Many people think country music and western music are nearly the same. In fact, they are two different kinds of music in America.
They come from different parts of America. Country music comes from the southeast of America. But western music comes from the southwest of America.
Another difference is the ways of playing them. Country music has a simple (简单的) way of playing. It uses fewer instruments like guitars and harmonicas (口琴). But western music needs more and bigger instruments like trumpets, trombones (长号) and so on.
Country music is folk (民间的) music. It’s the music that travels in the country. Men and women often play it. However, there is much dancing in western music and men often play it.
However, country music and western music often share similar topics (相似的主题) for songs. They have these songs with the topics like love, money, crime and so on. These songs often tell the life of the poor in America.
26. Country music is ________ western music.
A. the same as B. different from C. better than D. worse than
27. Country music comes from the ________ of America.
A. southeast B. southwest C. northeast D. northwest
28. ________ often play western music.
A. Men B. Women C. Children D. Men and women
29. Country music and western music are similar on ________.
A. numbers B. playing ways C. instruments D. topics for songs
30. Country music and western music often tell the life of ________ in America.
A. boys and girls B. the old C. the poor D. the rich
One year ago Bertha and Grace became close friends at a college in Dartmouth.
One day, Bertha said that her aunt Margaret had invited her to spend the summer holiday with her. And they would have picnics and parties as well. But Grace told Bertha that she planned to stay in Clarkman’s bookstore until the new term began.
Grace had to do something to feed herself because her parents died many years ago. Bertha watched her friend’s pale (苍白的) face. Just then she got a good idea. The next day when Grace came back, Bertha showed her an invitation letter from her aunt Margaret.
“Grace, would you like to spend your holiday with us? I will help you find a part-time job in our town.” Grace cried after reading it.
“Grace, please spend the holiday with me, or Margaret will be disappointed (失望的). I want you to be happy,” Bertha said.
The holiday quickly passed by, and finally one letter from Margaret came to Bertha.
“Bertha, Grace is the sweetest girl in the world, and I am very grateful to you for sending her here.”
31. Grace planned to ________ for her summer holiday.
A. visit her aunt B. see her parents C. stay in Clarkman’s bookstore D. work in a restaurant
32. Margaret was Bertha’s ________ according to the passage.
A. aunt B. grandmother C. mother D. teacher
33. Grace got ________ from Margaret the next day.
A. a book B. an invitation letter C. some money D. a part-time job
34. It’s clear that ________.
A. Bertha went to work in Clarkman’s bookstore at last.
B. Grace went to Margaret’s house with Bertha.
C. Bertha felt sorry for inviting Grace to spend holiday with her.
D. Grace wrote a letter to thank Bertha after the holiday.
35. From the passage, we know that Bertha was ________.
A. honest B. brave C. kind D. poor
show his or her talents
lose their own styles
taking part in these activities
something important for them
I am a girl.My English name is Linda.I am eleven years old.I have eight subjects at school.They are Chinese,math,English,P.E.,music,art,science and history.
My favorite subject is Chinese.I think it is interesting.I also like English.But it's a little difficult for me.I can speak only a little English.History is interesting ,too.I like it.Math is difficult.Mr Wang is our math teacher.He is very strict.I'm usually tired after his class.But I work hard.I think I can study it well.
⒈Linda is ______.
A.11 B.12 C.13
⒉Linda has ______subjects at school.
A.six B.seven C.eight
⒊Linda's favorite subject is ______.
A.Chinese B.English C.math
⒋Linda thinks English is ______.
A.difficult B.interesting C.a little difficult
⒌______ is NOT true.
A.Linda can speak a little English.
B.Mr Wang is Linda's history teacher.
C.Linda thinks she can study math well.
Mr Smith made many tests (作试验) with different animals and the monkey was the cleverest of all the animals.
One day Mr Smith put a monkey in a room. He also put some small boxes in it. In one of the boxes there was some food. " How long will it take the monkey to find the food? " Mr Smith said to himself. " Let me wait and see. " He left the room and waited outside. Three minutes later, he put his eye to the keyhole (钥匙眼). What did he see? He saw the eye of the monkey. The monkey was on the other side of the door and looked at Mr Smith through the keyhole.
1. Mr Smith made tests with __________.
A. different animals
B. the monkey only
C. all the monkeys
D. all of the cleverest animals
2. There was some food in _______ of the small boxes.
A. some B. none C. one D. each
3. Mr Smith put a monkey and some boxes in a room because he wanted to know___________.
A. how much food monkey could find
B. how many boxes the monkey could carry
C. how long it would take the monkey to put its eye to the keyhole
D. how long it would take the monkey to find the food
4. What was the monkey doing when Mr Smith was putting his eye to the keyhole?
A. The monkey was eating food.
B. The monkey was looking for food.
C. The monkey was eating on the other side of the door.
D. The monkey was looking at Mr Smith through the keyhole.
5. Mr Smith is a ________.
A. teacher B. scientist (科学家)
C. doctor D. farm worker
Do you need friends? I'm sure your answer is "Yes,of course. Everybody does! " You need friends when you play and when you work. If you have friends, you will feel happy. If you have no friends. you will feel lonely (寂寞的).
Do you know how to make friends? There is only one good way—You make friends by being friendly.
A friendly person is interested in other people. He is always helpful If you want to make friends with a new classmate, you can talk with him, tell him about the other classmates in your class and try your best to be helpful to him.
6. We need friends __________.
A. because we must play with them
B. Because we must work with them
C. when we play and when we work
D. when we talk with them
7. If we want to make friends, we should __________.
A. be politely to them B. be friendly to them.
C. be afraid of them D. when we talk with them.
8. A friendly person is _________ other people.
A. interested in B. worried about
C. surprised at D. like them
9. If we want to make friends with a new classmate, ___________.
A. we can talk with them
B. we must try to help him
C. we can tell him about the other classmates in our class
D. A、B and C
10. Which of the following is true?
A. No one needs friends.
B. Everyone needs friends.
C. Only classmates need friends.
D. Someone needs friends.
Can You Tell Me?(你能告诉吗)
A father asks him son “How many letters are there in the Alphabet (字母表)?”“I don't know,”says his son. His father says, “You don't know? You are in school for many years and you don't know how many letters are there in the Alphabet?”He is very angry(生气).
His son says, “No. But let me ask you a question(问题), Dad. You often go to the post office(邮局), please tell me how many letters are there in the post office?”
( )1.From the story, we know the son is good at(擅长) English.
( )2.The son studies at school over (超过) one year.
( )3.The father gets angry because his son is not polite (有礼貌) to him.
( )4.The father knows how many letters there are in the post office.
( )5.There are twenty-six letters in the Alphabet.
There are many people in the bus. Some have seats, but some have to(不得不) stand. At a bus stop, a woman gets on the bus. An old man hears the door and tries (试着) to stand up.
“Oh, no, thank you,” the woman forces (强迫) him back to the seat. “Please don't do that. I can stand.”
“But, madam(夫人), let me…,”says the man.
“I ask you to keep your seat(坐在你的座位上)，” the woman says. She puts(放) her hands on the old man's shoulder(肩膀).
But the man still(仍然) tries to stand up,“Madam, will you please let me…?”“Oh, no,”says the woman. She again(又) forces the man back.
At last(最后) the old man shouts(大声喊), “I wants to get off(下车) the bus!”
( )1.All the people have seats in the bus.
( )2.An old man gets on the bus at a bus stop.
( )3.The old man wants to give his seat to he woman.
( )4.The woman sits the old man's seat.
( )5.The old man wants to get off the bus.
Jim is an English boy. He comes to China with his father and mother. They come here to work. Jim comes here to study.
He is in No. 5 Middle School. He gets up early every day. He isn’t late for school. He studies hard. He can read and write English well. He often helps us with our English, and we often help him with his Chinese. After class he likes playing football, swimming, running, jumping and riding. He makes many friends here. We are glad to stay with him. On Sunday he often helps his mother clean the house, mend something or do the shopping. He likes Chinese food very much.
He likes living here. He likes Chinese students very much. We all like him , too.
( )1. He gets up late every day.
( )2. He often teaches us English.
( )3. After class , he likes singing and playing basketball.
( )4. On Sunday he often helps his mother clean the house.
( )5. He doesn’t like Chinese food.
Most people who work in the office have a boss (老板). So do I (我也是). But my boss is a little unusual. What's unusual about him? It's a big dog. Many men have dogs, but few men bring their dogs to the office every day. My boss's dog. Robinson, is big and brown. My boss brings him to work every day. He takes the dog to meetings and he takes the dog to lunch. When there is telephone call for my boss, I always know if he is in the office. I only look under his desk. If I see something brown and hairy (毛绒绒的) under it, I know my boss is somewhere in the office. If there is no dog , I know my boss is out.
（ ）6. People _________bring dogs to the office.
A. usually B. often
C. seldom (几乎不) D. sometimes
（ ）7. My boss is Robinson's ________.
A. boss B. master
C. classmate D. teacher
（ ）8. Robinson goes to meetings _________ my boss.
A. for B. without
C. instead of (代替) D. with
（ ）9. Robinson is always under the desk if the boss is _________.
A. in the office B. at meetings
C. out of the office D. out of work
（ ）10. The passage tells us the boss _________ the dog very much.
A. looks like B. hates (恨)
C. likes D. trust(信任)
Once there was an old farmer, with a horse which was almost as old as himself.
He set out one morning with his son to sell the horse before it died. Father
and son walked, because the farmer did not want the horse to be too tired.
They met two men on the road who said, "Why are you walking, farmer? You have
a horse, It's a long way to market(市场). "The farmer know that this was true,
so he rode on the horse, while his son walked.
Then they met two old women, "What are you doing up there, farmer? Can't you
see how tired boy is?" So the farmer got down, and his son rode instead.
Next, three old men stopped them, one said, "Why are you walking, farmer?
Get up, It's too hot for an old man like you to walk today," So the farmer got
up behind his son, and they rode on.
Some time later, a young woman passed them, "Why aren't you walking?" she
asked, "It isn't far to the market. Give your poor horse a rest."
So the farmer, and his son, got down once again. It is a fact that you cannot
please all the people all the time.
1. The farmer wanted to sell the horse ____.
A. before it was dead
B. before it become too tired
C. before it market was over
D. before it was as old as he was
2. The two men on the road ____.
A. asked how far it was to the market
B. said they thought the horse looked very tired
C. asked why the farmer was not riding on his horse
D. told the farmer's son to get off the horse and walk
3. The two old women said it was wrong for ____.
A. the farmer to ride such a tired horse
B. the farmer to ride while his young son walked
C. the boy to ride instead of his father
D. only one person to ride such a long way
4. The farmer got up behind his son because ____.
A. the old man said it was too hot for him to walk
B. the three old men stopped them on the road
C. he did not know why he was walking
D. his son could not ride the horse by himself
The students were having their chemistry class. Miss Li was telling the children what water was like. After that, she asked her students, “What’s water?” No one．Miss Li asked again，“Why don’t you answer my question？Didn’t I tell you what water is like？”
Just then a boy put up his hand and said，“Miss Li，you told us that water has no color and no smell．But where to find such kind of water？The water in the river behind my house is always black and it has a bad smell．”Most of the children agreed With him．
“I’m sorry，children．”said the teacher，“Our water is getting dirtier and dirtier．That’s a problem．”
1．The students were having their _______ class．
A．English B．Chinese C．chemistry D．math
2．Miss Li was telling the children what ______ was like.
A．water B．air C．earth D．weather
3．A boy said，“The water in the river behind my house is always ___．”
A．white B．black C．clean D．clear
4．Most of the children _______ the boy．
A．agreed with B．wrote to
C．heard from D．sent for
5．The water in the river has color and smell because it is getting ____．
A．more and more B．less and less
C．cleaner and cleaner D．dirtier and dirtier
㈣ 一道 八年级英语阅读题，只要对就采纳
㈤ 八年级一道英语阅读题 （求救）
1.Businessmen use " Ms" when they______B__.
A. want to know if a man is married or not
B.don't know whether a woman is married or not
C.want to show their advantages to women
D.don't want to be known as married men
2. Today ,many women like to use the word " Ms" before their names because __C___
A. they want to have the same advantage as men do
B. they feel that it is important for people to know if they are married or not
C. they want to be equal to men in the way of getting married
D. they like the older ways of doing things
3. The advantage for men , in this passage , refers to(指的是） _C____.
A. that men are always good at doing business
B. that women can't tell what kind of jobs men are doing
C. that women don't know if a man is married or not when the word " Mr", is used before his name .
D. men's interests of using the word
4. The word " pronounce " most nearly means ___A_.
A. say B. hear C. speech D talk
速度 。 谢谢了
5. The writer feels it is ______D_to know whether or not Ms will be used by more American woman in the future .
A. important for pleople B. difficult for American woman
C. necessary for young people D. hard for people
1. different 不同的
2. taller 更高
3. much （更...）得多
much smarter 更聪明得多
4. pass 通过
Mr.Brown got up late this morning. He was going to be late for work. Lt was raining hard and the streets were wet. He drove so fast that he didin't see the red lights. He couldn't stop his car and hit a car. An old man got out of the car and called out angrily, "What are you doing? How can you drive so fast?"
"l'm sorry,sir," said Mr.brown, "l didn't see the lights turn red." Then he brought out a bottle of wine and gave it to the old man.
"It's cold today, sir," said Mr.Brown. "Please drink a little, and then you'll get warm."
The old man drank some wine and became happy. He asked, "l'm felling much better now. Why don't you drink any?"
"l can't drink anything now,sir, "answered Mr.Brown "l'm waiting for the policeman.Only drunkards cause accidents,you kown!"
习题：（ ）1.When did the story happen?
A.In the morning B.In the afternoon C.In the evening D.At night
（ ）2.Why did Mr.Brown drive so fast?
A.He was happy that day B.He was good at driving
C.There were few cars in the street D.He was afraid to be late
（ ）3. Mr.Brown hit the car because of the following EXCEPT that ____.
A.he didn't see the red lights B.he drove fast
C.he couldn't drive at all D.it was raining hard
（ ）4.Why did Mr.Brown give a bottle of wine to the old man?
A.To make him happy B.To make him drunk
C.To make him warm D.To make friends with him
（ ）5.We can know that _____ at last.
A.Mr.Brown was not late for work B.the old man Mr.Brown became good friends
C.Mr.Brown drank some wine D.Mr.Brown fooled the old man
答案：A D C B D
In the last fifty years, a lot of people have left Europe and gone to live in Australia. One of them was a Hungarian man. He lived in Australia for a long time, and he had a lot of good friends there He always said to them, “Australia is beautiful, but Hungary is beautiful, too. ”Then one year he said to his friends, “I'm going to go back to Hungary to visit my home town. ”All his friends said to him, “We want to go with you, because you often said Hungary had been a beautiful country, and we want to visit it. ” The Hungarian Australian（匈籍澳大利亚人） took his friends from Sydney to Rome（罗马） in a big plane, and then they went from Rome to Budapest（布达佩斯） in a train as they wanted to see the mountains, and the villages and the town.
They stayed in Budapest nearly a week, and they liked it very much. One day they went to the zoo in Budapest and saw two kangaroos there.
There Australian were very happy because kangaroos were from their home town. They said to them, “Come here, old friends! Come and see your Australian brothers!” But the kangaroos did not move.
But then the Hungarian Australian spoke to them in Hungarian, “Come here!” he said, and both of the kangaroos ran to him.
The other Australians laughed and said, “Look at that. They're Australian, but they only know Hungarian!”
1．The Hungarian moved to Australia ______. [ ]
B．more than 50 years ago
C．a few years ago
D．50 years since then
2．The Hungarian wanted to go back to Hungary to ______. [ ]
A．see the kangaroos
B．his home town
C．visit his old friends there
D．pay a visit to the zoo
3．How did they get to Budapest from Sydney? [ ]
A．By air and by train.
4．Kangaroo is a kind of famous______ in Australia. [ ]
It was Sunday and Tom was staying home. After breakfast he went out into the garden and played quietly by himself. There were no kids around and he was used to（习惯于）playing alone quietly. He played with Bobby, the dog. He climbed up and down the trees. Sometimes a bird would come down to perch（停歇） on top of the doghouse. Then Tom would have the greatest fun （爱好） by throwing a stone or something at it. Though he never made it. He did like doing this kind of things.
Now Tom had been in the garden for half an hour. Suddenly a crack（碎裂声） was heard and the little boy began crying.
“What's the matter, Tom? ” his mother looked through the kitchen window.
Tom ran into the kitchen.
“Mum” he sobbed（抽泣），“I broke Bobby's plate. I didn't know it was so fragile （易碎的）”.
His mother put her arms round him and said, “Don't feel too bad, Tom. We have other plates for Boddy. But how did you break that one? ”
“I threw this at a bird but missed, and it went straight to the plate. ”
In Tom's hand was his father's gold pocket watch（金怀表）！
1．When did the story happen? [ ]
A．On a Sunday afternoon.
B．On a Sunday morning.
D．In the evening.
2．When a bird perched on top of the doghouse, Tom______ [ ]
A．would like to play with it.
B．was very interested in it by throwing a stone at it.
C．would like to give it something to eat.
3．There were no kids around and he was used to playing alone quietly. Here “kids ”means ______. [ ]
4．How long had Tom been in the garden when his mother heard him cry? [ ]
A．An hour. B A day.
D．Half an hour.
5．“Though he never made it” means“______” [ ]
A．Though he couldn't hit a bird with a stone or something.
B．Though he couldn't catch the bird.
C．Though he couldn't have fun from the bird.
D．Though he couldn't eat the bird.
Thomas Edison was a famous American scientist. He was born in 1847. When he was a child, he liked to find out how things worked. He was in school for only three months. He asked his teacher a lot of strange questions. Most of them had nothing to do with his lessons The teacher thought the boy was not bright and was not worth（值） teaching. When he told this to Edison's mother, she took her son out of school. As she had been a teacher, she taught him herself. The boy read a lot. Soon he became very interested in science. At the age of ten, Edison had already built a chemistry lab for himself. Ever since then, he never stopped searching for new and better ways to do things.
1．Edison was born in the______ century（世纪）. [ ]
2．While he was in school, Edison ______. [ ]
A．studied his lessons very hard
B．was often late for school
C．liked to ask questions
D．was not bright enough to study
3．Edison learned more from ______. [ ]
4．Young Edison was interested in ______. [ ]
5．He was always searching for new and better ways to do things after he [ ]
C．built a lab
D．was taken out of school
A（由第二句话in 1994 from America可知）
C（由第二行go with one of their parents to their work places可知）