Hawaii has always been a magic name to people who like traveling. People from all over the world dream of seeing the beautiful islands in the middle of the ocean. It’s always one of their dreams to watch the sun going down. The sun drops like a ball of bright fire into the sea, and it drops so quickly that you can even see it move.
About two thousand years ago, the first people went to Hawaii in a very small boat. They found the beautiful white sand beaches and the waving palm trees. But it was difficult for people to go to Hawaii at that time. And there were no big hotels like the ones today. Now people can get to Hawaii in different ways. More and more people go to Hawaii. So lots of nice big hotels have been built in recent years. However, the scenery (自然景色) in Hawaii hasn’t changed much. The white sand beaches and the waving palm trees are still there. People often have a peaceful time, taking a walk along the water in the morning. At night, they get together to hold parties, chatting and dancing. So if you’re thinking about relaxing yourself, Hawaii is surely the first place for you to choose.
( )1. The sun in Hawaii drops too quickly for people to see it move.
( )2. In Hawaii, a large number of nice big hotels have been built in recent years.
( )3. The scenery in Hawaii is quite different from what it was many years ago.
( )4. According to the passage, it’s common for people to hold parties in Hawaii at night.
( )5. The passage mainly tells us the first people who came to Hawaii.
The school day begins at 8:45.Class teachers meet the class and check who is present and absent at the beginning of the day.We meet as a whole school once a week on Fridays.The head teacher speaks to the whole school.Morning lessons begin at 9:05.There are three one-hour lessons with a fifteen-minute break.The lunch break is from 1 pm to 1:45.Afternoon lessons begin at 1:50 and the school day finishes at 4 pm.
All students study and take exams in maths,science and English. In addition, they choose one subject from history,geography,Art,Design and Technology,French and Spanish.. All students take PHSE(Personal Health and Safety Education)lessons but no exams are offered.
After school sports practice and matches are arranged on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.Chess,music,language and theatre clubs also arrange meetings after school.Students may join as many clubs as they like,but should join at least one.
The school has a good record in sports. Last year we were champions(冠军)in football and tennis, and individual students won prizes for swimming and gymnastics.
( )6.The first lesson begins at______ in the morning.
A.7:30 B.8:00 C.8:45 D.9:05
( )7.The school students ______once a week on Fridays.
A.meet class teachers B.review their lessons
C.listen to a speech D.take some exercise
( )8.All students take an exam in ______.
A.science B.history C.French D.PHSE
( )9.What can we learn from the passage?
A.School lunch break lasts over one hour.
B.School football team wins matches every year.
C.Students can join more than one club.
D.Students do sports on Wednesday morning.
( )10.What would be the best title for the passage?
A.A busy school day B.Our colorful school life
C.My favourite school D.My happy times at school
A subway is not just an important form of transport. It is also a window for other people to learn about local culture.
The Beijing Subway was opened in 1969 and is the oldest subway system in China. It has added some modern technologies. All stations now have touch-screen maps. In some stations, people can also see traditional Chinese culture. For example,on the walls of a few stations of Line 8,there are some pictures of blue and white porcelain(青花瓷).
The first subway line for Stockholm was opened in 1950.The Stockholm Subway is well-known for its decoration of the stations. It is called the longest art gallery in the world. Over 90 percent of its stations are decorated with paintings. A few stations are decorated with red bedrocks(岩床). This makes you feel as if you are in a cave.
The London Undergound or the Tube is the oldest subway in the world. It was opened in 1863. During World War II, it was used to protect people form German plane attacks(袭击)on London. Now, it is a symbol of the city. There is no air conditioning in the trains, so it is very hot in summer.
The New York City Subway runs 24 hours a day. It has an express train on almost every line. You can get to your destination(目的地)quickly. The trains themselves are full of fun; you will see people doing moonwalk dances like Michael Jackson, playing the guitar and singing.
( )11.Whick subway is called the longest art gallery in the world?
A.The Beijing Subway B.The Stockholm Subway
C.The London Underground D.The New York City Subway.
( )12.From the passage , we can know that the London Underground .
A.is also called the Tube B.is the symbol of the UK
C.was well protected during the war D.is the oldest transport in the world
( )13.Which of the following is TRUE?
A.Michael Jackson often danced in the New York City Subway.
B.Tourists feel cool when they take the London Underground in summer.
C.Several stations of the Stockholm Subway are built in caves.
D.Some stations of the Beijing Subway are decorated with pictures of porcelain.
( )14.The introduction of the subways mainly shows the of different cities.
A.great changes B.long history C.local culture D.public transport
( )15.The passage may come form______ .
A.a story book B.a travel magazine
C.a science book D.a newspaper advertisement
Hold your head up high I was 15 months old, a happy and carefree kid, until the day I fell. It was a bad fall. I landed on a piece of glass that cut my eye badly. from then on, my injured, sightless, cloudy gray eye lived on with me.
Sometimes people asked me embarrassing(使人难堪的)questions. Whenever kids played games, I was the "monster". I was always imagining that everyone looked down on(瞧不起)me.
Yet mum would say to me, "Hold your head up high and face the world." I began to depend on that saying.
As a child, I thought mun meant, "Be careful, or you will fall down or bump into something because you are not looking." As a teenager, I usually looked down to hide my shame. But I found that when I held my head up high, People liked me.
In high school I even became the class president, but on the inside I still felt like a monster. All I really wanted was to look like everyone else. When things got really bad, I would cry to my mun and she would look at me with loving eyes and say, “Hold your head up high and face the world. Let them see the beauty that is inside instead of your appearance(外貌).”
My mum's love was the sunshine that made me bright. I had faced hard times, and learned not only to be confident(自信的) but also to have deep compassion(同情)for others.
“Hold your head up high” has been heard many times in my home. I say it to my children. The gift my mum gave me will live on.
( )16.The world “carefree”in the first line probably means“ ______” in Chinese.
A.无忧无虑的 B.无拘无束的 C.小心翼翼的 D.与众不同的
( )17.Why did the writer imagine that everyone looked down on her?
A.She felt bad about her appearance. B.She found it hard to act as a monster.
C.Kids refused to play games with her. D.People always asked her embarrassing questions.
( )18.Why did the writer's mum say “Hold your head up high”to her?
A.To tell her to be careful. B.To help her hide the shame.
C.To stop her from getting hurt. D.To make her more confident.
( )19.From the story, we can know that ______.
A.the writer understood the saying very well as a child
B.the writer felt like everyone else in high school.
C.the writer is living with a warm and brave heart now
D.the writer has deep compassion for others all her life
( )20.The passage is mainly about ______.
A.what the writer experienced when she was 15
B.what the writer did to show thanks for mum's gift
C.how the writer changed herself with mum's love
D.how the writer became confident with her great efforts
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