??? Success doesn’t begin until you start the walk down the pathway towards your goals.And,your walk ______ begins with a baby step.Why do we ______? them baby steps? Are they really more important than our ______ steps down life’s pathway?


  Baby steps are the first steps we take as an act of faith.We ______ others stepping out and we claim (声称) our ability to ______ by following them.As we grow,we ______ our development by taking additional baby steps.Sometimes we fall;sometimes we fail.Thereafter,all ______ become an act of faith;we just become more practiced.______ you say to yourself,“I don’t want to ______ myself” or “I won’t try unless I’m sure I will succeed,” you’ll ______ never take the baby steps towards your ______ and end up wallowing in (沉湎) your own self-pity.

  In society,we focus on (关注) results.We ______ every risk that must be taken to reach our goals.There are ______ people who are skilful performers of any tasks the first time they ______ them.They fail and succeed.Then,they build upon the ______ they have learned from each successive step.They practice their skills and use their talents through baby steps ______ they are ready to show them to the world.

  So,______ to take those baby steps to achieve the goals before you.As you become more ______,your baby steps become a walk,then a jog (慢跑),and ______ a race.That’s how our baby steps ______ us through the marathon of life.









  9.A.make a fool ofB.take pity onC.play jokes onD.make a secret of














  One morning,a bus was running,in which were some people 1. (go) to work. Suddenly,a car rushed out? from? a? nearby? road;the? bus 2. (force) to stop. It was a car taking pictures of a wedding (婚礼),3. (follow) by a line of slow-moving?? wedding cars.The passengers started to complain that they would be late 4. work,but the? bus? driver just? sat? in? his? seat 5. (quiet) and rang the horn (喇叭) from time to time.

  Someone said to the driver,“No use ringing the horn;they won’t make way for you.You’d better rush through the line.”

  The driver turned back and said with 6. smile,“I’m ringing the horn not to urge them to make way for 7. (I),but to wish them happiness.”After a second,he added,“Marriage is a happy thing,so we have a chance 8. (make) way for others’ happiness.Isn’t it a happy thing?”

  The passengers on the bus calmed down.

  9. is a happy thing to make way for others’ happiness.The one 10. has such a feeling is certainly a happy person.








  The first time I went to the zoo was several years ago,with parents.Yesterday I went to the zoo with some classmates.Arriving here,we got a guidebook and started walking round a zoo.We all got pretty exciting about visiting the animals.But something in their eyes made me to think they might enjoy live in the wild rather than be kept in a cage.One classmate might have guessed what had come in my mind,as he tells me at least in this way we had a good chance to know more about the animals.I don’t know.Maybe some days there will have a better way to see and study them.


  为了激发同学们的想象力和对未来生活的猜想,你校的英语报开办了专栏Future Life。请你根据以下提示为专栏撰稿,介绍一下你想象中的未来的汽车:










  What color is Jim’s hair?


  How does the man suggest the woman go to the station?

  A.By bus.B.On foot.C.By taxi.

  What does the man think of Mary?


  When is the train leaving?

  A.At 10:15.B.At 10:30.C.At 10:40.

  What are the speakers talking about?

  A.Their homework.B.A teacher.C.History.



  1.When will the man travel to Boston?

  A.In March.B.In April.C.In May.

  2.Why will the man go to Boston?

  A.To watch a sports event.

  B.To receive some training.

  C.To take part in a marathon.


  1.What day is it today?


  2.What will the man do this afternoon?

  A.Clean the blackboard.

  B.Clean the windows.

  C.Sweep the floor.


  1.What was the good news about?

  A.A schoolB.A match.C.A painting.

  2.How long will the show last?

  A.Six hours.B.Seven hours.C.Eight hours.

  3.What will the man do next?

  A.Call his parents.

  B.Go to the show.

  C.Meet the head teacher.


  1.What did the man buy at the new market?

  A.A volleyball.B.A suitcase.C.Some shorts.

  2.Who bought a silver phone?


  3.What did Anna get?

  A.A CD.B.A schoolbag.

  C.A magazine.

  4.How many people are there in the man’s family?




  1.What does the speaker’s father do?

  A.An engineer.B.A soldier.C.A doctor.

  2.What’s the relationship between Simon and Diana?

  A.Husband and wife.

  B.Brother and sister.

  C.Uncle and niece.

  3.Where? does? the? speaker’s aunt live now?

  A.In Australia.B.In Germany.C.In China.

  4.How old is Tom now?

  A.Six months old.B.Two years old.C.Three years old.


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  ??? When people think of working animals,what often comes to mind are dogs that watch sheep,horses that work on farms and animals that perform in movies.But there are lots of other jobs animals have had over the years.

  Dogs have greater sense of smell than humans.This made dogs the traditional hunting partners,making their owners able to follow foxes and other animals.Police departments have taken advantage of this skill to help find missing people and escaped criminals.Recently,dogs have been trained to find drugs and explosives (爆炸物).

  The honey-guide lives in the southeast African nation of Mozambique.It has developed a win-win relationship with a group called the Yao.If a Yao member makes a certain sound,the honey-guide will fly from tree to tree directing him to a hidden bee box.Once the box is discovered,the person breaks open the box for honey,and the honey-guide could enjoy the honey,too.

  Ferrets (雪貂) are cute and furry animals that are from 1.5 to 4 pounds.People? have taken advantage of a ferret’s natural ability to run through tiny space.Ferrets wear a special harness(甲胄) that makes them able to pull a string through hundreds of feet of tiny space,which is then used to pull computer wires through tiny space.

  Baby flies are called maggots.The job of a maggot is to eat and grow until it turns into a fly.This is similar to how a caterpillar eats and grows until it becomes a butterfly.However,there is a big difference between these insects.Caterpillars feed on plants,while maggots eat meat.Actually,they only enjoy bad meat.Maggots are used with patients who get serious infections that can’t be treated with antibiotics (抗生素).The maggots are used to the infected area for a number of days.They eat the dead part but leave the living part alone,thereby helping patients recover from the infection.

  1.From the passage,we can learn that dogs ________.

  A.are the friendly friends of sheep

  B.have developed a win-win relationship with people

  C.have greater sense of smell than foxes and other animals

  D.help human beings a lot in many areas

  2.With the help of the honey-guide,the Yao member can ________.

  A.find the hidden bee box

  B.develop a great relationship with bees

  C.pay attention to dangerous things

  D.stay away from criminals

  3.What can we know from the passage?

  A.The honey-guide can be used as medicine.

  B.People can learn much from dogs and horses.

  C.Ferrets are good at running through tiny space.

  D.The baby fly is? always called the caterpillar.

  4.People can take advantage of the baby flies to treat ________.

  A.burns caused by explosives

  B.terrible cancers

  C.harm caused by bees

  D.serious infections

  ??? When planning a vacation,many people consider the popular tourist sites they want to visit.But that’s not what my husband and I did when we planned our vacation to Japan.We thought about the kind of farm we wanted to visit.

  Ours was far from a typical(典型的)vacation.We were WWOOFing! WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.The organization connects people interested in organic?? farming.Volunteers,known as WWOOFers,help their hosts with daily activities.These include everything from baking bread to picking vegetables.Hosts provide volunteers with food and provide a place for them to stay.

  My husband and I certainly felt like family when our host met us at the train station.She told us to call her Okasan—Mom.Likewise,we called her husband Otosan—Dad.Okasan and Otosan own an organic vegetable farm that tries to provide the local people with fresh,healthy food.When no WWOOFers are around to help,the farm work is done only by Otosan and Okasan.As part of the family,we were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor at every meal.Eating fresh vegetables three times a day combined with six hours of farm work,certainly? did? our? bodies? good.We? planted vegetables and cleared rocks from fields.We also packed the vegetables so they could be sold at the market.

  Perhaps the most challenging thing we did was weeding a rice field.It was quite challenging because the leaves and roots of the weeds look very similar to the rice.It’s not until both plants are mature (成熟的) that you can clearly tell them apart—only one produces rice.

  WWOOFing is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,and I can’t wait to do it again! Let’s WWOOF!

  1.What do we know about WWOOF?

  A.It belongs to a Japanese farm.

  B.It helps the poor do farm work.

  C.It provides tourists with hotels.

  D.It is an organization connected with farming.

  2.What can we infer from Paragraph 3 about Okasan and Otosan’s farm?

  A.It benefits both the locals and WWOOFers.

  B.It attracts many visitors every day.

  C.It provides free food for the locals.

  D.It is supported by the government.

  3.What does Paragraph 4 mainly talk about?

  A.The method of producing rice.

  B.The hard time of the farm family.

  C.The difficulties in weeding a rice field.

  D.The most challenging thing for WWOOF.

  4.The author would most likely describe her WWOOFing as ________.



  ??? Whether in the home or the workplace, social robots are going to become a lot more common in the next few years. Social robots are about to bring technology to the everyday world in a more humanized way, said Cynthia Breazeal, chief scientist at the robot company Jibo.

  While household robots today do the normal housework, social robots will be much more like companions than mere tools. For example, these robots will be able to distinguish when someone is happy or sad. This allows them to respond more appropriately to the user.

  The Jibo robot, arranged to ship later this year, is designed to be a personalized assistant. You can talk to the robot, ask it questions, and make requests for it to perform different tasks. The robot doesn’ t just deliver general answers to questions; it responds based on what it learns about each individual in the household. It can do things such as reminding an elderly family member to take medicine or taking family photos.

  Social robots are not just finding their way into the home. They have potential applications in everything from education to health care and are already finding their way into some of these spaces.

  Fellow Robots is one company bringing social robots to the market. The company’ s “ Oshbot” robot is built to assist customers in a store, which can help the customers find items and help guide them to the product’ s location in the store. It can also speak different languages and make recommendations for different items based on what the customer is shopping for.

  The more interaction the robot has with humans, the more it learns. But Oshbot, like other social robots, is not intended to replace workers, but to work alongside other employees. “ We have technologies to train social robots to do things not for us, but with us,” said Breazeal.

  1.How are social robots different from household robots?

  A.They can control their emotions.

  B.They are more like humans.

  C.They do the normal housework.

  D.They respond to users more slowly.

  2.What can a Jibo robot do according to Paragraph 3?

  A.Communicate with you and perform operations.

  B.Answer your questions and make requests.

  C.Take your family pictures and deliver milk.

  D.Obey your orders and remind you to take pills.

  3.We can learn from the last paragraph that social robots will ______.

  A.train employees

  B.be our workmates

  C.improve technologies

  D.take the place of workers

  4.What does the passage mainly present?

  A.A new design idea of household robots.

  B.Marketing strategies for social robots.

  C.Information on household robots.

  D.An introduction to social robots.


  New kinds of tourism

  People are travelling more than ever before.The World Tourism Organisation says that by 20xx the number of international travellers will be more than 1.6 billion people per year.1. Here are four different kinds of tourism that have appeared recently.

  Medical tourism can be for a lot of things,from operations to visits to the dentist.2. A few of the popular countries offering medical tourism are India,Cuba,Thailand and Jordan.

  Nearly all tourists eat in restaurants,and dining is one of the top three tourist activities.But if you were in a country famous for its food,would you learn how to cook it? Welcome to the unusual form of culinary (烹饪的) tourism,where people go to another country to learn how to prepare its food.3.

  4. Examples include tours to New Orleans after Hurricane? (飓风)? Katrina,to? parts? of Thailand after the tsunami (海啸) or tourist visits to ground zero in New York.This kind of tourism is? not? very? popular? with? local? people? for understandable reasons.

  Another growing area of tourism is literary (文学的) tourism.5. It can be connected to the life of an author,for example,visiting the author’s home or favourite places,or connected to the lives of characters in a story.It can also be a visit to a place where a film was made.

  A.Cooking holidays are growing in popularity now.

  B.It is known that few sites of disasters can be visited.

  C.Many people enjoy these historical tourist attractions.

  D.Disaster tourism is the act of visiting the site of a disaster.

  E.This is a kind of cultural tourism and there are several types.

  F.This kind of tourism includes going to a different country for health care.

  G.The increase in the number of tourists also means an increase in the kinds of tourism.