One day, Mr White told the class to get ready for a hobby show. All the students had the whole morning to get what they were going to show.

  All the students came back on time except Bob, the laziest boy in his classmates’ eyes. It was very difficult to believe that such a boy could have a hobby. But to their surprise, Bob came back with many beautiful stamps in his hand. Mr White was very happy after watching them. However, Bob was going to take them back.

  “Bob, you can’t take them back until the others watch them this afternoon,” said Mr White.

  “But I’m sorry they are my brother’s,” he answered. “He doesn’t want them to be out of our home for long. He’s afraid that they will be lost.”

  “Bob, you should show your own hobby here, not someone else’s” Mr White be­came a bit angry.

  But Bob’s following words made him even angrier. “Mr White, it’s true that I have a hobby. My hobby is watching my brother collecting stamps.”

  1. All the students ______ the whole morning in ______ready for the hobby show.

  2. Bob was so______ that his classmates didn’t ______ he could have a hobby.

  3. When Bob ______ to his classroom, he brought many beautiful ______.

  4. The things in ______ hand were ______ his but his brother’s.

  5. Bob thought he ______ a “hobby”. He liked ______ his brother collecting.



  1. spent, getting

  2. lazy, think / believe

  3. returned, stamps

  4.Bob’s, not

  5.had, watching


  【前人栽树 后人乘凉】

  A rich man was once riding along the road and saw an old man digging in his garden. On the ground lay a young tree, ready to be planted. The rich man called out to the old man, “What kind of tree are you planting there, my good man?”

  “This is a fig(无花果) tree, sir. ” He said.

  “A fig tree?” the rich man was very surprised, “Why, how old are you, may I ask?”

  “I am ninety years old.”

  “What!” cried the rich man, “You’re ninety years old. You are planting a very young tree now and it’ll take years to give fruit. You certainly don’t hope to live long enough to get any fruit from this tree. ” The old man looked around the garden. Then he said with a smile, “Tell me, sir. Did you eat figs when you were a boy? ”“Sure,” the man did not know why he asked this question. “Then tell me this,” he said, “Who planted the fig trees?” “Why-why? I don’t know.” “You see, sir.” went on the old man,“Our forefathers(祖先) planted trees for us to enjoy and I am doing the same for the people after me.”

  The rich man was quiet and said, “You are right,my good man. We should do some things for the people after us. Thank you very much.” Then he rode away.


  11.What tree was the old man planting when the rich man saw him?


  12. How old was the old man?


  13. The old man was planting the tree to get himself some fruit to eat,wasn’t he? Who was he planting the tree for?


  14. Did the rich man eat figs when he was a boy?


  15. What should we do for the people after us?




  11.He was planting a fig tree.

  12. He was ninety years old.

  13. No, he wasn’t. He was planting the tree for the people after him .

  14. Yes, he did.

  15. We should do some good things for the people after us.


  【the world】

  Around the world more and more people are taking part in dangerous sports and activities. Of course, there have always been people who have looked for adventures ----those who have climbed the highest mountains, traveled into unknown parts of the world or sailed in small boats across the greatest oceans. Now, however, there are people who look for an immediate excitement from a risky activity which may only last a few minutes or even seconds.

  I would consider bungee jumping to be a good example of such an activity. You jump from a high place (perhaps a bridge or a hot-air balloon) 200 metres above the ground with an elastic (有弹性的) rope tied to your ankles. You fall at up to 150 kilometres an hour until the rope stops you from hitting the ground. It is said that about 2 million people around the world have now tried bungee jumping. Other activities which most people would say are as risky as bungee jumping include jumping from tall building and diving into the sea from the top of high cliff.(悬崖)

  Why do people take part in such activities as these? Some psychologists suggest that it is because life in modern societies has become safe and boring. Not very long ago, diseases could not easily be cured, and life was a continuous battle for survival.(生存).

  Nowadays, according to many people, life offers little excitement. They live and work in comparatively safe conditions; they buy food in shops; and there are doctors and hospitals to look after them if they become ill. The answer for some of these people is to look for danger in activities such as bungee jumping.

  1. A best title for the text is ____.

  A. Dangerous sports: what and why

  B. The boredom of modern life

  C. Bungee jumping: Is it really dangerous?

  D. The need for excitement

  2. More and more people today ____.

  A. are trying activities such as bungee jumping

  B. are climbing the highest mountains

  C. are coming close to death in sports

  D. are looking for adventures such as traveling into unknown places

  3. In bungee jumping, you ____.

  A. jump as high as you can

  B. slide down a rope to the ground

  C. attach(系) yourself to a rope and fall to the ground

  D. fall towards the ground without a rope

  4. People probably take part in dangerous sports nowadays because _____.

  A. they have a lot of free time

  B. they can go to hospital if they are injured

  C. their life is short of excitement

  D. they no longer need to hunt for food

  5. The writer of the text has a ____ attitude towards dangerous sports.

  A. Positive(肯定的) B. negative(否定的) C. neutral(中立的) D. nervous(紧张的)

  The key :

  A A C C C