Our geography teacher told us that Britain is _____ European country while Korea is _____ Asian country.
|A．an; an||B．a; a||C．an; a||D．a; an|
—Lily, how do you practice your listening skills?
—In many ways. Usually I practice them by _____ tapes.
—Tom, do you know if Sam _____ to my party next week?
— I think she will come if she _____ free.
|A．come; will be||B．will come; is|
|C．comes; is||D．will come; will be|
An earth quake hit Kangding the afternoon of November 22nd, 2014.
I don’t like my school rules. They are too strict. I think they _____.
|A．are changing||B．should be changed|
— Is the tall man over there our English teacher?
— No, it be him. He has gone to Shanghai to attend a meeting.
— How about the movie you saw yesterday?
— Wonderful! We are all _____ in that _____ movie.
I like the musicians write their own lyrics.
The shop assistant asked the woman ________.
|A．which one did she like best|
|B．which one she liked best|
|C．which one she likes best|
|D．which one does she like best|
—How do you think about his mistakes in the letter?
— . After all, he is only a beginner.
|A．Not much||B．I disagree with you|
|C．I wouldn’t mind that||D．Sounds boring|
Do you know Eskimos (爱斯基摩人)? Let me tell you something about their .
The Eskimos live near the North Pole (北极). There are only two there, winter and summer, There are no spring autumn there. The winter nights are .You can’t the sun for more than two months, even at noon. The summer days are long. For more than two months, the sun never .and there is no night.
The Eskimos have clothes. They make their clothes from the skin of animals. From these skins they make coats, caps and .
Near the North Pole trees can’t grow, for it is too there. The Eskimos make their houses from skins, snow or stones (石头). When they go in storm and can’t home, they make house of snow. They leave these snow houses when the storm is .
Life is for the Eskimos, they still like to live there.
A Great Creator
Steven Jobs, the designer of Apple Computer, was not clever when he was in school. At that time, he was not a good student and he always made troubles with his schoolmates. When he went into college, he didn’t change a lot. Then he dropped out. But he was full of new ideas.
After he left college, Steven Jobs worked as a video game designer. He worked there for only several months and then he went to India. He hoped that the trip would give him some new ideas and give him a change in life.
Steven Jobs lived on a farm in California for a year after he returned from India.
In 1975, he began to make a new type of computer. He designed the Apple Computer with his friend in his garage. He chose the name “Apple” just because it could help him to remember a happy summer he once spent an apple tree garden.
His Apple Computer was such a great success that Steven Jobs soon became famous all over the world.
Steven Jobs was not a good student in school because he .
|A．never did his lessons|
|B．was full of new ideas|
|C．always made troubles with his schoolmates|
|D．he was not clever|
Then he dropped out.
|A．drop in||B．gave up college||C．fall off||D．left out|
Steven Jobs called his new computer “Apple” because .
|A．he likes apples too much|
|B．he wanted to remember the happy time in an apple tree garden|
|C．he always liked some new ideas|
|D．he wanted to change in his life|
Steven Jobs is famous for his all over the world .
|C．Apple Computer||D．video games|
From this passage we know .
|A．Steven Jobs didn’t finish his studies in the college because he hated his schoolmates.|
|B．Steven Jobs liked traveling in India and California.|
|C．Steven Jobs only designed video games.|
|D．Steven Jobs liked trying new things and making new ideas become true.|
My wife passed away a few years ago, and I went through the worst time in my life. I even wanted to kill myself .Just for kids, I had to continue to live and work as small-town doctor at my medical clinic in Hawaii. My kids had gone to live on the mainland, and I was alone. Then they asked me to have a family trip. On our trip, we turned on the TV at the motel and saw the second plane crash into the World Trade Center. Seeing it falling down, I said to my kids: “I’m going to Afghanistan”. And a few weeks later, international Medical Corps sent me to set up 20 clinics in provinces where people had no health care. In these field clinics surrounded by frightening shoots or deadly bombs, we were eventually serving 27,000 patients a month in a very busy schedule. Tired and nervous, I gradually had a sense of achievement, a sense of purpose, and my depression went away.
In the years to follow, I went to Indonesia after the tsunami, Pakistan after the earthquakes, Sudan after the civil war and Iraq after more and more bombs. Each time after disasters one after another, hundreds of people were killed, wounded and many more had to flee. We once set up movable clinics in an area with 19,000 refugees, and it was supposed to hold 13,000 originally. Flu broke out, one of the biggest killers of kids in refugee camps, and it spread like wildfire. Water and food were also serious problems. “Adventures or not?” I often asked myself.
When my wife passed away, I thought my life was done. But in reality, it was just getting started. At the end of her life, she went unconscious. I held her head in my hands and told her of all the places we would visit and the exciting adventures we would have.
I think about the moment many times during my “adventures”. I didn’t know how predictive those words would be. But I know that she is still with me.
Where has the doctor been in the past few years?
|A．Some countries where he could set up clinics.|
|B．Some African countries where flu broke out.|
|C．The places where the earthquakes happened.|
|D．The places that the horrible disasters struck.|
How would the doctor describe his life after he had worked in Afghanistan?
|A．Tired and troublesome.||B．Busy and risky.|
|C．Meaningful and helpful||D．Frightening and depressing.|
The underlined word “refugees” means people_______________.
|A．who are robbed, killed, or wounded|
|B．who suffer from flu in movable clinics|
|C．who like to take adventures|
|D．who have lost homes because of disasters.|
Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
|A．the doctor’s wife encouraged him to work in foreign countries|
|B．What the doctor said to his wife before her death became reality.|
|C．The doctor’s adventures made him understand the love of his wife.|
|D．With the true love of his wife, the doctor started to change his life.|
We can make mistakes at any age. Some mistakes we make are about money. But most mistakes are about people.“Did Jerry really care when I broke up with Helen?” When I got that great job, did Jim really feel good about it, as a friend? Or did he envy(嫉妒)my luck?”“And Paul-why didn’t he pick up that he was friendly just because I had a car?”When we look back, doubts like these can make us feel bad. But when we look back, it’s too late.
Why do we go wrong about our friends or our enemies? Sometimes what people say hides their real meaning. And if we don’t really listen we miss the feeling behind the words. Suppose someone tells you, “You’re a lucky dog.”that’s being friendly. But“lucky dog”?There’s a bit of envy in those words. Maybe he doesn’t see it himself. But bringing in the “dog” bit puts you down a little. What he may be saying is that he doesn’t think you deserve your luck.
“Just think of all the things you have to be thankful for ”is another noise that says one thing and means another . It could mean that the speaker is trying to get you to see your problem as part of your life as a whole. But is he? Wrapped up(包藏) in this phrase is the thought that your problem isn’t important. It’s telling you to think of all the starving people in the world when you haven’t got a date for Saturday night.
How can you tell the real meaning behind someone’s got a date for Saturday night? Good look at the person talking. Do his words fit the way he looks? Does what he says agree with the tone of voice? His posture(姿态)?The look in his eyes? Stop and think. The minute you spend thinking about the real meaning of what people to you may save another mistake.
This passage is mainly about_____.
|A．how to interpret(understand) what people say|
|B．what to do when you listen to others talking|
|C．how to avoid mistakes when you communicate with people|
|D．why we go wrong with people sometimes|
According to the author, the reason why we go wrong about our friends is that_______.
|A．we fail to listen carefully when they talk|
|B．we tend to(倾向)doubt what our friends say|
|C．people usually state one thing but means another|
|D．people tend to be annoyed when we check what they say|
In the sentence “Maybe he doesn’t see it himself.” In the second paragraph, the pronoun “it”refers to____.
|A．being friendly||B．a bit of envy||C．lucky dog||D．your luck|
When we listen to a person talking , the most important thing for us to do is _______.
|A．notice the way the person is talking|
|B．take a good look at the person talking|
|C．mind his tone, his posture and the look in his eyes|
|D．examine the real meaning of what he says based on his manner, his tone and his posture|
What is the sky？ Where is it？ How bright is it？ What lies above it？ These questions are difficult to answer, aren’t they？
Is the sky blue？ The sky has no color. We know that there is air around the world. When planes fly, they need air to lift their wings. Planes can’t fly very high because the air gets thinner when they go up higher. If we go up about 1,200 kilometers from the earth, we’ll find no air there.
When we talk about the sky, we usually mean the atmosphere around the earth. It is like a very thick “cover” over the earth and keeps it warm. Without the “cover”, the earth would be a very cold place and nothing could live on it.
Looking up above us, you will see the blue sky with white clouds. It is usually light blue, but the sky would be dark blue if you go to the top of the highest mountains. And you will see fewer clouds between you and the sun.
And if you sit in a spaceship high above the earth, there is no air at all. The sky would be so dark that its color would be black.
Sometimes the sky doesn’t look blue. When the sun rises and falls, you will see red, orange, and other colors in the sky. These are the most beautiful moments of the day.
Now you may understand that we see colors because the air scatters (散射) the sunlight. Light travels through the air. Without air, there would be no light and no colors.
Planes can’t fly very high because ____________.
|A．there is air around the world|
|B．the air gets thinner when they go up higher|
|C．it’s warmer in the sky|
|D．the air gets thicker when they go up higher|
We can see colors of the sky because ____________.
|A．the sun rises and falls every day|
|B．the sky has lots of colors|
|C．the air scatters the sunlight|
|D．the sunlight has many colors|
Which of the following is TRUE？
|A．There is little air without light and colors in the sky.|
|B．The sky will look red, orange and other colors at noon.|
|C．The sky has only one color when the sun rises and falls.|
|D．The sky is dark blue if you go to the top of the highest mountains.|
Peter lost his friend’s book. He felt very sad. Kate broke her mom’s favorite cup.. She was so sorry for her mistake.
We all make mistakes because we are human. And it’s not always easy to get on well with everyone all the time. Sometimes we hurt people’s feelings although we don’t do it on purpose(故意的). Sometimes we hurt people’s feelings on purpose,. So we apologize(道歉).
An apology tells someone that we’re sorry for our mistakes. It’s a way to show that we’ll try to do better in future.
Apologies are one of the tools to build good friendships and relationships(关系), When you say “I’m sorry”, you probably feel bad because what you did or said hurt another person.., you’re also saying that you respect the other person, and care about his or her feelings. Apologizing shows you have empathy(同感).
After apologizing, you might feel a little better.. When you apologize in a caring way, you may feel good because you are trying to make things right again.
|A. but we feel bad later
B. Then she cried
C. The other person will probably feel better, too
D.When you say “I’m sorry”
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Mr. Kim couldn’t stand it anymore. He needed peace and , but his two neighbors, Ms Abrams and Mr. Green were the noisiest people he ever knew! In the house on the left, Ms Abrams gave drum lesson. In the house on the right, Mr. Greenon cuckoo clocks(布谷鸟自鸣钟)。 And in the was Mr. Kim—sad, tired and crazy.
Then he had an . He would pay his neighbors to move!
“OK” said Ms Abrams when Mr. Kimher ＄200 to move away.
“No problem!” said Mr. Green when Mr. Kim offered him the same dollars . The next day Mr. Kim saw Mr. Greenhis clock to Ms Abrams’ houseMs Abrams carrying her drum to Mr. Green’s house.
“I thought you were both moving.” said Mr. Kim.
“We are,” said Mr. Green. “Ms Abrams is moving into my house and I’m moving into”Mr. Kim nearly fainted (昏倒)。What would he do？
The next day, Ms Abrams and Mr. GreenMr. Kim, “We know why you ask us to , ” said Mr. Green,” So we got you this” And they gave Mr. Kim a set of earmuffs(耳套).
Finally, peace and quiet!
On Sunday, April 22, people all over the world take time out to appreciate(珍惜)the earth that we all share. It’s Earth Day, a special day to learn about our planet(星球)and how to take care of it.
On Earth Day, some people listen to speeches about the environment. Others help clean up their offices or save water and electricity at home. Your parents may even decide to take a day off from driving their cars．
The idea for Earth Day came from a US Senator(参议员), who was worried about pollution and the health of plants and animals. And the idea quickly caught on(流行起来). In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. More than 20 million people in cities all over the US took part in. Since then, Earth Day has been used to educate people about their role in taking care of our planet.
Now, Earth Day has become a global celebration. In 1990, 200 million people from 140 countries took part in clean-ups, tree planting and other environmental events on Earth Day.
When is Earth Day? (No more than 2 words)
Who came up with the idea for Each Day? (No more than 3 words)
How many people celebrated the flint Earth Day in 1970? (No more than 4 words)
Is Earth Day popular around the world now? (No more than 3 words)
What has Earth Day been used to educate people about their role? ( No more than 6 words).
参考词汇：(1)分享快乐 share happiness (2)鼓励某人做某事 encourage sb. to do sth.
How time flies! We have been friends for two years. I’m writing to thank you for your help!
Two years ago
Hope to see you soon!