1. —What are you majoring in? — _______
A. In a university. B. Literature
C. Very easy. D. At nine in the morning.
2. —What do you think of this film? —_________.
A. Ilike it. B. It’s well-written.
C. It was written by my uncle. D. Iwatched it yesterday.
3. W hat a beautiful dress you have on today! —_____.
A. It is suitable for me. B. No, it isn’t.
C. You want to have one, too? D. Thank you.
4. — I’m leaving for London tomorrow, Joss. — ____________.
A. Take your time. B. All the best!
C. That’s it. D. It doesn’t matter.
5. Let’s go to the library this afternoon. —_______
A. Yes, that’s right. B. No. I can’t.
C. What about you? D. That’s a good idea.
6. — How’s your family? — ____________.
A. How do you do? B. Thank you all the same.
C. Fine, thanks. D. Nice to meet you.
7. —Shall I give you a ride as you look so tired?
—Thank you. ____________.
A. It couldn’t be better B. Do as you like
C. Don’t mention it D. It’s your duty.
8. — How can I get to the cinema? — ____.
A. It's very far. B. Yes, there is a cinema near here.
C. It's well known D. Go down this street and turn left.
9. — How tall is your brother? —______
A. He is not very well. B. He is as tall as I am. old.
C.His very nice. D. He is 28 years
10. —Thank you ever so much for your lovely gift. —______
A. Never mind B. I’m happy you like it.
C. Please don’t say so. D. No, It’s not so good..
11. Do you mind if I close the window? — ____.
A. Yes, please B. No, please C. Sure, please D.I don’t like it.
12. — What a beautiful dress you have on today! —_________.
A. It is suitable for me B. No, it isn’t.
C. You want to have one, too? D. Thank you.
13. —________? — He teaches physics in a school.
A. What does your father do B. Who is your father
C. What is your father doing D. Where is your father now
14. — What are you majoring in? — ______
A. In a university. B. English
C. Very hard. D.At nine in the morning.
15. — Good morning, Bob. How are you doing? —____________.
A.Hello. B. How do you do?
C.Good evening. D. Not too bad. And you?
16. —Who’s ______? — This is Tom.
A. speaks B. spoken C. speaking D. saying
17. —________? — He teaches physics in a school.
A. What does your father do B. Who is your father
C. What is your father doing D. Where is your father now
18. — Thanks for your help. —___________.
A. My pleasure.
B. Never mind.
C. Quite right.
D. Don’t thank me.
19. — ________. He teaches physics in a school.
A. What does your father do?
B. Who is your father?
C. What is your father doing?
D. Where is your father now?
20. —What’s the problem with your bike? —___________.
A. Not at all.
B. Good, thank you.
C. Nothing serious.
21.—What are you majoring in? — _______.
A. In a university. B. Very hard.
C. Mathematics. D. At nine in the morning.
22.—What do you think of this novel? —_________.
A. I’ve read it. B. It’s well-written.
C. It was written by my uncle. D.I bought it yesterday.
23.—How tall is your sister? — ______.
A. She is not very well. B. She is 28 years old.
C. She is very nice. D. She is as tall as I am
24.— Hello, my name is Charles Green, but _______ .
A. call my Charles B. call me at Charles
C. call me Charles D. call Charles me
25. — May I introduce myself? I’m Steward. —________.
A. Pleased to meet you B. I don’t know
C. What a pleasure D. Thanks a lot
26. — Thank you for everything you’ve done for me during my stay here.
—________. Give my best wishes to your parents.
A. My pleasure. B. Very well
C. I don’t think so. D. Don’t worry.
27. —Is that seat taken? —________.
A.Please don't worry. B. I don't think so.
C.Why not? D. It's very nice.
28. How are you getting on today? —________.
A. Nice to have known you. B. How do you do?
C. I'm a doctor. D. Very well.
— I’m terribly busy these days.
A. How do you do?
B. How are things with you, Jimmy?
C. How old are you?
D. Where are you from?
30.— How’s your family?
A. How do you do? B. Thank you all the same.
C. Fine, thanks.D. Nice to meet you.
31.— Shall I give you a ride as you look so tired?
—Thank you. ______ _.
A. It’s your duty. B. Do as you like
C. Don’t mention it D. It couldn’t be better
32. Good morning, may I speak to Mark, please? —________.
A. Who’s there? B. Who’s that speaking?
C. Who are you? D. Who wants to speak to Mark?
33. —Could I borrow your car for a few days? —__________
A. Yes, you may borrow. B. Yes, go on.
C.Sure, here is the key. Enjoy your journey. D.It doesn’t matter.
34. —I didn't mean to do that. Please forgive me. —__________
A. Not too bad. B.That's all right.
C. It's a pleasure. D.Thank you.
35. — May I see your tickets, please? —____.
A. Sure B. No, you can't.
C. No, they are mine. D. Yes, you can.
36. — Good morning, Bob. How are you doing? —____________.
A. Hello. B. Not too bad. And you?
C. Good evening. D. How do you do?
37.— Let's go to the library this afternoon.
A.Yes, that's right. B.No.I can't.
C.What about you? D.That's a good idea.
38.— How are you, Bob?
A.How are you? B.I'm fine.Thank you.
C.How do you do? D.Nice to meet you.
39.— Have a sweet dream, Honey!
A.Thank you all the same. B.Yes, I will.
C.The same to you. D.My pleasure.
40.— How can I get to the cinema?
A.It’s very far. B.Yes, there is a cinema near here.
C.It's well known. D.Go down this street and turn left.
41.— Good-bye for now. —______.
A.The same to you B.That’s OK
C. See you D.Long time no see.
42.— What do you think of this novel? —__________.
A.I’ve read it. B.It’s well-written.
C.I bought it yesterday. D.It was written by my uncle.
43.— May I see your tickets, please? —__________.
A.Sure B.No, you can't.
C.No, they are mine. D.Yes, you can.
44.— I’m leaving for London tomorrow, Jane. — ________.
A.Take your time. B.All the best!
C.That’s it. D.It doesn’t matter.
45.— Who is that speaking? — _________.
A. I am David speaking B. That is David speaking
C. This is David speaking D. He is David speaking
Community service is an important component of education here at our university. We encourage all students to volunteer for at least one community activity before they graduate. A new community program called One On One helps elementary students who’ve fallen behind. Your education majors might be especially interested in it because it offers the opportunity to do some teaching, that is, tutoring in math and English.
You’d have to volunteer two hours a week for one semester. You can choose to help a child with math, English, or both. Half-hour lessons are fine, so you could do a half hour of each subject two days a week.
Professor Dodge will act as a mentor to the tutors — he’ll be available to help you with lesson plans or to offer suggestions for activities. He has office hours every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. You can sign up for the program with him and begin the tutoring next week.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy this community service and you’ll gain valuable experience at the same time. It looks good on your resume, too, showing that you’ve had experience with children and that you care about your community. If you’d like to sign up, or if you have any questions, stop by Professor Dodge’s office this week.
1.What is the purpose of the talk? _________.
A.To explain a new requirement for graduation.
B.To interest students in a new community program
C.To discuss the problems of elementary school students.
D.To recruit elementary school teachers for a special program.
2.What is the purpose of the program that the speaker describes? _______.
A.To find jobs for graduating students.
B.To help education majors prepare for final exams.
C.To offer tutorials to elementary school students.
D.To provide funding for a community service project.
3.What does Professor Dodge do? __________.
A.He advises students to participate in certain program.
B.He teaches part-time in an elementary school.
C.He observes elementary school students in the classroom.
D.He helps students prepare their resumes.
4.What should students who are interested in the tutorials do? _________.
A.Contact the elementary school.
B.Sign up for a special class.
C.Submit a resume to the dean.
D.Talk to Professor Dodge.
5.Whom do you think the speaker addresses? ___________.
A.Faculty. B.Students. C.Residents D.Graduated students.
A foreigner’s first impression of the U.S. is likely to be that everyone is in a rush-often under pressure. City people appear always to be hurrying to get where they are going restlessly, seeking attention in a store, and elbowing others as they try to complete their errands （任务）. Racing through daytime meals is part of the pace of life in this country.
Working time is considered precious. Others in public eating places are waiting for you to finish so that they too can be served and get back to work within the time allowed. Each person hurries to make room for the next person. If you don’t, waiters will hurry you.
You also find drivers will be abrupt and that people will push past you. You will miss smiles, brief conversations, and small courtesies with strangers. Don’t take it personally. This is because people value time highly, and they resent someone else ―wasting it beyond a certain courtesy point.
The view of time affects the importance we attach to patience. In the American system of values, patience is not a high priority. Many of us have what might be called ―a short fuse. We begin to move restlessly about if we feel time is slipping away without some return be this in terms of pleasure, work value, or rest. Those coming from lands where time is looked upon differently may find this matter of pace to be one of their most difficult adjustments in both business and daily life.
Many newcomers to the States will miss the opening courtesy of a business call, for example, they will miss the ritual socializing that goes with a welcoming cup of tea or coffee they may be traditional in their own country. They may miss leisurely business chats in a café or coffeehouse. Normally, Americans do not assess their visitors in such relaxed surroundings over prolonged small talks. We seek out evidence of past performance rather than evaluate a business colleague through social courtesies. Since we generally assess and probe professionally rather than socially, we start talking business very quickly.
1. Which of the following statements is wrong? __________
A. Americans seem to be always under pressure.
B. Americans attach less importance to patience.
C. Americans don’t care much about ritual socializing.
D. Americans are impolite to their business colleagues.
2. In the fourth paragraph, ―a high priority means __________.
A. a less important thing B. a first concern
C. a good business D. an attractive gift
3. Americans evaluate a business colleague __________.
A. through social courtesy
B. through prolonged business talks
C. by establishing business relations
D. by learning about their past performance
4. This passage mainly talks about __________.
A. how Americans treasure their time
B. how busy Americans are every day
C. how Americans do business with foreigners
D. what American way of life is like
5. We can infer from the passage that the author’s tone in writing is ___________.
A. critical B. ironical C. appreciative D. objective
Laws have been written to govern the use of American National Flag, and to ensure proper respect for the flag. Custom has also governed the common practice in regard to its use. All the armed services have precise regulations on how to display the national flag. This may vary somewhat from the general rules. The national flag should be raised and lowered by hand. Do not raise the flag while it is folded. Unfolded the flag first, and then hoist it quickly to the top of the flagpole. Lower it slowly and with dignity. Place no objects on or over the flag. Do not use the flag as part of a costume or athletic uniform. Do not print it upon cushions, handkerchief, paper napkins or boxes. A federal law provides that the trademark cannot be registered if it comprises the flag, or badgers of the US. When the flag is used to unveil a statue or monument, it shouldn’t serve as a covering of the object to be unveiled. If it is displayed on such occasions, do not allow the flag to the ground, but let it be carried high up in the air to form a feature of the ceremony. Take every precaution to prevent the flag from soiled. It should not be allowed to touch the ground or floor, nor to brush against objects.
1. How do Americans ensure proper respect for the national flag？
A. By making laws. B. By enforcing discipline.
C. By educating the public. D. By holding ceremonies.
2. What is the regulation regarding the raising of the American National Flag?
A. It should be raised by soldiers.
B. It should be raised quickly by hand.
C. It should be raised only by Americans.
D. It should be raised by mechanical means.
3. How should the American National Flag be displayed at an unveiling ceremony?
A. It should be attached to the status.
B. It should be hung from the top of the monument.
C. It should be spread over the object to be unveiled.
D. It should be carried high up in the air.
4. What do we learn about the use of the American National Flag?
A. There has been a lot of controversy over the use of flag.
B. The best athletes can wear uniforms with the design of the flag.
C. There are precise regulations and customs to be followed.
D. Americans can print the flag on their cushions or handkerchiefs.
5. What is Americans’ attitude towards their National Flag?
A. Arbitrary. B. Respect. C. Happy. D. Brave.
Many people who work in London prefer to live outside it, and to go in to 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 really get away from the noise and hurry of busy working lives. 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 got the reward together with those who have 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 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 love Nature prefer to live outside the city.
B. People who work in London prefer to live in the country.
C. Some people enjoying city life prefer to work and live inside London.
D. Many nature lovers, though working in London, prefer to live outside the city.
2. With the same money ____, one can 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 garden is in blossom, it means that one ____ has been rewarded.
A. living in the country
B. having spent time working in the garden
C. having a garden of his own
D. having been digging, planting and watering
4. Which of the following statements is true? ____
A. Those who prefer to live in London would feel their life was meaninglful.
B. Those who prefer to live outside London would feel their life was boring.
C. Those who prefer to live in London believe their life was worthy living.
D. Those who prefer to live outside London believe their life was valuable.
5. The underlined phrase get away from in the 3rd paragraph refers to ____ .
A. deal with B. do away with
C. escape from D. prevent from
Paper is one of the most important products ever invented by man. Wide spread use of written language would not have been possible without some cheap and practical material to write on. The invention of paper meant that more people could be educated because more books could be printed and distributed. Together with the printing press, paper provided an extremely important way to communicate knowledge.
How much paper do you use every year? Probably you cannot answer that question quickly. In 1990 the world’s use of paper was about one kilogram for each person a year. Now some countries use as much as 50 kilograms of paper for each person a year. Countries like the United States, England and Sweden use more paper than other countries.
Paper, like many other things that we use today, was first made in China. In Egypt and the West, paper was not very commonly used before the year 1400. The Egyptians wrote on a kind of material made of a water plant. Europeans used parchment for many hundreds of year. Parchment was very strong; it was made from the skin of certain young animals. We have learnt of the most important facts of European history from records that were kept on parchment.
1. What’s the meaning for the underlined word ―parchment? ____________
A. The skin of young animals. B. The paper of Egypt.
C. The paper used by European countries.
D. A kind of paper made from the skin of certain young animals.
2. Which of the following is not mentioned about the invention of paper? ____________
A. More jobs could be provided than before.
B. More people could be educated than before.
C. More books could be printed and distributed.
D. More ways could be used to exchange knowledge.
3. When did the Egyptians begin to use paper widely? ____________
A. Around 1400. B. Around 1900. C. Around 400. D. Around 900.
4. Which of the following countries uses more paper for each person a year? ____________
A. China B. Sweden C. Egypt D. Japan
5. What is the main idea of this short talk? ____________
A. More and more paper is being consumed nowadays.
B. Paper enables people to receive education more easily.
C. The invention of paper is of great significance to man.
D. Paper contributes a lot to the keeping of historical records.
Places to stay in Britain are as varied as the places you visit.Whatever your budget is, the choice -from basic barn to small hotel, from tiny cottage to grand castle - is all part of fun.
Cheap, good-value hostels are aimed at all types of like-minded travelers, who prefer value over luxury and you don't have to be young or single to use them.Britain's independent hostels and backpackers hostels also offer a great welcome.Facilities and prices vary, especially in rural areas, where some hostels are a little more than a bunkhouse (临时住房) while others are remarkably comfortable － almost like bargain hotels.
Founded many years ago to "help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside", the Youth Hotels Association is still going strong in the 21st century.The network of 230 hotels is a perfect gateway for exploring Britain's towns and countryside.
The B&B (bed and breakfast) is a Great British institution, In essence, you get a room in somebody's house, and small B&Bs may only have one guest room, so you'll really feel like part of the family.Larger B&Bs may have four or five rooms and more facilities, but just as warm as a welcome.In country areas your B&B might be in a village or an isolated farm surrounded by fields.Prices reflect facilities: and usually run from around ￡12 to ￡20 per person.City B&Bs charge about ￡25 to ￡30 per person, although they're often cheaper as you go further out to the suburbs.
Pubs & Inns
As well as selling drinks and meals, Britain's pubs and inns sometimes offer B&B, particularly in country areas.Staying a night or two can be great fun and puts you at the heart of the local community.Rates range from around ￡15 to ￡25 per person.Pubs are more likely to have single rooms.
1.In this passage the author mainly ________.
A.tells us where to stay while visiting Britain
B.advises readers to pay a visit to Britain
C.introduces the wonderful public services in Britain
D.gives us some information about British life
2.________ are mainly built for young visitors.
A.Pubs & Inns B.Youth Hotels
3.If you travel alone and want to know better about family life in Britain, you'd better stay in ________.
A.Pubs & Inns B.Youth Hotels C.Hostels D.B&Bs
4.If you are interested in travelling with your friends but only with limited means, where is the better place for you to stay? _________.
A.Pubs & Inns B.Youth Hotels C.Hostels D.B&Bs
5.Which of the following is NOT true according to the last part of the passage? __________
A.Pubs and inns usually provide visitors bed and breakfast.
B.all pubs and inns offer visitors bed and breakfast.
C.Pubs and inns charge a visitor ￡25 at the most.
D.If you want a single room, you are more likely to get one in pubs.
The origin of language is a mystery. All we know is that men, unlike animals, invented certain sounds to express thought and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to present those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken or written in letters, we call words.
The power of words lies in their associations - the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the glad and sad events of our past; and the more we read and learn, the more the number of words that mean something increases.
Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to our minds and emotions. This charming and telling use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can convey his meaning in words which sing like music and which by their position and association can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them accurately, or they will make our speech silly and vulgar.
1. The origin of language is ____.
A. a legend handed down from the past
B. a matter that is hidden or secret
C. a question difficult to answer
D. a problem not yet solved
2. What is true about words?
A. They are used to express feelings only.
B. They are simply sounds.
C. They can not be written down.
D. They are mysterious.
3. The real power of words consists in their ____.
D. representative function
4. By“association”in the last paragraph, the author means ____.
A. a special quality
B. a joining of ideas in the mind
C. an appearance which is puzzling
D. a strange feature
5. Which of the following statements about the real poet is NOT true?
A. He is no more than a master of words.
B. He can convey his ideas in words which sing like music.
C. He can move men to tears.
D. His style is always charming.
Once James Thornhill, a famous English painter, was asked to paint some pictures on the walls of the king’s palace in England. Then workers were sent for and a big platform (台子)was made.
With the help of a worker, Thornhill started painting on the platform. They worked for a whole year and at last the pictures were ready.
Thornhill was happy when he looked at the pictures, for they were really beautiful. He looked at them for a long time, and then took one step back and looked again. Now the pictures were even more beautiful. He took another step, then another. Finally he was at the very edge of the platform, but he didn’t know it because he was thinking of his pictures.
The worker saw everything. ‘What should I do?’ he thought. ‘Thornhill was at the very edge of the platform. If I cry out, he will take another step, fall off it and surely be killed.’ So the worker quickly took some paint (漆)and threw it at the pictures.
‘What are you doing?’ cried the painter, running quickly forward to his pictures.
1. James Thornhill was an English ______.
A. worker B. artist
C. king D. writer
2. He was ordered to ______.
A. paint the wall of the king’s palace in England
B. paint some pictures on the wall of the palace
C. build a big platform in front of the palace
D. put up some new pictures on the old wall
3. It took them ______ to finish the pictures.
A. a month B. a week
C. twelve months D. half a month
4. James Thornhill felt that the ______ he was from the pictures, the ______ they were.
A. nearer...more beautiful B. farther...more ugly
C. farther...more beautiful D. higher above...more good-looking
5. The worker threw some paint at the pictures in order to ______.
A. save James’ life
B. destroy the picture
C. make the picture more beautiful
D. make the king angry
Sometimes I really doubt whether there is love between my parents.Every day they are very busy trying to earn money in order to pay the high tuition for my brother and me.They don’t act in the romantic ways that I read in books or I see on TV.In their opinion, “I love you” is too luxurious for them to say. Sending flowers to each other on Valentine’s Day is even more out of the question.
One day, I asked my mother if there is love between her and and my Dad when she was sewing.
My mother stopped her work and didn’t answer immediately.I was very worried because I thought I had hurt her.
“Susan,” she said , “Look at this thread.Sometimes it appears, but most of it disappears in the quilt.The thread really makes the quilt strong and durable.If life is a quilt, then love should be a thread.It can hardly be seen anywhere or anytime, but it’s really there.Love is inside.”
I listened carefully but I couldn’t understand her until the next spring.At that time, my father suddenly got sick seriously.My mother had to stay with him in the hospital for a month.When they returned from the hospital, they both looked very pale.It seemed both of them had had a serious illness.
After they were back, every day in the morning and dusk, my mother helped my father walk slowly on the country road.My father had never been so gentle.It seemed they were the most harmonious couple.
The doctor had said my father would recover in two months.But after two months he still couldn’t walk by himself.All of us were worried about him.
“Dad, how are you feeling now?” I asked him one day.
“Susan, don’t worry about me.” he said gently.“To tell you the truth, I just like walking with your mom.I like this kind of life.” Reading his eyes, I knew he loves my mother deeply.
Once I thought love meant flowers, gifts and sweet kisses.But from this experience, I understand that love is just a thread in the quilt of our life. Love is inside, making life strong and warm.
1.The parents are busy with earning money all the time in order to___.
A.move to a bigger house
B.pay the high tuition fee for their children
C.travel around the world
D.buy a luxurious sports car
2.What does the underlined sentence mean in Para.1?
A.It is impossible for them to send flowers to each other on Valentine’s Day.
B.Undoubtedly, they send flowers to each other on every Valentine’s Day.
C.I wonder if they send flowers to each other on Valentine’s Day.
D.They secretly send flowers to each other on Valentine’s Day.
3.What does the word “durable” mean in Para.4?
4.The father didn’t get well two months later because ________.
A.his illness was rather serious
B.the scenery of the country road was beautiful
C.the doctor didn’t give him proper treatment
D.he liked walking with his wife
5.From the passage, we know the father ________.
A.is cruel to his wife B.cares little about his wife’s feeling
C.is impatient with his wife D.loves his wife deeply
Simple Habits to Help You Become Happier
It’s no doubt that this fruit is “top banana” when it comes to triggering happiness2. Not only is this super food cost-effective and abundant year-round, it is also simple and portable for when you need it the most. Eating one banana can calm your body and mind while giving you the right amount of energy and brain power to face the day.
Lending a helping hand is a reward in itself. Using your skills and expertise to assist the less fortunate can boost your happiness. After all, you’ve accomplished something for the greater good. Start small and maybe prepare a meal for your elderly neighbors or volunteer to cook and serve dinner at a local soup kitchen. Bringing some life and light back into someone’s life and seeing their happiness and gratitude is contagious.
Laughter is one of the best prescriptions for daily happiness. Find a group of friends and enjoy a distraction-free evening reminiscing and talking about your lives together. Avoid gossip and venting about problems that plague you. Keep in mind that often your friends know you well enough to give you sound advice. Take it and then let the conversation shift to something more lighthearted.
Plan Your Day
Plan your meals a week in advance and cook ahead on the weekends. Each evening, set aside a few minutes to ready clothing and items that you need for the next day. Keeping your own needs in mind is a great way to stay organized and in control of your life so you can enjoy each moment.
Turn off the TV
The temptation to turn on the TV for “noise” or to relax can actually be harmful to your health and your happiness. Don’t turn on the TV while you’re doing something pleasurable and relaxing, like cooking or spending time with your family. These activities deserve your focus and will reduce your stress levels, if you aren’t multitasking. Turn off the TV and give yourself some reflective time to read a book or play a game with your family.
You don’t need to change your entire life to find happiness. Start with these simple habits that can help refocus your mind on what is important and increase the joy you find in everyday living.
1.Banana is the top fruit that can cause the happening of happiness.
2.Helping others and seeing their happiness can make you happy.
3.Your friends can not give you sound advice before they know you well.
4.Having TV on in the background can decrease our stress level.
5.Simple habits play little role in finding happiness in everyday life.
The French Revolution broke out in 1789.At the time France was in a crisis.The government was badly run and people’s lives were miserable.King Louis XIV tried to control the national parliament and raise more taxes.But his effort failed.He ordered his troops to Versailles.The people thought that Louis intended to put down the Revolution by force.On July 14, 1789, they stormed and took the Bastille, where political prisoners were kept.Ever since that day, July 14 has been the French National Day.Louis tried to flee the country in 1792 to get support from Austria and Prussia.However, he was caught and put in prison.In September 1792, the monarchy was abolished.In the same year, Louis was executed.A few months later his wife, Marie, also had her head cut off.The Revolution of France had frightened the other kings of Europe.Armies from Austria and Prussia began to march against France.The French raised republican armies to defend the nation.The Revolution went through a period of terror.Thousands of people lost their lives.In the end, power passed to Napoleon Bonaparte.
1.This passage is about the French Revolution.
2.The national economy was developing rapidly in 1789.
3.The political prisoners were kept in Prussia.
4.The underlined word “abolished” mean “ended”.
5.The effect of the Revolution was that the King tried to control the national parliament.
Younger people and older people do not always agree. They sometimes have different ideas about life, work and play. But in one special program in New York State, adults and teenagers live together in peace. Each summer 200 teenagers and 50 adults live together for eight weeks as members of a special work group. Everyone works several hours each day. The aim is not just to keep busy but rather to find meaning and enjoyment in work. Some teenagers work in the woods or on the farms near the village. Some learn to make furniture and to build houses. The adults teach them these skills.
There are several free hours each day. Weekends are free, too. During the free hours some of the teenagers learn photography or painting. Others sit around talking and singing. Each teenager chooses his own way to spend his free time.
When people live together, rules are always necessary. In this program the teenagers and the adults make the rules together. If someone breaks a rule, the problem goes before the whole group. The group discusses the problem. They ask, “Why did it happen?” “What should we do about it?”
One of the teenagers has this to say about the experience: “You stop thinking only about yourself. You learn how to think about the group. ”
1. The passage is mainly about how adults and teenagers live together in a special group.
2. The special program offered every winter in New York city.
3. People will make more rules when someone breaks a rule.
4. To find a way to solve the generation gap is NOT stated directly in the passage as a purpose of the program.
5. Some teenagers learn photography when they are free.
Dear Professor Liu,
Please accept my greeting from New York. I am just beginning my graduate studies here at this university. It is the third week of classes now. My roommate, Tom, is also a graduate student like me. He is studying biology. He is from Houston. We are now on good terms.
Our dormitory is well equipped . There are all kinds of electric home appliances. But we don't have a TV set. I am going to buy one this afternoon. The view on the window is pleasant, and the weather is hot in the summer right now. It is about 38 degrees outside the room. But we have air conditioning in the room, so I feel OK.
How are you getting on? Are you still working on your paper now?
Please say "Hello" to those who have taught me. I miss all of you very much.
1. Wang Hui is writing to her former teacher.
2. From the passage, we know that Wang Hui is a new graduate student in New York.
3.Tom is from Houston.
4. Wang Hui thinks her dormitory is too big.
5. Wang Hui is going to move to another room.
A.T B. F
When we read fascinating stories of animals in their natural settings and see gorgeous colored pictures of the animals, few of us realize what some people went through to make all this possible.
To study bats, investigators have to enter caves which can present many problems, including the guano（海鸟粪）, which produce unpleasant smell. One cave in Texas, where Merlin Tuttle went to photograph bats, had 20 million of the creatures and tons of guano. Tuttle could breathe only with a respirator. That was not easy with the temperature at 102 degrees and the humidity at 100 percent. His respirator failed little by little, but he didn't notice it.
Eventually, he landed in the hospital with 40% of his lung capacity destroyed. Contrary to doctors' predictions he managed to recover. On his first trip after his recovery, he grabbed a tree branch to swing over an abandoned mine shaft（竖井）. The tree limb broke and he fell onto large rocks. This time he had broken ribs, but he is ready to go again.
1. The first paragraph tells us the main idea.
2. The investigators go to any dangerous place if they want to study bats.
3. Merlin Tuttle went to a cave in Texas to take pictures of bats.
4. 40% of Merlin's lung capacity destroyed, because the respirator failed to work little by little and he didn't realize it.
5. The word that can best describe Merlin Tuttle is adventurous.
Americans with small families own a small car or a large one. If both parents are working, they usually have two cars. When the family is large, one of the cars is sold and they will buy a van.
A small car can hold four persons and a large car can hold six persons but it is very crowded. A van hold seven persons easily, so a family of three children could ask their grandparents to go on a holiday travel. They could all travel together.
Mr. Hagen and his wife had a third child last year. This made them sell a second car and buy a van. There are seven seats in the van, and the sixth and seventh seats are used to put other things, for a family of five must carry many suitcases when they travel. When they arrive at their grandparents' home, the suitcases are brought into the two seats can then carry the grandparents.
Americans call vans motor homes. A motor home is always used for holidays. When a family are traveling to the mountains or to the seaside, they can live in their motor home for a few days or weeks. All the members of a big family can enjoy a happier life when they are traveling together. That is why motor homes have become very popular. In America there are many parks for motor homes.
1. From the passage, a van is also called a motor home.
2. Before Mr. Hagen and his wife bought a van, they built a new place for a van.
3. A motor home is usually owned by a family with more than two children.
4. Americans usually use motor homes to drive their children to school every day.
5. Motor homes have become popular because they can let families have a happier life when they go out for their holidays.
When you want to go shopping，decide how much money you can spend for new clothes.Think about the kind of clothes you really need.Then Look for those clothes on sale.
There are labels inside all new clothes.The labels tell you how to take care of your clothes.The label for a shirt may tell you to wash it in warm water.A sweater label may tell you to wash by washing in cold water.The label on a coat may say "dry clean only.Washing may ruin this coat." If you do as the directions say on the label，you can keep your clothes looking their best.
Many clothes today must be dry cleaned. Dry cleaning is expensive.When buying new clothes，check if they will need to be dry cleaned.You will save money if you buy clothes that can be washed.
You can save money if you buy clothes that are well made.Well-made clothes last longer.They look good even after they have been washed many times.Clothes that cost more money are not always better made.They do not always fit better.Sometimes less expensive clothes look and fit better than more expensive clothes.
1.If you want to save money, you can buy clothes that can be washed.
2.The labels inside the clothes tell you how to save money.
3.The first thing for you to do before you buy clothes is to see how much money you can pay.
4.We learn from the reading that cheaper clothes are always worse made.
5.The best title for the reading should be "Being a Clever Clothes Shopper".
Millions of divorces take place all around the world every year. Many of them happen because one of the partners has changed significantly. Some of them happen because of the chronic cheating habits of either partner. But most of them happen because they were not in the right marriage to begin with.
Are you thinking of getting married? Here are the five crucial questions that you must ask yourselves first.
1. Are our life and career goals similar?
Marriage is a decision to inextricably join your life with someone else’s. Aligning your life, career and other important goals is crucial.
Are you planning to pool all your resources, throw them (and yourself) head-on into your new start-up –– the dream of your life? Then don’t marry someone who wants a stable life and lots of quality time together.
2. Do we fulfill each other's needs?
Ask yourself –– have you made a rational evaluation of whether and how much of your needs your significant other fulfills?
This is important because when we take that addictive drug called love, we tend to see only positives in the person we love. But if you ignore your basic needs, they will find a way to come back to you in the long run –– in the form of fights, emotional abuse, cheating and even divorce.
3. Do we really know each other?
Knowing your partner and allowing them to know you are vital aspects of a stable relationship. Trust takes an immense amount of work and time to build, but only seconds to lose.
4. Do we admire and respect each other?
Falling in love with someone “for no particular reason” is great for the heady period of infatuation but not nearly enough for the everyday reality of marriage. Marriage is a long commitment. It has to be about finding long-term fulfillment and happiness in the individuals that you are.
5. Am I ready to think of him/her as a parent of my children?
Remember, your legacy to this world will be as much a part of you as of him/her. Unless it fills your heart with joy to think of them as a parent of your children, you should probably think about that marriage thing again.
1.Some couples get divorced because of the constant cheating of either partner.
A. T B. F
3.If you want a stable life and lots of quality time together, you’d better not marry someone who spares no efforts to start his own business.
A. T B. F
3.We can see both the positives and negatives in the person we fall in love.
A. T B. F
4.It takes an immense amount of time for trust to break down.
A. T B. F
5.Since marriage is a lifelong commitment, it is of necessity to find long-term fulfillment and happiness in your partner.
A. T B. F
Are you satisfied with your current salary and the minor percentage of
increment each year? If your answer is "No", then, you need to do something to
make changes by enhancing your current career or advance to a new career that
pays better and with better employee benefits. Here are some tips on how to use
an online degree to make these changes happen.
Generally, people with more working experience in related field get better
salary. People who are holding a bachelor's degree get better income. Master's degree holders get higher salary than bachelor's degree holders and people with doctorate degree get the highest pays.
These facts may not be true all the time, but in general, they are. Job market is very competitive, so you need to have good skills with sufficient working experience and a good knowledge to be successful in your position and in your career.
If you quit your job and go back to school for the degree, you will lose a
few years of working experience and your current income. In addition, if you have family commitment and other financial reasons that stop you from quitting your job, then, earning your degree online is the best option that provides a perfect solution to continuing your job and pursuing a degree for a better future.
If you are looking for a job opportunity in senior management position, you need to have a master and doctorate degree in business administration or other business related degree in order to compete with other candidates. Many traditional universities and online colleges are offering business related online degree programs, such as online MBA, online master degree in management, PhD in business administration and etc. You definitely can find a degree program that can help you to meet your career goal.
1. If you are not satisfied with your current salary, you have to quit your job to pursue an online degree.
A. T B. F
2. Generally speaking, people earn more with more working experience in related field.
A. T B. F
3.It is always true that people with higher degree diploma get better salary.
A. T B. F
4.Online degree is a good choice for working people who have family commitment.
A. T B. F
5.A master or even a doctorate degree is necessary for a senior management position.
A. T B. F
1. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will ______ your altitude.
A.underline B. determine C .imagine D. reward
2. Twenty people were ______ wounded in the air crash.
A. quickly B. wrongly C. bitterly D. seriously
3. Only when one is ___ of one’s getting behind is one more likely to catch up.
A.feasible B. sensitive C. critical D. aware
4. It was such aloud noise ____________ everybody in the house.
A. as to wake B. to wake C.waking D. waken
5. The higher the temperature, ______ the liquid evaporates.
A. the faster B. the more fast C. the slower D. the more slower
6. We urge vigorous action to be taken ______.
A. immediately B. incredibly C. spontaneously D. suddenly
7. Alcohol and tobacco are both highly ______ substances.
A. addict B. addictive C. addiction D. addicted
8. The relationship between employers and employees has been studied ____.
A. intensively B. extremely C. violently D. originally
9. I hope that they ______ this challenge.
A. stay up B. take up C. weigh up D. set up
10. Good career planning can lead to a ______ career.
A. satisfy B. satisfied C. satisfing D. satisfaction
11. The old men and the children must ______ in our country.
A. take good care B. be taken good care
C. take care of D. be taken care of
12. The relationship between employers and employees has been studied ____.
A. originally B. extremely C. violently D. intensively
13. ______ a reply, he decided to write again.
A. Not receiving B. Not having received
C. Receiving not D. Having not received
14. He felt more uneasy with the whole class ______ at him.
A.staring B. stared C. stare D. stare
15.The weather turned out to be very good, ____ was more than I had expected.
A. of which B. that C. which D. in which
16. The speech he made stuck ______ the key points.
A. from B. with C. to D. on
17. The relationship between employers and employees has been studied ____.
A. originally B. extremely C. violently D. intensively
18. The manger lost his _____ just because his secretary was ten minutes late.
A. mood B. temper C. mind D. passion
19. Many species are in danger of ______ because of our destruction of their natural habitat.
A. extincted B. extinction C. extinctive D. extinct
20. Laurie revealed she had ______ herself a flight home last night.
A. bought B. paid C. prepared D. booked
21. Chocolate sauce is always ______ with youngsters.
A. interested B. popular C. well-known D. kind
22. Speak louder so that you can make yourself _______.
A. heard B. to hear C. hearing D. have been heard
23. The car _____ halfway for no reason.
A. broke off B. broke up C. broke down D. broke out
24. The package I was expecting was _____ to the wrong address.
A. delivered . given C. packed D. written
25. Let's go to the supermarket, ________?
A. won't we B. will we C. shall we D. do we
26. We know that we stand on others’ shoulder and ______ we make progress.
A. face to face B. inch by inch C. hand in hand D. side by side
27. By no means _____ look down upon those who are less lucky in life than we are.
A. should we B. we should C. we should not D. should we not
28. ______ she survived the accident is miracle.
A. What B.That C. As D. Which
29. The firemen are still ______ the small fires started by the plane crash.
A. taking off B. setting aside
C. getting along with D. putting out
30. TThe harder you study, ______ you will learn.
A. much B. many C. the more D.much more
31. They will certainly need to______ plenty of water.
A. take up B. take in C. take out D. take down
32. After two hours, he returned to the room ______ the wise man was.
A. in which B. that C.which D. of which
33. It was such aloud noise ____________ everybody in the house.
A. to wake B. as to wake C. waking D. waken
34. We urge vigorous action to be taken ______.
A. suddenly B. incredibly C.spontaneously D. immediately
35. There's nothing like candlelight for creating a ______ mood.
A. surprising B. romantic C. peculiar D. alien
36. We know that we stand on others’ shoulder and ______ we make progress.
A. face to face B. hand in hand C. inch by inch D. side by side
37. So many people _____, the meeting had to be put off.
A. being absent B. to be absent C. were absent D. had been absent
38. We often advise people not to drink more _____ is good for their health.
A. as B. that C. than D. but
39. The car _____ halfway for no reason.
A. broke off B. broke down C. broke up D. broke out
40. The manger lost his _____ just because his secretary was ten minutes late.
A. mood B. passion C. mind D. temper
__26__ we cannot wait for others giving our prize, but we can give it to ourselves. At least, this is one of the best ways to live your life. Life is always not easy, but it’s always __27__ you whether optimistic or __28__. Therefore, try to love yourself and praise yourself more. __29__ the family, we can live a __30__ life by praising family members more often as well. Don’t trouble difficult relationship between family members anymore. So, be generous to praise!
A.As for B.up to C.pessimistic D.Most of time E.harmonious
It is always interesting to visit another country, especially for those who have never traveled a great deal. Foreign ___1___ can be very educational for anyone if he is interested enough to make preparations beforehand. Learning the language of the new country would be difficult for the traveler, ___2___ the benefits of such an effort would become obvious immediately on his arrival. It may not seem important to him when he comfortably stays at home, but knowing how to order a meal or book a room is necessary for the newcomer in a strange country. Without knowing the language, it is very difficult ___3___ the stranger to understand the people of the new country and their customs.
Of course, in our small world it is often possible to find someone who understands our own, but this is only second-best for the traveler. To be sure, he can see places and things without the use of a language, but places and things ___4__ not the heart of any country. To get the greatest benefit from a trip ___5___ another country, it is how important for the visitor to have an understanding of the language.
A. Travel B. are C. for D. but E to
Did you sleep well last night? Maybe many people will answer No. In fact in the world about one in three people do not have good sleep. ___26___you say you do not have good sleep, it means waking early and not getting back to sleep, often interrupted short period of sleep, or hours of wakefulness. You ___27___ get tired, worried, and anxious. Your memory and ability to remember things will be affected.
Then what should you do when you have the trouble? Do not worry about it too much. First, let’s see whether you can sleep yourself. The ways are as follows:
First, __28__ that your bedroom isn’t too cold or too hot. Keep it dark and quiet.
Second, check your lifestyle: Do not drink tea, coffee, cola or chocolate four hours before going to bed. Drink less liquid so that you can have no or fewer visits to the toilet.
Set your body clock well by getting up and going to bed at the fixed time every day. You ___29___ take any daytime naps.
Develop a relaxing bedtime habit. Read or listen to music, then take a warm bath. If you really can not sleep, try some bread, rice or milk. They will help you fall asleep.
Go for a daily walk. Natural light helps you to put your body clock into correct habit, ___30___ do exercise outdoors if you can.
Forget the worries of the day. Write down any worries, thoughts or questions before you go to bed. With these written down, you will have less to think about and your sleep will become easier.
A.make sure B.may C. if D. had better E. so
Happiness is a choice; you can choose to be sad when everything is going well for you and you can choose to be happy even ___1___ nothing seems right. To be happy at all times, you need to make happiness a habit and not just an act. Scientists believe that 20 minutes of exercise can make you happy regardless of how sad you may be. Exercise raises your heart rate and triggers a surge ___2___ hormonal changes. ___3___ your heart begins to pound, certain hormones are released which create a sense of total well being and you begin to feel well again, the mind stress is gone and everything is ___4___ control. Another thing you can do is take a walk, this works for me all the time. When you take a walk, you are able to think ___5___ matters that are bothering you and come up with solutions to them.
A. under B. over C. as D. when E. of
People have been making use of these natural supplies ___1___thousands of years. ___2___ the development of technology and the increase of the population, the amount and range of materials taken has increased. It is ___3___ that this trend will continue in the years to come. ___4___, natural resources are not inexhaustible. Some resources are already nearly used up. For example, the end of the world’s fuel is already __5___ sight. Such an essential daily item as water is in short supply in many parts of the world. We can no longer thoughtlessly use many resources provided by nature. We must learn to conserve what remains.
A. with B. estimated C. however D. within E. for
There are so many possible hobbies.Choose one –– or possibly ___26___ one –– that suits you.A hobby should be something that when you get up in the morning on your day ___27___, you will be able to say, "Great, today I can enjoy my hobby," or "I can't wait to get home ___28___ work, because your hobby is waiting for you!" You should be so absorbed when doing your hobby that you may even lose track of time.A hobby can bring tremendous joy and satisfaction to the young or old.
Start out ___29___ making a list of all the possible hobbies you even think you would be interested in.Search your mind back to when you were younger too.Maybe your drawing or painting was hung in the hall at your grammar school __30___ it was so good or possibly you remember doing your own tune up on your car and how proud you were.At this point you just want to list a lot of possibilities, no matter how odd they may seem.
A.from B.by C.more than D.because E.off
My father died __26__ cancer of the stomach. A few years ago, I was also suffering from pains in my stomach. Doctor __27__ me that my pain came from __28__ strains. In __29__ to my preaching every Sunday, I have many other tasks. So I was I was working under __30__ pressure and could never relax.
A. assured B. constant C. from D. emotional E. addition
Many people would agree that stress is a major problem in modern life. It is certainly true that worry and quarrel can cause all kinds of illnesses, __26__ backache to severe headaches, or even more serious complaints such as high blood pressure.
Many of us think of stress as something that other people __27__ on us. We often complain about how other people put us under pressure. But we should try not to let such pressure affect us. We should not forget that we are largely __28__ for some of the stress ourselves. We sometimes take __29__ more work than our bodies and our minds can handle. We should learn to accept our limitations. We should be aware of __30__ things are really important and which are not.
A.impose B.responsible C.which D.from E.on
1.Upon entering the room, she sensed the tense there.
2.To get into university you have to pass a number of examinations.
3.Yoga engages your entire body and develops your strength, coordination and flexibility.
4.The report says that at least 18 more countries are expected to have severe water problems.
5. Born in a poor family, he had little schooling.
6. It is generally believed that teaching is as much an art as it is a science.
7. It was reported that a lot of people were homeless after the earthquake.
8. He turns out to be one of the most prestigious scientists in UK.
9. I’ve lost interest in my work.
10.He is familiar with the geography of New England.
11. We have already established contact with the museum.
12. Do you want to be responsible for your own life decisions?
13. Chances are that she's already heard the news.
14. I want us to be judged by the impact we have on the health of the people of China, and the health of women.
15. Music allows you to share the pleasure with others and even lower blood pressure.
16. He hurried to the booking office only to be told that all the tickets had been sold out.
17.It is you who/that are to blame.
18.A man should have both courage and wisdom.
19.Though it was late, they kept on working.
20.They worked neither for fame nor for personal gains
21. A few years ago, I was suffering intensely from pains in my stomach.
22. I heard someone knocking at the door when I fell asleep.
23. Don't deprive yourself of the foods you enjoy.
24. Thanks to the car, I was able to get back home in time.
25. Born in a poor family, he had little schooling.
26. It is generally believed that teaching is as much an art as it is a science.
27. On further reflection, I doubt if/ whether I was right.
28. Although I don’t have much money, I live happily;
29. Continue in this direction until you see a sign.
30. Excited by his move to London, Joey can hardly wait to begin his new life.
31. The professor was warmly welcomed by the teachers and students.
32. You’ll fail in Chemistry again unless you work harder.
33. Hardly had we got home when it began to rain.
34. This is one of the best movies I have ever watched.
35. people are becoming more and more interested in taking care of themselves physically and mentally.
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