Unit 2 I think that mooncakes are delicious?
( )1. -- Jenny, do Chinese people celebrate Easter Day?
-- No. This is the first time I’ve celebrated festival.
A. the; the B. the; a
C. /; the D. /; a
( )2. -- What did you do on April Fool’s Day?
-- I played a trick my brother.
A. on B. to
C. with D. At
( )3. -- I am going back to America for Thanksgiving Day.
-- . And we will miss you.
A. Enjoy yourself B. You’re welcome
C. That’s interesting D. The same to you
( )4. -- Do you have in Beijing?
-- Yes. My aunt and uncle live there.
A. classmates B. cousins
C. partners D. relatives
( )5. -- Have you found the poor dog yet?
-- Yes. But he was when we found him. The bad weather killed him.
A. dying B. died
C. dead D. die
( )6. -- It’s dangerous to swim in this river.
-- Yes, you are right. The government has people not to swim in it.
A. trained B. warned
C. led D. encouraged
( )7. After working her way around the world, Annie ended up English as a
A. teach B. taught
C. teaching D. to teach
( )8. You should learn to think while reading. Usually, behind the lines the
writer’s true meaning.
A. lie B. lies
C. have D. Has
( )9. -- Can you spare time to come to our Thanksgiving party?
-- Well, I don’t know
A. that I can finish my work by then
B. if can I finish the work by then
C. whether I can finish the work by then
D. that can I finish the work by then
( )10. After a 3-week winter vacation, students usually some weight when they
return to school.
A. put away B. put up
C. put in D. put on
( )11. -- Will we have dinner at the Hope Restaurant?
-- Maybe. We’ll go there if the show before 6. But I don’t know if there
any free tables then.
A. will end; were B. will end; will be
C. ends; were D. ends; will be
( )12. -- Can we visit Hong Kong this summer holiday?
-- I wonder it is the best time to go there.
A. if B. when C. what D. how
( )13. -- delicious the mooncakes !
-- Yes, I agree with you. They are the best mooncakes I’ve ever had.
A. How; tastes B. What; tastes C. How; taste D. What; taste
( )14. -- Yesterday there were many people in the park I almost lost
-- It was the May Day holiday. Lots of people wanted to have fun there.
A. quite; that B. so; that C. enough; that D. very; that
( )15 -- The Dragon Boat races are so exciting, but our boat is still behind.
-- Don’t worry. I am sure our team will win!
A. if B. that C. whether D. why
People all over the world celebrate the new year. However, not all countries celebrate in the same way, and in some countries, the new year doesn’t begin on the 16 day every year. In many countries, the New Year begins on 1st January, but people start celebrating on 31st December, New Year’s Eve. In New York many people go to celebrate in Times Square. 17 they’re waiting for the New Year, they listen to music, sing traditional songs and have fun. Just before 12 o’clock, everyone 18 down from 10: 10, 9, 8… As soon as it’s 12 o’clock, everyone shouts very 19 , “Happy New Year!”
New Year’s Day is often a family day. Some families get together for a special meal. When the weather is fine, many families go out for a 20 .
On New Year’s Day, many people make resolutions for the new year. They 21 a list of things, such as “I will help out more with housework. I will work 22 at school than others. ” or “I won’t spend so much time playing video games. ” When they have made 23 list, they read it to their family or friends and promise to 24 their resolutions.
So it doesn’t matter how they celebrate, 25 people in countries all over the world, it’s a time to say goodbye to the old year, and to welcome the new.
( )16. A. familiar B. same C. important D. normal
( )17. A. If B. Even though C. While D. Before
( )18. A. comes B. turns C. looks D. counts
( )19. A. loudly B. quietly C. sadly D. safely
( )20. A. walk B. secret C. job D. treatment
( )21. A. put on B. write down C. take away D. look after
( )22. A. quickly B. hard C. harder D. hardly
( )23. A. its B. his C. her D. their
( )24. A. follow B. make C. do D. give
( )25. A. by B. for C. with D. from
We spoke to three students from around the world about different national holidays. There are different customs (习俗) for each festival.
Tan Xiaodong. 15. Hong Kong, China
“It’ll soon be Chinese New Year Before it, we’ll clean the house and decorate it for good luck. Every shop is going to close for a few days and we’ll go out a lot to celebrate in the streets. We might go and see the lion and dragon dances in the city center. I love this festival. ”
Wendy, 16, Sydney, Australia
“Australia is on 26th January and it’s an important holiday here. We always have a Monday off, so we celebrate for three days. My parents and I go to the countryside for a picnic and friends always come over. Many people go to beach parties or street parties and there’s lots of music and dancing. What fun!”
Amy, 14, New York, the USA
“The first Thanksgiving Day was hundreds years ago when Europeans who came to America thanked God for his help. It’s still a very important day for families to be together. This year we’re going to visit my parents and we’ll eat a delicious meal of turkey. Thanksgiving Day is on the fourth Thursday in November every year. ”
( )26. How many festivals are mentioned (提到) in the passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
( )27. During the Chinese New Year, tourists can _________.
A. do a lot of shopping B. see lion and dragon dances
C. decorate the house for good luck D. eat turkey
( )28. On Australia Day, families often ___________.
A. have a picnic in the countryside B. go to a swimming pool
C. have a party at school D. clean the house and dance
( )29. What do you think a turkey is in the passage?
A. A country B. A festival C. A bird D. A kind of drink
( )30. From the passage, we can learn that _____________.
A. Australia is an important day for family members to get together
B. different festivals have different customs
C. many go out for s picnic with friends before Chinese New Year
D. the first Thanksgiving Day was born a hundred years ago
Spain is famous for its tomato festival, called La Tomatina. It happens in a small town Hanoi on the last Wednesday of August every year. During the festival there are all kinds of activities, but the most exciting part is the tomato fight. It takes place at the end of long celebration (庆祝). You are encouraged to throw tomatoes in the fight. There’re many stories about how the festival began. One of the stories goes that during the 1940’s, some friends started a tomato fight, while another story is about a local band. Anyway, everyone in Bunol seems to have a different story.
Before the tomato fight, there are parades(游行) ，musical bands, street parties and so on.
On the day of the fight, shopkeepers cover their windows and doors in order to keep away from the tomato fight. At the same time, thousands of tourists and local people come to the town square together. Then large trucks (卡车)full of tomatoes arrive. From the back of the large trucks, a great town band start to throw tomatoes at others. Then the crowds fight back, throwing the tomatoes at anything and anyone. Soon the streets are in the sea of red tomato juice.
Everyone is supposed to obey a small number of rules: You must squash (压烂) the tomato before throwing it and you are allowed to throw nothing but tomatoes.
It is usually over in less than half an hour. Everyone then sets off to the river to clear up. Sounds like fun!
( )31. The most exciting activity of the festival is______.
A. parades B. street parties
C. the tomato fight D. the musical band show
( )32. The stories about how the festival began are______ according to the passage.
A. very clear B. rather sad
C. very famous D. quite different
( )33. On the fight day, _______.
A. people fight for the whole day
B. people can throw everything
C. shopkeepers are not allowed to watch people fight
D. lots of tourists and local people take part in the fight
( )34. The best title of the passage can be______.
A. Travel in Spain B. The Tomato Festival in Spain.
C. The History of Spain D. Rules of the Tomato Festival
( )35. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?
A. The festival happens on the last Wednesday of August every year.
B. On the fight day, shopkeepers cover their windows and doors.
C. The fight day usually lasts half an hour.
D. Everyone is supposed to obey some rules on the fight day.
“Did you go skating a lot last year?” I asked. Jen shook her head and looked at me. Finally she said, “On Thanksgiving, Mom and I always went to visit some friends who lived on a farm. I especially loved seeing their big turkeys. ”
Until then, I didn’t think about how Jen felt. She had a new stepfather (继父) and stepbrother, and had a new town and home, too. Jen and her mom used to live near a lake where Dad and I went every summer, and she had to move up north with us. She had more changes than me.
Jen seemed sad, so I was busy thinking of some ways to cheer her up on Thanksgiving. I told her my plan and she was excited. First we made a huge snowball, and then a small snowball. Then we built a wall behind the big snowball as a tail. Jen mixed some food coloring with water, saying, “We can spray (喷) colors on the tail. ” Our snow turkey had a red, blue, green, and yellow tail. We were so busy that we didn’t notice our parents come outside. Dad found a hat for the snow turkey, and Mom wrapped her scarf around its neck.
“Thanks for cheering Jen up,” Mom said. “You’re a good brother, and you always come up with great ideas. ’’ A happy feeling spread through me. I began to understand how much she cared about everyone in our new family.
( ) 36. What did Jen do on Thanksgiving in the past?
A. She went skating with her friends.
B. She went to the farm with her mother.
C. She stayed at home with her mother.
D. She made snow turkeys with her mother.
( ) 37. What can we learn from the second paragraph?
A. Jen lived near a lake in the past.
B. The writer was Jen’s stepfather.
C. Jen moved up north for studying.
D. The writer just moved out of his old house.
( ) 38. How many people are there in Jen’s new family?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.
( ) 39. Which of the following is the right order?
①made a small snowball ②found a hat ③made a huge snowball
④sprayed colors on the tail ⑤wrapped a scarf around the neck
⑥built a wall behind the big snowball
A. ①③⑥④②⑤ B. ①②③④⑤⑥
C. ③①⑥④②⑤ D. ③①⑥②④⑤
( )40. What can we infer (推断) from the underlined sentence?
A. Jen’s stepmother was not friendly to the writer.
B. Jen didn’t feel happy after moving here.
C. Jen’s mother did a lot to make Jen happy.
D. The writer felt happy because his stepmother liked him.
41. The gardener picked off the (死的) ____________ flower.
42. A (磅) ____________ in the purse is worth two in the book.
43. Her aunt is her nearest r____________ in this city.
44. After dinner, we had ice-cream for d______________.
45. My father will p_____________ me again if I am late
longer, building, China, for, through, become, be, eastern, it, also
The Great Wall of China 46 the longest wall in the world. It goes from west to 47 , over mountains, 48 valleys(山谷) and finally reaches the sea.
The Great Wall is more than 8,000 kilometers 49 , six to seven meters high and four to five meters wide. In most places it is wide enough 50 five horses or ten men to walk side by side along the top.
I t was very difficult to 51 such a great wall in the old times. Thousands of men died when they built 52 . The Great Wall was made not only of stones, but millions of lives.
Today, the Great Wall 53 the place of interest not only to the 54 people, but 55 to people all over the world.
46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
51. 52. 53. 54. 55.
When I was 5 years old, I went to the USA with my mom. I can still remember the first Halloween holiday I had in the USA.
On the morning of Halloween(万圣节), we paid a visit to a pumpkin farm. Each of us brought a pumpkin to school with us. I used the pumpkin to make a lantern which had two triangle eyes and a scary mouth.
In the afternoon, we put on the Halloween costumes and went on parade in school. Some of the costumes were nice, but some of them looked scary. I chose to wear a suit of Superman’s clothes.
I did a lot of things that day, but the part I liked best was “trick or treat” in the evening. (56)After dinner, I went outside with an empty bag. I hoped to get a lot of candies from people. At first, I was a bit nervous, so when I knocked at the door, my heart was beating very fast. A lady came out, and I said carefully to her, “Trick or treat. ” My voice was very low, and even myself could hardly hear it. To my surprise, the lady was so kind to give me two candy bars, and I was so excited, thanked the lady and moved on. I couldn’t remember how many houses I visited, but I could remember how many candies I got--I got 91 pieces of candy that day, and （57）我为自己而感到自豪。
What a happy Halloween I had! And I wish we could have a Halloween every month!
56. Translate the under lined sentence into Chinese.
57. Translate the under lined sentence into English.
58. How any pieces of candy did the writer got from the people that day?
59. How many Halloweens did the writer wish to have one year?
60. Give the right topic.
假如你是李磊. 你的美国笔友Tom对中国传统文化很感兴趣。请你用英语给他写一 封80词左右的电子邮件，介绍一或两个中国传统节日，如春节(Spring Festival)、中秋节(Mid-autumn Festival)等。
参考词汇: traditional传统的; decorate装饰。
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49. long 50. for 51. build 52. it 53. becomes 54. Chinese 55. also
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60. My First Halloween in America
I'm very glad to tell you something about Spring Festival.
It’s a traditional festival in China. It comes in winter.
It’s time to get new. We usually clean and decorate our house carefully before it comes. I always help my mother clean the windows and wash the clothes. We put on chunlian on the door and chuanghua on the window.
It’s time to get together. Everyone goes home to get together with their family, though someone is far away from home. They must have dinner together on that day. They must visit their relatives and friends and say “Happy new year” to them. When the kids greet their grandparents, they can get money.