1.- What is your eldest sister like?
A.She is happy
B.She is ill
C.She is tall
D.She is at home
2.- Is that seat taken?
A.Please don't worry.
B.I don't think so.
D.It's very nice.
3.- Please help yourself to the seafood.
A.No, I can't.
B.Sorry, I can't help.
C.Well, seafood don't suit.
D.Well, I'm afraid I don't like seafood.
4.- What are you majoring in?
A.In a university.
D.At nine in the morning.
5.- Could you help me with my physics, please?
A.No, no way.
B.No, I couldn't.
C.No, I can't.
D.Sorry I can't. I have to go to a meeting right now.
About three hundred words in the English language come from the names of people. Many of these words are technical words. When there is a new invention of discovery, a new word may be coined after the inventor or scientist.
It is interesting to observe how many common English words have found their way into the language from the names of people. Lord Sandwich who lived from 1718 to 1792 used to sit at the gambling table eating slices of bread with meat in between. As the Lord was the only one among his friends who ate bread in that way, his friends began to call the "bread" for fun. Later on the word became part of the English language.
The word "boycott" means to refuse to have anything to do with somebody or something. It comes from a man called Captain Boycott. He was a land agent in 1880 and he collected rents and taxes for an English landowner in Ireland. But the Captain was a very harshman. He treated his poor tenants very badly. His tenants decided not to speak to him at all. Eventually word got back to the landowner and the Captain was removed. The word "boycott" became popular and was used by everyone to mean the kind of treatment that was received by Captain Boycott.
6.The topic of this passage is the meaning of some words.
7.The friends of Lord Sandwich coined the word “sandwich”.
8.The tenants didn't like the English landowner.
9.The word "harsh" means in the last paragraph "rude".
10.The landowner removed the poor tenants when he found out that they were boycotting his land agent.
Once James Thornhill, a famous English painter, was asked to paint some pictures on the walls of the king's palace in England.
Then workers were sent for and a big platform(台子)was made.
With the help of a worker, Thornhill started painting on the platform. They worked for a whole year and at last the pictures were ready.
Thornhill was happy when he looked at the pictures, for they were really beautiful. He looked at them for a long time, and then took one step back and looked again. Now the pictures were even more beautiful. He took another step, then another. Finally he was at the very edge of the platform, but he didn't know it because he was thinking of his pictures.
The worker saw everything. "What should I do?" he thought. "Thornhill was at the very edge of the platform. If I cry out, he will take another step, fall off it and surely be killed. "So the worker quickly took some paint(漆)and threw it at the pictures.
"What are you doing?" cried the painter, running quickly forward to his pictures.
11.James Thornhill was an English ______.
12.He was ordered to ______.
A.paint the wall of the king's palace in England
B.paint some pictures on the wall of the palace
C.build a big platform in front of the palace
D.put up some new pictures on the old wall
13.It took them ______ to finish the pictures.
D.half a month
14.James Thornhill felt that the ______ he was from the pictures, the ______ they were.
D.higher above…more good-looking
15.The worker threw some paint at the pictures in order to ______.
A.save James' life
B.destroy the picture
C.make the picture more beautiful
D.make the king angry
16.A computer can only do _______you have instructed it to do.
17.I often see ______ the road on his way home.
18.There ________ a book and some magazines on the desk.
19.A pair of spectacles ________ what I need at the moment.
20._________her and then try to copy what she does.
I became lame(跛的) in both legs in my childhood. I can't stand withoutthe support of two sticks. Only in my wheelchair can I “walk”.
I still remember the first day at ___21___. When I appeared at the door, everyone in the classroom stared at me in surprise. My face turned red. I couldn't help turning back. It was the ___22___ and sympathy(同情)in their eyes that stopped me doing so. I went shyly towards an unoccupied (空的) seat.
Being lame, I didn't dare to walk in front of my classmates. I was afraid that I might be laughedat. In those days I was very sad to see others walking ___23___.
One day, a few students came up to me and asked me to go outside. I was really excited. They encouraged me with a(n) friendlysmile and pushed me in my wheelchair from place to place. I was ___24___ to them for giving me a chance to see the sights of our lovely school with my own eyes.
After that we often read, played and talked together. My friends are always ___25___ to help me. It made me forget I am handicapped (残疾的).
Once they asked me, “What is the most beautiful thing in our school?” Without hesitation (犹豫) I said, “It is the friendship.”
26.I'm having a headache now.
27.Students can study by themselves through school network.
28.The students are encouraged to do more listening, reading and writing by their teacher.
29.As is known to all, China is the largest developing country in the world.
30.Life is meaningless without a purpose.
31.Most students feel satisfied with the progress they’ve made.
1.应该每天进行体育锻炼 1. 锻炼浪费时间
2.做早操、打乒乓、打篮球、但不要时间过长 2. 锻炼使人疲劳
3.锻炼能增强体质，减少疾病 3. 锻炼以后很兴奋，较长时间不能投入学习
2. 词数：80字左右 参考单词：reduce vt. 减少
I'm writing to tell you about a discussion we've had about whether the students should take physical exercise.