1. -I"ll go to New York for my summer vacation, Jenny.
-It"s a good ________. Have a good time!
A. excu se B. offer C. promise D. idea
2. Since Peter isn"t here, may I leave a message for________?
A. them B. him C. her D. me
3. The dog ran to the door when it ________ Mr. Morgan"s steps.
A. saw B. heard C. smelt D. sounded
4. After the football match, the students were very________ and tired.
A. cool B. full C. lively D. thirsty
5. -________ are you leaving for Shanghai?
A. What B. Why C. How D. When
6. We will have a picnic ________ it doesn"t rain tomorrow.
A. though B. unless C. until D. if
7. John ________ his grandma every day when she was in hospital.
A. visited B. was visiting C. visits D. is visiting
8. Hurry up! The plane will ________ at six o"clock.
A. put off B. take off C. get off D. turn off
9. -Have you found the book ________ you lost yesterday?
-Yes. I left it in the library.
A. that B. who C. where D. when
10. -Excuse me, can you tell me ________?
-Sorry, I"m a stranger here.
A. where is the post office B. where the post office is
C. how can I get to the post office D. where can I find the post office
Mr. Smith gave his wife 10 pounds for her birthday-ten pretty new pound notes. The day after her birthday, Mrs. Smith went 11 . She waited for a bus, got on it and sat down next to an old 12 . After a while, she noticed that the old lady"s handbag was open. Inside it, she 13 a roll of pound notes exactly like the o nes her husband had given her. She 14 looked into her own bag-the notes were gone! Mrs. Smith was 15 that the old lady had stolen them. She thought she should call the police. But she disliked getting other people into 16 , so she decided to take back the money from the old lady"s handbag and say 17 more about it. She 18 the bus to make sure nobody was watching. Then she carefully put her hand into the old lady"s 19 , took the notes, and put them in her own bag.
When she got home that evening, she showed her husband the beautiful hat she had bought.
" 20 did you pay for it?" he asked.
"With the money you gave me for my birthday, of course." she replied.
"Oh? What"s that, then?" he asked, as he pointed to a roll of ten pound notes on the table.
11. A. swimming B. shopping C. fishing D. hiking
12. A. man B. farmer C. lady D. friend
13. A. saw B. took C. stole D. pu t
14. A. successfully B. safely C. hardly D. quickly
15. A. sure B. happy C. proud D. patient
16. A. danger B. safety C. trouble D. anger
17. A. something B. anything C. nothing D. everything
18. A. looked upon B. looked at C. looked fo r D. looked around
19. A. hand B. bag C. pocket D. clothes
20. A. How B. Where C. What D. When
21. Which month is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in?
A. January. B. March. C. August. D. December.
22. Which of the following is RIGHT?
A. King was born in Tennessee.
B. King led a bus boycott in Alabama.
C. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963.
D. King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1965.
23. How old was King when he died?
A. 29. B. 39. C. 65. D. 68.
24. What"s the purpose of the time line in this article?
A. To teach the students to draw a time line.
B. To introduce Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
C. To tell more about Martin Luther King Jr.
D. To explain why whites and blacks were separated.
The tallest building in the United States, the One World Trade Center, opened on November 3, 2014 in New York. The building is 1,776 feet tall, making it the 3rd tallest building in the world. It has 104 floors. The building stands in the area where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. On September 11, 2001, a group of terrorists destroyed these twin towers and killed nearly 3,000 people. It took 8 years to build the new One World Trade Center. Does the height of the building in feet reminds you of something in history? The number is the year when the United States declared(宣布) its independence (独立)from Great Britain.
One problem with such a tall building is how to clean the windows. Well, a platform(平台) hangs from ropes, and workers on the platform clean windows. On November 12, while two men were busy cleaning windows, a rope of the platform broke near the 68th floor. The two men were saved by cutting a hole in the glass window.
The two tallest buildings in the world are the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
25. When did the One World Trade Center open?
A. September 11, 2001. B. September 11, 2011.
C. November 3, 2006. D. November 3, 2014.
26. Who destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center?
A. A group of young men. B. A group of terrorists.
C. A group of workers. D. A group of soldiers.
27. "The number" in the first paragraph refers to________.
A. 8 B. 104 C. 1,776 D. 3,000
28. How were the workers on the platform saved when a rope broke?
A. By calling for help.
B. By using a new rope.
C. By jumping off the platform.
D. By cutting a hole in the glass window.
On a hot day, it can be hard to know what to do to feel good.
Playing in water is one way to feel cooler. Taking a cool bath or a shower can feel really good on a hot day.
It is also important for us to drink water. If you feel thirsty, you should drink water immediately. On hot days, you can lose about 16 glasses of water in one day, so many doctors advise that you should try to drink at least that much every day. Mixing a little fruit juice into your water is a fun way to help you drink plenty of water.
The food we eat also makes a difference in how we feel in the heat. Cold food, such as ice cream and drinks with some ice, can cool down our bodies. However, eating spicy(辛辣的) food makes our bodies even warmer.
The clothes we wear can help us feel cooler as well. Light-coloured, light-weight clothes feel cooler in the sun than dark, heavy clothin g. Loose(宽松的）clothes are more comfortable in the heat than tight(紧身的）ones.
Even though it is not healthy to run around during the hottest time of the day, that doesn"t mean a hot day is not fun! You can read stories in your room. You can also paint or draw without moving your body too much. These are just some of many cool things to do on a hot day.
29. How much water do we need in one hot day?
A. Only 16 glasses of water. B. Less than 16 glasses of water.
C. At least 16 glasses of water. D. As much as possible.
30. What can"t you do on a hot day if you want to feel good?
A. Read a book. B. Eat ice cream.
C. Swim in the pool. D. Play volleyball on the beach.
31. What kind of clothes can help us feel cooler on a hot day?
A. Loose clothes. B. Dark clothes. C. Tight clothes. D. Heavy clothes.
32. What"s the main idea of the passage?
A. A hot day is fun.
B. Entertainments on hot days.
C. We don"t know what to do on a hot day.
D. There are many things to do to feel good on a hot day.
Spiders are not insects as many people believe. They belong to a class of animals called arachnids(蛛形纲动物). Spiders have eight eyes, four pairs of legs, and can grow a new leg if they lose one. A spider"s body is divided into two sections: the abdomen(腹部) and the thorax(胸部).The legs, eyes, and mouthparts are in the thorax section.
Most spiders have poison glands(毒腺)and sharp teeth. They use their sharp teeth to force poison into the insects they catch for food. This poison can make an insect lose the ability to move, and the helpless insect is then devoured by the spider.
Spiders usually have silk glands under their abdomen. They produce a liquid(液体)that is thicker than water from their glands. When the liquid comes into the air, it dries into silk. Many spiders use this silk to form webs to catch insects and to make cocoons(茧)that protect their eggs. This amazing silk is also used to create lines that spiders hang onto as they travel to new areas.
Spiders live in almost everywhere on earth. The only places where there are no spiders are the coldest places, the highest mountains and the seas.
33. What will happen if a spider loses one leg?
A. It will die.
B. It will lose its way.
C. It will grow a new one.
D. It will have seven legs forever.
34. What is the meaning of the underlined word "devoured"?
A. Eaten. B. Caught. C. Killed. D. Saved.
35. According to the passage, which of the following is WRONG?
A. Spiders are not insects.
B. All spiders have poison glands.
C. Spiders make cocoons to keep their eggs safe.
D. There are no spiders in the coldest places.
36. We have classes from Monday to F_______.
37. My sister enjoys l_______ to pop music.
38. I"m s______ for taking your pen by mistake.
39. The little boy cried s______ when his best friend moved to another city.
40. Lily has a good h________ of reading English stories every day.
Many people like to keep pets. Dogs and cats are very 41 pets. Some people, however, keep birds or goldfish. They need less space and are easier to look after.
I f you want to have a pet, you can buy one from a pet 42 but you must be careful not to buy a sick animal. It is best if you know something about the pet you want. This helps you choose a healthy pet. However, if you do not have much money and know very 43 about animals, you can visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(皇家防止虐待动物协会).
The first RSPCA was established in England in 1821. It was set up to make sure that all animals are 44 with k indness. The RSPCA in Hong Kong carries out this aim. The RSPCA officers collect animals which have no 45 and are left in the street. They look after them 46 they are healthy again. People visiting the RSPCA may choose their pets from these animals and you can be sure that you will get a 47 pet. If later your pet becomes ill, you can 48 it to the doctors at the RSPCA for treatment.
When you have a pet, it is very 49 that you look after it properly. You must remember to feed it on time. You should also give it a 50 and comfortable place to rest. Your pet will be happy and healthy if you love it and care for it properly.
Fire was discovered many thousands of years ago. The first time humans saw fire was probably when a tree was destroyed by lightning(闪电). Humans soon learned how to make fire. They probably made the first fire by rubbing (摩擦)two sticks together.
Fire was very important to humans. They needed to keep warm at night. They used fire to cook food. 53 They used fire to keep enemies and wild animals away. In some parts of the world fire was used to send messages. The Indians in America, for example, used fire to make smoke as a message. In some other countries people lit fires to warn their friends of danger.
54 Fire was also used to give light. Before the invention of the oil lamp(灯), humans burned sticks to get light.
One man even used fire to tell the time. He invented a candle clock. He made a candle that took exactly twelve hours to burn. Then he marked this candle in twelve equal(相等的) parts. He lit the cand le and could tell the time by counting the number of parts left of the burning candle. But the candle clock did not always work well. If there was a wind blowing on the candle, it burned too quickly.
51. How did Indians in America use fire?
52. What happened to the candle if there was a wind blowing on it?