In the past.many people used horses for traveling，farming and other kinds of work.A lot of people still like to ride horses.And horse racing is also popular.So it is not surprising that Americans use this animal when they talk.
Long ago，rich or important people rode horses which were very tall.Today, if a girl acts like she is better than everyone else，you might say she should get off her high horse.
Yesterday my children wanted me to take them to the playground.But I had to finish my work, so I said.“Hold your horses.Wait until I finish what I am doing.” My two boys like to compete against each other and play in a noisy and not very careful way.I always tell them to stop horsing around or someone could get hurt.
Last night，I got a telephone call while I Was watching my favourite TV show.I decided not to answer it because wild horses could not drag(拖，拽)me away from the television.There was nothing that could stop me from doing what I wanted to do.
Sometimes you get information straight from the horse’s mouth.Let us say your teacher tells you there is going to be a test tomorrow.You could say you got the information straight from the horse’s mouth.
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.That means you can give someone advice but you cannot force him to do something he does not want to do.
A horse around
B straight from the horse’s mouth
C get off her high horse.
D wild horses could not drag her away
E You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink
( )1 Mike，don’t——with your brother.You’ll break my mirror!
( )2-—I can’t stand Mary any more! She always says she has a better voice than me.
—Please take it easy. I’ll go and tell her to _____________.
( )3.He no longer tried to stop her watching that movie because __________ from it She loved it so much
( )4—I hear from Grandpa that Uncle George is coming at the weekend Is it true?
—You’ve got the news ____________ .
( )5 Jerry, your soil really hates going to the piano class Remember ____________ Let him
Do what he likes.
1.A 2.C 3.D 4.B 5.E
A recent report from Dazhou Daily says about 18% of Dazhou teenagers can have problems with their minds(内心，精神). Some students become worried because they have to study very hard. Others have trouble getting on well with people like their parents and classmates.
Zhang Qiang, a Junior 2 student from Dazhou, could not understand his teachers in class and was doing badly in his lessons. He was afraid of exams. When he looked at the exam paper, he couldn’t think of anything to write.
Another student, a 15-year-old girl called Wu Yan from Guang’an often argued with her classmates even her parents because of some different ideas. She became so annoyed about them that she started to cut her finger with a knife.
However, many students who have problems won’t go for advice or help. Some think they will look stupid(愚蠢的) if they go to see a doctor. Others don’t want to talk about their secrets. In order to solve the teenagers’ problems, here is some advice :
●Talk to your parents or teachers often.
●Take part in group activities and play sports.
●Go to see a doctor if you feel unhappy or unwell.
1. It is reported that _________ students in Dazhou can have problems with their minds.
A. most B. many C. some D. all the
2.From the passage we know teenagers have problems with their minds because of _________.
A. their study B. getting on with other people
C. their hobbies D. A and B.
3. Wu Yan started to cut her finger with a knife because ____________.
A. she couldn’t get on well with her classmates and even her parents
B. she could not understand her teachers in class
C. she was afraid of exams
D. she had no money for a new shirt
4. Why don’t the students who have problems want to go for help ?
A. Because they think no one will help them.
B. Because they don’t want to talk about their secrets and they think it’s stupid to see a doctor.
C. Because they think they can solve the problems by themselves.
D. Because they think the doctors could do nothing with their problems.
5. How many pieces of advice are given to the teenagers who have problems in this passage?
A. Two. B. Three. C. Four. D. Five.