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(A) Use the clothing labels on the left to answer the questions.
Garment A Garment B
  1. Which garment can be washed in the washing machine? A. Garment A B. Garment B C. Both A and B D. Neither of them
  2. Which garment is smaller? A. The same B. Garment A C. Garment B D. we don’t know
  3. Which garment was made in the United States? A. Garment A B. Garment B C. Both garments D. Neither of them (B) The elephant is the largest animal to walk on Earth. An elephant can carry a load of 1200 pounds. They eat 300 pounds of food a day. An elephant baby can weigh 200 pounds at birth. Elephants can live up to 70 years. Elephants can be trained to carry logs with their trunks, and have been used in the forestry industry in Asia for many years.
Elephants use their ears as a cooling system. Blood flows through veins in the ears and as the elephant flaps his ears, the blood cools and flows through his body to cool off other parts. There are two kinds of elephants: the African elephant and the Indian elephant. African elephants can be identified by the larger ears. The African elephant grows up to 10 feet tall and weighs as much as 12,000 pounds.
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The Indian elephant grows up to 9 feet tall, and weighs up to 8000 pounds. It's easier to identify because of its smaller ears. Most circus elephants are Indian elephants. Another name for the Indian elephant is the Asian elephant.
  1. How much does a baby elephant weigh at birth? A. 70 pounds B. 200 pounds C. 300 pounds D. 1200 pounds
  2. Elephants also use their trunks for: A. drinking water B. eating C. working D. all above
  3. An Indian Elephant hasthan the African Elephant. A. a longer tail B. a stronger trunk C. smaller ears D. bigger teeth
  4. What part of an elephant's body is used to cool the elephant? A. The tail. B. The trunk. C. The feet. D. The ears. (C) Dolphins Dolphins are mammals, not fish. They are warm blooded like man, and give birth to one baby, called a calf, at a time. At birth, a bottlenose dolphin calf is about 90-130 cms long and will grow to approximately 4 metres, living up to 40 years. They are highly sociable animals, living in groups, called pods, which are fairly fluid, with dolphins from other pods interacting with each other from time to time. Dolphins carry their young inside their womb for about 12 months. The baby is born tail first, and its mother will feed the calf for up to 2 years. However, the calf will stay with its mother for between 3-6 years, during which time it will learn all about feeding techniques, social interaction and group hunting.
  1. What is a baby dolphin called? A. A pod B. A baby C. A womb D. A calf
  2. How long does a dolphin calf stay with its mother? A. 12 months B. 2 years C. 3-6 years D. 40 years
  3. What kind of blood does a Dolphin have? A. warm-blood B. cold-blood C. salt-water blood D. we don’t know
  4. Which statement is Wrong? A. Dolphins are living in groups. B. Dolphins lay eggs. C. Dolphins can live up to 40 years. D. Dolphins are not fish. (D) David Beckham As a Manchester United player, David Beckham is used to winning. He is one of the most famous Englishmen in the World today. Of course, it is impossible to have an unbiased opinion of this young man or the team that he plays for. If you are a Man Utd fan, you love him. If you aren’t a fan of this team, then your opinion of Mr. Beckham may be quite different. In fact, in recent times, his treatment by fans of other teams has been extremely unsavoury, especially when he has been playing for England. Some of the worst words have not even been aimed at Beckham but at his wife and young child, which is a bad thing. It has been hard for the football leaders to control such unruly behaviour. How can you discipline people for their comments when so many people are guilty? But under the
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pressure of being shouted at by so many people, he has always remained calm. Of course, a lot of the bad things about Beckham are due to his own actions. He is a very fashionable young man, but some of the clothes he has worn have been simply amazing. Why a person in his position would choose to wear a skirt in public is truly unbelievable! Furthermore, to wear such things in unseasonable times as mid-winter seems even crazier! His behavior on the football pitch has also been unpredictable at times. Sometimes he is brilliant; sometimes he does crazy things. Some of the most famous footballing incidents involving Beckham are not his spectacular goals but his ungainly tackles. The most famous occasion was in France ’98, when a clumsy tackle led to him being sent off. However, he is not guilty of such things, and if he can stop such behavior he could even become England'’ next captain.
  1. David Beckham is in the world. A. unknown B. not popular C. famous D. unfashionable
  2. Once, Beckham wore in public in mid-winter. A. T-shirt B. uniform C. earring D. skirt
  3. Which one is Right? A. Everyone loves David Beckham. B. Some people say bad things about the Beckham’s. C. Beckham never makes mistakes on the football pitch. D. Beckham must be England ‘next captain’.
  4. Beckham was sent off in France’98, because of . A. his fame B. his tackle C. his words D. his braveness (E) 原始森林) How much ancient forest (原始森林 do you have in your home? 原始森林 Are you sleeping on illegal treestrees from the Congo? Is your kitchen table made from wood, which has started social conflict in a distant African country? Are you literally flushing an ancient forest down the toilet? Check out our interactive Forest House to see exactly where your household goods come from and the forest-friendly alternatives. The Earth's ancient forests are unique, centuries old regions that support countless plant and animal species as well as native communities. But they are rapidly vanishing(消失) as the demand for wood and paper grows. In fact, only 20 percent of the world's ancient forests remain - a very scary statistic. Our comfy houses are contributing to the problem - in Europe, 50 percent of the tropical wood used in our furniture, doors and window frames is logged illegally, often from irresponsibly managed ancient forests. This wood often fuels corruption and social conflict and destroys the homes of endangered or undiscovered species. Our interactive Forest House is a room-by-room (and garden) guide to wood in household products, featuring everything from flowerboxes to guitars. You can also learn exactly why wood is "good" or "bad" and print out our one-pager to stick on the fridge and check before you make that trip to IKEA. The Forest House also lets you search by product, so if you're on the lookout for a new hat stand or toilet seat, you'll know you should give teak a miss. In general, the safest wood is always Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. This means that the wood is from a sustainable (可持续的) managed forest and that the rights of indigenous peoples are respected during the logging process. Some homeware stores such as IKEA and Home Depot (in the US) have made commitments to only source FSC certified wood for their products.
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  1. Write out some wood products in your home.
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  2. Only of the world's ancient forests remain. A. 10% B. 20% C. 50% D. 80%
  3. In general, the safest wood is . A. Congo B. IKEA C. FSC D. Home Depot
  4. From the passage, we know that . A. In Europe, 20% of the tropical wood used in our furniture is logged illegally. B. Ancient forests are rapidly vanishing because of the demand of human being. C. We have no ancient forests in our homes. D. We don’t have to use the wood from a sustainable managed forest.
(F)
阅读短文,选择正确答案。 A friend of mine named Paul received an expensive car from his brother as a Christmas present.On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office,a street urchin was walking around the shining car.“Is this your car,Paul?”he asked. Paul answered, “Yes, brother gave it to me for Christmas. my ”The boy was surprised. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing?Boy,I wish…”He hesitated. Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. was going to wish he had a brother like He that. But what the boy said surprised Paul greatly. “I wish,” the boy went on,“that I could be a brother like that.”Paul looked at the boy in surprise, then he said again, “Would you like to take a ride in my car?” “Oh yes,I’d love that.” After a short ride, boy turned and with his eyes shining, the said, “Paul, would you mind driving in front of my house?” Paul smiled a little.He thought he knew what the boy wanted.He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big car. But Paul was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are? the boy asked. He ran up to the steps. Then in a short while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the step and pointed to the car. “There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent. And some day I’m going to give you one just like it…then you can see for yourself all the nice things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.” Paul got out and lifted the boy to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother
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climbed in beside him and the three of them began an unforgettable holiday ride. 注:urchin 顽童 hesitate 犹豫 neighbor 邻居 crippled 残疾 cent 美分
  1.The street urchin was very surprised when . A.Paul received an expensive car B.Paul told him about the car C.he saw the shining car D.he was walking around the car
  2.From the story we can see the urchin . A.wished to give his brother a car B.wanted Paul’s brother to give him a car C.wished he could have a brother like Paul’s D.wished Paul could be a brother like that
  3.The urchin asked Paul to stop his car in front of his house . A.to show his neighbors the big car B.to show he had a rich friend C.to let his brother ride in the car D.to tell his brother about his wish
  4.We can infer(推断)from the story that . A.Paul couldn’t understand the urchin B.the urchin had a deep love for his brother C.the urchin wished to have a rich brother D.the urchin’s wish came true in the end
  5.The best name of the name story is . A.A Christmas Present C.A Brother Like That B.A Street Urchin D.An Unforgettable Holiday Ride
(G) 阅读短文,根据短文内容完成句子。 "Dreams may be more important than sleep. We all need to dream," some scientists say. Dreams take up about one quarter of our sleeping time. People have several dreams each night. Dreams are like short films. They are usually in color. Some dreams are like old films. They come to us over and over again. That may be because the dreamer is worrying about something. Dreaming may be a way of trying to find an answer. Some people get new ideas about their work from dreams. They may have been thinking about their work all day. These thoughts can carry over into dreams. Sometimes we wake up with a good feeling from a dream. But often we can't remember the dream. Dreams can disappear (消失) quickly from memory. Too much dreaming can be harmful (有害的). The more we sleep, the longer we dream. The mind is hard at work when we dream. That is why we may have a long sleep and still wake up tired.
  1. It may be less important to sleep than to.
  2. Dreams and films are usually .
  3. Some people often dream about their work because
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  4. If we sleep too long, we will feel .
  5. It is for our health if we have too many dreams at night. (H)
阅读短文,根据短文内容完成表格。
Mr and Mrs Chen went to Europe for a holiday. They visited Copenhagen, the capital (首都)of Denmark, and stayed there for three days. While they were in Copenhagen, they went to a famous park called the Tivoli. Their children bought huge ice creams and enjoyed themselves in the park. Mary Chen bought an unusual postcard. There is a picture on the card. In the picture a policeman is stopping the traffic. Why is the policeman stopping the traffic? There is not as much traffic in Copenhagen as in Singapore. Some of the streets are closed to vehicles (机动车). They are called "Walking Streets" because people can walk along them safely. Mary wrote the address of her cousin on the back of the postcard. Then she wrote: Dear Sue, We arrived at Copenhagen last night. Daddy took us to the Tivoli Park this afternoon. I bought a chocolate ice-cream but it was so big that I couldn't eat it all! Compared with Singapore, Copenhagen is just as clean but it is not as noisy and busy. Some of the shopkeepers speak English here, and I have seen four Chinese restaurants already. No more space now. Please give our love to all the family. love, Mary Mary’s nationality The capital of Denmark The famous park in Denmark Things Mary bought The picture on
 

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