I a farm with my brothers and sisters.
The boys they would me very carefully, and they did.
，the boys’ father me a pet centre.
4. Emma 每天喂我并带我散步。
Emma me and take me every day.
In the old days, people dogs hunting or to farm work.
Dogs often a very life.
Feeling dogs began to when life became more prosperous for people.
People dogs friends or companions.
He has only books.
The dogs always me.
You’re wrong, and you know it!
We have study hard.
I have lost my umbrella. I think I must buy one. 我丢了伞，我想我必须买一把。
I have lost my umbrella. I’m looking for it. 我丢了伞，我正在寻找它。
（2013年四川泸州）there is a cup of tea. Please pass to me.
7. 更有甚者，更为重要的是8. （动物）四处自由走动9. 无所事事地混日子；懒散度日10. 对……忠诚
11. 死于12. 继续
1. had better do sth.
2. It is + adj. + to do sth.
3. not all
4. according to ...
5. stop/keep sb. from doing sth.
6. have no choice but to do sth.
1. Debbie is growing fast. She is even than her mother.
D. the tallest
2. Of all the subjects，English is for me.
B. more interesting
C. the most interesting
D. much more interesting
3. It’s much to have a small lovely room than a big cold one.
4. My grandpa told a good story, but I told a one.
5. Tony is not as clever as Lucy, but he works than her.
D. the hardest
6. I carried the bowl with both hands , so that I wouldn’t break it.
7. Could you please speak a little more ? I can’t follow you.
8. Who listens ，Tom，Jack or Bill?
A. the most carefully
B. more carefully
C. the most careful
D. more careful
9. —Why are you driving so , Tony? I’m feeling sick.
—Sorry，but the train is leaving in 20 minutes. We have to hurry.
10. Tony is only four years old，he draws very well.
How do you usually get to school? By bus? On foot? Roby Burch, 16, a US student, gets to school a little 11 —he goes by horse (马）.
Burch has been riding his white horse 4 miles to and from school 12 the beginning of the semester. “Every morning, wearing my blue jacket and jeans, I am on my way at 6 am,”Burch says.“The streets are mostly 13 at this time of morning. It’s a nice way to start th e day.”
The idea was his 14 . His family were enjoying their vacation on their farm this summer. “My dad just said:‘Roby,you 15 ride your horse to school every day,’”Burch says. He thought it really was a great idea.
When they got back home, Burch asked for permission from the headmaster(校长），Joe Cox，and, surprisingly, he got the green light. Cox even 16 Burch to keep the horse next to the headmaster’s house. Then, his dad helped Burch find the best route to school. It is along back streets and has 17 cars than the others.
For the return trip every afternoon, Burch leaves school at 5:45 pm. Even now, as the days grow shorter and colder, he 18 to ride his horse.“I will ride my horse even in the coldest weather,”
he s ays.
Burch says the first time he sat on a horse as a 4-year-old boy he was afraid, 19 now, “it’s what I do best.”It’s no surprise that he wants to be a cowboy (牛仔）when he grow s up.“I love riding horses more than 20 else,”he says.“It’s really a guy thing.”
11. A. normally B. casually C. differently D. actually
12. A. for B. since C. before D. after
13. A. empty B. crowded C. busy D. awful
14. A. sister’s B. brother’s C. mom’s D. dad’s
15. A. will B. won’t C. should D. shouldn’t
16. A. invited B. allowed C. taught D. urged
17. A. fewer B. few C. more D. many
18. A. begins B. stops C. continues D. refuses
19. A. so B. or C. and D. but
20. A. anything B. nothing C. everybody D. somebody
Cats are the most popular pets among Americans. So it is not surprising there are many expressions about cats. Do you know any of them? Now let me introduce some to you.
Some cats like to catch small birds, like canaries. If someone looks very proud or satisfied with himself, we say he looks like the cat that ate the canary.
Sometimes, a cat likes to play with a small animal it catches. So if you play cat and mouse with someone, you change between different kinds of behavior when dealing with another person. For example, a child might offer somethin g sweet to her little brother, and then take it away when he reaches for it.
A cat will often catch a small animal and present it to its owner. The saying that looks like something the cat dragged in describes something in bad condition.
A fat cat is a person with a lot of money.
There are many other expressions about cats in America. How interesting! Which kind of cat are you, or which kind would you like to be?
21. Americans like _______ best as pets.
22. The canary is a kind of _______.
23. If you have much money, we can call you _______.
A. a fat cat
B. a happy cat
C. a thin cat
D. a sad cat
24. If someone always thinks highly of himself, we can say _______.
A. he plays cat and mouse with someone
B. he looks like the cat that ate the canary
C. he is a lazy cat
D. he has dragged in something
25. The passage introduces us _______ expressions about cat.
I have at all.
is bad for our health.
Many people heart disease every year.
I believe what you’re saying.
He said he had to go home to his children.
1、b ecause, as, since这几个词是表示“原因”的连词，语气由强到弱依次为
because as since 他们均为从属连词。
I stayed at home because it rained. 因为下雨，所以我待在家里。
Since everyone is here, let’s start. 既然大家都到齐了，咱们就开始吧。
We all like her as she is kind. 我们都喜欢她，因为她善良。
2、because of 是介词短语，其后可接名词、代词或动名词以及由关系代词what引导的从句。
He lost his job because of his age. 由于年龄关系他失去了工作。
（2013 广西贺州）Tony never spends money on buying books he doesn’t like reading.
1.I hate travelling by air you usually have to wait for hours before the plane takes off.
2.---Why are you absent?
--- I am ill.
3.Everyone is here, let’s begin.
4.She was praised she often helped others.
5.the heavy snow, we didn’t go to school.
B. Because of
6.Because it is raining, we have to put off the sports meeting.
he missed the train, he was late.
The sun must have set, it is growing dark.
I stayed at home yesterday a high fever.
The game was put off the heavy rain.
Some people think that as more and more people have televisions in their homes, __11__ people will buy books and newspapers. Why _12__ an article in the newspaper, when the TV news can bring you __13__ information in a few minutes and with pictures? Why read the life story of a famous man, when a short television program can tell you all __14__ you want to know?
Television has not killed reading, __15__. Today, lots of newspapers _16_.And more books of every kind are sold than ever before. Books are still a cheap way __17_ information and enjoyment.
A paperback collection of short stories, for example, ___18__ always cheaper than an evening at the cinema or the theater, and you can keep a book forever and read it many times.
Books are wonderful providers of knowledge and __19__ and some types of books should be
in every home. A good encyclopedia(百科全书), though expensive, is useful, __20_you can find information on any subject. And, you can have such books as history books, science textbooks as history books, science textbooks and collections of stories and poems. Then from time to time you can read the thoughts and feelings of your favourite poets.
( ) 11.A. few and few B. fewer and fewer C. little and little D. less and less ( ) 12.A. read B. reading C. to read D. have read
( ) 13.A. a B. an C. the D./
( ) 14.A. who B. whom C. which D. that
( ) 15.A.too B. also C. however D. but
( ) 16. A. are sold B. have been sold C. will be sold D. sell
( ) 17.A.get B. to get C. getting D. got
( ) 18.A.are B. is C. being D. has been
( ) 19.A.pleasant B. pleasing C. pleased D. pleasure
( ) 20.A.when B. though C. because D. so