Louise and Neil had known each other for three years. They wanted to get married and have their own 16 as soon as possible because they were not very young---Neil was forty and Louise was forty. 17 there was a problem. They couldn’t agree with each other on 18 they would bring their children up.
Louise had a high-paying job, so Neil could stay at home and 19 the children. He was looking forward to this, because he felt that he would be a(an) 20 father. First, he would teach them how to 21 . He would buy a lot of interesting picture books for them. Then he would teach life 22 . The children were going to learn how to swim and how to use computers. He also wanted 23 to study business at university, because he believed that business was where the money was.
Louise had other 24 . She was the oldest child in a poor family and her family couldn’t send her to school. Her father had put her to 26 in the filed as soon as she turned six. Life had been 27 for her. She didn’t want it to be the same with her children.
Neil said there was still plenty of time for him to 28 a way for the children to have fun and he was 29 that they could become happy and rich in the future. However, Louise still felt worried because she thought it was not possible for her children to have fun and have 30 at the same time.
If you were the parents like Neil and Louise, what would you do?
( )16.A.cars B.houses C.babies D.companies
( )17.A.But B.And C.Or D.So
( )18.A.why B.how C.when D.where
( )19.A.train B.raise C.expect D.satisfy
( )20.A.clam B.strict C.strong D.excellent
( )21.A.run B.ride C.read D.cook
( )22.A.tests B.skills C.conditions D.purposes
( )23.A.us B.him C.her D.them
( )24.A.plans B.jokes C.trips D.secrets
( )25.A.quickly B.carefully C.quietly D.actively
( )26.A.play B.study C.dance D.work
( )27.A.real B.hard C.lonely D.happy
( )28.A.tap B.write down C.find out D.depend on
( )29.A.sure B.proud C.worried D.pleased
( )30.A.regret B.trust C.success D.pleasure
A father and his son went to a kite-flying festival. The son was happy when he saw the sky filled with colorful kites. He wanted to fly a kite, too. The father then bought a kite for his son.
The son started to fly the kite was high up in the sky. After a while, the son said, “Dad, it seems that the string(线) is stopping the kite from flying higher. If we cut it, it will be free and fly even higher. Can we cut it?” The father cut the string off the reel(线轴).
The kite started to go higher. This made the little boy happy.
But then, the kite started to come down. It soon feel to the ground. The son was surprised to see this. He asked his father, “I thought that after cutting the string, the ld fly higher. Why did it fall down?”
The father explained, “The string was not stopping the kite from going higher, but was helping it stay in the s helped the kite go up in the right direction using the string. But when you cut the string, it could no longer support (支持) the kite.”
We may sometimes feel like there are certain things holding us back and stopping us from growing. But in fact, these might be the thing that support us most.
( )31.The boy wanted to cut the kite string because .
A.he saw other people do so B.he wanted the kite to fly higher
C.he wanted to let the kite fly freely D.he wanted to watch the kite fall down
( )32.What happened when the string was cut?
A.The kite fell down quickly. B.The kite flew away with a strong wind.
C.The kite flew higher and higher D.The kite flew higher first, then fell down.
( )33.What can we learn from the story?
A.West or east, home is best.
B.Success comes form hard work.
C.The things that hold us back can also support us.
D.Sometimes we will lose our way without our parents.
“Are you cold?”
This is a question I’ve heard many times since I came to China. I often wear a light jacket and a T-shirt during winter, while most other people are wearing heavy coats.
I understand that people are sometimes confused or worried when I wear so little in winter. But when my Chinese friends refuse to eat or drink cold things, even during the hot summer, I become the one who is confused. They believe that cold food and drinks might harm their health. Where does this idea come from?
My friends said their parents taught them that cold food and drinks are bad for their digestion (消化). One friend even told me that cold drinch as ice water, can cause the fat in our stomach to become solid(固体).
But after doing some research of my own, I wasn’t sure whether it was true or not. According to an article I read on the website, the food that you eat will quickly match your own temperature. This means that it doesn’t matter is you eat something hot cold. The temperature of the food or drinks will match your own temperature anyway.
On the other hand, when I get sick, my Chinese friends often tell me “drink some hot water and have a good rest”. And I have to say, following this advice often does make me feel better.
( )34.The writer gets confused when Chinese people .
A.ask him if he is hot B.wear heavy coats in winter
C.don’t eat cold food in summer D.drink hot water while eating
( )35.When the writer gets sick, his Chinese friends often tell him to .
A.explain why he wears so little in winter B.discuss if the fat in stomach will become solid
C.discuss if cold food or drinks can harm our health D.explain why Chinese people like to drink hot water
Alan was a thin old man who lived all alone. One day he got a bad cold and he called for a