Jonny: Hey! I’m just practicing Tai Chi(太极).Would you like to join me?
Peter: I know nothing about it. Is it difficult?
Jonny: It seems easy, but you need a lot of practice. You just follow me like this.
Peter: OK. Don’t laugh 1. me. I may look funny.
Jonny: Bend your knees slightly and reach out your arms like tree branches, naturally and 2. (soft).Try to keep your body straight. Move slowly, then be sure to keep your balance and don’t let your body shake.
Peter: I cannot control my body well. My legs become3. (pain).
Jonny: Keep 4. (hold) your position(姿势) for a while. It helps develop your strength（力量）and flexibility（灵活性）. Raise（抬起）your leg and let5. stay in the air for seconds.
Peter: I feel my legs shaking. I cannot do this any longer.
Jonny: Be patient! Tai Chi 6. (call)“shadow boxing” in English. It asks you to act like water: to be flexible as well 7. strong. In real competition, a Tai Chi master borrows the strength of the competitor and uses this energy to fight back. The 8. (hard)you try to beat him, the more likely you will get hit. He controls you!
Peter: Unbelievable! Oh..., 9. you don’t mind, I’ll stop and take a deep 10. .
The Spring Festival marks the first day of a new year, so the first meal is rather important. People from the North and the South have different _________ about the foods they eat on this _________ day. In Northern China, people _________ eat Jiaozi. The word Jiaozi in Chinese means the_________ of winter and the beginning of spring. According to historical _________ , in the past people from the North and the South both ate Jiaozi on Chinese New Year’s Day. Perhaps _________ the areas in Southern China _________ more rice than those in Northern China, southern people slowly _________ to eat many other kinds of food on New Year’s Day. _________ , the most common foods for the first _________ are noodles, New Year Cake and Tangyuan. The noodle is a _________ of long life. The New Year Cake is called Niangao in Chinese, which _________ the hope of improvement in _________ year after year. Tangyuan is a symbol of family _________ according to the Chinese.
To _________ a New Year visit to relatives and friends is an important activity during the Spring Festival. People also send cards to _________ a New Year’s greeting. What children love most is to set off firecrackers.（烟花爆竹）_________ , as the pace of life is becoming faster and faster, people have _________ new ways to celebrate the Chinese traditional New Year. For example, many people no longer send out greeting cards. _________ , they use short messages or emails. Also to travel during the New Year holidays has come into _________ .
1.A. word B. habits C. meanings D. stories
2.A. usual B. unforgettable C. common D. special
3.A. seldom B. usually C. never D. hardly
4.A. end B. future C. result D. effect
5.A. reasons B. records（记载） C. notes D. stories
6.A. as long as B. though C. but D. because
7.A. caused B. took C. produced D. brought
8.A. understood B. knew C. made D. began
9.A. Besides B. Therefore C. Consequently D. except
10.A. subject B. title C. program D. meal
11.A. symbol B. sign C. mark D. signal
12.A. transports（运输） B. represents(代表) C. gets D. takes
13.A. health B. family C. life D. work
14.A. reunion B. luck C. happiness D. sadness
15.A. do B. pay C. get D. carry
16.A. express B. describe C. explain D. give
17.A. Luckily B. Unfortunately C. However D. Besides
18.A. given up B. taken up C. got up D. broken up
19.A. Instead B. Fortunately C. But D. And
20.A. fashion B. effect C. sight D. power
We spend so much time waiting to be loved, hoping love will find us, and looking for that special love．Unfortunately, that’s not usually how life works．To be loved, you should love and respect yourself as much as you do others．In order to love someone, you should love yourself．
●Stop comparing(比较) yourself to others． 1. We all have different gifts．When you compare yourself to others for what they have, whether it is a car, a house, or a job, it makes you feel bad about yourself．Really be grateful about everything you have．Gratitude（感恩）keeps your heart open to love．
●Practice receiving love．To truly love is to be able to receive it．When someone loves you, does some kind deeds（事情）to you, or says kind words, accept it． 2. Know that you are worthy of love．It is important to accept a gift of love by others．You give yourself a chance to learn more about yourself that you are lovable． 3.
● 4. Write about your experiences, good and bad．When you write down good experiences, allow yourself to feel those feelings．When you remember bad experiences, allow yourself to feel self-compassion．Compassion is not self-pity, but rather willingness to accept one's own pain and regret．
●Stop trying to be perfect．Stop blaming yourself for being less than perfect． 5.
Just follow all the steps above and don't let anyone's expectations of you put any pressure on you．
A．Keep a diary．
C．Do not feel sorry about it．
D．Always do your best, but not reaching perfection(完美) is not a failure．
E．Allow yourself to accept the love that has come to you．
F．You give someone a joy of giving by loving you．
G．Everyone on the earth is unique(独一无二的)．
Good health is the most valuable（珍贵的） thing a person can have, but one cannot take good health for granted（理所当然）. It is important to remember that the body needs proper care in order to be healthy. There are three things that a person can do to help stay in good shape: eat right food, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly.
Proper nutrition (营养) is important for good health. Your body cannot work well unless it receives the proper kind of “fuel”(燃料). Don't eat too much food with lots of sugar and fat. Eat plenty of foods high in protein, like meat, fish, eggs and nuts. Vegetables and fruits are very important because they provide necessary vitamins and minerals（矿物质）. However, don't overeat. It is not helpful to be overweight.
Getting the proper amount of sleep is also important. If you don't get enough sleep, you will feel tired and easily get angry. You have no energy. Over a long period of time a little amount of sleep may even result in a change of personality (个性). Be sure to allow yourself from seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you do, your body will feel strong and refreshed, and your mind will be sharp.
Finally, get plenty of exercise. Exercise makes the body strong and prevents you from putting on weight. It also improves your heart and lungs. If you follow a regular exercise program, you will probably increase your life-span (寿命). Any kind of exercise is good. Most sports are excellent for keeping the body in good shapes: basketball, swimming, bicycling, running and so on, are good examples. Sports are not only good for your body, but they are enjoyable and interesting, too.
If everybody were to eat the right foods, get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly, the world would be a happier and healthier place. We would all live to be much older and wiser.
1.In order to keep healthy, ________.
A. we should eat a lot of sweets
B. one needs a large amount of fat
C. people should eat according to the foods nutrition
D we must try to sleep day and night.
2.The title of the article should be ________.
A. Eating and Exercising
B. How Vitamins Work in Man's Body
C. How to Stay Healthy
D. Sleeping Well
3.The passage is probably taken from ________.
A. an advertisement(广告) B. a travel journal
C. an English dictionary D. a magazine
When I was sixteen years old, I made my first visit to the United States. It wasn’t the first time I had been abroad. Like most English children I learned French at school. And I had often been to France, so I was used to speaking a foreign language to people who didn’t understand English. But when I went to America I was really looking forward to having a nice easy holiday without any language barriers.（障碍）
How wrong I was! The misunderstandings(误解) began at the airport. I was looking for a public telephone to give my American friend Penny a call and tell her that I had arrived. A friendly old man saw me looking lost and asked if he could help me.
“Yes,” I said, “I want to give my friend a ring.”
“Well, that’s nice,” he said. “Are you getting married? But aren’t you a bit（点） young?”
“Who is talking about marriage?” I replied. “I only want to give my friend a ring to tell her I’ve arrived. Can you tell me where there’s a phone box?”
“Oh!” he said, “There’s a phone downstairs.”
When at last we met, Penny explained the misunderstandings to me.
“Don’t worry,” she said to me. “I had so many difficulties at first. There are lots of words which the Americans use differently in meaning from British. You’ll soon get used to all the funny things they say. Most of the time British and American people understand each other!”
1.At first the writer thought _____ in America.
A. he wouldn’t have any language difficulties
B. he would not understand the Americans
C. the Americans might not understand him
D. it wouldn’t be an easy and relaxing holiday
2.From the passage we can see that “give somebody a ring”_____.
A. means the same in America as in England
B. means “call somebody” to the American people.
C. has two different meanings
D. means “be going to get married” in England
3.In the last paragraph, the underlined “they” refers to（指的是） _____.
A. the old man and the boy B. the Americans
C. the British D. the French
4.Penny will agree with the idea that _____.
A. Americans use words entirely（完全地） differently from British
B. Americans speak in a funny way
C. It will be hard for the author（作者） to get used to American English
D. Americans and British can understand each other in most cases（情况）
Music is an international language. The songs that are sung or played by instruments（乐器） are beautiful to all people everywhere.
Popular music in America is what every student likes. Students carry small radios（收音机） with earphones and listen to music before class, after class and at lunch. Students with cars buy large speakers (扬声器) and play the music loudly as they drive on the street.
Adult drivers listen to music on the car radio as they drive to work. They also listen to the news about sports, the weather, politics(政治), and activities of the American people. But most of the radio broadcast(广播) is music.
Pop or popular music singers make much money. They make a CD or tape which radio stations use in every state. Once the popular singer is heard throughout the country, young people buy his or her tapes. Some of the money from these tapes comes to the singer. Wherever the singer goes, all the young people want to meet him or her. Now the singer has become a national star.
Besides pop music, there are two other kinds of music that is important to Americans. One is called folk music. It tells stories about the common（平凡的）life of Americans. The other is called western or country music. This was started by cowboys who would sing at night to the cows they were watching. Today, any music about country life and the love between a country boy and his girl is called western or country music.
1.In America, every student likes ______.
A. folk music B. country music
C. pop music D. western music
2.According to the passage, most of the car radio broadcast is ______.
A. sports B. the weather C. politics D. music
3.How many kinds of music are mentioned(提到) in the passage?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five. D. Six.
4.What’s the best title of the passage?
A. Music in America B. Music Listeners
C. Cowboys in America D. International Language
A driver stopped his car on a street side to have a rest. As he lay down in the seat and closed his eyes, a person came up and knocked at the window to ask the time. The driver opened his eyes and looked at his watch. “It’s 8:05,” he said. Then he went to sleep again. But soon he was waken up again because a second person was knocking at the window. “Sir, do you know the time?” he asked. The driver looked at his watch, and told him it was half past eight.
In this way, the driver thought he could not have a good rest, so he wrote a short note and stuck(粘贴) it on the window for all to see. It said, “I don’t know the time.”
Again, he lay down in the seat for his sleep. A few minutes later, a third person came and began to knock at the window, “Hey, sir,” he said. “It’s 8:45.”
1.How long had the driver been there when the third person called him?
A. 40 minutes. B. 25 minutes.
C. 50 minutes. D. 70 minutes.
2.Why did the driver write a note and stick it on the window?
A. Because he didn’t know the time.
B. Because he didn’t want anybody to trouble him.
C. Because he needed somebody to wake him up.
D. Because he wanted somebody to tell him the time.
3.The third person knocked at the window to _____.
A. ask him the time
B. ask him not to sleep
C. see if the driver was sleeping
D. tell him what time it was
4.What do you think of the third person?
A. Cold-hearted. B. Helpful.
C. Thankful. D. Hopeful.
该句多一个词：把多余的词用斜线 ( \ ) 划掉, 在该行右边横线上写出该词，并也用斜线划掉。
该句缺一个词：在缺词处加一个漏字符号 ( ∧ ), 在该行的右边横线上写出该词。
1.We are amazing to see pictures of the Amber Room. ______
2.The task will be finish next week. ______
3.As result, I was late for school. _______
4.The Amber Room was lost, that made me sad. _______
5.Great changes have been taken place in my hometown since 2013. _______
1.Cultural relics (属于) to people.
2.China is the country to (主办) 2008 Olympic Games.
3. (电脑) are becoming more and more popular.
4.We should help (野生动植物).
5. （音乐）is the most beautiful language.