Thomas Edison lost the first job. For the next five years he went around the country from job to job. At last Edison went to New York. He had little money. He could not buy enough food to eat. He had no place to sleep.
For many days Edison looked for work. He was hungry. At last he found work fixing machines. He could fix the old machines. He also made new ones. The head man liked Edison’s new machines. He was going to give Edison $ 40,000 for them. Edison would now have money to do what he wanted.
Thomas Edison was then 23. He used the money to build a shop in New Jersey. He had many people working for him. But he worked more than any of them. He rested very little. Soon he was making more than 40 new things at one time.
In 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made a telephone. But it could carry voices only a little way. Edison wanted to make a better telephone. He soon made one. It could carry voices a long way.
1．After he lost his first job, Edison ________.
A. found no jobs in the next five years
B. lived in New York for the next five years
C. had a bad time in the next five years
D. had no food and no sleep during the next five years
2．In New York ________.
A. Edison was always hungry
B. Edison began to have good luck after
he found the work fixing machines
C. Edison got $ 40,000 by fixing machines
D. Edison made more money by fixing old machines
3．The head man was interested in ________.
A. Thomas Edison himself B. The old machines
C. the new machines D. Edison’s telephone
4．Edison made a telephone. It ________.
A. was the first one in the world
B. carried more voices
C. carried voices more clearly
D. carried voices much farther
5．The best title for this passage might be “________.”
A. The First Telephone
B. Thomas Edison’s Shop
C. Thomas Edison’s New Job
D. Thomas Edison—An Inventor
An old woman opens her windows and looks out.What a sunny day! But she is surprised there is aman in the front of her garden. The old woman looks at him and says to herself, " He is eating grass. Why?" She goes out into her garden and says to him," Are you very hungry? Why don't you go to work and get some food?"The man looks at her and says, "I don't like working. I just like eating. Now I'm hungry, but I have nothing for my breakfast. You see, I'm eating grass. Can you give me somefood ? "
The old woman says,"Come to the back door of my house. " The man is very glad. He thinks he canget food from the old woman. So he goes with her. The old woman opens the back door and says to the man. " Look, the grass here is longer than that in the garden. Just enjoy it here ! "
l. What's the man doing in the garden? He is________there .
A. working hard B. opening the windows
C. eating some food D. eating grass
2. What does the man have for breakfast?
A. Some food. B.Nothing.
C. Vegetables. D. Fruits.
3. How does the man feel when the old woman asks him to the back door?
A. sad B. sorry C. interesting D. happy
4. What does the woman ask him to do?
A. She asks him to work for her.
B. She asks him to the back door and eat food.
C. She asks him to the back door and eat the grass there.
D. She gives him some food at the back door.
5. What does the man like doing?
A. He likes working. B. He likes dancing.
C. He likes eating. D. He likes singing.
July 20th, 1969 was an important day.Two American landed on the moon.Their names were Armstrong and Aldrin.They went there in a spaceship.Its name was Apollo 11.
Apollo 11 left Cape Kennedy on July 16th and went three hundred and eighty-five thousand kilometres. It took the two American three days to get there. On July 20th the spaceship landed in the Sea of Tranquility .Armstrong first stepped onto the moon. They picked up some rocks and put them in the spaceship.They jumped up and down.They were tired after their moonwalk,so they rested.
On July 21st, Apollo 11 left the moon and returned to the Earth.Three days later, it came down in the Pacific Ocean.A ship took the men to America.
1.Apollo was the name of _______.
A.an American B.a machine
C.a spaceship D.an invention
2.Here,"the Sea of Tranquility" means _______.
A.the world B.the earth
C.the sun D.the moon
3.The word "stepped" in the sentence "Armstrong first stepped onto the moon." Means ______.
4.It's _______ kilometers from the earth to the moon.
5.July 20th,1969 was an important day,because _______.
A.Apollo landed on the moon.
B.it was the first time for humans to land on the moon.
C.two Americans had seen the moon.
D.it was the first time for humans to make a spaceship
If you go to Russia, bring matryoshka or nesting dolls (套娃) back with you. They make great presents. It looks like any other doll on the outside. But if you open it, you will find a smaller doll inside. Then a smaller one inside that one, and on and on! In a nesting doll, there are dolls inside one another, from large to small. The largest one can be half a meter high. The smallest is as small as a peanut. Usually, there are eight dolls. But there can be anything from three to 50. The dolls are often pretty Russian girls in colourful dresses. They wear scarves (头巾). They sometimes have other kinds of faces on them. There are cartoon people or men with white beards (胡子). They even have great men like President (总统) Vladimir Putin on some of them.
1. There are dolls inside one another in a nesting doll.
2. The largest doll can be one meter high.
3. People often make dolls look like pretty Russian girls.
4. Usually, a nesting doll can be eight dolls in one.
5.People never make dolls look like the president.
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.
Dear Tom: Are you surprised to hear from me? I have not heard from you s____________ the beginning of the summer h______________. How are you getting on with your s___________? How are your parents? Is your brother Bill b______________ f______________ Canada yet? My stamp collection is g___________ bigger and bigger. I have collected stamps of more than forty d_______________ countries. In my stamp books. I usually put the stamps from each country together. I have got a pen-friend from Britain. She gave me some B___________ stamps. My American teacher has given me some beautiful American and Canadian stamps. I’m glad to know you are going to give me some foreign stamps, but I still have not r_____________ the stamps of Nepal which you said to p_____________ me. Have you sent them off yet? Please write to me. Have you sent them off yet?
Yours Zhu Wen
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