It was a cold morning and there was almost nobody walking on the icy road. James, an elderly man, walked with great _______ on the road. As is well—known to us, aging is something that everybody must _______. Both his eyesight and _______ failed. Just as he was _______ his steps cautiously, a _______ was approaching by and sent him falling into the ditch(小水坑) by the road. _______ what had happened, the driver was scared but he didn’t _______.

On the contrary, he fled away in no time. _______ and overweight James was _______ injured and he couldn’t move a bit. He could only lie there __________, hoping __________ kind man could aid him. Cold and injured, James gradually lost his __________. About 10 minutes later, another car __________ near. When the driver, Steven, saw someone lying in the ditch by the roadside, he __________ stopped and went out of the car. He put one finger in front of James’s nose and __________the breath, knowing he was still living. He shouldered him up and carried him into his car.

Having wrapped a __________ blanket around James, he took off his own coat and covered James. After that he __________ for the nearby hospital. Because of the warmth of the blanket and Steven’s coat, James slowly __________ life. Knowing it was the young man who had saved him, he erupted into tears,saying “Thank you, kind boy! __________you I would have died! ” __________ for Steven it is a small case, we should always remember these who have helped us when we are in great need.

1.A. care B. patience C. force D. strength

2.A. fight B. think C. learn D. experience

3.A. sense B. ability C. hearing D. appearance

4.A. noticing B. minding C. seeing D. witnessing

5.A. man B. car C. horse D. train

6.A. Frightening B. Feeling C. Conducting D. Observing

7.A. pick up B. pull over C. go over D. cut down

8.A. Poor B. Excited C. Strong D. Frightened

9.A. greatly B. badly C. slightly D. sharply

10.A. quiet B. still C. calm D. safe

11.A. every B. other C. some D. another

12.A. consciousness B. life C. way D. concept

13.A. pulled B. pushed C. dragged D. drew

14.A. immediately B. unwillingly C. bravely D. suddenly

15.A. touched B. felt C. smelt D. confirmed

16.A. warm B. beautiful C. cold D. elegant

17.A. set B. headed C. ran D. rowed

18.A. gave back B. got up C. came to D. looked around

19.A. Without B. With C. For D. Besides

20.A. When B. As C. Because D. While


Arriving in Sydney on his own from India, my husband, Rashid, stayed in a hotel for a short time while looking for a house for me and our children.

During the first week of his stay, he went out one day to do some shopping. He came back in the late afternoon to discover that his suitcase was gone. He was extremely worried as the suitcase had all his important papers, including his passport.

He reported the case to the police and then sat there,lost and lonely in strange city, thinking of the terrible troubles of getting all the paperwork organized again from a distant country while trying to settle down in a new one.

Late in the evening, the phone rang. It was a stranger. He was trying to pronounce my husband’s name and was asking him a lot of questions. Then he said they had found a pile of papers in their trash can(垃圾桶)that had been left out on the footpath.

My husband rushed to their home to find a kind family holding all his papers and documents. Their young daughter had gone to the trash can and found a pile of unfamiliar papers. Her parents had carefully sorted them out, although they had found mainly foreign addresses on most of the documents. At last they had seen a half-written letter in the pile in which my husband had given his new telephone number to a friend.

That family not only restored the important documents to us that day but also restored our faith and trust in people. We still remember their kindness and often send a warm wish their way.

1.What did Rashid plan to do after his arrival in Sydney?

A. Go shopping B. Find a house

C. Join his family D. Take his family

2.The girl’s parents got Rashid’s phone number from_______.

A. a friend of his family B. a Sydney policeman

C. a letter in his papers D. a stranger in Sydney

3.What does the underlined word “restored” in the last paragraph mean?[

A. Showed B. Sent out

C. Delivered D. Gave back

4.Which of the following can be the best title for the text?

A. From India to Australia. B. Living in a New Country.

C. Turning Trash to Treasure. D. In Search of New Friends.

If you want to become a fluent English speaker you should take some advice: there are four skills in learning English. They are reading ,listening, speaking and writing. The most important thing you must remember is that if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills you should first master the skills of reading and listening.

Read as much as you can. But your reading must be active. It means that you must think about the meaning of the sentences, the meaning of the unfamiliar words, etc. There is no need for you to pay much attention to grammar or try to understand all the unfamiliar words you come across, but the fact that you see them for the first time and recognize them whenever you see them, for example in other passage or books, is enough. It would be better to prepare yourself a notebook so you can write down the important words or sentences in it.

As for listening, there are two choices: besides reading, you can listen every day for about 30 minutes. You can only pay attention to your reading and become skillful at your reading, then you can catch up on your listening. Since you have lots of inputs in your mind, you can easily guess what the speaker is going to say. This never means that you should not practice listening.

For listening you can listen to cartoons or some movies that are specially made for children. Their languages are easy. Or if you are good at listening you can listen to VOA or BBC programs every day. Again the thing to remember is being active in listening and preferably taking some notes.

If you follow these pieces of advice, your speaking and writing will improve automatically, and you can be sure that with a little effort they will become perfect.

1.According to the author, which should you improve first among the four skills?

A. Reading and listening.

B. Reading and writing.

C. Writing and speaking.

D. Speaking and listening.

2.To improve your reading, when you read you should ________.

A. look up all the new words in the dictionary

B. think about what you are reading actively

C. spend more time studying grammar

D. copy as many words and sentences as possible

3.The author seems to agree with the view that _________.

A. everyone should listen to VOA or BBC programs every day

B. You needn’t practice listening if you keep on reading every day

C. being good at reading is helpful in improving your listening

D. you should take notes of whatever you are hearing

4.The passage is mainly about how to _________.

A. choose suitable listening materials

B. deal with new words in reading

C. improve your English as quickly as possible

D. become fluent in speaking and writing English

Welcome to Whitney High School!

Spring Kids Dance Clinic

The WHS Dance team is hosting the annual Spring Dance Clinic for children aged 5-13. If you are interested in your son or daughter attending this camp, you may download the form and return it to the WHS office or register online!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: Halley Crandell at hcrandell@rocklinusd.org WHERE: Whitney High School Cafeteria

WHEN: April 22 nd from 9:00 am-12:30 pm

COST: $25 Online RegPDFistration$30Walk-upRegistration

Kaplan SAT/ACT Combo ractice Tests

Offered in the WHS Library

Saturday, April 29 th 9 am to 1 pm

Registration is $20.

Please sign up in the College and Career Center by April 21st to secure a spot.

Please see Mrs. Randazzo in the College and Career Center to sign up or for questions.

Lions Club Student Speech Contest

Enter to be one of two Whitney High School students to qualify for the Rocklin Lions Club Speech Contest, which is to be held this summer. A written copy of your speech is due to the College and Career Center no later than April 30th at 3:00 pm.

Open to grades 9 -12. No less than 5 minutes and No more than 10 minutes.

Can You Catch the Wildcat at the 5K Race

On April 28 th at 8:30 am, the Whitney Wildcat will leave his stadium and attempt to outrun the hundreds of runners trying to catch him!

This will be a fun exciting way to challenge yourself and provide needed funds for two great causes! The WHS track and field team is raising money for equipment. Secondly, we are raising money for the Heidi Greenwood Scholarship. All profits on T-shirt sales will go directly to the scholarship!

Entry to the race is $15 and T-shirt sales will be on site. Go to https://goo.gl/QANQg8 to register!

1.How much should one pay for registering the dance camp in person?

A. $5

B. $55

C. $25

D. $30

2.Who should students turn to if they have questions about Practice Tests?

A. Mark Snow.

B. Mrs. Randazzo.

C. Halley Crandell.

D. Heidi Greenwood.

3.What do we know about Can You Catch the Wildcat at the 5K Race?

A. It’s an indoor activity to be held on April 28th.

B. All the money collected will go to scholarship.

C. There is no specific information for registration.

D. People can support it by buying T-shirts on the spot.

4.What’s the purpose of the text?

A. To show how wonderful the school is.

B. To persuade students to join in the events.

C. To publicize the schedule of some events.

D. To draw parents’ attention to the school.

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