2019 (an extract from Probuditi!) Calvin waited outside Trudy's bedroom. Then it happened--a scream, a very loud scream. Calvin ran to his room and dived into bed.
He heard Mama coming down the hall. "Did you do this?" his mother asked. Calvin looked out from under the covers. His mother stood over him, holding a rubber spider. "Do what?" he asked. "You put that thing in my bed," Trudy told him, stepping out from behind Mama. "Don't think that just because it's your birthday you can get away with something like this," Mama scolded (). "You do want your present, don't you?" That wiped the smile off Calvin's face. "Course I do," he said. "Then you apologize ()." Calvin dropped his head. "Sorry Trudy," he muttered (). "Here," Mama said. "Happy birthday." At the breakfast table she handed Calvin an envelope. Inside were tickets to the matinee show of Lomax the Magnificent, the world-famous magician and hypnotist. "You've got two tickets there," Mama said, "and I know someone who'd really love to go along." She smiled at Trudy. "You don't mean here, do you?" Calvin asked, eyeing his little sister. "Well, that would be really nice. But those tickets are yours. If you want to ask somebody--" Calvin didn't wait for his mother to finish. He rushed out of the house to cell Rodney, his pal next door, that the two of them were going to see Lomax the Magnificent. K12
1Who screamed at the beginning?
ACalvin. BCalvin's sister. CCalvin's friend. DCalvin's mother.
2Calvin apologized to Trudy ________.
A unwillingly B truly C happily D excitedly
3Calvin received his present ________.
A in the kitchen B in his bed C inside the theatre D outside his house
4Calvin's mother Rally wanted Calvin to ________.
A ask his friend to the show
B find out what his friend thought
C do what she thought was right D watch the show without his sister
5What is the best title for this passage?
A Trudy's Spider
B Mother's Tickets
C Calvin's Birthday D Rodney's Present
1 Calvin waited outside Trudy's bedroom. Then it happened--a scream, a very
loud scream B
2 Calvin dropped his head. "Sorry Trudy," he muttered () A
3"Here," Mama said. "Happy birthday." At the breakfast table she handed Calvin
an envelope. Inside were tickets to the matinee show of Lomax the Magnificent, the
world-famous magician and hypnotist A
4"Don't think that just because it's your birthday you can get away with
something like this," Mama scolded (). "You do want your present, don't you?"
That wiped the smile off Calvin's face "You've got two tickets there," Mama
said, "and I know someone who'd really love to go along." She smiled at Trudy
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In the US, people prefer waiting for a table to sitting with people they don't know. If you are sitting at a table with people you don't know, it is impolite to light up a cigarette without asking if it will disturb them.
At American restaurants and coffee shops you are usually served tap water ( ) before you order. You may find the bread and butter is free, and if you order coffee, you may get a free refill.
Most cities and towns have no rules about opening and closing time for stores or restaurants, though they usually do make rules for bars. Especially in large cities, stores may be open 24 hours a day.
Serving() in restaurants is often large, too large for many people. If you can't finish your meal but would like to enjoy the food later, ask your waitress or waiter for a "doggie bag". It may have a picture of a dog on it, but everybody knows you're taking the food for yourself.
Supper and dinner are both words for the evening meal. Some people have "Sunday dinner". This is an especially big noon meal.
Tips are not usually added to the check. They are not included in the price of the meal, either. A tip of about 15% is expected and you should leave it on the table when you leave. In some restaurants, a check is brought on a plate and you put your money there. Then the waiter or waitress brings you your change. 28. Which statement is true?
A. American people like sitting with people they don't know. B. You may find bread and coffee is free. C. American people never sit with people they don't know. D. American people won't light a cigarette if the people who sit at the same table mind their smoking. 29. What do American people always do when servings are too large for them? A. They take the food home with a "doggie bag" for their dogs. K12
B. They leave the food on the table and go away. C. They take the food home with a "doggie bag" and enjoy the food later. D. They ask the waitress or waiter to keep the food for them. 30. What can you learn about "tips" according to the passage? A. Customers often add tips to their check. B. Tips are supposed to be left on the table when customers leave. C. People don't need to pay tips . D. The price of the meal usually includes the tip. 28--30DCB
If you want to travel to Singapore, here are two famous places of interest you can
Singapore Plant Garden
Jurong Bird Park
In 1822, it was built at the foot of Jurong Bird Park is the greatest park in Asia
Government Hill and it was moved to its and comes first in our list of places to
present place in 1859. Throughout the visit in Singapore. This park is the home to
years, the greenhouses have become much more than 5000 birds with 380 kinds from
larger. Today, the Garden is one of the mosteverywhere throughout the world. The
popular places to visit in Singapore. TheWaterfall Aviary ()is the biggest in the
best time to visit it is on a cool morningcenter which is made up of 5 land woods with
or at night.
more than 1500 African birds and has a
Ticket prices: 210 yuan; free for children100feet manmade waterfall.
Ticket prices: 180 yuan; free for children
Opening hours: 800 am600 pm
Opening hours: 600 am 600 pm
1. The Singapore Plant Garden was built in 1859.
2. You'd better visit the Singapore Plant Garden on a cool morning.
3. The children under 12 needn't buy tickets while visiting these two places. 4. The Waterfall Aviary has an 85feet manmade waterfall. 5. You can visit the Jurong Bird Park at 800 pm. 1. F 1859 "In 1822, it was built at the foot of Government Hill..." 2. T "The best time to visit it is on a cool morning or at night." 3. T 12 "free for children under 12" 4. F 85 "...has a 100feet manmade waterfall." 5. F 8 "Opening hours: 600 am 600 pm"
The BritishMuseum in London had its most successful year ever in 2013. More than 6.7 million visitors passed through its doors. The previous record of 5.9 million was set in 2008. Over a million more people visited the museum last year than in 2012. The biggest attractions were two big exhibitions. One was Life and Death in Pompeii , the other was Herculaneum. The director of the museum said he was very happy that so many people came. He told reporters that many things happened last year. Many exhibits were carried to the museum. He also said online access () meant more people decided to visit. He added: "This is truly a dynamic collection that belongs to and is used by a global citizenship."
The BritishMuseum has many exhibitions about human history and culture. It has about 13 million exhibits from all over the world. Some countries want the museum to return some of them. Greece wants the Elgin Marbles back. They were originally from the Parthenon in Athens . China wants the museum to return many things the K12
British took from China in the 19th century, and Egypt wants the Rosetta Stone. The
museum first opened to the public in 1759. Back then, only about 75 people a day visited
it. They could look at 71,000 objects, including 40,000 printed books, 7,000
manuscripts (), and many stuffed animals (), birds and insects
. There were also very old objects from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, the
Far East, and North and South America.
( ) 1. _______ people visited the BritishMuseum in 2013.
A. 13 million
B. More than 6.7
( ) 2. Britain take many things from China ________.
B. in 1849
C. in the 19th century
D. at the beginning
of the last century
( ) 3. The museum's director feel _______ that so many people came.
( ) 4. Which of the following is WRONG?
A. The biggest attractions in 2013 were on Pompeii and
B. The museum's director said the Internet meant fewer visitors.
C. The British Museum has around 13 million exhibits.
D. The museum contained about 40,000 books when it first opened.
( ) 5. What does the underlined word "exhibits" mean?