1.I hate hiking and I'm not into classical music.
2.I surf the Internet all the time and I like playing computer games.
3.Rock music is OK, and so is skiing.
4.Chuck is a businessman who is always so busy that he has little time for his friends.
5.One day Chuck is on a flight across the Pacific Ocean when suddenly his plane crashes.
6.He realizes that he hasn’t been a very good friend because he has always been thinking about himself.
7.Chuck learns that we need friends to share happiness and sorrow, and that it is important to have someone to care about.
8.When he makes friends with Wilson, he understand that friendship is about feelings and that we must give as much as we take.
9.The lesson we can learn from Chuck and all the others who have unusual friends is that friends are teachers.
10.I found the bathroom, but I didn’t find what I was looking for.
11.Don’t forget to buy me some ketchup on your way back.
12.There are more than 42 countries where the majority of the people speak English.
13.In total, for more than 375 million people English is their mother tongue.
14.In China students learn English at school as a foreign language, except for those in Hong Kong, where many people speak English as a first or a second language.
15.In only fifty years, English has developed into the language most widely spoken and used in the world.
16.With so many people communicating in English every day ,it will become more and more important to have a good knowledge of English.
17.For a long time the language in America stayed the same, while the language in England changed.
18.In the same way Americans still use the expression “I guess “(meaning “I think”),just as the British did 300 years ago.
19.At the same time, British English and American English started borrowing words from other languages ,ending up with different words.
20.Except for these differences in spelling, written English is more or less the same in both British and American English.
21.However,most of the time people from the two countries do not have any difficulty in understanding each other.
22.Many people travel because they want to see other countries and visit places that are famous, interesting or beautiful.
23.Many of today’s travelers are looking for an unusual experience and adventure travel is becoming more and more popular.
24.Instead of spending your vacation on a bus, in a hotel or sitting on the beach, you may want to try hiking.
25.Hiking is fun and exciting, but you shouldn’t forget safety.
26.A raft is a small boat that you can use to paddle down rivers and streams.
27.If you want a normal rafting trip, choose a quiet stream or river that is wide and has few fallen trees or rocks.
28.The name “whitewater “comes from the fact that the water in these streams and rivers looks white when it moves quickly.
29.As with hiking ,you should always think about your safety and wear good clothes.
30.Jane and Betty are going on separate holidays in a few days’ time.
31.When are you off to Guangzhou?
32.My plane leaves at seven, so I think we’ll take a taxi.
33.See you when I get back.
34.The next moment the first wave swept her down, swallowing the garden.
35.Now ,the water, which was cold as ice and flowed faster than a river, was above her knees.
36.Jeff and Flora looked into each other’s face with a look of fright.
37.Flora,whose beautiful hair and dress were all cold and wet, started crying.
38.Tree after tree went down, cut down by the water, which must have been three meters deep.
39.The garden that was once so beautiful was completely destroyed, swept away by the wild water.
40.I found some photos of interesting places which were not too far away from Chengdu.
41.He told me that I could go on a two-day trip to Leshan and Emei, which wasn’t too expensive.
42.First,we went to Leshan, where we climbed all the way up the mountain to see the Buddha.
43.Looking up at the large head and down at the large feet makes you feel so small.
44.Wei Bin took photos of us standing in front of the Buddha.
45.Steven Spielberg, whose mother was a music teacher, was born in 1946 in a small town in America.
46.In 1959 Spielberg won a prize for a film which he made when he was thirteen years old.
47.The reason why he could not go there was that his grades were too low.
48.Here he worked on a short film, which won him a job as the youngest film director in the world.
49.This was the moment when Spieberg’s career really took off.
50.It is about a big white shark that attacks swimmers who are spending their holidays in a small village by the sea.
51.Many people who saw the film were afraid to swim in the sea when they remembered the scenes in which people were eaten by the shark.
52.Spielberg has made two films about creatures that come to the earth from outer space.
53.For example , ET(1982) is about a young boy called Elliott who makes friends with a small creature from outer space and helps him to find a way to go home.
54.Jurassic Park, which Spielberg made in 1993,is about a park where a very rich man keeps different kinds of dinosaurs.
55.In his war films, he has shown that love and peace will win over war in the end.
56.Steven Spielberg is one of the top directors in the film industry and also has many fans in China.
57.When asked about the secret of his success, Steven Spielberg said that he owes much of his success and happiness to his wife and children.
58.He met Cate Capshaw, who is an actress, when he was working on one of his films.
59.After that it still took seven years before they finally got married.
60.Mr Gao, the only teacher of the Shuiquan Primary School, has to stay away for a month to take care of his sick mother.
61.The most important thing for young Minzhi is not to lose any more pupils from the school---NOT ONE LESS—before Mr. Gao returns!
62.She tries to keep the students in the classroom by locking them up in the classroom and running after those who escape.
63.Minzhi wants to go to town, but she can’t afford to buy a bus ticket.
64.She wants them to let her appear live on the air, hoping that Huike will see her.
65.Many people like this not just because the story itself is moving, but also because most of the people in the film use their real names and play themselves.
66.I guess it wasn’t really your fault, was it?
67.People who go to a formal Western dinner party for the first time may be surprised by table manners in Western culture.
68.Having good table manners means knowing ,for example, how to use knives and forks, when to drink a toast and how to behave at the table.
69.The knife and fork that are closest to your plate are a little bit bigger than the ones beside them.
70.In China, you sometimes get a hot, damp cloth to clean your face and hands, which ,however, is not the custom in Western countries.
71.When drinking to someone’s health, you raise your glasses, but the glasses should not touch.
72.Although good manners always make you look good, you do not need to worry about all these rules while having dinner with your friends or family.
73.It is true that many of the world’s greatest cities have been built on the banks of a river.
74.We will do everything we can to save our city.
75.Pieces of the palaces that had been hidden before the Nazis came could be used to build the city and its culture.
76.With the help of old paintings and photographs, the people of St Petersburg were able to bring back the beauty of their culture and history.
77.Old paintings, including a portrait of Peter the Great which was found in the snow outside St Petersburg, have been carefully recreated, and the old palaces have been made as wonderful as in the past.
78.Today Peter the Great on his bronze horse can once again look out over the city he built.
79.Strong, proud and united, the people of St Petersburg are the modern heroes of Russia.
80.Some of the games in which the young men completed were: running, jumping and wrestling.
81.In Sydney the Chinese team got 28 gold medals, ranking third of the competing countries.
82.Many of the Chinese medals were won in diving and gymnastics and also in events such as weightlifting and shooting.
83.Following the history-making success in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, China won another great competition in 2001 which was not for a medal.
84.The people of Beijing. and of the whole country, will be preparing to light the Olympic torch to welcome athletes and sports fans from all over the world.
85.Wang Mei puts her hand into her pocket,takes out her red cellphone and presses the talk key.
86.Cellphones, or mobile phones ,make it possible for us to talk to anyone from anywhere.
87.New functions are being added to the phones.
88.The latest cellphones have features such as games ,music and an electronic calendar that will remind you about appointments and important dates.
89.The students obey the rules and agree not to use their phones in the classroom.
90.The answer seems to be that we have a need to stay in touch with friends and family no matter where we are or what we are doing.
91.Having a cellphone also makes us feel safer, since we can call for help in case of an emergency.
92.She says that her cellphone helps her do whatever she wants to do and still stay in touch with her parents and friends.
93.I think it’s the most useful invention ever “Wang Mei says as she is dialling the number to Xiao Li again to ask her what she will be wearing to school tomorrow.
94.Wang Mei calls her best friend Xiao Li at least once a day to see how she is doing and what is going on.
95.Once,the earth was a beautiful blue planet where people lived happily among trees and animals.
96.The human beings have been able to keep a small, secret school open since the machines took over.
97.Now, the leader has asked a group of students to do what they can to save the earth.
98.Instead, the students have decided to come up with a peaceful solution.
99.Steve Jones is an environmental expert who tries to keep animals and plants from becoming endangered.
100.We often talk about how important it is to take care of ourselves and our planet, but we don’t always do as we say.