Mr. Lee was in bed and was trying to go to sleep when he heard the bell ring. He turned on the light and looked at his clock. It was twelve o'clock. "Who can it be at this time of night?" He thought. He decided to go and find out. So he got of bed, put on his dressing gown (浴袍) and went to the door. When he opened the door, there was nobody there. "That is very strange." Then he went back to his bedroom, took off his dressing gown, got back into bed ,turned off the light and tried to go to sleep.
A few minutes later he heard the bell again. Mr. Lee jumped out of bed very quickly and rushed to the door. He opened it, but again he found no one there. He closed the door and tried not to feel angry. Then he saw a piece of paper on the floor. He picked it up. There were some words on it : "It is now after midnight(午夜), so it is April Fool's Day (禺人节) . April fool to you!"
"Oh , it was the English boy next door!" Mr. Lee exclaimed (惊叫) and almost smiled. He went back to bed and feel asleep at once. The bell did not ring again.
1. When did Mr. Lee go to bed?
He went to bed _______.
A. before twelve o'clock B. after twelve o'clock
C. when the bell rang D. when he saw the boy
2. Why did he rush to the door when he heard the bell ring the second time?
A. He wanted to open the door for the visitor
B. He wanted to find out who the visitor was.
C. He was afraid of the ring
D. He was waiting for someone.
3. From this passage, we learn that we can _______ on April Fool's Day.
A. say "Hello" to each other B. dance and sing at night
C. play jokes on each other D. send pressents to children
4. What did Mr. Lee think about the English boy?
He thought he _________.
A. was a good boy B. was friendly with him
C. shouldn't ring the bell at midnight D. did a dangerous thing just now
2．B．文中有这样的句子“Who can it be at this time of night?”，此句说明Mr. Lee 很想知道是谁在午夜时来敲门。
4．B．英国男孩和Mr. Lee开玩笑，说明他把Mr. Lee看成朋友，所以答案是B。
Babies love chocolate and sometimes they also eat the paper around it. My cat enjoys a meal of good, thick paper, old letters, for example. She does not like newspapers very much
Of course, the best paper comes from wood. Wood comes from trees, and trees are plants. Vegetables and fruit are plants, too, and we eat a lot of them. So can we also eat wood and paper?
Scientists say, "All food comes in some way from plants." Well, is that true? Animals eat grass and grow fat. Then we eat their meat. Little fish eat little sea-plants, then bigger fish swim along and eat the ……Chickens eat bits of grass and give us…… Think for a minute. What food does not come from plants in some way?
Scientists can do wonderful things with plants. They can make food just like meat and cheese. And they can make it without the help of animals. It is very good food, too. Now they have begun to say, "We make our paper from wood. We can also make food from wood. The next thing is not very difficult." What is the next thing? Perhaps it is—food from paper. Scientists say, "We can turn paper into food. It will be good, cheap food, too, cheaper than meat or fish or eggs."
So please keep your old books and letters. (Don't feed [喂] your cat.) One day, they will be on your plate, if what scientists say may come true.
1. The writer asks us to keep our old books and letters because _______.
A. they are useful for reading
B. They may be used to feed cats
C. We can make food from them soon
D. we can read them at breakfast
2. From the passage (段落)， we can infer(推断) that _______ do not come from plants in some way.
A. few kinds of food B. meat and fish
C. cheese and chicken D. wood and paper
2．A．文中有这样的句子“What food does not come from plants in some way?”。说明作者认为，不管是什么样的食物，几乎都来自“plants”，所以答案是A。
In England recently three foreign gentlemen came to a bus stop and waited . About five minutes later, the bus they wanted came along. They were just going to get on when suddenly there was a loud noise behind them. People rushed onto the bus and tried to push them out of the way . Someone shouted at them. The bus conductor came rushing down the stairs to see what all the trouble was about. The three foreigners seem all at sea and looked embarrassed (窘迫的 . No one had told them about the British custom (习惯)of lining up for a bus that the first person who arrives at the bus stop is the first person to get on the bus .
Learning the language of a country isn't enough. If you want to have a pleasant visit, find out as much as possible about the manners and customs of your host country. You will probably be surprised just how different they can be from your own. A visitor to India would do well to remember that people there consider it impolite to use the left hand for passing food at table. The left hand is supposed to be used for washing yourself. Also in India, you might see a man shaking his head at another to show that he doesn't agree. But in many parts of India a shake of the head means agreement. Nodding (点头) your head when you are given a drink in Bulgaria will most probably leave you thirsty .
In that country, you shake your head to mean 'yes'— a nod means 'no' . At a meal in countries on the Arabic Peninsula, you will find that your glass is repeated refilled as soon as you drink up . If you think that you have had enough , you should take the cup or glasses in your hand and give it a little shake from side to side or place your hand over the top.
In Europe it quite usual to cross your legs when you are sitting talking to someone even at an important meeting. Doing this in Thailand, however, could bring about trouble . Also, you should try to avoid (避免)touching the head of an adult (成人) ——it's just not done in Thailand .
1. The British people tried to push the three gentlemen out of the way, because the gentlemen _________ .
A. were foreigners B. didn't have tickets
C. made a loud noise D. didn't line up for the bus
2. According to the article, if you want to have a pleasant journey in a foreign country, you should _________.
A. learn the language of the country
B. understand the manners and customs of the country
C. have enough time and money
D. make friends with the people there
3. In India it is considered impolite ___________.
A. to use the right hand for passing food at table.
B. to pass food with the left hand.
C. to eat food with your hands.
D. to help yourself at table.
4. To cross one's legs at an important meeting in Europe is _______.
A. a common (平常的) habit
B. an important manner
C. a serious (严重的) trouble
D. a bad manner
5. The best title (题目) for this article is ________.
A. People's Everyday Life
B. Mind Your Manners
C. Shaking and Nodding Head
D. Taking a Bus in England
1．D。这是一道句子理解题，也可以看成细节题。在第一自然段的最后，有这样的句子： No one had told them about the British custom of lining up for a bus that the first person who arrives at a bus stop is the first person to get on the bus．从此句可知那三位先生并不知道在英国乘车的习惯，所以答案是D。
4．A。单句理解题。最后一个自然段中有说：In Europe it is quite usual to cross your legs When you are sitting talking to someone even at an important meeting．这个句子的意思是：在欧洲，开会时翘二郎腿是很常见的。这说明许多人有这样的习惯，所以答案应该是A。
Tom walked into a shop . It bad a sign outside : "Second-hand (旧的) clothes bought and sold . "He was carrying an old pair of trousers and asked the owner of the shop, "How much will you give me for these?" The man looked at them and then said: "Two dollars."
"What !" said Tom. "I had guessed they were worth at least five dollars."
"No," said the man, "they aren't worth a cent more than two dollars."
"Well," said Tom, taking two dollars out of his pocket. "Here's your money. These trousers were hanging outside your shop. The list price (标价)of them was six dollars and a half. But I thought that was too much money, so I wanted to find out how much they were really worth."
Then he walked out of the shop with the pair of trousers and disappeared before the shop owner could think of anything to say .
1. At first the owner of the shop thought that Tom __________ .
A. wanted to steal the trousers
B. wanted to sell the trousers
C. wanted to fool him
D. wanted to buy the trousers
2. The owner of the shop_______ for the old trousers .
A. would give Tom two dollars
B. would pay three dollars
C. would pay five dollars
D. would give Tom six dollars and a half
3. The shop owner insisted that the trousers were worth only two dollars because ____ .
A. he wanted to sell them cheaply (廉价地)
B. he wanted to buy them cheaply
C. he didn't like the trousers
D. they were old and dirty
4. In fact, the trousers _________.
A. were hanging inside the shop
B. were stolen by Tom from the shop
C. had been the shop owner's
D. had been Tom's
5. From the story we know that _________ cheaper than the list price.
A. the owner sold the trousers two dollars
B. Tom sold the trousers one dollar and a half
C. the owner bought the trousers three dollars
D. Tom bought the trousers four dollars and a half
1．B．Tom拿着一条裤子并且问：“How much will you give me for these?”店主所以认为Tom是来卖裤子的，故答案是B。
Big Ben is not the name of a man. It is the name of a huge（庞大的）clock in London. London is the capital of England. This clock has four faces. So，no matter where you stand，you can read the time on the face of Big Ben. Each face is the size of a double decker（层）bus. The hands are about four metres long. It is about the size of two people standing on top of each other. If you go to London，you may want to visit the Houses of Parliament（国会大厦）. There you will find Big Ben sits at the top of the clock tower（塔）in the Houses of Parliament. Maybe you will hear it as well as see it. The huge clock makes such a loud noise. “Ding dong，ding dong，”it goes every quarter of an hour.
The clock was named after a big man. He was Sir Benjamin Hall. This man did much building work in London many years ago.
1. Big Ben is ______________.
A. a double decker bus B. a huge clock
C. the name of Ben D. a building
2. The clock strikes every _______ of an hour.
A. ten minutes B. fifteen minutes
C. thirty minutes D. forty-five minutes
3. You can read the time of Big Ben _________.
A. at the top of the clock tower
B. in the Houses of parliament
C. on the hands of the huge clock
D. on the four faces of the clock
1．选B，根据第一行Big Ben is not the name of a man. It is the name of a huge（庞大的）clock in London.可以判断Big Ben是一个大钟的名字。
2．选B，根据文中“Ding dong，ding dong，” it goes every quarter of an hour. 即可得知大钟每15分钟敲一次。
3．选D，This clock has four faces. So，no matter where you stand，you can read the time on the face of Big Ben.其他三项均不符合题意。
The police do many things for us. They help keep our things and us safe. They help keep cars moving safely. They take care of people who are hurt. Then they see these people get to a doctor.
The police go around town to see that everything is all right. They get around town in many ways. Some of them walk or go by car. In some big cities，some of the police ride on horses. It is strange to see these animals in the street.
As they go around town，the police help people. Sometimes they find lost children. They take the children home. If the police see a fight，they put an end to it right away. Sometimes people will ask the police how to get to a place in town. The police can always tell the people which way to go. They know all the streets and roads well.
Some police stand at crossings. They tell the cars when to go and when to stop. They make sure that the cars do not go too fast. They help children cross the street. They also help people who can't walk too well.
Without the police，our streets would not be safe. Cars might go too fast and hurt people. Lost people might never be found. The police do a good job. We need them. And we should thank them for a job well done.
1. The police do many things for us. They help keep our things and us _____.
A. warm B. clean
C. quiet D. safe
2. How do some of the police get around in some big cities?
A. By taxi. B. On horses.
C. By bus. D. On bikes.
3. In the text，“put an end to” means “____”.
A. stop B. cut
C. kill D. fly
4. The text is mainly talking about the _____ of the police.
A. life B. road
C. job D. day
1．选D，根据第一段，They help keep our things and us safe.“警察可以保障我们安全”，因此选safe。
2．选B，Some of them walk or go by car. In some big cities，some of the police ride on horses.在一些大城市里面，警察是骑马的，因此选B。
3．选A，文中划线部分If the police see a fight，they put an end to it right away.根据句意可以理解为stop。
Gadgets for Work and Play
It's 7: 45 in the morning，and 26-year-old Steve Clarkson is going to work. He puts on his jacket，and picks up his mobile phone and laptop. As he leaves the house，he turns on his MP3 player and puts on his headphone. He is ready to go.
Today，for millions of people，gadgets like Clarkson's are a normal part of life. “I'm a reporter for a magazine，and I'm usually not in the office. My mobile phone and laptop help me to do my work both on the road and at home，”says Clarkson. Today many people can check e-mails, send messages，or surf the Web，using their mobile phones.
Tina Fang is studying photography in New York City. “Some of these gadgets are expensive，but they can save your money in the long run. I have a digital camera. I can use it to take eighty pictures and shoot video (record an image onto video) at the same time. I listen to music on my MP3 player，and I can download and read books on it，too. I use the camera and MP3 for both learning and fun.”
It's now 9: 45. Steve Clarkson gets an e-mails from his 17-year-old sister. She has a gadget that lets her send e-mails，play games，and take notes. She is in class right now. “I e-mailed her back. I told her to stop playing，and pay attention,” laughs Clarkson. “These gadgets are fun，but sometimes they can distract(分散注意力) people，too.”
1. What is Steve Clarkson?
A. A student.
B. A reporter.
C. A businessman.
D. A computer programmer.
2. Which of the following things is not a gadget?
A. A picture. B. A laptop.
C. An MP3 player. D. A mobile phone.
3. When his sister had lessons，Steve told her _____.
A. to pay no attention
B. to e-mail him back right away
C. to stop playing games
D. to listen to music on the MP3 player
1．选B，根据第二段中I'm a reporter for a magazine，and I'm usually not in the office.可知Steve Clarkson是个reporter.
2．选A，选项A: a picture不属于gadget，其他三项均在文中提到过，属于gadget。
3．选C，根据文中“I e-mailed her back. I told her to stop playing，and pay attention，”可知选C。
Have you ever been ill? When you are ill，you must be unhappy because your body becomes hot，and there are pains all over your body. You don't want to work，you stay in bed，feeling very sad.
What makes us ill? It is germs(细菌). Germs are everywhere. They are very small and you can't find them with your eyes，but you can see them with a microscope. They are very small and there could be hundreds of them on a very small thing.
Germs are always found in dirty water. When we look at dirty water under the microscope，we shall see them in it. So your father and mother will not let you drink dirty water.
Germs aren't found only in water. They are found in air and dust. If you cut your finger，if some of the dust from the floor goes into the cut(割开处)，some of the germs would go into your finger. Your finger would become big and red，and you will have much pain in it. Sometimes the germs would go into all of your body，and you would have pain everywhere.
1. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. If things are very small，they are germs.
B. If things can't be seen，they must be germs.
C. Germs are only in dirty water.
D. Germs are everywhere around us.
2. What is a microscope used for?
A. Making very small things look much bigger.
B. Making very big things look much smaller.
C. Helping you read some newspapers.
D. Helping you if you can't see things clearly.
3. Why don't your parents let you drink dirty water?
A. You haven't looked at it carefully.
B. Water can't be drunk in this way.
C. There must be lots of germs in it.
D. Water will make you ill.
4. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Germs can be found both in water and in the air.
B. Germs can go into your finger if it is cut.
C. If your temperature is not OK，there must be germs in your body.
D. If your finger isn't cut，there aren't any germs on it.
5. What's the main idea of the passage?
A. Germs may make us ill.
B. Germs are in dirty water.
C. Don't drink dirty water.
D. Take care of your fingers.
1．选D，根据第四段中Germs aren't found only in water. They are found in air and dust.可以排除C选项。A，B选项明显不符合题意，只有选D，并且根据第二段It is germs(细菌). Germs are everywhere.可以确定正确答案。
2．选A，根据文中They are very small and you can't find them with your eyes，but you can see them with a microscope.可以知道microscope是显微镜。确定选A。
3．选C，文中说到Germs are always found in dirty water.因此父母不让喝脏水。
5．选A，总揽全文，可以确定答案为A， Germs may make us ill。
Hundreds of years ago，a Roman army came north from England to make war on Scotland. The Scots，a brave people，loved their country very much. They fought hard to drive the enemy out of Scotland，but there were too many Romans. It looked as if the Romans would win.
One night，the leader of Scots marched his soldiers to the top of a hill. “We will rest here tonight，my men,”he said. “Tomorrow we will fight one more battle. We must win or we will die.”
They were all very tired，so they ate their supper quickly and fell asleep. There were four guards on duty，but they，too，were very tired，and one by one，also fell asleep.
The Romans were not asleep. Quickly they gathered at the foot of the hill. Slowly they climbed up the hillside，taking care not to make a sound. Closer and closer they came to the sleeping Scots. They were almost at the top. A few minutes more，the war would be over. Suddenly，one of them put his foot on a thistle(蓟). He cried out and his sudden cry woke the Scots. In a moment，they were on their feet and ready for battle. The fighting was hard but it did not last long. The Scots wiped out the Romans and saved their country.
The thistle is not a beautiful plant. It has sharp needles all over it. Few people like it. But the people of Scotland liked it so much that they made it their national flower.
1. Hundreds of years ago there was a war between ________.
A. Roman army and North England
B. Roman army and the Scots
C. England and Scots
D. a brave people and the Scots
2. At first it looked as if the Romans would win because ________.
A. the Scots were not brave
B. the Roman army was so strong
C. the Scots did not have a good leader
D. the Romans had the support from the Scottish
3. “We must win or we will die.”What the leader of the Scots said means ________.
A. they were sure to win
B. they couldn't escape from death
C. they would win and then they would die
D. they must try hard to win， otherwise they would be killed
4. The Romans climbed up the hill quietly because ________.
A. they didn't want to wake the Scots
B. they wanted to reach the top
C. they wanted to catch the four guards first
D. they were afraid of the sharp needles of the thistle
5. The people of Scotland made thistle their national flower because ________.
A. it is a beautiful plant
B. it is fresh and lovely
C. it had so many sharp needles all over it
D. it was the thistle that helped the Scots to win the battle
1．选B，文中很明显的指出，这场战争是Roman army和the Scots之间的。
2．选B，They fought hard to drive the enemy out of Scotland，but there were too many Romans. It looked as if the Romans would win. 是因为Romans太强大。因此选B。
3．选D，“We must win or we will die.”的意思是“我们必须胜利，否则我们会死掉”，因此选D。
4．选A，the Romans悄悄爬山的原因是不想吵醒the Scots，以便偷袭。
As many as 10 of the 17 kinds of penguins（企鹅）may be in danger of disappearing. The number of penguins have decreased(减少) by 30% since 1987.
Penguins are black and white birds that live in the southern part of the world. They are common in South America，New Zealand，Australia and South Africa. Mary live near cold waters. But some live near warm waters in Galapagos Islands. Penguins cannot fly，but they are fine swimmers. Penguins eat fish and krill(磷虾).
The warming of the earth is the decrease in penguin populations. The heating of the air has caused ocean waters to become warmer. Higher water temperatures have reduced the supply of fish and krill. Some years later these birds are completely unable to reproduce(繁殖). Besides，many adult penguins die of hunger.
Widespread(广泛的) fishing，exploration for oil and oil leaks(漏) also make penguins be in danger. Poisonous organisms(生物) in ocean water are another danger. Penguins also have their enemies，including wild dogs，sharks，seals and sea lions.
News about penguins is not all bad，however. Several years ago，oil leaking from a ship hurt 40% of the penguins in South Africa. The penguins became covered with oil. But thousands of people helped clean and treat the birds well. Then they returned the penguins to the wild. Now these South African penguins are reproducing in higher numbers than before the oil leaking.
1. Penguins ___________.
A. can swim better than fly
B. can be found near Oceania (大洋洲)
C. eat fish only
D. live only in cold waters.
2. Which of the following is NOT the cause of penguin's decrease in numbers?
A. Oil searching. B. Widespread fishing.
C. Human's killing. D. Warming of the oceans.
3. Why are the penguins in South Africa reproducing in higher numbers than before the oil leaking?
A. Because people removed the ship.
B. Because people sent a lot of penguins to the wild.
C. Because people helped the penguins.
D. Because people treated the penguins well.
One night about nine o'clock. Dr. Eyck，a surgeon(外科医生)，had a phone call from Dr. Haydon at the hospital in Clans Falls. The surgeon was asked to go there at once to operate on a very sick boy who shot himself while playing with a gun.
The doctor was soon on his way to Clans Falls. It was 60 miles away. And it was snowing heavily in the sky. The surgeon thought he could get there before 12 o'clock. A few minutes later，the doctor was stopped by a man in an old black coat. Gun in hand，the man ordered the doctor to get out. Then the man drove the car down the road，leaving the doctor in the falling snow.
It was after two o'clock in the morning when the doctor arrived at the hospital in Clans Falls. Dr. Haydon told him that the boy had died an hour before. The two doctors walked by the door of the hospital waiting room. There sat the man in the old black coat with his head in his hands.
“Mr. Cunningham,” said Dr. Haydon to the man，“this is Dr. Eyck. He is the surgeon who came all the way from Albany to save your boy.”
1. Choose the right order of the events given in the story.
a. Dr. Eyck was asked to come to the hospital in Clans Falls.
b. Dr. Eyck arrived at the hospital.
c. The boy shot himself
d. The boy died.
e. The man in an old coat reached the hospital.
f. Dr. Eyck was robbed of his car.
2. The boy died because ______.
A. Dr. Haydon didn't do anything to save him
B. he was too far away from hospital
C. something was wrong with Dr. Eyck's car
D. Dr. Eyck was not able to arrive at the hospital in time
3. Who should be responsible for (对......负责) the boy's death?
A. The hospital.
B. The boy's father.
C. Dr. Haydon.
D. Dr. Eyck.
1. D 2. D 3. B
My friend Matt and I arrived at the Activity Centre on Friday evening. The accommodation wasn't wonderful，but we had everything we needed (beds，blankets，food)，and we were pleased to be out of the city and in the fresh air.
On Saturday morning we met the other ten members of our group. Cameron had come along with two friends，Kevin and Simon，while sisters Carole and Lynn had come with Amanda. There were some other members I didn't know. We had come from different places and none of us knew the area.
We knew we were going to spend the weekend outdoors，but none of us was sure exactly how. Half of us spent the morning caving while the others went rock-climbing and then we changed at lunchtime. Matt and I went to the caves(岩洞) first. Climbing out was harder than going in，but after a good deal of pushing， we were out at last. Though we were covered with mud，we were pleased and excited by what we'd done.
1. The writer spent the Saturday morning _____.
C. meeting friends
2. There were _____ members in all in the writer's group.
A. 6 B. 8 C. l0 D. 12
3. We can learn from the passage that _____.
A. some of the group had been there before
B. the group had done rock-climbing many times
C. some of the group already knew each other
D. group all came from the same city
4. The write thought her weekend was _____.
A. interesting B. relaxing
C. frightening D. unpleasant
5. This passage mainly talks about ____.
A. the writer's friends at the Activity Centre
B. the writer's experience at the Activity Centre
C. outdoor sports at the Activity Centre
D. how to go rock-climbing and caving
1. 选D，根据文中说明Half of us spent the morning caving while the others went rock-climbing. Matt and I went to the caves(岩洞) first.可以判断出应该选择D。
2. 选D，Matt and I 还有the other ten members。
3. 选C，A. B. D.均可以从文中找到证据证明其是不正确的。我们知道Cameron had come along with two friends，可以知道C项是正确的。