In the early 1990s,the word” Internet” was strange to most people. But today, Internet has become a
useful tool for people all over the world. Maybe Internet has been the greatest invention in the field of
communication in the history of mankind（人类）
Communicating with others on the Internet is much faster. We can chat with a person who is sitting in the other
part of the world. We can e-mail our friends and they can read the e-mails within a minute.
Giving all kinds of information is probably the biggest advantage of the Internet. We can use search engines to
find the information we need. Just type in a keyword or keywords and the search engine will give us a list of
suitable websites to look at.
We can enjoy a lot on the Internet by downloading games, visiting chat rooms or surfing （浏览）websites. There
are some games for free. We can meet new and interesting people in the chat now. We can also listen to music
and see films.
Now ,there is a lot of service on the Internet such as online banking ,job finding and ticket buying. We can
also do shopping and find nearly all kinds of goods. Sometimes we can find something that is quite good but
1.How many main advantages of the Internet are talked about in the passage?
2.What fact doesn?t the passage provide?
A. We can find almost anything we want to know on the Internet.
B. Some games on the Internet are free.
C. We can buy most things we need on the Internet.
D. Goods on the Internet are more expensive than those in real shops.
3.Which title best gives the main idea of the passage?
A. Online Shopping
B. Exchanging Information on the Internet
C. The Advantages of the Internet
D. Surfing the Websites on the Internet
Y ou want to know about my staying in America, right? Well, to tell you the truth, it is really an eye-opening
experience study here.
In China, I had English classes five times a week since fifth grade. However, I didn?t know how different
textbook English could be from everyday English until I came to Hotchkiss School, Conmecticut.
When I first studied English, I was told to say, “I am fine.” when people say “How are you ?”But in the
US,I found that people say, “I am good.” or “I am tired.”
One day ,someone greeted me with “What?s up ?”It ,made me confused. I thought for a moment and then smiled
because I didn?t know what to say.
Since then, I have discovered more and more differences between Chinese and US cultures.
To my surprise, US girls spend a lot of time in the burning sun to get a tan. However ,in China ,girls try
every possible way to get their skin paler, or “whiter.”
I also surprised by how hard-working .US students are .In China, schoolwork is almost everything ,so we study
hard and that? it. But here,a“good” student gets good grades, does a lot for the public and plays sports or
The kids here are so talented ,I am starting to be sorry that I gave up playing the piano at an early age and
that I have never thought about sports.
61.According to the writer, textbook English is _________everyday English.
A. quite different from
B. the same as
C. more difficult than
4.What does the word “tan ”in the sixth paragraph mean in Chinese?
A晒黑B晒白 C 能量
5.A good US student spends his/her time ________.
A. only in doing homework
B. only on sports or music
C. on studies ,sports or music and public work
6.Which of the following is NOT true?
A. The writer is now in US.
B. American girls love to have white skin.
http://www.doczj.com/doc/0b9411480.html, students are talented and hard-working.
7.Which is the best title for the passage?
A. My Own Travel in the US
B. My Studying in the US
C. My Opinion about the US
Last Friday a storm swept through two villages in the New Territories，destroying （摧毁）fourteen homes. Seven others were so badly damaged （破坏）that their owners had to leave them，and fifteen others
had broken windows or broken roofs. One person was killed，several were badly hurt and taken to hospital，and a number of other people received smaller hurt. Altogether over two hundred people were homeless after the storm.
A farmer，Mr. Tan，said that the storm began early in the morning and lasted for over an hour.
“I was eating with my wife and children，”he said，“When we heard a loud noise. A few minutes later our house fell down on top of us. We tried our best to climb out but then I saw that one of my children was missing. I went back inside and found him，safe but very frightened.”
Mrs. Woo Mei Fong said that her husband had just left for work when she felt that her house was moving. She ran outside at once with her children.
“There was no time to take anything，”she said，“A few minutes later，the roof came down.”
Soldiers helped to take people out of the flooded （水淹的）area and the welfare department （福利机构）brought them food，clothes and shelter.
8. How many homes altogether （总共）were damaged in the storm？
9. Where was Mr. Tan when the storm first began？
A. He was in bed.
B. He was inside the house.
C. He was outside the house.
D. He was on the roof.
10. Mrs. Woo and her family didn…t get hurt because _________.
A. her husband knew there would be a storm
B. they were all outside the house when the storm became worse
C. she felt the house was moving
D. the welfare department helped her
11. The underlined word “shelter” in this passage means ______.
A. something to eat
B. something to wear
C. somewhere to study
D. somewhere to stay
12. Which of he following may be the best title for this passage？
A. A Terrible Storm
B. A Lucky Woman
C. Good Soldiers
D. Clever People