1、 Not only _____ about the food, but he also refused to pay for it.
B.did he complain
C.he had complained
D.he did complain
2、 Mary _______ the meeting yesterday. She was in the hospital.
A.can not have attended
B.can not attend
C.must not have attended
D.must not attend
3、 _______ time, Denny would certainly have come and help me.
A.If she had
B.Had she had
C.If she would have
D.Did she have
4、 To speak quite frankly, I’d rather you _______ in such affairs.
C.were not involved
D.are not involved
5、 By the time Jack comes back from his hometown, we _______ all the preparations.
D.shall have finished
6、 _____ of the figures seems correct. Would you check them carefully?
7、 This camera is so easy to use; _____ a child could take good pictures with it.
8、 _______ late 1990’s, about two thousand adults were enrolled in correspondence study in the community.
C.It wast he
D.It was in the
9、 The man _____ laughing at the idea of an invasion bringing about democracy.
10、 Clearly it is with great _____ that he admitted his mistakes in public
11、 — I swam a kilometer today. — Well _____ ！ You must be very fit.
12、 I _____ her my bicycle last month, but she has not returned it yet.
13、 Things will settle down as time goes by. They’ll never be the same, _____.
14、 It took them a long time to _____ the fire because of the strong win
15、 I am not very good _____ maths. Would you please work out the total cost of our trip?
16、 Janet’s uncle insists _______ in the hotel near the city square.
B.not to stay
C.that he not stay
D.that he doesn’t stay
17、 When I entered the room, I saw him _____ in a front seat staring at a picture in a strange way.
18、 ____ would be wonderful to be able to meet the famous movie star in person.
19、 Everything _____ very different if your father were alive.
20、 Could you please tell me where _____ find Professor Smith? His wife has just called his office.
21、 We definitely are not the perfect couple, _____ we don’t pretend to be so.
22、 For most people, common cold is a mild illness _____ they will quickly recover.
23、 I would rather you _____ this to him yourself. When I tried to speak to him last time, he didn’t listen.
24、 This plan probably won’t work either- but you must do _____ to help her.
25、 They have different views on the comment- _____ the daughter sees it as criticism, the mother takes it as praise.
26、He had hardly left the building _____ the bomb explode
27、 _______ in an atmosphere of simple living was what her parents wished for.
A.The girl’s being educated
B.The girl being educated
C.The girl was educated
D.The girl who was educated
28、 I’d met Cynthia several times before this gathering. _______.
B.So did I
C.So had I
29、 It was not until Mary arrived at the theatre _______ she realized she had forgotten her ticket.
30、The reason my sister didn’t go abroad was _______ a new job here.
A.because she got
B.that she got
C.why she got
D.that because she got
1、If we work with a strong will, we can overcome any difficulty, _______ great it is.
2、Once the students started to talk, the discussion became so _______ that no one wanted to stop when the bell rang.
3、China is _______ to building a sound environment for foreign investors.
4、Her success in work _______ in her deep love and compassion for her pupils and her strong sense of responsibility.
5、How can you succeed without a desire to take _______ of all available opportunities?
6、Besides giving, love _______ such elements as care, responsibility, respect and knowledge.
7、Bad management will inevitably _______ poor efficiency.
8、Not many people were actually _______ his plan. They did not object to it openly, though.
A.in line with
B.in common with
C.in favor of
D.in the interest of
9、A pause can make all the _______ in the world between an effective speech and an ineffective one in the hands of a master.
10、We decided not to climb the mountains because it was raining _______.
11、Ann likes doing some reading at home _______ to the cinem
A.than to go
B.more than going
C.rather than to go
12、We agreed to meet in the office but so far she hasn’t _______ yet.
13、The motor isn’t _______ enough to drive the car up steep hills.
14、It is wise to have some money _______ for old age.
15、The captain _______ an apology to the passengers for the delay caused by bad weather.
16、I really don’t want to go to the party, but I don’t see how I can _______ it.
C.get out of
D.get back from
17、Parents love their children with a devotion _______ no return.
A.which they ask for
B.which they ask
C.for which they ask for
D.for which they ask
18、Do you know what _______ made Jenny sad?
A.it was that
B.was it that
19、Mary filled in the application form, but she didn’t know which office _______.
A.to be sent to
B.to send it to
C.to be sent
D.to send it
20、You’d better come to ask the teacher yourself tomorrow, _______?
1、The food tastes _____ and sells _____.
2、It’s too late to go out now._____, it’s starting to rain.
3、Nobody should be deprived _____ the right to education.
4、He’s been _____a new project which has to be finished by the end of next year.
5、It hasn’trained for a month. The garden needs ____.
C.to be watering
6、My sister is very keen _____ art.
7、The boy said he wouldn’teat _____.
8、In our country every boy and every girl ____ the right to education.
9、Why not trust and use David? He is still as strong as_____ in the team.
10、Jack is a good friend ______; he often comes to our home for a visit.
A.of my father
B.of my father’s
C.for my father
D.with my father
11、After he gave a report about the school, Mr Wang _______ the visitors around it.
A.went on to show
B.went on showing
C.went on with showing
D.kept on showing
12、The boy is tall enough ___ his age. –Yes, I was much _____ when I was his age.
13、As ____ matter of fact, there was ____ exploration in _____ last house I visite
14、She asked ______ we were getting on well with our work.
15、“Are you _______from America?” — “No, neither of us.”
16、While ____ in the room, we were all very excite
17、The college entrance examination is coming; the students are ____ it.
18、“________of them are not here.” means “____of them are not here.”
19、Old as the car is, ___ it works quite well.
20、What is the model plane look like? –Well, the wings of the plane are ____of its body.
A.more than the length twice
B.twice more than the length
C.more than twice the length
D.more twice than the length
1、 The hunter fired and the fox fell ________.
2、 Do you feel like ________ to a film or would you rather ________ at home.
A.to go,to stay
3、 That’s one of those questions that ________.
A.needn’t to be answered
B.needn’t to answer
C.needn’t be answered
4、 You’d rather I didn’t tell her about it,________?
5、 ________ the road and you will come to the office building.
A.If you were to turn off
D.Having turned off
6、 ________ a good excuse for being late,Sally was criticize
D.Do not have
7、 Since our stay was too short,we couldn’t visit all the places ________.
8、 ________ your feelings may be,it’s best to take his advice.
9、 The students were assigned to write a paper on ________ from the course.
10、 A short sentence after a series of(一系列) long sentences can have a dramatic ________.
11、 When he looked into the audience,he caught ________ of his mother nodding to him.
12、 Only then did he ________ the situation he and his fellow soldiers were in.
13、 I advised him the bus conductor to tell him ________.
A.to ask,where to get off
B.to ask,to get off where
C.telling,where to get off
D.telling,to get off where
14、 He came here to be a miner but ________ as a farmer.
15、 When the boy was only four,his father decided to ________ a musician of him.
16、 My parents,________ touring in Britain,are looking forward to a traditional English afternoon tea in a beautiful setting.
17、 Last year,the school ________ a special class to help poor readers.
18、 Mr.Green’s good health is chiefly ________ proper diet and regular exercise.
19、 The owner of the store promised to give the money back to the traveller ________ his return.
20、 How could he convince them ________ his innocence?
21、 It’s ________ the government to make a decision on this issue.
22、 She didn’t expect them to understand the sufferings she and her family ________.
23、 After a long discussion the two parties ________ an agreement.
24、 The upper part of him that would show above the table would ________ no doubt in the mind of the waiter.
25、 No fund has been provided to build a system()reading fingerprints more efficiently.
26、 （）his leg was badly injured, the boy managed to attend class every day.
27、 Some 40 percent of the hired hands left before they（）their term of service.
28、 I think if I（）stay in ltaly for another three months, we, Jim and l, might become good friends.
29、 When l arrived she greeted me at the door, her kids all （）behin
C.have been standing
30、 Across the continent of South America （）the Amazon River.
31、 Mr. Smith fully shares the view of the speaker（） every man is as good as his neighbor.
32、 Henry’s plans was ()the couple to dinner at a nice restaurant and then ask them for their forgiveness.
D.going to inyite
33、 Most students make a study plan() the beginning of the new term.
34、 The family found it hard to ()from the traditions of their own country and adapt to the new environment.
35、 Three years()a long time to be cut off from contact with your friends.
36、 I wonder why Alice()to us recently. We should have heard from her by now.
37、 I can ‘ thelp wondering（）that has made her so excite
A.what it is
B.how it is
C.what is it
D.how is it
38、 Drying is the oldest type of food storage. Drying fruit sometimes()a completely new product.
39、 The police with a group of experts arrived at the() of the accident in ten minutes.
40、 The governor spoke to the earthquake victims,() them that everything would be done to help them rebuild their homes.
41、 In many countries, there aren’t sufficient water resources()for future development.
42、 The flight has been delayed for four hours()the foggy weather.
A.for fear of
C.for the sake of
43、 The values of today’s young people differ from ________.
A.those of their parents
B.that of their parents
44、 We had to leave quietly ________ disturb other people.
A.as so not to
B.so as not to
C.not so as to
D.so not as to
45、 Where is your brother?He ________ to the dining room.
46、 A new all-purpose building ________ in the mountain village for shopping,business and indoor sports.
A.is now constructing
B.has now constructed
C.is now being constructed
D.has been now constructed
47、 If you had done as I told you,this ________.
A.should have not happened
B.would not have happened
C.did not happen
D.had not happened
48、________ the city’s environment(环境) has become of great importance.
答案：Do not let go of the rope, or you will fall into the river.
答案：We were still in college when the war broke out.
答案：On his way home, he met/ran into an old friend whom he hadn’t seen for 10years.
答案：I do not want to go to /attend John’s birthday party, because I do not feel at ease with his brothers.
答案：He did not expect that the company would run into trouble.
答案：Encouraged by his teacher(s) and classmates, he made his first speech successfully.
答案：It is no use setting goals without trying to reach them/striving for them.
答案：At that time, he was looked down upon by his own children because he could not read and write.
答案：If it hadn’t been for your help,I could/would not have come up with such a good idea.
答案：He cannot make up his mind /decide now whether to continue his study or try to find a job.
答案：This area suffered greatly from lack of food.
答案：Mary moved into a flat/an apartment in the center of the city, where it is more convenient to go shopping.
答案：Even if Jack is not here, he will kep/stay /get /be in touch with you by email.
答案：If I were/am in charge of the project,’d/will make beter use ofthe money available/the available money.
答案：The patients feel very happy that they have been taken good care of in the hospital./The patients felt very happy that they were taken good care of in the hospital./The patients are pleased/happy to have been taken good care of in the hospital.
答案：The television show was cut off by a special news report yesterday evening.
答案：We must keep ourselves healthy/keep fit so that we can study and work well/ in order to study and work well.
答案：Our main task is to develop the students’ ability to carry on independent work/to work independently/to work on their own.
答案：What John had seen and heard on his trip to Beijing left him a very deep impression.
答案：His business is doing well and he is better off than before /he is living a better life than before.
答案：It seems to be the best choice.
答案：That music sounds beautiful
答案：My father never smokes
答案：He can’t remember where he left his key.
答案：I remember seeing this person before.
答案：She felt the ladder shaking.
答案：This article set me thinking.
答案：You can each take three books home.
答案：It’s impotant to see one’s own weakness.
答案：Chinese is a language spoken by one-fifth of the world population.
1、It is her younger brother to help her through the difficulties.
2、If you spend more time for practicing，she had already passed the driving test.
3、You’d better take an umbrella，in case it rains.
4、The doctors every day begins at 9 in the morning rounds，is it？
5、Over the past three months，they in turn to take care of the elderly.
6、Parking charge 10 yuan per hour.
7、He new to move to Beijing when he was not used to the life there.
8、As much as possible exposure to English is the key to learning the language.
9、Only to devote yourself to，he can finish the task on time.
10、Ioften see him put the rubbish on the floor to pick it up，thrown into the trash can.
11、What do we depend on to achieve/reach our goal(s)/aim(s)?
12、All the students in the class look upon/regard their teacher(s) as their friend(s).
13、Sang Lan dreams of/about getting to her feet again some day.
14、We should always remember those who have made contributions to our motherland(country).
15、The boy pretended to be busy with his homework/doing his homework when his mother walked into the room./The boy pretended that he was busy with/doing his homework when his mother walked into the room.
16、Both schools and parents should teach children how to cope with/deal with difficulties and face failures.
17、Now that he has apologized for what he did, we should forgive him.
18、They refuse(d) to do anything that may/might bring shame on their motherland.
19、He spent the whole morning repairing bicycles for his neighbours.
20、We were having a meeting when a stranger burst into the room.
21、I’ lI support you whatever you do.
22、Please keep in mind that you should not cheat in examination.
23、The teacher read his composition through and thought it was very good.
24、I would stay at home rather than go traveling.
25、If I had known his address, now I would not call you.
26、The film is not as good as I had imagined.
27、Hangzhou is known for its picturesque /beautiful scenery.
28、Take an umbrella with you in case it rains.
29、I would lend you as much money as you as much money as you ask of me.
30、We should attach agreat importance to children’s education.
1、 Shortly after the war, my brother and I were invited to spend a few days with an uncle who had just returned from abroad. He had rented a cottage in the country, although he rarely spent much time there. We understood the reason for this after our arrival: the cottage had no comfortable furniture in it, many of the windows were broken and the roof leaked, making the whole house damp. On our first evening, we sat around the fire after supper listening to the stories which our uncle had to tell of his many adventures in distant countries. I was so tired after the long train journey that I would have preferred to go to bed; but I could not bear to miss any of my uncle’s exciting tales. He was just in the middle of describing a rather terrifying experience he had once had when there was a loud crash from the bedroom above, the one where my brother and I were going to sleep. “It sounds as if the roof has fallen in!” exclaimed my uncle, with a loud laugh. When we got to the top of the stairs and opened the bedroom door, we could see nothing at first because of the thick clouds of dust which filled the room. When the dust began to clear, a strange sight met our eyes. A large part of the ceiling had collapsed, falling right on to the pillow of my bed. I was glad that I had stayed up late to listen to my uncle’s stories, otherwise I should certainly have been seriously injured, perhaps killed. That night we all slept on the floor to the sitting room downstairs, not wishing to risk our lives by sleeping under a roof which might at any moment collapse on our heads. We left for London the very next morning and my uncle gave up his cottage in the country. This was not the kind of adventure he cared for either!
1.The uncle seldom spent much time in the country cottage because ______.
A.the roof of the cottage was falling
B.the cottage was in a bad condition
C.he was used to living abroad
D.there was no furniture in it
2.The word “crash” (Line 2, Paragraph 3) most probably refers to ______.
A.a cry of terror
B.a sudden ring
C.a sound of storm
D.a sudden noise
3.When they opened the bedroom door, they could see nothing at first because ______.
A.it was completely dark inside
B.dust was blown into their eyes
C.something strange blinded them
D.there was too much dust in the air
4.The narrator felt glad that he had stayed up late because ______.
A.he did not miss the exciting stories
B.he spent more time with his uncle
C.he had a lucky escape
D.he saw a strange sight
5.Which of the following can best describe the narrator’s uncle?
A.Adventurous and good at storytelling.
B.Humorous and good at making jokes.
C.Good-tempered and sensible.
D.Hospitable and wealthy.
2、You might ask, what is Chinglish, anyway? It depends on whom you ask. Chinese parents raising their children in English-speaking countries will probably answer: Chinglish is a useful mix of standard Chinese or Cantonese terms with day-to-day English. It is indeed convenient to shorten a sentence such as “I don’t want to go now because it is too hot and it will be hard to find a parking lot anyway” into “Don’t go la, hot la, tai mafan la.” For the Chinese high-school teacher, Chinglish is the students’ unsuccessful attempts to understand English in a Chinese way, resulting in sentences such as “Please hurry to walk or we’ll be late” or “She is very miserable and her heart broke.” However, the English-speaking traveler more frequently comes across Chinglish in the form of public signs. No matter how one looks at the phenomenon, one thing is clear: Chinglish is not a language. Chinglish might be found, according to some scholars, in Chinese Pidgin (混杂语) English, which came to life in the eighteenth century when the British set up their first trading posts in Guangzhou. The term came from the word “business” and served, according to the great Yale China scholar Jonathan Spencer, “to keep the differing communities in touch, by mixing words from Portuguese, Indian, English, and various Chinese dialects, and spelling them according to Chinese grammar.” Some believe that expressions like “Long time no see” or “No can do” appeared during that time. Others refer to the late Qing-Dynasty Empress Dowager Cixi, who forced Chinese villagers to live and work in the West in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Another possibility is the so-called Yangjingbang , a mix of English and Chinese in the time of Lu Xun, China’s greatest twentieth-century writer. Very influential, too, are the large numbers of people from China to the United States, who came from the Gold Rush time to the last twenty-five years since the beginning of China’s policy of Reform and Opening. No matter which theory one prefers, two things are certain: first, Chinglish exists because people move, and second, as a language phenomenon (现象), it is almost new. Although most Chinglish expressions are widely regarded as mistakes, occasionally some are found enjoyable. Such errors will not die, as they keep coming all the more in our time, largely thanks to the Internet.
1.According to the passage, Chinglish is regarded as useful by ______.
A.some western scholars
C.Chinese high-school teachers
D.Chinese parents in English-speaking countries
2. The second paragraph mainly discusses ______.
A.why Chinglish became popular
B.how Chinglish came into being
C.who invented the term “Chinglish”
D.where Chinglish was most popular
3.According to Jonathan Spencer, Pidgin English serves to ______.
A.force Chinese villagers to learn English
B.overcome language difficulties in business
C.help peoples communicate with each other
D.enlarge the vocabulary of the Chinese language
4. According to the passage, Yangjingbang (Line 11, Paragraph 2) is ______.
A.a kind of Chinglish
B.an influential language
C.a mix of any two languages
D.a language in Lu Xun’s time
5.The author’s attitude towards Chinglish can be described as ______.
3、What Is a Boy?
Between the innocence of babyhood and the seriousness of manhood we find a delightful creature called a“ boy ” . Boys come in different sizes, weights, and colors, but all boys have the same belief: to enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of every day and to fill the air with noise until the adult males pack them off to bed at night. Boy are found everywhere – on top of, under, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around, or jumping to. Mothers spoil them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers love them, and God protects them. A boy is TRUTH with dirt on its face. BEAUTY with a cut on its finger, WISDOM with chocalate in its hair, and the HOPE of the future with a snake in its pocket.
When you are busy, a boy is a trouble – maker and a noise. When you want him to make a good impression, his brain turns to jelly or else he becomes a wild creature bent on destroying the world and himself with it.
A boy is a mixture – he has the stomach of a horse, the digestion ( 消化力 ) of stones and sand,the energy of an atomic bomb, the curiosity of a cat, the imagination of a superman, the shyness of a sweet girl, the brave nature of a bull, the violence of a firecracker, but when you ask him to make something, he has five thumbs ( 拇指 ) on each hand.
He likes ice cream, knives, saws, Christmas, comic books, woods, water (in its natural habitat), large animals, Dad, trains, Saturday mornings, and fire engines. He is not much for Sunday schools, company, schools, books without pictures, music lessons, neckties, barbers, girls, overcoats, adults, or bedtime.
Nobody else is so early to rise, or so late to supper. Nobody else gets so much fun out of trees, dogs, and breezes. Nobody else can put into one pocket a rusty knife, a half eaten apple, a
three-feet rope, six cents and some unknown things.
A boy is a magical creature – he is your headache but when you come home at night with only shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words, “ Hi, Dad! ”
1． The whole passage is in a tone(调子 ) of .
A． humor and affection
B． respect and harmony
C．ambition and expectation
D． confidence and imagination
2． Could you figure out the meaning of the underlined sentence?
A． He has altogether five fingers.
B．He is slow, foolish and clumsy.
C．He becomes clever and smart.
D．He cuts his hand with a knife.
3． According to the writer, boys appreciate everything in the following except .
A． ice cream
B． comic books
D． Sunday schools
4． What does the writer feel about boys?
A． He feels curious about their noise.
B．He is fed up with these creatures.
C．He is amazed by their naughtiness.
D．He feels unsafe staying with them.
4、Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, summed up the four chief qualities of money 2,000 years ago. It must be lasting and easy to recognize, to divide, and to carry about. When we think of money today, we picture it either as round, flat pieces of metal which we call coins, or as printed paper notes. But there are still parts of the world today where coins and notes are of no use .A traveler there might starve if he had none of the particular ‘ local money ’.
Among isolated peoples ,who are not often reached by traders from outside ,commerce usually means barter ,which is a direct exchange of goods .Perhaps it is fish for vegetables or meat for baskets .For this kind of simple trading, money is not needed ,but there is often something that everyone wants ,such as salt to flavor food, shells for necklaces ,or iron and copper to make into tools. These things — salt ,shells or metals — are still used as money in out-of-the-way parts of the world today.
Salt may seem rather a strange material to use as money ,but in countries where the food of
the people is mainly vegetables ,it is often an absolute necessity .Cakes of salt ,stamped to show
their value ,were used as money in Tibet until recent times, and they can still buy goods in parts of Africa.
Cowrie seashells have been used as money at some time or another over the greater part of the Old World. These were collected mainly from the beaches of the Maldive Islands in the Indian
Ocean ,and were traded to India and China. In Africa ,cowries were traded right across the continent from East to West .Four or five thousand went for one Maria Theresa dollar ,an Australian silver coin which was once accepted as currency （货币） in many parts of Africa.
Metal was used as money in many parts of the world .Iron ,in lumps ,bars or rings is still used in many countries instead of money .It can either be exchanged for goods ,or made into tools or weapons. The early money of China ,apart from shells ,was of bronze ,often in flat ,round pieces with a hole in the middle ,called ‘ cash ’.The earliest of these are between three thousand and four thousand years old — older than the earliest coins of the eastern Mediterranean.
Nowadays ,coins and notes have supplanted nearly all the more picturesque forms of money ,and although in one or two of the more remote countries people still store it for future use ,primitive money will soon be found only in museums.
1． Nowadays we think of money as() .
A．pieces of metal or metallic paper
B．made of either metal or paper
C．some printed notes and papers
D．round and flat sheets of paper
2． In some parts of the world a traveler might go hungry() .
A． even if his money was of the local kind
B．even if he had no coins or notes
C．if he did not know the local rate of exchange
D． even if he had plenty of ready money
3． What can we infer from the passage?
A． Isolated peoples exchange goods by means of barter.
B．Salt cakes are taking the place of picturesque forms.
C．Seashells could be traded with Maria Theresa dollars.
D． The Chinese were among the earliest users of metal ‘ cash ’.
4． Primitive types of money will be used ().
A． to replace more picturesque forms
B．as exhibits to be shown in public
C．at local country markets and shops
D．as entrance tickets in museums
5、The Great Fire of London started in the very early hours of September 1666. In four days it destroyed more than three-quarters of the old city, where most of the houses were wooden and close together. One hundred thousand people became homeless, but only a few lost their lives. The fire started on Sunday morning in the house of the King’s baker(面包师) in Pudding Lane. The baker, with his wife and family, was able to get out through a window in the roof. A strong wind blew the fire from the bakery (面包房) into a small hotel next door. Then it spread quickly into Thames Street. That was the eginning. By eight o’clock three hundred houses were on fire. On Monday nearly a kilometer of the city was burning along the River Thames. Tuesday was the worst day. The fire destroyed many well-known buildings, old St Paul’s and the Guildhall were among them. Samuel Pepys, the famous writer, wrote about the fire. People threw their things into the river. Many poor people stayed in their houses until the last moment. Birds fell out of the air because of the heat. The fire stopped only when the King finally ordered people to destroy hundreds of buildings in the paths of the fire. With nothing left to burn , the fire became weak and finally died out. After the fire, Christopher Wren ,the architect , wanted a city with wider streets and fine new houses of stone. In fact, the streets are still narrow, but he did build more than fifty churches, and the new St Paul’s is among them. The fire caused great pain and loss, but after it London was a better place : a city for the future and not just of the past.
1.The fire began in ____.
2.The underlined word “family” in the second paragraph means _____.
C.wife and husband
D.wife and children
3.It seems that the writer of the text was most sorry for the fact that______.
A.some people lost their lives
B.the birds in the sky were killed by the fire
C.many famous buildings were destroyed
D.the King’s bakery was burned down
4.Why did the writer cite (引用)Samuel Pepys ?
A.Because Pepys was among those putting out the fire.
B.Because Pepys also wrote about the fire.
C.To show that poor people suffered most.
D.To give the reader a clearer picture of the fire.
5.How was the fire put out according to the text?
A.The King and his soldiers came to help.
B.All the wooden houses in the city were destroyed.
C.People managed to get enough water from the river.
D.Houses standing in the direction of the fire were pulled down.
6、Many people who work in London prefer to live outside of it and to go into their offices or schools every day by train, car or bus, even though this means they have to get up early in the morning and reach home late in the evening. One advantage of living outside London is that houses are cheaper. Even a small flat in London without a garden costs quite a lot to rent. With the same money, one can get a little house in the country with a garden of one’s own. Then, in the country one can rest from the noise and hurry of the town. Even though one has to get up earlier and spend more time in trains or buses, one can sleep better at night and during weekends and on summer evenings. One can enjoy the fresh, clean air of the country. If one likes gardens, one can spend one’s free time digging, planting, watering and doing the hundred and one other jobs which are needed in a garden. Then, when the flowers and vegetables come up, one has the reward( 回报,奖赏) of one who has shared the secret of Nature. Some people, however, take no interest in country things: for them, happiness lies in the town, with its cinemas and theatres, beautiful shops and busy streets, dance-halls and restaurants. Such people would feel that their life was not worth living if they had to live it outside London. An occasional (偶尔的) walk in one of the parks and a fortnight’s (two weeks) visit to the sea every summer is all the country they want: the rest they are quite prepared to leave to those who are glad to get away from London every night.
1.Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A.People who like country things prefer to live outside the city.
B.People who work in London prefer to live in the country.
C.Because of certain disadvantages of living outside London, some people who work in London prefer to live inside London.
D.Because of certain advantages of living outside London, many people who work in London prefer to live outside London.
2.One can use the same money for _____ to buy a little house with a garden in the country.
A.getting a small flat with a garden
B.having a small flat with a garden
C.renting a small flat without a garden
D.buying a small flat without a garden
3.When the flowers and vegetables in the garden come up, those ____ have the reward of one who has shared the secret of Nature.
A.who live in the country
B.who have spent time working in the garden
C.who have a garden of their own
D.who have been digging, planting and watering
4.People who think happiness lies in the town would feel that ____ if they had to live it outside London.
A.their life was meaningless
B.their life was invaluable
C.they didn’tdeserve a happy life
D.they were not worthy of their happy life
5. The underlined word “rest” in the last paragraph refers to _____.
A.the rest time
B.the rest people
C.the rest of the country
D.the rest of the parks and of the sea
7、So at about eleven every night when he sat down for his (1) , I would come out of the kitchen and sit down (2) to him and read articles from the front page of the (3) . When I ran into a word I didn’tknow (and I didn’tknow half of the article, because any word (4) than a couple of syllables gave me trouble) he explained the (5) of the word and gave me the (6) .Then he’d send me (7) . to the sentences so I could understand the word in (8) . Then I would take the paper away with me, armed now with the meaning of those words, and reread and reread the article (9) that the meaning of those words would get(10) into my memory. Every evening we did that.
8、Dad said it would be an unusual present,and he was quite right.He said,“Go to the telephone and call a ten-figure number,it must begin with 010.Got that—010?You can please yourself about the other seven figures.”I called the number 010 3612597.A few moments later I heard a man’s clear voice at the other end.The voice said,“Kikri 2597.Don Flower speaking.”I said,“Hello,Mr.Flower.I’m Robert West,and this call to you is one of my birthday presents.I’m thirteen today——”“Oh,that’s great.Many happy returns of the day!Where are you calling from,Robert?You sound very clear.”“I’m at home in London.Where are you?”“You’re in London!Well,well——I’ve never had a call from London before.I live in Kikri,in Australia.About a hundred miles from Kikri,actually,but it’s the nearest place.I’ve got a small farm here,with about ninety thousand sheep on it.You ought to come and visit me one day.”“I’d like to,very much.Your farm must be very big,Mr.Flower,if you’ve got ninety thousand sheep on it.” “Well,there may be only eighty thousand by now.I’m not too sure.There’s not a lot of feed for them,you know,and two of my wells have gone dry this month.So we’ve been driving the sheep around a bit.If you go straight across the middle of my farm,it’s a hundred and ten miles.That isn’t a great size for a farm in Australia,but it’s big enough for me!”We talked for three minutes,and it was very interesting.I gave Mr.Flower my telephone number.He promised to ring me on my birthday next year.
1.“You can please yourself about the other seven figures”means _______.
A.say “please” when you call the number
B.feel pleased to make the call yourself
C.choose the other seven figures yourself
D.be pleasant when you dial the other seven figures
2.When Mr.Flower said “You’re in London!Well,well—”,he was _______.
D.out of breath
3.Mr.Flower has been driving his sheep around a bit because _______.
A.his farm was too small for ninety thousand sheep
B.his farm was only 110 miles straight across the middle
C.he was afraid someone would steal more of his sheep
D.there wasn’t enough feed or water on his farm for the sheep
4.Which detail from the passage shows that Australia is a big country?
A.One must dial a 10-figure to reach Australia.
B.Mr.Flower lived one hundred miles from Kikri.
C.Mr.Flower now had only eighty thousand sheep on the farm.
D.Mr.Flower’s farm isn’t considered a big one in Australia.
5.The best title for this passage is perhaps _______.
B.A Birthday Present
C.Robert West and Don Flower
D.A Phone Call
9、All of us can change our behaviour to fit different situations.We are often noisy at weddings and sympathetic at funerals.Our table manners are not the same at a picnic as in a restaurant.When speaking with people,we feel free to interrupt close friends but tend to listen to our employers until they finish.If we don’t make such adjustments(调整),we are likely to get into trouble. From one point of view,language is behaviour;it is part of the way we act.And like every other kind of behaviour,it must be adjusted to fit different contexts or situations where it is use
For instance,among people who are used to a writing system,there is one adjustment everyone makes:they speak one way and write another way.Speakers can stop in the middle of a conversation and repeat themselves if they sense that they are being misunderstood;writers often go back over their writing to see that it is clear,which is,however,before the communication occur.Once writers have passed their writing to someone else,they cannot change it. Speakers can use intonation(语调)，stress(重音)，and pauses to help make their meaning clear.A simple sentence like “John kept my pencil” may mean,by a shift in the stress and intonation patterns,either John rather than someone else kept the pencil,or John kept rather than just borrowed the pencil,or it was a pencil rather than anything else that he kept.Writers,on the other hand,have their special tools of various punctuation(标点) marks,capitals,italic(斜体) letters,and so on.Skillful writers could also change the word order of a sentence.So“Cindy only had five dollars” could be turned into “Cindy had only five dollars” to mean Cindy had no more than five dollars,or into “Only Cindy had five dollars” to mean nobody but Cindy had five dollars. 1.The main purpose of the first paragraph in this passage is to _______.
A.summarize the passage
B.introduce the topic of the passage
C.use examples to illustrate the first sentence of the paragraph
D.use examples to illustrate the last sentence of the paragraph
2.According to Paragraph 1,we must adjust our behavior because _______.
A.we should appear happy at weddings and sad at funerals
B.we should listen to our employers more than to our friends
C.our manners should be different in different places
D.our behavior should be acceptable to others around
3.Language as mentioned in Paragraph 2 is considered _______.
A.a kind of behavior
B.an act found in all situations
C.an adjustment everyone makes
4.both spoken and written 4.According to Paragraph 2,speakers and writers differ mainly in _______.
A.the amount of time they spend on the communication
B.the number of times they stop while communicating
C.how they can make sure that they are not misunderstood
D.when they decide to begin the communication
5.According to Paragraph 3,speakers can use such tools as _______ to make their meaning clear.
A.intonation patterns and word order
B.stress patterns and word order
C.pauses and punctuation marks
D.pauses and shifts in stress patterns
10、The orderly came back in a few minutes with a rifle （步枪） and some Burmans（缅甸人） .
He told us that the elephant was in the rice fields below ,only a few hundred yards away. As I started forward practically the whole population of the quarter flocked out of the houses and followed me .They had seen the rifle and were all shouting that I was going to shoot the elephant
.It was fun to them ,as it would be to an English crowd ;besides ,they wanted the meat .It made me a little uneasy .I had no intention of shooting the elephant —had I merely sent for the rifle to
defend myself — and it is always uneasy to have a crowd following you. I marched down the hill
,looking and feeling a fool ,with the rifle over my shoulder and an ever-growing army of people
knocking and pushing at my heels .Beyond the huts there was a rice field a thousand yards across
,muddy from the first rains. The elephant was standing eight yards from the road .He took not the
slightest notice of the crowd .He was tearing up bunches of grass, beating them against his knees
to clean them and feeding them into his mouth.
As soon as I saw the elephant I knew with perfect certainty that I ought not to shoot him. It
is a serious matter to shoot a working elephant —it is comparable to destroying a huge and costly
piece of machinery. There, peacefully eating, the elephant looked no more dangerous than a cow. I thought then and I think now that his attack of “ must ”was already passing off; in which case he would merely wander harmlessly about. Moreover, I did not in the least want to shoot him.
But at that moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me. It was an immense crowd, two thousand at the least and growing every minute. I looked at the sea of the faces above the colorful clothes —faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot. They were watching me as they would watch a magician about to perform a trick. They did not like me. But with the magical rifle in my hands I was momentarily worth watching. And suddenly I realized that I should have to shoot the elephant after all. The people expected it of me and I had got to do it; I could feel their two thousand wills pressing me forward. And it was at this moment that I first felt the hollowness （空洞） , the uselessness of the white man’ s control in the East. Here was I, standing in front of the unarmed crowd —seemingly the leading actor; but in reality only a puppet （傀儡） . I understood in this moment that when the white man turns ruler of complete power it is his own freedom that he destroys.
1． The people were glad to think the elephant was to be shot mainly because _________.
A． it had damaged their homes and crops
B．it would provide them with meat
C．it would make them feel entertained
D．it was spoiling their rice fields
2． When the writer saw the elephant he felt _______.
3． The writer realized that he had to shoot the elephant because _________.
A． shooting elephants is a serious problem
B．everybody expected it of him
C．he did not wish to disappoint the rulers
D． he had to show how guns are fired
4． What does the writer intend to tells us when he tells the story?
A． Leading actors are sometimes foolish puppets.
B．Government for white people are useless.
C．Power can sometimes turn people imprisoned.
D． Unarmed crowds are in control of everything.