一、单选题（共 40 道试题，共 100 分。）V 1. When he appeared at the exit , I ______ his hat first instead of his face in the crowed.
2. —Do you mind telling me where you're from? —_________.
A. Certainly. I'm from London
B. Sure. I was born in London
C. Not really, you can do it
D. Certainly not. I'm from London
3. 阅读理解 When an invention is made, the inventor has three possible courses of action open to him: he can give the invention to the world by publishing it, keep the idea secret, or patent it. A granted patent is the result of a bargain struck between an inventor and the state, by which the inventor gets a limited period of monopoly and publishes full details of his invention to the public after that period terminates. Only in the most exceptional circumstances is the life-span of a patent extended to alter this normal process of events. The longest extension ever granted was to Georges Valensi: his 1939 patent for color TV receiver circuitry was extended until 1971 because for most of the patent’s normal life there was no color TV to receive and thus no hope of reward for the invention. Because a patent remains permanently public after it has terminated, the shelves of the library attached to the patent office contain details of literally millions of ideas that are free for anyone to use and, if older than half a century, sometimes even re-patent. Indeed, patent experts often advise anyone wishing to avoid the high cost of conducting a search through live patents that the one sure way of avoiding violation of any other inventor’s right is to plagiarize a dead patent. Likewise, because publication of an idea in any other form permanently invalidates further patents on that idea, it is traditionally safe to take ideas from other areas of print. Much modern technological advance is based on these presumptions of legal security. Anyone closely involved in patents and inventions soon learns that most “new” ideas are, in fact, as old as the hills. It is their reduction to commercial practice, either through necessity or dedication, or through the availability of new technology, that makes news and money. The basic patent for the theory of magnetic recording dates back to 1886. Many of the original ideas behind television originate from the late 19th and early 20th century. Even the Volkswagen rear engine car was anticipated by a 1904 patent for a cart with the horse at the rear. 21 The passage is mainly about ___.
A. an approach to patents
B. the application for patents
C. the use of patents
D. the access to patents
4. 23 Georges Valensi‘s patent lasted until 1971 because__.
A. nobody would offer and reward for his patent prior to that time
B. his patent could be put to use for an unusually long time
C. there were not enough TV stations to provide color programmes
D. the colour TV receiver was available until that time
5. The old woman next door is very keen _________ growing roses.
6. It is ______ work of art that everyone wants to have a look at it.
A. so unusual
B. such unusual
C. such an unusual
D. so an unusual
7. If I ____you, I would go by plane. Flying is much faster.
8. 13 An eager farmer is always looking for new ___ wheat.
A. varieties of
B. variety of
9. 1. Standing on the bank of the river, the building has_____ what has happened in the city in the past thirty years.
10. In no circumstance _ .
A. smoking should be allowed on the campus
B. should smoking be allowed on the campus
C. should smoking allowed on the campus
D. should smoking allow on the campus
11. He and his family had to ______ on 50$ a week.
12. Why____ with him? He’ll never change his mind.
D. to argue
13. _ is no reason for dismissing him.
A. Because he was a few minutes late
B. Owing to a few minutes being late
C. The fact that he was a few minutes late
D. Being a few minutes late
14. It _____ around 9 o’clock when I drove back home because it was already dark .
A. had to be
B. was to be
C. must have been
D. must be
15. He suggested ___ to tomorrow‘s exhibition together.
A. we want
B. we shall go
C. us to go
D. we go
16. To make things ______, it begin to snow.
17. --- Thank you ever so much for the book you gave me. ---_________.
A. No thanks
B. I’m glad you like it
C. Yes, it is good
D. No, it’s not so good
18. 24. Which of the following symptoms will distinguish the flu from a cold?
A. A stuffy nose.
B. A high temperature.
C. A sore throat.
D. A dry cough.
19. I ________ my handbag stolen last week.
20. —Please help yourself to the fish. —_______.
A. Thanks, but I don't like fish
B. Sorry, I can't help
C. Well, fish don't suit me
D. No, I can't
21. Niagara Falls is a great tourist ______, drawing millions of visitors every year.
22. 10 What a ___ piece of work!
23. Hello? Is that ? Please put me _______ to the manager.
24. 8 It’s high time that the government took some effective measures to ____ the city.
A. clear up
B. show up
C. clear up
D. tear apart
25. That young man has made so much noise that he ___ not have been allowed attend the concert.
26. 22 Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. When a patent becomes out of effect, it can be re-patented or extended if necessary.
B. It is necessary for an inventor to apply for a patent before he makes his invention public.
C. A patent holder must publicize the details of his invention then its legal period is over.
D. One can get all the details of a patented invention from a library attached to the patent office.
27. He ought to have handed in the paper yesterday.That‘s what he (_).
A. should do
B. should be doing
C. should have done
28. The number of teachers in this school_______ unknown.
B. is being
D. are being
29. 5. The twin brothers look so much alike that I_____ hardly tell one from the other.
30. When there are small children around, it is necessary to put bottles of pills out of _____.
31. 8 The minister had his secretaries ______ a press conference.
B. to arrange
32. I won’t _____ your rudeness.
33. The classroom was almost empty _ a desk or two.
B. except for
D. in addition to
34. 17 Frankly speaking, your article is very good except for some ___ mistakes in grammar.
35. Will you _____ me a favor, please?
36. 12 Ameican football and baseball are becoming known to the British public through televised ___ from the United States.
37. --- Look at the rainbow! What a view! ---__________！
A. Yes. What beautiful it is
B. Yes. How beautiful it is
C. Yes. What a beautiful it is
D. Yes. How a beautiful it is
38. — Would you like to have dinner with us this evening? — ________.
A. OK, but I have to go to a meeting now
B. No, I can't
C. Sorry, but this evening I have to go to the airport to meet my parents
D. I don't know
39. 11 She was so ___ in her job that she didn‘t hear anybody knocking at the door.
40. —You have lovely children. —_______________.
A. No, no, no. They are not
B. Oh, no, no
C. You're talking too much
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