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It's a place in an airport or on a ship that sells alcohol, cigarettes, etc. without the tax that you have to pay if you buy them in a country. What is it?
This happens when you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen. What are you doing?
When two people do this against each other, they hit and kick the other person in order to hurt them. What are they doing?
Read the letter. Then answer questions.
I'm going to stay in Miami during the summer vacation. I found a lovely beach house near Miami Beach. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, and a garage.
I rented it for two months. So if you haven't set up any plans yet, you are more than welcome to stay with me. Talk to you later.
Where is the beach house?
How long can Jennifer stay at the beach house?
Read the letter. Then answer the questions.
How are you doing? Do you like your new home? How's your new school? lt has been a month since you moved to your new city. Did you make many friends? We all miss you a lot. We talk about our best player (That's you!) when we play basketball after school. We had a tournament last week, and we came in second. If you were here, we could have won the whole thing.
Write to tell us how you are doing and what your new school is like. Let's keep in touch. Take care.
Your best friend,
What is true about Alex?
Why did Michael write a letter to Alex?
Read Lucy's bank record. Then answer questions.
What type of money did Lucy get on December 3rd?
What did Lucy do on December 4th?
How much money did Lucy earn on December 11th?
What is true about Lucy's last balance?
Read the instruction. Then answer the questions.
The library provides the materials and the quiet environment needed for scholarly work. Please respect the library by following these rules:
1. Students mustn't bring food into the library.
2. Drinks (hot or cold) can be brought in to the library but only if they are in a container such as a sports bottle, travel mug or keep cup.
3. Mobile phones must be turned to "silent" mode.
4. Conversations on mobile phones must be held outside of the library.
5. The rule of silence must be respected and antisocial behaviour will not be accepted.
6. All books and magazines must be returned to the shelves after use.
Students who do not follow these rules will be required to leave, and repeat ones will not allowed to use the library until they leave the school.
What mustn't students do in the library?
What does the rule 4 mean?
What will happen if students break the rules more than once?
Read the story. Then answer the questions.
In a busy bus station, there is a little girl sitting all alone on a bench. She stares at the floor as all the busy travelers rush around her. She does not move.
Some of the people are in such a big hurry that they do not notice her. Other people look at her, but they think, "She is not my daughter. She is someone else's responsibility. I am sure her mother and father must be close." They continue running to where they need to go.
After some time, a man stops next to the girl. He is very tired after a long day of work, and he just wants to get to his home as quickly as possible so that he can be with his family. But he cannot just leave this little girl alone. He cannot see her parents anywhere. The little girl is no older than his own little daughter!
The man walks up the girl. "Hello," he says. "Are you all right? Are your parents here with you?"
The little girl does not even look up at him. He gently sits down next to her and touches her shoulder. Now she lifts her head, and he can see that she is crying. He feels terrible!
But he gives her a very warm smile and holds out his hand. She looks scared, but she takes his hand and lets him lead her to the bus station information desk. He helps her sit down on a chair next to the desk and explains the situation to the security guard.
The guard makes an announcement over the speakers. "Attention: a young girl is waiting for her parents at the information desk. If you are looking for your daughter, please come immediately! Thank you."
A couple of minutes later, a woman comes running toward the desk. As soon as she sees the little girl, she shouts and runs up to her. She lifts the girl into her arms and holds her very tight. Then she separates herself from her daughter and looks at her face while she says, "I am here, Andrea. Everything is okay. I love you, honey."
Then she turns and greets the man. "Thank you so much, sir," she says. "We got separated in the crowd earlier. My daughter is deaf, so I could not make an announcement over the speakers for her. I was looking for her everywhere. I was so worried!"
Now the man understands why the little girl did not look at him until he touched her shoulder. He feels happy that he has helped. It must have been very scary for little Andrea and her mother! He smiles and thinks of how he will tell his family about this. He is a father, too. He knows how important it is to love and help all children.
(Adapted from really-learn-english.com)
What do other people do when they see the girl?
How does the man help Andrea find her mother?
Why doesn't the girl answer the man when he talks to her?
What can be the best title of the passage?
Read the passage and answer the questions.
Eliza stared out of the back of the covered wagon. Fields of grass stretched for miles and miles behind them. Eliza thought she had felt every single bump of the wagon along the way.
Riding in the back of the wagon was definitely not comfortable. She and her sister Martha were squeezed in among all of the family’s belongings. Wooden chests held clothes and blankets. Crates held her mother’s iron pots and pans. A barrel held bread and dried meat for the long journey.
Eliza sighed. She had been happy at their home in Ohio. But her father was eager to settle out west. There was rich farmland for the taking out there. He dreamed of a cabin and fields of corn. But Eliza missed her little house in Ohio. She missed her friends. She knew life on a farm was hard work. Would there even be a school out there?
Her father didn’t seem to care about these things. “The Civil War is over,” he said. “It’s time for a fresh start for all of us.” So they had packed up their belongings and joined the next wagon train out west.
Eliza was relieved when the wagon came to a stop. The wagons in the train formed a circle. It was time to get out, stretch, and cook the evening meal. The men had killed some wild pheasants the day before, so dinner would be tasty, at least.
Eliza hopped out of the wagon. They were in the middle of a prairie. Colorful flowers grew among the tall grasses. They made Eliza smile. She still wasn’t happy about the move out west. But at least the flowers were pretty.
(Adapted from readworks.org)
What did Eliza think about the new place she would move to?
We know that Eliza has arrived at the prairie because
Which of the following does not tell the date of this story?
Read the story. Then answer the questions.
Starting at a new school
By Anna Gray, age 11
I’ve just finished my first week at a new school and I’d like to tell you about it. Like other children in my country, I went to primary school until I was eleven and then I had to go to a different school for older children. I loved my primary school but I was excited to move to a new school.
It was very strange on our first day. There were some kids from my primary school there, but most of the children in my year group were from different schools. But I soon started talking to the girl who was sitting beside me in maths. She lives near me so we walked home together. We're best friends now.
When I saw our timetable there were lots of subjects, some were quite new to me! Lessons are harder now. They're longer and the subjects are more difficult, but the teachers help us a lot.
At primary school, we had all our lessons in one classroom. Now each subject is taught in a different room. It was difficult to find the classrooms at first because the school is so big. But the teachers gave us each a map of the school, so it's getting easier now.
The worst thing is that I have lots more homework to do now. Some of it is fun but I need to get better at remembering when I have to give different pieces of work to the teachers!
How did Anna feel about moving to a new school?
What does Anna say about the timetable at her new school?
Why couldn't Anna find her classrooms?
What does Anna say about the homework she has now?
Read the passage. Then answer the questions.
People have been making things out of paper since the Chinese invented it, over 2,000 years ago. In China, when someone died, they made houses, tables and chairs, and all kinds of other things out of paper. Then they burned them so that the smoke from them could go to "the next world" where the dead person could use them.
Sometime in the 7th century, people in Japan started folding paper to make things. The Japanese called it "origami", and today they still make many beautiful things from folded paper. They make not only birds and ships, but insects and other kinds of animals.
Some very famous people have been very good at origami, for example, Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, and Lewis Carroll, the man who wrote “Alice in Wonderland”.
(Adapted from New century readings Book 1)
The Chinese made paper houses to _____.
Lewis Carroll was very good at _____.
Read the passage. Then answer the questions.
Britain is rather small, only 242,000 sq km. It is 500 km wide and nearly 1000 km long. Great Britain is the largest island in Europe and the eighth largest in the world. Britain is an industrialized country. There are many parks in Britain. National Parks and conservation areas cover 20% of the land. There are two parts in Britain, including Highland Britain and Lowland Britain. The highest mountain is Ben Nevis in Scotland, one of the mountainous regions of the UK. It is 1,343m high. The largest cities in Britain are London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.
Britain is divided into 2 main parts which are _____.