— That’s what we should learn from ants.
— My eyesight is getting worse these days. I’d like to have my eyes ______.
— Perhaps you should consider ______ the time on the computer.
|A．checked; to reduce
|B．to check; reducing
|D．checking; to check
Father’s birthday is coming. I’m thinking about ______.
|A．what present shall I get him
|B．how I can give him a surprise
|C．where we could have a big meal
|D．if I should plan a party for him or not
— I hear John had a car accident after drinking last night.
— I don’t feel anything surprising. ______.
|A．Like father, like son
|B．A miss is as good as a mile
|C．You can’t be too careful
|D．It’s better to be safe than sorry
I noticed an old couple as they walked into the second-hand store. Just before that I had dropped off a bag of clothes and a few other things I no longer needed.
The couple moved ________ around me in search of things they had on a list.
“Can I help you ________ something?” I asked curiously.
They stopped, looked at me and said, “We’re looking for ________ things that look new.”
“Every year in the past, we tried to ________ the year with new things. It was a goal (目标) to have new things around us so that we had a new ________ , new hopes and dreams for the new year,” said the old man. “But nowadays we also believe that even though something is old, it 41 be new to someone who has never seen it before.”
“So, at the end of each year we search for things that are ________ to no one but new to us,” the old woman added.
“What have you found so far?” I asked.
The man showed two things: a small frame made of sticks and one baby boot.
“We still need one more thing,” he said.
“Got it!” I heard a loud ________ .
“What did you find?” the old man shouted, too.
The old woman walked slowly towards us ________ something in her hand. “Look! It’s a flower vase. Well, it looks ________ , but it’s new to us!”
They then headed for the checkout without saying another word.
Everything that you see for the first time is new.
What do you think about mistakes? Maybe you say no one likes making mistakes. But mistakes lead to growth.
Converge Magazine recently published articles about mistakes students should make. It suggests students need to live a balanced life, even in the college environment.
According to the topic of the article, there are four mistakes students should make. The mistakes include:
Think they pick the wrong major (专业)
A student should explore any possibility that interests him, and future careers might just be around the corner. Remember, if you don’t know what to do, it’s OK!
Think their teachers know everything
Students may think of their teachers as gods who know everything, but that really is not the case. Students should know teachers are the ones who can help us understand better. Students can research answers on their own and get their own opinions instead of having their teachers tell them the answers.
Think they get too involved
Getting good grades is very important, but it’s only a part of the life. Joining clubs and learning about social situations are all good for teenagers’ growth. It will not only make the students more knowledgeable but also create interest in their education.
Think taking a day off is a waste of time
Now, students are under too much pressure. It’s necessary for them to relax now and then. But they always keep in mind how that might influence their schoolwork. Take a day off to relax, and you may get an energetic student the next day. Just don’t do it too often.
The articles published on Converge Magazine are about ______.
|A．students’ college life
|D．students’ future career
Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
|A．Making mistakes is good for growth.
|B．Students can learn everything from the teachers.
|C．Joining clubs helps students learn a lot.
|D．It’s necessary for students to live a balanced life.
The writer thinks that ______.
|A．students should pick the right major
|B．getting grades is all for students
|C．relaxing at times is necessary for students
|D．teachers shouldn’t make mistakes
Reality TV is a type of programme. It means that real-life people, not actors, are followed and filmed in a real situation, or game.
Reality TV is very popular in the UK. At their best, these programmes give us a good look into the lives of different people in Britain. At their worse, they are a very cheap way to make programmes and sometimes involve people behaving very badly.
Here’s a selection of some of the UK’s reality shows.
A group of young people live in a house for a week and must stay awake. Each day there are tests to see how well they can work even though they are totally tired out. They must leave the house if they fall asleep. Viewers vote on those who stay in the house and text their comments (评论) every day.
Come to Dine with Me
Each week four people prepare dinner in their homes for the other competitors. Each competitor then gives the cook a grade out of 10 for the food and entertainment (娱乐). The winner gets a $1,000 cash prize. Sometimes the food is terrible and the competitors are very rude to each other.
World’s Strictest Parents
Badly-behaved British teens are sent abroad to live with a super strict family for a week. The teenagers have to follow the rules of their host family and go to the local school. After seven days the teenagers return home and their parents tell us if their behaviour is better. There is often a lot of crying and shouting in this show but it can be pretty funny too.
Which statement about Reality TV is NOT true?
|A．Real-life people are in it.
|B．We can see a real situation in it.
|C．It usually costs less money to make Reality TV.
|D．Anybody can be in Reality TV.
You will have to leave Shattered if ______.
|A．you are too tired to sleep
|B．you fall sleep
|C．the viewers dislike you
|D．you can’t get on well with others
What do we know about Come to Dine with Me?
|A．It’s broadcast once a week.
|B．Competitors usually don’t have good behaviour.
|C．Competitors taste the food and give it a grade.
|D．There are altogether four people in the programme each time.
Which of the following can NOT be learned from World’s Strictest Parents?
|A．The host parents are too strict with the teens.
|B．Some teens dislike their host family’s rules.
|C．Some teens wouldn’t like to live with their host family.
|D．Badly-behaved teens can behave better after a week with a super strict family.
There will be three kids movies in theaters. Let’s know the main idea of them first.
|The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen tells the story of the Snow Queen who covered the world in ice, setting out to destroy (破坏) everything, including the family of the glassmaker Vegard. Luckily, Vegard and his wife were able to save their daughter Gerda and their son Kai before it was too late. But when Kai was discovered by the Snow Queen’s servant (仆人), Gerda took a journey across the icy wonderland, facing difficulties and finding new friends to set Kai free, to beat the Snow Queen and warm the hearts of people everywhere.
As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That continued, until a tragic accident broke down his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t feel any joy for Christmas, though encouragement comes from his playful wife (Connie Britton) and kind parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) face a tragedy (悲剧), Michael needs to make amends (赔偿) with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Millie Nelson) gives Michael a gift thatcan give him the courage to find the Christmas joy that he lost.
|Adventures of the Penguin King
Rex, a young King Penguin, has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the wild oceans, but now he’s back in Penguin City. His task: to find a wife, settle down and raise a chick. But can he survive in the bad conditions on an island at the bottom of the world?
The three movies are all ______.
Gerda is Kai’s ______.
Why has Rex been away from his home?
|A．To find a wife.
|B．To raise a chick.
|C．To learn to hunt in the wild oceans.
|D．We don’t know.
How can Michael help his son face the tragedy?
|A．By finding his Christmas joy.
|B．By giving his son the courage.
|C．By fining a gift for his son.
|D．By bringing joy to his son on Christmas.
Answers to life can be found in everyday events. Watching nature, watching people and watching animals communicate with each other provide some of the simplest ways to life’s biggest problems.
This became clearer to me yesterday. It caused me to ask myself, “How do I respond (反应) to the storms in life?”
People usually run when it starts to rain. I love to walk in it, stand on my front door and feel it. I grew up doing it and have never really felt the fear many people do.
The animal world senses changes in the weather far earlier than humans. My dog, Ricky, begins to shake long before the storm is close enough to be noticed. I was about to feed my three dogs yesterday and as usual, I let them out in the yard first. They didn’t move when thunder came across the skies. So I placed their food in their bowls and called Ricky into the kitchen.
Ricky was just standing there in place next to his bowl. The thunder became louder, which forced him to stop eating his meal. Then I watched Phil. He made his way across the kitchen floor and stood over Ricky’s bowl. He ate all the remaining food. Generally, if Ricky was standing there, he wouldn’t dare (敢) come close. But today, he took advantage (优势) of the storm and got what he wanted. His hope for the prize outweighed (胜过) his fear of the storm.
That’s when it hit me. As men, we face all kinds of storms. They come in unannounced. Sometimes we stay in a corner or under the blankets, hoping it will all pass. However, if you dare put your head out, you’ll discover there’re people doing what they must to get what they must have out of life. Isn’t it time you decided to take advantage of the storm?
According to the writer, answers to life ______.
|A．are difficult to find
|B．lie around us
|C．are simple to understand
|D．make people become fearless
From the passage we can learn that the writer ______.
|A．enjoys the rain
|C．hates the storm
|D．cares little about the weather
According to the passage, what hit the writer most?
|A．Phil wasn’t afraid of the storm.
|B．Ricky stopped eating food.
|C．Phil ate the rest of Ricky’s food.
|D．Ricky sensed the storm earlier than he.
What would be the best title for the passage?
|A．Find out Answers to Life
|B．Take Advantage of the Storm
|C．Stop Storms in our Daily Life
|D．Pay Attention to Everyday Events
Usually the lion is thought to be the s of courage.
That’s too bad! The door is l with my key inside.
I don’t think white (适合) me. Actually, dark colours make me look slim.
To our joy, the problem was (成功) solved at last.
He is so weak that he has some difficulty (控制) himself when walking.
— Can you help me with my English?
— Sure. Please come to me you need help.
— What did your father say about your travel plan?
— Nothing. He just listened in .
— What are going to do for the winter holiday?
— We’re going away to Thailand or warm. It just depends.
— Hey, Jane! Why do you get up so early?
— I’d better leave early to avoid the hour traffic.
— Mr Li is already in his thirties. But he’s still .
— That’s his way of life. For him, work comes first.
随着“爸爸去哪儿?”等综艺节目的播出，人们越来越意识到爸爸对孩子成长的重要作用。根据近期你校对本校学生的调查，统计出孩子心目中好爸爸的三大优秀品质。请你根据下列表格中的内容，以“What makes a good father?”为题，用英文写一篇短文。
What makes a good father?
With the hot Chinese reality show “Where Are We Going, Dad?” broadcast, people realize that fathers play an important role in the growth of their children. From the recent survey of our students, we have found that there are three most important qualities that a good father should have.