2019年11月23日 07:15


  The Ugly Queen
  In the ancient times, a queen ruled a beautiful country with green mountains and clear waters.While all the people of the country were very beautiful, the queen was extremely ugly. She had a short and fat body with a hooked nose and a crooked mouth.She was so ugly that nobody wanted to see her, for when they did they wouldn"t help laughing.
  The queen was so angry at heruglinessthatshewould lose her appetite for food, especiallywhencomparingher own image in the mirror with those of other people.
  She lay on her bed thinkinghowtobeautifyherself:there was no use in applying any powder on her face... Suddenly she had an idea: if she could smash all the mirrors in the country,the people would have no way to compare their images with hers without seeing their beauty.
  And then she gave a "royal order" and commanded all the people to smash their mirrors.Anybody acted against the order was to be put to death immediately. And now she felt relieved and thought nobody could find out who was beautiful and who was ugly.
  One autumn morning, she took many woman attendants to play along a lake.The lake was as clear as a mirror. The attendants laughed proudly when they saw their beautiful figures reflected in the lake.The ugly looking queen also saw her reflection and found it as ugly as before.She got so angry that she trembled.In great anger, she came up with an idea: simply tramp the big mirror till it breaks. She used all her power and jumped into the lake. Splash! The ugly looking queen fell into the lake.She struggled for a while but failed to get out of the water and sank to the bottom.
  Soon the water returned to its normal quietness and clarity.
  Now when people pass by the lake, their beautiful images are still reflected as clearly as before in the water.


  Value the Gold Coins of Your Life
  Abage lived on the prairie of Inner Mongolia.
  Once, young Abage and his father lost their way on the prairie. Abage was too tired and frightened to move any further. His father fumbled five coins out of the pocket, buried one into the pasture, put the other four into Abage"s hand and said, "Life consists of five gold coins, which is respectively held by childhood, juvenile, youth, middle age and old age. And now you have just used one, which was buried in the grassland. You can"t waste all five coins on the prairie but use them one by one and each time in different value, so that your life is well worth. Today we must pass through the prairie and you must go out of the prairie in future. The world is so large that we must travel many different places when alive. Don"t abandon your unused gold coins." That day Abage went out of the prairie with his father"s encouragement.
  Having grown up, Abage left his hometown and finally became an excellent captain.
  Value your life and you"ll be able to cross the adverse marshes.










  si、Iqbal Masih
  Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who was sold to a carpet industry as a child slave at the age of 4 for the equivalent of $12. Iqbal was held by a string to a carpet loom in a small town called Muridke near Lahore. He was made to work twelve hours per day. Due to long hours of hard work and insufficient food and care, Iqbal was undersized. At twelve years of age, Iqbal was the size of a six-year old boy. At the age of 10, he escaped the brutal slavery and later joined a Bonded Labor Liberation Front of Pakistan to help stop child labour around the world, and Iqbal helped over 3,000 Pakistani children that were in bonded labour, escape to freedom. Iqbal gave talks about child labour all around the world.
  He was murdered on Easter Sunday 1995. It is assumed by many that he was assassinated by members of the “Carpet Mafia” because of the publicity he brought towards the child labour industry. Some locals were accused of the crime, however.
  In 1994, Iqbal was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Award. In 2000, when The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child was formed, he was posthumously awarded this prize as one of the first laureates.
  wu、Nkosi Johnson
  Nkosi, born Xolani Nkosi, was born to Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi in a township east of Johannesburg in 1989. He never knew his father. Nkosi was HIV-positive from birth, and was legally adopted by Gail Johnson, a Johannesburg Public Relations practitioner, when his own mother, debilitated by the disease, was no longer able to care for him. The young Nkosi Johnson first came to public attention in 1997, when a primary school in the Johannesburg suburb of Melville refused to accept him as a pupil because of his HIV-positive status. The incident caused a furor at the highest political level—South Africa’s Constitution forbids discrimination on the grounds of medical status—and the school later reversed its decision.
  Nkosi was the keynote speaker at the 13th International AIDS Conference, where he encouraged AIDS victims to be open about the disease and to seek equal treatment. Nkosi finished his speech with the words.
  "Care for us and accept us-we are all human beings. We are normal. We have hands. We have feet. We can walk, we can talk, we have needs just like everyone else-don"t be afraid of us-we are all the same!"
  Nelson Mandela referred to Nkosi as an “icon of the struggle for life.” He was ranked fifth amongst SABC"s Great South Africans. At the time of his death, he was the longest-surviving HIV-positive born child.
  Together with his foster mother, Nkosi founded a refuge for HIV positive mothers and their children, Nkosi’s Haven, in Johannesburg. In November 2005, Gail represented Nkosi when he posthumously received the International Children’s Peace Prize from the hands of Mikhail Gorbachev. Nkosi’s Haven received the US $100,000 prize money from the KidsRights Foundation as well as a statuette which has been named the Nkosi in Nkosi Johnson’s honour. Nkosi’s life is the subject of the book We Are All the Same by Jim Wooten.
  ( ) 1. He was late for school that morning, ________ ?
   A. wasn"t heB. was heC. did heD. didn"t he
  ( ) 2. She will have lunch at school, ________ ?
   A. doesn"t sheB. won"t sheC. is sheD. will she
  ( ) 3. She doesn"t talk much, ________ ?
   A. is he B. doesn"t sheC. did sheD. does she
  ( )4. The computer is very useful to us, ________ ?
   A. isn"t itB. isn"t the computerC. does itD. doesn"t it
  ( )5. There is going to be an English party this afternoon, ________ ?
   A. is thereB. is going thereC. isn"t thereD. did there
  ( )6. That is her dictionary, ________ ?
   A. isn"t thatB. is thatC. does itD. isn"t it
  ( )7. She has a brother and a sister, ________ ?
   A. hasn"t sheB. has sheC. don"t sheD. does she
  ( ) 8. He really must go now, ________ ?
   A. must heB. doesn"t heC. mustn"t heD. must he
  ( )9. You need a new bike, ________ ?
   A. don"t youB. do youC. needn"t youD. need you
  ( )10. Mary lost her pen, ________ ?
   A. didn"t sheB. didn"t MaryC. doesn"t sheD. wasn"t she
  ( )11. He can hardly believe it, ________ ?
   A. can"t heB. can heC. is heD. cannot he
  ( ) 12. Somebody told me about it yesterday, ________ ?
   A. did theyB. didn"t somebodyC. didn"t theyD. did he
  ( ) 13. We do morning exercises in the morning, ________ ?
   A. do weB. did weC. didn"t weD. don"t we
  ( ) 14. You have got nothing to say, ________ ?
   A. have youB. haven"t youC. had youD. you have
  ( ) 15. The Arab has never seen such a camel, ________ ?
   A. hasn"t heB. has the ArabC. did heD. has he
  ( ) 16. She does well in English, ________ ?
   A. doesn"t sheB. does sheC. did she D. isn"t she
  ( ) 17. He speaks neither Russian nor French, ________ ?
   A. can"t heB. doesn"t heC. does heD. aren"t there
  ( ) 18. There is little time left ________ ?
   A. isn"t thereB. is thereC. are thereD. aren"t there
  ( ) 19. She doesn"t much care for a car, ________ ?
   A. is sheB. does sheC. doesn"t sheD. did she
  ( ) 20. Somebody borrowed my bike yesterday, ________ ?
   A. didn"t they B. did theyC. did heD. doesn"t he
  ( ) 21. There aren"t thirty days in February, are there? No, _________ .
   A. there areB. there aren"tC. there doD. there don"t
  ( ) 22. You don"t think so, ________ ?
   A. don"t youB. aren"t youC. are youD. do you
  ( ) 23. They have never been to the Summer Palace, ________ ?
   A. have theyB. haven"t youC. don"t youD. aren"t you
  ( ) 24. Kate"s father will go to London for his holiday, ________ ?
   A. won"t heB. will heC. doesn"t heD. isn"t he
  ( )25. My daughter wants to learn popular music, ________ ?
   A. doesn"t sheB. isn"t sheC. does sheD. will she


  (一)Who Keeps Such a Grand Birthday?
  Five years ago Liu Dong and his wife began to work in America. Before they left China, they asked his mother to1their two-year-old son Liu Lu. Last August the old woman2her son. In the letter Liu Dong said he wished them to3with them in New York. Of course, the old woman and her grandson were both4and flew to the biggest city in the world soon after that.
  Mr Liu5his son English at home and the boy6a lot after a year. Now he can both speak and write. And he can7the American children in their building in English.
  Liu Dong sent his son to8school nearly four months ago. The boy has enjoyed9in the American school. He can catch what his teachers say 10 and do all his homework by himself. Now he 11several American children and he often plays with them.
  It was12 20 and Christmas was coming. Liu Lu came back and said,"We"re going to have a week holiday the day after tomorrow, Grandma."
   "One of my classmates will keep(庆zhu) his birthday."
   " 14 ?" the old woman said in surprise. "Who"s going to keep such agrand(long重的) birthday?"
   "I don"t know," answered the boy. "I 15 his name is Jesus Christ(耶suji督)."
  1. A. get on well withB. take care ofC. catch up withD. operate on
  2. A. calledB. received C. heard fromD. heard of
  3. A. liveB. studyC. rest D. travel
  4. A. sadB. sorryC. worriedD. happy
  5. A. showedB. readC. taught D. asked
  6. A. forgot B. foundC. remembered D. learned
  7. A. talk withB. look for C. play withD. fall behind
  8. A. nearB. the nearestC. far D. the farthest
  9. A. herB. herself C. him D. himself
  10. A. in class B. at homeC. on his wayD. in the buses
  11. A. has known B. has made friends with
   C. has hurtD. has troubled
  12. A. SeptemberB. NovemberC. DecemberD. January
  13. A. whyB. whatC. whichD. whom
  14. A. SorryB. InterestingC. ReallyD. Wrong
  15. A. seeB. listenC. guessD. hear
  (二)The Thief"s Excuse
  Bill was the only son in his family. His parents1him to his sisters. All his family were often busy2him. They looked after him and he did nothing at home. He didn"t put his3into his studies and learned little at school. Later on his parents 4and his sisters married. He couldn"t live on without their help. At first his sisters found a job for him, but he thought it was5and left the factory. He sold his house and got some money. He had to6in the park in the night.
  About half a year he7it all on his food and clothes and the young man got into trouble.
  One evening Bill was so8that he couldn"t fall asleep. He was walking in the street to look for some food. He saw an old man9his bike in front of a shop and went in. He looked around and there was nobody there. He 10it away quickly. He went to a village the next morning and11it to a farmer. Since then on he began to steal in the town.