根据自己的学习问题寻求帮助:前几天,一些同学就英语学习现状进行了一次讨论,发现如下问题:

1、对英语学习没有兴趣;          2、记忆单词有困难

3、怕出错,不敢参与小组讨论;   4、阅读中如何处理生词; 5、写作中……。

假如你是方华,在英语学习中也遇到一些类似的问题,你以邮件的形式向英语报社的编辑(Bob)咨询,希望得到帮助。

要求:1、提出三个英语学习中的问题;

2、可以参考以上提示,也可以根据自己实际适当发挥; 3、中心突出,语意连贯,层次清晰,书写规范; 4、不少于80词; 5、开头和结尾已经给出,不计入总词数。

Dear Bob,

I’m very pleased to write to you……

________________________________________________________________________________________

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bookstore    go along   third floor   between supermarket  flower store

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1.每个人多天生具有学习的能力。

Everybody is _________ ________ the ability to learn.

2.乘地铁虽然很方便, 但是常常很拥挤。

Taking the subway is ________, but it's often very ________.

3.他经常在语法方面犯错误。

He often ______  _______ grammar.

4.一旦做出承诺,就要遵守诺言。

Once you ________ ________ ,you should keep it.

5.你可以把这个单词和有趣的东西联系起来。

You can ________ the word __________ something interesting.

6.当地政府已经采取了措施来应对空气污染。

The local government ______ _______ _______ some measures to fight against air pollution.

 

Plant   bring  interest  mix   call famer mean

There are 24 solar terms (节气) in China, and the Grain Rain(谷雨) is one of them. It falls on April 19 this year.

This solar term is 1.  the Grain Rain because it is known for “rain” that helps the grain grow. From its name, we can guess it 2. a time of more rain. So if you go out in the next two weeks, you may need to bring an umbrella with you.

But this is a great time for 3. crops. If you miss the time for planting during the Grain Rain, you will feel sorry later. So maybe you can try to plant some flowers or vegetables in your garden. When the spring rain falls, 4. begin to grow crops (庄稼). Farmers often say, “Spring rain is as precious (珍贵的) as oil.” It 5. farmers hope for a good year ahead.

There are also many interesting 6. during the Grain Rain. In the northern part of China , people like to eat

Chinese toon7.with eggs. The food made during the Grain Rain tastes wonderful and is good for your stomach. In the southern part of China, the tea leaves are picked during the time. They are called Grain Rain tea, which is famous for its freshness and sweet smell.

 

任务型阅读(每小题2分,满分10分)

If you spend some time in an English-speaking country,you might hear the term etiquette”. It means normal and polite social behavior. This may seem like a difficult word at first,but it can be very useful to understand.

Etiquette is not the same in every culture or in every situation. For example,standing very close to the person you are talking with is quite common in some Asian countries. However,if you do this in Europe,some people might feel uncomfortable. Even in China,we all know that etiquette is not the same in all situations. Perhaps we think that talking loudly in our own homes is fine,but there are other places where talking loudly is not allowed. For example,most people would agree that talking loudly in a library,a museum or a movie theater is impolite. Even if you are with your friends,it is better to keep your voice down in public places.

If we see someone breaking the rules of etiquette,we may politely give them some suggestions. One of the most polite ways is to ask someone,Would you mind doing this or Would you mind not doing that. People don’t usually like to be criticized,so we have to be careful how we do this.

Although rules of etiquette can often be different,some rules are the same almost everywhere in the world!For example,dropping litter is almost never allowed. If you see someone you know doing this,you can ask him,“Would you mind picking it up?”

根据短文内容回答问题

1. What does the word “etiquette” mean?

 

2. Find out the key sentence of Paragraph 2. (找出第二段的中心句)

 

3. If your friend talks loudly in the library, what would you say to him/her?(根据你对短文的理解,写出一个委婉的建议)

 

4. 请将最后一段中的画线句子译成汉语。

 

5.请给短文拟个标题。

 

We all know that the British people love their manners. They are part of their national identity (特性), as well as having fish and chips and complaining about the weather. Recently I read online that they said “sorry” up to eight times a day.

After some research I have not been able to find any specific reasons why they are like this. I suppose, for centuries, manners, including how they behave at table and talk to other people have been one of the differences between the lower and upper classes and those manners show their social classes. Britain has traditionally been a quite conservative (保守的) country. There are many articles suggesting that their seemingly polite attitude of always saying “please” and “thank you” is quite false because it is impossible for a person to always feel that he or she wants to thank someone or say “please”.

Maybe it is for this reason that people are going one of two ways:they are too polite and hold back their feelings or they are not polite at all and express their true feelings directly. Some British people are tired of pretending that they are always happy and having to please others. But sometimes because they feel they have to be polite, they are prevented from saying what they truly think.

1.What don't the British people often do?

A. Eat fish and chips.    B. Have no quite good manners.

C. Be polite to others.    D. Talk about the weather.

2.What do the British people say up to eight times every day?

A. Hello.    B. Thank you.    C. I don't know.    D. Sorry.

3.What does the writer think are the reasons why the British people are so polite?

The upper classes should have good manners.

They have learned much about politeness at school.

They like to hold back their true feelings.

They are not honest at all.

A. ①②    B. ③④    C. ①③    D. ②④

4.What does the underlined word “pretending” mean in Chinese?

A. 打算    B. 假装    C. 想象    D. 体验

5.What is the best title of this passage?

A. British people are too polite    B. British people should not be so polite

C. How to learn the British manners    D. It's time to change our manners

 

Newspaper Carrier Day happens on September 4 to celebrate Barney Flaherty and all past and present newspaper carriers.

Every day,thousands of newspaper carriers get up early and carry newspapers around the streets. They deliver(递送)our newspapers before we wake up but few people think about their hard work. In the USA,10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper boy. He started working for The New York Sun on September 10,1833.Today,many young people make their pocket money by delivering newspapers.

Perhaps millions of people have been a newspaper deliverer. Delivering newspapers used to be a part-time(兼职的)job for the children aged(……岁的)between 13 and 16.But now many adults often deliver newspapers by car. It has become dangerous for children to be on the streets alone before six in the morning. The newspaper carriers in the world are paid differently. For example,the newspaper carriers in Britain can make about $25 every day. And they usually work seven days a week. When you see your newspapers next time,think about the persons who delivered them.

1.Barney Flaherty,the first newspaper boy in the USA was born in ________.

A. 1843    B. 1833    C. 1823    D. 1820

2.Who used to deliver newspapers as a part-time worker?

A. The young people under the age of 16.    B. The children between the ages of 13 and 16.

C. The people of all ages.    D. The children over the age of 10.

3.How do adults usually deliver newspapers now?

A. By bike.    B. On foot.    C. By bus.    D. By car.

4.How much money can a newspaper carrier make every week in Britain?

A. About $175.    B. About $125.    C. About $100.    D. About $25.

5.From the passage,we can know that ________.

A. all the newspaper earners in the world are boys aged between 13 and 16

B. it isn't safe for children to walk on the streets alone before 6:00 a.m.

C. newspaper carriers must have all kinds of skills besides driving

D. the writer used to deliver newspapers on foot

 

Are you learning English and do you need help with grammar? Do you want to learn new vocabulary or slang (俚语)? Well, you can find help online with these top 5 free English as a Second Language websites.

Dave’s ESL Café

This is a complete website that can help you learn and practice English. You can read many stories and do a lot of exercises to test your self. You c an also post questions and answers onto the help center.

About.com

You can get free English courses from About.com and you’ll get regular e-mails that will help you learn English.

The Classroom by Voice of America

You can watch videos and listen to news stories to improve your listening and vocabulary skills. You can also hear English words and their meanings.

Heinle’s Newbury House Dictionary of American English

Do you need to find the definition of a word? Use this online dictionary to find simple and clear definitions, as well as example sentences and idioms (习语). You can also find different cultural facts.

Perso nal English Portal (门户网站) on YouTube

You can watch this series of videos on YouTube to develop your listening skills. You can also do a search for “learn English” on YouTube to find other videos. This is a good way to practice English and have fun.

1.If you want to do English exercises and test yourself, you can go to     .

A. About.com          B. YouTube

C. Dave’s ESL Cafe   D. the Classroom by Voice of America

2.You can     at the help center on the website Dave’s ESL Cafe.

A. watch videos and pictures

B. listen to news and music

C. watch movies and matches

D. read questions and answers

3.About.com often sends e-mails to its visitors to help them     .

A. get relaxed      B. have fun

C. become famous    D. learn English

4.The underlined word definition means      in Chinese.

A. 来源       B. 释义

C. 意图       D. 背景

5.From Heinle’s Newbury House Dictionary of American English, you can find      .

A. cultural information   B. online libraries

C. interesting news      D. many storybooks

 

In some provinces of Canada,people celebrate Family Day on the second Monday of February. It is a holiday that gives families the chance(机会)to ______together.

On Family Day,many people plan and take part in(参加)activities such as visiting art museums,watching movies,playing games and holding parties,with their families. Some communities(社区)plan special public _______too.

______ the weather is usually very cold in February,some people _______choose to stay at home. Hot chocolate and freshly made cookies are the most popular snacks for

___.Other people use the long weekend as a chance to take a short winter break,or to travel to visit friends.

On Family Day,most people have a day off work or school. Many stores and supermarkets are _______,but post offices may be open. Buses run ______their usual timetables(时刻表).

Family Day was first ______in Alberta,Canada in 1990.It was held to show the importance of family and home that were important to people in Alberta. Later,Family Day was ______to other provinces,such as Ontario and Saskatchewan. British Columbia celebrated Family Day as a(n) _______for the first time in 2013.One of the reasons for introducing Family Day was that there were no holidays from New Year's Day to Good Friday(受难节).It was such a long time.

1.A. work    B. discuss    C. exercise    D. stay

2.A. events    B. secrets    C. memories    D. interests

3.A. So    B. Because    C. But    D. Although

4.A. never    B. just    C. ever    D. still

5.A. her    B. him    C. us    D. them

6.A. enough    B. open    C. closed    D. free

7.A. thanks to    B. because of    C. instead of    D. according to

8.A. held    B. controlled    C. studied    D. borrowed

9.A. created    B. continued    C. introduced    D. admired

10.A. success    B. holiday    C. weekend    D. invention

 

---- Could you tell me where the bookstore is?

----- ____________?  I didn’t hear clearly.

A. How are you ?    B. Yes, please    C. Pardon    D. Excuse me

 

—Can you tell the difference between these two pictures?

—Difference? Oh, no. They look quite       .

A. similar       B. different

C. strange     D. Interesting

 

I’d like to know _____. ______ –Maybe in the forest.

A. whether we will go camping

B. where we will go camping

C. whether will we go camping

D. where will we go camping

 

Peter likes pop musicbut _____ his father _______ his mother likes it.

A. both; and    B. not only; but also

C. neither; nor    D. either; or

 

— If we want to be a _____ visitor in a foreign country, it is important to know how to ask for help ________.

A. politely, polite    B. polite, politely

C. politely, politely    D. polite, polite

 

— The game is too hard for me. I will certainly lose.

—You never say no before you try. __________

A. forget it!    B. I’m sorry.    C. Come on!    D. Pardon me?

 

---Could you tell me how long ______the book?

---Three days.

A. I can keep    B. can I borrow    C. I can borrow    D. can I keep

 

I don’t know if Jack ______back today.  If he____back, I’ll call you.

A. will come; will come    B. comes; will come    C. comes; comes    D. will come;  comes

 

_______nice the ice cream looks ! I can’t wait to taste it.

A. How a    B. How    C. What a    D. What

 

Bikes are ____ in our city.

A. more popular and more popular    B. most popular and popular

C. more popular and most popular    D. more and more popular

 

They wonder ________ robots will make humans lose their jobs or not.

A. that    B. if    C. whether    D. so

 

_____ he is very young, _____ he knows a lot about science.

A. Because, so     B. Though,  but

C. When,  and      D. Although, /

 

They find ________difficult to understand the teacher when she talks.

A. it    B. that    C. this    D. its

 

__What’s the matter?           —I’m having trouble_____ who has taken my book.

A. looking after    B. looking for    C. looking up    D. looking out

 

You can improve your English________ reading more.

A. in    B. with    C. of    D. by

 

运城日报社近期做了一个关于家庭成员中最喜欢的节日的调查。假如你是Wang Jun,请根据表中的信息并结合自己的看法,给报社写一封信。

Family   members

Favorite festival

Reasons

Father

Mid-Autumn Day

1. admire the moon     2. family party

Mother

National Day

1. a seven-day holiday   2. take a trip

Wang Jun

…(至少两点)

 

注意:1、要点完整,层次清楚,上下文连贯;

2、信中不得使用真实的人名、校名;

3、词数不少于80,信的开头和结尾已为你写好,不计入总词数。

Dear editor,

I am writing to tell you about what festival my family members like. ________________

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

Looking forward to your reply.

Yours,

Wang Jun

 

 

1.Be p_____________! It takes time, and if you keep trying, you will make progress.

2.Wide reading i______________ your vocabulary. You will know more words by reading.

3.On Sept. 18, 4 million Scottish people took an a____________ part in the vote(投票). They would decide whether Scotland would be an independent country.

4.Mid-Autumn Day is a time for family members and r______________ to get together.

5.He broke the school rule, so his teacher p______________ him.

6.I found a wallet l____________ on the ground when I was walking in the park. I quickly picked it up.

7.The news quickly s_____________ in the school. Soon everyone knew it.

8.It might seem more difficult to speak politely than d_____________.

9.The Internet makes life more c______________. At present, we can do a lot on the computers.

10.People can learn something from collecting s______________.Each small picture tells us a story and has its meaning in it.

 

用方框中所给单词的适当形式填空,使短文通顺、正确、连贯(每个单词限用一次)。

A new backpack is on the 1.list for most kids when new term begins.However, for many students in the villages in India,2.one backpack is a thing that’s almost impossible.It’s even3.that the schools have no desks or chairs.This means that the kids spend the whole day on the hard ground4.their books on the floor on their knees.This makes school days5.

Now Arambh, the organization wants to provide the students with both backpacks and school desks.The designers come up with a good idea — a backpack that can be changed into a school desk in a few6. .It is made from recycled cardboard and it7.only 10 Indian rupees or 0.20 dollars.

8. the backpack is made from cardboard, it has a limited lifespan(寿命) of six9.to a year.Considering the rain, the designers are trying to fix by developing a low-cost waterproof material that can be covered10.the surface of the cardboard

 

Recently, a reader asked me about the dangers that pets can face around the house. So, I visited my local animal____last weekend and got some advice to share about how we can make our homes____for our pets.

When I arrived, several pets and their____were in the waiting room. Mr. Smith, with a cat, chatted with me. "My cat will be____for an uncomfortable stomach in a minute," he said. "My children gave____a bowl of milk. However, if she is given milk, she will get a stomachache.”

Just then, the vet (兽医) walked over to us. “Yes, Mr. Smith is____. Only a few people know this, but milk mustn't be fed to cats____some cats can't take it in easily," the vet said. "Other human foods are bad for pets____For example, if a dog eats chocolate, it will become____"

I asked the vet what other____there are for pets around the house. "Well,” she replied, “we should not____small things, such as batteries, lying around as they can be eaten by pets. Last month, a small cat was brought____because it had eaten a button which was on the floor without being noticed. "

Before I left, the vet____me some more important advice to share with you:

You should keep all medicines and cleaning products away from pets. Also, pets, such as cats and dogs, sometimes will____their hair if they are unwell, If your pet looks unwell or is acting unusual, you should____your vet immediately. Follow the advice and you can keep your pets safe.

1.A. school    B. hospital    C. market    D. museum

2.A. warm    B. safe    C. clean    D. beautiful

3.A. owners    B. visitors    C. teachers    D. actors

4.A. paid    B. chosen    C. treated    D. returned

5.A. it.    B. me    C. him    D. her

6.A. friendly    B. healthy    C. good    D. right

7.A. until    B. though    C. while    D. because

8.A. as well    B. so far    C. as usual    D. just now

9.A. brown    B. sick    C. smart    D. comfortable

10.A. secrets    B. changes    C. dangers    D. mistakes

11.A. buy    B. use    C. leave    D. collect

12.A. in    B. off    C. on    D. down

13.A. offered    B. posted    C. wasted    D. accepted

14.A. colour    B. keep    C. lose    D. sell

15.A. point to    B. ring up    C. hear from    D. look after

 

Over the years I’ve been teaching kids about a simple but powerful spirit—the ant philosophy (哲学). I think we should study ants.

Ants have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part:they never give up. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, and they’ll climb around.  They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy to never quit looking for a way to get where they’d like to go.

Second, ants think winter all summer. That’s an important view. You can’t be so naive (无知的) as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering their winter food in summer. An ancient story says, “Don’t build your house on the sand in summer.” There is some reason in what it says. It is important to think ahead. In summer, you’ve to think about the storm. You’ve got to think about rocks when you enjoy the sand and sun.

The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, “This won’t last long;we’ll soon be out of here.” And on the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll go back, but then they come out again if it is warm. They can’t wait to get out.

And here is the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All that he possibly can. What an incredible (难以置信的) philosophy, the “all-that-you-possibly-can” philosophy.

What a great philosophy to have the ant philosophy! Never give up, look ahead, stay active and do all you can.

1.If ants have trouble reaching somewhere, they will_________.

A. give up their effort at last       B. look for others’ help

C. wait for a chance to come       D. get there in another way

2.Which of the following phrases in the passage has the closest meaning to the underlined word “quit” in Paragraph 2?

A. go on            B. get out

C. give up          D. think about

3. In Paragraph 3, people are advised(建议) __________.

A. to build their houses in winter

B. to gather some  food in winter

C. to build the house on the sand in summer

D. to think about the danger while in safety

4.The third part of the ant philosophy is ___________.

A. more important than the other three

B. to believe in yourself and think about no difficulty

C.  to be active and full of hope for future

D. that we should know winter is longer than summer

5.Which of the following shows the “all-that-you-possibly can” philosophy?

A. We should try our best to do what we can.

B. One should think of what will happen in the future.

C. One should get more pay for what he has done.

D. We should spend more time doing our work.

 

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa.It is also the second largest lake in the world.It is an important lake because it is one of the sources(源头) for the longest river in the world, the Nile River.Lake Victoria provides a source of water, food, and power for several African countries.Lake Victoria is a big part of African life.

Unfortunately, Lake Victoria has a problem.It is shrinking.There are several power stations at Lake Victoria in Uganda.These are on the Nile River, and besides producing power, they keep the water of the lake at a certain level.For the past forty years, that level has been 11.9 meters.Over the last several years, the water level has dropped by about 2.5 meters.There seem to be several reasons for this drop.

One possible reason is drought(干旱).Drought has been very bad in the area since 2000.Lake Victoria gets all of its water from rain, so the drought means less water in the lake.

However, some environmentalists believe that the real problem is the power plants(factories) on Lake Victoria.Uganda depends on those power plants for most of its power, and they made the power plants larger in 2000.Many people believe the power plants have been taking too much water off Lake Victoria.As a result, they have been asked to use less water until Lake Victoria goes back to its old level.

Whether the low water level is caused by drought or power plants, the result is the same.This is already a poor area of Africa, where many people live a really hard life.People, animals and plants around Lake Victoria will suffer even more from low water levels on the lake.Many people need Lake Victoria for fishing or growing food.Fish need the water to live, and animals need it for water.Plants around the lake will die without the water, and then more animals and people will suffer.Unless the lake fills soon, many people will suffer and die.

1.Lake Victoria is __________.

A. an important lake in Africa.

B. the largest lake in the world.

C. the source of water, food and power for America.

D. the only source for the Nile River.

2.W hat does the underlined sentence “It is shrinking” most probably mean?

A. It is becoming larger.

B. It is becoming more beautiful.

C. It is becoming smaller.

D. It is becoming more useful.

3.The water level of Lake Victoria is now __________.

A. 2.5 meters

B. 11.9 meters

C. 14.4 meters

D. 9.4 meters

4.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?

A. Rain water is the only source for the lake.

B. There has been little rain in the lake area since 2000.

C. The power plants in Uganda provide water for the lake.

5.According to the passage, how can we solve the problems around Lake Victoria?

A. People must build more power plants.

B. More sources of water must be found.

C. Every country should offer some money to Africa.

D. All the people living in the area should move to another place.

 

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