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Unit 10 It’s a nice day, isn’t it?
Passage 1
导读:说好小对话并不容易,但它也是一段愉快的经历,让我们一起来学习How to Make a Small Talk吧!
Small talk is not something easy, but if you get ready for the talk, it can be a very pleasant experience. Here are 9 steps you can try to follow:
STEP 1: Talk with everyone you meet for the first time:
Waiters, people you're standing in line with, neighbors and kids.
STEP 2: Read everything:
Cookbooks, newspapers, magazines, maps and signs. Everything gives you information that you can talk about with others.
STEP 3: Force (强迫) yourself to get into small talk situations:
Doctors' waiting rooms, parties and bus stops.
STEP 4: Look for topics about everything:
Television, music, sports, fashion and art. If you can't stand hip-hop, that, too, is a good topic for a talk.
STEP 5: Write down things interests you:
Funny stories you hear, beautiful things you see, quotes (名人名言), observations(评语), shopping lists and calls you made.
STEP 6: Talk to yourself in the mirror:
Make a list of any topics and see what you have to say on the subjects. Baseball, Russia, butter, hip-hop, shoes .... The more different, the better.
STEP 7: Try something new every day:
Go home a new way. Try new food. Go online. Paint a watercolor. Bake a pie. All these give
you active ideas and, more important, an active lifestyle.
STEP 8: Be a better listener:
Did your co-worker just say she took her vacation in Europe? Did your neighbor just have twins? These are opportunities (机会) for making small talk.
STEP 9: Believe in yourself:
The more you know, the more you can talk about.
Fill in the blanks with “T” for true, “F” for false.
(     ) 1. Talk only with people that you know very well.
(     ) 2. Everything you read can be the information for a talk.
(     ) 3. Practice speaking to yourself about different topics.
(     ) 4. Talking to others is more important than listening.
(     ) 5. An active lifestyle is also a great source of chat.

Passage 2
Small talk is a good way to kill time and make friends. If you travel to other countries, do you know what to say to start small talk with local people?
In Britain, the    1    topic is the weather. British weather changes quite often. It is also a    2    topic. You can start small talk simply by saying “It’s a lovely day today, isn’t it?” Besides the weather, it’s a good way to    3    gardens. For example, you could say,“ Those roses look really beautiful,   4    they?” English people love their pets.   5    it’s also nice to begin with “What a lovely dog! What is its name?”
In America, people like to talk about sports, such as American football and basketball. They also talk about    6    by saying “It’s a nice shirt! Where did you get it?”
Of course, you can’t ask too personal questions, you’d better talk about a topic of common interest instead. There are also a lot of topics to avoid (避免) during small talk in western countries. Don’t ask people “   7    are you?” Age is usually a    8   , especially for women. Never ask “How much money do you make?” It makes people    9   . Don’t ask strangers whether (是否) they have a girlfriend or boyfriend. Politics (政治) or religion (宗教) is not a good topic for two people who have just met,    10   .
(     )1. A. best      B. worst      C. boring     D. worrying
(     )2. A. bad     B. safe     C. unusual     D. worse
(     )3. A. work in     B. take care of    C. talk about   D. talk with
(     )4. A. isn’t     B. aren’t    C. don’t     D. didn’t
(     )5. A. or      B. and     C. but      D. so
(     )6. A. clothes     B. weather     C. color    D. gift
(     )7. A. How     B. How old    C. What     D. Where
(     )8. A. number     B. topic     C. secret     D. lesson
(     )9. A. comfortable   B. uncomfortable  C. unusual     D. usual
(     )10. A. too     B. also     C. either     D. so

Passage 3
In England, people don't usually talk much. You can go on a bus, or in a train, and every one sits looking out of the window. Often they read. They read books and newspapers. But they don't talk much.
  When you meet English people, they often talk about one thing, the weather. So when you meet somebody in England, you can say, Nice weather for the time of year!
  But it was a little cold yesterday, somebody may answer.
  But it got a bit warmer later, you can say.
  Talk like this, and the English will think How friendly you are!
(     )1. English people often ______ on a bus.
A. talk much   B. talk about    C. eat something   D. read papers
(     )2. When you meet English people, talk like this: ______
A. How do you do!            B. How are you!
C. Nice weather!         D. Nice to meet you!
(     )3. If you talk with the English people about the weather, they will think______.
A. you are friendly            B. you are right
C. you are English         D. you talk too much
(     )4. English people always hope the weather will get______.
A. better    B. warmer   C. colder   D. hotter
(     )5. Which is right? ______.
A. English people like to talk on a bus B. English people didn't enjoy the best weather
C. English people are the most friendly D. English people don't talk much

Passage 4
When I was young, I hated to clean my teeth. I used to find many excuses to go to bed    1   brushing my teeth.
One day, I read a story about the tooth fairy. It said that if a child    2    a fallen tooth under the pillow(枕头), the tooth fairy will take it away and    leave money when the child falls asleep.
I asked my Mom, Is there really a tooth fairy, Mum? Maybe there is, my Mum    3    and answered. But your teeth are terrible. The tooth fairy won't like them.
Several days later, one of my teeth fell out. Just like my mother said, it was really    4   . It was yellow with a black hole in it. I rushed into the bathroom and began to push it and used a toothpick(牙签)to pick it carefully. After that, I put it under my    5   .
The next day, I woke up early and checked my pillow    6   . The terrible tooth was lost! One yuan with    7    was under my pillow! It said:
You should protect(保护) your teeth more carefully. If you give me a terrible tooth    8    that again, I won't take it. -- Tooth fairy
I rushed to the bathroom and began to brush my    9    seriously.
Days passed quickly. I knew    10    the tooth fairy was my Mum, but no one told me the brush. Everyone in my family wanted to keep a beautiful fairy tale, in which both my mother and I were leading roles.
(     )1. A. with     B. without    C. for      D .after
(     )2. A . pulls    B. pushes     C. puts      D. gets
(     )3. A . smiled   B. shouted     C. cried     D. guessed
(     )4. A. terrible    B. interesting   C. good     D. happy
(     )5. A. table     B. bed      C. pillow     D. chair
(     )6. A. slowly     B. differently    C. well      D. quickly
(     )7. A. a coin   B. a piece of paper C. some letters    D. a piece of money paper
(     )8. A. like      B. as      C. or      D. for
(     )9. A. face      B. hands    C. feet      D. teeth
(     )10. A. why     B. that      C. where     D. who

Passage 5
You are going to hear a telephone conversation. It is between an English teacher and a student who is going to study at a language school in England. The student is calling to ask the teacher for information about English lessons offered by the language school.
 You will hear the conversation only once.
 You now have thirty seconds to read the following notes, which are made by the student before he calls up.
 While you are listening, finish the notes as briefly(简洁的)as possible.
 The first part is done for you as an example.
--How many lessons? Five lessons one week.-- What activities? _____________-- Where? _____________-- What time? ___________-- How to apply? ______________-- How much? ______________
(     )1. This is a task for _____________.
A. speaking     B. reading     C. listening      D. writing
(     )2. How many times will the conversation be heard?
A. Once       B. Twice     C. Three times   D. More than three times.
(     )3. While you are listening, you'd better ___________.
A. write down every word       B. read the notes 
C. write down short notes       D. do nothing but listen
(     )4. Why is the first part done?
A. Because it is too easy.       B. Because it is the first one.
C. Because it is very interesting.      D. Because it is an example.
(     )5. The student makes some notes to ___________.
A. call up his English teacher      B. get information exactly
C. make some friends        D. answer his English teacher

Passage 6
A dialogue between Ken and Kim
Ken: The weather is nice, isn’t it?
Kim: Yes, it is.
Ken: You go to Edmund High, don’t you?
Kim: Yes, I do.
Ken: By the way, my name’s Ken. You look familiar. I think I’ve seen you in the hallways before.
Kim: Nice to meet you, Ken. I’m Kim. Yeah, I think I’ve seen you too. You’re in Miss Peter’s class, aren’t you?
Ken: Yes, I am.
Kim: I’m in Mr. Roberts’ class, next door to you.
Ken: Oh, then, you must know Nancy and Simon?
Kim: I know Nancy really well. I sit beside her in science class. And Simon sits across from me in the English class.
Ken: It’s Simon’s birthday this weekend. He’s having a party. You’re going, aren’t you?
Kim: Yeah. Nancy and I are making the cake!
Ken: Well, that’s great. I’ll see you there.
Kim: Great. It should be a good party. Oh, here’s our bus.
Ken: Let’s go.
Decide if the following statements are true(T) or false(F).
(     )1. Ken and Kim are friends.
(     )2. Ken and Kim go to different schools.
(     )3. Ken knows Nancy and Simon.
(     )4. Ken invited Kim to Simon’s birthday party.
(     )5. This is a successful small talk.

Passage 7
A businessman told a story of his own:
When I was 12, my parents died. I was alone and didn't get on well with others. People always laughed at me. No one showed kindness to me. My only friend was a dog named Tige. I gave my dog enough to eat and drink, but sometimes I was not polite to it. I didn't know that an unkind word sometimes could cut one's heart like a knife.
One day as I walked down the street, a young lady was walking in front of me. Suddenly one of her bags dropped from her arms. As she stopped to pick it up, she dropped other bags. I came to help her.
Thank you, dear! You are a nice little boy! she said kindly, smiling.
A special feeling came to me. These were the first kind words I had ever heard. I watched her until she went far away, and then I whistled (吹口哨)to my dog and went directly to the river nearby.
Thank you, dear! You are a nice little boy! I repeated (重复)the woman's words. Then in a low voice I said to his dog. You are a nice little dog! Tige raised its ears as if it understood.
Uhum! Even a dog likes it! I said, Well, Tige, I won't say unkind words to you any more. Tige waved its tail happily.
I thought and thought. Finally I looked at myself in the river. I saw nothing but a dirty boy. I washed my face carefully. Again I looked. I saw a clean nice boy. I was amazed.
After telling this, the businessman stopped for a while, and then he said, Ladies and gentlemen, this is the very place where that kind woman planted in me the first seed (种子)of kindness. All of us should learn about kindness. What a great power (力量)it has!
(     )1. Who lived with the boy?
A. His parents.   B. Jim.    C. Tige.   D. He himself.
(     )2. What made the boy start his new life? 
A. The people laughing at him.   B. The kind words spoken to him.
C. The hard life.      D. His lovely dog.
(     )3. He was feeling ______when he whistled to his dog.
A. funny    B. sad    C. lonely   D. excited
(     )4. Why did the woman say “Thanks” to him?
A. Because he helped her.       B. Because he was poor and dirty.
C. Because she was afraid of his dog.    D. Because she didn’t know him.
(     )5. What's the best title (题目)of this passage?
A. A Dog and a Boy      B. A poor Boy's Childhood
C. A Businessman and a Boy    D. The Power of Kindness

Passage 8
A. I’ll try    B. I can’t    C. Morning   D. Night
The little boy who says “ I can’t”.
Will at the bottom(底部)stop.
“I’ll try” does great thing every day.
“ I can’t” gets nothing done.
Be sure then that you say “ I’ll try”,
And let “ I can’t “alone.

I love to wake to teach new day.
And brush my dreams of night away,
And look out through my window wide
To see what weather is outside,
And wonder what exciting thing
This shining, un-used day
Will bring

Unit 10  It’s a nice day, isn’t it?答案
Passage 1

Passage 2  
1. A 本题考查形容词。讨论天气是开始small talk的最好话题。
2. B 本题考查形容词。注意此句中also的意思,故选B。
3. C 本题考查动词短语。talk with后接人,talk about后接事,意为“讨论某事”。
4. C 本题考查反意疑问句。反意疑问句是本单元的重点,同学们要理解并能加以运用。
5. D 本题考查连词。从上下文可知答案为D。
6. A 本题考查名词。从下文It’s a nice shirt. 可知答案是A。
7. B 本题考查疑问词。从age可知此处是“问年龄”。
8. C 本题考查名词。secret意为“秘密”,topic意为“话题”。
9. B 本题考查形容词。usual“寻常的”,unusual“不寻常的”,comfortable“舒服的”,uncomfortable“不舒服的”。
10. C 本题考查副词。too意为“也”,用于句末,并用于肯定句,either意为“也不”,用于句末,并用于否定句中。

Passage 3  
1. D 细节理解题。从第一段They read books and newspapers可知本题选D。
2. C 细节理解题。从第二段可知此题选C。
3. A 细节理解题。从最后一句可知此题选A。
4. A 细节理解题。从第四段It got a bit warmer later可知此题选A。
5. D 总结归纳题。从整篇文章来理解,此题选D。

Passage 4  
1. B 本题考查介词。without意为“没有”,后接动名词或名词。
2. C 本题考查动词。put a fallen tooth under the pillow“把落下的牙齿放在枕头下面”。
3. A 本题考查动词。根据上下文此处的动词应选A。
4. A 本题考查形容词。从下句it was yellow with a black hole in it可知此处选A。
5. C 本题考查名词。根据上下文可知此题选C。
6. D 本题考查副词。Check my pillow quickly“快速地察看被子”。
7. B 本题考查名词。根据上下文可知此题选B。
8. A 本题考查介词。like作动词时,意为“喜欢”;作介词时,意为“像”。
9. D 本题考查名词。Brush the teeth“刷牙”。
10. B 本题考查连词。I knew引导宾语从句,此处的that可省略。

Passage 5  
1. C 推理判断题。这是关于听力考试的一些说明,故选C。
2. A 细节理解题。从第二段You will hear the conversation only once可知此题选A。
3. C 细节理解题。从第四段finish the notes as briefly as possible可知此题选C。
4. D 细节理解题。从第五段the first part is done for you as an example可知此题选选D。
5. B 推理判断题。此文章是关于听力小对话时的一些说明,也是为了教会学生如何来提高听力能力。

Passage 6

Passage 7  
1. C 细节理解题。Tige是狗的名字。
2. B 细节理解题。从第五段These were the first kind words I had ever heard.可知此题选B。
3. D 细节理解题。从第五段A special feeing came to me.. and then I whistled to my dog可知此题选D。
4. A 细节理解题。从第四段Thank you, dear. You are a nice little boy. 可知此题选A。
5. D 主旨题。The power of kindness“仁慈的力量”是本文的题目。

Passage 8  
Poem 1: A 此小诗有关人生哲理,如果I’ll try,我们每天能做许多事情,如果I can’t,我们将不能做任何事情。
Poem 2: C 作者渴望打开窗户,看看天气,美好的一天将会来临。