"Dreams (梦 ) may be more important than sleep. We all need to dream," some scientists say.
Dreams take up(占据) about one quarter of our sleeping time. People have several dreams each night. Dreams are like short films. They are usually in colour. Some dreams are like old films. They come to us over and over again. That may be because the dreamer is worrying about something. Dreaming may be a way of trying to find an answer.
Some people get new ideas about their work from dreams. They may(可能) have been thinking about their work all day. These thoughts can carry over(携入) into dreams.
Sometimes we wake up with a good feeling from a dream. But often we can"t remember the dream. Dreams can disappear (消失) quickly from memory (记忆).
Too much dreaming can be harmful (有害的). The more we sleep, the longer we dream. The mind is hard at work when we dream. That is why we may have a long sleep and still wake up tired.
1. It may be less important to sleep than to__.
A. think B. dream C. work D. study
2. Dreams and films are usually ____.
A. very long B. in colour
C. about work D. very sad
3. Why do some people often dream about their work?
A. Because they are tired in the daytime.
B. Because they are not interested in their work.
C. Because they may be thinking about their work all day.
D. Because they have too much work to do.
4. The main idea of the story is that ____.
A. what dream is
B. people like to sleep
C. dreams are like films
D. we always remember dreams
In England (英格兰人) nobody under eighteen years old is allowed (允许) to drink in a bar (酒吧).
Mr Thompson often went to a bar near his house.But he never took his son, Tom, because he was too young.Then when Tom had his eighteenth birthday, Mr Thompson took him to his usual bar for the first time.They drank for an hour.Tom drank a bit.Then Mr Thompson said to his son,"Now, Tom, I want to teach you a useful(有用的) lesson.How do you know when you’ve had enough(足够的)? Well, I’ll tell you.Do you see those two lights(灯) at the end of the bar? When they seem(好象) to become four, you’ve had enough and should(应该) go home."
"But, Dad,"said Tom,"I can only see one light at the end of the bar."
1.Young people ______ allowed to drink in a bar until eighteen.
A.is not B.are not C.many D.must
2.When Tom was a child, his father often went to a nearby bar______ taking him.
A.by B.for C.with D.without
3.On Tom’s eighteenth birthday, he drank together with his father in that bar for ______. A.the first time B.once
C.many times D.eighteen times
4.Father wanted to tell his son ______.
A.the time to drink B.something about the light
C.when to stop drinking D.something about the bar
5.In fact (事实上), there ______ at the end of the bar.
A.was one light B.were two lights
C.were three lights D.were four lights
In 1620, about half the USA was covered(覆盖) by forests. Today the forests have almost gone. A lot of good land has gone with them, leaving only sand(沙地). China doesn"t want to copy(抄) the USA"s example. We"re planting more and more trees. We"ve built the " Great Green Wall" of trees across northern(北部的) part of our country.The Great Green Wall is 7,000 kilometres long, and between 400 and 1,700 kilometres wide. It will stop the wind from blowing the earth away. It will stop the sand from moving towards the rich farmland(农田) in the south. More "Great Green Walls" are needed. Trees must be grown all over the world. Great Green Walls will make the world better.
1.In 1620, about ______ the USA was covered by forests.
A.a third B.half C.two thirds D.a fourth
2.A lot of good land has gone with ______.
A.sand B.water C.wind D.forests
3.The Great Green Wall in China is ______ long.
A.7,000 kilometers B.1,700 kilometers
C.7,000 meters D.400 kilometers
4.Trees must be grown in ______.
A.China B.the USA C.some countries D.every part of the world
5.______ will make the world better.
A.The Great Wall B.Tall buildings
C.Great Green Walls D.Flowers and grass
"Cool"is a word with many meanings.Its old meaning is used to express (表达)a temperature that is a little bit cold.As the world has changed，the word has had many different meaning.
"Cool"can be used to express feelings of interest in almost anything.
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 footballer.
We all maximize(扩大) the meaning of"cool".You can use it instead of many words such as "new" or "surprising".Here’s an interesting story we can use to show the way the word is used.A teacher asked her students to write about the waterfall(瀑布)they had visited.On one student’s paper was just the one sentence(句子)，"It’s so cool.Maybe he thought it was the best way to show what he saw and felt.
But the story also shows a scarcity(缺乏)of words.Without "cool"，some people have no words to show the same meaning.So it is quite important to keep some credibility(可信性).Can you think of many other words that make your life as colourful as the word "cool"? I can.And I think they are also very cool.
1.We know that the word"cool has had ________.
A.only one meaning B.no meanings
C.many different meanings D.the same meaning
2.In the passage，the word"express"means"________".
A.see B.show C.know D.feel
3.If you are _______ something，you may say，"It’s cool."
A.interested in B.angry about
C.afraid of D.unhappy with
4.The writer takes an example to show he is ________ the way the word is used.
A.pleased with B.strange to
C.worried about D.careful with
5.In the passage，the writer suggests(暗示)that the word "cool"________.
A.can be used instead of many words B.usually means something interesting
C.can make your life colourful D.may not(可能不) be as cool as it seems
A friend of mine named Paul received(收到) an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present.On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office，a street urchin(顽童) was walking around the shining car."Is this your car，Paul?"he asked. Paul answered，"Yes，my brother gave it to me for Christmas."The boy was surprised(惊奇)."You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you anything?Boy，I wish…"He hesitated(犹豫).
Of course， Paul knew what he was going to wish for(希望).He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the boy said surprised Paul greatly.
"I wish,"the boy went on，"that I could be a brother like that."Paul looked at the boy in surprise, then he said again, "Would you like to take a ride in my car?"
"Oh yes，I’d love that."
After a short ride，the boy turned and with his eyes shining，said，"Paul，would you mind (介意)driving in front of my house?"
Paul smiled a little.He thought he knew what the boy wanted.He wanted to show his neighbours that he could ride home in a big car. But Paul was wrong again. "Will you stop where those two steps are? the boy asked.
He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled(残疾的) brother. He sat him down on the step and pointed to the car.
"There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent(美分). And some day I’m going to give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the nice things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about."
Paul got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began an unforgettable(难忘的) holiday ride.
1.The street urchin was very surprised when ________.
A.Paul received an expensive car
B.Paul told him about the car
C.he saw the shining car
D.he was walking around the car
2.From the story we can see the urchin ________.
A.wished to give his brother a car
B.wanted Paul’s brother to give him a car
C.wished he could have a brother like Paul’s
D.wished Paul could be a brother like that
3.The urchin asked Paul to stop his car in front of his house ________.
A.to show his neighbours the big car
B.to show he had a rich friend
C.to let his brother ride in the car
D.to tell his brother about his wish
4.We can infer(推断)from the story that ________.
A.Paul couldn’t understand the urchin
B.the urchin had a deep love for his brother
C.the urchin wished to have a rich brother
D.the urchin’s wish came true in the end
5.The best name of the name story is _________.
A.A Christmas Present
B.A Street Urchin
C.A Brother Like That
D.An Unforgettable Holiday Ride