A young man asked Albert Einstein , the great German scientist , “What is the secret of success ?” The scientist told him that the secret of success is hard work.. A few days later, the young man asked the same question again . Einstein was very annoyed. He did not say anything , but wrote a few words on a piece of paper . On it was written: A=X+Y+Z.
“What does this mean ?” asked the young man .
期货配资公司“A means “ success”, explained the old scientist . “X stands for hard work ,Y is for good method (方法) and Z means stop talking and get down to work.”
( )1.The young man _________.
期货配资公司A. wanted to meet Einstein B. wanted to be a great scientist like Einstein
C. was eager (渴望) to know the secret of success
期货配资公司D. wanted to be a student of Einstein
( )2.“Y” stands for _______.
A. hard work B. great energy
期货配资公司C. great success D. good manner(方法)
期货配资公司( )3.The word “annoyed” means ________.
A. angry B. sad C. lovely D. glad
Sport is very popular in England. In other words, lots of English people like the idea of sport. A lot watch sport on TV. But the number of people who take part in sport is quite small. On the whole, English people prefer to be fat rather than thin.
期货配资公司The most popular sport in England is football. Football is played on Saturday afternoon in most towns and the supporters (支持者) of a certain team will travel from one end of the country to the other to see their team play. There are four divisions (级别) of the football league. Not surprisingly the best teams are in the first division. But the best supporters are often in the fourth division. You have to be a good supporter to watch the fourth division football!
Many other sports are also played in England, such as golf, in which you try to knock a ball into a hole; basketball, in which you try to get a ball through a net; tennis, in which you try to hit a ball so that your opponent (对手) can not hit it. As you see, if the ball had not been invented, there would have been no sport.
期货配资公司Actually, that is not quite true. Athletics(田径) isn’t played with a ball, nor horseracing. Perhaps that is why they are not as popular as football!
( )4. _______ is the most popular sport in England.
A. Basketball B. Football C. Golf D. Tennis
期货配资公司( )5.You have to be a good supporter to watch the _______ division football.
A. first B. second C. third D. fourth
( )6. English people don’t take part in sport because they ________.
A. like watching TV B. are too busy
C. feel really tired D. prefer to be fat
( )7. Why are English people interested in sport?
期货配资公司A. They have their own teams. B. The games are played on Saturday.
期货配资公司C. They like the idea of sport. D. They like travelling across England.
Hundreds of years ago，a Roman army(军队) came north from England to make a war(战争)on Scotland. The Scots loved their country very much. They wanted to drive the Romans out of Scotland，but there were too many Romans. It seemed(好像)that the Romans would win. One night，the leader(指挥者)of Scots took his soldiers to the top of a hill. "We will rest here tonight，my men,"he said. "Tomorrow we will have one more battle(战役). We must win or we will die."
They were all very tired，so they ate their supper quickly and fell asleep. The Romans were not asleep. Quickly they got to the foot of the hill. Slowly they climbed up the hillside，make sure not to make a sound. Closer and closer they came to the sleeping Scots. They were almost at the top. A few minutes more，the war would be over. Suddenly，one of them put his foot on a thistle(蓟). He cried out and his sudden cry woke(唤醒) the Scots. In a moment，they were on their feet and ready for battle. The battle was hard but it did not last long. In the end, the Scots drove out the Romans and saved their country.
The thistle is not a beautiful plant(植物). It has needles(针)all over it. Few people like it. But the people of Scotland liked it so much that they made it their national flower.
( )8. Hundreds of years ago，there was a war between ________.
A. Roman army and North England B. Roman army and the Scots
期货配资公司C. England and Scots D. a brave people and the Scots
期货配资公司( )9. At first it seemed that the Romans would win because ________.
期货配资公司A. the Scots were not brave B. the Roman army was so strong
期货配资公司C. the Scots did not have a good leader
期货配资公司D. the Romans had the support from the Scottish
( )10.The leader of Scots let his soldiers rest the top of the hill because ______________.
期货配资公司A. they were sure to win the next day.
期货配资公司B. they would have one important battle the next day.
期货配资公司C. they were tired. D. the Romans would come to the top.
期货配资公司( )11. The Romans climbed up the hill quietly because ________.
A. they didn't want to wake the Scots
B. they wanted to reach the top
C. they wanted to catch the four guards first
D. they were afraid of the sharp needles of the thistle
( )12. The people of Scotland made thistle their national flower because ________.
期货配资公司A. it is a beautiful plant B. it is fresh and lovely
C. it had so many needles all over it
D. The thistle helped the Scots to win the battle
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