( )1. I haven’t heard from my aunt and uncle ______ months. I really miss them.
A. in B. for
C. since D. with
( )2. —What water sports do you like, Jack?
—I like many, but ______ is my favourite.
A. hiking B. climbing
C. jogging D. sailing
( )3. —Where did you go last Sunday?
—We went to the farm and enjoyed ______.
A. you B. us
C. yourselves D. ourselves
( )4. —I am very ______ to hear the ______ news. What about you?
A. excited; exciting B. exciting; excited
C. exciting; exciting D. excited; excited
( )5. —The pancakes here are ______ than those from anywhere else.
—Yeah. I often come here.
A. delicious B. less delicious
C. more delicious D. the most delicious
( )6. Sally, I can’t go to the cinema with you today, because I have ______ to do.
A. important something
B. something important
C. important nothing
D. nothing important
( )7. —What’s your hobby, Diana?
—Well, I have many hobbies, ______
dancing, singing and playing water sports.
A. used to B. because of
C. such as D. instead of
( )8. —______ is it since we met last time?
—Three years. Time goes so fast.
A. How far B. How often
C. How soon D. How long
( )9. —It was kind of you to ______ food with me, Eric.
—Forget it. We’re friends.
A. grow B. share
C. feed D. order
( )10. Lisa doesn’t like to clean her room, but her mother makes her ______ it twice a day.
A. do B. to do
C. not do D. not to do
( )11. —______ your brother ______ the theatre?
—Yes. He left thirty minutes ago.
A. Has; been to B. Has; gone to
C. Does; go to D. Did; went to
( )12. It’s so cold here that I ______ I stay in an ice room.
A. smell like B. sound like
C. look like D. feel like
( )13. —Next week, I will ______ a basketball match.
—Oh, really? Can I ______ you?
A. join in; join in B. join; join
C. join in; join D. join; join in
( )14. I wanted to help Jack paint his room, but he ______.
A. woke me up B. woke up me
C. turned me down D. turned down me
( )15. —I’m so happy about our visit to Hong Kong next week.
—______. I can’t wait to go there tomorrow.
A. Me, too B. Sounds good
C. I hope so D. Of course
The Great Wall is one of the wonders (奇迹) of the world. Every year 1 of tourists from all over the world come to visit this place of interest in China.
Last Saturday I went to the Great Wall with some of my friends. It was a 2 day. On our way up, we saw many volunteers 3 working in the sun. They helped the elders with their bags, took photos for some tourists and 4 people’s questions. Though (尽管) they were very 5 , they didn’t stop to have a rest. We were deeply moved 6 we saw this.
Just at the moment, we saw a little boy standing alone and 7 . We went over and asked what happened 8 him. From his answer we knew that he couldn’t find his mother. We told him not to 9 it and then we tried to get in touch with his mother with the phone number he gave us. Twenty minutes later, his mother turned up. When she saw her son, she was very excited and thanked 10 with tears (眼泪) in her eyes.
That day we not only enjoyed the beauty of the Great Wall, but also felt the warmth of the society. If everyone can reach out a helping hand to others, the world will be more and more harmonious (和谐的). Do you think so?
( )1. A. few B. millions C. a little D. much
( )2. A. sunny B. rainy C. snowy D. cloudy
( )3. A. practising B. finishing C. stopping D. keeping
( )4. A. answered B. asked C. knew D. visited
( )5. A. interested B. happy C. tired D. sad
( )6. A. when B. before C. so D. because
( )7. A. jumping B. playing C. laughing D. crying
( )8. A. for B. with C. to D. on
( )9. A. look after B. worry about C. think of D. run after
( )10. A. her B. him C. us D. me
Mr and Mrs White are my neighbours. Their house is small but they have a large garden. And they spend many happy hours working on it every day. We all agree the garden is great. While we spend our dollars in the market, the old couple can pick vegetables in their own garden.
Last month, Mr and Mrs White invited most of the neighbours to their garden for an “all-day food festival”. They asked us to bring gloves and arrive early in the morning. We didn’t know what would take place.
By 9:00 a.m., there were nine of us in the garden picking tomatoes, beans and other vegetables. At lunch, there were lots of laughs. We shared a lot of stories. After dinner, we played games. Before we left, Mr and Mrs White gave each of us a shopping bag filled with vegetables. What a great gift!
Of course I loved the green vegetables, but I loved the happy time being with my neighbours more. Mr and Mrs White were so nice that they helped us learn from each other better. Now Mr and Mrs White have a blog about gardening. They teach us to grow vegetables online. And I can’t wait to see my tomato plants bear fruit (结果实).
( )1. What do Mr and Mrs White spend much of their time doing?
A. Shopping in the market.
B. Helping their neighbours.
C. Looking after the vegetables.
D. Working on the computer.
( )2. Why did Mr and Mrs White invite their neighbours to their garden?
A. To go to the birthday party.
B. To help pick vegetables.
C. To help them learn from each other.
D. To learn about their stories.
( )3. What did the writer probably think of the food festival?
A. It was too short.
B. It was wonderful.
C. It was a waste of time.
D. It was terrible.
( )4. What can we learn from the passage about Mr and Mrs White?
A. They have a big house with a big garden.
B. They have less than eight neighbours.
C. They want to open a vegetable store.
D. They teach people gardening online.
( )5. What is the passage mainly talking about?
A. Nice neighbours. B. Gardening skills.
C. A food festival. D. A great gift.
Here is our 5-day travel programme (旅行方案). I'm sure you will enjoy your trip．
Day 1 — Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing in the morning. The guide will meet you in the airport and he will take you to the hotel. You will visit the National Science Museum. It will take you about one hour to go there by car.
Day 2 — Beijing
After breakfast, you will go to Tian'anmen Square. You will stay there for one hour and then you'll go to the Palace Museum.
Day 3 — Beijing
The most important part is a visit to the Great Wall. It is one of the most important symbols in China, and many people visit it every day.
Day 4 — Beijing / Shanghai
Take a plane to Shanghai in the morning. After lunch, you will visit the Yuyuan Garden. It's very beautiful, and I'm sure you will like it. Then you can take a walk through the Old Town. It is full of stores, so you can buy some specialties (特产) for your family.
Day 5 — Shanghai
You will have a day trip to the Zhujiajiao Water Town and have a fast lunch there. In the evening, you will go back home by plane. Service ends.
Fare (费用): $700 (half price for children aged 12 and under)
( )6. How will travellers go to the National Science Museum?
A. On foot. B. By train.
C. By bus. D. By car.
( )7. How long will travellers stay in Tian'anmen Square?
A. For one hour. B. For two hours.
C. For three hours. D. For four hours.
( )8. On the third day, travellers will visit _______.
A. the National Science Museum
B. the Zhujiajiao Water Town
C. the Yuyuan Garden
D. the Great Wall
( )9. On which day can travellers do some shopping?
A. Day 2. B. Day 3.
C. Day 4. D. Day 5.
( )10. How much should Adam pay if he wants to travel with his 10-year-old son?
A. $1,400. B. $1,050.
C. $750. D. $700.
Without classes and exams, the summer vacation is an ideal time for Australian kids. For me, Nancy, it means much more than not going to school. It is also a golden chance (机会) to spend time with my family because I have little time with them during the school year.
Last summer vacation I travelled with my family to the Hawkesbury River in Western Sydney. It was one of the most unforgettable summer vacations in my life.
Staying by the river helps us escape (逃脱) from the hot weather and noise of the city. Every day, my family and I got up early to go swimming in the cool water. In the morning, we all took part in a big game. We enjoyed water-skiing, wakeboarding (尾波滑水) and other activities. These activities made our family feel closer.
In the warm afternoon, we peacefully (平静地) read books on hammocks hung among trees by the river. The days always ended with a campfire. We sat around the fire, talking and laughing.
The river is a perfect place for people to forget about all the stresses of life and simply enjoy the moment. To me, it is the perfect place to spend time together with my family. I can’t help thinking about those days again and again even though so many months has passed.
( )11. Nancy ______ before the summer vacation starts.
A. is too busy to stay with her family
B. has no chance to go back to Australia
C. sees her parents very often
D. is busy practising swimming
( )12. Hawkesbury is a river in the ______ of Sydney.
A. east B. west
C. north D. south
( )13. What does Nancy mainly want to tell us in Paragraph 3?
A. How she enjoyed swimming.
B. Where her family spent the vacation.
C. What activities her family enjoyed.
D. Why she enjoyed those activities.
( )14. Hammocks are likely to be something like ______.
A. roads B. houses
C. libraries D. beds
( )15. We can infer (推断) from the passage that Nancy ______.
A. is still a young student who often spends time at home
B. misses the summer time with her family
C. will go to the river with her parents this summer
D. won’t stay in Australia any longer
I'm David. When I was 13, my parents decided that I should go to England to improve my English. I had never been to other countries before, so I felt a little worried. My parents prepared everything for my journey. My plane was due (预期) to leave at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in two hours. I phoned the English family who I would stay with and they told me they would wait for me at the airport.
Unluckily my plane to London was delayed (延误). I tried to phone the English family again but I couldn't speak to them because they had already left home for the airport.
When I arrived in London, it was already 1:30 p.m. I went to get my luggage (行李) but I couldn't find it. I became very worried. Luckily, the airport staff (工作人员) was very helpful and efficient. I didn't wait long — they found it 10 minutes later.
My English family were still waiting for me! I was so happy! Then my new life in London began. My English family were quite kind. I learned a lot of English because I spent most of the day talking in English. I played computer games with the little boy in my English family. I also taught him how to play chess. Sometimes I told him stories I learned from my family.
I missed my family during my stay in London, but I also felt sad when my stay there came to an end. My English family held a party for me. I enjoyed it very much. I'll never forget that summer in London! It is one of the most wonderful experiences I've ever had.
( )16. What do we know about David?
A. He travelled a lot with his parents.
B. He was happy to take a plane alone.
C. He went to England to study English.
D. He thought his parents were a little strict.
( )17. When did David reach London?
A. At 9:30 a.m. B. At 11:30 a.m.
C. At 1:30 p.m. D. At 3:30 p.m.
( )18. What does the underlined word “efficient” in Paragraph 3 mean in Chinese?
A. 普通的 B. 高效的 C. 懒惰的 D. 勇敢的
( )19. What did David teach the little boy in his English family?
A. How to play chess.
B. How to write stories.
C. How to play computer games.
D. How to choose interesting books.
( )20. David wrote this passage mainly to tell us _______.
A. some useful ways of improving English
B. about the importance of planning well before a trip
C. his experiences of going and studying in another country
D. about the difficulty of understanding people from different countries
1. Mickey Mouse may be the most popular ________(卡通片) character around the world.
2. All the students ________(除了……以外) Tom have handed in their homework.
3. Amy wants to take a(n) ________(直达的) flight to London.
4. Have you written down all the important ________(要点)?
5. Many Chinese people usually visit their ________(亲戚) during the Spring Festival.
6. I found my dog ________(die), but I didn’t know who killed it.
7. ________(travel) has become a part of my life these years.
8. You can buy old bikes quite ________(cheap) in the store.
9. My cousin is good at writing stories. He dreams of being a ________(write).
10. Mary was the ________(bad) singer of the three.
11. Is there a ________(fly) to New York today?
12. Yesterday Miss Smith ________(give) a picture book to the boy.
13. Jane, you can’t go home by ________(you) after 10 p.m. It’s dangerous.
14. Do you plan ________(take) the train to Beijing?
15. It was ________(possible) to sleep because of the noise outside.
You must have been to many places. Then what place do you think is the most beautiful?
Zhong Rui, 14, from Jilin
Hainan is the farthest place I’ve been to. It is a hot but beautiful place near the sea. When I stood on the beach, the waves (浪) touched my feet and the wind tasted salty (咸的). I loved the coconuts (椰子) there. They were really fresh.
Zhang Zhaojie, 14, from Shanghai
I went to the UK last year on a camp trip. I fell in love with the place as soon as I landed there. The air smelled sweet. People there were friendly. And the sheep there were cute.
Zhou Kefan, 14, from Guangxi
The sky in Inner Mongolia (内蒙古) was very blue. Wind blew the grass and it looked just like a green ocean. At night, we had a bonfire (篝火) party together. People sang and danced there together. I really loved the place.
Wang Kaiwei, 15, from Zhejiang
About two years ago, I went to Tianshan Mountain with my father. It was really cold up the mountain. But there was a big and beautiful lake on the mountain. Standing beside the lake, I felt like I was a fairy (仙女). It was a really amazing place.
The most beautiful place they have been to
Names (1) Places Reasons
Zhong Rui 14 Hainan He liked (2) on the beach and (3) the waves. He also (4) the fresh coconuts.
Zhang Zhaojie 14 The UK He liked the sweet (5) and (6) people and cute sheep there.
Zhou Kefan 14 Inner
Mongolia He enjoyed the blue
(7) and the green grass. They sang and (8) around the bonfire.
Wang Kaiwei 15 Tianshan
Mountain The (9) was cold but she felt like a fairy when she
(10) beside the lake.
I’m writing this from London. We arrived in London on Tuesday, after s (1) in Madrid and Paris. London is one of the most interesting cities in Europe, but it’s also one of the most expensive p (2) to stay. It’s bigger than Paris and older than Sydney. You know I love history, and there are lots of great museums here — in
f (3), I think the British Museum is probably the best museum in the world. The people in Madrid were quite friendly. They were f (4) than London people, but it was more difficult to c (5) with them because I didn’t know their language. Paris was f (6), of course, and I ate the most delicious food of my life in some of the Paris restaurants.
My aunt says that British food is better than French food, b (7) she’s wrong about that! Tonight my aunt and uncle will take me to a show. It’s a musical (音乐剧) c (8) The Phantom of the Opera. They say that it is the most w (9) show in London. Of course I think it would be more exciting to see a pop concert (流行音乐会). However, that would be the worst t (10) in the world for my uncle and aunt.
We will fly home to Sydney in five days. See you then!
How are you?
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Ⅱ. 1—5 BADAC 6—10 ADCBC
Ⅲ. 1—5 CCBDA 6—10 DADCB
11—15 ABCDB 16—20 CCBAC
Ⅳ. A) 1. cartoon 2. except 3. direct 4. points 5. relatives
B) 6. dead 7. Travelling 8. cheaply 9. writer 10. worst 11. flight 12. gave
13. yourself 14. to take 15. impossible
Ⅴ. 1. Ages 2. standing 3. feeling 4. enjoyed / liked / loved 5. air 6. friendly
7. sky 8. danced 9. weather 10. stood
Ⅵ. 1. staying 2. places 3. fact 4. friendlier 5. communicate 6. fantastic 7. but
8. called 9. wonderful 10. thing
Ⅶ. One possible version:
How are you?
My parents and I are going to visit a village this Saturday. The weather will be fine that day. Can you go with us? My father will drive us there. And it will take an hour to get there. We’ll do the following activities. In the morning, we can pick all kinds of
fruits and vegetables in the fields together. Then, we can make a meal with the vegetables by ourselves. In the afternoon, we’ll watch the villagers make tea. If you’re also interested in it, you can learn to make tea with us. I’m sure we’ll have a fantastic time there.
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