It is Saturday tomorrow, but I am going to school. I am not (1)g_________ for lessons, but to play football. I am in our school team and we are going to play (2)a_________ another school next week. The practice starts at 10 am. We all arrive as (3)e_________ as we can so that we have time to (4)w_________ up. We are training (5)h_________ than usual because the other team beat us last year. This year we want to do (6)b________.
It is more (7) d_________ to practice in winter because the days are short and the weather is cold too. It gets dark (8) e_________ , so it is important not to be late for after-school practice.
Our coach is pleased because we are playing better (9)a_________ a team now. Last year we were sometimes (10)c_________ when we passed th e ball and we lost to the other team in the final match. What a pity! This year we practise more carefully . That means we have a better chance of (11) w_________.
The fan club has(12) f_________ people this year. We hope to play well so that we have more fans to watch the matches . It is good to have our fans around. They
cheer us on (13)l_________ and we feel more confident to win the game.
Almost every child in cities has the chance to go to school, but not all children in the countryside are so lucky.
There is a girl called Xiao Juan. She is ten years old and lives in a small village. When she was seven, she wanted to go to school. But she could not, because her family was too poor to afford the 2school fees for her, so her parents had to keep her at hom e. Instead of studying, Xiao Juan looked after her brother and worked in the fields every day. Then Hope Project heard about Xiao Juan. It agreed to help Xiao Juan to go to school. Her wish of study came true, and now she is studying in a school.
Unluckily, there are many thousands of children who can not go to school. You can join in Hope Project and help these children. You know all the good work needs money. Hope Project needs your help.
If you give Hope Project ￥300 each year, it can pay for one child to go school for a whole year. With more money, Hope Project can build new schools; buy good desks, chairs, blackboards and books. Let’s help the children together and give them a chance to have a good start in life.
1. Where does Xiao Juan live?
2. What’s the Chinese meaning of “school fees”?
3. What did Xiao Juan do before she goes to school?
5. What is the purpose of Hope Project?
Children know that summer is probably the most fun of all seasons. (1)_____, especially, for children aged 14 and under. In the first study of children’s saf ety in the US, the National Safe Kids Campaign(运动) (NSKC) found that nearly half of the injury-related (与受伤相关的) deaths among children happen in summer.
(2)______. They always know summer is a dangerous season for children. During the summer, children are out of school and spend more time outdoors. (3)______. “While we enco urage children to be active and spend time outdoors, they need to understand the importance of safety.” Said Everett Koop, an expert of the NSKC.
(4) ______, the NSKC started a “Make it a Safe Kids Summer” Campaign du ring National Safe Kids Week, from May 5 through May 12. Here are some important summer safety tips from the NSKC:
● Always wear your seat belt.
● Make sure there is an adult around when you decide to go swimming.
● Obey all traffic laws.
Most children don’t enjoy doing housework. They like playing computer games rather than cleaning the rooms. But in Australia, Jim and Robert’s mother, Mrs Black, has good and proper methods to get their children to do housework.
Here is an example.
“Mum, have you worked out next week’s housework? Let Jim and me choose the cards I can’t wait. It’s fun!”
When Robert shouted out, his mother had already put all the cards on their big table. On the cards, there are some words like these, “sweep the floor, clean your bedroom, help mum cook, wash vegetables, make beds, feed the fish, cut the wood, clean the bathroom” and many others, Jim and Robert chose two cards for each day from Monday to Friday. Then they would hang them on the week day task board. Jim likes to clean the bathroom, so he picked up the card “clean the bathroom”. Robert loves to make the bed so he picked up his favorite card. Jim ag ain picked up “wash vegetables” and Robert chose “feed the fish”. Soon the two boys were happy to take away all t he cards
To help the children do housework, their mother thought hard and came up with this idea. Of course, the parents did the housework on the weekends and left Jim and Robert two days free.
1. From the passage we know that most children like .
A. doing housework
B. playing computer games
C. playing cards
D. doing housework
2. Jim and Robert chose card for the weekdays from Monday to Friday.
3. Jim likes to .
A. clean the bathroom
B. make the bed
C. feel the fish
D. sweep the floor
4. The underlined phrase “came up with” probably means “ ”.
A. looked at
B. gave up
C. thought of