One day, Jim played basketball in the living room in high spirits. Then his ______ hit a vase (花瓶) off the shelf by accident. The vase dropped on the floor, and the mouth of it was ______ off a large piece. To cover the great trouble he caused, he stuck the pieces together and put the vase ______ to its place.

His mother ______ the change on it that evening. She asked the boy if he broke the vase. Being afraid of punishment, he said a wild ______ jumped in from the window and knocked the vase off the shelf. His mother was quite clear that he was lying, ______ all the windows were closed by her each day. However, his mother just kept ______ and said it was her carelessness not to have the window closed.

Before going to bed, the boy's mother asked him to go to the study. He felt he couldn't avoid the punishment. As soon as he entered the study ______, she took chocolate box out of the drawer and gave one piece to him. "Jim, this chocolate is a reward for you, because you ______ a cat with your imagination." Then, she put another chocolate in his hand. "This chocolate is a prize for your ability to ______ the vase. After that, his mother took the third chocolate, "The last chocolate stands for my ______ to you. I shouldn't have put a vase in a place where it could so ______ fall down, I wish you hadn't been ______, my sweetheart."

The following days were the same as before. The only ______ was that Jim never told a lie since then. Because once he meant to lie, the three chocolate would remind him to be ______. Sometimes, no punishment itself is a kind of punishment.

1.A.spirits B.mother

2.A.knocked B.taken C.kicked D.cut

3.A.down B.back C.away D.up

4.A.forgot B.searched C.accepted D.noticed

5.A.mouse C.bird

6.A.though B.unless C.until D.for

7.A.shocked B.calm C.angry D.excited person B.for fun C.with peace fear

9.A.created B.caught C.drew D.chose B.repeat C.divide

11.A.hello B.goodbye C.yes D.sorry

12.A.easily B.completely C.exactly D.quickly

13.A.moved B.hurt C.beaten D.broken

14.A.change B.power D.hope

15.A.careful B.hopeful C.honest D.patient

●Stay active. Don't spend all your time in front of screen. Your body gets weak if you don't use it. Play a sport. Go running or just go for a walk, but get outside.

●Be careful of what you put in your schoolbag. Too many books can give you backache. Try to take only two or three books home at a time. And leave anything you don't need at school. If your bag is still too heavy, ask someone to help you carry something.

●Make sure you eat different types of healthy foods, including lots of fruit and vegetables. And drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated (有水分). Especially when you are exercising or outside in the sun.

Tips for healthy living

●Kids don't often think about aches and pains. They just want to play and have fun, don't they? And even kids need to make sure they take good care of themselves. Follow these easy tips to have a health life.

●Make sure you visit the doctor every year. Even you don't feel ill, it's important that your doctor sees you. She might discover a problem that you didn't know about. You should also talk to your doctor about things like your plan to try out new sports.

1.What's the purpose of staying active?

A.To carry more books. B.To make the body strong.

C.To avoid aches and pains. D.To cut down the times to visit the doctor.

2.Why should we take only two or three books home at time?

A.Because we don't need them at school.

B.Because too much weight might hurt our back.

C.Because someone else would carry the others for us.

D.Because we only need a few books at home.

3.What information can we mainly get from the poster?

A.We should have a healthy life. B.We should make plans for sports.

C.We should have a good eating habit. D.We should see the doctor often.

It was a village in India. The people were poor. However, they were not unhappy. After all, their ancestors had lived in the same way for centuries.

Then one day, some visitors from the city arrived. They told the villagers there were some people elsewhere who liked to eat frog's legs. However, they did not have enough frogs of their own, so they wanted to buy frogs from other places.

This seemed like money for nothing. There were millions of frogs in the fields around, and they were no use to the villagers. All they had to do was to catch them. Agreement was reached, and the children were sent into the fields to catch frogs. Every week a truck arrived to collect the catch and hand over the money. For the first time, the people were able to dream of a better future. But the dream didn't last long.

The change was hardly noticed at first, but it seemed as if the crops were not doing so well. More worrying was that the children fell ill more often, and, there seemed to be more insects around lately.

The villagers decided that they couldn't just wait to see the crops failing and the children have to use the money earned to buy pesticides (杀虫剂) and medicines. Soon there was no money left.

Then the people realized what was happening. It was the frog. They hadn't been useless. They had been doing an important job-eating insects. Now with so many frogs killed, the insects were increasing more rapidly. They were destroying the crops and spreading diseases.

Now, the people are still poor. But in the evenings they sit in the village square and listen to sounds of insects and frogs. These sounds of the night now have a much deeper meaning.

1.From paragraph 1 we learn that the villagers ________.

A.worked very hard for centuries B.dreamed of having a better life

C.were poor but pleased D.lived a different life from their ancestors

2.Why did the villagers agree to sell frogs?

A.The frogs were easy money. B.They needed money to buy medicine.

C.They wanted to please the visitors. D.The frogs made too much noise.

3.What might be the cause of the children's sickness?

A.The crops didn't do well. B.There were too many insects.

C.The visitors brought in diseases. D.The pesticides were overused.

4.What can we infer from the last sentence of the passage?

A.Happiness comes from peaceful life in the country.

B.Health is more important than money.

C.The balance between man and nature is important.

D.Good old days will never be forgotten.

A ship was broken during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it swam to a small island. Not knowing what else to do, the two survivors decided that they should pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayers (祈祷) were more powerful, they agreed to divide the land between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a tree on his side of the island, and he was able to eat its fruit. But the other man's side of land was still barren.

After a week, the first man became lonely and decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was broken and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the island. But on the other side of the island there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes and more food. The next day, like magic, all of these things were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship so that he and his wife could leave the island, and in the morning he found a ship stopped at his side of the island.

The first man got on the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven, "Why are you leaving your friend on the island?"

"My blessings are mine alone since I was the one who prayed for them," the first man answered. "His prayers were all unanswered so he doesn't deserve (应得) anything."

"You are mistaken!" the voice said. "He had only one prayer, which I answered. He prayed that all your prayers would be answered."

1.Why didn't the two men stay together on the island?

A.Because they both wanted to live a quiet life.

B.Because they couldn't get along well with each other.

C.Because they wanted to test the power of their prayers.

D.Because they wanted to keep their own life secret from others.

2.The underlined word "barren" is closest in meaning to ________.

A.noisy B.empty C.dangerous D.absent

3.Which of the following words can best describe the first man?

A.Hardworking. B.Lucky. C.Selfish. D.Dishonest.

4.What does the author try to express through the story?

A.God helps those who help themselves.

B.A life without a friend is life without a sun.

C.A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.

D.What we do for others is more important than what we do for ourselves.

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