Do you like sports? All over the world people enjoy sports. Sports can help people to keep healthy, happy and to live1. What sports do you like? People often2different games in winter and summer. Summer is good3swimming. And in winter people often go skating. Some sports are very popular around the world4basketball, football and running. Do you often run? Are you good at it? Here is a funny story about running!
Peter and Mike are in the5class. Peter was born in a poor family. But Mike's father is a shopkeeper and is6. When Peter gets into trouble, Mike always7him. Peter likes to have sports. And he is good at running. 8can catch up with him in his school and he often wins the 400-meter race.
It was Sunday. Mike and Peter went to a forest to have a picnic, Mike took a lot of9there. They ate and drank and then began to go fishing in the river. The two boys enjoyed themselves there. Suddenly they10a great noise. They looked around and found it was11behind a big tree. They were both very12. Peter put on his shoes13and was going to run away. Mike14him and said, "It's no use for us. The tiger runs15than us. Let's find a way." "It doesn't matter," said Peter, "I'm sure I'll run faster than you!"
Don't you think you should learn to run fast?
Mother's Day is a holiday for mothers. And on this day, mothers don't work. It is on the second Sunday in May. It is celebrated in the United States, England, Sweden, India, Mexico and some other countries. Little by little, it becomes widely celebrated. On that day, many people send presents of love to their mothers. Those whose mothers are still living often wear a pink or red rose or carnation(康乃馨), while those whose mothers are dead(去世) wear a white one.
The idea of a day for mothers are first given by Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia(费城). The celebration of the first American Mother's Day was held in Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. Soon the holiday became popular around the country and the world.
The sun is always shining(照射). But it can only shine on one side(一边) of the earth(地球) at one time. When the sun is shining on one side of the earth, it is night on the other side.
At night, you can see the stars. The stars are in the sky(天空) all day. But the light(光) from the sun is so bright(明亮的) that you can't see them. When night comes, there is no light, and the stars are bright enough to see. The stars look very small. But some of them are even bigger than the sun. They look small because they are so far away from you. Big things look much smaller when they are far away. The sun is closer to the earth than other stars, so it looks bigger.
Running is becoming popular these days. Many of us run for our health. Doctors say many of the health problems come from these bad habits: eating too much, drinking too much, smoking too much and not having enough exercise. Doctors tell us, "Eat less, don't smoke, and exercise more.
Running is good exercise because it helps build a strong heart. It also helps most people lose weight(重量). One 68-year-old woman runs three times a week. She runs to lose weight. "I love to eat," she says.
Running is good for our health in other ways, too. Many runners say running makes colds and other small health problems go away. "Running is my doctor," says one man.
Running can also help people to relax. So today men and women of all ages enjoy running.
Many people go on winter vacations to get away from the cold weather or the city life. But how do you pick a winter vacation destination(目的地) for your family?
⒈Budget: Know how much you want to spend on your vacation, Then you can know how far you can travel and what kind of activities you can enjoy.
⒉Family Likes & Dislikes: You don't want to visit the sea if your family are afraid of water, so you need to know what their likes and dislikes are.
⒊Activities: Know about activities around the vacation destination. For example, if you want to go swimming, can you? If you want to go to parks, are they open?
⒋Accommodations(住宿): Hotels are expensive. Look for vacation home rentals (出租的房屋). You can get so much more that you would never get at a hotel. You can also cook by yourselves to save money from eating out.
A. In a word, it's good for us students to join school clubs to develop ourselves in an all-round(全面的) way. Why not choose a club right now and go for it?
B. Nowadays, some students think joining school clubs is not good for their studies. But I don't think so. I think it's important for us students to choose our favorite club and join it.
C. Li Hong for Class 3 was once a shy girl. But after joining the club, she works on her abilities by helping others in study and organizing activities. She now becomes more outgoing." As students, we should not always get ' buried' in our books, "said Zhang Xuan, my desk mate. I am now in an English drama(戏剧) club. I can both practice my English and improve my acting skills.
D. School clubs play an important part in our school lives. They can make our lives better, and improve us as well. In the clubs, we can get skills, knowledge and friendship.
Do you care if your friends are the same as you or different from you? I don't. And my favorite________(谚语)is, "A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. "Tara is my good friend. We often share some ________(信息)from school. We are both________(有才干的)in music. But I'm more outgoing than her. She is more________(严肃的)than me. She________(几乎不)ever surfed the Internet, read________(杂志)or watched TV________(节目). She is more hard-working than me. Last Sunday, I went to a farm near a________(山丘)with her. We did many interesting________(活动). We saw hens, ducks and pigs there and we had a________(精彩的) time.
Helen is in Grade Eight. She smiles at everyone and she's always glad to help others. But do you know she had a sad story?
Helen's parents died in ________fire when she was nine years old. After that, her aunt and uncle adopted(收养) her. They sent her to a new school. In that school, Helen________(know) nothing about her new classmates. She didn't talk too much and she was________(shy)and quieter than most kids. That made________difficult for her to make friends, so she had few friends at school. Her aunt and uncle worried about her.________(lucky), Helen met a funny girl named Sandy. After making friends________Sandy, Helen became more outgoing________before. Sandy usually tells jokes to make her laugh and Helen often helps Sandy with her studies. Now they are good friends.
Helen is really hard-working and she always________(get) A's in her subjects. Sandy says, "Helen studies very hard. She often helps me with my homework. Now I'm getting better________(grade) with her help________she is different from me, I like her very much.