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Seeing the doctor
Dreams are images or thoughts that pass through our mind during sleep. Nightmares are dreams that frighten us.
We all dream. Adults probably dream about four times each night, but they do not usually remember their dreams.
Almost all children have nightmares and they often wake up feeling very frightened. Adults dont have nightmares as often as children.
No one knows! Some people say that our dreams organize the events of the day. Others say that we use our dream to help us solve problems. Some people believe that dreams predict the future.
Everyone wants to understand their dreams, but do dreams have meaning? Here are some common dreams, and their meanings:
Flying: You want to escape from everyday life. (People often feel happy after a dream about flying.)
Grass: Green grass means your life is going well, but brown grass means that youre not happy: are you depressed or worried about something?
Losing teeth: Youre afraid of losing someone close to you. (Or perhaps you should go to the dentist!)
Long hair: You want more freedom!
Fire: Youre very angry with someone. You should try to control your feelings.
Dreams are good for us, but we should try to avoid nightmares. You should try to relax before you go to bed and you shouldnt eat cheese or spicy food. You certainly shouldnt watch any horror films!
1. image n.形象
2. thought n.思考
3. nightmare n.恶梦
4. adult n.成年人
5. frighten v.使害怕；恐吓
6. event n.事件
7. solve v.解决
8. predict v.预测
9. escape v.逃跑
10. freedom n.自由
11. control v.控制
12. spicy adj.辣的
13. horror n.恐怖
( )1A dream about brown grass is _____.
A. good B. bad C. happy D. not bad
( )2 _____have more nightmares.
A. Adults B. Children C. Men D. Women
( )3Which of the following sentence is right?
A. Adults do not usually dream.
B. Children often have nightmares.
C. Everyone understands their dreams.
D. Dreams are bad for us.
( )4To stop nightmares, you _____.
A. should try to relax before going to bed.
B. shouldnt eat cheese or spicy food.
C. shouldnt watch any horror films.
D. A、B and C.
Old John went to see a doctor. The doctor examined and said, "Medicine cant help you. You must have a good rest. Go to a quiet place for a month, go to bed early, drink some milk, walk a lot and smoke one cigar a day."
"Thank you very much," said Old John, "I will do everything you say."
A month later Old John came to the doctor again. "Well," said the doctor, "Im glad to see you. You look much younger."
"Oh, doctor," said Old John, "I feel quite well now. I had a good rest. I went to bed early, I drank a lot of milk, and I walked a lot. Your advice certainly helped me. But you asked me to smoke one cigar a day, and the one cigar a day nearly killed me at first. Its no joke to start smoking at my age."
1. examine v.检查
2. medicine n.药
3. smoke n.吸烟
4. cigar n.雪茄烟
5. advice n.建议
6. kill v.杀死
7. joke n.玩笑
( )1The doctor_____ .
A. asked him to take some medicine
B. asked him not to take any medicine
C. didnt say any word about medicine
D. gave him some medicine
( )2Old John _____ after a month.
A. didnt get well B. got well
C. was young D. was old
( )3Which one is true?
A. Old John smoked before.
B. Old John didnt somke before.
C. Old john didnt smoke a cigar a day.
D. Old John smoked less than before.
( )4When Old John was ill, he looked _____.
A. young B. old
C. younger D. older
( )5The best title(题目) of this passage should (应该) be _____.
A. Old John
B. Old John is ill
C. The doctors advice
D. Old John did as the doctor asked him
What is the best way to study? This is a very important question. Some Chinese students often ___1__ very hard for long hours. This is a __2___ habit, but it is not a better way to study. An efficient student must __3___ enough sleep, enough food and enough rest. Every week you __4___ to go out for a walk or visit some friends or some nice places. Its good ___5__ your study. When you return to your studies, youll find yourself ___6__ than before and youll learn more.
Maybe we can ___7__ that learning English is __8___ taking Chinese medicine. We dont mean that its bitter. We mean that like Chinese medicine, the efficient of your study __9___ slowly but surely. ___10__ slowly but surely every day and effects will come just like Chinese medicine.
1. habit n.习惯
2. efficient adj.讲效率的
3. enough adj.足够的
4. return v.回到
5. bitter adj.苦的通读短文选出一个最佳答案
Most people want to work, but it has become more difficult in todays world to find work for everybody. The economics of the world needs to grow by 4% each year just to keep the old number of jobs for people. Often this is not possible, and so more people are without work. Some people have no jobs now because new machines can do the work of many people in a shorter time. Also, machines do not ask for more money and longer holidays. In all of the countries of the world machines are taking work from people, not only in factories but also on farms. One machine can often do the work of forty people. About 75000 people are moving to the cities a day to look for jobs, but only 70% of them can find jobs.
1. economics n.经济
2. job n.工作
3. possible adj.可能的
4. machine n.机器
5. take work from people替人干活
6. not only...but also不仅……而且……根据文章内容判断正误
( )1It was not possible for people to find work before than today.
( )2If the economics of the world grows by 4% each year, people can have the same number of jobs as before.
( )3One machine can do as much work as 40 people.
( )4More than 75000 people outside cities to look for jobs each day.
( )5 Now more people are without work.
5. BIts good for+n.对……有益，是固定搭配"对你的学习有益"。
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