It was a beautiful spring morning. There were no clouds in the sky, and the sun is warm but not hot. Mr. Black saw an old man at the bus stop with a big, strong, black umbrella in his hand.
Mr. Black said to him , “Do you think we are going to have rain today?”
“No,” said the old man, “I don’t think so.”
“Then are you carrying the umbrella because the sun is too hot? ”
“No, the sun is not very hot in spring.” Mr. Black looked at the big umbrella again, and then the man said “I am an old man, and my legs are not very strong. I must have a walking-stick(手杖). But people will say, ‘Look! That man is so old!’ I don’t like that, so I carry an umbrella every day.”
( )71. When did the story happen?
A. In the morning. B. In the night. C. In the evening. D. In the afternoon.
( )72. What was the weather like that day?
A. It was raining. B. It was too warm. C. It was hot. D. It was cloudy.
( )73. Where did Mr. Black see the old man?
A. At the bus stop. B. At the airport. C. In the park. D. In the cinema.
( )74. Why did the old man take an umbrella with him? .
A. Because it was going to rain. B. Because the sun was too hot.
C. Because it was his walking-stick. D. Because the umbrella was beautiful.
( )75. What can we know from the passage ?
A. There was a lot of cloud in the sky that day.
B. The old man was too old to go home himself.
C. The umbrella was not strong enough for him to use.
D. The old man didn’t want other people to say he was old.
Everyone worries. But how do you deal with your worries? Whether (无论)your worries are big or small, you can take these three steps to deal with(处理惩罚) your worries:
1. Try to find out what you’re worried about
Sometimes, you will know what you’re worried about. Other times, you might not. Try to find it out first; if you can’t, you can ask for help.
2. Think of ways to make it better
There is always something you can do to help you feel less worried. Sitting there worrying is no fun and it won’t solve(办理) your problem.
Grades at school are often a top worry for kids. If you’re worried about grades, ask yourself these questions:
☆ Why are grades important? What do grades mean to me?
☆ How do I get ready for class? Do I go over my notes even when there isn’t a test?
☆ Do I have a good place to do my homework?
☆ Have I tried different ways of studying?
If your worry is about a fight you had with a friend, you might write down all the things you could do-write a note to him or her, invite(邀请)him or her to a basketball game, say sorry to him or her etc. Once you have a list of things you could do, you can choose the one that gets your friend back.
3. Ask for help
When you’re worried, it can help to find someone to talk to. You can ask your parents, friends, or teachers for help.
( )76. How many steps (步调)of dealing with your worries are mentioned in the passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Seven.
( )77. When you don’t know what you’re worried about, ________.
A. you should try to find it out B. you can’t ask for help
C. you don’t need to think of ways D. you can sit there worrying
( )78. If you’re worried about grades, you can ask yourself these questions except “________”.
A. Why are grades important? B. Why don’t my friends like me?
C. How do I get ready for class? D. What do grades mean to me?
( )79. According to the passage, what will you do if you have a fight with your friend?
A. Make a new friend. B. Don’t talk to him or her any more.
C. Have another fight with him or her. D. Invite him or her to a basketball game.
( )80. The passage mainly tells us ________.
A.who is often worried B. when people are worried
C.how to deal with our worries D. what kind of worries people have
April Fools’ Day is on April 1st. People can play jokes on others on this special day. If you succeed, you usually laugh and say, “April Fool!” The person who has been fooled by you laughs, too. And he will never be angry with you.
Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May. It’s a day to thank mothers. On that day mothers usually receive flowers and cards from their children. Fathers and children do the housework so that mothers can have a good rest.
Easter Day falls on the first Sunday after the full moon which is on or after March 21st. It’s also called Easter Sunday. It’s said that on that day Jesus Christ (耶稣) comes back to life. Many people go to church and children often get presents such as toys.
Thanksgiving Day is on the fourth Thursday in November in the USA. It’s a day when people give thanks for the good things in life. Usually families all get together and have a big dinner.