1.Cheer up, son! You have friends here. You’re not ________.
A. alone B. awake C. afraid D. asleep
2.—________ are you looking for, madam? I think everyone is here.
—I don’t think so. Where’s David?
A. Who B. What C. When D. Where
3.Think twice and make the decision. ________ else can do it for you.
A. Somebody B. Everybody C. Anybody D. Nobody
4.—You promised that you ________ me to Disneyland, Dad.
—Well, I did, dear. But we have to change the plan.
A. will take B. would take C. has taken D. had taken
5.You ________ be able to control all the things that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
A. need not B. may not C. must not D. should not
6.—How is your cold, Tom? Did you take the medicine?
—Yes, three times a day. But it’s getting ________, I suppose. I have a headache today.
A. worse B. worst C. better D. best
7.The bush fires in Australia ________ after a few months, leaving millions of animals dead.
A. were run out B. run out C. were put out D. put out
8.— What do we know about the next Olympic Games?
— Very ________. The only news is that they won’t cancel it.
A. a few B. few C. a little D. little
9.I think the coffee beans are from Brazil, ________ I’m not completely sure.
A. because B. since C. though D. whether
10.— Hmm, something ________ so good. Is it a cake? Can I try some?
— Hand-made cookies Still warm. Here you go!
A. feels B. looks C. smells D. tastes
11.—Look Grandma! ________ click on this icon, and then you can talk to the doctor.
—So easy? Do I need a special number or something?
A. Simple B. Simply C. Easy D. Easily
12.I have to say that’s a wonderful plan. But I wonder ________. Next month? Or next year? We don’t have that much time, I’m afraid.
A. how soon it will be carried out B. how long it will be carried out
C. how soon will it be carried out D. how long will it be carried out
13.—We’ve discussed this many times. No jeans to the party!
—Very well then, if you ________. But where’s my suit?
A. suggest B. imagine C. agree D. insist
14.—I’m going to sell all your old books. They’re taking up too much space.
—________! They’re treasures. You sell them, you take my life!
A. What a pity B. Sounds great
C. You can’t be serious D. Couldn’t agree more
I sat in the same seat every day on the school bus, just in front of Jessica and Cory. One day, they asked to see my lunch box. “Wow, it’s really cool,” they said. I couldn’t ___15___ the two ninth graders liked me that much. They returned my lunch box and thanked me for letting them see it. “Oh, my pleasure,” I said, filled with ___16___ both inside and out.
When I opened my box at noon, my lunch was gone. The empty box seemed to be ___17___ at me. I never even tried to think of another possibility. In one single moment, everything made such a painful ___18___. They were never interested in me, they were not my friends, and this whole time I was some kind of ___19___ to them. I felt like a fool. That was how they saw me; that’s who I really was. Some little stupid seventh grader thinking she was fitting in with the ___20___ kids.
I never cried. I never said a word. I didn’t tell the teacher because I didn’t want to get them in trouble. They ___21___ thought I was stupid. I didn’t want to add “unkind” to the list. I just closed the box and sat in ___22___ for the rest of the lunch period.
The next morning I tried not to even look to the back seat, which of course I did ___23___ . It was only Jessica alone. As soon as I sat down in the front seat, someone patted me on the shoulder. It was Jessica. I turned around and ____24____ a slight smile. “Look,” she said, “I’m so sorry about the lunch thing. Cory has been making a lot of trouble lately and gotten kicked out of school.” With that, Jessica handed me a brown paper bag filled with a freshly made lunch. “Hope this would make up for it.”
15. A. accept B. believe C. expect D. prove
16. A. tricks B. fears C. smiles D. ideas
17. A. shouting B. pointing C. looking D. laughing
18. A. effort B. sense C. cause D. mess
19. A. joke B. star C. wonder D. enemy
20. A. richer B. poorer C. older D. newer
21. A. once B. only C. almost D. already
22. A. silence B. support C. surprise D. success
23. A. anyway B. anytime C. instead D. indeed
24. A. missed B. managed C. refused D. remained
25. This is a poster of ________.
A. a sports meeting B. a charity walk
C. a football match D. a women’s race
26. This event will start ________.
A. early in the morning B. late in the morning
C. early in the afternoon D. late in the afternoon
27. If you take part in this event with your parents, the least cost will be ________.
A. 105 dollars B. 120 dollars C. 165 dollars D. 360 dollars
NEW word in 2020
Coronavirus is this year’s Children’s Word of the Year. This is very interesting given that the 500 Words competition closed on 27 February 2020 the day before the first case was documented in the UK. This shows the influence of important events around the world on children’s creativity.
The word coronavirus appeared for the first time in the 500 Words stories in 2020. It is not a word that has been used before.
The word has been used 459 times in the stories in 2020, with 287 of them as coronavirus, 168 as corona virus, and 4 as corona-virus.
It is amazing that many of the themes young writers explored in fiction soon became a reality with the world in lockdown.
The nurses came running over. I felt a pain in my neck, I started to gasp for air. My body started shaking I couldn’t control myself. My eyes rolled to the back of my head, a mask covered my mouth, my temperature raised and I have the coronavirus.
(The Ex, girl 13)
A few years later he finally landed on earth ... but when he landed he found out a deadly virus had struck earth, the corona virus ...
(Bob’s Trip Around the Universe, boy 10)
28. This passage is most probably part of ________.
A. a language report B. a science report
C. a book review D. a film review
29. The result is based on the findings from ________.
A. a 2019 survey B. a 2020 survey
C. a 2019 competition D. a 2020 competition
30. What can we learn about the word coronavirus?
A. Most children like the word very much. B. Most children use the word very often.
C. Children first used it in stories this year. D. Children first used it in stories years ago.
“Look at Amy’s picture!” Mom said, too loud. She does that when she’s excite, because she can’t hear herself. Some kids turned to stare at us and I wanted to hide.
I led my family into my classroom and looked around. Other kids and parents were there, but I didn’t see Evelyn.
Ms. Jennings walked over to us. I introduced her to my family and explained that my parents are deaf.
“Oh,” she said. “Well, how do you say ‘Welcome!’ in sign language?”
“Like this.” I swept my open right hand in toward my body, palm (掌心) up.
She repeated the movement.
“Thank you,” Mom said, smiling. “It’s nice to meet you.”
Ms. Jennings looked surprised. “You speak very well,” she said.
In sign language, I repeated what Ms. Jennings had said in case my parents hadn’t read her lips (嘴唇).
Mom nodded. “I lost my hearing as a child, after I’d learned to talk. Amy’s father was born deaf. He can talk, too, but he’s shy about his voice.”
Dad smiled in agreement.
Some of my classmates were watching us and whispering. Then I noticed Evelyn and her mom standing by the door.
“I sit over there,” I told my family and quickly walked toward my desk.
“Hi, Amy,” Evelyn said suddenly.
I turned around. “Hi.”
“I didn’t know your parents are deaf,” she said.
“Yeah.” I couldn’t think of anything else to say.
“And you can talk to them with your hands? That’s so cool.”
“You think so?” I asked. I exhaled with relief.
Evelyn nodded. “It’s like a secret code. Would you teach me some words sometime?”
I smiled. “Of course.”
“One of my dad’s neighbours uses sign,” she said. “Maybe I can surprise her with a greeting next time I visit my dad.”
“Your dad doesn’t live with you?” I said.
She shook her head. “My parents are separated.”
“Oh, I...” I’d been so worried about my family that I hadn’t thought about Evelyn’s family. “Hey, if you come over tomorrow, we can practice some sign language then.”
1 got my parents’ attention. “Mom, Dad,” I said, signing, “I’d like you to meet my friend Evelyn and her mom.”
31. How is Welcome!’ said in sign language?
A. B. C. D.
32. When Amy exhaled with relief, she most probably felt ________.
A. worried B. proud C. relaxed D. nervous
33. What can we infer from the passage about Amy?
A. She learned sign language by herself. B. She didn’t want her parents to come.
C. She won’t share Evelyn’s family secret. D. She won’t be so shy about her family.
Last month the artist Christo opened his new art sculpture. It is made up of 7,506 colorful barrels (桶) floating on a lake in Hyde Park in London. Christo calls it The London Mastaba. It is his first major outdoor art sculpture in Great Britain. The artwork is in the shape of a mastaba. It looks somewhat like a pyramid with a fat top. The London Mastaba is about 65 feet high, 98 feet wide and 130 feet long, and it weighs about 1.3 million pounds. The metal barrels can be seen from hundreds of feet away.
Everyone who looks at it will see something different. Many will think the barrels are barrels of oil in the heart of one of London’s oldest parks. They might wonder if Christo was making an announcement against pollution. Others will see a prism or giant pixels or simply a shape. However, everyone must decide for themselves, the 83-year-old artist said. Christo said he had nothing special in mind when he created The London Mastaba. “There are no messages,” Christo said. “There is something in it to discover yourself. I cannot direct you.”
“A Stairway To The Sky”
“It’s created a giant invitation, like a stairway to the sky,” Christo said. The artist was standing on the banks of the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park where his artwork floats. Swans are swimming nearby. Some barrels are red with a white candy stripe on the sides. Others are colored blue, purple and red. Their colors will look different as the light changes, Christo said. Their reflection (倒影) in the lake will be like an abstract painting. Abstraction is an artistic style that does not always show something recognizable or realistic.
“Not Really Sure How I Feel About It”
Many people walking in the park were surprised to see the artwork. “It’s very modern, but this place is nature and historical. I don’t like it here,” said Yasmin KocOzcengel, who is a tourist from Turkey. Another person who took a look at the artwork was Anna Andronova. She called The London Mastaba very brave. If it weren’t as brave, it wouldn’t be as amazing, she said. Sheila Seffenson is an American living in London. “I’m just not really sure how I feel about it,” Steffenson said. “Maybe it’s a message about pollution. Who knows?”
34. What can we learn about the artwork?
A. It is a floating pyramid. B. It is made up of empty oil barrels.
C. It is an abstract painting. D. It is considered as different things.
35. Which of the following would be most suitable for________?
A. An Announcement Against Pollution. B. An Announcement Against Pollution?
C. A New Landmark Of The Oldest Park. D. A New Landmark Of The Oldest Park?
36. Which of the following words can best describe The London Mastaba?
A. Romantic. B. Magical. C. Realistic. D. Mysterious.
37. What can most possibly be the artist’s real purpose?
A. To add some more colours to the old park. B. To bring his art career to a new height.
C. To encourage people to discover and think. D. To remind people to care about nature.
38.What’s in the box? Let me __________ (猜). Is it a book?
39.I won’t let you in __________(除非) you can provide a proper ID.
40.Go and talk openly with your friends. It helps build __________ (信任).
41.Wuxi opera is part of the local culture and it has a __________ (持久) value.
42.The idea of wearing a mask in public is now __________ (wide) accepted.
43.People started to get __________ (patient) after waiting at the gate for two hours.
44.We are who we are today because of the __________ (choose) we made yesterday.
45.Anne Frank went into __________ (hide) with her family and wrote the famous diary.
46.Don’t worry. Hobo is a smart dog and I’m sure he __________ (come) back soon.
47.Schools are still closed in some countries __________ (stop) the spread of the virus.
48.Millions of young people __________ (fight) in World War Ⅱ so we could live in peace.
49.— Have you found any useful clues, sir?
— We __________(work) on it. There’s nothing much I can say at the moment.
50.“When the book __________ (publish) in November, I’m going to donate all the money to help those people in need,” said J.K. Rowling.
51.He sent me a few messages, but I __________ (not reply) yet as I don’t know what to say.
People have been using the wind’s energy for a long, long time. More than 5, 000 years ago, ancient Egyptians made boats powered by the wind. In 200 B.C., people used windmills(风车) in China.
Today, we collect the wind’s energy with wind turbines(涡轮). A turbine is similar to a windmill; it is a very tall tower with two or three blades(叶片) at the top. These blades are turned by the wind. The blades turn a generator(发电机) located inside the tower, which creates power.
Groups of wind turbines are known as wind farms. Wind farms can be found near farmland, in narrow mountain passes, and even in the ocean, where there are stronger winds. Wind farms create power for nearby homes, schools and other buildings.
In places like the Midwest and along coasts, winds can provide cheap power. Another great advantage of wind power is that it is a clean form of energy. Wind turbines do not burn oil or coal and do not pollute the air.
Wind is not always an ideal source of energy, however. Wind speed changes from time to time, depending on the time of day, weather and location. Wind turbines can be also dangerous for bats and birds. These animals cannot always tell how fast the blades are moving and crash into them.
Title: ___52___ Energy
➢ People in Egypt made wind-powered boats ___53___ 5,000 years ago.
➢ People in China used windmills in 200 B.C.
➢ It is ___54___ with turbines, which are tall windmill-like towers with two or three blades at the top and a generator inside.
➢ The wind turns the blades and the blades turn the generator to create power.
➢ Winds produce power at a low ___55___ in certain areas.
➢ Wind turbines do not cause air pollution.
➢ Wind speed does not remain at the same ___56___ all the time.
➢ Wind turbines can be dangerous for animals like bats and birds.
Don’t ___________________ again. That’s a deal.
Kevin ___________________ languages and he can speak five foreign languages.
Please feel free to send us an email if ___________________ the online lessons.
More laws must be made ___________________.
They tried many methods, but ___________________ of any use.
The young couple ___________________ and will get married next month.
63.今年“世界读书日”（World Book Day）的主题是“Read and Share”,为此你校英语俱乐部正开展征文活动，要求介绍你所读过的一本书。你草拟了写作流程图，请根据下图用英语写一篇短文参加活动。
Choose a book
"Alice in Wonderland"
Describe the book
Who is it about?
What kind of book?
Tell the reason
Why do I like it?
1. A。2. A。3. D。4. B。5. B。6. A。7. C。8. D。9. C。10. C。11. B。12. A。13. D。14. C。
15. B 16. C 17. D 18. B 19. A 20. C 21. D 22. A 23. A 24. B
25. B 26. A 27. A 28. A 29. D 30. C
31. B 32. B 33. D 34. D 35. B 36. D 37. C
46. will come。
47. to stop。
49. are working。
50. is published。
51. haven’t replied。
52. Wind’s 53. over 54. collected 55. cost 56. level
57. change your mind。
58. has a gift for。
59. you aren't satisfied with。
60. to guard against any possible danger。
61. it seemed that they weren’t。
62.have fallen in love with each other for years。
63.The book I’d like to share with you is The Old Man and the Sea, written by an American writer Ernest Hemingway. This book tells about a fisherman who is lucky enough to catch a huge fish at sea, but finds it hard to take it home. On the way back, he has to fight against the shark and the sea.
What I like most about the book is that the fisherman never gives up when meeting with difficulties. I still remember the well-known sentence from the book. Man is not made for defeat.