George lived with his sick mother in a poor village. One bright sunny _________ in July, he went early to the forest two miles away. He was asked to __________ some wood. After working hard for half a day, he looked around for a cool place to rest and eat his lunch. Suddenly some fine red wild strawberries caught his eye.

“How good these will be with my bread and butter!” George thought. He at once began to _______all the strawberries he could find, then sat down by the river, ready to enjoy them.

Just then as he was lifting the __________ strawberry to his mouth, he thought of his mother.

“Shall I _________ them for her?” He imagined how much they would make her happy, yet still looking at them with longing (渴望的) eyes.

“I will eat half, and take the other half to her,” he said. Then he divided the strawberries into two. But he found each half looked too small, so he put them together again.

“I will only taste one.” Then he took the biggest one, but soon put it back. Finally, he carefully_________ them with leaves, deciding to keep them all _________ his mother.

When the sun was beginning to go down, George went home. __________ happy he felt that he had all his strawberries for his sick mother! The __________ he came to his home, the less he wished to taste them. As soon as he arrived , he ran to his mother and happily offered his wild strawberries. Tears in eyes, she put her hand on his head and said _________ : “And you kept them for me, did you? God will bless you for all this, my child.”

Could the eating of the strawberries have given George half the happiness he felt at the moment?

1.A.morning B.noon C.afternoon D.night

2.A.set up B.pick up C.put up D.give up

3.A.buy B.grow C.make D.collect

4.A.first B.last C.other D.next

5.A.cut B.buy C.sell D.save

6.A.showed B.locked C.covered D.washed

7.A.to B.from C.for D.on

8.A.What B.How C.Why D.Whether

9.A.nearer B.farther C.longer D.later

10.A.angrily B.lovingly C.worriedly D.politely

“What is success?” Mr. Black asked his 6th grade business class. It was his opening conversation for the first class of the term.

“Success is riding in a sweet car, watching an 80-inch TV, and living in a place with at least twelve rooms.” One student answered, earning(博得)laughs from all the students.

Mr. Black smiled, but shook his head. “Tom, that is excess(过量). That is not success.”

“How about being able to provide for your family?” A blonde girl named Sandy in the front suggested as an answer.

“Now we’re getting closer,” Mr. Black smiled, “but try thinking about what you need and what you want.”

“Getting everything you want.” Tom shouted out an answer again, trying for more laughs.

Mr. Black sighed(叹气). “I believe we’ve already talked about excess versus(与…比较) success.”

“Getting everything you need, but some of what you want?” James, sitting in the back wondered aloud.

“Quite right!” Mr. Black clapped. “Success is getting everything you need and some of what you want. The more you get that you want, the more successful you are. You do reach a point where you are living in excess, though.”

“What does this have to do with business?” Tom asked. It seemed if it wasn’t funny, he wasn’t happy.

“Well, Tom, think of it this way: the point of business is to make a living to support your family. Once you have properly seen to (确保) their needs, you can then see to getting the extras that you want.”

“What if I don’t have a family?” he continued to be difficult.

“Then you have to provide for yourself, a family of one.”

“He has goldfish to think about!” Peter, Tom’s friend, shouted out.

“Then he needs to provide for a family of one with a fishbowl.” Mr. Black corrected himself.

Tom nodded, satisfied with that answer.

“So in the next nine weeks, we’re going to study basic business situations, like having a checking account and understanding credit cards(信用卡).”

Tom rubbed his hands together excitedly. “When do we get to start spending?”

“You already are, Tom. You’re spending time with us!” Mr. Black laughed. “Now, let’s see what you guys know about credit cards…”

1.What was Mr. Black?

A. A headmaster. B. A businessman.

C. A teacher. D. An official.

2.Which student didn’t seem to be taking the class seriously?

A. Tom. B. James. C. Peter. D. Sandy.

3.How did Mr. Black make his class lively and interesting?

A. He told some jokes.

B. He played jokes with the students.

C. He showed some examples to his students.

D. He got his students to take part in a discussion.

4.According to the passage, which word can best describe Mr. Black?

A. Strange. B. Patient. C. Shy. D. Proud.

5.What can be the best title of this passage?

A. Get What You Want B. Needs and Wants

C. Try to Get More Money D. How to Live Well

Norm Pethrick, a 36-year-old man in Australia’s northern city Darwin, was praised on Thursday for jumping onto a crocodile’s back to save his wife Wendy at Litchfield National Park, a popular tourist spot southwest of Darwin, a local newspaper reported. Ms Pethrick was standing on a river bank Wednesday afternoon when the saltwater crocodile lunged(扑), locking its jaws on both her legs as it tried to drag her underwater.

Norm Pethrick, who with his wife had been collecting water, immediately went to help her. He jumped onto the back, poked (戳) the eyes of the crocodile and finally got his wife free.

Ms Pethrick was later taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for a medical treatment. The doctors said she was suffering eight puncture wounds (伤口) in her right leg, a puncture wound in her left leg and a serious cut to one of her fingers.

“This could have been a fatal and tragic situation,” said the general manager of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), Dr Len Notaras, according to a local report.

He said Ms Pethrick was saved by her husband’s “quick and diligent actions”.

Dr Notaras also said she would remain in hospital for three to four days and have an operation to clean the wounds, which are easy to get infected because of bacteria (细菌) on the teeth of the crocodile.

1.This passage is most likely to be found in________.

A.a travel guide B.a newspaper C.a textbook D.a novel

2.The crocodile attacked Ms Pethrick when she was ________.

A.swimming in the river B.standing on the river bank

C.watching the crocodile D.fishing in the water

3.Which of the following statements is TRUE about Ms Pethrick?

A.Her eyes were badly poked. B.She had eight wounds altogether.

C.One of her fingers also got hurt. D.One of the crocodile’s teeth was found in her leg.

4.According to the passage, Norm Pethrick can be described as following EXCEPT________.

A.brave B.diligent C.quick D.humorous

5.Which of the following would be the best title of this passage?

A.The husband should save the wife B.A man saves wife’s life from crocodile’s jaws

C.A crocodile is not so dangerous as people imagine D.Human beings can beat crocodiles sometimes

Have you ever heard of “Survival Holidays”? It is for children to go into the lonely place for exciting activities. Now about 1,000 companies are allowed to take children into the great outdoors without their parents.

The reason why people like “Survival Holidays” is that they think being close to nature is good for children. Many children in big cities spend all time watching TV and playing computer games. “Survival Holidays” gives them an important change.

Is “Survival Holidays” is a wonderful idea? Maybe it is. Children need more free time to play. They need to be left on their own, without adults disturbing them. Parents care too much about their children. They like to see the children being busy with activities that are controlled by adults, which causes many problems. Children don’t know what to do when they are in danger. Even something like crossing a small river seems to be a hard challenge. Children are not comfortable with danger. Even slight danger like getting their feet wet or falling down seems very terrible to them.

Many people think the survival activities are good for children. Even years later, they will still remember what they have learned. Some have learned to stay calm in dangerous times. Some have learned how to keep safe. Others have learned how to work in a team. All these skills will help them a lot in their lives.

1.What is “Survival Holidays” according to the passage?

A.It is summer holidays.

B.It is winter holidays.

C.It is a kind of holiday to escape from danger.

D.It is a holiday to go into the lonely place for exciting activities.

2.Which children may take part in “Survival Holidays”?

A.Poor children. B.Rich children.

C.Children from cities. D.Children from the countryside.

3.What’s the main idea of the last paragraph?

A.The reasons people dislike “Survival Holidays”. B.The advantages of “Survival Holidays”.

C.The disadvantages of “Survival Holidays”. D.The suggestions of taking part in “Survival Holidays”.

4.In a “Survival Holidays” children can learn the following except________.

A.how to get good grades B.how to stay calm in difficulty

C.how to keep safe when they meet danger D.how to work in a team

5.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?

A.No companies can hold “Survival Holidays”.

B.Parents can take part in “Survival Holidays” with their children.

C.Parents like to keep their children busy with activities controlled by adults.

D.Children don’t listen to their parents any more after “Survival Holidays”.

Enjoy a glass of champagne(香槟) as you spend a day in the famous champagne city on a trip from Paris. With its wonderful garden, amazing view and world-class champagnes, the place makes a great visit.

The quiet city of Reims is known all over the world for its champagne. In the morning, your tour of Reims includes a visit to some famous public building there. Then you will go to the Mumm Champagne House for an interesting visit and a tasting of the famous Cordon Rouge Champagne before lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the sights of grapes between Reims and Epernay. At Epernay you will visit the famous wine cellars(酒窖) of Moet & Chandon with the chance to taste their wine.

Of course, your guide is ready for any service you could need during the tour. Feel free to ask him or her!

Short Information About Wine Tasting Tour in Reims, France

Price:

120 EUR per person

(more than 3 people will get 20% off per person)

Duration:

10 hours

Group size:

2-30

Language of guide:

French, English, Spanish, Japanese

Lunch:

YES

Hotel:

NO

Private guide:

NO

This tour must be booked at least 7 days before your travel date. And only English is used unless specially stated.

1.If you take part in the tour with three friends, how much will it cost?

A.480 EUR B.96 EUR. C.120 EUR. D.384 EUR.

2.The underlined word “Duration” means “_______”.

A.the time the tour lasts for

B.the time used to go to Reims from Paris

C.the time the tourists stay in Paris for

D.the time used to make champagne

3.Which language will the guide mainly speak during the tour?

A.French B.English C.Japanese D.Spanish

4.Which of the following is true according to the advertisement?

A.Two tourists can make a group for this tour.

B.You can book the tour a day before your travel date.

C.Tourists can buy some champagne at a low price.

D.Tourists can stay at a hotel to rest and have lunch.

5.What is the best title of this passage?

A.A tour to Paris

B.Sightseeing tour between Reims and Epernay

C.Wine tasting tour in Reims

D.Amazing view in Reims

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