John is a middle school student. He is sixteen now. He has a terrible cold today. He feels bad and can’t eat anything. So he goes to see a doctor. The doctor gives him a bottle of medicine. This is the instruction:
You should shake(摇动)it before you take it.Take it three times a day after meal.
Age : over 15 2 teaspoonfuls (勺)
8~15 1 teaspoonful
5~7 1/2 teaspoonful
The children under 5 years old can’t take this medicine.
Please put it in a cold place. Take it before December 1st , 2008.
( )1. John should take _____ a day.
A. 6 teaspoonfuls B. 3 teaspoonfuls C.2 teaspoonfuls D. 1 teaspoonful
( )2. John should keep the medicine in ____
A. any place B. hot water C. a cold place D the sun
( )3. John should ______ before he takes the medicine.
A. shake the medicine B. eat nothing C. do some exercise
D. drink a cup of tea
( )4. Children who are ______ years old cannot take this medicine.
A. six B. ten C. fourteen D. two
( )5. John should ______ after December 1st, 2008.
A. begin to take the medicine.
B. not take the medicine
C. take the medicine twice a day
D. take the medicine four times a day
(Mrs Brown went to see her doctor)
B: Doctor, I’m not feeling well. I often feel weak(虚弱) and tired. Yesterday I planted some flowers in the garden. I had to sit down and rest every five minutes.
D: (Looking over Mrs Brown very carefully) There’s nothing much wrong with you , but I’m afraid you have a problem: you’re eating too much!
B: I don’t understand! What do you mean?
D: I mean you eat too much rich food, and you don’t take enough exercise.
B: Oh dear! You mean I’m too fat? That’s a problem! What do I have to do if I want to be thinner?
D: The answer is easy! If you want to be thinner and healthier, you have to eat less food--- and you have to take more exercise.
B: What should I eat ?
D: Well , every day you can have one apple , one orange, some dry bread, and a glass of milk. If you do that , you’ll soon feel much healthier.
B: No problem , doctor. Do I have to take them before or after meals?
D: Before? After ? No! You don’t understand! Not before or after meals--- instead of (代替)them!
Questions: 1.What’s wrong with Mrs Brown?
2. What’s the doctor’s advice (建议，忠告)？
How much sleep do we need? The answers are different .Some people need only three hours of sleep a night. Others need ten hours of sleep a night. Most Americans sleep for an average (平均) of seven to eight hours a night. After the age of fifty, the average sleep hours go down to 6.5 hours a night.
Most people will have a bad night when they can’t fall asleep. About one in three Americans has some problems with sleep . Many of these people can’t fall asleep . We call this problem insomnia.
This is not a new problem . Many famous people in history had insomnia. Some of these people had their own ways to sleep well. Benjamin Franklin, the famous inventor, had four beds. He moved from one to another to fall asleep. King Louis XIV（国王路易十四）of France had 413 beds and hoped to fall asleep in one of them. Mark Twain, the famous writer, had a different way: he lay on his side across the end of the bed.
( ) 1. After the age of sixty, the average sleep hours are _____ a night .
A. 3 hours B. 7~8hours C. 6.5 hours D. 10 hours
( ) 2. Which of the following is TRUE?
A. King Louis XIV was an American.
B. Many famous people in history had a bad night when they couldn’t fall sleep.
C. Benjamin Franklin was a famous writer.
D. Most young Americans sleep for an average of 6.5 hours a night
( ) 3. The word “ insomnia” means _______in Chinese.
A. 糖尿病 B 失眠症 C 忧郁症 D 强迫症
( ) 4. Why did Benjamin Franklin have four beds?
A. Because he had a lot of money
B. Because he was a famous inventer
C. Because he hoped to fall asleep
D. Because he liked to lied on his side across the end of the bed