Q1：Cheer up, son! You have friends here. You’re not _____.
Q2：—_____are you looking for, madam? I think everyone is here.—I don’t think so. Where’s David?
Q3：Think twice and make the decision. ________ else can do it for you.
Q4：—You promised that you ____ me to Disneyland, Dad.—Well, I did, dear. But we have to change the plan.
A. will take
B. would take
C. has taken
D. had taken
Q5：You ________ be able to control all the things that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
A. need not
B. may not
C. must not
D. should not
Q6：—How is your cold, Tom? Did you take the medicine?—Yes, three times a day. But it’s getting ________, I suppose. I have a headache today.
Q7：The bush fires in Australia ________ after a few months, leaving millions of animals dead.
A. were run out
B. run out
C. were put out
D. put out
Q8：— What do we know about the next Olympic Games?— Very ________. The only news is that they won’t cancel it.
A. a few
C. a little
Q9：I think the coffee beans are from Brazil, ________ I’m not completely sure.
Q10：.— Hmm, something ________ so good. Is it a cake? Can I try some?— Hand-made cookies Still warm. Here you go!
I sat in the same seat every day on the school bus, just in front of Jessica and Cory. One day, they asked to see my lunch box. “Wow, it’s really cool,” they said. I couldn’t the two ninth graders liked me that much. They returned my lunch box and thanked me for letting them see it. “Oh, my pleasure,” I said, filled withboth inside and out.
When I opened my box at noon, my lunch was gone. The empty box seemed to be at me. I never even tried to think of another possibility. In one single moment, everything made such a painful . They were never interested in me, they were not my friends, and this whole time I was some kind of to them. I felt like a fool. That was how they saw me; that’s who I really was. Some little stupid seventh grader thinking she was fitting in with the kids.
I never cried. I never said a word. I didn’t tell the teacher because I didn’t want to get them in trouble. They thought I was stupid. I didn’t want to add “unkind” to the list. I just closed the box and sat in for the rest of the lunch period.
The next morning I tried not to even look to the back seat, which of course I did . It was only Jessica alone. As soon as I sat down in the front seat, someone patted me on the shoulder. It was Jessica. I turned around and a slight smile. “Look,” she said, “I’m so sorry about the lunch thing. Cory has been making a lot of trouble lately and gotten kicked out of school.” With that, Jessica handed me a brown paper bag filled with a freshly made lunch. “Hope this would make up for it.”
1. A. accept B. believe C. expect D. prove
2. A. tricks B. fears C. smiles D. ideas
3. A. shouting B. pointing C. looking D. laughing
4. A. effort B. sense C. cause D. mess
5. A. joke B. star C. wonder D. enemy
6. A. richer B. poorer C. older D. newer
7. A. once B. only C. almost D. already
8. A. silence B. support C. surprise D. success
9. A. anyway B. anytime C. instead D. indeed
10. A. missed B. managed C. refused D. remained
Q15：This is a poster of ________.
A. a sports meeting
B. a charity walk
C. a football match
D. a women’s race
Q16：This event will start ________.
A. early in the morning
B. late in the morning
C. early in the afternoon
D. late in the afternoon
Q17：If you take part in this event with your parents, the least cost will be ________.
A. 105 dollars
B. 120 dollars
C. 165 dollars
D. 360 dollars
：NEW word in 2020Coronavirus is this year’s Children’s Word of the Year. This is very interesting given that the 500 Words competition closed on 27 February 2020 the day before the first case was ed in the UK. This shows the influence of important events around the world on children’s creativity.HighlightsThe word coronavirus appeared for the first time in the 500 Words stories in 2020. It is not a word that has been used before.The word has been used 459 times in the stories in 2020, with 287 of them as coronavirus, 168 as corona virus, and 4 as corona-virus.It is amazing that many of the themes young writers explored in fiction soon became a reality with the world in lockdown.ExamplesThe nurses came running over. I felt a pain in my neck, I started to gasp for air. My body started shaking I couldn’t control myself. My eyes rolled to the back of my head, a mask covered my mouth, my temperature raised and I have the coronavirus.(The Ex, girl 13)A few years later he finally landed on earth ... but when he landed he found out a deadly virus had struck earth, the corona virus ...(Bob’s Trip Around the Universe, boy 10)
Q18：This passage is most probably part of ________.
A. a language report
B. a science report
C. a book review
D. a film review
Q19：The result is based on the findings from ________.
A. a 2019 survey
B. a 2020 survey
C. a 2019 competition
D. a 2020 competition
Q20：What can we learn about the word coronavirus?
A. Most children like the word very much.
B. Most children use the word very often.
C. Children first used it in stories this year.
D. Children first used it in stories years ago.