Paper cut can be seen in many parts of China during the Spring Festival. People put it on windows, doors and walls for the festival.
A thousand years ago, paper cut was used for decoration (装饰). In Tang Dynasty women used paper cut as headdress. In Song Dynasty, it helped make gifts more beautiful. What’s more, people would feel happier when they saw paper cut on windows, doors and walls. Now people use paper cut to express their wishes for welcoming the New Year.
There are different kinds of paper cut in different parts of China. Pictures usually cover nearly all things, from flowers, birds to the famous people. Now, there are factories for paper cut in China. Paper cut has changed from decoration to a kind of art. At the same time, paper cut also appears in cartoons, magazines or TV programs.
1.________ people like to use paper cut for their festivals.
A. Australian B. Chinese C. English D. American
2.In Song Dynasty, paper cut helped to make gifts more ________.
A. beautiful B. famous C. different D. expensive
3.This passage is mainly about ________.
A. cartoons B. TV programs C. paper cut D. hair cut
There is an old saying: “Take the time to stop and smell the flowers.” I think we should also take the time to _____ flowers.
My grandmother knew just ________ to do that. She grew flowers with earth, water and love, so her back garden was filled with beautiful flowers. She would smile when she saw the _______ shine down on them. In her front garden she planted flowers, _______. You could see red, white, and yellow flowers in it. My mom and I used to walk _______ them and enjoy their smells. Beautiful butterflies (蝴蝶) flew down on them. Grandma also cared for the wild flowers. She would send _______ and my brother out to pick flowers and would then turn them into delicious wine (酒).
Grandma not only planted flowers in the gardens _______ also planted flowers in our hearts. Her delicious dinners made with love encouraged us. Her sweet smile always made us _______. Her hugs (拥抱) and kisses were the sunshine that kept our own love _______ day after day.
Take the time to plant a few flowers yourself today. Show your smiles, kindness and love. Plant your wishes, talents and pleasure. Make this ______ brighter and brighter with your sunshine.
1. A. plant B. water C. buy D. sell
2. A. who B. when C. how D. where
3. A. star B. sun C. rain D. wind
4. A. too B. either C. then D. though
5. A. at B. on C. with D. around
6. A. me B. you C. him D. her
7. A. and B. so C. but D. or
8. A. happy B. hungry C. tired D. angry
9. A. sleeping B. growing C. standing D. losing
10. A. house B. town C. city D. world
---Mrs. Black, I’m afraid that I’ll fail the exam.
---________, dear! Take it easy. I’m sure you’ll pass it.
A. Sorry to hear that B. Come on
C. All right D. Good job
---Do you know ________?
---Let me see. I remember it was on March 18th.
A. why did they move here B. why they moved here
C. when did they move here D. when they moved here
Don’t worry. Bill will help you look after your dog when you ________ away on business.
A. are B. were C. will be D. have been
---You play the piano so well. ________ do you take piano lessons?
---I go to piano lessons twice a week.
A. How long B. How many C. How often D. How much