一. All over the world people enjoy sports. Sports help people to keep __1__, happy and to live__2__. People play different games in winter and summer.__3__ is good for swimming. And in winter people often go skating. Some sports are very __4__ and people everywhere like them. For example, football is very popular. In China, most people, men, __5__ boys and girls, like to watch football games. They often talk about them__6___ and jumping began long, long ago. But basketball and volleyball are rather __7___. People began to play them not long ago. And people are__8___ new sports or games all the time. Water skiing is one of __9___. People__10__ different countries may not be able to understand each other, but after a game they often become friends.
( )1.A. health B. busy C. healthy D. lazy
( )2.A. long B. longer C. happy D. happily
( )3.A. Winter B. Summer C. Autumn D. Spring
( )4.A. boring B. difficult C. expensive D. interesting
( )5.A. woman B. women C. old D. young
( )6.A. Run B. Runs C. Running D. To run
( )7.A. new B. interesting C. popular D. old
( )8.A. start B. play C. playing D. starting
( )9.A. oldest B. newest C. The oldest D. the newest
( )10.A. in B. of C. from D.at
二. In almost every big university in the U.S.A, football is a favorite sport. American football is not like soccer. Players sometimes kick (踢)the ball, but they also throw(丢,投) the ball and run with it. They try to take it to the other end of the field. They have four chances to move the ball ten yeards(码). They can carry it or throw it. If they move it to the other end of the field, They have got six points. This is called a touch-down.(底线得分)
It is difficult to move the ball. Eleven men on the team try to stop the man who has the ball. If the man does not move the ball ten yards, his team kicks the ball to the other team.
Every university wants its team to win. A lot of people come to watch. They all yell(喊加油) for their favorite team. Young men and women called cheerleaders(拉拉队长) to come to help the people to yell more.
Every team plays ten or eleven games each season which begins in September and ends in November. If a team is very good, it may play another game after the season ends. The best teams play again on January 1, the first day of the new year. Many people go to see these games and many others watch them on TV.
( )1.In American football players can ______
A.only kick the ball B.only throw the ball C.only carry the ball D.kick,throw and carry the ball
( )2.If a team wants to get points, it has to move the ball ______
A. 10 yards B. 40 yards C. away from its own end D.to the other end
( )3.Most teams play games in _______.
A. spring B.summer C.autumn D.winter
( )4.When do the best team play again? _______
A At Christmas B.Before the season ends C.On New Year’s Day D.On the last day of the season
( )5.Which is the best title for the passage? ______
A.American Football B.Most People Like Football
C. Many People Enjoy Watching Football Games D.American Football Is Not Like Soccer
三. Korean culture is really exciting right now. The Korean Wave is sweeping Asian countries including China. Young people are going crazy about Korean TV dramas, Korean pop songs, taekwondo and the Korean language.
The Korean Wave started a few years ago with the TV series “Winter Sonata”. This love story is still popular. People, especially girls, like the beautiful story and handsome actors like Bae Yong Jun (裴勇俊).In the music world, Korean girls are making themselves heard in China. You can often find big Korean names like Baby Vox, S. E. S and Finkle at the top of the Chinese music charts (排行榜).
The Korean Wave has also made young people want to try the clothes and hairstyles of pop stars, too. Not only that. Now some girls in China are having plastic surgery (整容) to change the way they look. People say some beautiful Korean stars have had plastic surgery. These stars don’t make plastic surgery look shameful (丢面子的).
Are all the faces of beautiful Korean girls not real? Find out for yourself when you next visit South Korea.
（ ）1What does the Korea Wave refer to? It refers to ____.
A. Korean TV dramas B. Korean culture C. Korean language D. Korean actors
（ ）2When did the Korean Wave start? It started with ____.
A. the Korean pop songs B. Taekwondo C. the TV series “Winter Sonata” D. the Korean food
( )3.Who is the famous actor in Korean dramas?
A. Bae Yong Jun B. Baby Vox C. S. E. S D. Finkle
( )4.Korean stars often change their looks by ____.
A. singing pop songs B.acting in TV dramas C.trying different food D. having plastic surgery
( )5.Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
A. Winter Sonata tells a very famous love story.
B. Young people like Korean pop stars’ clothes and hairstyles.
C. Chinese girls also want to try plastic surgery.
D. Korean pop stars think plastic surgery is shameful.
四．Do you remember when your grandma told you the story of Snow White? Ah, the happy days of childhood!
But did you know that Snow White comes from Germany? It’s just one story from the 209 in Grimm’s Fairy Tales (《格林童话》). The Grimm brothers started to collect fairy tales in 1806. Their first book came out in 1812.
Why are German fairy tales so interesting? Maybe it’s because they come from a great place famous for its stories – the Black Forest.
The Black Forest is in southwest Germany. It’s the largest forest in the country – and one of the most beautiful. It’s famous for its trees and lovely views. There are valleys and waterfalls (瀑布) there. It’s a good place to start a story.
Don’t forget to bring something back if you visit. People there are good at making clocks, musical instruments and watches.
( )1.From the story, we know that ____ is the hometown of Snow White.
A. England B. Japan C. America D. Germany
( )2.How long had the Grimm brothers been collecting stories?
A. Four years B. Five years C. Six years D. Seven years
( )3.From the story, we cannot guess that the Black Forest is very ____.
A. large B. beautiful C. boring D. famous
( )4.The story mainly tells us ____.
A. who wrote the story of Snow White B. some things about Black Forest
C. people should visit Germany D. Snow White is a very famous fairy tale.
五Big Ben? It’s not the name of a person. It’s a famous 1 in London. It is part of a very big clock at the top of a tower (塔). The minute hands of the clock 2 more than four metres long. The clock has four 3 . You can see what 4 it is from any side (面). The name of the bell comes 5 Sir Benjamin Hall. The tower is about 150 years old. The bell makes a loud 6 every hour. On New Year’s Eve, millions of people listen to it on TV!
( )1. A. person B. bell C. place D. animal
( )2. A. are B. is C. have D. has
( )3. A. feet B. hands C. noses D. faces
( )4. A. time B. food C. weather D. place
( )5. A. for B. from C. at D. to
( )6. A. sound B. voice C. noise D. hearing