Rob Howes wanted to spend a day at the beach. He 1 his daughter Nicky and her two friends. Helen Slade and Karina Cooper. They all went to Ocean Beach in New Zealand, where Howes was a lifeguard.
The group swam and bodysurfed. Then they saw something 2 . “Suddenly, there are these fins,” said Howes.
The 3 saw seven dolphins moving towards them. The dolphins seemed worried. They 4 the water with their tails. They kept moving in a circle around the swimmers. Then one large dolphin swam towards Howes and Helen. Next, it dived(潜水) down underwater. That’s when Howes saw something grey moving in the 5 .
A great white shark 6 underwater. It wasn’t far from the people. The shark headed straight towards Nicky and Karina. Now the shark was not slow. It moved 7 ! So the dolphins used their tails to swim even faster. Each one splashed its tail even more. Then Howes knew 8 the dolphins did so. The dolphins didn’t want to 9 him and the girls. These sea mammals(哺乳动物) wanted to keep them safe.
The dolphins stayed close to the group 10 the shark left. When Howes and the kids were safe, the dolphins swam away.
“You want to say thank you and shake there flippers,” Howes said. This isn’t a fishy tale! These dolphins are heroes.
1. A. brought B. missed C. returned D. searched
2. A. broken B. common C. strange D. polluted
3. A. trainers B. coaches C. fishermen D. swimmers
4. A. held B. hit C. cleaned D. provided
5. A. pool B. air C. island D. water
6. A. waited B. washed C. grew D. served
7. A. beautifully B. fast C. heavily D. away
8. A. where B. what C. why D. whether
9. A. play B. trust C. harm D. protect
10. A. until B. because C. if D. since
1A 2C 3D 4B 5D 6A 7B 8C 9C 10A
Alan is visiting South Mainland with his family. He is reading an information card to help them.
Ferry Booking Offices
Mousa, Tel: 07901 872339
Fair Isle, Tel: 01595 760363
Dunrossness, Toab, Bigton, Sandwick
Places to Eat Local Food
Sumburgh, Spiggie, Bigton, Hoswick
Dunrossness, Toab, Bigton, Levenwick
Boddam, Hoswick, Sandsayre, Cunningsburgh
Sandwick, Tel: 01950 431511
Levenwick, Tel: 01950 422240
Dunrossness, Tel: 01950 460707
1. Which number should Alan call if he wants to book tickets for the ferry?
A. 01950 460707 B. 01595 760363
C. 01950 422240 D. 01950 431511
2. Where can Alan go to enjoy local food in South Mainland?
A. Dunrossness, Toab, Bigton, Sandwick.
B. Sumburgh, Spiggie, Bigton, Hoswick.
C. Dunrossness, Toab, Bigton, Levenwick.
D. Boddam, Hoswick, Sandsayre, Cunningsburgh
CHARACTERS—Max and Emma
SCENE 1—Dining hall, Sunville Middle School
EMMA: Max! Hi! Mr. Sosa says our band(乐队) can play in the talent show!
MAX: Cool! I’ll tell Felipe to meet us in the music room after school for a practice.
EMMA: Umm. I wonder if it’s a good idea to have Felipe in our hand …
MAX: (With his mouth open) Of course it is! He’s really good at the keyboard.
EMMA: Really? He seems more interested in maths than anything else.
MAX: Well, he says maths and music are connected. He says that learning to read music and playing keyboard is like learning maths formulas(公式).
EMMA: Then I’m sure he’s good at music, too. With Felipe on keyboard, we’ll really have an edge over the other groups.
1. The underlined word “edge” in the play means “ “.
A. temperature B. advantage C. conversation D. relationship
2. Why does Emma wonder if it is a good idea to have Felipe in the band?
A. She thinks Felipe will help them win.
B. She’s not sure if Felipe is good at music.
C. She thinks the band has had enough players.
D. She’s imagining what songs Felipe like to play.
3. Which of the following shows where the scene happens?
A. EMMA: Umm.
B. MAX: (With his mouth open)
C. CHARACTERS—Max and Emma
D. SCENE 1—Dining hall, Sunville Middle School
1B 2B 3D
A new report shows what life might be like in 100 years from now. It describes skyscrapers that are much taller than today’s buildings, underwater ‘bubble’ cities and holidays in space. Th3e report is from a company. It asked experts(专家) on space and architecture, as well as city planners, to give their ideas on the life in 2116. They said the way we live, work and play will be totally different to how we do these things today. The experts used the Internet as an example. They said that 25 years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet and smartphones would change our lives. The Internet has completely changed the way we communicate, learn and do daily things. The experts said the changes in the next century would be even more unbelievable.
Researchers questioned 2,000 adults about the prediction(预言) they thought were most likely(很可能的) to happen in the future. They predicted that in the future, few people will go to an office but will work from home and have work meetings online. People will have highly developed 3-D printers that will let you download(下载) a design for furniture or a food recipe and then ‘print’ the sofa, table or pizza at home. There will also be less need for visits to the doctor. We will all have a home health instrument that will tell us what the problem is and give us treatment. We will also be going into space for holidays and to get resources that we have used up on Earth. A prediction that is missing is whether people will need to study English.
1. The writer uses the example of the Internet in Paragraph 1 to show .
A. the Internet was often used B. the Internet has developed fast
C. people will not believe the changes D. technology will change people’s lives
2. With the help of highly developed 3-D printers, a way to get a sofa in 2116 is to .
A. buy one in a shop B. ask somebody to make one
C. download a design and ‘print’ one D. design and make one by oneself
3. According to the passage, the missing prediction is .
A. how people will work
B. where people will get resources
C. what people will have at home to treat illness
D. whether people will still need to learn Engli sh
4. The passage is mainly about .
A. the life in 2116 B. holidays in space
C. the history of the Internet D. medical treatment
5. The passage is most probably from .
A. an advertisement B. a newspaper
C. a detective story D. a health report
1D 2C 3D 4A 5B
Rachel Carson(1907-1964) was a pioneer of the world’s environmental movement through her writing about the protection of the natural world. Her 1962 book Silent Spring made her well known by many people. It describes the harmful changes in the environment of using toxic(有害的) chemicals on farmland.
Carson’s career started as a biologist in the US Bureau of Fisheries. In 1951 she published her first book, The Sea Around Us, which became a bestseller. It made her rich enough to leave her job and devote her life to writing. She was a gifted writer. Her next two books were also about the oceans and both topped the book sales lists.
Carson’s book Silent Spring completely change the way America though about nature. It painted a bleak(荒凉的) future for the whole natural world. It led to a nationwide ban(禁止) on the use of a deadly chemical called DDT, and other toxic pesticides(农药) that farmers used for their crops. Many people say the book led to the creation of America’s Environmental Protection Agency.
Since her death, Carson’s name has continued to be connected with protecting the environment. There is now a yearly Rachel Carson Book Prize. Norway awards the Rachel Carson Prize to women who have made great contributions to the field of environmental protection. In 1980, 16 years after her death, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in America.
1. What happened to Rachel Carson in 1962?
A. She started to write books.
B. She gave up working as a biologist.
C. Her book The Sea Around Us sold well.
D. Her book Silent Spring made her famous.
2. What most probably made Rachel Carson leave her job?
A. She got an award.
B. She published Silent Spring.
C. The Sea Around Us brought her enough money.
D. The US government took notice of her researches.
3. Why is the book Silent Spring important to America’s environmental protection?
A. It describes a silent spring.
B. It topped the book sales lists.
C. It changed how American thought about nature.
D. It includes all Carson’s research achievements.
4. What does the underlined word “It” in Paragraph 3 mean?
A. The book Silent Spring B. The way America thought
C. The US Bureau of Fisheries D. America’s Environmental Protection Agency
5. Why was Rachel Carson awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom?
A. She published the book Silent Spring.
B. She did a lot of researches for the US Bureau of Fisheries.
C. She donated much money to the Rachel Carson Book Prize.
D. She made great contributions to the environmental protection.
1D 2C 3C 4A 5D
1. —I find the game without Kobe Bryant boring.
—I don’t agree. One player cannot make a (队).
2. There is an (空的) bottle on the road. Everyone should be careful.
3. It’s a good idea to give your father a (夹克衫) as a gift on June 19, Father’s Day.
4. —Where shall we go for the summer outing, Daniel?
—I can’t (记得) exactly, maybe somewhere near Babulo Valley.
5. If everyone thinks about pollution and recycling, we can protect the air and help (救) our world.
1. team 2. empty 3. jacket 4. remember 5. (to) save
1. At present more and more students choose online courses and study by (they).
2. Nanjing looks much more beautiful on (snow) days.
3. —Nancy, I really don’t know how to write articles.
—Don’t worry. (use) a mind map to organize your ideas.
4. This bookstore sells many English (dictionary). You can choose what you like.
5. There (be) four students from School for the Blind in Nanjing sharing reading with the students in the US through online video on April 22, 2016.
1. themselves 2. snowy 3. Use 4. dictionaries 5. were
A: Which teachers will you miss the most after junior high school, Han Mei?
B. Ms. Zhang and Mr. Li.
A: I know that Ms. Zhang was 1 enough to repeat grammar rules for you in English class.
B. Yes, and Mr. Li helped me 2 maths. He always took the time to explain things to me clearly whenever I couldn’t understand anything. Who will you miss?
A: Ms. Wang. She encouraged me in Chinese class. She 3 told me, “You can do it!” I put in more effort and got high marks 4 her.
B: Shall we get each of them a card and gift to say thank you?
A: 5 . Let’s go shopping tomorrow!
1. patient 2. do well in 3. always 4. because of 5. Good idea
What will you eat for lunch today? In some countries, lunchtime often means soup time! There are many kinds of soups served around the world. Some are as thin and clear as water. Some are as thick as stews. Others are full of noodles!
Soup is just one thing that can be eaten for lunch. What you eat for lunch may be different from the lunch of someone who lives in another country. Let’s take a look around the world to see what kids are eating for lunch.
Many children in Mexico eat tortillas for lunch. Most tortillas are made from ground corn, but sometimes wheat is used. Tortillas are usually flat and round, but they can also be made into other shapes. Taco shells are made from corn tortillas and filled with beans or meal. Tasty sauces, called salsas, are often added to tacos. These sauces are made from tomatoes, onions, hot pepers and spices.
Winters in Russia are very cold. Maybe that’s why many Russian children eat soup for lunch. Two of their favourites are cabbage soup and beef soup.
Many Russian soups also include potatoes. Potatoes are an important crop in Russia. They make soups thick. Eating thick soups can help keep people warm and can fill them up, so hunger is no problem!
Meals in Korea are made up of many dishes. No matter what else is served, there is always rice.
Kimchi is also always on the table. Kimchi is pickled(腌制的) meat or vegetables. Korean children mix together many dishes and flavors at meals. It’s common for their food to be hot and spicy.
Lunch in Thailand often includes noodles. There are many ways to serve noodles. One popular dish is made with thin rice noodles, tofu and shrimp. Another favourite way to eat rice noodles is with meat, vegetables and thick gravy.
What’s for 1 ?
l Different soups are served around the world. In some countries soup time 2 for lunchtime.
l Kids in different countries may not eat the 3 food for lunch.
Food for lunch in different countries
l Tortillas are popular food made from ground corn or wheat in different 4 .
l Taco shells are made from corn tortillas and 5 of beans or meat.
l Cabbage soup and beef soup are Russian children’s favourites. They eat soup for lunch probably because of the 6 season.
l Russians 7 potatoes to soups in order to make them thick.
l There are many dishes in Korea. However, you cannot 8 seeing rice and Kimchi on the table.
l Many dishes and flavors are 9 together at meals in hot and spicy tastes.
l People cook or eat rice noodles with different 10 like tofu, meat, vegetables, and so on.
1. lunch 2. stands 3. always 4. shapes 5. full
6. cold/winter 7. add 8. avoid 9. mixed 10. food(s)
How long does it take to build a new house? It usually takes about six months or more. B 1 each year, thousands of people work together to build new homes in just four months! Who does this w 2 work? Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a group that builds homes for families in n 3 . It has branches(分部) in different states around the country.
This group works all over the world, too. Volunteers help build the homes. They are unpaid workers who do all the work for f 4 . Volunteers can be builders and painters. They can be teachers or bankers. Some are students. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses. More than 1.5 million people l 5 in these houses.
Building a home is hard work. Volunteers learn h 6 to put up walls. They use many m 7 and tools. These selfless(无私的) volunteers work with the family that will live in the house. Everyone works together to make the family’s d 8 come true.
Suruchi Srikanth has worked with Habitat for Humanity for four years. She b 9 volunteering in high school. She has built many homes with other volunteers. She takes her responsibilities(责任) seriously. Volunteers know i 10 they don’t help, homes may not get built. They are good citizens who care about other people.
1. But 2. wonderful 3. need 4. free 5. live 6. how
7. machines/materials 8. dream(s) 9. began 10. if