Dear Museum Scientists,
My name is Yang Jingjing. ____1____ live by the sea, near a mangrove swamp (红树林沼泽地).
My mom is ____2____ tour guide. She knows a lot about the mangrove swamp. She loves ____3____ people the beautiful animals that live there. I am writing to you ____4____ I’m worried about what is happening near my home. The mangroves are home to many ____5____ such as birds, butterflies, snakes and so on. Down in the water under the trees are homes of fish and shrimp. The mangroves also protect us ____6____ wind, waves and floods (浪潮与水灾).
However, in the past few years, things ____7____ greatly. These changes bring lots of worries to more and more people. New neighborhoods (社区) ____8____ last year and the year before. It turned the place with mangroves into stores, houses, cinemas, restaurants and car parks. What is even ____9____, all these things are still going on! What will happen to the animals that live in the mangroves? I don’t know ____10____. How I wish we can find a way to live together with the mangroves and animals!
Sincerely yours,
Yang Jingjing
1. A. My B. Mine C. I D. Me
2. A. a B. an C. the D. /
3. A. show B. to show C. give D. to give
4. A. although B. before C. because D. unless
5. A. plant B. plants C. animal D. animals
6. A. from B. with C. about D. for
7. A. has changed B. have changed C. is changing D. are changing
8. A. build B. are built C. built D. were built
9. A. bad B. worse C. good D. better
10. A. what we can do B. what can we do C. how we can do D. how can we do
One morning when Liu Tao woke up, he jumped out of his bed happily. He had a ____11____ idea. He would build a tree house! Liu Tao asked his dad, “Is it OK if I build a tree house in the old tree outside the ____12____?”
“It’s not only OK,” said Dad. “I’ll even ____13____ you build it.”
When they finished breakfast, both of them went out to the ____14____ in their garden and began to measure (测量). Then they got some boards and started to ____15____ them with a saw (锯子). When the pieces were ready, Liu Tao climbed up in the tree and Dad handed him the boards. They fixed the boards to some ____16____ branches.
Some birds were singing around them but they had no time to enjoy the ____17____ of the birds. Building a tree house was much work and lots of things were waiting for Liu Tao and his dad. They worked the whole ____18____. They even put a roof over the tree house so that it could keep ____19____ in the rain. At last, they finished just before dark.
Early that night, Liu Tao asked his brother if he could borrow a sleeping bag.
“Sure,” said the brother. “But _____20_____ I go with you?”
“Of course, you can.” Liu Tao smiled. Then they both ran upstairs to get ready.
11. A. boring B. wrong C. great D. similar
12. A. park B. school C. shop D. house
13. A. make B. hear C. help D. watch
14. A. tree B. chair C. flower D. stone
15. A. wash B. cut C. sell D. paint
16. A. strong B. weak C. dead D. new
17. A. shapes B. dances C. songs D. colors
18. A. morning B. afternoon C. night D. day
19. A. cold B. dry C. hot D. wet
20. A. must B. should C. need D. can
If someone is 2.57 meters tall, we would say this person is super tall. Can this person be the tallest on record?
The tallest man in history was Robert Pershing Wadlow. He was 2.72 meters tall! When he was born, he was just like other babies. But as he was growing, he became unusual from other children. Let’s take a look at the timeline of Robert’s early years of life:
1918 Robert Pershing Wadlow was born on February 22. He weighed a normal (正常的) 3.9 kilograms. When he was six months old, he weighed 13.6 kilograms.
1919 When he was 18 months old, he weighed almost 30 kilograms.
1923 Robert went to kindergarten—the place like a school or class for children aged five. He was already 1.7 meters tall. He could wear the clothes of a 17-year-old boy.
1926 When Robert was eight years old, he was over 1.8 meters tall.
1927 Robert could carry his father up the stairs (楼梯) of their home.
21. How tall is the tallest person in history?
A. 2.57 meters. B. 2.75 meters. C. 2.27 meters. D. 2.72 meters.
22. In which year did Robert weigh almost 30 kilograms?
A. In 1919. B. In 1923. C. In 1926. D. In 1927.
23. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. Robert was just like other babies at birth.
B. At the age of six, Robert weighed 13.6 kilograms.
C. Robert was 1.7 meters tall when he was eight years old.
D. In 1926, Robert could carry his father up the stairs.

24. What kind of writing is the text?
A. Email. B. Ad. C. Story. D. News.
25. How many activities are listed here for the children to enjoy?
A. Nine. B. Eight. C. Seven. D. Six.
26. The underlined word “contact” probably means “________” in the text.
A. write to B. communicate with C. learn from D. agree with
27. Who is the text written for?
A. Children who want to enjoy the hotel activities.
B. Children who pass by the Happy Holidays Hotel.
C. Parents who stay at the Happy Holidays Hotel.
D. Parents who are very busy with their work.
Do you know the word migrate? It is a word usually used to talk about certain animals such as birds, fish and so on. When animals migrate, they travel a long way from one part of the world to another according to the season. For example, swallows (燕子) migrate south in winter. Many animals migrate—they do this often at the same time and to the same place each year. They move to places where conditions are better—where the weather is warmer, where there is more food and water, or where their young will be safer.
People also migrate. When people migrate, they go to live in another area or country, especially in order to find work. In English, when people leave their home country in order to live in another country, we use the word emigrate instead of migrate. From migrate and emigrate come the words migration and emigration. However, if people move from their home country to another to live there forever (永久地), the word changes from emigrate to immigrate in the English language. Then the word immigration is born.
Isn’t word-making of the English language interesting? And can this process (过程) of finding out the relationships between words and learning them in a group or groups be a way for you to learn the language?
Based on Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 6th edition.
28. Which of the following situations can match the main idea of Paragraph 1?
A. Snakes move into holes to sleep in winter.
B. Fish swim to clean waters because of pollution.
C. Birds fly very far away to find food and return to give it to their babies.
D Monarch butterflies in North America fly south to stay away from the cold.
29. According to the passage, if people ________ , they leave their home country to live in another forever.
A. travel B. migrate C. emigrate D. immigrate
30. The passage is written to ________.
A. introduce migration of animals B. tell readers a way of learning English
C. show how English words change D. explain why people migrate

Every year in the U. S, there are about 500 tornadoes, a natural disaster (灾害;灾难), from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, lowa and into South Dakota. ____31____.
The “tornado season” is usually in spring, but the people in Tormado Alley are always ready for them and they always listen to the news. When the warnings come, ____32____. They find somewhere safe to stay. At home, the best place is the basement—a room that is used to store things under the level of the ground. If there is no basement, a room without windows like the bathroom is also a safe place.
“____33____ so that we can get ready and won’t feel afraid when there’s a tornado,” says Tiffany Taylor, a high school student from Texas. “There’s no basement at my school, so we usually go to the hallways on the lowest floors. Of course, we never sit near the windows.”
After the tornado, people first check to see if it is safe to go out and then they check the buildings and the area for damage (破坏). ____34____!
In China, we are not so often troubled by tornadoes, but we do have disasters like earthquakes, or an unexpected fire. It is important to know how to keep us safe when a disaster happens. Remember: in order to stay safe in natural disasters, ____35____. For example, we’d better keep disaster plans in mind and practice often.
A. people follow their disaster plans
B. And usually there is a lot of damage
C. This is because there are a lot of tornadoes
D. At school, we often have practice
E. people run out of their homes with fear
F. we should get well prepared
G. That’s why this area is called “Tornado Alley”

In October 2021, a local newspaper told a story of a common man, Jia Shuangdeng. He ____41____ from Shaanxi Province. He not only works hard but has helped many deaf people ____42____ a better life as well.
At the age of 14 something ____43____ happened to Jia and turned him into a deaf person. Sad and heartbroken, he had to leave school and learned by ____44____ at home for more than two years. Later, with other ____45____ help, he cheered up and made a living by making shoes. He ____46____ many diffculties but he faced them bravely and kept on working hard. ____47____ his shoes became popular and sold well. After a few years, he started his own factory and it was ____48____ However, he didn’t forget those who had helped him. So he decided to help the people in need. These years, he has offered many deaf people chances to work.
What he did has benefited (有益于) lots of deaf people. “The person I want to thank ____49____ in my life is Mr. Jia. Thanks to him, I’ve got a good job and have a happy life now. He always tells us although we are disabled, we can also ______50______ our dreams by working hard,” said Xie Ting, who was helped by Jia.
My name is Xue Mingwen, a middle school student. My brother is two years younger than me. He is now in Grade 6 at a primary school. Both of us like reading famous stories and we often share storybooks. Some stories are famous because people have been telling them for many years. Others, such as fables (寓言), are famous because they have an excellent ending or teach a good lesson—a moral in other words.
The other day, my brother shared a very old story from an English storybook. Both of us were attracted (吸引) by the new, useful language in the fable that everyone can tell. Although the story was simple, it was educational. It is our decision that we should share it here. We hope you can learn more words and a new way or two of expressing your ideas in English after you read this fable.

51. Who is Xue Mingwen?
He is most probably a ________ of Grade ________.
52. What was Xue Mingwen’s opinion of the old story according to Paragraph 2?
He thought it was ________.
53. How did the two brothers decide to deal with the story after reading it?
They decided to ________ with readers.
54 What is the name of the fable here?
It is ________.
55. What new word(s), phrase(s) or sentence(s) can you learn from the old story above?
I can learn①________, ②_______ and more.
(Two students will go back to school after having classes online for a week. Li Xiaowen’s phone is ringing ...)
A: Hello, Li Xiaowen speaking.
B: Hi, Xiaowen. ________56________?
A: I’m preparing all my school things for tomorrow. I’m really excited about going back to school.
B: Me too! Thanks to the government, we can go back to school so soon.
A: ________57________. The government has really done a lot to fight COVID-19.
B: So it has. Now our life can go back to normal. ________58________?
A: We will get to school at 7:50.
B: How will you go to school?
A: By bike. ________59________?
B: I will walk to school. I can’t wait to see our classmates. See you tomorrow.
A: ________60________.
61. 学校是个大家庭,这里充满了欢声笑语、爱与温暖。你们学校即将举办以 “School Is a Big Family”为题的英语演讲比赛。请根据下列要求,从结构图的三个方面写一篇英文演讲稿。

be patient (with), care about, encourage, share, help, understand, love, have fun, ...
Good afternoon, everyone!
I am glad to be here to give a speech. My topic is “School Is a Big Family”.
Thank you for your time!