（提示词语：go to Chinese classes, make friends, listen to the radio, dictionary, useful, read Chinese stories, talk with, difficult, ask a Chinese teacher for help…）
How’s it going? I miss you.
I know you want to learn Chinese now. I have some good ideas. First, you can go to Chinese classes and make Chinese friends. Then, you must listen to the radio in the morning, and read Chinese stories. Its good for your listening and speaking. If you see some words you cant understand, you can by looking up dictionary. Its useful for you. Maybe, you can ask a Chinese teacher for help.
I hope you can speak Chinese well.
Dear Li Lin,
I know it isn’t easy to learn English well, but I have some suggestions that help. You said you couldn’t understand people when they talked fast. Well why don’t you join an English club? You can get much listening practice there. Having conversations with friends is helpful, and also you can watch English-language TV. It’s the best way to improve your English. I believe you’ll be good at English if you work hard at it!
P6 3c Write an article about the things that have helped you the most in learning another language.
I think the best way to learn English is to use it. Every morning I read English aloud after I get up. I practice my listening skills by watching English-language videos. Every Friday afternoon I go to the English club to practice conversations with friends. I think it helps me with my speaking skills. Oh, keeping a diary in English is also helpful.
In my free time, I usually listen to English songs. It also helps. Now I can sing many English songs. What do you think is the best way to learn English? Can you tell me?
P7 SC2 Xu Zheng won a prize for his essay about the importance of English. Later, a reporter from the school magazine interviewed him. Use the reporter’s notes to write an article about Xu Zheng.
Xu Zheng is a middle school student. He won a prize for his essay about the importance of English. He likes taking notes, watching movies and listening to pop songs. He finds the pronunciation is difficult. And native speakers speak English too quickly. He often learns English by making up conversations and speaking to friends in English. He thinks most people speak English as a second language. English is used around the world for computers and also used in science. English can help us understand many new books and movies.
In the past: straight hair, quiet and shy, not like English, like singing.
Now: tall, short and curly hair, outgoing, like English very much, like sports.
Two days ago, I met my friend Lily. To my surprise, she has changed a lot in the last few years. She used to have straight hair. But now she is tall and has short and curly hair. She used to be really quiet and shy. Now she is so outgoing. And in the past, she used to hate the English class. But now its exactly opposite. She used to like singing, so that we often went to concerts. But now her favorite hobby is sports.
My life changed much. When I was in primary school, I used to study four subjects, but now I have seven subjects. I used to like math, but now I find it so difficult for me. I used to like tests, but now hate them. When I was young, there was little homework every day. So I had much time to play. But now I’m a middle school student. I have to study hard for tests.
P15 SC2 Look at the pictures and write about Yu Mei.
It seems that Yu Mei has changed a lot. She used to be short when she was younger, but now she is much taller. She used to have long, curly hair, but now she has short, straight hair. She used to play soccer, but now she is outgoing and friendly. We all like her very much. We are good friends.
I have changed a lot since I moved to this new school this term.
I used to have many friends and be outgoing, but now I have few friends, and I become a little quiet. In the old school, I used to spend much time playing with my friends, but now I have to spend most of my time on my schoolwork. I used to have no interest in my lessons, so I usually got bad grades. However, now I become more interested in my studies, and my grades are improving a lot.
P23 SC2 Read the article. Write a letter to the editor agreeing or disagreeing. Explain your reasons.
I would like to reply to the article “Helping and learning” in your last newsletter. I agree with some ideas and disagree with others. The article said that students should be allowed to do these things, such as going to an old people’s home. I agree, and we should have a special day to help others. By doing this, we can understand the society more. But I disagree that students should be allowed to have Friday afternoon off to volunteer and help others. I think we can do that on Saturday or Sunday. As for Friday afternoon, we should join different clubs. That would be more fun.
最近你和父母针对“青少年该不该在周末与朋友外出”进行了讨论。请根据下列表格中的信息提示，以“Should teenagers go out with friends on weekends?”为题，写一篇英语短文。开头已给出，不计入总词数。
Your parents’ ideas
1. go over lessons
2. have a good sleep
3. help parents do housework
Should teenagers go out with fiends on weekends?
Recently I’ve had a discussion with my parents about whether teenagers should go out with friends on weekends. My parents think that teenagers should stay at home on weekends. They should go over their lessons. And they could have enough time to have a good sleep. They also think teenagers should help parents do some housework on weekends.
In my opinion, we teenagers should be allowed be go out with friends for fun on weekends, so we can relax more. And we can also share ideas with each other. What’s more, we can also take some exercise together to keep it.
Be not allowed
Bring drinks to school
Bring mobile phones to school
Bring dictionaries to school
Run in the hallway
Come late to school
Run and do other exercises
Get the ears pierced
Different schools have different rules. We also have many rules at school. Students are not allowed to bring mobile phones to school because they can make a lot of noise. But we can bring drinks and dictionaries to school. We’re not allowed to run in the hallway because it is dangerous. But we can play basketball, run and do other exercises on the playground after class. Coming to school late and getting the ears pierced are not allowed in our school. Could you please tell me what your school rules are?
P31 SC2 Read the e-mail from Fran and write a reply.
I’ve got your e-mail. After I read your e-mail, I just want to give you some advice. First, I think you should help your friend Mei set up her confidence. If she has confidence in herself, she won’t be terrified of speaking in front of other people. Second, it’s a good chance to practice English. Don’t take it as a contest. Third, if your friend is really hard at everything, though she fails, nobody will blame on her. Your friends and other students will understand her. Finally, it’s important to take part in the activity, but not the results. I really hope your friend will win this contest. Wait for your good news.
Dear Yang Fen,
Now I am new here. I can’t understand what the English teacher says, and I am afraid of talking with the classmates here. But the biggest problem for me is that I can’t sleep the night before a big exam. Could you help me?
Why don’t you…
If I were you, I would…
Dear Wang Lin,
I’m glad to hear from you. I have some suggestions that may help you.
First, you said you couldn’t understand what the English teacher said. Well, you can try to listen for the most important words, not every word. And after class you should do more listening practice.
Second, you may feel shy to talk with your new classmates. Well, you can try to talk to someone who looks friendly.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of exams. If I were you, I would drink some milk and have a good sleep to face the next day’s exams.
I hope you will do better in English and get along well with your new classmates.
If I were a parent, I would not always complain that my child doesn’t understand me. I would communicate with him or her. I wouldn’t say I wasn’t like this at his or her age. They could have their hobbies, such as listening to pop music, watching action movies, choosing their own clothes and friends, etc. If I were a parent, I would encourage them to have fun. I would force them to study all day. I would encourage them however a little progress they had made. The most important thing is that I would be a good model for them and win their respect.
P38 Write another paragraph about Bell Tower using these notes.
Then we interviewed some other neighbors. Everyone had their own ideas. Chu family said, “Late night, we found footsteps in the hallway. We thought it might be the neighbors, so we didn’t mind it at all.” Lao Zheng said, “I thought someone trying to get in the window when I heard the noise. But I couldn’t find anyone. At last, I thought it might be the wind.” Xiao Ning said, “Each time when I get home, I can find garbage in front of my house, so I think it might be cats which often eat near my home.”
She might …
It is possible that…
I’m sorry to hear that your pet dog, Mary, has been lost for several days. You needn’t worry about her. She might be trying to find out the way home now. Or she might meet a kind person and be sent to the police station. And also it is possible that she is playing somewhere with some other dogs.
I think she will come back home sooner or later.
I’m going to have a nice weekend. On Saturday morning, I’ll visit my uncle. In the afternoon, I will go to the supermarket to buy something. In the evening, I will watch TV that is interesting. On Sunday morning, I will do my homework. In the afternoon, I’m going to play football with my friends.
Might be Eric
Could be John
A member of a volunteer club
Might be Julia
Always do homework in the
classroom after school
Different students have different opinions about this matter. Kate thinks it might be Eric who cleans up the reading room, because Eric is a warm-hearted boy who always likes to help others. However, Mark doesn’t agree with Kate. In his opinion, it could be John. John is a member of a volunteer club. He is interested in volunteering to do something for other people. John might do these things. Cathy has different ideas about it. She thinks it might be Julia. Julia always does homework in the reading room, so she has the chance to clean up the reading room alone.
P48 3C Write a review of a book you have read, a CD you have listened to or a movie you have seen.
My favorite great book is The Adventure of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Tom is the hero of the story, but there are other important characters. Huck is an outsider and everyone is afraid of him. Becky is pretty with fair hair, Joe is Tom’s best friend, and Injun Joe is the bad man of the story.
The theme of the story is about children growing up. It describes how strangers are seen in small towns of America. Finally, it talks about freedom, social rules and how people are punished for bad behavior.
It is read and loved by people all over the world today. Go on—read it! I know you’ll enjoy it, too.
P49 SC2 Read this e-mail and then write a reply to Ling Ling.
Thanks for your letter. How are you? I have just finished the exams. I’m glad I have time to write to you. Each has his own favorites; so do I.
In my spare time, I like to enjoy music that is gentle and traditional. And I also love to see some French films, which can be good for my French study. I really want to learn some French, too. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen an Indian film. Besides, I often do sports to build up my body and keep healthy. But most time I like to read books on science. I think that science books are interesting. Another thing, I usually eat fruit and vegetables, sometimes meat and fish. I’m sure that it will keep me healthy. A healthy body is the most important, isn’t it?
An interview with Li Li
energetic, good singers
interesting, magic power
clean, quiet, go fishing
Here is an interview with Li Li. We can see that S.H.E is her favorite band, because the band is energetic and has good singers. Among all the books she has read, Harry Potter is her favorite, because she thinks it’s an interesting book, and the book tells people about magic power. As for the movies, she likes Titanic most. It’s moving though it’s kind of sad. She likes Zhuhai best, because it’s a clean and quiet city, and she can go fishing there.
请你以“My favorite Singer”为题，写一篇短文。
My Favorite Singer
Zhou Jielun is my favorite singer, I like him very much. His English name is Jay Chow, it sounds so funny in Chinese pronunciation. He is a talented boy. Why? Because he can make music by himself, not by others. And also he knows a lot about music. I can sing many songs of his, for examples, Longquan, Yifuzhiming, Xingqing.
Music is very important in our life. It can make us relaxed when we are under too much pressure. It can also express our feelings about everything. When we’re excited, we sing or listen to music and dance to music. When we’re sad, we listen to some light music, it can cheer us up.
Music is with us all the time. Beautiful music can make us love the world more. I like popular music very much. And my favorite music band is the Flower Band. They are dancing while singing. Every time when I listen to them sing, I always can’t help dancing. I like their singing lifestyle.
I like music, and my life is full of music.
P56 3b Imagine you work for the Ace Travel Agency. Write an e-mail message to S.T. Zhang. Tell where you think he or she should go on vacation.
Dear S.T. Zhang,
I’d like you to travel to Dalian. Here are the reasons. First, you can enjoy the fascinating sights on the seaside, and then you can enjoy swimming and hiking. Second, there are different kinds of hotels where they provide you with food that you like. If you don’t, you can rent a large room with a kitchen so you can cook meals by yourselves. Since you have about three weeks, I suggest you taking a bus.
P57 SC2 Which of these places would you like to visit most? Write an article about why you would like to go there.
I’d like to go to a beautiful place. I think it would be Paris. If I went there, I would visit the famous Eiffel Tower. I can also relax there, because the streets of Paris are so beautiful and have many zoos. So I can go to the zoo and have a look at the animals. The traffic is heavy, but I can take the subway all the time to get around the city and the people there are really friendly. There are so many museums and theatres that I can see plays or shows on art at any time.
Dear Miss Green,
A trip to Hainan Island is the best choice for
your winter holiday.
Hainan Island lies in the south of China where
the weather is quite warm even in winter. There are
different kinds of activities for fun there. You can go
fishing, swimming, diving, and surfing every day if
you like. You can stay on the white beach, relaxing
and enjoying the sunshine.
And remember to take sunglasses, a sunhat, an
umbrella and a swimsuit with you.
I hope what I have written will be of some help
Enjoy yourself there.
This summer, for my vacation, I’m going to
Singapore where I can visit a very large zoo, a
beautiful botanical garden and lots of museums. It is
also a wonderful place for shopping. I have lots of
things to buy, for example, I’d like to buy some
fashion dresses, some stationeries, some interesting
books. I think I will have a good time there.
Suppose you will have a ten-day holiday. Which place would you like to visit most? Why would you like to go there? How long would you like to stay? Who would you like to go there with?
Write a passage about your ideal(理想的) traveling place.
If I had a ten-day holiday, I would go to Hong Kong. I would like to stay there for eight days. I would fly to Hong Kong with my parents. Hong Kong is a modern city, though it is very crowded. Hong Kong is famous for its entertainment. There are some places of interest in Hong Kong, such as Disneyland, Avenue of Stars, Ocean Park and so on. We would visit all of them in eight days. My mother would buy some clothes in Hong Kong. I am sure we will have a good time in Hong Kong.
P65 SC2 Write an article using the notes below. Tell
what happens to Sally.
Sally Brown is a young woman who wants to be
a professional singer. As a volunteer, she sings at a local hospital to cheer up sick people and also sings at school. But after she ran out of money for singing lessons, she came up with ideas for making money. She put up signs asking for singing jobs and also called up parents offering singing lessons for children. Now she will be able to continue her lessons and become a professional singer.
P67 Section4 Write a short reply to Liz Smith. In your letter:
1. Offer to help her more.
2. Say why you are able to help.
3. Say what you could do to help.
I was so happy to receive your letter. Thank you very much for writing to tell me about Lucky. I would really love to come and visit you one day and see how Lucky helps you. I’d also like to help you some more because I have some extra time at the moment. Perhaps I could help you at home, or do some work for “Animal Helpers.” I’d enjoy watching them train the animals, too. I’ll call them one day soon.
Here is my phone number: 468-3852. Please call me so we can arrange a time for me to visit.
假如你是张亚，参加了学校上周六“环保俱乐部(Saving the Environment Club)组织的志愿者活动。其内容包括：张贴海报、分发广告、打扫街道、打扫公园等。
I am a volunteer in Saving the Environment Club of my school. Last Saturday, I did some volunteer work with other volunteers.
Some of us put up posters. Some handed out advertisements. Others swept the streets. We also helped clean up the city parks. When we finished all the work, we were very tired but felt very happy at the same time.
I think it’s fantastic to be a volunteer.
What do you think of volunteering? Please write back soon!
The Way to Success
Everyone tries to achieve success in his/her career. But some finally attain their aims while others fail. Why? Some continue their cause to the end through a long period of hard struggles, but others are easily disappointed and stop halfway.
Strong will, perseverance and diligence are the three essentials of success. A man of strong will and perseverance always has an inflexible spirit. He sticks to his cause no matter how tough it might be. Life is short and we have too much to do. Without diligence no one can achieve anything.
I believe that where there is a will there is a way, and that success belongs to those who can make constant efforts.
My best friend, Jack, has a problem. He likes playing computer games very much. Sometimes he doesn’t go home for lunch at noon. Instead, he goes to the Internet bar to play computer games. Sometimes he plays games till midnight. His parents both work in another city. Jack lives with his grandma. She is old and Jack doesn’t follow her advice. Now Jack does badly in his subjects. I want to help him. But I don’t know how to help him. Can you help me? Thanks a lot.
I know you are worried about your friend, Jack. If I were you, I would do the following things. First, write him a letter, telling him that you are worried about him. Let him know that playing computer too much is bad. Next, have lunch with him. If he wants to go to the Internet bar, stop him and play sports with him at school. If possible, make a telephone call to Jack’s parents. Ask them to pay more attention to Jack. I’m sure Jack will stop playing computer games and work harder at his lessons.
With best wishes!
发明创造改变了世界。不少青少年都梦想成为一名发明家。你们应该怎样做才能实现这样的梦想呢？请根据下面的要点提示，以“How to become an inventor”为题，写一篇80词左右的短文，谈谈你的观点。
要点提示：1. Learn a lot.
2. Have an interest.
3. Be creative.
4. Never give up.
How to be an inventor
As a middle student, I think we need to do the following things to become an inventor.
First, we must study hard to get more knowledge. It’s impossible for us to invent anything without knowledge. Second, we should have an interest in inventing. When we are interested in something, we can do it well. Third, we need to be creative. We should always come up with new ideas. Most importantly, we should keep on and never give up.
In the modern world, advertising is everywhere! Some people like ads and others hate ads. I think it offers some advantages and disadvantages.
Some ads are very useful. They can tell people how to compare two different products so that people can buy the better one. They can also help you save money.
However there are also some disadvantages. Some ads can be confusing or misleading. Sometimes the words sound good but don’t tell you anything real. So you have to be careful not to be cheated. We shouldn’t believe everything.
Listen to news
There are many inventions that have changed the world so much. Here is a short introduction. For example, a digital camera was invented by Steve J. Sasson. It was invented in 1975. People use it to take photos. The telephone was invented in 1876. It was invented by Alexander Bell. It is used for communicating with each other. Telephone makes it easier to communicate when you are far away from each other. Radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi. It was invented in 1895. When you are free, you can use it to listen to the news and music. It also makes our life more interesting.
There are more inventions that have changed the world. They are very important for us.
P80 3b Write a magazine story about Nick in 2a and 2b. Use the notes below.
On April Fool’s Day Nick’s alarm went off. He got up and took a shower. Then he got dressed and went to school. When he got to school, the building was empty. An hour later the other kids showed up. Then he realized that his brother had fooled him. His brother had set his alarm an hour early.
P81 SC2 Look at the picture and write about Luo Ming’s day.
This morning Luo Ming overslept. When she woke up, it had been already 10:00. She thought she was late for school and she hurried to school by bike. By the time she arrived at school she realized it was Sunday. She told it to her friend. They laughed and laughed. The she had supper with her grandparents. After supper she watched TV in the living room. At ten o’clock, she went to sleep.
同学们对愚人节有不同的态度。下面表格是你们学校的一份调查结果。请据此，以“Attitudes to April Fool’s Day”为题写一篇80词左右的英语短文。
add… to… 增添… 到…
play jokes (on sb.) (同某人)开玩笑
1. enjoyed around
2. add pleasure to
1. make others
2. cause trouble
Attitudes to April Fool’s Day
A survey has recently been done at our school, and it shows there are three different attitudes to April Fool’s Day among the students.
40% of the students think they like to have April Fool’s Day. They say the special day is enjoyed by people around the world. And it can add much pleasure into our school life.
But still 30% of them dislike April Fool’s Day. They think it would disturb others to play jokes on them on that day. Even worse, most of the jokes may cause much trouble.
The rest don’t care. In their opinion, people just play jokes on April Fool’s Day.
How Li Ming Keeps Fit
It’s important for us to keep healthy. Li Ming gives us a good example. He always takes exercises. He likes such as swimming, running and playing basketball. He goes to bed at 10:00 at night and gets up at 6:00 in the morning. He takes care of himself. He takes a bath every day and washes his hands before meals. When he has meals, he eats all kinds of healthy food like fish, eggs, vegetables and meat. He also eats a lot of fruit. So he looks strong and healthy.
今天是你最不幸的一天。昨天晚上因为…所以今天早晨起床…起床后发现没有…当你匆忙跑到车站时…当你跑到学校时听见老师已经…在教室里坐下后又发现没带…放学到家时又不能进门因为…请根据所给信息以My Most Unlucky Day为题，写一篇80词左右的文章。
My Most Unlucky Day
Today is my most unlucky day. Yesterday I had a lot of homework to do, so I stayed up too late last night. And today my clock didn’t go off, so I got up too late. After I got up, I found my bike was broken. Then I ran to the bus stop. Unfortunately, by the time I reached there, the bus had left. When I got to school, the teacher had begun her class. When I sat at my seat, I realized I had left my backpack at home. At noon I wanted to have lunch, and I found I had no money. After school, I couldn’t go into my room because I had left my keys at school.
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