1. Jackie Chan came into this world in 1954 in Hong Kong.
2. On Bob’s birthday, his mother bought him a beautiful T-shirt and his father sent him a book.
3.Tony’s father wants him to be a pilot.But he likes cooking.He wants to be a cook.
4. Mr.Brown is playing table tennis with his son.
5.My name is Mary.Look! This is my family photo.They are my father, my mother and I.
W：Has your brother found a house in the city yet?
M：No, he’s still living in a village far away from the town.
W：Welcome to our company.How old are you?
M：I shall be 23 years old next year.
W：Tomorrow is Father’s Day. What will you give your father as a present?
M：I want to buy a tie instead of a wallet.
W： Is your father an athlete?
M：No, he’s a teacher, but he used to be an athlete ten years ago.
W：Jack, you are a student.What about the others in your family?
M：My father is an English teacher.My mother is a doctor.They are both very busy. And my sister is a nurse. My grandparents are old.We live together happily.
M：Hi，Meimei, nice to meet you here in our middle school.
W：Me too, Liangliang.What class are you in?
M：Class 12, Grade 7.How about you?
W：Class 11, Grade 7.
M： What is your report about?
W：It’s about the best present my classmates received.
M：Would you like to say something about it?
W：Sure. Mary got a piano. Her father gave it to her on her 7th birthday.
M：That’s an expensive present. What about Bill?
W：Bill got a football from his uncle.
M：When did he get it?
W：Last week, when his uncle came back from England.
M：That’s really a good report. I’m sure your teacher will like it.
W：I hope so.
Jaden is a six-year-old boy. He experienced the unlucky things of life twice. First he lost his dad when he was four and his mom died unexpectedly in her sleep last month. Jaden’s heart was broken.
But things always go towards a good side. A few weeks later, Jaden told his aunt that he was tired of seeing everyone sad all the time. He’d like to see more smiles around him. He hoped that the number of the smiles could reach 100.
Then he asked his aunt to buy him some little toys and take him to the center of the city. At first, he was not sure if the people passing by would like to receive his toys. In fact, he was always successful and got close to his dream step by step, because no one could refuse such a little boy’s giving and expecting.
Well, let me say something about my twin brother.My twin brother is called Daniel, and he is four minutes younger than me.We were both born on the 9th of February, and I think that we look alike very much.Daniel is a lot taller than me and he has very dark hair, but we have the same eyes and nose and smile.We weren’t always in the same classes at school because my parents wanted us to be a bit more different.We used to be dressed the same way, but different in color, me in green and him in blue, and we used to go to school and go home together.But I guess we are quite different.He’s really, really active, and just very different from me.At school, I was always in the top classes getting A’s and he was always failing the exams.He did a lot of sports but I didn’t, so people say we are very different.
Lei Feng was born in a poor family in a little mountain village of Hunan Province, on December 18th, 1940. He didn’t go to school until he was 10 years old. At the age of 18, he became a steel worker. He was often praised for his good job. On January 8th, 1960, he joined the army and several months later, he joined the Communist Party. He loved the Party and the people, and kept doing something good for others. When he got thanks, he always said, “It’s my duty and it’s just that some people need some help, there should be someone standing out to give them a hand.” He became a model soldier one year later. To our sadness, Lei Feng died in an accident in 1962.
1.My sister is interested in math very much.But she doesn’t like Chinese or English.
2.Dick likes playing table tennis and badminton.
3.Many children like cartoons like Garfield，Snoopy, but Wei Ming likes Monkey King．
4.I felt mad while writing the report on computer which went wrong again.
5.Jeff doesn’t like comedies.He likes cartoons a little.His favorite movies are action movies.
M:I don’t think history is so popular as art.
W:I really can’t agree with you.
W: I hate chemistry. What about you, Mike?
M: So do I. It’s interesting, but difficult for me to learn it well.
W: Do you like dumplings, Li Lei?
M: No, I don’t like them. I like hamburgers.
W: Do you often go to the movie theater?
M: Yes, watching movies is my hobby. What about you?
W: My hobby is travelling.
W: I like English better than science because I think it’s very useful.
M: I can’t agree with you. Both of them are useful.
M:Do you have any hobbies? What is it or what are they?
W:I am interested in watching TV and playing relaxing games. What do you do in your spare time?
M:I like to do sports and read books.
W:What kind of books are you interested in?
M:My favorite books are those about detectives.
W：Do you have any plan for this evening, Jim？
M：No, not yet.
W：How about going out for dinner tonight?
M：Great.Where would you like to go?
W：Well, what about Japanese food?
M：It’s OK, but I don’t feel like having Japanese food today.
W：I don’t, either. I think it’s too expensive.
M：Oh, Mary, I think Indian food is OK. It’s cheap and delicious.
W：OK, let’s go now.
My name is Joe Lee.My hobby is reading.I read story books, magazines and newspapers every day.I began this hobby when I was five years old.I always wanted my parents to buy some books for me and read many interesting stories for me.But they were very busy with their work and they seldom read for me.So as soon as I could, I learned to read.I started with simple ABC books.Soon I could read simple stories myself.Now I read just about anything that I can find.I think reading is a good hobby.I have learned a lot from books.They provide me with new and useful information and facts.
Hi, Peter. Thank you for your telephone call. I’m glad we have two double rooms ready for you now. The two rooms are on the fifth floor. They face the Red Sea, so you can see it well. The environment around it is very beautiful. I am sure you will be satisfied with this. The price for each room is ＄150 per night. Every morning from 7:00 to 9:30, we offer free breakfast, but you have to pay if you have lunch and supper in our hotel. Don’t forget to bring your ID card with you when you are coming. If you have any more questions, please let us know and we shall be pleased to help you. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel on August 16. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us. Thanks again for choosing our hotel.
Most people always like buying things, for example, stamps, clothes, books, pictures and so on.But my friend Mr.Brown has a special hobby.He likes buying and collecting clocks.He has three hundred clocks now.
There are clocks everywhere in his house.You can see shelves stand in every room.All the shelves are full of clocks.
Mr.Brown likes to do it very much, but his wife doesn’t enjoy it at all.She has to clean each clock every day, and it’s very difficult to do so.She is also angry at the noise.Each clock keeps its own time.So she can hear clocks striking almost anytime during the day and the night.She can not almost sleep well at night.
She says, “The trouble is that I never know the real time, though I have so many clocks around.” Isn’t that interesting?
1. Mike is flying a kite.Peter is playing football and Paul is playing basketball. They are playing in the park happily.
2. Jim had a fantastic day off.He went hiking in the mountains.
3.Last night，I invited two of my friends，Ann and Joe for dinner and I cooked for them．
4.More students enjoy playing basketball in the school playground every day.
5.Tom likes swimming, he often goes swimming to keep healthy.
M：It’s such a nice warm day.I think I’ll go out for a walk.
W：I’d like to go with you.
M：Would you like to go hiking with me next Sunday?
W：Yes, I’d love to. When shall we meet?
M：Let’s make it seven o’clock.
W：It’s a wonderful match!
M：Yes, I think so. I like both football teams.
W：Do you feel like doing anything special tomorrow, Tom?
M：Yes. How about going swimming?
W：Did you watch table tennis yesterday evening, Peter?
M：No, I went to the theatre with my little sister.
M：Shall we go hiking tomorrow?
W：Good idea. Can I take my two friends with me?
M：Certainly. But they have to get up early. We’ll start at six o’clock in the morning, because the weather is hot.
M：Hello, Jane. Have you been to the new sports centre?
W：No, Bob. Where is it?
M：On Straight Road, near Long Street, and beside the station.
W：Is it good? Is it nice?
M： Yes, it is great. You can do lots of sports there. Last week, I went there with my father and we played table tennis and volleyball.
W：What about swimming?
M：They are going to build a swimming pool next year.
W：Why don’t we go there on Friday?
M：OK. Let’s meet after school.
Skin-diving is a new sport today. This sport takes you into a wonderful new world. It is like a visit to the moon! When you are under water, it is easy for you to climb big rocks, because you are no longer heavy.
Here, under water everything is blue and white. During the day, there is enough light. When the fish swim nearby, you can catch them with your hands.
When you have tanks of air on your back, you can stay in deep water for a long time. But you must be careful when you dive in deep water.
To catch fish is one of the most interesting parts of this sport. Besides, there are many uses for Skin-diving. You can clean ships without taking them out of the water. You can get many things from the deep sea.
Now you see that Skin-diving is both useful and interesting.
School was over at 4 p.m. Paul walked home with Mike as usual. It took them 20 minutes. After supper, Paul did his homework and reviewed his lessons. He went to bed at 10 p.m. But he couldn’t sleep well. He had a bad dream and woke up early the next morning. He sat up and then he laid down again. He felt terrible. “I must be sick.” he thought. “But I have to study for the test.” Then he got up and looked for his English notebook. He finally found it on his chair. He went over the notes but he couldn’t remember any of the words or grammar. “What shall I do?” he thought. Just then, the telephone rang. He put down his notebook and picked up the telephone.
“Good morning.” Jack said.
“You must be wrong about the test.”
“What do you mean?” Paul asked.
“We’re not going to have an English test today.” Jack said. “Just now Tom told me that we’ll have the test next Wednesday. It is not today. How do you feel this morning?”
There are four people in Mr.William’s family.They will be busy this month.
Mr.William is leaving for China on the 4th of August and he will stay there for three weeks.He is going there on business.He wanted to buy some Chinese paintings.
Mrs.William is going to Japan for a meeting on the 6th of August.She is a doctor and she will give a talk to the other doctors.She will not come back until August 13th.
Their son, Paul, hopes to go to Australia on August 12th.He will be away at least three months.He is a painter and he likes the customs and culture there.He wants to travel around Australia and New Zealand.
Paul’s sister, Mary, is a nurse.She will go to Singapore to look after her grandparents on August 16th.She will stay there for a week.
1. A woman likes a pair of trousers for her daughter.
2.Look! How nice the T-shirt is! It cost Jim 20 dollars.
3.Mrs.White went shopping last Sunday and bought a new skirt for her daughter.
4.Tomorrow is my mother’s sixtieth birthday.My father is going to buy her a birthday cake and I’m going to buy her a nice watch.
5.This watch is very nice.It’s 30 dollars.Since I’ve only got 15 dollars, I have to buy another one.That one is only 13 dollars.
M： I’d like to buy these four Thanksgiving cards.Are they ten cents each?
M：What’s in that big bag over there?
W：I bought some apples, peaches and pears.
M： I’m going shopping, Mum.I’ll get some apples and some oranges to make juice.
W：Well，we already have lots of oranges.
W：Can I help you, Sir?
M：Do you have white shirts in a large size?
W：Sorry, we don’t have those in your size.
W：Excuse me.How much are they?
M：The woolen scarf is ￡100 and the silk shirt is ￡60.
W：Here’s a two hundred pound bill.
W：Excuse me, how much is the pork?
M：Ten yuan a kilo.
W：And what about the beef and chicken?
M：The chicken is twelve yuan a kilo and the beef is thirteen yuan a kilo.
W：I want half a kilo of pork and one kilo of beef, please.
M：Good morning! What can I do for you?
W：Good morning! I’d like to buy a skirt for my daughter.
M：What color do you want? We have red and black.
W：Red, my daughter likes it.
M：Here is a red skirt.
W：How much is it?
M：It is 30 yuan.
W：OK, I’ll buy this one.
Mrs.Green would like to do some shopping.Now she is making a shopping list. She wants to buy some eggs, some tomatoes and some green peppers for supper.But she doesn’t know what to have for lunch tomorrow.Tomorrow is Sunday.She wants to cook a big lunch for the whole family.So she asks her daughter Linda to help her think of what to buy.Linda asks her mother to get some orange juice and chicken wings.As her father likes eating fish and sausage, she also asks her mother to buy some fish and sausage in the supermarket.After making the shopping list, Linda offers to help her mother carry things back home.So Mrs.Green and Linda go to the supermarket together.
(W:)My name is Lily and I like shopping very much. Last winter vacation I went to the biggest shopping mall in the center of our city with a good friend of mine. I would like to buy a pair of trousers. We went through many shops. Luckily, I saw a pair of cool and fashionable trousers. I tried them on and they fitted me well. I decided to buy this pair. But to my surprise, the price was much too high. I knew I couldn’t afford it at that time. I was very sad and came back home. On my way home, my friend told me that I could come to that shop again during the Spring Festival because many clothes would be cheaper at that time. I became excited when I heard this, and I did as my friend told me. Finally I got it for only 150 yuan. How happy I was!
Now more and more people choose to shop online.Online shopping is a new and good way of shopping.First, you can buy things at any time you like. The online shops are open 24 hours a day and you don’t have to queue with others.So it saves a lot of time. Second, it is often cheaper to buy goods through the Internet.Also it is easy to find what you are looking for.
There are some bad things about online shopping too.First, you can’t know what they’re really like.Maybe the goods you receive are not as good as those shown on the Internet.Second, you can’t enjoy walking around the shops and talking with your friends when you shop online.
1.Kate had a bowl of noodles this morning.
2.Excuse me, I’d like a cup of coffee.
3.Annie used to like eating several bananas after supper.
4.I went to the park this morning.I felt very hungry at noon and wanted to find a Chinese restaurant.
5.The boy saw the doctor yesterday and the doctor asked him to exercise more.
M：Hmm, delicious! The chicken is good.
W：Would you like me to order more for you?
M：No, thanks.I have had enough.Oh, I am thirsty.And I still like some orange drinks.
M：Where do you want to eat tonight?
W：I hear that Chinese food in Guangzhou Restaurant is delicious.Let’s go.
M：Please give me five cups of tea and a cup of coffee.
W：OK.Please wait for a while.
M：Can I help you to take your coat，madam?
M：Would you like something to drink before you order your meal?
W：Who’s away today?
M：Kate.She is now at home, because she has got a headache and a cold.
M：May I have a look at the menu, please?
W：Here you are, sir.I’ll be back for your order in a minute.
M：OK.Thank you.But can you give me a glass of water first?
W：Good morning, doctor.
M：Good morning, Mrs.Brown.Well, what’s wrong with this young man?
W：He’s my son, Jim.He’s got a cough.
M：Have you taken his temperature, Mrs.Brown?
W：Yes, It’s 37 degree.
M：How long has he been like this?
W：Ever since last night.
M：Well, Mrs.Brown, I think he’s caught a cold.He’d better stay at home and have a good rest.Tell him to take the medicine and he’ll be well soon.
Do you know the word “brunch”? It comes from the two words：breakfast and lunch.In the West, many people like to have brunch.People usually have it between 10 a.m.and 2 p.m.on Sunday because they prefer to get up late after a week hard work and enjoy brunch with their parents， children or friends.That is a relaxing way of eating for most families.
Today, brunch has become more popular in big hotels.One can either ask for or cook it himself.To make it look like both breakfast and lunch, people choose to have lots of dishes.You can often see the following food on the table：meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, orange, tea and bacon.
Jack is a smart boy in No. 2 Middle School. He studied very hard, but he had a problem. He didn’t care much about his eyes. When he wrote something at the desk, he put his eyes very close to the desk. He kept this for a long time. His parents often told him not to do that like this. But he didn’t listen to them. When he went to bed, he usually did some reading in bed. His parents were worried about his eyesight. Some time later he couldn’t see things clearly. He asked his parents to take him to see the doctor. The doctor looked him over carefully and found that he was short-sighted. He told him to wear glasses from then on. He was very unhappy. But he had no choice.
From this story we know that eyes are the windows of a person. We must take care of them.
Good morning, everyone! I’m Dr.Green.Today I’m going to talk about healthy eating.You know, healthy eating is important for us in our daily life.Food can give us energy and help us build our body.But what should we eat to be healthy and strong? First, we should have clean food.Dirty food may make us ill.Second, we should have different kinds of food.Rice, noodles, fresh vegetables and fruit can provide us with different things we need every day.Third, we should have some milk and some chicken.Fourth, we should have a little fat, salt and sugar every day.Never have too many sweets.They are bad for teeth. If we do those things we’ll become strong and healthy and do well in our study.
1. It keeps raining for days，but the weather report says it will be sunny tomorrow.
2.What a lovely day! It is sunny and warm.Let’s go and fly a kite.
3.It’s really a bad day in Canada. It has been raining for several days.
4. Mike usually gets to school by bus，but Mary often rides her bike to school.
5. The train station is only ten minutes’walk.The man goes there on foot.
W： It is Sunday tomorrow.How is the weather tomorrow?
M：The weather report says it will be sunny and the temperature is about 35℃.
W：Look at the moon in the sky.What a beautiful night!
M：Yes.Shall we take a walk right now?
W：Great good idea.Let’s go.
W：Hello! What can I do for you?
M：I want to fly to London sometime next week.
W：A nice day, isn’t it?
M：Yeah.The sun is shining brightly in the blue sky.
W：How does your father usually go to work,Tom?
M：Well，he usually drives to work.
W： Jim, would you like to play football?
M：I’d love to, but it’s so hot today, I prefer to swim rather than play football.
W：That sounds like a good idea! Let’s go right now.
M：Hi, Lily.I’m going to London by train.Come with me!
W：But it’s cheaper by bus.
M： I’ve got a student travel card.You can get cheaper train tickets with it.
W： That sounds good.How much does it cost?
M：A card for six months is sixteen pounds.
W：So how do I get one?
M：You need two photos.
Mrs.Black was an old woman.She was rich and lived in a big house.One sunny morning, Mrs.Black opened the window and looked at her garden. The sun was shining brightly. “What a good day!”She said.Suddenly she saw a man eating grass in the front of the garden of her house.She walked to the man and asked, “Why are you eating grass? Are you very hungry?” The man answered, “I have no money to buy any food. I haven’t had meals for days. I’m dying of hunger.” “Poor boy,” said Mrs.Black, “come to the back door.”Then she walked into the house again. “The rich lady will give me some food to eat.It’s so kind of her.” The man thought. But when he went into the house, Mrs.Black opened the back door and said to him, “The grass is taller behind the house.”
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s some information about our trip tomorrow. We will have breakfast at 8:00 in the Great Wall Restaurant. It’s across from our hotel. You can walk there in two minutes. And you must have your red ticket or you won’t get breakfast. If you haven’t got a red ticket yet, you can get one from the front desk.After breakfast, we’ll go to the Summer Palace by bus. There we’ll spend a whole day. Oh, one more thing. You know it is cold in October in Beijing, especially in the morning and evening. So bring a jacket with you. You’ll need one in the evening.Are you clear? OK. See you tomorrow morning.
Many people like to travel by plane, but I don’t like it because the airport is usually far from the city.You have to get there early and wait for hours for the plane to take off and it is often late.You can’t open the windows.You can’t choose the food.Planes are fast, but they still take hours to get out of the airport and into the city.
I like traveling by train.I think trains are safe.Railway stations are in the city, if you are late for a train, you can catch another one.You can walk around in the train and open the windows.You can see many interesting things on your way.I know it takes a little more time.
I also like cars.You can start your journey when you want to, and you don’t need to get to a railway station or a bus stop.Also you can carry many things with you in a car.But sometimes there are too many cars on the road.
1. Of all the Chinese festivals, Tom likes Mid-Autumn Day more than Spring Festival, but his father likes Spring Festival better.
2.People usually plant trees on Tree Planting Day.
3.We usually eat mooncakes at Mid-autumn Festival.
4.Helen will buy some flowers for her mother on Mother’s Day.
5.My favorite day is on December 25th. It’s a traditional festival in the western countries.Children love it very much because they can get a lot of gifts.
M：Linda, did you have a good time on Children’s Day?
W：Yes,I went to the zoo and had a wonderful time there.
W：Tom, what festivals do you like best?
M：I like many festivals, but Easter Day is my favorite.
W：Do you know when the film festival will take place?
M：Yes, it will take place on the first day of May.
W：Do you know where the sports meeting will be held?
M：Yes, it will be held at No.2 Middle School.
M：Mum, what shall we buy?
W： Let’s buy some mooncakes.Tomorrow’s the Mid-Autumn Festival, you know. M：That’s great!
M：Do you know the Dragon Boat Festival in China?
W：Yes.People like to eat rice dumplings on that day.
M：And people have Dragon Boat races, too.Do you know why?
W：To remember a great man in the history— Qu Yuan.
W：It’s so nice of you to come.
M：Alice, thanks for inviting me to the dinner. Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival.I bought a bunch of roses for you.
W：Thank you for your roses.And I also have a little present for you.
M：Thanks.Can I open it now?
Before Christmas Mr.Wood broke his right leg and had to stay in hospital.When he was there, he always asked his doctor when he could go home.He didn’t like to spend Christmas in hospital.Though the doctor did his best, Mr.Wood didn’t get better. So on Christmas Day he was still in hospital.He spent a bad day in bed thinking that he missed a lot of interesting things on such a happy day.
After a few days the doctor told him that he might be well enough to leave the hospital in time for the New Year.Mr.Wood was very happy to think that he would spend New Year’s Day outside the hospital.Mr.Wood left the hospital and on New Year’s Eve he went to a party.He enjoyed himself there.But he drank too much.On his way home that night, he had a fall and broke his left leg.
The Spring Festival is the most important and popular festival in China. It is on the first day of the lunar January. Before Spring Festival, people usually clean their house and go to buy some flowers to decorate their house. Many of them put paper cuttings on the windows or doors to make their house more beautiful.
During the Spring Festival, all family members will have a big meal together. Dumplings and rice cakes are the most traditional food for this festival. And on that day, children will wear new clothes and have a lot of delicious food. They can also get some lucky money from their parents or relatives. So they like this festival very much. The Spring Festival usually lasts for 15 days. During these days, people go to visit their friends or relatives, and they often say “Happy New Year” or “Wish you make fortune!” to each other.
Father’s Day is on the third Sunday in June.
Father’s Day is a fairly new celebration in the British calendar compared with Mother’s Day, which has been a very popular and well celebrated festival in the UK for a very long time.
Well, most people would buy their father a card.The card would probably have a nice message in it saying what a great dad their father is.Some people do buy presents as well.
Popular gifts for dads are probably ties, chocolates or socks because these are things that dads can always use even if they don’t want them.Card shops will be full of mugs or pens and similar things with “World’s Greatest dad” written on them.
Some families might do things together to celebrate Father’s Day like going for a meal.As a special treat, British people might give their dads a bit of rest, make him a cup of tea, or even wash his car to make him feel really happy.
1. In Japan it’s rude to eat in the street while walking.
2. In the west country, people use a fork and knife when they have beef.
3.The first TV was invented in the 1920s.The first VCD player was invented in the 1980s.
4.It’s a kind of invention in ancient China and people still use them to write on some special paper.
5.I used to keep in touch with my friends by MSN or QQ because it costs too much to call by mobile phone.
M： What are you going to do tomorrow?
W：We’re going to visit the Museum to know some history.Will you go with us?
W：Hello! How do you know I’m Miss Evans?
M：We’ve received a phone call about you. You’re Australian.And you come here to teach history.
M：Do you know in which country people bow when they meet for the first time?
W：Japan and Korea.
W：What’s your plan for the weekend?
M：We are going to plant the trees.The air is fresh.
W：Good idea! I want to go with you.
W：Pollution is very serious, do you think so?
M：Yes, especially the air pollution.
W： I’m a farmer.I think working on the farm is very interesting.What about you,Jimmy?
M：I don’t agree with you, Lucy. I like the city.
W：I like the city, too. But I like the country better.
W：The air in the country is clean and the sky is blue.You can find a place to have a dog.But in the city the air is very dirty.
M： Hi, Joy.Would you like to help save the environment?
W：I don’t know.What can I do?
M：Well, first, you can start by turning off the lights.
W：Yes.That’s easy.Sometimes I turn on the lights without thinking.What’s next?
M：Second, you can ride a bike. Don’t take a bus or a taxi if you don’t have to.
W：That will save money, too.What else?
M：Try to recycle paper.And last, take a bag when you go shopping.Don’t use plastic bags.
W：OK.My parents do most of the shopping.I’ll tell them.
Marco Polo was born in Italy in 1254. When he was 17, he traveled along the Silk Road with his father, who wanted to trade with the Chinese. Finally, they arrived in Beijing. They were guests at the Emperor’s Palace. Marco was very clever and could speak four languages.The Emperor was impressed by him and they became friends. He asked Marco to serve in his palace and sent him to do many important jobs all over the country. Marco was amazed by how beautiful China was.He was impressed by Beijing and the Emperor’s Palace, especially the Summer Palace which was described as “The greatest palace that I’ve ever seen”. The walls were covered with gold and silver and the hall was so big that it could easily hold 6,000 people for dinner.
Hemingway was one of the most famous writers in America. He was born in 1899. He grew up near the Middle Western city of Chicago. He was the second child in a family of six. His father was a doctor. His mother liked to paint and play the piano. Each summer the family traveled for their holiday in northern Michigan. His father taught him how to catch fish and cook over a fire.
Hemingway liked writing. And he found a job as a reporter for a newspaper. The manager liked his reports about life in Chicago and paid him well. In Chicago, Hemingway met the writer Anderson. Anderson was one of the first writers in America to write about the lives of common people. Anderson gave Hemingway advice about his writing. He told Hemingway to move to Paris because Paris was full of young artists and writers from all over the world.
请根据所听短文，完成下面的表格。短文读两遍。现在你有25秒钟的时间阅读题目。 There are a lot of inventions that have changed our lives.The first great invention is the wheel.This invention made it easier to carry heavy things.In the 19th century, the camera, the light bulb and the radio were invented.In 1909, the helicopter was invented.Movies with sound were invented in 1926.In 1928, the computer was invented.They also make our life better.
Now we can get in touch with others by phone or computer.We can visit some places by bus, train, car and so on.I think new inventions will help us do many things that we dream of and they make the world smaller and smaller.
1. (M:)Among the animals, Tim likes panda best of all. (停顿10秒)
2. (W:)Last Wednesday Alice went to a bank to take out money. (停顿10秒)
3. (M:) Tom went to the Great Wall with his parents on July 13th, 2012. (停顿10秒)
4. (W:)Mandy’s best friend is a girl who has long hair but doesn’t wear glasses. (停顿10秒)
5. (M:)So far, Sam has got three footballs from his classmates on his sixteenth birthday. (停顿5秒)
W: Bob, what sport do you like best, running, dancing or swimming?
M: Swimming, of course. I often go swimming in the river with my father.
W: Excuse me, could you please tell me if there is a bookstore near here?
M: Yes, go along this road until the end. The bookstore is at the end of the street.
W: John, how beautiful your jacket is! Is it made of cotton?
M: No, it’s made of silk. I bought it in Ruishen supermarket yesterday.
W: Excuse me, may I take your order, sir?
M: OK. I’d like a bowl of noodles. What kind of noodles do you have?
W: Hmm, we have mutton noodles, beef noodles and chicken noodles.
W: Where are you going, Jim?
M: I am going to the cinema to see Monster Hunt 2. Would you like to go with me, Alice?
W: That’s an interesting film. Let’s go.
W: Lin Tao, you’ve got 100 again. What’s your secret in English learning?
M: I like reading, so I often read English magazines in my spare time.
W: How about the new words? Do you remember them every day?
M: Yes, I write them on a piece of paper and remember them before going to bed.
W: That sounds difficult to me.
M: But it’s helpful. You can have a try.
M: Mary. It’s twelve o’clock now. Shall we go out for lunch together?
W: OK, John. Where shall we go for it?
M: How about have it at McDonald’s? I like the taste very much.
W: No, we ate our lunch there yesterday and the food was not healthy to us. What about the Kung Fu Restaurant?
M: Good idea. What shall we eat? Do you have any ideas?
W: I’d like the rice with tomatoes and eggs. And you?
M: I want some beef noodles with cabbages.
W: How shall we go there, by bike or on foot?
M: By bike. It’s too hot to walk outside.
W: OK. Let’s go.
(W) Good morning, everyone. It is June 22nd today and it is the last day for us to stay at school. After that we will leave school and go home. We have studied together for three years. It’s hard for us to raise our hands to say good-bye to each other. So we decide to hold a graduation party to remember this moment after the exam. Now I will tell you something about the party.
First we’ll take photos with our teachers at the school gate at 4:00 p.m. We hope everyone will wear your most beautiful clothes. Then we’ll have a big dinner together in the school dining hall at about 5:30 p.m. After the dinner, we’ll get together at the sports center and hold the graduation party. The party will begin at 7:30 p.m. At the party some of our teachers and classmates will sing and dance. We hope you can enjoy yourself. At the end of the party we’ll send the flowers to our teachers and say good-bye to each other.
That’s all. Thank you!
(M) It was eleven o’clock on New Year’s Eve. Many people stayed at home happily and waited for the New Year’s Day to come, but Mr. and Mrs. Smith looked worried because their only son, Steven, hurt his finger badly by accident. Mr. Smith must send him to the hospital as soon as possible, but it was a long way from his home to the hospital. They couldn’t take a bus there because it was too late, so they decided to go there by bike. It took them nearly one hour to ride their bike there. When they got to the hospital, they went to the doctors’ office at once. To his surprise, there were still many people waiting in line. They had to wait for their turn. After he got the medicine and went out of the hospital, it was nearly 2 o’clock in the morning. They were very tired and sleepy, but they had to go home by bike again. How he wished he could have a car! He made up his mind to work harder and earn more money. He believed his dream would come true at last.
(W)I believe every student wants to pass the exam and get good grades. Of course, not all of them can do that. How can we do that? Let me tell you something about my ideas.
A good way to pass an exam is to work hard every day in the term and listen to the teachers carefully every class. You may fail in an exam if you are lazy for most of the term and just work hard a few days before the exam. Instead, you should have a good rest before the exam. For example, you should go to bed early a few days before the exam. Do not study late at night before you take the exam. When you are taking an exam, you had better look through the exam paper carefully and try to understand the exact meaning of each question before you pick up your pen to write. When you have at last finished your exam, check your answers again. Correct the mistakes if there are any mistakes and make sure you have not missed anything.
1. W: The sign says no bicycles are allowed here. (停顿10秒)
2. M: To mail this postcard to New York, you need a fifteen-cent stamp. (停顿10秒)
3. W: I didn’t believe him because he touched his nose many times during our talk. (停顿10秒)
4. M: This is my favorite season for I can play with sand on the beach in bright sunlight. (停顿10秒)
5. W: I met a couple in the traditional Indian clothing in the Natural History Museum the other day. (停顿5秒)
W: I am going to buy a Google home on the Internet. This new report says it can make our life easier.
M: Ugh. Another AI product! Maybe AI will take control of your life one day.
M: I didn’t know that the Great Wall is also called the Ming Great Wall. Is it because it was rebuilt at that time?
W: Yes. Most of the remaining Great Wall was built during that time and the rebuilding took 200 years.
W: What have you ordered, Mike?
M: Just a fruit and vegetable salad. Heavy lunches always make me sleepy in the afternoon.
W: I am going to have some chicken and eggs. I know it’s not healthy enough, but I need the energy they bring.
M: Come and see our play tomorrow night, Aunt Lucy. You will love it. And here is the ticket.
W: A play? That’s amazing, Tommy. Your life in the art school must be very colorful.
M: Er. Don’t you know I left that school last year, Aunt Lucy? I find this acting school just right for me.
W: I’ve heard that your class has a new comer, John.
M: You mean Jeff? He is the most popular guy in our class now. Why are you so interested in him, Lily?
W: He’s a distant relative of mine. I know he plays basketball very well.
M: It’s surprising you are moving out of this building. It is quite convenient and safe to live here.
W: Well, don’t you think it’s too noisy at night? I have to close all the windows while studying.
M: It’s OK for me for I live three floors above yours. It’s true that there are too many bars on this street.
W: I will move to live with my best friend in a flat near the university next week.
M: Good for you. That’s a quiet neighborhood.
W: Dad, I got the mooncakes you sent today. They are so delicious.
M: Your mum and I made them for the coming festival. Will you come home this weekend?
W: I’d like to, but I’ve got a big project and won’t be able to go back home yet.
M: You are always so busy. Your grandma asks about you every day. And I keep telling her you will be back soon.
W: Please tell her I love her and I’ve bought her a nice and warm sweater.
M: Isn’t this birthday gift meant to be a surprise? We’d better not tell her yet.
W: OK. I have to go now. Take care and see you next month.
(M) David never liked reading and he hated going to the library. But one day his roommate told him to return some books for him to the school library on his way to the soccer field.
David walked in a few minutes before closing time. He returned the books and went to the rest room. When he walked out, he found the library lights were turned off. He was locked in the library.
David tried to use the telephone, but he couldn’t find one. Then he used a pencil to write a note on a big piece of paper to ask for help. He put it on the front door. Surely, someone passing by would see it. He then turned his attention to the library itself.
He was surprised to discover that this place was not so bad. When he saw a book about Messi, his favorite soccer star, on a shelf, he picked it up. When he opened the book, he started to feel for the first time that reading seemed quite interesting.
Are you tired of looking at the four walls of a classroom? Take the nature course offered by West College this summer!
Groups of a dozen students will go on ten-day camping trips to the mountains to study the plants and animals there. Each group will be led by an experienced guide.
Students need to carry their own things such as sleeping bags, warm clothing, food and water, and other useful tools. And what do the students do all day? Every day after breakfast, they walk five to ten miles to another camp ground. On the way, the guide points out different plants and animals for them to take notes. The mountain climbing is usually over by early afternoon, so the group spends the rest of the day resting or swimming in a mountain lake. Before dinner each night, they all come together and discuss the day’s activities.
At the end of the course, the students write reports using the information they have collected. Teachers from the college will read and grade the reports. The best ones can be published on the college website.
(M) According to many scientists, our world will be very different in 2050.
By 2050 we will have “clever” cars. We won't have so many accidents, because they will be able to communicate with each other. Cars will slow down by themselves or stop in dangerous situations. Also, our cars will run on electricity or water.
By 2050 our homes will be more environment-friendly. We will use clean energy, and we will recycle our water. There will be many more people in the world and our houses will be smaller and many will be underground. We will have robots to help clean, cook and do our home shopping.
By 2050 there will be too many people on the earth and over 100 million people will be living on the moon and other planets. And the best news may be that we won't die! We will put our brains onto computers and live forever. The computers of the future won’t look like machines．They’ll look like humans.
1. W: On the table, there is a teapot and three tea cups. (停顿10秒)
2. M: The man likes piano and he practices it every day. (停顿10秒)
3. W: The crops need water, so sunny days make me very nervous. (停顿10秒)
4. W: Alice’s and Joan’s coats are 100 dollars, but Lucy’s is 200 dollars. (停顿10秒)
5. M: Ben drove his car to the plant garden with his friends the day before yesterday. (停顿5秒)
W: What do you like better, English or Chinese, John?
M: I like English better because I want to study abroad when I grow up.
W: Bob, how often do you communicate with your grandparents?
M: I send them an e-mail once a week and I ring them up once a month.
W: Hurry up, Tom. It’s half past seven. It’s time to go to school.
M: Take it easy, Mum. Today is Sunday. We don’t need to go to school.
W: Tom, do you know Bob well?
M: Yes, of course, very well. We have been friends since I was six years old. And now I am sixteen years old.
W: My alarm clock didn’t go off this morning, so I got up late.
M: But you arrived on time. How did you make it?
W: Well, I took a taxi here today instead of taking the bus.
W: Jack, I have something important to tell you. Tomorrow is Betty’s birthday.
M: Are you sure? I think it should be the day after tomorrow.
W: Well, let me see. Oh, I’m sorry. You’re right. It is the day after tomorrow. Shall we buy her a present?
M: Yes, of course. Shall we give her some flowers?
W: Flowers are nice. But I think it’s better to buy her a box of chocolates.
M: Betty doesn’t like sweet things. Didn’t you know that?
W: Er… I know. We can give her a CD. She loves music.
M: That’s a good idea. Let’s go to the music shop and choose one for her.
W: John, do you realize that Christmas is only a month away? We have to think of Christmas gifts.
M: Yes. Let's make a list of names and then decide what to give them all.
W: Our children first, I think. What about Anne?
M: She’s too grown - up for toys. We can let her choose a book.
W: OK. Now how about Jason? He thinks of nothing but space travel nowadays.
M: Oh, that makes it easy. Shall we give him one of those space travel suits that the toy shop has?
W: Excellent idea. He will be very excited.
M: What about your father?
W: He is fond of music. Perhaps some records? (停顿15秒)
(M:) What do you think of inventions? Do you love them? Do you hate them? Or do you just need them? According to the report, 95% of the people felt that inventions had improved their lives and brought them many good things. Also some people in China hate some inventions, such as the cell phones, the alarm clock and the televisions. But they can’t live without them. Why? Today we will interview some people.
Li Haowei says people like using cell phones because they are very good things and they can bring people together. Chen Kun says, “I love inventions. I love computers and televisions and I think some people hate the alarm clocks because they don’t want to get up early in the morning.” Wang Wei says, “I sold my television one year ago. But I have bought a new TV soon after that. I can’t live without televisions although it is used only for watching movies.”
(W：) One day Tom walked past the shop on the street corner. He stopped to look at the front row of shoes, and he felt happy to see that the pair of shoes he wanted very much was still there. Looking down, he felt sorry for himself. He really wanted to have them for his birthday.
He sadly walked away and thought how to tell his mother about it. He knew she would give him anything he liked if she could. But he also knew very well she had little money. He decided not to go home at once, so he went to the park and sat on the grass. Then he saw a boy in a wheelchair. He noticed that the boy moved the chair with his hands. Tom looked at him carefully and was surprised to see the boy had no feet. He looked at his own feet. “It’s much better to be without shoes than without feet,” he thought. There was no reason for him to feel sorry and sad.
(M：) Good afternoon, boys and girls. Welcome to our school radio program. Let’s go on with our “Western Festivals”.
Mother’s Day is coming. What will you do for your mother? Today, we are going to tell you some information about Mother’s Day from all over the world. Firstly, England was the first country to celebrate Mother’s Day and it’s an important festival there. Secondly, in France, Mother’s Day is like a family birthday and all the family members will send gifts to their mother. The mother will feel very happy on that day. It often takes place on the last Sunday of May. Finally, in Japan, people celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. The family will get together to have a big meal. After hearing these different ways of celebrating Mother’s Day, do you feel it is very fun for you to know about it?
1. W: A big earthquake hit the city all of a sudden at noon yesterday. (停顿10秒)
2. M: How come there is a fly at the bottom of the bottle of apple juice?! (停顿10秒)
3. W: Jeff’s dream is to become a master pianist and he practices very hard every day. (停顿10秒)
4. M: Mobile payment is regarded as one of the “four great new inventions” in China. (停顿10秒)
5. W: Finally I decided to wear a blouse and a short skirt instead of a long dress to the party. (停顿5秒)
W: Kelly, I dropped in at your home yesterday afternoon. Your brother said you were out.
M: Yeah. I visited a friend and we had a long talk at her office.
W: Wow. The sofa is much tidier now.
M: And I have just swept the floor. Let’s go on cleaning the tea table.
W: Why did you turn off your computer? Aren’t you having an online French class?
M: Yes. But it only lasted 40 minutes and finished at 9 o’clock.
W: Excuse me. How much are these tomatoes?
M: Eight pounds a dozen, madam.
W: They look so fresh. I’ll take half a dozen.
M: Thank you for the book, Mary. It’s a nice present. It’ll be really useful for my school project on stars.
W: I’m sure your understanding of the stars will increase. By the way, how’s your project, Jack?
M: I’m making good progress. I’ll present it next week.
M: Jenny, I don’t think you’ve got the area of the garden right.
W: Isn’t it seventy and twelve?
M: No, it should be seventy times twelve. It’s 840 square meters.
W: Oh, thanks. Math is so difficult and it seems I can never be good at it.
M: Well, keep working hard. If you read more carefully, some mistakes can be avoided.
M: Excuse me. Could you please tell me the way to the Science Museum?
W: Sure. Go down this road and turn right at the second crossing. Then you can find it on your right.
M: Thanks. The nature park is also on my visiting list. But according to my mobile map, it’s 30 miles away.
W: Oh, you mean the National Nature Park? You can take a train and it will take you about 25 minutes.
M: Where is the railway station? Is it far from the Science Museum?
W: No, it’s only 10 minutes by underground.
M: OK. I’ll go there after I visit the museum.（停顿15秒）
(M：) My name is Mike. I came to Germany to study as an exchange student in a school last year. Everything was strange and new for me. But the hardest problem was with German! I failed to understand much in the first few weeks because everyone spoke so fast. Though I soon managed to get used to it, I still had problems because their everyday German was very different from what we learnt in England.
Another difference was that in Germany, people had a big meal at lunchtime and then something smaller in the evening. But in England we do just the opposite. I also noticed that lots of Germans seemed to wear scarves, especially in northern Germany where it could be quite cold. I was told by a teacher at my school that I would not survive here without a scarf so I quickly bought one.
Anyway, it was an exciting and valuable experience for me. Now I understand more about German culture, and this also makes me think about my own culture as well. （停顿25秒）
(W：) Good morning, parents and teachers. Thank you for attending this meeting.
Last weekend, one of our students went to hospital. The student played smart phones on the bed at home all day Saturday without stopping to drink, eat or sleep. He kept his body in one position for too long and the blood in his brain cannot move well. Finally, he became very ill.
Some students play smart phones too long a day. This is a serious problem. In the past, students used to play outside more often, but now they spend more time in front of the screens. This is bad for their health. In the morning the day after tomorrow we'll have some experts here to talk to the students about the bad effects of playing smart phones. They’ll also give some advice on how to use smart phones for studying.
I hope we can all work together to stop students from spending too much time playing smart phones. Thank you for your time.
(W：) When people talk about traveling into space, they will wonder whether humans can discover something new in space. So it’s necessary for us to carry out outer space explorations.
Some scientists think it is important to research outer space. From that people can get a better understanding of outer space. New resources can be found there for humans. The explorations can probably bring about new living space for human’s life.
However, most of the people don’t believe so, because they say all kinds of explorations cost much money. And it’s very dangerous for astronauts to do much work.
In order to improve our space for living, such explorations into outer space are worth trying out.
1. (W:)Snoopy is very happy because he had a great time at Christmas. （停顿10秒）
2. (M:)Gina’s father always tells a bedtime story to Gina before she falls asleep. （停顿10秒）
3. (W:)Miss Zhang often uses bank cards to pay while shopping and she never shops online. （停顿10秒）
4. (M:)The music lesson usually begins at eight, but it will start an hour earlier this evening. （停顿10秒）
5. (W:)When Sam finished his speech, all of his friends clapped their hands and then gave their thumbs up to him. （停顿5秒）
M: Hi, Rachel. Where were you last weekend? I called you on Saturday, but you weren’t at home.
W: Oh, I walked to the coffee shop in the morning and then went to the bookstore to buy a birthday present for my sister.
M: Mary, how are you traveling to Tibet for the summer vacation?
W: I planned to go there by train, but now I’ve decided to go there by air.
M: Where are you going for the summer vacation?
W: Yunnan. I love the cool weather there.
M: Yeah, it’s been too hot and wet in Guangzhou these days.
W: I saw you in the swimming pool last Sunday.
M: Really? I have a swim every Sunday afternoon. That’s my favorite outdoor activity.
M: You were not at school yesterday. What was wrong with you, Alice?
W: I was sick. I had a sore throat. But I feel much better now.
W: Hello. This is Mary. May I speak to Linda?
M: I’m sorry. She is still sleeping. Can I take a message?
W: Oh, thanks. We’ll have a speech this afternoon. Could you please tell her to meet me at two o’clock at the school gate?
M: No problem.
W: Thank you very much.
W: Mark. This is Sally.
M: Hi, Sally. How are you feeling?
W: Oh. I’m fine now. Can you tell me about our lessons?
M: Of course. Let me get my notebook. In history we finished talking about Queen Elizabeth II. We have to go over Units 8 and 9 for a test tomorrow.
W: Oh, no！I haven’t read Unit 9 yet. What about math?
M: We have a lot of math homework. We have to do the problems on pages 18, 19, 20 and 21.
W: Ugh！I don’t think I can finish all of that.
M: Wait till you hear about English class. We have to write an essay.
W: This is impossible. I can’t do all this tonight. Maybe I’ll be sick tomorrow. （停顿15秒）
(W：)My name is Belinda Black. I’m 13 years old and I come from Mount Elm Sheep Station in South Australia. I’ve got two sisters—Jeffers is 11 and Lisa is 7. We’re all pupils at the school of the air.
The school of the air is actually a school for children who live in the outback, and who are in a place which doesn’t have a local school. In the mornings, we go to our classroom at 8:45.It’s really just a small wooden building. When we get there, we turn on the radio and listen to what we should do. And from then until 12, we just do our normal lessons. In the afternoons, our mum makes us do some homework—well, not homework, but extra work.
We send our exercise books to our teachers on Friday night and they mark them every Monday and Tuesday, and then they send them back again.
(M:) Last week, Class 7A went on a trip to London Zoo. They had a wild day out. Almost everyone had a favorite animal. But they were almost all different. Many people liked soft animals like pandas. Some people liked funny animals like monkeys. But almost every animal was somebody’s favorite—even the snake！
The trip to the zoo was for study, but Class 7A didn’t go there to learn about science. They were there for an art lesson. Their art teacher, Mr. Hall, takes the class on a trip to the zoo every year. It’s good for the students to get out of the classroom and do art. Many students do their best work on this trip.
The trip gave Class 7A something else to talk about. They argued about whether zoos are cruel. The zoo animals are from all around the word. How could they all be comfortable? How could they be happy fenced in and watched by lots of people? What do you think?
(M:) Hello and welcome to Book Talk. I’m Robert. Today I’m going to talk about some suggestions for you this week.
First, Let’s start with an exciting new book called Shallow Earth. It takes place in the future where Earth has almost been destroyed. The main characters are a group of soldiers who are fighting to save Earth. If you are interested in science fiction, just read it.
Next, If you expect to know what real happiness is, Great Expectation is the best choice. Pip is the hero of the story. He lives an unhappy life when he is young. He wishes to have good education and become rich. When his dream really comes true, he finds money can’t buy happiness. In the end, he realizes he will feel happy if he makes others happy. The book is for everybody, especially good for young people. So, young friends read it and lead a happy life.
Now, let’s come to the last one, called Jump for the Stars. It’s about one of Houston Rocket’s most popular players. You can find out how he becomes successful by doing what he loves. Usually, basketball fans enjoy reading it.
That’s all for this week. See you next time and keep reading.
(W)1．I like cats best but my brother likes pandas. (停顿10秒)
(W)2．I'm on my way to see a film with my classmates. (停顿10秒)
(M)3．Lucy is watching TV while her sister Lily is doing her homework. (停顿10秒)
(M)4．Julie usually gets up at 6 a.m. and gets to school at 7:30 a.m. (停顿10秒)
(M)5．My wife Mary had to take a taxi to her office this morning because her car was broken. (停顿5秒)
W：How do you usually come to school，Jack?
M：I usually come to school by bus，but sometimes I come on foot.
W：Where is Jim Green?
M：He's gone to England with his parents for a holiday. He won't be back until January.
M：Would you like to come to a party at my house tomorrow，Alice？It's my birthday.
W：Certainly. I'd love to.
W：What's the weather like today?
M：It's sunny and warm now，but the TV says that it'll get cold and windy in the afternoon.
W：Excuse me，could you tell me when the next train to Manchester leaves?
M：Sure. Well，it's three now. The next train to Manchester leaves in two hours.
M：You got high marks in the English test again, Cathy. Good job!
W：Thank you, Patrick.
M：You are always hard-working in our class. Do you take after-school classes?
W：No, I don’t. But I practice my spoken English by watching films.
M：What kind of films do you like best?
M：Hello. May I speak to Lisa?
W：Yes，this is Lisa speaking.
M：Hi，Lisa. This is Tom. I made a phone call to you at eleven o'clock this morning，but nobody answered. What were you doing then?
W：Oh，sorry. My mother and I were out shopping then. We bought some fruit.
M：It doesn't matter. Would you like to come to a party？It will be wonderful.
W：OK. I'd love to. (停顿15秒)
(M:)Hello, everyone! My name is Steve. What are you going to do for your vacation? I want to tell you my travel plan. First, I will be visiting my aunt Judy in Beijing for about a week. She just had her second baby last month. There I am going to visit some places of interest like Tian’anmen Square, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall.
After that, I am going to travel to Dalian for a few days. I will experience cool weather and see many different sea animals there. Of course, I will buy some seafood for my family. I am really looking forward to it.
Finally, I am going to Chengdu on the 13th. I’ll enjoy all kinds of tasty food there. What’s more, I hope to see some real pandas! My train from Chengdu leaves on the 18th. I expect to be back in Guangzhou at around noon next day.
(W)When I was four, one day I was playing outside our house. I saw my grandfaher’s truck. It
was black and looked very old. I thought, “Grandpa doesn’t have to drive such an ugly truck.
Maybe I can make it look better.”I got some paint and a brush which were left in the kitchen by
my father. I painted the truck white and blue all over. I was finishing the job when my mum
walked up and stopped me. She was worried that my grandfather would be angry. However,
when my grandfather looked at my paintings on the truck, he laughed loudly, “Angela, that’s the prettiest truck I’ve ever seen! I love it! ”
Sometimes adults don’t stop to see things through children’s eyes. They missed so much
beauty in the world. Luckily, my grandfather saw things in another way.
(M) Today we are going to introduce a typical science fiction, “The Wondering Earth”.
First, let me introduce the author. He is really a great writer of science fiction. He is Liu Cixin. Liu Cixin is a famous science fiction author of modern China. Everyone has heard about his “Three Bodies”,which was rewarded the ninth GAlAXY AWARDS.
Now let’s go back to “The Wondering Earth”to introduce the main story.
The background is that the sun is going to explode soon, and the scientists in the future set up many engines for the earth so that it can run away from Solar System.
The story is divided into five parts: the Reinning Age, the Escape Age, the First Wondering Age, the Second Wondering Age and the New Sun Age.
The main character was born in the end of the Reinning Age. Follow the main character, we can see that the earth who is far away from its hometown loses its color gradually.
(W)1．Tom helps to wash the dishes at home every day.
(M)2．Brian studies hard at school because he wants to be a doctor.
(W)3．Jill was a little sad today because she failed her math test again.
(M)4．Lucy will send her English teacher some flowers on Teachers' Day.
(W)5．Larry is going to fly to the UK this weekend and she is looking forward to it.
W:When was Mickey Mouse created?
M：90 years ago.
M：Excuse me，but when will this class be over?
W：It's ten o'clock now. You have to wait for twenty minutes.
M：Tom acted very well in this school play.
W：Yeah! He has learnt acting for one year and has trained for this play for half a year.
W：Where do you want to go this weekend?
M：Russia. I like football. There, I can watch the football game. Maybe I’ll meet my favorite star and take photos with him.
W:Do you often go to Park Restaurant to eat?
M:Yes. It has the best food. And its food is the cheapest．
W:Really?I can’t wait to have a try.
W：Eric, what do you want to be when you grow up?
M: I love painting, so I want to be an artist. How about you?
W：I want to be a dotcor. But my father wants me to be a teacher.
M: Why? I learned that he is a doctor in a hospital.
听第七段对话，回答第 13-15 小题。
W：Peter, it’s eight o’clock now. Please get up and give me a hand.
M: Mum, it’s weekend today. Could I sleep a little bit longer?
W：Sorry, dear. Do you still remember your cousins are coming?
M: Oh, I almost forgot it—we get together once a month. So what should I do, Mum?
W：Well, first please help me clean the floor.
M: Sure. Anything else?
W：Yes. Could you please buy seven Cokes from the shop downstairs?
M: No problem.
(M:)Zhang Yuan is a middle school student. Last summer, his parents took him to America for a holiday. One day, they visited a special town. It was very small. Most of the time, the town was very quiet and peaceful.
There was only a 79-year-old lady living there. Her husband died in 2004 and her children all worked in big cities. She had a small shop in the town. Sometimes, when a few visitors came here or passed by, the lady was glad to see and help them. She felt happy when helping others. Although she was alone, the lady enjoyed living in the town and being with her dead husband. She was satisfied with her life there.
Zhang Yuan thought the town was lonely, but full of love.
(W:)I am Ingrid. When I left school at eighteen, I got a part-time job at a zoo. Now, five years passed and things have changed—I am a full-time animal keeper.
The zoo is open every day and I work five days each week. I get up at ten to seven and start to work at eight. I return home at a quarter past five. It’s hard work. I have to be outside in rain and snow, and I get very dirty. But this doesn't matter to me because animals are the most important thing in my life!
There are monkeys and pandas in my part of the zoo and I give them food and clean their homes. I also need to watch them carefully to make sure that they are all well. In fact, giraffes are my favorite animals and last year I went to Africa and stayed there for a month to study more about them. I really love my job.
（W：）Ladies and gentlemen, thanks a lot for joining us. I hope you have enjoyed the music. Now, please allow me to tell you why we hold this concert.
Every day, hundreds of children in Africa lose their young lives, because they have terrible diseases or don't have enough food to eat. Most African countries are poor. The governments have no money to take good care of the poor. And many parents have no jobs, so they have little money to buy food or medicine. We hold the concert to raise money for the children in Africa.
Many organizations are trying to help the poor in Africa. The Feed Africa Fund spends millions of dollars every year on food for them in Africa. All the money comes from kind and generous people, just like all of you. Every dollar you give this evening will go to the Feed Africa Fund. Just one dollar can buy enough rice or corn to feed a family of four for three days.
Ladies and gentlemen, we now make a collection for the children in Africa. Please be generous. Thank you!
(W)1. Alice is always active in math lessons.
(M)2. We must wear seatbelts when we travel by car.
(W)3. Nowadays it is popular to make cookies at home.
(M)4.Please put off your cigarette, sir. There is a “No smoking” sign on the wall.
(W)5. Jane and her daughter are having a good time in the swimming pool.
M: What a day! It’s raining again.
W: Yes, it is. It has rained for the whole week. Hope it will be sunny tomorrow.
W：The service in the restaurant is nice! Shall we watch a movie then?
M：Sure. Let’s have a look at what’s shown today.
M: Which kind of program do you prefer, TV plays or sports shows?
W：I would rather watch TV plays than sports shows.
M: I happened to meet your sister Lucy in the supermarket. She didn’t recognize me at first.
W: It’s not surprising. You put on too much weight recently. It’s time for you to do something.
W: This pair of shoes looks perfect on you, sir.
M: Thanks. Mm, but it’s a little bigger.
W: OK, try on this pair, please. Size 41.
M:The chicken hamburgers taste delicious. Would you like some, Jill?
W: No, thanks. I never eat junk food just like chicken hamburgers, sandwiches or ice cream. They're unhealthy.
M: I know. They're unhealthy but delicious. I can't help eating them when I see them.
W: You don't know the importance of our health. This afternoon I’ll take you to the hospital to see those sick people, and then you'll understand the importance of our health.
M: OK. What should I take, fruit or dessert?
W: You take some fruit.
W: Kangkang, what are you going to do when you grow up?
M: I’m going to be a scientist. I want to invent many new things.
W: Great! I think you should study harder at all subjects and read more books about science.
M: Sure. What about you, Lily?
W: I want to be an artist. I love painting. I want to show my feelings and skills to the world.
M: Wonderful! You must work hard at painting and learn something from the famous painters. Do you know any famous painters?
W: Of course, Xu Beihong, Gu Kaizhi, Zhang Zeduan and so on.
(M:)Hello！My name is David. I’m fifteen, from Guangzhou No.1 Middle School. I like watching TV very much. I often have discussions about TV programs with my friends in the Students’ Club. Sarah is fourteen and she likes talk shows very much. Because she thinks they are interesting and it is a good way to relax. But Sam finds them boring. Like many boys, Sam’s favourite program is game shows. He thinks game shows are quite exciting. He also likes the news. Sam wants to become a reporter in CCTV. He says watching news helps us learn a lot from the reporters and know what’s going on in the world. Well, I like watching humorous cartoons best, such as Peppa Pig, Boonie Bears and so on. They are so funny that I can’t help laughing when I see them. What about you?
(M:)I am Lin Tao. Last year I didn’t like my English class at all. The teacher spoke so quickly that I did not understand her most of the time. I was afraid to answer the teacher's questions because of my poor pronunciation. I just hid behind my textbook and never said anything.
Then one day I watched an English movie called Toy Story. I fell in love with it at once. So I began to watch other English movies, too. I realized I could get the meaning by listening for just the key words. I discovered that listening to something interesting is the secret to language learning. I also learned some useful sentences like "It's a piece of cake" or "It serves you right". I didn't understand them at first. But because I wanted to understand the story, I looked them up in a dictionary. Little by little, I really enjoy my English class. And my English has improved a lot.
(W:)Hello, friends. I've got a plan for you which may help you learn about Chinese culture. First of all, I'd like to introduce tea. It has a long history. It is said that Shen Nong discovered it as a drink. Tea is one of the most popular drinks in China. So we will have some interesting activities about it for you.
On Saturday morning, you are going to visit a big farm where you can learn about tea processing. On Saturday afternoon, you are going to a tea house after dinner where you can watch a tea art performance.
Why do we plan a visit to a tea house for you? Because you can learn a lot more about tea culture there. You will see a young lady in a Chinese traditional dress who shows you how a cup of tea is made with tea sets. You can enjoy it and relax yourselves while listening to pieces of traditional folk music.
Hope you will have a good time.