Most adults once studied at school, had classes and did their homework every day. The same____is going on at school now.____it seems that doing weekend home-work is____problem for the modern students.
All the students should agree that weekend homework should be canceled. It's____for them to study at school five days a week. They have a lot of interests. With homework to do on Saturday and Sunday, how can they find____to help around the house, go and see a football or basketball game or a good film, join in family recreations (娱乐), or just have____at home? Because of these other activities, the homework can't be finished until____So their weekend homework is usually done in such a hurry that on Monday teachers are____and often threaten (威胁) to fail whole class of students because they know nothing about the____If there were no weekend homework for the students to do, they would be happy to go to school on Monday____having a good rest and to learn what the teachers teach.
【1】A. thing B. school C. class D. homework
【2】A. Also B. But C. Still D. Though
【3】A. no B. another C. one D. other
【4】A. not enough B. enough C. no good D. nouse
【5】A. friends B. time C. places D. money
【6】A. a rest B. an exam C. a lesson D. a picnic
【7】A. Monday afternoon B. Saturday afternoon C. Friday night D. Sunday night
【8】A. pleased B. sorry C. unhappy D. not worried
【9】A. lesson B. games C. interests D. activities
【10】A. until B. when C. before D. after
Lots of kids hate school, a new study found. Usually this kind of feeling doesn't last long. But what happens if you feel this way too much? School is a fact of life and getting a good education can help you build the kind of future life you want. So let's talk about school and what to do when you don't like it.
If you don't like school, the first step is to find out why. You might not like school because you don't have enough friends, or maybe you don't get along with your teacher. Sometimes it's a big problem with your classes and schoolwork. You may be getting farther and farther behind, and it may seem like you'll never catch up.
When you know why you don't like school, you can start taking steps to make things better. It's a good idea to talk to someone about your problems with school. Your mum, dad, teacher or school counselor(顾问) will be able to help you. Another good idea is to write down your feelings about school in a notebook. It's a great way to let out emotions(情绪). Remember, you don't have to share what you've written with others.
（1）Lots of kids __________, according to the writer.
A.like school very much
B.are good at reading and writing
C.don't like doing homework
D.have the thought of hating school
（2）What does the underlined word "it" refer to in the first paragraph?
A.A good education.
（3）How many reasons why you don't like school are given by the writer?
（4）When you start taking steps to make things better, one of the good ideas is to _________.
A.keep silent about your problems
B.share what you’ve written with others
C.write down your feelings about school
D.get along well with your classmates
Tom and Fred were talking about the year 2050."What will _____ be like in the year 2050?" asked Tom."I don't know," said Fred. "What do you think?" "Well, no one knows. But it is _____ to guess," said Tom. "In the year 2050 everybody will _____ a pocket (袖珍) computer. The computer will give people the _____ to all their problems. We shall all have telephones in our pockets, _____. And we'll be able to talk to our friends all over the world. Perhaps we'll be able to _____ them at the same time. Machines will do _____ of the work, and people will have more _____. perhaps they will work only two or three days a week. They will be able to fly to the moon by spaceship and spend their holidays there."
"I'm very _____ to hear that . I hope to fly to the moon. And I hope I'll be able to live ______," said Fred . "Won't that be interesting? Just like a fish."
【1】A. our home B. the traffic C. a factory D. the world
【2】A. pleased B. no use C. interesting D. unusual
【3】A. carry B. bring C. give D. send
【4】A. news B. ways C. things D. answers
【5】A. either B. again C. too D. also
【6】A. call B. see C. look D. listen
【7】A. most B. many C. lot D. every
【8】A. work B. duty C. holidays D. times
【9】A. sorry B. glad C. sure D. afraid
【10】A. in the sea B. on land C. on the mountain D. under the ground
Near the village, there is an old famous temple. Some people want to build new houses where the temple now stands, because they can find no other area to build them, while others disagree with them. They meet to decide how to solve the problem. Here are their opinions about it.
The expert wants to protect the temple and believes that there are some interesting things buried in the ground. If it is destroyed or moved, people may never learn about how people lived in the past.
The businessman thinks that the houses should be built. History is important, but we must think about the future. The village needs development and building new houses will offer jobs to hundreds of people.
Villager A says, “We should build the new houses because we need houses to live in."
Villager B says, “We should protect the temple because it can attract many tourists to come for a visit. If the temple is destroyed or moved, we will lose a lot of business."
The village leader thinks that he has a duty to make life better for the villagers. They need jobs and new houses. He also thinks the cultural site(遗迹) is important and they should be careful with it as well.
（1）The expert doesn't want to ________ the old famous temple.
（2）The businessman thinks building houses there can __________.
A.help the village develop
B.attract many tourists to come for a visit
C.help people learn about how people lived in the past
D.help people learn about the interesting things buried in the ground
（3）___________ agree that they should build new houses there.
A.The expert and the village leader
B.The businessman and Villager A
C.Villager A and Villager B
D.Villager B and the businessman
（4）According to the passage, which of the following is RIGHT?
A.It's difficult to satisfy everyone.
B.The cultural site is not so important.
C.It's easy to make a decision on the problem.
D.The villagers will lose their jobs with the development of their hometown.
The brain is the boss of the body. Your eyes, ears, nose, and skin tell your brain what is going on around you. Other parts of your body tell your brain what is going on inside you. Your brain takes in the signals. It tells your body what to do with them. When you touch fire, your skin tells your brain that your finger is too hot. Your brain tells you to move your finger. All these happen very fast. Your brain also controls your breathing, blinking, and heartbeat. It becomes your feelings and thoughts too.
Humans have the most developed brain of all animals. Yet it is not the largest brain. The human brain weights three pounds. The brain of an elephant weights 11 pounds. So the largest brain is not always the best brain. In people, a large brain does not mean a clever person.
（1）What is the main idea of this story?
A.The human brain works very hard.
B.The largest brain is not always the best brain.
C.The brain controls the body.
D.The best brain is the largest brain.
（2）What does “the boss of the body” mean?
B.The most developed body part.
C.The main part of the body.
D.The centre of the body.
（3）Which kind of brain is the most developed?
A.The largest brain.
B.The human brain.
C.The smaller brain.
D.Not too big brain.
（4）What are the things that the human brain does?
A.Takes in signals.
C.Controls feelings and thoughts.
D.A, B and C.