Nowadays everybody seems to think that they know English. Many people speak it but few speak it really well. Practice is necessary in speaking English well.
Reading is also one of the things that will help you to speak English better. Read whenever you can and whatever you like! Read papers and Internet sites that you like in English every day. Then, you will see that the number of known words is increasing and you are able to speak with more skills. Then you will have made the foundations and a good basis of English. It is not good to stop and get stuck there.
Going to England or an English-speaking country is a good choice, but many people cannot afford it. If you cannot go, reading and speaking with your friends will also help you to practice your English. However, I think it is very good to visit some English-speaking country to see and test your knowledge in everyday life. You will understand the everyday usage of the language in its natural environment. There your level of English is going to improve even faster. Your ability to speak English is better. Nothing can match the excitement and happiness when a native speaker tells you that your English is very good!
Finally, in order to speak English well, you must be persistent and do it every day. It is like playing the piano. Pianists play it every day and so should you. Include English in your life and you will see where it is going. Practice, Practice! Read, write and improve your language skills and you are on your way when you will be able to speak it with more and more confidence!
1.Which of the following would be the best title for the passage
A. How to Improve Your Language Skills.
B. Speaking English.
C. How to Speak English Well
D. Practice, Practice!
2.What does the writer suggest about reading
A. Trying to improve your vocabulary.
B. Keeping on reading when you have time.
C. Stopping when you have a good basis of English.
D. Looking up every unknown word when reading.
3.The main idea of the last paragraph is that ______.
A. we should play the piano every day
B. speaking English is fun and entertaining
C. if we’ve learned to read and write, we’ll certainly be able to speak
D. we should practice English every day to improve our speaking skills
4.According to the passage, what may make the author excited
A. Reading papers and Internet sites.
B. Having a good basis of English.
C. Going to an English-speaking country.
D. A native speaker’s praise.
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C. The latest Collectors Club magazine and membership card.
D. Royal Mail Stamp Calendar and Collectors Corner supplement.
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C. get something free from the club.
D. find out where the club is located.
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Robert had just moved into the street and he felt strange that he was not wanted. He knew that perhaps the other boys were trying to get an idea of what kind of a boy he was. This did not help to make him less lonely. He was new and he had to be tested. Still, proving (证明) himself would not be all that easy. He did not want to run with bad boys or get into something against the law to prove that he was strong. No! He must show what he was made of in a more helpful way. That was when he got the idea.
The next day was Saturday. He knew that most of the boys would be down on the playground and choose up sides for the Saturday game. Robert knew he could play well and just might be enough to prove he was strong--- and to make friends with them. He arrived early and did his step exercises. He shot the ball several times and did some other exercises—— the most difficult and most wonderful in basketball. Then the boys came. Robert went through what he had done before the game and showed what he could do.
No one said a word. The boys just looked at each other and thought about it. In the end, when it was all over, the biggest of the group just smiled and shook his head. Robert knew he had made it.
1.What does “This did not help to make him less lonely” mean
A. Robert felt more lonely because the other boys wanted to test him.
B. Robert did not want himself to be less lonely.
C. Robert felt as lonely as before when the other boys tried to find out what kind of a boy he was.
D. The other boys did not want to make Robert feel less lonely.
2.Why would it not be easy for Robert to prove himself
A. Because he was not sure if he was really strong
B. Because he was weak and was not wanted in the street
C. Because the other boys had found out what kind of a boy he was
D. Because he must choose the best one among different ways
3.When did Robert decide to prove himself by playing basketball
A. When the other boys came down to the playground.
B. Long before he moved into the street.
C. After he had thought about the two wrong ways.
D. As soon as he showed what he was made of in front of the other boys.
If you want to keep fit, please refer to the following;
Make it a rule to find ways to move your body. 1. Climb stairs instead of taking the elevator. Walk your dog; play with your kids. It doesn’t have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute dance class. But that’s great when you’re up to it. At the same time, move more.
Ever since 1960 when it was announced that smoking was harmful to health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products. Just recently, we’ve seen more and more teens smoking. Could it be the Hollywood influence
2. Take care!Warn your children against smoking.
While recent studies show a glass of wine or one drink a day can help protect against heart disease, more than can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney (肝肾) disease and cancer.
Easier said than done, stress comes in many ways. 4. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like such as walking on the beach or in a park, read a good book, visit a friend, listen to relaxing music, and watch a funny movie.
Protect Yourself From Pollution
If you can’t live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, 5.. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good.
A. Avoid Excessive Drinking
B. There are many things you can do to move your arms and legs.
C. Think carefully about what you will do.
D. Exercise outside when the smog rating is low.
E. It seems that the stars in every movie smoke cigarettes.
F. Keep a Positive Mental Outlook.
G. Some techniques given by experts are to think positive thoughts.
Since my family were not going to be helpful, I decided I would look for a job all by myself and not tell them about it till I’d got one.
I had seen an agency (中介机构) advertised in a local newspaper. I rushed out of the ________ in search of it. I was wildly excited, and also ________ as if I were going on the stage. Finding the ________ quite easily, I ran breathlessly through a door which said “Enter without knocking, if you please.”
The simple atmosphere (气氛) of the office ________ me. The woman looked carefully at me ________ through her glasses, and then ________ me in a low voice. I answered softly. All of a sudden I started to fell rather ________. I wondered why I was looking for this kind of ________. I felt even more helpless when she told me that it would be ________ to get a job without ________. I wondered ________ I ought to leave or to stay when the telephone on her desk rang. I heard her say:
“________, I’ve got someone in the ________ at this moment ________ might suit.” She wrote down a ________, and held it out to me, saying: “Ring up this lady. She wants a ________ immediately. In fact, you would have to start tomorrow by cooking a dinner for ten people.”
“Oh yes,” said I, ________ having cooked for more than four in my life. I ________ her again and again, and rushed out to the_____ telephone box. I collected my thoughts, took a deep breath, and rang the number. I said confidently that I was just what she was looking for.
I spent the next few hours ________ cook books.
1.A. bed B. house C. agency D. office
2.A. proud B. pleased C. nervous D. worried
3.A. place B. door C. family D. stage
4.A. calmed B. excited C. frightened D. confused
5.A. as usual B. for a while C. in a minute D. once again
6.A. advised B. examined C. informed D. questioned
7.A. annoyed B. helpful C. hopeless D. pleased
8.A. place B. job C. advice D. help
9.A. unusual B. helpless C. possible D. difficult
10.A. ability B. knowledge C. experience D. study
11.A. if B. whether C. how D. why
12.A. Above all B. However C. As a result D. As a matter of fact
13.A. family B. house C. office D. restaurant
14.A. who B. which C. whom D. when
15.A. letter B. name C. note D. number
16.A. cook B. help C. teacher D. secretary
17.A. never B. almost C. nearly D. really
18.A. answered B. thanked C. promised D. told
19.A. outside B. local C. closest D. nearest
20.A. borrowing B. buying C. reading D. writing
1.As is well known to the world, ______(暴力) is our last choice.
2.To a ______ our dream of making black and white people equal, we still have a long way to go.
3.The room d______ with a famous painting will serve as a reception hall.
4.Although they come from t______ different cultures, they get along with each other..
5.The Chinese delegation has obvious advantages in ______(体操), table tennis and other events.
6.They hold a conference every five years on a r______ basis.
7.I’m afraid I can’t afford the time, but thank you for the invitation a______.
8.The traffic policeman ______(发信号) to the driver to stop her car but she ignored it.
9.There are still many places in the world that have not been ______(探索)
10.There research center has ______(成功) in developing a new anti-virus medicine.
Over time I have been changed quite a lot. I began as a 1. machine in France in 1642. Although I was young I could 2. difficult sums. I developed very slowly and it 3. nearly two hundred years before I was built as an analytical machine by Charles Babbage. After I was 4. by an operator who used cards with holes, I could “think”
5. and produce an answer quicker than any person. At that time it was 6. a technological revolution and the start of my “7. intelligence”.
Dinosaurs did out suddenly about 65 million years ago. Some scientists think it came after an unexpected 1. when a huge rock from space 2. the earth and put too much dust into the air. 3. think the earth got too hot for the dinosaurs to live on any more.
1.We should face the ______ (real) bravely that we don’t have enough money for the project.
2.It will be two years and a half ______ you graduate from the school.
3.Work hard when you are young, ______ you will regret later in life.
4.It is said that a new robot ______ (design) by him in a few days.
5.If the opportunity ______ (arise), I’d love to go abroad for further study.
6.Soon the children in the camp had many new friends, with ______ they shared food a stories.
7.Another bridge, which ______ (build) over the river now, will be completed soon.
8.Yesterday he left for America, ______ he had visited twice before.
9.People who seldom do sports or ______ diet is high in fat will put on weight quickly.
10.To his surprise, an ______ (expect) guest is waiting for him at his house.