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All students need to have good study habits (习). When you have good study habits, you learn things
quickly. You also remember them easily.
Do you like to study in the living room? This is not a good place, because it is usually too noisy.
You need to study in a quiet place, like your bedroom. A quiet place will help you only to think a
bout one thing.
When you study, do not think about other things at the same time. Only think about your homework. I
f you do so, you will do your homework more quickly, and you will make fewer mistakes (错误).
Good study habits are very important. If you do not have them, try to learn them. If yours are good
, try to make them better.
（ ）1. Each student needs to have good study_______ .
A. times B. habits C. books D. moms
（ ）2. We may _______ if we study in the living room.
A. do our homework quickly B. make a lot of mistakes in our homework
C. remember words easily D. spend little time doing much work
（ ）3. It is fight for us to ________ when we study.
A. sing a song B. watch TV
C. talk with somebody D. think about one thing
（ ）4. The writer tells us how to______________.
A. study hard B. remember new words
C. study well D. use our heads
（ ）5. According to (按照) the writer, which of the following can be a good study habit?
A. Reading English among a crowd of people.
B. Thinking only about maths in a maths class.
C. Drawing pictures while listening to the teacher.
D. Thinking in Chinese while talking in English.
The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day (感恩节). It is a holiday in the USA Usually family members and friends get together for a dinner. Peopl
e sometimes drive their cars a long way for a family reunion (团聚) . Many people also take Friday off to make a long weekend holiday as most Americans do not work
on Saturdays and Sundays. Thanksgiving Day began in 1621. When the first English settlers (定居
者) reached the New World. They did not have enough food. But the American Indiana helped the white
men and taught them how to farm. In the autumn after the English settlers came to America, they ha
d a good harvest. They were so pleased. They decided to invite their Indian friends to dinner 1o th
ank them and God for their help. To most Americans today, Thanksgiving Day is even more important
than Christmas or New Year's Eve.
（ ）6. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday of_______________.
A. England B. India C. America D. the world
（ ）7. Many people take _______ days off to spend the holiday.
A. two B. three C. four D. five
（ ）8. When the English settlers reached America, they_____________.
A. had a hard time B. lived happily
C. knew how to farm D. often had dinner together
（ ）9. The American Indians_________ the English settlers.
A. hated B. were druid of
C. were helpful to D. left
（ ）10. From the passage (短文) we learn that_________ .
A. Christmas Day is more important than Thanksgiving Day
B. Thanksgiving Day is as important as Christmas Day
C. New Year's Day is as important as Thanksgiving Day
D. Thanksgiving Day is more important than New Year's Eve
The world is not hungry, but it is thirsty (渴). It seems strange that nearly 3/4 of the earth is c
overed with water while we say we are short of water. Why? Because about 97% of water on the earth
is sea water which we can't drink or use for watering plants. Man can only drink and use the 3%－
the water that comes from dyers and lakes. And we can't even use all of that, because some of it
has been polluted (污染).
Now more water is needed, but the problem is: Can we avoid (避免) a serious water shortage (短
缺) later on? Later, we should all learn how to save water. Secondly, we should find out the ways
to reuse (再利用) it. Scientists have always been studying in this field. Today, in most large cities, water is
used only once and then runs to the sea or dyers. But it can be used again. Even if (即使) every large city reused its water still there would not be enough. What could people turn to
The sea seems to have the best answer. There is a lot of water in the sea. All that needs to be
done is to get the salt out of the sea water. This is expensive, but it's already in use in many
parts of the world. Scientists are trying to find a cheaper way of doing it. So you see, if we can
find a way out well be in no danger of drying up.
（ ）11. Which of the following is true?
A. 75% of the earth is covered with water. B. 75% of water on the earth is in the sea.
C. 97% of the earth is covered with water D. 3 % of water on the earth is sea water.
（ ）12. From the passage we learn_____________.
A. water can be used only once
B. 3% of water on the earth is fresh water (淡水)
C. today in most large cities water is used twice
D. if every, city reuses its water, we'll be in no danger of drying up
（ ）13. One of the two important things for us to do now is to ________
A. drink less water B. save water
C. use water only once D. use sea water
（ ）14. To avoid the serious water shortage, which of the following is the most important?
A. Save water and try. to find more of it.
B. Don't pollute water and keep all rivers and lakes clean.
C. Make dirty water clean and then reuse it.
D. Try to find a cheaper way to get the salt out of the sea water.
（ ）15. Which of the following is the best title (题目) of this passage?
A. The Sea Water B. How to Save Water
C. The Thirsty World D. The Polluted Water
"Cool" is a word with many meanings(意) .It means a little bit cold at first. As the world
has changed, the word has got many different
"Cool" can be used to express(表达)eelings of interest in almost everything. When you see a famous
car in the street, maybe you will
say, " It' s cool. You may think, He s so cool. when you see your favourite football star.
We all enlarge the meaning of "cool" .You can use it to mean new or surprising. Here is an interest
ing story. It shows the way the word is used. A teacher asked her students to write about the water
fall(瀑布) they had visited. One of her stu
dents just wrote, "It's so cool." Maybe he thought it was the best way to show what he saw and felt.
But the story also shows some people do not have enough words. Without " cool", 'they have no other
words to show the same feeling. Can you think of many other words like " cool with so many meaning
s? If you can, they are also very 'cool .
（ ）16. We know that the meaning of the word "cool"
A. has always been the same B. has changed a lot
C. is difficult to use D. is easy to remember
（ ）17. The word "enlarge" means " . "
A．扩大 B．显示 C．明白 D．知道
（ ）18. If you see something , you may say, "It's cool."
A. interesting B. cold C. different D. unhappy
（ ）19. When everybody is using the word “cool” , the writer seems to be a little .
A. worried B. angry C. happy D. sad
（ ）20. The writer suggests(暗示)that the word "cool"
A. can be used in many ways B. usually means something interesting
C. can make our language full of colour D. has too many meanings
“Life is speeding up. Everyone is getting unwell.”
This may sound like something someone would say today. But in fact, an unknown person who live
d in Rome in AD() 53 wrote it
We all love new inventions. They are exciting, amazing and can even change our lives.
But have all these developments really improved the quality of our lives?
Picture this, You’rushing to finish your homework on the computer. Your mobile phone
rings, a QQ message from your
friend appears on the screen, the noise from the television is getting louder and louder. Suddenly
the computer goes blank and you lose all your work. Now you have to stay up all night to get it do
ne. How happy do you feel?
Inventions have speeded up our lives so much that they often leave up feeling stressed () and
tired. Why do you think people who live far away from noisy cities, who have no telephones, no car,
not even any electricity often seem to be happier? Perhaps because they live simpler lives.
One family in the UK went “back in time” to see what life was like without all the invention
s we have today. The grandparents, with their daughter, and grandsons Benjamin, 10 and Thomans, 7,
spent nine weeks in a 1940s house. They had no washing machine, microwave, computer or mobile phone
The grandmother, Lyn, said, “The more things you have, the more difficult life becomes.” The
boys said they fought less. Probably, they said, because there was less to fight over, such as the
ir computer. Benjamin also noticed that his grandmother had changed from being a “trendy(), beer-
drinking granny, to one who cooked things”
( ) 21. The writer uses the quote() at the beginning of the story to __________.
A. tell us a truth about our lives B. tell us what life was like long time ago
C. point out what causes such a thing to happen
D. point out that you experience some big problems and they may be the same
( ) 22. In the passage the writer describes a picture to show that new inventions __________.
A. have speeded up our lives B. have improve the quality of our lives
C. may make people feel very happy D. may bring people some trouble
( ) 23. The family chose to spend some time in a 1940s house because _________
A. they loved to live simple lives
B. they wanted to know how people lived withour modern inventions
C. they were troubled by modern inventions
D. living in a different time would be a lot of fun for them
( ) 24. According to the passage, which id NOT right?
A. People who live far away from noisy cities often seem to be happier
B. An unknown Roman was sure that the quality of life would get better
C. The family had some changes when they lived in a 1940s house
D. With the improvement of our lives, we often feel stressed and tired
( ) 25. The passage is mainly about __________
A. problems with technology
B. improvements of our lives with technology
C. changes happening to technology
D. the importance of technology
One day, I happened to meet an Englishman in the street and soon we began to talk. As I was talking
about how I was studying English, the foreigner seemed to be very surprised, gently shaking his he
ad and saying, "You don't say! You don't say!" I was puzzled (困惑的), and I thought, "Perhaps this is not a right thing to talk about." So I said to him, "Well, sha
ll we talk about the Great Wall? Have you ever been there?"
"Certainly, everyone back home will laugh at me if I leave here without seeing it. The Great Wall
is "wonderful!" "Yes, it is one of the wonders in the world. And people of many countries have com
e to visit it." As I went on telling him more about it, he stopped me again, "You don't say!"
I couldn't help asking, "Why do you ask me not to talk about it?"
"Well, I didn't ask you to do so," he answered, greatly surprised.
"Didn't you say 'You don't say!' ?" I asked again.
Hearing this, the foreigner laughed loudly. He began to explain, " 'You don't say!' means 'Really?'
. Perhaps you know little about English idioms (惯用语)."
Wow! How foolish I was! Since then I have been careful with English idioms.
( )26. The writer was puzzled because ________.
A. the foreigner knew the Great Wall so well
B. the foreigner had some trouble in understanding him
C. the writer himself didn't understand the meaning of "You don' t say!"
D. the foreigner was not polite
( )27. What made the foreigner laugh?
A. The wonder of the world. B. The English idiom.
C. The writer's talking about the Great Wall. D. The writer's question.
( )28. When the foreigner used the idiom "You don't say!", he meant________.
A. "Shut up!" B. "Really?" C. "Stop talking!" D. "Look out!"
( ) 29. The story probably (可能) happened in_________.
A. China B. America C. England D. Australia
China wants to build its own space station over the next 15 years," said Wang Yongzhi, one of the
famous scientists working on the manned (载人的) space programme. Wang said this while he was
speaking to some 100 high school students from
Beijing, Hong Kong and Macao on Sunday. That was reported by Monday's Beijing News.
China has spent 18 billion (十亿) yuan on its manned space programme in the past 11
years and has made great progress (进步). Last
October, Yang Liwei, an astronaut (宇航员), flew around the earth 14 times, which is well-known all over the world. Wang said, "Because China doesn't have enough money now, it does not
plan to send an astronaut to the moon, but to send up a satellite that moves around the moon."
Wang, who is now 72 years old, is an important member of China's manned space programme since 1992.
( )30. What happened last October according to (根据) the passage?
A. China built its own space station.
B. A Chinese astronaut flew around the earth.
C. A Chinese astronaut landed on the moon.
D. China sent up a satellite to the moon.
( ) 31. What can we learn about Wang Yongzhi?
A. He is also an astronaut B. He is a college teacher.
C. He is a scientist working on computers.
D．He has worked on the manned space programme for about 12 years.
( ) 32.. Why doesn't China plan to send an astronaut to the moon now?
A. Because it isn't important to do so. B. Because China doesn't have such astronauts.
C. Because there is no need for that. D. Because China isn't so rich now.
Qiao is a sixth-grader at Yuhui Primary School. He is only 12 years old but has been smoking for three years.
Liu, 15, is a Ju
nior 2 student at Chicheng No 2 Middle School. He began smoking four years ago. "Smoking is par
t of my life," Liu said. Qiao and Liu are not those boys ' real names. But their problem,
smoking, is a very real problem. In many countries, smoking is becoming a bigger problem for
young people. Most smokers start in their teens (years of a person's age from 13 to 19) or
A study (研究) of 8,000 Beijing students last May told us that smoking is a problem for many Chinese kids.
More than 21% of middle school students and 6 % of primary school pupils said they smoked.
"If young people start smoking early, they will probably get addicted (上瘾) to nicotine (尼古丁) .And it will be very hard to give up later on," said a professor.
Every year, about four million people die because of smoking. And if people keep smoking, that
number will go up to about 10 million a year by 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO, 世界卫生
组织) says. So we have to learn and tell others about the dangers of smoking.
( ) 33. The sentence "Smoking is part of my life. " probably means "__________"
A. I don't smoke very often. B. Smoking is very important to me.
C. I don't smoke at all. . D. I'm going to give up smoking.
( ) 34. What will probably happen if a person starts smoking early?
A. He will surely die early. B. He cannot stop smoking.
C. It will be difficult for him to give up smoking. D. He will become lazy soon.
( ) 35.The main (.主要的) idea of this passage is that__________.
A. smoking is becoming a bigger problem for young people
B. many people die because of smoking every year
C. WHO asks young people to give up smoking
D. nicotine makes people addicted
( ) 36. As middle school students, what should we do from now on?
A. We should start smoking after middle school.
B. We should ask others to smoke outside.
C. We should laugh at smokers.
D. We should say no to smoking.
Do you want to save money when you travel by train? Here are some ways.
Day Returns (returns 往返票)
This kind of ticket can save you 45% on the fare (money for tickets). You have to travel before
and after 6:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, but you can travel at any time on Saturday or Sunday.
Big City Savers (savers优惠票)
You can save much money with these tickets on some trains. You have to buy them at the latest by
16:00 the day before you travel.
You can use Weekend Returns for most journeys over 60 miles. Go on Friday, Saturday or Sunday,
and return the same weekend on Saturday or Sunday, and you can save 35% on the fare.
You can use these tickets for most journeys over 65 miles. Go any day and return within (在…之内)
a month. Monthly Returns can save you 25% on the fare.
You can get a card of Family Returns for £ 20 and then when you buy tickets later, you need to pay
only £ 3 for each of the other family members (4 at most ). You can travel as often as you like
within two months.
( )37. Which kind of ticket are you going to choose if you want to go to a small town 75 miles away
for four days?
A. Big City Savers. B. Monthly returns. C. Weekend Returns. D. Family Returns. ( ) 38. If
a man buys himself a ticket of £ 15 and three tickets for his family with a card of Family
Returns, how much will he pay?
A. £47. B. £27. C. £24. D. £15.
( )39. Which of the following is true?
A. A card of Family Returns can only be used for two months.
B. If you want to travel to London by air, you can use Big City Savers.
C. If you leave this Friday and return next Saturday, you can use Weekend Returns.
D. You can use Day Returns at any time on weekdays.
( ) 40. The passage is probably taken from a __________.
A. dictionary B. textbook C. newspaper D. storybook
If you can speak English, you know a lot of English words. You can read, speak and understand. But
there is another kind of language you need to know — the language of the body.
All over the world, people “talk” with their hands, with their heads and with their eyes. When
Japanese people meet, they bow (鞠). When Indians meet, they put their hands together. What do
American and British people do?
When British and American people meet someone for the first time, they shake hands. They do not
usually shake hands with people they know well. Sometimes women kiss (吻) their women friends and
men kiss women friends. When a man meets a man friend, he just smiles, and says “Hello”. Men
do not kiss each other, or hold hands. Even fathers and sons do not often kiss each other.
（ ）41.We can learn from the passage that _____.
A. handshake and kiss can not be used in greeting
B. only a few people use body language
C. people can “talk” with their hands, heads and eyes
D. body language is more often used by people than words
（ ）42. When Indians meet, they _____.
A. kiss each other B. put their hands together
C. bow to each other D. just smile
（ ）43. In the USA and Britain, _____.
A. men always kiss their women friends when they meet
B. people would like to shake hands whenever they meet their friends
C. fathers and sons often kiss each other
D. women kiss each other more often while men don’t