I'm Jimmy. I'm 13, and I just became a freshman a few days ago. I’ve been playing soccer since I was 6, and I really love it. But my parents hate it. They said I had to stop when I became a high school student because they thought it had affected my grades. But all throughout my life I was in the middle. I got a few A’s and mostly B’s, sometimes a C. My parents want me to do better, like the top students. But it’s just too hard for me.
I just want to stay because I have never felt so alive when I’m with the team. I love them, and they help me get through everything. They accept me for who I am. They don’t think of me badly. We always win our games. At times we may have fights, but our fights don’t tear us apart, which makes us stronger. I love them more than I love playing soccer. So I guess that’s enough to explain myself. Could you please help me?
1.How long has Jimmy played soccer?
A. For 6 years.
B. For 13years.
C. For 7 years.
D. For a years.
2.How did Jimmy do in all his subjects?
A. He did very well in all subjects.
B. He always got good grades.
C. He did quit badly in all subjects.
D. He did neither too well nor too badly.
3.How does Jimmy get on with his teammates?
A. They always fight.
B.They get on very well.
C.They don’t know much about him.
D. We don’t know.
4.What do Jimmy’s parents want him to do?
A. They want him to play soccer well.
B. They want him to get good grades.
C. They want him to play soccer well and get good grades.
D. They want him to get on well with his teammates.
How should a mother talk to her children at a young age? It influences the children's social skills later in childhood, a study from the UK says.
The study found that if children’s mothers often talked to them about people’s feelings, they developed social understanding better. However, this effect becomes weaker from ages 10 to 12, perhaps because as children get older, they spend less time at home, and their friends and teachers influence them more.
Researchers encourage parents to talk to children when they are watching TV or movies together. “What may the characters be feeling?” they can ask the question like that. And, if someone is shouting in the supermarket, this is another chance to talk to a child about other people’s feelings. It’s important for parents to give children vocabulary of feelings. Children don’t always realize what their feelings are and need to have words to describe them. A researcher said, “Let’s say a young takes a toy away from another young child. It’s helpful for parents to say something like
‘That makes him sad when you take it’ rather than saying‘Stop it’.”
Social understanding is important, but it isn’t everything. Children who showed good social skills in the study also behaved negatively. They ran model cars over their mothers’in the test. That’s because the children felt more comfortable when they did it. So helping children have social understanding is just the first step for young mothers, a researcher says.
5.Which of the following is TRUE about a mother’s influence on her children?
A. The older the children are, the more the influence is.
B. A mother’s influence is more than a father’s.
C. It can happen whenever and wherever in everyday life.
D.A mother should talk with their children all time.
6.If a person is shouting in the supermarket, what should a parent say to her/his child?
A. “Others will be angry”
B. “You shouldn’t shout like that!”
C. “The person is very rude.”
D.“What is the person doing?”
7.The underline word “negatively” means “” in the passage.
Giant pandas are cute animals and many people like them. Giant pandas live in Sichuan Province, China. If you are busy and don’t have enough time to go to Sichuan, you can choose to watch them online.
This is really good news for giant panda lovers. There is a Panda Channel on the Internet. You only need to click your mouse and visit the website. Then you can watch giant pandas. In this way, we can learn more about giant pandas are endangered animals. We should try to help them. The more we learn, the more we can do to protect them.
Do you want to watch giant pandas right now? Visit the website now. The website is http://live. ipanda. com. It can bring you much fun.
8.Many people like giant pandas because ___________.
A. they are beautiful
B. they are cute
C. they are dangerous
D. they live in China
9.The underlined word “click” probably means “________” in Chinese.
10.When you visit the website, you can watch giant pandas’ life ________.
A. during the daytime
B. in the afternoon
C. at night
D. at any time
What do you do in a situation like this? You’re eating dinner with friends in a nice restaurant. You’re having a great time when a phone rings at the table next to you. A man take s out his phone and starts talking loudly about problems he’s having with his girlfriend. He talks for almost ten minutes! 11
Many people find cell phones useful in their day-to-day lives. But we’ve all sat next to someone talking too loudly on a cell phone. You may want to tell the loudmouth to end the conversation, but let the management take care of noisy customers. 12 Here are a few rules:
? Off means off!13 If a sign says “turn off cell phones”, don’t use your phone.? 14 Speak softly and for a short time. Try to move away from other people.
?Lights off, phone off! Never take calls in a theater or at the movies.
?15 Talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerous. And watch where you’re going when you’re walking down the street and tal king on the phone.
As more people use cell phones, things are only going to get worse. So, the next time you’re getting ready to make a call, stop and consider the people around you.
A. Pay attention!
B. Try to make yourself understood!
C. Keep private conversations private!
D. You can only control your own behavior.
E. Always make yourself available to your phone.
F. Follow the rules of restaurants and other public places.
G. This happens all the time — on buses, in restaurants, everywhere!
At about 10 P.M. on September 7, 2013, Tommy Barber and his friend Susan Laney were stepping out of the elevator of her apartment building when both of them 16 smoke. “My dogs!” Susan shouted with 17 as she ran down the hall to her apartment. Tommy, 54, who is 18 , walked toward the smoke.
“I was 19 across from Susan’s apartment door; I took four or five steps to the right, and smoke hit me right in the face,” he says. “I 20 the door, shouting, ‘Anybody home?’21 nobody answered.”
Suddenly the door opened, and 22 smoke came out. Tommy heard coughing and reached behind the door, waving his arm until he 23 someone. It was Diane Marshall, who lived there. He grabbed her arm and pulled her into the hall, then ran back to the 24 apartment.
Then he and Susan picked up the fire extinguisher (灭火器). While Tommy held it, he 25 Susan to use it to fight the fire. 26 , the fire finally died down.
Diane had fallen asleep with a cooking pot on the stove (炉子), and it had 27 fire. She later called Tommy to 28 him. “I could have died,” she told a local news station.
As it turned out, 29 fires was second nature to Tommy — he had been a 30 with the St. Lucie County Fire District for about a year in the 1980s. He 31 a serious eye disease in 2000 and lost his sight.
Last November, the St. Lucie County Fire District awarded him and Susan the Citizen Hero Award for their 32 actions. When asked what he 33 at that time, T ommy said, “I wasn’t 34 at all. I just knew it was 35 I had to do.”
16. A. blew B. saw C. smelled D. produced
17. A. anger B. surprise C. fear D. joy
18. A. blind B. deaf C. lost D. hurt
19. A. sitting B. standing C. exercising D. working
20. A. locked B. opened C. came into D. knocked on
21. A. So B. But C. Because D. Unless
22. A. no B. less C. more D. other
23. A. left B. felt C. recognized D. remembered
24. A. middle-sized B. well-decorated C. old-fashioned D. smoke-filled
25. A. taught B. allowed C. forced D. wanted
26. A. Sadly B. Usually C. Suddenly D. Luckily
27. A. caught B. attracted C. prevented D. used
28. A. invite B. know C. thank D. support
29. A. making B. feeding C. fighting D. lighting
30. A. doctor B. survivor C. doorkeeper D. fireman
31. A. found B. developed C. treated D. spread
32. A. free B. brave C. further D. official
33. A. did B. said C. thought D. had
34. A. interested B. worried C. excited D. frightened
35. A. nothing B. everything C. anything D. something
Doctor: Good morning. What seems to be the trouble?
Mike: Good morning, doctor. I feel terrible. I’ve got 36. ________ cold and I have a rash (疹子) on my neck. I’m not sleeping well either. What do you think the problem 37. ________ be? Doctor: I’d say you’ve been working too hard or under stress for some reason. Have you been taking anything for your cold?
Mike: Yes, I bought some medicine. I’ve been taking 38. ________ for three days.
Doctor: Good. I’m going to prescribe (开药) something stronger. It will make you feel 39. ________ (sleep), so you certainly should rest.
Mike: OK. I can afford to take a few days 40. ________ work.
Doctor: Have you been working hard 41. ________ (recent)?
Mike: Yes, I have. I had to get a project 42. ________ (finish). It’s do ne now, so I can relax a little. Doctor: Good. Let’s take a look at that rash— it looks 43. ________ (bad) than it is. I’m going to prescribe some ointment (药膏) for it. 44. ________ the rash doesn’t clear up in a few days, consult me. Any other problems?
Mike: I have a bad headache, but ...
Doctor: Don’t worry about that. It’s probably due to the stress you’ve been under. Just take some pills. 45. ________ (combine) with the stronger medicine for your cold, they will make you feel very tired. If I were you, I’d just sleep, read a book, or watch TV.
Mike: Thanks a lot.
46. The police are still (寻找)the men involved in last week’s robbery.
47. He listens to the music while (漫步)around a market.
48. You look tried. On the contrary, I am (放松的).
49. She (叹息)when she saw the bad egg.
50. We should eat food full of (纤维素).
51. To keep fit, we must have a balanced d .
52. Don’t tell l here and there and it is bad habit.
53. In the city there will be a great activity in m of the great singer.
54. No one is allowed to smoke in the room without the owner’s p .
55. They were selling everything at a d .