Unit 4 I used to be afraid of the dark
( )1. -- There was one-hour interview with the super football star C. Ronaldo on CCTV 5 yesterday evening.
-- Yes. C. Ronaldo shared a lot of his experience during interview.
A. a; the B. the; the C. a; an D. the; an
( )2. -- Baseball is a popular game among students in Taipei.
-- Really? But it’s unpopular in our city. Students play it.
A. often B. seldom C. usually D. always
( )3. I can’t tell when the house was built , but it must be very old.
A. exactly B. differently C. quickly D. simply
( )4. -- Look! The goldfish is dying.
-- What a pity! This kind of goldfish a lot of care and attention.
A. has B. offers C. requires D. receives
( )5. -- Henry is really a great grandfather.
-- Sure, he is. He spends all his free time teaching his everything helpful.
A. son B. grandson C. neighbor D. friend
( )6. -- Mr Lee is really good at telling jokes. This makes him a popular teacher.
-- You’ve got the point. Students all like teachers.
A. kind B. careful C. humorous D. polite
( )7. -- You should say sorry to your father for the mistake you made, Tom.
-- I don’t to meet his eyes. What if he gets angry with me?
A. need B. have C. refuse D. dare
( )8. -- Guangzhou Evergrande is really a super team in Asia.
-- Yes. We were so when they won the Asian Champions League.
A. proud B. afraid C. surprised D. worried
( )9. -- Mr Lee said he teaching English because he loved children.
-- Yes. And his love for children and teaching makes him a great teacher.
A. turned up B. gave up C. took up D. set up
( )10. -- I have got used to living in this city. But I still miss my old friends in Taiyuan .
-- Old friends are best, right?
A. in time B. at the same time C. from time to time D. on time
( )11. -- Would you like to watch Transformer 4 in the IMAX theater with me?
-- I’d love to, I have watched it twice. The movie is really a treat to eyes.
A. if B. since C. because D. even though
( )12. -- Do you often e-mail your friends?
-- No. I use WeChat more often, but I e-mail my friends.
A. have to B. would like to C. used to D. get to
( )13. -- This place used to be full of trees, it?
-- Yes. But now it has turned into buildings.
A. did B. didn’t C. was D. wasn’t
( )14. -- I shall go on holiday to African countries next month.
-- Really? Then don’t miss . This is a wonderful country.
A. B. C. D.
( )15. -- James, can you tell me ?
-- Paul? I haven’t seen him for years. He used to be a shy and quiet boy.
A. what is Paul like B. what Paul is like
C. what does Paul like D. what Paul likes
I used to live in my own room alone. But one day it all changed when my brother Mike asked to share my 16. At first, my parents said “no” to him, but at last my mother agreed. I cried and asked my parents not to do this, but it didn’t work.
As soon as Mike entered my room, it began to become 17. To my anger, he often left his unwashed clothes and toys everywhere!
One evening, I was doing some 18 on my computer while Mike was listening to music. 19 , I left my seat to get some water. A big surprise was waiting for me when I 20. He was using my computer to play game. I had forgotten to save the homework. Sadly, he had closed my program 21 saving it--all I had done had disappeared! I shouted at him. He cried a lot as my mother came and beat him. My mother also asked him to leave my room at once.
Then I did my homework once again. At 10: 00 pm. I finished it. When I was going to turn off the 22 , I saw the photo of my 23 that he had put on my table. I looked at his lovely face and remembered how lovely he was when my mom beat him. I really felt sorry. I went to see what he was doing. I found he was 24 in my parents’ bed. I kissed his face. He woke up, got up and said. “I’m sorry. I won’t bring you any more trouble. ”
I was as moved and said. “From now on, my room is not only mine. It is 25 !” That very night, Mike and I shared not only the room, but the bed.
( )16. A. clothes B. food C. room D. toys
( )17. A. dirty B. empty C. quiet D. tidy
( )18. A. business B. homework C. reading D. shopping
( )19. A. Later B. Instead C. However D. Sometimes
( )20. A. danced B. fell C. returned D. slept
( )21. A. after B. by C. for D. without
( )22. A computer B. fan C. radio D. TV
( )23. A. brother B. cousin C. father D. grandfather
( )24. A. jumping B. sleeping C. sitting D. singing
( )25. A. his B. hers C. ours D. theirs
I'm writing to you on your third birthday. I want to tell you something about your grandma's time. I was born sixty-eight years ago in a small village.
Transportation used to be a big problem. When we traveled from village to village, we used to walk or ride horses.
Shopping was not an easy job, either. There were no supermarkets in the neighborhood. We used to grow most of our own food: rice and vegetables. We kept things cool in a special underground room.
The biggest difference is that you have electricity (电). We didn't have electricity until very late in our small village. We didn't have any televisions of course. We used to perform our local (地方的) music and enjoy it very much. Life used to be very hard, but I was not upset. I would like you to know about the old days and be happy about what you have when you grow up. Remember, feeling good about life is the key to happiness.
( )26. This letter is written by .
A. a grandfather to a grandson B. a grandmother to a grandson
C. a grandfather to a granddaughter D. a grandmother to a granddaughter
( )27. Tommy is when the letter is written.
A. one B. two C. three D. four
( )28. This letter is mostly about .
A. the writer's old life experience B. the writer's future life
C. what a kid can do for old people D. how the writer has changed
( )29. Which is NOT true about the writer?
A. She was born in the countryside.
B. She felt good about the village life.
C. She used to grow vegetables in the village.
D. She used to walk or ride horses from city to city.
( )30. Why did the writer write this letter?
A. She wanted to show that life now is really happy.
B. She wanted to tell others that life was so hard in the past.
C. She wanted the kid to be positive about life in the future.
D. She wanted the kid to dream about his future life.
A girl told her mom everything was going wrong for her, and that she always failed her math exam so that she wouldn’t like to study at all. After hearing the daughter’s words, the nice and patient mother thought of a good way to make her daughter happy. “I will make a delicious cake for you,” said the mom. She walked into the kitchen, and the daughter followed.
When the mom prepared the cooking utensils (炊具) and ingredients, the daughter sat against the kitchen door, watching her.
Her mom asked her, “My dear, would you like a piece of cake?”
The daughter replied, “Sure, Mom! You know how I love cake!”
“All right,” the mom said, “drink some of this cooking oil. ”
The daughter was very surprised and said, “What? No way!!!”
“How about a couple of raw (生的) eggs?” asked the mom and the daughter answered, “No way!”
“How about some flour (面粉)?”
“No, Mom! I will be sick!”
The mother explained, “All of these are uncooked and taste bad, but if you put them together, they make a delicious cake. Life works the same way. When we ask ourselves why there are so many difficult times, we don’t realize what a success these terrible events will lead us to. Having a great day also means having a great CAKE! Keep the hope that one day your day is A PIECE OF CAKE!”
( )31. What does the girl do?
A. A cook. B. An actress. C. A student. D. A clerk.
( )32. The girl saw her mom in the kitchen.
A. do the dishes B. make a cake C. have dinner D. drink some oil
( )33. At first, the mother let the girl .
A. eat some flour B. break some raw eggs
C. prepare the ingredients D. drink some cooking oil
( )34. The mom thinks that there will be a success at last after .
A. someone has difficult times B. someone enjoys himself
C. someone has a great cake D. someone has a great day
( )35. What is the mom like?
A. She is kind of silly. B. She is hard-working.
C. She is nice and patient. D. She is too strict with her daughter.
The morning was cold and clear. A yellow bus came around the corner and stopped near a wood (树林). A coach asked the students to get off the bus. Girls began to gather by the starting line. One of them is a young, little girl. She had prepared for this running race for the whole summer. She looked around at the other girls, noticing how she was different.
There was a break in the silence, and everyone started to run. After about twenty five minutes, every runner finished the race except the girl. She was still running for the next forty minutes. As she came near the finishing line, she saw her parents, classmates and the coach. They shouted her name and told her not to stop until the end. The sweat (汗水) was flowing down her face. She kept on running until she crossed the line.
I was that girl, and that was the first time I had finished a cross-country race (越野赛跑). Finishing this race made me realize that I could do anything with my own strength (力量). After that, I took more hard work to practice running. I was not a natural-born runner, but I want to become one. I continued to struggle (努力) with every run. Now I run much faster than before and become more and more confident. I am so thankful for running because it has helped make me who I am today.
( )36. The cross-country race took place .
A. in a school B. near a wood C. in a big city D. on the playground
( )37. The writer finished her first cross-country race in about minutes.
A. 20 B. 25 C. 40 D. 65
( )38. From the sentence “I was not a natural-born runner”, we learn that the writer .
A. wasn’t good at running B. didn’t like running
C. ran faster than anyone D. couldn’t run when she was born
( )39. What can we infer(推断) from the passage?
A. All good runners are natural-born.
B. The writer didn’t use to be so confident.
C. A good coach is the most important for a runner.
D. The writer is a very good runner now.
( )40. What’s the main idea of the passage?
A. We should practice running if we want to be more confident.
B. We should do things that we are good at.
C. We should keep on doing what we want to, no matter whether we are good at it or not.
D. We could become the best if we keep on practicing.
41. The noise outside can i__________ our sleep very much.
42. Our English teacher is so h_____________ that he often makes us laugh in class.
43. You must learn when to speak and when to keep __________(silence)
44. It’s hard to make a d________ without knowing all the facts.
45. They often send their children to _________(私人的) schools.
Dear Mrs Smith,
I was a student of yours in Grade Six, and I hope you still 46 me. I’m writing this letter because I want to let you know that the school year with you was important and special to me. I take 47 in it all the times.
I know I 48 to be very quiet in your class. But you did something that changed my life a 49. You see, all through my first years in schools, I 50 to read. Books were just words that had very little to do with me, and I was bored by them. I'11 never forget the first day of Grade Six when you took out a thick book and 51 to read the story to our
class. Your voice 52 to change with the people in the story, and you drew pictures in my mind as you read aloud. From then on, I made a 53 to do the reading well. I will never 54 up reading in my life.
When I picked up a book and read it myself, I find that I could make the words interesting, too. Now I love reading! Thank you for 55 the word of books for me.
46. ___________ 47. ___________ 48. ___________ 49. ___________ 50. ___________
51. ___________ 52. ___________ 53. ___________ 54. ___________ 55. ___________
Whenever the sun dropped and the moon came up, my father and I used to climb the mountain near my house. Walking together, my father and I used to have a lot of conversations through which I learned lessons from his experiences. He always told me, "You should have goals like climbing the mountain," Without the mountain-climbing that we both enjoyed, we couldn't have enough time to spend together because my father was very busy, I really got a lot from mountain-climbing. It gave me time to talk with my father and to be in deep thought as well as develop my patience (耐力).
Once we climbed a very high mountain. It was so challenging for me because I was only ten years old. During the first few hours of climbing, I enjoyed the flowers and trees, and the birds' singing, but as time passed, I got a pain in both of my legs. I wanted to quit climbing. In fact, I hated it at that moment, but my father said to me, "You can always see a beautiful sky at the top of the mountain, but you can't see it before you reach the top. （59） Only there at the top can you see all of the nice things, just like in life. "
At that time,（60）我太小以至于不能理解他的话。 But later after that, I got new hope and confidence (信心). I found myself standing at the top of the sky, which was as clear as crystal (水晶).
56. Did the writer and his father often climb the mountain in the morning?
57. What kind of person did the writer’s father expect him to be ?
58. Why didn’t the writer want to continue climbing the high mountain?
59. Translate the under lined sentence into Chinese.
60. Translate the under lined sentence into English.
Mary在学校参加了一个Buddy Club, 从那以后，她改变了很多。请你结合下面所给的提示，写一篇英语短文。
In the past Now
Personalities shy, quiet, get nervous easily brave, outgoing…
Hobbies reading reading, singing…
Abilities good at dancing, singing…
Joining a club sometimes changes a person greatly. ___________________________
People sure change all the time, right? What we should do is to learn from Mary. Change ourselves and choose to be the best of ourselves.
1-5A B A C B 6-10C D A C C 11-15 D C B D B
16-20C A B A C 21-25D A A B C 26-30B C A D C
31-35C B D A C 36-40 B D A B C
41. influence 42. humorous 43. silent 44. decision 45. private
46. remember 47. pride 48.used 49. lot 50. hated
51. began 52. seemed 53. decision 54. give 55. opening
56. No, they didn’t.
57. His father wanted him to be a man with having goals in life.
58. Because he was tired.
60. I was too young to understand his words./ I was so young that I couldn’t understand what he said.
Joining a club sometimes changes a person greatly.
Mary used to be a shy and quiet girl. She used to get nervous easily and her face often turned red when she spoke with strangers. She liked nothing but reading alone in her free time. However, she has changed a lot since she joined the Buddy Club. Now, Mary is so brave and outgoing that she isn’t afraid of speaking out in public anymore. What’s more, she has lots of hobbies, such as singing, writing and dancing. She is good at them as well.
People sure change all the time, right? What we should do is to learn from Mary. Change ourselves and choose to be the best of ourselves.