Have you ever wished to have an umbrella that makes your hands free? Alan Kaufman has come up with the “Nubrella”, which means “new” + “umbrella”. It is the first truly hands-free umbrella in the world. The inventor says that it stops rain, wind and snow and can keep your head, face and hair dry.
“I never planned to invent a product. I just noticed a problem and had a new idea,” said the inventor. The idea for the invention began on one rainy day. Mr Kaufman was standing in one of his stores. He began to look at people’s umbrellas. He found that they had to try very hard to keep their umbrellas in the right place. At that moment an idea came into his mind. He ran to his desk and drew a picture. In this way, the nubrella was born.
One cool feature of the nubrella is that you don’t hold it like a normal umbrella; you wear it. The shoulder straps (肩带) of the nubrella allow people to be fully hands-free, so when walking in the rain with the nubrella, you are able to use your cell phone or drink a hot cup of coffee. Also, the nubrella will never be inverted (颠倒) in the wind. The new umbrella is far safer than traditional ones, because it has no sharp points.
1. “Nubrella” is a kind of _____ umbrella.
A. normal B. hands-free C. traditional D. paper
2. --- How can you use the “Nubrella”?
--- You can _____.
A. wear the shoulder straps of the nubrella
B. put the nubrella on your head
C. use your hands to hold it up
D. carry it on your bike
3．Which of the following is not right?
A．"Nubrella" means "new" + "umbrella"．
B．The idea of the nubrella came from the rainy day．
C．Walking in the rain, you'd better take the nubrella．
D．If you go out with the nubrella, you have it in your hands.
1B 2A 3D
Every day, it is easy to see advertisements in English all around us. Look at your own bags and clothes of your classmates. How many different advertisements can you see which use English words? Often, bags and clothes show the name of company that made them. This is a popular form. A special picture or symbol (标志) called a logo is sometimes used. Logos appear on many different products. They are popular because when you see a logo, it helps you to remember that product or company. It is common to see advertisements on TV and hear them on the radio. Most advertisements are very short. Sometimes the advertisers use a short sentence and it is easy for people to say. Nike, for example, has a simple English sentence which is used all around the world: “Just do it.” Advertisements often use funny situations as well. It is simple to remember it. All advertisements are designed to make people buy a product. An advertisement for a soft drink, for example, might show a group of young people who are having fun. The young people are all drinking the soft drink. Advertisements are saying to you, “Why don’t you buy this drink and be like these people? You can be young and modern.” You might think that advertisements are not for you, but the next time you buy a soft drink, ask yourself this question: Why am I buying this particular product? （244）
1. From the passage, we know that _______.
A. all advertisements around us are written in English
B. many bags have the name of the company that made them
C. having soft drinks makes a person young and modern
D. advertisements are only for young people
2. All advertisements are designed to _______ .
A. sell you something you don’t want B. make you young and modern
C. make you buy the product D. show you what you need to buy
3. The best title of this passage is .
A. advertisements all around us B. all kinds of advertisements
C. to make people buy a product D. advertisements often use funny situations
1B 2C 3A
Tanzania Tarangire is a national Park which lies in Tanzania．The park itself covers an area of around 2,850 square kilometers, making it the sixth largest park of its kind in the country．I recently visited Tarangire to see what it was like．
One of the first sightings upon entering the park which I found was a huge group of elephants．Our guide told us that Tagrangire was probably the best place in Tanzania to find large group of elephants, and that their population in the park was around 2,500．We continued to watch the elephants as they stood under trees and scratched themselves against the trees to hit the spot of an itch.
To the right of the elephant group, we noticed a big tree! Our guide informed us that this was a Baobab tree and that they could live for hundreds of years．Compared with this tree, the elephant just looked like dwarfs (much smaller plants or animals)! We were informed that Tarangire was one of the best National Parks in Africa to see so many Baobab trees．
As we continued our drive through the park, we finally reached a watering hole．Our guide warned us that there were lions all around us．It took us all a while to find them, but there they were! Most of them are resting in the shade under bushes, but there was one that was drinking from the watering hole directly in front of us．We then noticed just to our right, there were a couple of fresh zebra bodies — it seemed as if the lions which were resting had killed them! We were unlucky not to have seen the kill, as our guide had mentioned that the zebra bodies were fresh and the kill had happened within the last hour．
Our final big sighting was one that none of us were expecting to see, even our guide! We stopped at a place where there were quite a many cars, with a sleeping leopard（美洲豹）there! We took photos and watched its surprising body before returning to our hotel as it was getting late．
So, I hope you enjoyed my description of Tarangire, and add this amazing park to your very own Tanzania travel route．（401）
1. Which statement is correct about the park?
A．It covers an area of about 2,580 square kilometers.
B．It is the largest park of its kind in the country.
C．Their population in the park was around 2,000.
D．There are a lot of Baobab trees in the park．
2. What does the underlined part in paragraph 2 infer?
A. They moved their bodies against the trees to solve the skin problem.
B. They rested under the trees, doing nothing, just for killing the time.
C. They helped each other to knock down the dirty things on their bodies
D. They guarded their baobab trees, fighting the terrible leopards and lions.
3. What does the passage possibly tell us?
A. A Page from Tanzania Tourist Diary. B. Animals and Plants in Tarangire Park.
C. A Visit to Tarangire National Park. D. Protecting Animals and Environment.
1D 2A 3C
Dear Mrs. Johnson,
It is a pleasure to write this letter because it gives me an opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed my stay with your family last week. It was my first visit to an American family and, at first, (1) _________________. When I saw you and your children waiting for me at the station with warm smiles of welcome on your faces, (2) _________________. You and your wonderful family put me at ease right away.
There are many happy memories of the weekend, and I will keep them with me forever. Above all, I will remember that you made me feel at home. There were so many new and different things for me to see and do. I particularly enjoyed driving through the countryside with Mr. Johnson and you and seeing the charming colors of the leaves on the trees. I liked playing baseball with your sons, Jimmy and Joey. (3) _________________. Tell them I will teach them how to play soccer next time. I also had a good time at the city square dance on Saturday night. It was my first square dance, and I cannot forget how friendly and kind everyone around was.
I am back at school again now and I am very happy because I know now a real American family and it is one of the nicest families I have ever met. Because my English is still not very good, (4) _______________________. I can only say "Thank you" and hope that someday you will visit my country and I can return your hospitality (款待).
A. They were very patient with me and full of fun
B. I cannot express my feelings better
C. I was worried about my language
D. I really don’t know where to find you
E. I immediately knew that everything was going to be all right
1C 2E 3A 4B
Hello, everyone. Because of the high rate of school violence (暴力) in some areas, teenagers’ safety becomes a serious problem. We are planning to set up an organization, or you can call it a group --- School Watch. It makes sure that students have a safe school environment. Please be part of our plan!
What is School Watch?
School Watch is a volunteer project in our school. It helps us stop violence and improve the quality of school life. It will keep yourself and your schoolmates safe. The other members of School Watch care for you and your classroom, and you do the same for them.
Is it for everyone?
Anybody can become a member of School Watch because everyone has something to offer.
What else can it do?
School Watch makes it possible for us not only to help each other but also to make friends with each other. Some members may offer to help the schoolmates who have problems with their homework.
Who will be the School Watcher?
Our school will look for the School Watcher and give him or her lots of prizes. You could be the one!
How do you join it?
To be part of this plan, the only thing you need to do is to talk to the director of School Watch in your grade. You can check the official website at www.schoolwatch.com if you want to get more information. （239）
1. What is School Watch?
2. Where is the School Watch?
3. Who can join School Watch?
4. How do you join it?
5. What does the passage tell us?
1. It’s an organization / group.
2. It is in our school. 3. Any student can join it.
4. You can talk to the director of School Watch.
5. It tells us what School Watch is and how it works (how to join it).
__________ after school exercise. Let’s go out.
__________ thinking in some more ways?
I __________ my homework __________ 11:00 last night.
If you have any difficulties in your lessons, you can __________ from us.
__________ a foreign language well.
1. It’s time to have / for 2. What / How about
3. didn’t finish, until 4. ask for help
5. It is very useful for our future (development) to learn
提示词语：influence (影响 v.), good, kind, friendly, help, teach
l Which teacher do you love best？
l What does he / she look like?
l Why do you think he / she influences you most?
From Li Hua
Subject The teacher who influences me most
Hi, Jim! I’m glad to hear from you. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hi, Jim! I’m glad to hear from you.
I have many favorite teachers, but I think Mr Wang influences me most. He is a tall, handsome looking man with large glasses. He is kind and always smiles to everyone but sometimes he is strict. At first I was not good at English. He often helped me when he was free. Little by little, I found it interesting and easy and I caught up with my classmates. Last month I got the highest grade in our English test. It is Mr Wang who saved me in my English lesson and I’ll never forget him. (94)