Things to Do in London

For things to see and do, visitors to London have endless options. Whether you’re visiting for several days or just wanting a taste of this great city, here’s how to make the most of your time.

The London’s Eye

The London’s Eye is a 135-metre-high observation wheel. Opened in 2000, it immediately became one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks(地标). Thirty-two capsules, each holding up to 25 people, take a gentle half-hour round trip. On a clear day, the Eye affords a unique 40-kilometre view, which sweeps over the capital in all directions.

Location: South Bank of the River Thames

The British Museum

The British Museum was established in 1753 to house the collections of the physician Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), who also helped create the Chelsea Physic Garden. Sloane’s collections have been added to by gifts and purchases from all over the world. Robert Smirke designed the main part of the building, but the architectural highlight(亮点)is Norman Foster’s Great Court, with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.

Location: Great Russel Street

Houses of Parliament(国会)

For over 500 years the Palace of Westminster has been the seat of the two Houses of Parliament. The building was designed by architect Sir Charles Barry. Westminster Hall is the only surviving part of the original Palace of Westminster, dating back to 1097.

Location: Westminster

The national Gallery

In 1824 the British government was persuaded to buy 38 major paintings, and these became the start of a national collection. Today, it has a collection of some 2,300 Western European paintings. The mian gallery building was designed by William Wilkins and finally opened in 1838.

Location: Trafalgar Square

1.We know from the text that Sir Hans Sloane .

A. designed the Chelsea Physic Garden

B. loved to read in the British Museum’s Great Court

C. contributed to the foundation of the British Museum

D. bought many collections after the British Museum opened

2.If you want to enjoy an overall view of London, you may go to .

A. South Bank of the River Thames

B. Great Russell Street

C. Trafalgar Square

D. Westminster

3.Which of the following has the longest history?

A. The London Eye.

B. The British Museum.

C. The National Gallery.

D. Houses of parliament.


By the third year of teaching I’d begun to expect Christmas break more for the school holiday and less for the excitement of the children. I was teaching fourth grade and my students had made me _______ . I just had to get through one of the hardest days of the school year.

The morning bell rang. I walked _______ through the cold into the overly heated school building. Twenty-two smiling faces _______ me at the school bus stop. I forced myself to _______their smiles. Back into the classroom, they_______, comparing plans for the_______ . I had to remove one student from each arm _______ I could take a seat at my desk for my morning duties. Before I could find my roll book(点名册), I found my desk was covered with_______ and gifts followed by a _______ of “Merry Christmas” wishes.

“Oh, thank you,” I must have ________ a million times. Each gift was truly special to me, except my________ mood. It was kind of them to________ me. After a while, I heard a small nervous________ say my name. I looked up to see Brandon standing________by my desk, holding a small, round gift. “This is for you.”

“Thank you, Sweetheart.” I laid it on my desk with the others.

“Um, could you__________it now?”

I gently tore at the paper and tape. “________ ,” he said, “it’s breakable.” Slowly I opened a small, green Christmas tree ornament(装饰物), complete with a hook already________. It dawned on me what he had done. Then a nearby student said that he just pulled that off his own tree. I tried to keep my ________back.

Later that day, I sat________the ornament in my hands. Was I really so important to this child that he had searched for something to give me? Now every year as I________ pull a green Christmas ball from my ornament box, I remember the deep influence my students have on me.

1.A. tired B. excited C. amazed D. relaxed

2.A. eagerly B. aimlessly C. gently D. heavily

3.A. watched B. greeted C. delighted D. warned

4.A. return B. forget C. ignore D. refuse

5.A. calmed B. walked C. chatted D. argued

6.A. study B. weekend C. vacation D. lesson

7.A. before B. when C. after D. because

8.A. letters B. books C. chalks D. cards

9.A. knowledge B. collection C. series D. bunch

10.A. confirmed B. assessed C. explained D. said

11.A. pleased B. low C. thrilled D. angry

12.A. talk about B. think of C. turn to D. connect with

13.A. call B. sound C. shout D. voice

14.A. shyly B. bravely C. rudely D. sadly

15.A. classify B. collect C. open D. check

16.A. Careful B. Dangerous C. Patient D. Hasty

17.A. expected B. adapted C. adjusted D. attached

18.A. trees B. hooks C. gifts D. tears

19.A. turning over B. putting into C. giving away D. packing up

20.A. anxiously B. hurriedly C. quickly D. delicately



People with bad manners are rejected in the world of work. They do not get good jobs or promotions. Their business do not succeed. 1 They are liked and supported. They have friends, luck and success. When you improve your manners, you improve your chances of success. The following are several examples of good manners.

Be polite to everyone you meet. 2 For example, when you go on a job interview, be polite to the desk clerk as they can affect you chances of success. Use these magic words as often as possible: Hello, Please, Excuse me and Sorry, and use the two most important words: Thank you.

Use good manners in all of your communications. Examples: Return telephone and email messages within 24 hours; If you receive a rude message, do not respond with rudeness, but be polite; Do not interrupt people. _____3_____

4 Cutting in front of other cars only gains you a few seconds of time. If you are polite, patient and calm, you will arrive safely and feel more relaxed. A good sense of humor shows good manners. 5 Before starting important conversations, meals or meetings, turn off your mobile phone. Ignoring people while you use your phone is impolite.

A. Use good manners when driving.

B. People with good manners are accepted.

C. It is better to make a careful plan before you take action.

D. You should learn good manners from people around you.

E. Tell jokes or pass on humorous stories that everyone will enjoy.

F. Make sure people are ready to listen to you before you start talking.

G. You will never regret being polite, but you might regret being rude.


About five years ago I started at a new school when my family moved to Iowa. I was just a little excited, but I worried I would never fit in with (适应) the other sixth graders.

Lucy, a girl in my class, who I thought was not ready for change, didn’t like me from the start. In fact, I was sure she hated me. I could tell she thought I was a fool.

My teacher made us sit by each other for the last term. Lucy was surprised that I didn’t wear make?up (化妆). I didn’t exactly look like the coolest girl. But, I kept smiling at her and I kept telling her she looked beautiful, even when she was angry.

Finally, Lucy let me talk to her, even in sight of her "cool" friends. She started telling me how beautiful I looked. I still remember that first time when she smiled at me saying that, and I smiled right back, telling her thanks. Lucy invited me over to her house for a party, and talked to me all the time instead of her other friends.

I may move to Arizona after that, but I will never forget Lucy. She was a great friend. I still smiled at Lucy when she made fun of me. I didn’t think she was right in doing those things, but I still put up with (忍受) it. And we became great friends.

About two weeks ago, I read a sentence by Abraham Lincoln, "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?" Immediately, I smiled, thinking of Lucy.

1. When the author started at a new school in Iowa, she worried __________.

A. she was not ready for change at all

B. she looked stupid when asking questions

C. she didn’t look like the coolest girl in her class

D. she couldn’t get along well with her classmates

2. How did the author change Lucy’s attitude towards her?

A. By wearing make?up.

B. By keeping smiling at Lucy.

C. By wearing beautiful clothes.

D. By sitting beside Lucy in class.

3. From Paragraph 5, we know the author thought __________.

A. it was right of her to suffer when making friends

B. it was a waste of time to make friends with Lucy

C. it was foolish of her to smile at Lucy all the time

D. it was a shameful thing to put up with what Lucy did

4. What is the main idea of this passage?

A. Kindness can beat any enemy.

B. Friendship needs to be cared for.

C. Making friends means losing enemies.

D. Patience is important in making friends.

When I was growing up my dad would often give me small tasks to finish to help out around the house. Some were easy but the three I remember the most were the three ______ of all. The first was helping to weed the four

____ we had. It was ______ work. I would rather ride my bike than crawl in the dirt on my hands and knees

____ the thousands of weeds in our gardens. The second was piling firewood for ______. It was tough work and I got more than my share of pieces. I would rather walk in the woods than piling it in rows. The third was _______water from a mountain spring to our house ______ our well water had too much iron in it to ______.

Over the years, though, I learned to see the ______ in all the things my dad had made me do. Having fresh vegetables for dinner was a delight. ______ a cold glass of iced tea made from the mountain spring water was a pure ______. Standing by the wood stove on a snowy December day was a wonderful way to ______. I saw as well that all this work my dad had given me had ______ made me a better, stronger and more caring man. Most of all, I ______ that when I did my work with a(n) ______ heart, it didn’t feel like work at all.

Over the years I have learned something else too. When we do the work for our Heavenly Father with a _______spirit, it doesn’t feel like work, either. It feels like that every act of ______, word of encouragement, and gift of love we share will only make our lives ______, make our hearts happier, and bring our souls closer to Heaven.

I am so ______ to both my dad and my Father in Heaven. They showed me the ______ of work and more importantly they showed me the pricelessness of love.

1.A. simplest B. most suitable C. most awesome D. toughest

2.A. basements B. armchairs C. gardens D. streets

3.A. awful B. elegant C. bound D. noisy

4.A. operating B. scanning C. pushing D. pulling

5.A. staff B. holiday C. winter D. accommodation

6.A. distributing B. dragging C. carrying D. conducting

7.A. because B. unless C. otherwise D. but

8.A. boil B. obtain C. undertake D. drink

9.A. regulations B. attention C. rewards D. superiors

10.A. Seizing B. Enjoying C. Performing D. Reforming

11.A. desire B. challenge C. significance D. pleasure

12.A. dry up B. warm up C. stay up D. keep up

13.A. merely B. immediately C. gradually D. temporarily

14.A. remembered B. recommended C. regretted D. realized

15.A. ambitious B. happy C. brae D. modest

16.A. loving B. competing C. outgoing D. punishing

17.A. witness B. curiosity C. kindness D. sympathy

18.A. richer B. better C. worse D. poorer

19.A. kind B. lucky C. grateful D. vivid

20.A. key B. way C. aim D. value

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