A Do you love holidays but hate the increase weight that follows? You are not alone. Holidays are happy days with pleasure and delicious foods．Many people, however, are worried about the weight that comes along with these delicious foods. With proper planning, though, it is possible to control your weight．The idea is to enjoy the holidays but not to eat too much．You don't have to turn away from the foods that you enjoy．The following suggestions may be of some help to you. Do not miss meals．Before yon leave home for a feast(宴会),have a small, low-fat snack(小吃)．This may help to keep you from getting too excited before delicious foods．Begin with clear soup and fruit or vegetables．A large glass of water before you eat may help you feel full．Use a small plate; a large plate will encourage you to have more than enough. Better not have high-fat foods．Dishes that look oily or creamy have much fat in them. Choose lean meat(瘦肉 ).Fill your plate with salad and green vegetables.If you have a sweet tooth, try mints (薄荷) and fruits．They don’t have fat content as cream and chocolate. Don’t let exercise take a break during the holidays．A 20-minute walk after a meal can help burn off excess(过多的) calories.1．Holidays are happy days with pleasure but they may ______ A．bring weight problems B．bring you much trouble in your life C．make you worried about your foods D．make you hate delicious foods2．In order to really enjoy your holidays without putting on weight, you'd better__ A．drink much water and have vegetables only B．not eat the food in high fat C．not accept invitations to feasts D．turn away from delicious foods3．According to the passage, ___ is a necessary part to stop you from putting on weight. A．vegetables B．water C．calories of energy D．physical exercise4．Many people can't help putting on weight after the holidays because they _______ . A．can't control themselves B．go to too many feasts C．enjoy delicious foods D．can't help turning away from the foods5．Excess calories can be found in your body in the form of___ . A．energy B．fat C．food D．something invisible (看不见)
B Living and dealing with kids can be a tough job these days, but living and dealing with parents can be even tougher. If I have learned anything in my 16 years, it is that communication is very important, both when you disagree and when you get along with any relationship, you need to let other person know how you are feeling．If you are not able to communicate, you drift apart．When you are mad at your parents, or anyone else, not talking to them doesn’t solve anything. Communication begins with the concerns (关心) of another．It means that you can’t just come home from school, go up to your room and ignore (不理睬) everyone．Even if you just say “Hi”, and see how their day was for five minutes, it is better than nothing. If you looked up the word “communication” in a dictionary, it would say “the exchange of ideas, the conveyance （表达）of information, correspondence （通信）, means of communication: a letter or a message”．To maintain (保持) a good relationship, you must keep communication strong．Let people know how you feel, even if it’s just by writing a note. When dealing with parents, you always have to make them feel good about how they are doing as a parent．If you are trying to make them see something as you see it, tell them that you’ll listen to what they have to say, but ask them politely to listen to you．Yelling or walking away only makes the situation worse. This is an example: one night, Sophie went to a street party with her friends．She knew she had to be home by midnight after the fireworks, but she didn’t feel she could just ask to go home．That would be rude．After all, they had been nice enough to take her along with them．Needless to say, she was late getting home．Her parents were mad at first, not when Sophie explained why she was late, they weren’t as mad and let the incident go．Communication is the key factor here．If Sophie’s parents had not been willing to listen, Sophie would have been in a lot of trouble. Communication isn’t a one-way deal: it goes both ways．Just remember: if you get into a situation like Sophie’s, telling the other person how you feel-listening is the key factor to communication.1．In the writer’s view, dealing with parents is __________ than with children. A．more difficult B．easier C．more uninteresting D．more interesting2．The main idea of the second paragraph is __________. A．the importance of friendship B．to make your feeling known to others C．the importance of communication D．the disagreement between generations3．When parents and children are in communication, the key to a happy relationship is that __________. A．children should always obey their parents B．they should be equal C．parents play the leading part D．both make the opposite know their feelings4．The example in this passage proves that ___________. A．Sophie’s parents are willing to listen to her B．Sophie is very polite to her parents C．Sophie did well in explaining her being late D．communication is the solution(解决办法) to misunderstanding
C Too many people want others to be their friends, but they don’t give friendship back．That is why some friendships don’t last very long．To have a friend, you must learn to treat your friend the way you want your friend to treat you．Learning to be a good friend means learning three rules: be honest; be generous (宽宏大量的)；be understanding. Honesty is where a good friendship starts．Friends must be able to trust one another．If you don’t tell the truth, people usually find out．If a friend finds out that you haven’t been honest, you may lose your friend’s trust．Good friends always count on one another to speak and act honestly. Generosity means sharing and sharing makes a friendship grow．You don’t have to give your lunch money or your clothes, or enjoy, like our hobbies and your interests．Naturally you will want to share your ideas and feelings．These can be very valuable to a friend．They tell your friend what is important to you．By sharing them you help your friend know you better. Sooner or later everyone needs understanding and help with a problem．Something may go wrong at school．Talking about the problem can make it easier to solve ．Turning to a friend can be a first step in solving the problem．So to be a friend you must listen and understand．You must try to put yourself in your friend’s place so you can understand the problem better. No two friendships are ever exactly alike (相同)．But all true friendships have three things in common．If you plan to keep your friendships, you must practice honesty．Generosity and understanding.1．Some friendships don’t last very long because . A．there are too many people who want to make friends. B．they don’t know friendship is something serious C．those who give others friendships receive friendships from others D．those who never give others friendships receive no friendship from others2.According to the passage , honesty is . A．as important as money B．more important than anything else C．something countable D．the base of a friendship 3．Which of the following is NOT true in the passage? A．A friend who gives you his lunch money is a true friend. B．Always tell your friend the truth. C．Discussing your problems with your friend often helps to solve the problem. D．Sharing your mind with your friend is of great value.
D Some inventions are so useful, but seem so simple, that we wonder why no one thought of them long ago．Post-it Notes, the pieces of paper that you can fasten almost anywhere and then remove without leaving any sign that they were there, are an example of such an invention． Post-it Notes were invented about twenty years ago by Art Fry, a scientist at 3M Corporation．The idea for the product came from a frustrating experience he often had while singing in his church choir．Fry used pieces of paper as bookmarks to mark the places in his book of songs, but these bookmarks were always falling out．He knew he needed a bookmark that would stay where he put it, but that he could remove without damaging the pages． Around that time, Fry heard about a new adhesive (粘合剂) that a colleague(同事), Dr．Spence Silver, had created．This adhesive was special because it was sticky, but not too sticky．It was strong enough to hold papers together, but weak enough to not tear the paper when it was removed．Fry saw that the new adhesive could help solve his bookmark problem．One morning, Fry put some of the adhesive on the edge of a piece of paper．Just as he hoped, it made a perfect bookmark. A short time later, Fry realized that his new invention had even more uses than being a great bookmark．He came to this realization when he wrote a note on one of his new "bookmarks" and attached it to a report he was going to give to a colleague．Soon, co-workers were asking Fry for more samples(样品) of his invention so that they could use the new type of notes themselves． Fry and some other people at 3M believed so much in the new product that they persuaded the company to give away thousands of the "sticky pieces of paper" for trial use(试用)．When some salespeople at 3M went to offices and showed workers just how helpful the new type of notes could be, they immediately received many orders．As more and more people discovered how useful Post-it Notes could be, the product took off．1．The invention of Post-it Notes showed that Art Fry________ ． A．had a lot of knowledge B．was very hard-working C．was good at creative thinking D．loved his job in the church 2．In what way did Dr．Spence help A rt Fry? A．They worked together and often discussed science． B．His invention of a special adhesive made Art's invention possible． C．He persuaded 3M Corporation to give away lots of Post-it Notes for trial use． D．He cooperated with Art by providing the new adhesive for Art．3．Which of the following is a possible use of Post-it Notes? A．A note on a friend's door. B．An e-mail to a friend． C．A postcard from abroad. D．An ad in a newspaper.
We all know that we have to eat to live, so it is important for us to develop healthy eating habits．The following tips may help you.
1 Take a hard look at your eating habits．Do you eat more when you feel stressed? Do you withhold food from yourself in order to feel like you’re in control? Carefully think about whether you have an unhealthy emotional attachment to food.
Drink plenty of water． 2 Drink water during and after meals to aid digestion (消化), and try to drink between 2 and 3 liters (升) per day.
3 Ideally, you should eat three meals per day, with two snacks in-between．Doing this allows you to eat slightly less at your meals, giving your body a more manageable amount of food to digest.
Don’t skip breakfast． 4 Research shows that people who skip breakfast are usually fatter than those who eat a well-balanced breakfast．
Eat slowly．Have you ever gorged (狼吞虎咽) on a huge meal and felt fine immediately after, but suddenly felt like exploding 15 minutes later? This happens because it takes some time for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s full． 5 That way, by the time you get the message and start feeling satisfied, you haven’t eaten too much extra food.
A．Have a healthy attitude towards food.
B．Choose the right food to eat.
C．Eat 5 times per day.
D．Eating less meat can have several benefits.
E．You should eat your food more slowly.
F．It can improve your sense of healthiness and help you feel full.
G．Many people do because they don’t feel hungry in the morning
6. A 1 thing happened 2 me last Sunday．It was such a beautiful day 3 I drove to go for a look in the country.
On the way back home, my 4 stopped．It was out of gas on a 5 road far from a town! I decided to walk until I found someone 6 could sell some gas．I had walked almost a mile 7 I finally found a house near the 8 ．I was glad to see it because it was getting dark.
I knocked at the door and a little old lady with long white hair 9 ．She said, “I’ve been 10 for you here for a long time．Come in． 11 is almost ready.”
“But I only came for some gas,” I answered．I couldn’t 12 what she was talking about.
“Oh, Alfred! Gas? You 13 tea,” said she.
I quickly 14 that my car was out of 15 , but she didn’t seem to listen to me．She just kept 16 me Alfred and talking about how long it had been 17 she had seen me．She was acting very strangely and I was anxious to leave．As soon as she went to get tea, I went out of the house as fast as I 18 .
Fortunately, there was another house down the road and I was able to buy the gas I needed．When I told the man about my 19 , he said, “Oh, that’s Miss Emily．She lives by herself in that big house．She’s strange, but she wouldn’t 20 anybody．She is still waiting for the man she was going to marry thirty years ago．The day before their wedding he left home and never came back because of the war.”
1．A．happy B．strange C．Common D．bad
2．A．on B．in C．Cupon D．to
3．A．and B．so C．but D．that
4．A．car B．bus C．bike D．truck
5．A．narrow B．lonely C．crowded D．busy
6．A．what B．Whom C．who D．how
7．A．before B．after C．while D．as
8．A．street B．path C．way D．road
9．A．came B．answered C．opened D．appeared
10．A．asking B．looking C．calling D．waiting
11．A．Gas B．Coffee C．Tea D．Lunch
12．A．consider B．understand C．accept D．think
13．A．like B．love C．used to like D．liking
14．A．answered B．explained C．refused D．promised
15．A．gas B．tea C．strength D．energy
16．A．calling B．call C．to call D．called
17．A．until B．before C．since D．when
18．A．could B．can C．would D．wanted
19．A．accident B．incident C．experience D．surprise
20．A．hit B．injury C．hurt D．Frighten
7. Once there lived a rich man 1 wanted to do something for the people of his town． 2 first he wanted to find out whether they deserved his help.
In the centre of the main road into the town, he placed 3 very large stone．Then he 4 (hide ) behind a tree and waited．Soon an old man came along with his cow.
“Who put this stone in the centre of the road?” said the old man, but he did not try to remove the stone．Instead, with some difficulty he passed around the stone and continued on his way． 5 man came along and did the same thing; then another came ,and another．All of them complained about the stone but not tried to remove 6 ．Late in the afternoon a young man came along．He saw the stone, 7 (say) to himself: “The night 8 (be) very dark．Some neighbors will come along later in the dark and will fall against the stone.”
Then he began to move the stone．He pushed and pulled with all his 9 (strong) to move it．How great was his surprise at last! 10 the stone, he found a bag of money.
8. My uncle is the owner of a restaurant close to that I live .Though not very big ,but the restaurant is popular in our area .It is always crowded with customers at meal times .Some people even had to wait outside My uncle tells me that the key to his success is honest．Every day he makes sure that fresh vegetables or high quality oil are using for cooking．My uncle says that he never dreams becoming rich in the short period of time．Instead, he hopes that our business will grow steady.
9.以“Form a Good Habit”为题，谈谈早起的好处。要求言之有理，内容连贯，可参考以下提示：
3．早起是一种好习惯，因为它能给你带来很多好处。早起有助于身体健康，有助于学习，有助于品德培养。希望大家养成早起的习惯（注：品德培养 train character）