Life in 30 years will be 1 because many changes will take place, but what will the changes be?
The population is growing fast. There will be 2 people in the world and most of them will live longer than before. Computers will be 3 smaller and more useful, and there will be at least one in every home. And computer studies will be one of the important 4 in school.
People will work fewer hours than they are doing now, and they will have more free time for sports, watching TV and traveling. Traveling will be much cheaper and 5 . And many more people will go to other countries 6 holidays.
There will be changes in our food, too. More land will be used for 7 new towns and houses. Then there will be less 8 for cows and sheep, so meat will be more expensive. Maybe people won’t eat it every day, they will eat more vegetables and fruit instead. Maybe people will be healthier.
Work in the future will be different, too. Dangerous and hard work will 9 by robots. Because of this, many people will not have 10 to do. This will be a problem.
( )1. A. same B. difference C. different D. difficulty
( )2. A. little and little B. less and less C. many and many D. more and more
( )3. A. much B. many C. more D. most
( )4. A. subject B. subjects C. way D. games
( )5. A. easily B. more easily C. easy D. easier
( )6. A. for B. with C. at D. in
( )7. A. build B. building C. to build D. builds
( )8. A. rooms B. room C. spaces D. sea
( )9. A. done B. do C. be done D. be did
( )10. A. works enough B. enough works C. work enough D. enough work
Smiling is the best way of making friends.
When I was thirteen 1 old, my father found a job in the city. So my family moved there. I also came to a 2 school near where we live. My old school was far away. At first, I did not know anyone in my class. I was very lonely 3 I was afraid to make friends with my classmates. I 4 talk to anyone about my problem, and I didn’t want my parents to 5 me.
Then one day, something good happened. I was sitting at my desk 6 as usual while my classmates were talking happily with each other. At that moment, 7 came into the classroom. I didn’t know who he was. He passed me and then turned back. He looked 8 me and, without a word, smiled. Suddenly, I felt happy, lively and warm. That smile changed my life. I started to talk with the other classmates and made friends. Day by day, I became 9 to everyone in my class.
10 the smile, I have moved on to a new life. Now, I believe that the world is what you think it is. So smile at the world and it will smile back.
( )1. A. days B. weeks C. months D. years
( )2. A. old B. new C. same D. easy
( )3. A. because B. before C. after D. if
( )4. A. couldn’t B. mustn’t C. needn’t D. won’t
( )5. A. talk to B. look after C. worry about D. ask for
( )6. A. early B. unhappily C. quickly D. wonderfully
( )7. A. a girl B. a boy C. some girls D. some boys
( )8. A. of B. on C. at D. into
( )9. A. closer B. older C. cooler D. colder
( )10. A. Instead of B. Look forward to C. Pay attention to D. Thanks to
My life is always filled with sadness and little joy. However, no matter what happens, I can always face it bravely.
Last year, I couldn’t believe the 1 that I was allowed to enter the only key high school in my hometown. Then I rushed to my home and told my parents. But my father didn’t seem as 2 as I was. He just kept smoking without saying a word and my mother put her head down and couldn’t help 3 .
I knew very well what my family was 4 . My mum had been ill in bed for 2 years. We lived a hard life and I couldn’t continue my schooling. I felt so upset but I could say 5 to my parents. I decided to help my father with his work 6 my family.
To my surprise, things completely changed 7 the beginning of the new term. My head teacher came to my family with some money, which had been 8 by my schoolmates. He encouraged me, “Always have a dream.” With tears in my eyes, I stepped into the key high school.
I have been studying hard since I entered the high school. Whenever I meet difficulties, I always 9 my teacher and schoolmates. I have a college dream and I must work hard for it, no matter 10 hard life is. Just as a great man says, “When one door shuts, another opens in life.”
( )1. A. idea B. story C. news D. thought
( )2. A. nervous B. excited C. interested D. worried
( )3. A. crying B. laughing C. saying D. shouting
( )4. A. about B. before C. against D. like
( )5. A. nothing B. something C. anything D. everything
( )6. A. support B. to support C. supporting D. supported
( )7. A. after B. since C. before D. on
( )8. A. raised B. spent C. planned D. saved
( )9. A. dream of B. think of C. hear of D. talk of
( )10. A. what B. which C. that D. how
A 14-year-old boy from the USA was described as a hero yesterday after he saved the life of a woman in another country.