The sun's heat warms the air and makes it move. This movement is called wind. Different parts of the Earth receive different amounts of heat. Near the equator (赤道) , the sun is overhead and heats the Earth intensely (强烈). Nearer the poles, the sun's rays strike the Earth at a low angle so the heat is not so intense.
A lot of the earth's heat is reflected back into spaces, by the atmosphere, clouds, dust in the air and by water, snow and ice. So some parts of the Earth are warm and some are cold. Warm air tends to rise and creates areas of high pressure. As warm air rises, cold air flows in and replaces it. The greater the pressure difference is, the stronger the wind blows.
36. A strong wind is usually caused by a difference in__________.
37. Some parts of the Earth are warm and some are cold because__________.
A. a lot of the heat is reflected
B. there are clouds and dust in the air
C. different parts of the Earth receive and reflect different amounts of heat
D. different parts of the Earth have different sources of heat
38. The best title of the article is__________.
A. The Sun's Heat
D. Why Do Winds Blow
Our eating habits are very important for good health and a strong body. There are times when most of us would rather eat sweets and ice-cream than meat and rice. Sweets and ice-cream are not bad if we eat them at the end of a meal. If we eat them before a meal, they may take away our appetite(食欲).
It is important for us to eat our meals at the same time each day. When we feel hungry, it is a sign that our body needs food. When we feel angry or excited, we may not want to eat. A long time ago, in England, some judges used to decide whether a man was telling the truth by giving him some dry bread. If the man could not eat the bread, it showed that he was telling lies. Although this seems very strange and rather foolish, it is indeed a very good way of finding out the fact. A man who is worrying about something has difficulty in eating anything dry. Because he is worrying, he loses his appetite and does not want to eat.
39. We must have good eating habits because__________.
A. we want to eat more
B. we want to enjoy our meals
C. we want to be healthy
D. we want to grow up quickly
40. It is good to eat sweets and ice-cream__________.
A. when we are hungry
B. when we want to
C. at the end of a meal
D. before the meal
41. We'd better have our meals__________.
A. at the same time each day
B. when our work is over
C. when the meal is still hot
D. when every one of the family is home
42. A man who is worrying__________.
A. has a better appetite
B. likes to tell lies
C. likes to eat ice-cream
D. has a poor appetite
There once was a village that had among its people a very wise old man. The villagers trusted this man to provide them with answers to their questions.
One day, a farmer from the village went to the wise man and said," My ox has died and I have no animal to help me plough my field! Isn't this the worst thing that could have possibly happened?" The wise old man replied, "Maybe so, maybe not. " The man thought the wise man had gone mad.
The very next day, however, a strong, young horse was seen near the man's farm. The man caught the horse. How happy the farmer was! He went back to the wise man to apologize. "You were right, wise man. Losing my ox wasn't the worst thing that could have happened. I never would have caught my new horse if that had not happened. This is the best thing that could have happened. " The wise man replied once again, "Maybe so, maybe not. " The farmer thought surely the wise man had gone mad now.
A few days later the farmer's son was thrown off the horse when riding it. He broke his leg and would not be able to help with the crop. Once again, the farmer went to the wise man, "You were right again. Catching my horse was not a good thing. My son is injured. This time I'm sure that this is the worst thing that could have possibly happened. " But, just as he had done before, the wise man replied once again, "Maybe so, maybe not. " The farmer stormed back to the village.
The next day soldiers arrived to take every able-bodied man to the war that had just broken out.
The farmer's son was the only young man in the village who didn't have to go. He would live, while the others would surely die.
Remember: maybe so, maybe not.
43. What happened to the wise man one day?
A. His ox had died.
B. He had no animal to help plough his field.
C. He had gone mad.
D. A farmer came to say the worse thing had happened.
44. What happened to the farmer the next day?
A. A strong, young horse was seen on his farm.
B. He caught a strong, young horse near his farm.
C. The best thing happened to him.
D. The worst thing happened to him.
45. What happened to the farmer's son a few days later?
A. He was thrown off the horse when riding it.
B. He broke his hand and was not be able to go to war.
C. He went to the wise man to tell him about it.
D. He stormed out of the wise man's house.
46. What is the story trying to teach us?
A. We can't always know what will be good or bad for us.
B. We can't know what's going to happen.
C. The worst thing may be the best thing.
D. The best thing may be the worst thing.
We can make mistakes at any age. Some mistakes we make are about money. But most mistakes are about people. "Did Jerry really care when I broke up with Helen? When I got that great job, did Jim really feel good about it, as a friend? Or did he envy my luck?" When we look back, doubts like these can make us feel bad. But when we look back, it's too late.
Why do we often misunderstand others?? Sometimes what people say hides their real meaning. And if we don't really listen we miss the real meaning behind the words. Suppose someone tells you,"You're a lucky dog". That's being friendly. But "lucky dog" .? There is a bit of envy in those words.
What he may be saying is that he doesn't think you deserve your luck.
"Just think of all the things you have to be thankful for" is another sentence that says one thing and means another. Wrapped up in this phrase is the thought that your problem isn't important. It's telling you to think of all the hungry people in the world when you haven't got a date for Saturday night.
How can you tell the real meaning behind someone's words? One way is to take a good look at the person talking. Do his words fit the way he looks? Does what he say agree with the tone of voice?? His posture(姿势) ? The look in his eyes? Stop and think. The minute you spend thinking about the real
meaning of what people say to you may save another mistake.
47. Most mistakes we make are about__________.
48. Why do we make mistakes about people?
A. We are envious of their good luck.
B. We often feel bad about their words.
C. We think too much about our own problems.
D. We fail to listen carefully and miss the real meaning.
49. If someone says" You're a lucky dog" , he__________.
A. is possibly showing his envy
B. thinks you are an enemy
C. wants to become your friend
D. feels you are unlucky
50. Which of the following doesn't help show the real meaning of a person's words?
A. His posture.
B. His clothes.
C. His tone.
D. The look in his eyes.
A : Excuse me,51 ?
B: Sure,52, then take the second turn on the right.
Walk on until you come to the traffic lights. Then turn left. You can't miss it.
A: 53 ?
B: No, you can walk there.
A: 54 ?
B: It's only about 10 minutes' walk.
B : Not at all. Bye-bye!
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