A lot of boys and girls in America are wearing the same clothes, and many of them have long hair, so it is often difficult to tell whether they are boys or girls. One day, an old man went for a walk in a park in Washington, and when he was tired he sat down on a chair. A young person was standing on the other side of the lake. “Excuse me,” the old man said to the person next to him on the chair. “ Do you see the person with red trousers and long hair? Is it a girl or a boy?” “A boy,” said the neighbor, “he is my son,” “Oh!” the old man said quickly. “I am sorry, but I didn’t know that you were his mother.” “I’m not,” said the other man, “I am his father!”
41. In America it is often difficult to tell boys from girls because ________.
A. they are wearing the same clothes
B. many of them have long hair
C. Both A and B
42. Washington is a city in _________
43. The old man sat down on a chair because __________.
A. he was walking in a park
B. he wanted to ask the person next to him a question
C. he was very tired
44. The person next to the old man and the young person were ________. A. father and son B. mother and son C. neighbor and son
45. When the old man said, “but I didn’t know that you were his mother”, _________.
A. he knew the person next to him was the young person’s father
B. he thought that the person next to him was a woman
C. he thought that the person next to him was a man
Dear Jim, Thanks for your letter. I’m writing to show you a picture of my friends. This is a photo of my class in Grade 7 (Mr. Black’s class). The girl in the black skirt is Bonnie. She’s thirteen. She is very nice. She’s a good singer. She is in our school music club. The boy wearing(穿着) black pants is Andy. He’s great! He’s good at playing soccer ball. He’s on the school team. He plays soccer every Sunday afternoon. The girl with a white hat is Dee. She’s my good friend. She’s a very good actress. She thinks it’s exciting to be an actress. She also likes soccer very much. The boy in the yellow shirt is Carl. He’s nice. He likes playing chess very much. He wants to join the chess club. And he’s good at dancing, too. Who’s the girl with glasses(眼镜)? Oh, her name’s Nora Norton. She’s my best friend. She’s 14 years old. She lives at 15 Franklyn Road in Chesterton. Her phone number is 387-987. Her hobbies are playing tennis and swimming. She’s free on Saturdays and Sundays. She wants to join the swimming club. Can you write and tell me something about your school?
46. Who writes this letter?
A. Andy B. Nora Norton C. Henry D. Jim
47. Mr. Black is Henry’s ______.
A. Father B. teacher C. classmate D. friend
48. Bonnie can ______ very well.
A. sing B. play soccer C. swim D. play chess
49. Carl is wearing ______.
A. Glasses B. a black skirt C. a white hat D. a yellow shirt
50. Nora Norton is free on ______.
A. Monday B. Sunday C. Thursday D. Wednesday
When Susan Chen left high school, she wanted to go to university. Unfortunately, her father was quite poor, and a university education cost a lot of money. “Take the entrance examination,” her father said, “and we’ll think of something if you pass.” Susan took the examination. She did not score very high marks, but she scored enough, and was offered a place at the university. “I’m very proud of you, Susan,” her father said, “I must find the money for a university education for you somehow.” “But how, Dad?” Susan asked. “Well, I can sell my car and work a lot of overtime. I can even work at two jobs if necessary, one during the day and one at night.” “You’re a very generous father,” Susan said. “Your future is worth the sacrifice,” he told her. The next day he sold his car and asked his boss to give him three hours overtime every day. This meant walking to work and working 12 hours a day, seven days a week, but he did not complain. His daughter’s education was worth it. A year passed. Susan took her first-year examination. When the results were announced, she ran back home to tell her father the news. “Dad,” she said, “ I’ve got my examination results. You’ll be so pleased.” “You’ve passed!” he exclaimed. “Guess what? I got the third place and won the scholarship. You can have your car back and stop working so hard.”
51．Susan Chen wanted to _____ when she graduated from high school.
A. make some money B. go to work C. go to university
52．She took the entrance examination and passed it with _____.
A. the highest marks B. just enough marks C. full marks
53．To pay for her university education, her father _____.
A. bought a house B. changed his job C. sold his car
54．At the end of her first year at university, Susan _____.
A. bought her father a car B. passed the exam C. failed the exam
55．According to the story, it is probably true that _____.
A. Susan found a job to have her father’s car back
B. Susan didn’t do well in her subjects
C. Mr. Chen was pleased to hear the news