It is time for sports
It is about half past four.It is time for sport.The students are on the playground.
They are playing a football match.LiDong is one of them.He is good at football.He plays well.He is on the school football team.LiDong says,"I like playing football.It is my favourite sport."LiDong's friends,PanChen and WangHaisay,"He's a football fan.Ronaldo is his favourite player."
Look at the boys around the basketball court.Many boys are watching a basketball match.The tall boy,Tanglin,is very good at playing basketball.He is very fast and he plays well.Many of his friends say,"He is a good basketball player.His favourite basketball player is YaoMing.His team is sure to win.
I hope they can be the good players of our country,too.
On the Eve of the Spring Festival we usually gather for dinner . On the first day of January of the lunar new year ,we usually stay at home .We get up fairly early and exchange New Year greetings. On the second and the third days we go visiting relatives and friends .We sit around chatting and eating sweets and all kinds of delicious food.
The celebrations lasts fifteen days . The 15th night of the the first moon is called the Lantern Festival. This is the day when we go out to enjoy ourselves .After that ,we should go back to work .That's all for the Spring Festival.
Thank you for inviting me to your birthday party this Saturday, I’d love to come, but I am afraid I can't. Because I am quite busy and I have so many things to do on that day.
Sorry for my absence, I hope you can enjoy yourselves! Happy Birthday!
Wish you all the best!
what can students do during the new year 's day ?
as a student ,we must study hard ,the new year 's day is coming ,and i am going to study harder for the final -term exam .i can do more exercise and read more books on many kinds of subjects .and i have to do my homework first ,i don't want to spend more time playing ,i had better take care of my grades .
1.Tom likes sports very much. Everyday, he gets up early and goes out for running. At school, he always plays basketball for more than 2 hours. It is good for his health. He looks stronger than any other students in his class. Tom likes making friends, too. He is an open boy. Everyone knows him would like to make friends with him. He is always warm-hearted. And he is always there to help others. 汤姆很喜欢运动。他每天早起出去跑步。在学校，他要玩两个小时以上的篮球。这有益于他的健康。他看起来比班里任何一个同学都强壮。 汤姆还很喜欢交朋友。他是个开朗的男孩。每个认识他的人都愿意和他交朋友。他总是很热心，并总是帮助别人。 2.Talking clock While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends, a college student led the way into the den. "What is the big brass gong and hammer for?" one of his friends asked. "That is the talking clock," the man replied. "How's it work?" "Watch," the man said and proceeded to give the gong an ear shattering pound with the hammer. Suddenly, someone screamed from the other side of the wall, "Knock it off, you idiot! It's two o'clock in the morning!" 会说话的钟 一个学生带他朋友们参观他的新公寓，甚是得意。“那个大铜锣和锤子是干什么用的？”他的一个朋友问他。“那玩意儿厉害了，那是一个会说话的钟”，学生回答。“这钟怎么工作的”，他的朋友问。“看着，别眨眼了”，那学生走上前一把操起铜锣和锤子，拼命地敲了一下，声音震耳欲聋。突然，他们听到隔壁墙那边有人狂叫，“别敲了，你这白痴！现在是凌晨两点钟了！” 3.speeding A speeding motorist was waved down by a police patrol car. “I'm going to give you a ticket for speeding,” said the policeman, writing his note. “You've been driving over 60 miles per hour.” “Would you mind making it 100, officer?” was the reply. “You see, I'm going to sell the car.” 超速行驶 一名超速行驶的驾驶员被巡逻警车拦住后，警察一边做记录，一边说：“我要给你开一张超速罚单，因为你刚才的车速已经超过了60英里。” “警官，请你把时速写为100英里好吗？你知道，我正要打算卖这辆车。” 4.That is not my dog A woman walks into a pet shop and sees a lovely little dog. She asks the shopkeeper, "Does your dog bite?" The shopkeeper says, "No, my dog does not bite." Then the woman bends down and tries to touch the dog. the dog bites her. "Ouch!" she crys, "You said your dog did not bite." The shopkeeper replies, "That is not my dog." 那不是我的狗 一位女士走进一家宠物店，看见一只很可爱的小狗．她问店主："你的狗咬人吗?" 店主说:"不, 我的狗不咬人." 于是这位女士弯下腰想去摸摸这条狗. 狗咬了她. "哎哟!"她叫道,"你说过你的狗不咬人的." 店主回答说:"那不是我的狗." 5.Mary is a student.She is very clever.Mary has a big family.There are six people in her family.They are her father,her mother,her younger brother,her elder brother and her younger sister.Her father is a doctor,He works in a hospi school.She teaches English.Mary is elder brother is a famous newsman.He works in hong Kong now.Mary is sister is a nurse. She looks after children in their father is hospital.Mary is you nger brother is a student,too.He is a good student.He wants to go to Harvard U.niversity. 玛丽是一个学生。她非常聪明。她有一个很大的家庭。在她的家里有六个人，他们分别是：她的爸爸，她的妈妈，她的弟弟，她的哥哥和她的姐姐。她的爸爸是一个医生，在一所医学院工作。她的妈妈是一名老师，教英语。玛丽的哥哥是一个著名的新闻工作人员，他现在在香港工作。玛丽的姐姐是一个护士，她在她爸爸工作的医院里照顾生病的孩子们。玛丽的弟弟也是一个学生。他是一个好学生。他想要以后在哈佛大学就读 6.Second language A mother mouse was out for a stroll with her babies when she spotted a cat crouched behind a bush. She watched the cat, and the cat watched the mice. Mother mouse barked fiercely, "Woof, woof, woof!" The cat was so terrified that it ran for it's life. Mother mouse turned to her babies and said, "Now, do you understand the value of a second language?" 一只母老鼠带着孩子出来散步，突然她看见一只猫正在灌木丛中虎视耽耽。 母老鼠向着猫叫道：“汪，汪，汪”，猫听了非常害怕，拼命跑走了。 母老鼠回过头洋洋自得的对孩子说：“现在你知道外语的重要性了吧。” 7.My family I love my family, because I have a happy family. My father is an English teacher. His name is Jacky. He is thirty-eight. He likes playing basketball. What’s my mother job? Is she a teacher? Yes, you’re right! My mother is very kind and nice, she is thirty-seven. My mother is always laborious work. I love my parents! On Saturday and Sunday, I often go to the library and play the piano, My father g孩稜粉谷莠咐疯栓弗兢o to play basketball. Sometimes, we watch TV and listen to music at home. I love my family. Because I’m very happy to live with my parents together! 我的家庭 我爱我的家庭,因为我有一个快乐的家庭. 我的爸爸是一名英语教师,他的名字叫Jacky.他今年38岁.他非常喜欢打篮球.我的妈妈是赶什么呢?她是一名教师吗?是的.你说对了!我的妈妈是一个很亲切、友善的人,她今年37岁.我妈妈总是勤劳的干活.我爱我的父母. 在星期六和星期天里,我经常去图书馆和弹钢琴.我爸爸去打篮球.有时侯,我们都在家看电视和听音乐. 我爱我家.因为我和爸爸妈妈一起生活得很开心! 8.Lan and Fred Lan and Fred were boys. They were both twelve years old, and they were in the same class in their school. Last Friday afternoon they had a fight in class, and their teacher was very angry. He said to both of them, “Stay here after the lessons this afternoon, and write your names a thousand times.” After the last lesson, all the other boys went home, but Lan and Fred stayed in the classroom with their teacher and begin writing their names. Then Fred began crying. The teacher looked at him and said,” Why are you crying, Fred?” “Because his name’s Lan May, and mine’s Frederick Hollingsworth,” Fred said. 易恩和富雷得 易恩和富雷得都是男孩，他们都十二岁了。他们在学校里是同班同学。上周五下午他们在学校里打了一架。为此老师很生气。老师对他们说：“下午下课后留在着把你们的名字写一千遍。” 最后一节课下课，所有的学生都回家了。只有易恩和富雷得被他们的老师留在教师里抄写他们的名字。 接着富雷得哭了起来。 老师看了看他问：“富雷得，你为什么要哭呢？” “因为他的名字是Lan May, 而我的名字确是Frederick Hollingsworth，”富雷得回答道。 9.Ann’s Diary Today was Sunday. Today was September 30th, 2004. It was a boring day. It was hot. I was not a work. I watched TV all morning. The shows were boring. Then I called my friend, Nancy. She wasn’t at home. I didn’t know where she was. At twelve I was hungry. There was not any food in the fridge. I was lazy. I was tired. Then I ate lunch outside. At one o’clock. I was in bed. In the afternoon I was at the movies. The film was boring. I'm glad tomorrow is Monday. I can go to school and see my friends. 安的日记 今天是星期天，2004年9月30日。这是令人厌烦的一天。今天天气很热，我呆在家里，不用去上学。 我看了一上午的电视。电视节目和无聊。于是我给好朋友南西打电话，可她不在家。我不知道她去哪里了。 十二点我饿了，可是冰箱里什么食物都没有。我很懒惰，也很劳累，于是我出去吃了午饭。一点我上床睡觉。下午我去了电影院。电影很无聊。很高兴明天就是星期一了，我有可以返回学校见到我的好朋友了。 10.What had happened to all that time? Why had it passed so quickly, and why hadn't he spent more of it with her? Why hadn't he held her close and told her more often that he loved her? He cursed himself as a tear came from the corner of his eye, ran down his cheek, then dropped onto the note. He stiffened and wiped his face with the back of his hand. There was no need for remorse or regret, he told himself. In a few moments he would join her and at that time would express his undying love and devotion. 那些时候都发生了什么？为什么时光流逝得如此之快？为什么他没能将更多的时光用来陪伴她？为什么他没能将她搂紧，更多次地告诉她他爱她？他于是开始诅咒起自己，泪水也忍不住夺眶而出，流过面颊，最后滴落在字条上。这时，他板起了面孔，用手背揩去了眼泪。已经没有必要来自责与悔恨了，他对自己说道。很快他不就会与她团聚了吗？到那时，他将再向她表达他永恒的爱与忠心。
初一英语上册 寒假作业 。。 课外阅读材料十篇，译成双语。 大虾们帮忙 找找， 只要题目， 有能力的 翻译
1、To Pull up the Seedlings to Help Them Grow
Once upon a time, an old farmer planted a plot of rice. Everyday he
went to the field to watch the seedlings grow. He saw the young shoots
break through the soil and grow taller each day. But still, he thought
they were growing too slowly. He got impatient with the young plants.
"How could the plants grow faster?" He tossed in bed during the night and
could not sleep. Suddenly he hit upon an idea. He had an idea not wait
for daybreak. He jumped out of the bed and dashed to the field. By the
moonlight, he began working on the rice seedlings. One by one, he pulled
up the young plants by half an inch. When he finished pulling, it was
already morning. Straightening his back, he said to himself, "What a
wonderful idea! Look, how much taller the plants have grown one night!"
With great satisfaction, he went back home. He told his son what he had
done in a triumphant tone. His son was shocked. Now the sun had risen.
The young man was heart-broken to see all the pulled-up young plants
People now use " Ba Miao Zhu Zhang" to describe the behavior of those
who are too eager to get something done only to make it worse. The idiom
is a bit like the English proverb "Haste makes waste" ------to spoil
things by excessive enthusiasm.
The Feast of Christmas
It is not easy to pin-point the origins of the Christmas feast, today the more important feast of the Christmas season in most western Christian churches. One can only say for certain that the birth of Jesus Christ was being celebrated in Rome by the year 336 A.D.; afterwards the feast was celebrated in other Christian churches throughout the world.
Why it was celebrated on December 25th is another question. No date for the birth of Jesus can be found in the New Testament, which is concerned more with the question "Who is Jesus?" than the date of his birth. Early Christian speculation about his birth date was influenced by the symbolism of the changing seasons, then popular in religious thought, which paid careful attention to the equinoxes and solstices of the sun. Christian scholars speculated that Jesus was conceived at the spring equinox (March 25th) and therefore was born on December 25th, the date of the winter solstice.
In many of the Christian churches, March 25th is still the Feast of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to be the mother of Jesus.
Possible impluse for the feast of Christmas may have came too from the establishment of the pagan feast of the "Unconquered Sun-God" by the Emperor Aurelian in 274 A.D. to be celebrated on December 25, the day of the winter solstice in Rome and throughout the empire. In response, Christians could celebrate the feast of the "Sun of righteousness" (Malachi 4,2), Jesus Christ, who called himself " the light of the world."
It is said that in the year of 300 AD, there was a kind old man and his name was Saint Nicholas. He was always ready to help the poor and often gave presents to them.
Today, Father Christmas is an imaginary figure, but nearly all young children believe in him. They think he is a happy old man with a long white beard and a long red robe.
On the night of the twenty-fourth of December every year, Father Christmas from some cold northern land comes down the chimney of the fireplace to put presents by the beds of children or to fill their stockings. So when children go to bed that night, they hang up their stockings, and on Christmas morning they wake to find them full of presents. Of course, it's really their parents who fill the stockings.
Another name for Father Christmas is Santa Claus.
For today's Christian, the origin of Christmas is, and should be, the birth of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible. Nothing more and nothing less. However, most of what we witness on December 25th each year has absolutely nothing to do with that blessed day, which probably occurred in late summer or early fall about 2,000 years ago. In fact, most of the customs and traditions of Christmas actually pre-date the birth of Jesus, and many of them are downright deceptive in their meaning and origin. Anyway, who cares when Christ was born?
Christmas Day,the 25th of December,is the biggest festival(节日)celebrated in the Christian countries of the world.Although everyone enjoys Christmas Day,it is particularly enjoyed by children,who get very excited because of the presents they know they are going to receive.Small children believe that their presents are brought by Father Christmas(圣诞老人).Father Christmas is a kind of old man who,the children are told,lives at the North Pole.He travels through the sky on a sleigh(雪撬) which is pulled by reindeers(驯鹿) and loaded with(装满) presents.Stopping on the roof of houses,he enters by climbing the chimney(烟囱).When small children go to bed on Christmas Eve,they hang a stocking at the end of their beds.Their parents warn them not to try to look at Father Christmas,or he will not leave them anything.When they wake,they find their stockings filled with presents.Children are very excited on Christmas morning and always wake up early.
Christmas is also a family celebration.As any members of the family as possible gather to eat,play party games and watch the special Christmas programmes on TV.