People ha ve flown kites in Japan for over 1,000 years. There are different kinds of kites there. Some look like bats; others look like birds. Most have pictures on them. There are many interesting stories about kites in Japan. One story tells about a thief who used a kite. He wanted to steal the gold from the top of a high tower. The thief and his friends made a large kite. One dark windy night he caught hold of the kite. His friends raised it into the air. Then they moved the kite near the top of the tower. The thief was able to steal the gold. Another story tells about a father and a son. They were in trouble on an island near Japan. The father made a large kite. His son flew in it back to Japan. The young men of Japan have kite matches. When the kites are flying, the match starts. The young men try to break each other’s kite strings. The last kite left in the sky is the winner.
1. People have flown kites in Japan for _________.
A. less than 1,000 years. B. more than 1,000 years.
C. less than 1,500 years. D. more than1,500 years.
2. Most kites in Japan _________.
A. are very large. B. are quite small.
C. look small ,but beautiful. D. look nice with pictures.
3. In the kite match the young men try to .
A. stop each ot her’s kites from flying in the shy B. make their kites fly high
C. keep his own kite low to fall firstly. D. make very large kites themselves
4. The father in the passage made a large kite to help his son to _________.
A. fly over the island B. fly over the sea C. return home D. ask for some help
5. The passage mainly tells us .
A. how to fly kites B. how a kite match starts
C. something about the kites in Japan D. the use of kites
New rules for school students came out in March. Our school is going to use a new way to decide who the top students are in July. The best students won’t only have high marks (分数). They are not supposed to dye(染) their hair, smoke or drink, either. The following are some of the new rules. Tell the truth. Have you ever copied someone else’s work on an exam? Don’t do it again! An honest student shouldn’t do that. If you have played computer games for two hours in your room, don’t tell your parents that you have done homework. Do more at school. Good students love animals and care for other people. April is Bird-Loving Month in China. Is your school doing anything to celebrate? You should join! That way, you can learn more about animals and how to protect them. When more people work togethe r, they will have more fun. Have you ever quarreled with your teammates when your basketball team lost? Only working together can make your team stronger. Be friendly to the people you are with. Try to think of others. Not only yourself. Be open to new ideas. Have you ever thought that people could live on the moon? Maybe you’ll discover another Earth someday. Don’t look down on new ideas. Everyone’s ideas are important. You should welcome them, because new ideas make life better for everyone. Protect yourself. Has someone ever taken money from one of your classmates? Don’t let it happen to you. If you have to go home late, you should let your parents know. Use the Internet carefully. The Internet can be very useful for your studies. But some things on the Internet aren’t for kids. So try to look at web pages that are good for you. You can use the web for fun or homework. Can’t you find any good websites for children? Here are some:
6. When did the school new rules come out?
A. In January. B. In March. C. In May. D. In July.
7. The passage tells us how to .
A. be top students B. do more at school C. care for others D. use the Internet
8. How many new rules are mentioned in this article?
A. Two. B. Four. C. Six. D. Eight.
9. Internet can for children.
A. be a waste of time B. be useful for their studies C. only be bad D. do homework for them
10. According to the passage, which of the following is not true ?
A. Take care of yourself when you are out.
B. Tell the truth, even when you are wrong.
C. Keep some animals to protect them.
D. Use the Internet, but keep away from bad things.