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Unit 1Where did you go on vacation?

Section A 2d

Rick:Hi,Helen.Long time no see.

Helen:Hi,Rick.Yes,I was on vacation last month.

Rick:Oh,did you go anywhere interesting?

Helen:Yes,I went to Guizhou with my family.

Rick:Wow!Did you see H uangguoshu Waterfall?

Helen:Yes,I did.It was wonderful!①We took quite a few photos there.What about you?Did you do anything special last month?

Rick:Not really.②I just stayed at home most of the time to read and relax.,

Section B 2b

Did Jane have a good time on Monday?What about on Tuesday?

Monday,July 15th

I arrived in Penang in Malaysia this morning with my family.①It was sunny and hot,so we decided to go to the beach near our hotel.②My sister and I tried paragliding.③I felt like I was a bird.It was so exciting!For lunch,we had something very special-Malaysian yellow noodles.They were delicious!In the afternoon,we rode bicycles to Georgetown.④There are a lot of new buildings now,but many of the old buildings are still there.In We ld Quay,a really old place in Georgetown,we saw the houses of the Chinese traders from 100 years ago.⑤I wonder what life was like here in the past.I really enjoyed walking around the town.

Tuesday,July 16th

⑥What a difference a day makes!My father and I decided to go to Penang Hill today.We wanted to walk up to the top,but then it started raining a little so we decided to take the train.⑦We waited over an hour for the train because there were too many people.When we got to the top,it was raining really hard.We didn't have an umbrella so we were wet and cold.It was terrible!⑧And because of the bad weather,we couldn't see anything below.⑨My f ather didn't bring enough money,so we only had one bowl of fish and rice.I was so hungry!But it tasted great!,

Unit 2How often do you exercise?

Section A 2d

Jack:Hi,Claire,are you free next week?

Claire:①Hmm...next week is quite full for me,Jack.

Jack:Really?How come?

Claire:I have dance and piano lessons.

Jack:What kind of dance are you learning?

Claire:Oh,swing dance.It's fun!I have class once a week,every Monday.

Jack:How often do you have piano lessons?

Claire:Twice a week,on Wednesday and Friday.

Jack:Well,how about Tuesday?

Claire:Oh,I have to play tennis with my friends.But do you want to come?

Jack:Sure!,

Section B 2b

What Do No.5 High School Students Do in Their Free Time?

Last month we asked our students about their free time activities.Our questions were about exercise,use of the Internet and watching TV.Here are the results.

We found that only fifteen percent of our students exercise every day.Fortyfive percent exercise four to six times a week.Twenty percent exercise only one to three times a week.And twenty percent do not exercise at all!

We all know that many students often go online,but we were surprised that ninety percent of them use the Internet every day.The other ten percent use it at least three or four times a week.Most students use it for fun and not for homework.

The answers to our questions about watching television were also intere sting.Only two percent of the students watch TV one to three times a week.Thirteen percent watch TV four to six times a week.And eightyfive percent watch TV every day!①Although many students like to watch sports,game shows are the most popular.

②It is good to relax by using the Internet or watching game shows,but we think the best way to relax is through exercise.It is healthy for the mind and the body.③Exercise such as playing sports is fun,and you can spend time with your friends and family as you play together.④And remember,“old habits die hard”.So start exercising before it's too late!,

Unit 3I'm more outgoing than my sister.

Section A 2d

Julie:Did you like the singing competition yesterday,Anna?

Anna:Oh,it was fantastic!Nelly sang so well!

Julie:Yes,but I think Lisa sang better than Nelly.

Anna:Oh,which one is Lisa?

Julie:The one with shorter hair.①I think she sang more clearly than Nelly.

Anna:Yes,but Nelly danced better than Lisa.

Julie:②But you can tell that Lisa practiced a lot more and really wanted to win.

Anna:Well,everyone wants to win.But the most important thing is to learn something and have fun.,

Section B 2b

Jeff Green

My mother told me a good friend is like a mirror.I'm quieter and more serious than most kids.That's why I like reading books and studying harder in class.My best friend Yuan Li is quiet too,so we enjoy studying together.I'm shy so it's not easy for me to make friends.①But I think friends are like books—you don't need a lot of them as long as they're good.

Huang Lei

It's not necessary to be the same.My best friend Larry is quite different from me.He is taller and more outgoing than me.We both like sports,but he plays tennis better,so he always wins.②I'm getting better,though.As Larry often says,③“My best friend helps to bring out the best in me.” However,Larry is much less hard-working,so I always get better grades.④Maybe I should help him more.

Mary Smith

I don't really care if my friends are the same as me or different.My favorite saying is,⑤“A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.” My best friend Carol is really kind and very funny.⑥In fact,she's funnier than anyone I know.I broke my arm last year but she made me laugh and feel better.⑦We can talk about and share everything.I know she cares about me because she's always there to listen.,

Unit 4What's the best movie theater?

Section A2d

Greg:Hi,I'm Greg.I'm new in town.

Helen:Hi,I'm Helen.Welcome to the neighborhood!How do you like it so far?

Greg:It's fantastic,but I still don't really know my way around.

Helen:Well,the best supermarket is on Center Street.You can buy the freshest food there.

Greg:Oh,great.Is there a cinema around here?I love watching movies.

Helen:Yes,Sun Cinema is the newest one.You can sit the most comfortably because they have the biggest seats.

Greg:Thanks for telling me.

Helen:①No problem.,

Section B

Who's Got Talent?

Everyone is good at something,but some people are truly talented.It's always interesting to watch other people show their talents.Talent shows are getting more and more popular.First,there were shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent.Now,there are similar shows around the world,such as China's Got Talent.

①All these shows have one thing in common:They try to look for the best singers,the most talented dancers,the most exciting magicians,the funniest actors and so on.All kinds of people join these shows.But who can play the piano the best or sing the most beautifully?②That's up to you to decide.③When people watch the show,they usually play a role in deciding the winner.And the winner always gets a very good prize.

However,not everybody enjoys watching these shows.④Some think that the lives of the performers are made up.⑤For example,people who say they are poor farmers are in fact just actors.⑥But if you don't take these shows too seriously,they are fun to watch.⑦And one great thing about them is that they give people a way to make their dreams come true.,

Unit 5Do you want to watch a game show?

Section A 2d

Grace:What did you do in class today,Sarah?

Sarah:We had a discussion about TV shows.My classmates like game shows and sports shows.

Grace:①Oh,I can't stand them.I love soap operas.②I like to follow the story and see what happens next.

Sarah:Well,I don't mind soap operas.But my favorite TV shows are the n ews and talk shows.

Grace:They're boring!

Sarah:③Well,they may not be very exciting,but you can expect to learn a lot from them.I hope to be a TV r eporter one day.,

Section B 2b

When people say “c ulture”,we think of art and history.①But one very famous symbol in American culture is a cartoon.We all know and love the black mouse with two large round ears—Mickey Mouse.②Over 80 years ago,he first appeared in the cartoon Steamboat Willie.③When this cartoon came out in New York on November 18,1928,it was the first cartoon with sound and music.The man behind Mickey was Walt Disney.④He became very rich and successful.In the 1930s,he made 87 cartoons with Mickey.

Some people might ask how this cartoon animal became so popular.One of the main r easons is that Mickey was like a common man,but he always tried to face any danger.⑤In his early films,Mickey was unlucky and had many problems such as losing his house or girlfriend,Minnie.⑥However,he was always ready to try his best.People went to the cinema to see the “little man” win.Most of them wanted to be like Mickey.

On November 18,1978,Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Peo ple today expect to see more than just a little mouse fighting bad guys,but many still know who he is.Who has a pair of ears more famous than Mickey's?,

Unit 6I'm going to study computer science.

Section A 2d

Andy:What are you reading,Ken?

Ken:The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway.

Andy:Wow,now I know why you'r e so good at writing stories.

Ken:Yes,I want to be a writer.

Andy:Really?How are you going to become a writer?

Ken:①Well,I'm going to keep on writing stories,of course.What do you want to be?

Andy:②My parents want me to be a doctor,but I'm not sure about that.

Ken:Well,don't worry.Not everyone knows what they want to b e.Just make sure you try your best.Then you can be anything you want!

Andy:Yes,you're right.,

Section B 2b

1.Do you know what a resolution is?It's a kind of promise.①Most of the time,we make promises to other people.(“Mom,I promise I'm going to tidy my room when I get back from school.”)However,promises you make to yourself are resolutions,and the most common kind is New Year's resolutions.The_start_of_the_year_is_often_ a_time_for_making_resolutions.②When we make resolutions at the beginning of the year,we hope that we are going to improve our lives.③Some people write down their resolutions and plans for the coming year.This helps them to remember their resolutions.How_about_you_—_will_you_make_any_next_year?

2.There are different kinds of resolutions.Some are about physical health.For example,some people promise themselves they are going to start an exercise program or eat less fast food.④Many resolutions have to do with self-improvement.These are about making yourself a better person.⑤Some people m ight say they are going to take up a hobby like painting or taking photos,or learn to play the guitar.Some resolutions have to do with better planning,like making a weekly plan for schoolwork.For example,a student may have to find more time to study.

3.Although there are differences,most resolutions have one thing in common.People hardly ever keep them!There are good reasons for this.Sometimes the resolutions may be too difficult to keep.Sometimes people just forget about them.For this reason,some people say the best resolution is to have no resolutions!Others tell their family and friends about their wishes and plans.,

Unit 7Will people have robots?

Section A 2d

Nick:What are you reading,Jill?

Jill:It's a book about the future.

Nick:Sounds cool.So what will the future be like?

Jill:①Well,cities will be more crowded and polluted.There will be fewer trees and the environ ment will be in great danger.

Nick:That sounds bad!Will we have to move to other planets?

Jill:Maybe.But I want to live on the earth.

Nick:Me,too.Then what can we do?

Jill:②We can use less water and plant more trees.

③Everyone should play a part in saving the earth.,

Section B 2b

Do You Think You Will Have Y our Own Robot?

When we watch movies about the future,we sometimes see robots.They are usually just like human servants.①They help with the housework and do jobs like working in dirty or dangerous places.

②Today there are already robots working in factories.③For example,they can help to build cars,and they do simple jobs over and over again.Fewer people will do such jobs in the future because they are boring,but robots will never get bored.

④Some scientists believe that there will be more robots in the future.⑤However,they agree it may take hundreds of years.Scientists are now trying to make robots look like humans and do the same things as us.Some robots in Japan can even walk and dance.These kinds of robots are fun to watch.

But scientist James White thinks that it will be difficult for a robot to do the same things as a person.For example,it's easy for children to wake up and know where they are.⑥Mr.White thinks that robots won't be able to do this,but some scientists disagree.They think that robots will even be able to talk like humans in 25 to 50 years.

New robots will have many different shapes.Some will look like humans,and others might look like snakes.

⑦If buildings fall down with people inside,snake robots will be able to help look for people under the buildings.⑧That may not seem possible now,but computers and rockets seemed impossible 100 years ago.We never know what will happen in the future!,

Unit 8How do you make a banana milk shake?

Section A 2d

Anna:Sam,I want to make Russian soup for a party on Saturday.Can you tell me how?

Sam:Sure.First,buy some beef,one cabbage,four carrots,three potatoes,five tomatoes and one onion.Then,cut up the vegetables.

Anna:What's next?

Sam:①Next,put the beef,carrots and p otatoes into a pot and add some water.After that,cook them for 30 minutes.Then,add the cabbage,tomatoes and onion and cook for another 10 minutes.

Anna:OK,that's it?

Sam:②No,one more thing.③Finally,don't forget to add some salt.,

Section B 2b

Thanksgiving in the United States

①In most countries,people usually eat traditional food on special holidays.A special day in the United States is Thanksgiving.There are many reasons for this special day.For some people,it is a time to give thanks for food in the autumn.So it is always on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.At this time,people also remember the first travelers from England who came to live in America about 500 years ago.②These travelers had a long,hard winter,and many of them died.In the next autumn,they gave thanks for life and food in their new home.③These days,most Americans still celebrate this idea of giving thanks by having a big meal at home with their family.The main dish of this meal is almost always turkey,a large bird.

Making a turkey dinner

Here is one way to make turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner.

First,mix together some bread pieces,onions,salt and pepper.

④Next,fill the turkey with this bread mix.

Then,put the turkey in a hot oven and cook it for a few hours.

⑤When it is ready,place the turkey on a large plate and cover it with gravy.

Finally,cut the turkey into thin pieces and eat the meat with vegetables like carrots and potatoes.,

Unit 9Can you come to my party?

Section A 2d

Jeff:Hey,Nick,can you come to my house on Saturday?My cousin Sam from Xi'an is going to be here.

Nick:Oh,Sam!I remember we went bike riding together last fall when he visited you.

Jeff:Yes,that's right.

Nick:I'd love to come,but I'm afraid I can't.I have an exam on Monday so I must prepare for it.

Jeff:That's really too bad!①Oh,but Sam isn't leaving until next Wednesday.②Can you hang out with us on Monday night?

Nick:Sure!③Catch you on Monday!

Section B 2b

Hi David,

What a great idea!I really like Ms.Steen a lot.She helped me to improve my English so much.I'm sad to see her go,and this party is the best way to say “Thank you and goodbye.” I can help to buy some of the food and drinks.I can also help to bring Ms.Steen to the party.I already have a great idea about how to do that.

He Wei

Hi David,

Thanks so much for planning this.I'd love to come to the party,but I'm not available.①My family is taking a trip to Wuhan at the end of this month to visit my aunt and uncle.However,I'd still be glad to help out with any of the party preparations,like planning the games.Let me know if you need my help.

Jake

Dear classmates,

As I'm sure you know by now,our favorite teacher,Ms.Steen,is leaving soon to go back to the US.We're very sad that she's leaving because she is a fun teacher.To show how much we're going to miss her,let's have a surprise party for her next Friday the 28th!

Can you come to the party?If so,can you help with any of these things?

Please tell me by this Friday.

1) Buy food and drinks.

2) Think of games to play.

3) Prepare things we need for the games(glue,paper,pens,...).

4)②Bring Ms.Steen to the party without telling her so that she can be surprised.

③I look forward to hearing from you all.

David

Section B 3a

Dear Parents,

I would like to invite you to the opening of our new library at No.9 High School.The opening will be on the morning of Wednesday,January 8th at 9:00.After this,you can enjoy our school concert.Then lunch will be in the school hall at 12:00.Please dress smartly.I would also like to invite each parent to bring one book as a gift for the new library.④Please reply in writing to this invitation by Friday,December 20th.

Larry Smith

Headmaster,

Unit 10If you go to the party,you'll have a great time!

Section A 2d

Jeff:Hey,Ben.For the party next week,should we ask people to bring food?

Ben:No,let's order food from a restaurant.If we ask people to bring food,they'll just bring potato chips and chocolate because they'll be too lazy to cook.

Jeff:OK.For the games,do you think we should give people some small gifts if they win?

Ben:I think that's a great idea!If we do that,more people will want to play the games.

Jeff:Yes,the games will be more exciting,too.,

Section B 2b

a.If people have problems,they should get advice from an expert.

b.If people have problems,they should talk to other people.

c.①If people have problems,they should try to keep them to themselves.

Students these days often have a lot of worries:Sometimes t hey have problems with their schoolwork,and sometimes with their friends.What can they do about this?Some people believe the worst thing is to do http://www.wendangku.net/doc/f2e850f8c381e53a580216fc700abb68a882adce.htmlura Mills,a teenager from London,agrees.“Problems and worries are normal in life,” says Laura.“But I think talking to someone helps a lot.②Unless we talk to someone,we'll certainly feel worse.”

Laura once lost her wallet,and worried for days.She was afraid to tell her parents about it.She even walked three miles to school each day because she didn't have any money.She just kept thinking,“If I tell my parents,they'll be angry!” ③In the end,she talked to her parents and they were really understanding.

④Her dad said he sometimes made careless mistakes himself.They got her a new wallet and asked her to be more careful.“I will always remember to share my problems in the future!” Laura says.

Robert Hunt advises students about common problems.He feels the same way as Laura.“It is best not to run away from our problems.⑤We should always try to solve them.” He thinks the first step is to find someone you trust to talk to.This person doesn't need to be an expert like himself.⑥Students often forget that their parents have more experience than them,and are always there to help t hem.⑦In English,we say that sharing a problem is like cutting it in half.So you're halfway to solving a problem just by talking to someone about it!,