（ ）1． He is afraid of ___________ strangers.
A. see B. seeing C. saw
（ ）2．It___________ that he has been ill for a long time.
A. seems B. looks C. looks as if
（ ）3． I always go to sleep ___________ the light on.
A. in B. with C. to
（ ）4．Don’t ___________ about things so much. It will make you stressed out.
A. afraid B. terrify C. worry
( )5． Mary is an ______ girl.
A. 8 years old B. 8-year-old C. 8-years-old
( )6． Don’t give up ______ English.
A. study B. to study C. studying
( )7．The teacher told us to pay attention ____ our pronunciation.
A. with B. to C. at
( )8．—What rules do you have at home?
—We ________ to go out on school night.
A．allow B．aren’t allowed
C．let D．aren’t let
( )9．You can’t learn well _______ you study harder.
though B. if C. unless D. because
( )10．We could learn a lot ________ each other by working with a group.
( )11．We ________ to wear our own clothes but we are not allowed at school.
A．allow B．would like
( )12．Next year we’ll have an opportunity ________ the beautiful city, Singapore.
C．to visit D．have visited
（ ）13. I have to stay at home ______ school nights.
A. in B. at C. on D. for
( )14．On school days we need ________ our uniforms.
A．wearing B．to wear
( ) 15. We had trouble ________ complete sentences.
A. make B. making
C. to make D. made
My holiday is coming. Yesterday I asked my American friends about the best way to travel within the United states. They said it was best to go by _16__ and gave me the ___17__ .
To fly, of course ,is the fastest way, but one can抰 see anything during a __18____ except the blue sky and white clouds. Som it is not very interesting to one who wants to see the __19____ Besides ,airfare is very ___20______ . .
To travel by train is __21______ ,because passengers can walk and buy food and drinks on a train. They can also see cities and the country through the windows. But trains don抰 leave or __22____ at a place every day, and don抰 go to many cities.
To travel by bus, my friends tell me, is easy, cheap and convenient, though not so fast as traveling by plane or so ___23___ by train. You can find t buses almost in every city,big or small. That makes travel arrangement easy.
I take their ___24___ . Now I have decided to go to the east coast with an interesting _25_____ by bus.
( )16 A bus B train C plane
( )17 A reason B answer C suggestion
( )18 A railway B flight C course
( )19 A country B heaven C mountains
( )20 A cheap B large C expensive
( )21 A relaxing B interested C dear
( )22 A wait B arrive C pass
( )23 A comfortable B convenient C tiring
( )24 A advice B surprise C feeling
( )25 A dialogue B movement C trip
Swimming and English Learning
Can you swim? Do you like swimming? Yes? Well, how can you learn to swim? I think the best way is to go into the water and learn. I’m afraid you’ll never learn to swim just by reading books about swimming or looking at others swimming. It抯 the same with the English study. We must practice, practice and practice.
Listening and speaking are very important for beginners. The children in English-speaking countries first listen to others. Then they try to imitaten and speak. We can listen to English programs on radio. You may just understand a few words. It doesn抰 matter. Just be relaxed, try to catch every word.
Somebody may be a good listener. But he dare not speak. He抯 afraid of making mistakes. You know we sotemetimes make mistakes when we speak Chinese. Don抰 be afraid. We must be brave. If you really want to learn English well, you must try to speak with everyone so long as he knows English. Whether you know him or not is not important when there抯 nobody to totalk with, you can talk to yourself in English. It抯 interesting and also a good way to practice your spoken English. Remember, the more you speak, the fewer mistakes you抣l make.
Reading and writing are more important for senior school students. First we motust choose the books we’re interested in. A lot of reading will improve your language sense. This is the most important.
（ ）26. You can learn to swim by_______.
A. reading books about it
B. looking at others swimming
C. having lessons on it
D. going into the river and learning
（ ）27. We should learn English by _______.
A. listening and speaking B. reading and writing
C. A and B D. swimming
（ ）28. What will you do with mistakes when you speak?
A. Don’t make mistakes. B. Study hard
C. Try not to speak English D. Don’t be afraid.
（ ）29. What’s more important for senior school students?
A. listening B. speaking C. reading and writing D. learning
（ ）30. We can listen to English ______, according to the passage.
A. by train B. on the radio C. every minute D. now and then
Thomas Edison was a famous American scientist. He was born in 1874. When he was a child. he liked to find out how things worked. He was in school for only three months. He asked his teacher a lot of strange questions. Most of them had nothing to do with his lessons. The teacher thought the boy was not bright and was not worth teaching. When he told this to Edison抯 m other, she took her son out of school. As she had been a teacher, she taught him herself. The boy read a lot. Soon he become very interested in science. At the age of ten , Edison had already built a chemistry lab for himself. Ever since then, he had never stopped searching(寻找 )for new and better ways to do things.
( )31 Edison was born in
A 1877 B 1876 C 1784 D 1874
( ) 32. While he was in school, Edison
A studied his lessons very hard B was often later for school
C liked to asked questions D was notbright enough to study
( )33 Edison learned more from
A art B music C computer D science
( )34 Young Edison was interested in
A sports B playing games C making trouble D science
( )35 He was always searching for new and better ways to do things after he
A read books B finished school C built a lab D was taken out of school
Jimmy and Tommy were good friends. They both attended the same class in a school. Tommy was a clever boy. He could answer questions cleverly in class. He was quick at thinking. It seemed that everything was easy to him. He never seemed to work hard. He spent much time on football or other games.
Jimmy was not so clever as Tommy. He was slow in his work. But he was hard-working. He worked hard and steadily(扎实地) at his lessons day after day.
In the final examination of the term, everyone thought Tommy would be the first in the class. But it was wrong. The slow but hard-working Jimmy got the first place.
Although Tommy was quick and clever, he did not work hard, so he could not get the first. Jimmy was just different. He was slow but hard-working. So he did well in his lessons.
The story tells us that one cannot depend on (依靠) one’s cleverness. One still has to work hard and steadily at one’s own subjects or work.
( )36. Jimmy was as clever as Tommy.
( )37. Jimmy and Tommy were both hard-working.
( )38. Tommy got the first in the final exam.
( )39. Tommy didn抰 like playing football.
( )40. Success depends on hard 杦orking.
Ted Robinson has been worried all the week. Last Tuesday he received a letter from the locomal police. In the letter he was asked to call at the station. Ted wondered why he was wanted by the police, but he went to the station yesterday and he is not worried any more.
At the station, he was told by a smiling policeman that his bicycle had been found. Five days ago, the policeman told him, the bicycle was picked up in a small village four hundred miles away. It is now being sent to his home by train.
Ted was most surprised when he heard the news. He was amused （感到有趣），too, because he never expected（指望）the bicycle to be found. It was stolen twenty years ago when Ted was a boy of fifteen.
Answer the questions:
41. What happened last Tuesday?
42. What was he told at the station?
43. What are the police doing with the bicycle?
44. Why was he surprised and amused?
45 . How old was Ted when his bicycle was stolen?
You used to be short, didn’ t you ?
Don’t you remember me?
Where are you working now? Did you use to wear glasses?
You used to be quiet, didn’t you ?
You used to walk to school, didn’t you ? Jim: Hey, Peter! Nice to see you . Peter: I’m sorry I don’t know you . Who are you?
Jim: I’m Jim! Your classmate. 46 . Peter: Oh, you’re Jim, aren’t you?
Jim: Yeah. Peter: 47 .
Jim: Yes, but I’m 1.8 metres tall. Peter: 48 .
Jim: Yeah, I still wear glasses. Peter: 49 .
Jim: I’m in Shenzhen now. Peter: Let’s go to the restaurant for dinner, and we can have a chat.
Jim: 50 .
46._________ 47. _________ 48. _________
49. ___________ 50. ___________
In the end made a decision head teacher to my surprise
Even though no longer took pride in pay attention to
gave up wasn’t interested in
When I was young ,I used to get into trouble with my classmates. My _51____often
Said it was important to get along well with others. However, I always thought I could do everything well by myself.
At that time, I ___52_ my study at all. I really wanted __53__ to go to school. So I often slept in class. At last, nearly every teacher didn’t __54__ me. They _55___ me.
One day, my head teacher asked me to go to her office: _56___ , she told me my classmates had elected me to be the new monitor.
I felt very happy because I had never been a monitor, I really wanted to be a good monitor. First, I _57___ to study hard. _58___ I tried to remember the new things, I couldn’t catch up with others. My classmates helped me. I was moved. __59__ , I caught up with others. And I _60___ having so good teachers and classmates.
51 ___________ 52 ___________ 53 ___________ 54 ___________
55 ___________ 56 ___________ 57 ___________ 58 ___________
59 ___________ 60 ___________