Friendship Preview: A colorful life is built on good relationships with the people ___1____you.You can feel happy with a lot of friends.They can get ride of loneliness, ____2_____lots of fun
, and help you out of trouble.Do you have many friends?Are you a good friend_____3____?How do you understand the meaning of the word “______4_____”? Does friendship exists only between human beings? Can there be friendship between man and ____5_____or even between animals themselves? Get ready to ____6_____the wonderful world of friendship.Here are lots of interesting things about friendship for you to learn. 1. A.on B.above C.around D.under 2.A.take B.bring C.carry D.fetch 3.A.yourself B.myself C.himself D.itself 4.A.friendship B.companionship C.relationship D.relations 5.A.dogs B.cats C.mammals D.animals 6.A.find B.look for C.explore D.look at Passage: On friendship An African proverb says that a single hand cannot tie a bundle.Everyone needs companions to help them navigate the rough seas of life.Even the strongest and richest person still needs friends.Our money and strength would have no value if we had no friends to share with us. The best friendship is a give-and-take relationship. We need the support of our family, friends and the community.In turn we also should give support to the society, our friends and our family. The word friend has many meanings.It could be the bus driver who takes you to and from work every day.It could be a parent,a colleague, a wife or husband.a brother or sister,or even the unknownperson_________________________________________________________________. Real friends share not only our happiness but our sorrows as well.This may explain why we have the expression “a friend in need is a friend indeed.” Friendship is like the sun’s rays that keep us warm. It is like the refreshing raindrops on the fields that give the farmers hope of a good planting season.Without friends our life would be like a barren desert where our only companions would be loneliness and sadness.The most fortunate person is the one who has friends from all levels in the society.A driver might find friends not only among his colleagues but among farmers, bankers,traders,students, politicians or teachers.We should never forget our old friends when we make new ones.We should treasure each of our friends whether poor or rich, beautiful or not. Each friend is unique in his or her own way. And all together, they enrich life and make it very colourful. 小词典： 1.barren adj. 贫瘠的 2.bundle n. 束 3.enrich v.使富足，使肥沃 4.navigate v.航行 5.refreshing adj.清新的 6.treasure v.珍惜 一、 Choose the best answer to each question. 1. What is the main topic of the passage? A. How to navigate the sea of life. B. Friends and friendship. C. A friend in need is a friend indeed. D. Never forget old friends when making new ones. 2. What is the correct understanding of friends according to the writer?
A. Friends who share our happiness are not real friends. B. Friends will take us through rough seas. C. Friends never expect anything from others. D. Friends can be different people around us. 3. An unknown person can be a friend as well when ____________. A. he helps you with what you need B. he is told how to find his way C. he becomes one of your family D. he is a driver taking you from and to work 4. If you have friends from all different walks(阶层) of life, then you will be very __________ according to the writer. A.lucky B.lonely C.sad D.warm 5. The underlined word unique in the last paragraph most probably means___________. A.rich B.poor C.special D.value 二、Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false(F). 1.Weathlthy people don’t need friends because they have money.( ) 2.We need to help our friends because it is our duty to support others.( ) 3.We make friends with farmers because they’re like the sun’s rays to keep us warm. ( ) 4.Best friends need to share only their sorrows and discomforts.( ) 5.We should forget the old friends when making new ones. 三、Answer the following questions. 1.What does the African proverb at the beginning of the passage imply? _______________________________________________________________ 2.What are some of the qualities you admire in your friends? _______________________________________________________________ 3.Do you believe it is good if a person makes friends only with rich people?Why not? _______________________________________________________________ 4.Please finish the blank in the second paragraph to complete the paragraph. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 5. Why does the write refer to farmers, bankers,traders, students, politicians and teachers in the last paragraph? _________________________________________________________________________ 四、Translate the following sentences into Chinese. Friendship is like the sun’s rays that keep us warm. It is like the refreshing raindrops on the fields that give the farmers hope of a good planting season.Without friends our life would be like a barren desert where our only companions would be loneliness and sadness. ______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 五、what do you think friendship is? Imitate the sentences above.